Top 10 Baseball Distractions

August 20, 2013 | Glenn Clark

4. Golf: PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs The Barclays (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday 1pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on CBS Sunday 12pm live on Golf Channel 2pm live on CBS. All golf from Jersey City, NJ); Champions Tour Boeing Classic (Friday 6:30pm Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 7pm from Snoqualmie, WA live on Golf Channel); CN Canadian Women’s Open (Thursday 6:30pm Saturday 5pm Sunday 4pm from Edmonton on Golf Channel)

I just discovered’s “Shots of the Week” feature. It is absolutely the only way I will ever watch a golf tournament again.

3. Tennis: ATP Tour WTA Tour U.S. Open (Monday 11am live on Tennis Channel 1pm live on ESPN2); ATP Tour Winston-Salem Open (Thursday 3pm live on ESPN2 5pm live on Tennis Channel Friday 3pm live on ESPN2 9pm live on Tennis Channel Saturday 12:30pm live on CBS. All tennis from Winston-Salem, NC)

John Isner had one of the better weekends of his young tennis career in Canada, beating both Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro before falling to Rafael Nadal in two tiebreakers. In other news, his grandfather wears a t-shirt of him playing tennis naked.

So nothing to see here.

2. High School Football: Gilman vs. Good Counsel (Friday 8:30pm from Unitas Stadium live on ESPNNews), Loyola @ South Carroll (Saturday 10am), Calvert Hall @ St. John’s (DC) (Saturday 1pm)

Also happening in the world of underage athletics these days, the Little League World Series. It’s going better for some than for others.

1. NFL: Carolina Panthers @ Baltimore Ravens (Thursday 8pm from M&T Bank Stadium live on ESPN); Baltimore Ravens Training Camp (Tuesday Owings Mills Training Complex); Glenn Clark’s first Fantasy Football Draft (Saturday 1pm parts unknown)

I just hope the Panthers don’t end up challenging the Ravens to a Waffle House musical showdown. There’s NO WAY the Ravens could win that.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…