Friday, July 9, 2021

Sports this 'n' that

 Mets ace Jacob deGrom has opted not to pitch in the All-Star Game in Denver on July 13. The MLB ERA leader is thinking long-term in terms of health and making sure the first place Mets can win their first division title since 2015.

He's not alone in opting out. Houston's double play tandem of Carlos Correa (paternity leave) and Jose Altuve (leg injury) will not play, either.

See, these are things that the parochial sheep who vote in excess don't consider. Neither Altuve nor Correa were voted as starters, but were chosen by AL skipper Kevin Cash as reserves. Since each team needs to be represented at the game, the Mets almost certainly will have someone replacing deGrom in Denver, and the ace is touting Taijuan Walker to take his place. Stay tuned.
Another idiot got on the golf course to disrupt a tournament in a case of monkey see, monkey do.

After an idiot got on the course at the US Open last month, a copycat brazenly stole one of Rory McElroy's clubs at the Scottish Open, and took a few practice swings before security finally bum-rushed him off the course and off the premises. In this case, he committed his act of stupidity at the tee, not on the fairway.

On Wednesday night, in Miami, an inebriated moron disrupted the first episode of AEW's Dynamite away from Jacksonville, and ended up getting smacked by former champion Chris Jericho.

The late Andy Warhol said that in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. What he didn't plan was how some of these people get those 15 minutes.
A Yahoo! article Thursday touted Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer as a likely replacement for Jacob deGrom.

Later that night, in the 4th inning against the San Diego Padres, Scherzer, staked to an 8-0, had already given up two runs when relief pitcher Daniel Camarena stepped to the plate. Don Orsillo & Mark Grant are on the call:

San Diego eventually won the game, and Scherzer ended up with a no-decision, as Padres starter Yu Darvish was bailed out.

Now, that's how you earn your 15 minutes of fame.

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