It would be so very perfect for the first game of Grizzlies-Warriors to be stuck up against the abysmafest of Mayweather-Pacquiao. Hmmm . . . Curry And Z-Bo head-to-head with The Fight That Took Six Years Of Stalling To Make. I guess we’d find out where Bay Area fight fans and basketball fans stand.
Probably on their wallets, the philistines.
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Adrian Beltre presents an interesting Hall of Fame case, but I wasn’t convinced that the veteran third baseman was worthy until he decided to get all legal.
From Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register, the Texas third baseman broke three bats Friday trying to deal with Angels pitcher Garrett Richards in a 3-2 loss, so he decided the only thing to do was bill Richards for the bats.
“Cash only, no checks,” Beltre wrote above his signature on an invoice he drew up. Richards sent back a signed batting practice bat, writing that he hoped that would cover the bet.
It doesn’t. This needs to go to court.
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This was a bad weekend to be healthy, because you weren’t for long.
Cardinal pitcher Adam Wainwright is out for the year after tearing his Achilles tendon; Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer got hit with a pitch and sprained his thumb; Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig with a hamstring issue; Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley has a broken cheekbone that could keep him out of the Warriors’ series if Memphis advances; Cavs forward Kevin Love dislocated his shoulder in a to-do with Celtic Kelly Olynyk; and Celtic Jae Crowder got clocked twice for his trouble.
In other words, don’t let your kids grow up to . . . well, exercise, because someone will damage your upper, lower or, worst of all, middle body.
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In other playoff news, these playoffs stink, and we can prove it with math.
As of this moment, we have seen the fewest number of games since 2007, and may end up with an all-time low one seventh game between the NBA and NHL, and a mere 10 overtime games. That’s not what we signed up for, and we’re getting cheated.
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And now, to our friends, the moralists, as Alex Rodriguez approaches Willie Mays’ 660 homers: If Mays doesn’t mind being caught, who they hell do you think you are?
That doesn’t mean I won’t accept free beers from any of you, of course. I am, as you all know, a very forgiving soul.
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But this forgiving: If you have done a mock NFL draft for any reason other than because your boss ordered you to do one, you should be jailed. And if you did one BECAUSE your boss ordered you to do one, he should be jailed.
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And finally, I’m serious about this jail thing. This nonsense must be stopped.