Thursday, June 22, 2006

nobody asked me but...

• How does the US lose to Ghana in anything?

• The Rangers finally beat the Padres today to avoid getting swept at home after giving away last night's game in the top of the 9th.

• Name the only team over .500 in MLB that has a losing record at home... Your. Texas. Rangers. (20-21) In the AL, only the Royals and Angels have worse home records. (Correction... the Padres, above .500, also have a losing record at home after dropping their last home game.)

• Roger Clemens isn't coming back out of retirement, he's coming back after a longer than usual vacation. He's with the same team with the same "special" Clemens rules... Must have been too hard to turn down $22M, even if it's prorated over 3 1/2 months. He took the loss in his first start back tonight. (Have I mentioned I'm not a big fan?!)

• None of the Stars brought home any hardware from tonight's award ceremony. Sergei Zubov losing out on the Norris Trophy to Nicklas Lidstrom was pretty legit, but Jere Lehtinen should have won the Selke Trophy as the top defensive forward instead of Rod Brind'Amour.

• Anaheim is "Mighty" no more; they are just simply The Ducks... I liked them better before.

• TMS is offering 500 free tickets to Mavs fans to see the November NASCAR race, check it out here. An interesting note is that TMS says they are helping to "fulfill Mark Cuban's promise of 500 free tickets", though Cuban had planned to give away 500 PAIRS of tickets where TMS is giving out 250 pairs. Guess Eddie Gossage isn't quite as generous.

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