No official confirmation from the Mount today as far as who they've inked to National Letters of Intent. However, we've heard nothing that leads us to believe there will be any surprises. Lamar Trice and a big guy from Virginia. Read between the lines and wait for the confirmation.
Some respect for the Mountaineers as well. Check out Joe Lunardi's first bracketology for 2009.
I like the announcing duo of Daron Sutter and Mark Grace. They work the DBack games for FSN Arizona. Highly entertaining.
The Yankees and Red Sox back at it tonight. The Sox have moved a half game in front of the Orioles and the Blue Jays in the East. The Yanks are just a game back. And yes it's still early. Erin Andrews is at the Stadium tonight. What is this? The Play-In game? (But she's still hot)
The Diamondbacks have won 11 times in that early start as they've wrapped up a 4-1 win in San Francisco. That's the second or third time I've watched the Snakes and I've got to say they are pretty good. Last year, they simply defied logic in winning the way they've won. This year, they are simply are hitting much better, although today they needed a 2-run single from Brandon Webb to really produce.
The loss moves Barry Zito to 0-4. First time in his career that he's lost four straight decisions. Still, Zito seems to be getting better. He had no command early but battled through it, and minus giving up the big hit to Webb, he might have avoided real trouble. His curveball isn't consistent yet, but when its good, its still the real good one. I think he could get better and get back to his old form.
The Giants lineup will not strike fear into too many and its hard to imagine them finishing out of the cellar in the NL West. However, with Lincecum, Cain and Zito, if he regains the form, they shouldn't be out of too many games.
Sounds like Travis Ford really is leaving UMass. He's ticketed to be the next coach at Oklahoma State. So who replaces Ford in Amherst? We really have no idea, but wouldn't the name of Howie Dickenman from Central Connecticut State? No inside information on that, but it wouldn't surprise me.
We're not sure that Joe Calzaghe could beat Bernard Hopkins in his prime. But Hopkins is no longer in his prime. We expect Calzaghe to take the fight to Hopkins right from the outset. Maybe even knock him down in the opening moments. Hopkins may have his offensive moments. But we expect the Pride of Wales to constantly batter and bruise him until the referee brings the bout to a close. Let's say near the end of the seventh.