By Michael Admire
April showers bring May flowers, or more like, May snow and rain storms bring June Double-headers. It doesn’t rhyme but you get my drift. The I-Cubs have postponed three-straight games for cold, snow, and now rain. I was at Principal Park on Tuesday. I had to throw on the SPF 30.
Then I was also at the ballpark on Friday when there was snow on the ground, a depressing site in May to say the least.
Luckily for the fans, they’ll get a little gift for their patience. Chicago closer Kyuiji Fujikawa is set to pitch on Sunday, while Matt Garza will start on Monday.
On Monday I’ll be golfing in the Principal Charity Classic Media outing. It’s tough to work on your swing with snow on the ground. I did take few hacks indoors at the Longview Golf Centre. Felt good, but it would have been nice to get outside.
Hey, at least my first round of the season will be on an easy course err… maybe not. I heat Wakonda is as difficult as it is beautiful.
According to a report in USA Today, Ben McLemore’s AAU coach was paid $10,000 to sway his decision to leave college early. Paying players is like an out of control wildfire. You can only hope to contain it. The fire and money always wins.
The Kentucky Derby is on my ‘Sports Bucket List.’ It’s easy to understand why. One word: Atmosphere. No matter what horse wins it’s always a great moment. Plus, the mint juleps and southern ladies in hats don’t hurt. It’s never bad watching it at home either. Larry Collmus, the Kentucky Derby caller, is music to the ears.
My ‘Sports Bucket List’ is pretty lengthy. Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer Game, and the night race at Bristol are all in my Top 5.
Special Congrats to former WHO employee, and Murph & Andy producer, Andrew Downs on his engagement to his wonderful girlfriend, Judy Crane.