Top 10 Baseball Distractions

July 18, 2011 | Glenn Clark

8. Poker: World Series of Poker (Tuesday 3pm live on 8pm live on ESPN/, Wednesday 12am live on ESPN2/

Either I’m reading the front page of the WSOP site wrong or one of the guys still in the tournament is “Phil Collins.”

We all know who Ray Lewis is rooting for.

You know how I’d try to win the WSOP? Hire Zach Galifianakis…

Oh wait. That’s blackjack. Oh well…

7. Tennis: WTT Washington Kastles @ New York Sportimes (Wednesday 7pm from New York live on Comcast SportsNet/Tennis Channel); WTT Finals (Sunday 5pm from Charleston, SC live on Comcast SportsNet/Tennis Channel); ATP Tour Atlanta Tennis Championships (Friday 12pm Tennis Channel 4pm & 7pm ESPN2 Saturday 1pm ESPN2 7pm Tennis Channel Sunday FINAL 3pm ESPN2. All tennis from Atlanta)

Do you have an extra half hour today? No? Find it. Here’s Andre Agassi’s Hall of Fame induction from this past weekend. It’s the most important thing you’ll do today…

Yep. That’s about all.

6. Soccer: Real Madrid @ Philadelphia Union (Saturday 9pm Lincoln Financial Field Philly); MLS: New England Revolution @ DC United (Wednesday 7:30pm from RFK Stadium live on Comcast SportsNet), Everton @ DC United (Saturday 7:30pm from RFK Stadium live on Fox Soccer Channel)

Soccer would be a lot more fun to talk about had we still been celebrating a Team USA win over Japan on Sunday in the Women’s World Cup.

We’d all be talking about how much we were in love with Alex Morgan…


And we’d probably still be discussing this young man’s AWESOME “Truffle Shuffle” after that…

Not quite the same now. Shame.

Soccer continues, a few of us will be interested. There won’t be quite the same Truffle Shuffle however.

5. Auto Racing: NASCAR Brickyard 400 (Sunday 1pm from Indianapolis live on ESPN); IndyCar Series Edmonton Indy (Sunday 2pm from Edmonton live on VERSUS)

Ryan Newman won last week’s NASCAR race. It’s important to know if…well…it’s not important to know.

This week, the NASCAR series rolls into Indy for a race at the historic Brickyard. If you’re a gearhead headed to Indy for the big race, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by nothing…