a few other noteworthy items: dissension in the red sox club house: what does johnny damon know about relief pitching? the more he talks the more he sticks a foot in his mouth. macbeth-like, his wife is probably the brains behind his brawn. i think most people will agree that damon is not the brightest bulb on the team. he should keep his opinions to himself, people don't really care about his "thoughts", just go out and hit and catch your balls. i can see why foulke is also on this "schilling can't close" bandwagon; his reason is obvious, if schilling does well it means foulke is out of a job. personally, i wouldn't mind seeing foulke getting sent away. i never did like him much as a closer. he's never put the fear into men's hearts like a mariano rivera. and while we're at it, get rid of millar too. i know he's the court jester on the team, and since he was a part of last year's winning team, it's like he has tenure, but the truth is olerud is a way better 1st base guy than millar, if millar is all angry about sharing and wants to get traded, we should dump him. by the way, red sox won tonight, but so did the yankees, so no change in the standings.
also: michelle wie, golf phenom: what does it say about the "sport" of golf when pros can get schooled by a 15-year old girl? i've said this before, but the only reason golf is considered a sport and shown on television all the time (even though it's super boring) is because of demographics: a lot of rich white people play golf, and advertisers want their money, so golf gets all this airtime. i'm sorry, but golf is not a sport. golfers don't even carry their own bags, and sometimes they even ride in those golf carts. you don't hear golfers getting tommy john surgery because of a golf injury. and since she's still underage, people have sort of stayed away from the most obvious draw, which is michelle wie is easy on the eyes. advertisers can't wait for her to turn of age so they can sexualize her like all the other young "athletes" and put her out selling their products.