I FLIPPED ON ESPN RADIO DRIVING MY SON TO THE BUS STOP TODAY. They were talking about Jay Cutler. If they were talking about how great this Jay Cutler site is, I might have given them a pass, because that Jay Cutler site truly is great. But they weren’t. They were asking one of their analysts “where Jay Cutler is in his career.”
COME ON, MAN!!!!!
The finish of the baseball season, once again, is unbelievable. Today’s the last day of the regular season, and here’s what we’re looking at:
-The A’s and Rangers play in Oakland at 3:30 p.m. with the AL West title on the line. MLB Network will broadcast. This is not David vs. Goliath. This is David’s crippled little brother against Goliath with +20 chain mail (see, I’m not just a baseball geek; I’m a well-rounded geek). Loser faces the very real prospect of a cross-country flight to face Baltimore in Friday’s one-game free-for-all. However…
-The Yankees can wrap up the AL East with a loss by the O’s or a win over the visiting Red Sox (7 p.m. ESPN). Spirited rally by New York last night, getting a two-run shot from Raul Ibanez in the ninth inning to force extras, then a walk-off hit from Ibanez in the 12th.
-If the Yankees lose and O’s win, they’ll play a one-game playoff for the AL East crown in Baltimore tomorrow. My dad’s already purchased 10 tickets; we’re anticipating a refund, but you never know.
-Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers adds two hits and two RBI to help his Triple Crown cause. Cabrera leads the American League in average (.331), home runs (44) and RBI (139), putting him on the brink of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Manager Jim Leyland is debating whether to play him or sit him today. Knowing Leyland, I think Cabrera plays. If he does, ESPN will provide live look-ins of Cabrera’s at-bats during Detroit’s 8:10 p.m. game at Kansas City.
-If you want to see a fan base show a ton of appreciation to a team, tune into MASN at 1 p.m. when the Nats host the Phillies. Berman has a feature today on Nats exec Roy Clark, a Martinsville High School grad and former longtime Braves front office member.
HOKIES ‘N’ CAVS
-Here’s my column today on Tech and UVa moving closer to clarity on their most vital offensive positions.
-Andy has more on the Tech defense, with special focus on the secondary.
-Doughty examines UVa’s struggles in the turnover battle.
NAME THAT TUNE
I remember the night my dad stopped the car
And got out in the rain
Changed a blown-out tire on a car
For a family with out-of-state plates
I said, “Dad did we know those folks”
As they waved and drove out of sight
He just smiled as he started the car
And said, “Son, not ’til tonight”…