Top 10 Baseball Distractions

August 14, 2012 | Glenn Clark

4. Soccer: Team USA @ Mexico (Wednesday 8pm from Mexico City live on ESPN2); MLS: Philadelphia Union @ DC United (Sunday 5pm from RFK Stadium live on NBC Sports Network)

I asked one of our former interns to help me learn a really awesome American soccer chant while the girls were fighting for gold in London and knowing the Mexico match was looming. The best (and only?) chant we could come up with was this one…

Honest to God, that’s what we’ve got? “USA…….USA……USA…..” Ugh. Just kick Mexico’s asses, okay?

3. Basketball: Baltimore vs. Team Under Armour “Are You From Here?” All-Star Game (Tuesday 7:30pm St. Frances High School)

Gonna be a big night over at St. Frances. NBA stars like Greivis Vasquez, Will Barton, Kemba Walker, Brandon Jennings and more hanging out to hoop in Charm City. It will almost be as exciting as the time this happened…

Wait, no. In absolutely no way will it be as exciting as the time that happened. Why in the eff would I have suggested that? That was LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. This is the guys who had nothing else to do on a Tuesday night.

Sorry. My bad.

2. Pro Wrestling: WWE Summerslam (Sunday 8pm from Los Angeles live on Pay-Per-View)

Look…WWE Raw sucked this week. I mean, it was utterly garbage. You want to know how to save it? Bring this back at SummerSlam…

Put him in a match against Santino. Hell, let Mae Young’s son have a US title run. Whatever.

1. NFL: Detroit Lions @ Baltimore Ravens (Friday 8pm from M&T Bank Stadium live on FOX); Baltimore Ravens Open Practice (Sunday 3:30 Mustang Stadium); Baltimore Ravens Training Camp (Tuesday & Wednesday, Monday from Under Armour Performance Center)

The good news about the Ravens playing the Lions in the preseason? 1-I don’t have to root against Jim Schwartz. 2-If any Lions fans talk crap during the week, you just remind them that they’re from Detroit.

But seriously, I’m glad I don’t have to root against Jim Schwartz. He kicks ass.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…