Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hump Day.....News & Views

In this small, southern, college town......It is a Wednesday....again... must be "Hump Day".

Some "stuff".....we're following:

Happy Trails......Ken Griffey, Jr... Griffey has retired.....after 22 years and 630 home runs......Doing it .......the right way.

On the Retirement of Ken Griffey, Jr.

The Atlantic - 1 hour ago
I love Ken Griffey, Jr. He started out as promising as any player in the history of baseball, and he gave us some of the best baseball ever played. ...
A Perfect game.......almost. 
Leave it to major league screw it up.......again....
DETROIT (AP)—A botched umpiring call with two outs in the ninth inning cost Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga(notes) a perfect game Wednesday as the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0.
Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera(notes) fielded Jason Donald’s(notes) grounder and threw to Galarraga covering the bag. The ball was there in time, and all of Comerica Park was ready to celebrate one of baseball’s rarest feats, until umpire Jim Joyce emphatically signaled safe.
Replays showed Donald was out, and the veteran umpire later tearfully apologized to Galarraga for robbing him of a perfect game.

The best team baseball???   Don't look now.......but the Atlanta Braves have won 8 in a row....and have a 2 1/2 game lead in the NL East.....who'd a thunk it?

Braves win eighth straight, top Phillies (AP)

Chipper Jones was on the bench, nursing an injured finger. Bring on Omar Infante, the latest player to come through for a team that can do no wrong. Infante lined a two-out, run-scoring single in the eighth inning to back Derek Lowe's best outing of the season, leading the Atlanta Braves to their eighth straight win, 2-1 over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Finally......the NBA Finals....begin L A ......

Lakers, Celtics ready to renew rivalry (AP)

When Kobe Bryant joined the Lakers and Paul Pierce landed with the Celtics in the late 1990s, they both learned most of what they needed to know about their franchises' histories and expectations simply by looking at the forests of fabric high above the court. These teams only hang banners for championships, and they're usually in big groups.
Have a great....."Hump Day"!

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