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- I’m keeping this short. Sitting in my DVR, just waiting for a midnight viewing, “Catching Hell”. It’s the Bartman story. Even though ESPN didn’t score the elusive interview with Steve Bartman himself, I’m eager to watch a documentary on the most ridiculous fan overreaction and misplaced scapegoating in modern sports history.
|This guy needs a hug.
- Rookie Jeremy Hellickson has the poise of a veteran. The Des Moines Hoover alum again pitched clutch when the Rays needed it most. He even got the Yankees’ Russell Martin to hit into a triple play that kept Tampa Bay in a game it had to win. The Rays did win. So did the Red Sox. The wild card comes down to game 162. Game deal with the Braves and Cardinals. Maybe baseball can steal headlines from football for one day.
- Ozzie Guillen is a good kind of crazy.
- The Hawkeyes should go to their hurry-up offense frequently this season. It’s more effective, and it would give other teams an additional worry.
- Mack Brown can’t believe a couple of the plays Steele Jantz made against Iowa. I still can’t believe it either. I also can’t believe how bad he’s been in the first quarter. Better not try that against Texas.
- I liked the movie “Moneyball” a lot. Brad Pitt carries the movie with his charisma, and he and Jonah Hill deliver Aaron Sorkin’s sharp dialogue as intended. It’s a little too long, but a thumbs up and a B+ for me.