Happy Fathers Day to all you big daddies out there (myself included). After mowing some grass and assorted yard work, I’m going to fire up the Webber, cook some steaks and watch the final round of the U.S. Open.
Which leads to this incredible stat: Tiger Woods is 0-28 when trailing entering the final round of a major championship. I say that ends today, when he swallows this field whole. If he’s in rythm, and it sure looked like it yesterday, he’s going to shoot a 66 today. He was 17 for 18 in greens in regulation yesterday, which is absolutely insane on a course like Oakmont. He burned the edges of the cups with about five birdie putts yesterday; I believe he’ll fine tune the putting stroke today and dominate the back nine for a convincing four stroke victory.
I like Casey’s premise about the O’s firing Perlozzo as they head out west. It makes sense that they’d do it while they’re away, so that they wouldn’t have to face the local media (but how would they issue all those press credentials in time for the news conference?). Even if they’re swept by the D-Backs today, though, I still think they leave Sam twisting in the wind through the All Star Break. That time would allow them to enlarge their search for Perlozzo’s replacement, if they’re actually lucky enough to swindle some poor soul into taking the job (oh, right, it still is a major league manager’s job, so they’ve got that going for them).
Here’s how truly awful the Baltimore Orioles ’07 edition is: only Texas, Kansas City and Cincinnati have worse records currently. New marketing slogan: We’re #26, we’re #26!
Loved Ricig’s cartoon in this morning’s sports page! It’s basically what I spent three hours talking about yesterday (well, some golf got in there too, but it is the U.S. Open). I cannot ever recall being so disinterested in Orioles baseball by mid-June in my forty years. Ugh.
Well, I’m off to the tractor for a while. Then it’s off to get charcoal and some Cuervo and Triple Sec. I’m going to give Marc Unger’s recipe for margaritas a whirl on this Fathers Day!
Happy Fathers Day!