Rub some dirt on it
Let me start tonight by saying that I am thouroughly sick of pine tar-gate. Ok, Kenny Rogers had a smudge of some sort on his hand. Was this earth shattering?
He took the dirt or pine tar off and proceeded to pitch shutout baseball the rest of the night. Not sure why this story is being covered like Watergate, but that’s the way it works this time of year. I covered the Clemens-Piazza 2000 World Series, and I remember how the rest of the Series became an afterthought to why Clemens tossed a piece of sliced lumber at Mike Piazza.
Sounds like Mike Timlin is coming back in ’07. I don’t think he should be written off after one bad year. I think there were underlying issues, such as the World Baseball Classic throwing off his schedule, the 81 appearances he made in 2005 and the fact that he finally had arm issues. Add that to the fact that he’s 40 years old, and it all added up. That said, I think they should slot Timlin in as more of a seventh inning guy next year instead of an eighth inning guy. That will take some pressure off of him.
And I’m still disgusted as to why Bill Parcells would bench Drew Bledsoe in favor of Tony Romo. Yes, I just switched sports on you. Seriously, it seems like Parcells was throwing a bone to Jerry Jones by making that move. Let’s face it, the Cowboys aren’t going anywhere with Romo. At least they have a chance with Bledsoe.
Am I the only person excited about the 2006-07 edition of the Boston Celtics?