It has begun. The week every sports fan dreads: All Star Week. This is the worst time of year for a sports addict, like me. No basketball, football, hockey, and now baseball. Heck, even the World Cup is over. What are we supposed to consume ourselves with? I guess I have a new episode of ‘Entourage’ on my DVR. That’ll have to do.
It sounds like troubled Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano might be making his way to Des Moines. Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts told the Register’s Randy Peterson that he expects Big Z will need at least one minor league appearance. That would certainly be a juicy nugget in a dry sports month.
The Iowa Speedway continues to amaze. Over 25K watched Austin Dillon race the #3 car to victory at the Lucas Oil 200. Expect the biggest crowd of the year on the 31st, this month, for the NASCAR Nationwide race. Keith and Andy say its a must-see event.
Steve Stricker came up a few strokes short of history, at the John Deere Classic, but he still held on to win. It’s unfortunate that the JDC is one week before the British Open. The tournament is only 3 hours from Des Moines, but I don’t know anyone who makes the trip to the QC. This years field was as good as its been in a while….that being said, I don’t see it becoming a factor, on tour, unless they luck into a better position on the schedule.