ZONER’S MONDAY MORSELS
Straight to the morsels…
Mark Grudzielanek had 4 more hits Thursday night and is now just 5 hits shy of 2000 for his career. I would have never guessed he was that close to a very impressive milestone. Good ol’ Gruds is hitting .313 for the year and will likely find himself in a pennant race before the month is up.
Keith Law looks at some the odd selections for this year’s All-Star game. Varitek over A.J.? That’s just a crime.
Apparently we are all soft here in Chicago. So says CBS Sports’ Gregg Doyel in his column about how Chicagoans would embrace Brett Favre if he were to comeback and become a Bear. A big topic to discuss because it’s so likely to happen. Or not. Until fans become the GMs and determine rosters by internet voting, what choice do I have if a Jim Edmonds or Ben Wallace comes over to our side? Of course I’m going to cheer for them.
Why is it we don’t like the Edmonds, the Ben Wallaces and the Favres? Begrudging respect. They kill our teams and we wish we had them on our side. Same with A.J. He was the biggest pain in Sox fans’ rears when he was a Twin. Now he’s one of the most liked Sox players.
“The days are filled with worry, with nerves, with desperation, because you can’t talk to your family, you can’t talk to anyone. You can’t tell anyone anything.” That comes from the remarkable story of how Atlanta Brave Yunel Escobar and 4 other Cuba players defected to the United States. A must-read.
And we close with “Revenge of the Skateboard“. Mint.
[tags]Yunel Escobar, Atlanta Braves, A.J. Pierzynski, Brett Favre, Jim Edmonds[/tags]