Top 10 Baseball Distractions

August 21, 2012 | Glenn Clark

4. Pro Lacrosse: MLL Championship Weekend Semifinals-Long Island Lizards vs. Denver Outlaws (Saturday 1pm from Boston live on ESPN2), Boston Cannons vs. Chesapeake Bayhawks (Saturday 4pm Boston live on CBS Sports Network) MLL Championship Game (Sunday 3pm from Boston live on CBS Sports Network)

It’s lacrosse Championship Weekend, so naturally….Boston?

What the hell kind of bizarre tradition has this become? Although I guess the last time a lacrosse title was handed out in Beantown it didn’t particularly suck…

3. Golf: PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs The Barclays (Thursday & Friday 3pm live on Golf Channel Saturday 1pm live on Golf Channel 3pm live on CBS Sunday 12pm live on Golf Channel 2pm live on CBS); Champions Tour Boeing Classic (Friday & Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 7pm from Snoqualmie, WA live on Golf Channel); LPGA Tour CN Canadian Women’s Open (Saturday 3pm Sunday 2pm from Coquitlam, BC, Canada live on Golf Channel)

The playoffs are underway, which means all of the good players can pack up and find something else to do for a month.

In our weekly Monday segment “trying some new material”, I addressed Augusta National’s decision to finally admit their first female members…

Augusta chairman Billy Payne said long-time members weren’t necessarily happy about the decision to add women, but the move was necessary in 2012. “I mean, those delicious pimento cheese sandwiches we sell every year won’t just make themselves” Payne noted, following it up of course by adding “EMMIRIGHT?” 

If you didn’t chuckle, you’re just a jerk.

2. Tennis: ATP Tour WTA Tour U.S. Open (Monday 11am live on Tennis Channel 1pm live on ESPN from New York); ATP Tour Winston-Salem Open (Thursday 3pm & 10pm live on ESPN2 5pm & 9pm live on Tennis Channel Friday 3pm live on ESPN2 Saturday 12:30pm live on CBS from Winston-Salem, NC); WTA Tour New Haven Open at Yale (Thursday 1pm Friday 1pm & 7pm Saturday 3pm from New Haven, CT live on ESPN2)

Former US Open champion Maria Sharapova has launched her own candy line. This is news because here’s this picture of Maria Sharapova…

1. NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Baltimore Ravens (Thursday 7:30pm from M&T Bank Stadium live on WBAL11/Comcast SportsNet)

The Jags stink and all, but let’s not forget just how awesome this is…


Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…