Top 10 Baseball Distractions

October 08, 2013 | Glenn Clark

8. College Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Fall Ball feat. Johns Hopkins, UMass, Rutgers, Fairfield (Sunday 9am Homewood Field); Navy Fall Ball feat. Navy, High Point, Chesapeake Bayhawks (Saturday 12pm Dewey Lacrosse Fields); MRB “Thumbs Up” Weekend: Ohio State vs. North Carolina (Saturday 12pm Calvert Hall)

Fall ball is one of the things I love most about the Fall. Another of the things? Chili in a pumpkin bowl.

Get on my level.

7. Auto Racing: NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 (Saturday 6:30pm from Concord, NC live on ABC)

In the 15-7-0, I posted a video of a crazy IndyCar crash. It wasn’t the only one in racing over the weekend. A cameraman damn near paid the sacrifice Saturday at a ALMS race. Holy hell.

6. Mixed Martial Arts: UFC Fight Night-Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields (Wednesday 7pm from Barueri, Brazil live on Fox Sports 1); Bellator MMA (Friday 9pm from Wichita, KS live on SpikeTV)

Not a whole lot for me to say here. I was looking for somewhere in here to include the new Will Ferrell Dodge commercial though, so look at how well the stars aligned!

5. Soccer: CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying-Jamaica @ Team USA (Friday 6:30pm from Kansas City, KS live on ESPN); MLS: Philadelphia Union @ DC United (Saturday 7pm RFK Stadium); College Soccer: Maryland @ Notre Dame (Tuesday 7pm from South Bend, IN live on ACC Digital Network), Maryland @ Virginia (Friday 7pm from Charlottesville, VA live on Comcast SportsNet/; Albany @ UMBC (Saturday 2:30pm Retriever Soccer Park)

Meanwhile Team USA women’s stars Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux are on a vacation that CAN GET NO BETTER. Unless it got Chevy Chase I guess. But still.

I told my fiancee we might as well cancel our honeymoon because there’s simply no way we’ll compete.

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