Top 10 Baseball Distractions

November 29, 2011 | Glenn Clark

8. Boxing: Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito (Saturday 9pm from New York live on HBO PPV), ShoBox: Anthony Dirrell vs. Renan St. Juste (Friday 11pm from Santa Ynez, CA live on Showtime), Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko (Saturday 9pm from Anaheim live on Showtime)

Thyrl Nelson was telling me about how important these fights are. I totally believe him, it’s just not really my area.

During my “Who’s Behaving Badly” segment last week on “The Reality Check” (a fine radio program that airs Monday-Friday 2-6pm on AM1570, I mentioned that Sylvester Stallone is working on a “Rocky” musical-with Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko for some reason.

A musical sounds like a TERRIBLE idea for ol’ Sly Stallone…unless of course it involves him reprising this role…

I’d ask “why?”, but I HAVE to assume the answer has everything to do with Dolly Parton’s boobs.

7. Baltimore Flag Football Festival (Saturday 8am Pimlico Race Course)

That’s right kids! Your chance to play flag football at the place where you’re normally busy doing this!

I’d love to play Saturday, but flag football works completely against any skill set I might have. You see, the part of football that I struggle with is the RUNNING. Hard to avoid when the tackling is out of the picture.

6. NHL: St. Louis Blues @ Washington Capitals (Tuesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals (Thursday 7pm from Verizon Center live on NHL Network/Comcast SportsNet), Ottawa Senators @ Washington Capitals (Saturday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Washington Capitals @ Florida Panthers (Monday 7:30pm from Sunrise, FL live on Comcast SportsNet)

The Caps fired Bruce Boudreau Monday. Someone asked me what I thought about the development and I said “you mean to tell me Ron Wilson isn’t still coaching down there?”

I would offer more about this story…but…you know…they play in DC and I live in Baltimore.

Want to see something funny? Here’s Craig Smith from the Nashville Predators completely missing an open net…

5. Mixed Martial Arts: UFC “The Ultimate Fighter” 14 Finale-Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Michael Bisping (Saturday 9pm from Las Vegas live on SpikeTV)

This week’s stop in Sin City is the final live event for the Ultimate Fighting Championships on SpikeTV. Do we get them a card? And Auction Hunters isn’t leaving too, right?

In MMA news this week, fighter Chael Sonnen got into a Twitter fight with ring girl Arianny Celeste. This doesn’t seem that interesting because it isn’t. A picture of Arianny Celeste would be, though.

In other chicks and pugilism news, former Lingerie Football League CB Danielle Moinet has joined the WWE. That’s neat, isn’t it?