Oh, come on now. This is my first ever Ladies… post! Cut me some slack and let me write about my Yankees! I promise next week, one of us will be showing some Pedroia love. It just won’t be me.
Rookie Ramiro Pena had two RBIs and Johnny Damon had a home run helping the Yanks along to a 7-4 win over the Angels. Nick Swisher dazzled with an impressive catch along the right field wall in the 6th inning. But since I couldn’t find a picture of that, here is one of Nick that doesn’t make him look like Jack Black.
And one of the Captain, just because..
In the NHL, The Vancouver Canucks took Game 1 in their Western Conference Semi-Final series against the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3. Kyle Wellwood, one of my fave former Leafs, got two assists but lost a tooth in the game. Is the tooth fairy handing out Stanley Cups these days? Time will tell.
In that other playoff game involving a Chicago team, the Bulls forced a Game 7 in a 128-127 triple-overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Ray Allen scored 51 points – a career-high – and he’ll go back to Beantown for his efforts.
NASCAR gets on my nerves for the obvious reasons (continuous corporate name-dropping, Darrell Waltrip, that effing gopher on Fox) but I’ll admit – grudgingly – that it’s fun to watch. Sprint Cup is in Richmond Saturday night and hopefully it’s a good night for one Carl Edwards. Last weekend he came thisclose to his first win of the season at Talladega but managed to go airborne on the final lap trying to block eventual winner Brad Keselowski. Scary stuff.
Here’s to a better race, Carl! Remember, you do the flips with your body, not your car!