Top 10 Baseball Distractions

November 01, 2011 | Glenn Clark

8. NHL: Anaheim Ducks @ Washington Capitals (Tuesday 7:30pm from Verizon Center live on VERSUS/Comcast SportsNet), Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes (Friday 7pm from Raleigh, NC live on Comcast SportsNet), Washington Capitals @ New York Islanders (Saturday 7pm from New York live on Comcast SportsNet PLUS)

I just don’t care what the Caps are doing…sorry. They play in Washington. I don’t much care for Washington.

BUT…I AM a Phoenix Coyotes fan, and Paul Bissonnette decided to go ahead and clinch “greatest Halloween costume of all time” by donning the tights as Hacksaw Jim Duggan this year…


Of course everyone is instead talking about what his teammate Rafi Torres & his wife wore; as they went as Jay-Z & Beyonce…


I’ll go ahead and pass on offering any sort of commentary.

7. Auto Racing: NASCAR AAA Texas 500 (Sunday 3pm from Fort Worth, TX live on ESPN); Arenacross (Friday-Sunday 1st Mariner Arena)

Is Arenacross cool? I never know if I’m missing something here…

Eh. I have no idea what the connection is here, but for some reason I feel the need to post the video of The Fonz jumping the shark. Henry Winkler’s birthday was this weekend. Maybe that’s the connection?

6. Mixed Martial Arts: UFC 138-Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz (Saturday 8pm from Birmingham, ENG on SpikeTV)

After getting his ass kicked by Nick Diaz at UFC 137, there’s a lot of talk about a possible retirement for BJ Penn. I get it. It’s been a tough run. If he really is done, we have a lot to thank him for, including this memorable image from his fight against Joe “Daddy” Stevenson at UFC 80. Been a hell of a run…

bj penn

5. Exhibition College Basketball: Northwood @ Maryland (Friday 8pm Comcast Center); Virginia State @ Towson (Sunday 3pm Towson Center), Towson Black & Gold Jam (Wednesday 5:30pm from Towson Center live on; College of New Jersey @ UMBC (Friday 7:30pm RAC Arena); Indiana-Pennsylvania @ Loyola (Thursday 7:30pm Reitz Arena)

I understand that there isn’t much to be excited about when it comes to the Terps this season…but I hope you’ll watch this Nick Faust mixtape. Otherwise it would be hard to imagine any excitement…AT ALL…towards hoops season starting in College Park.