Top 10 Baseball Distractions

August 15, 2011 | Glenn Clark

4. Tennis: U.S. Open Series ATP Tour & WTA Tour Western & Southern Open (Tuesday & Wednesday 11am live on Tennis Channel Thursday 11am & 7pm live on ESPN2 Friday & Saturday 1pm & 7pm live on ESPN2 Sunday 12:30pm live on CBS 4:30pm live on ESPN2. All tennis from Cincinnati)

How many of you were like me and watched the third set of the Mardy Fish-Novak Djokovic final in Montreal with your pants off?



Just me, huh?

Anyway-with “The Djoker” now clearly the greatest player in the world, it’s probably time we get to know him a little better. We’ll start by getting to know his home life…particularly his girlfriend Jelena Ristic.


3. Golf: PGA Tour Wyndham Championship (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday & Sunday 3pm live on CBS. All golf from Greensboro, NC); Champions Tour Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship (Thursday & Friday 12:30pm Saturday & Sunday 3pm from Harrison, NY live on Golf Channel); LPGA Tour Safeway Classic (Friday & Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 7pm from North Plains, OR live on Golf Channel)

I can see the ads around the Carolina area right now.

“Come out and see the superstars of golf! Keegan Bradley! Charl Schwartzel! Ah hell, who are we kidding? It’s Greensboro…what the hell else do you have to do?”

But seriously, congratulations to Keegan Bradley on winning the PGA Championship. It’s quite the accomplishment. It’s a shame he didn’t win his back in the era when Tiger Woods was playing golf.

2. College Football: Maryland Media Day (Tuesday 1pm Byrd Stadium), Maryland open practice/Fan Appreciation Day (Saturday 8:15am Byrd Stadium), Terrapins New Football Uniform Unveiling (Monday 7:30pm Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)

With the Terps getting new uniforms this season, I think we can all agree to only HOPE that Under Armour will deliver something half as good as Oregon’s, can’t we?


I think “the more yellow the better” is a safe rule in general when it comes to uniforms.

1. NFL Preseason: Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens (Friday 7:30pm from M&T Bank Stadium live on Comcast SportsNet/WBAL11)

Preseason football is awful. The highlight of our trip to see the Ravens face the Eagles in Philadelphia was Tastykake. I wish I was kidding.

The only saving grace Friday night? It’s the first game of the year, so I’d imagine they’ll be serving crabcakes in the press box…


(That’s not a M&T Bank Stadium crabcake. That’s a Box Hill Pizzeria crabcake. It’s better.)

I mean, it’s either crabcakes or watching Danny Gorrer play football.

No offense Danny.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…