16 Quick Thoughts

I got slapped around by karma again. I talked yesterday about how the Rockets were doomed, so they promptly went out and smacked the Lakers around. Brutal. Bizarre.

Tiger Woods looked nothing like Tiger Woods today. So, so strange to see him play like that in the last group.

I’m really glad that I’m not Alex Cejka. No one does the Heimlich maneuver well enough to save him from that choke.

It took a while, but the Red Wings are finally looking like the Red Wings. I think the most likely outcome now is a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cupfinal – Detroit and Pittsburgh. I’d be more than happy with that one.

Seven in a row for the Mets. It’s about freaking time.

Toronto keeps on winning, but it’s incredible how much they have benefited from their schedule – they have managed to duck both the Yankees and Red Sox so far.

I’m still not convinced that it will last, but the Dodgers certainly aren’t struggling offensively without Manny yet.

Helio Castroneves won the pole for the Indy 500 yesterday. Man, is that sport in sorry shape. Reading about Castroneves success basically just reminded me what I had forgotten – that sport still exists.

Another day, another positive drug test. This time it is tennis player Richard Gasquet. As always, he says that it’s a mistake and he’s innocent. Just one problem, though – he tested positive for cocaine. Hard to blame that on a doctor’s prescription.

It’s only the second period, but Boston is up 3-0 on Carolina and finally showing signs of life. It’s about time that they did. Up until this point they have looked tentative and scared.

The Preakness, run next Saturday, is shaping up to be a classic. We’ll look more at it this coming week. It’s been like a soap opera this week – a horse was sold, and her new owners want her in the Preakness. But will she be able to race, or will someone block her to keep her out? Tune in next week… Great stuff.

A-Rod got off to a great start in his first at-bat, but the rust has definitely shown through since then. It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes him to shake off the funk.

Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman has run his hitting streak up to 28 games. Let the watch begin.

Joba Chamberlain got the win today, but the more I see him pitch the more I wonder whether he is really a starter. He was ferocious out of the pen. As a starter he’s far from awe-inspiring.

Ken Griffey Jr. is finally showing signs of life. He had a home run today, and he has gone 5-for-15 in his last four games. Glad to see it.

The Marlins are who we thought they were. They were 11-1 in their first 12 games. They are 6-14 in the 20 since. It was good while it lasted.

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