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Archive for June 2010

This Is Not The Same Guerrero

June 30, 2010

Now that Vlad Guerrero has come back to not only make the Angels feel foolish, but to rub their noses in it, this is the ideal time to make one fact perfectly clear. This is not the same guy we watched last year. This is a new, healthier, slimmed down, re-energized version of Vlad. Maybe […]

It’s All-Opinions Day

June 29, 2010

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: So, wait, if LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh all sign with the Miami Heat, does that mean they’ll be using more than one basketball? . . . Andy Roddick is the Lamar Odom of tennis . . . Go figure. Brandon Wood hits a […]

The Summer of Blunder

June 28, 2010

Maybe it is something in the air. Perhaps it is some strange atmospheric confluence that has conspired to make it happen. Whatever it is, nobody can deny it. This has been the summer of blunder in sports. Rarely, if ever, has there been such a rash of embarrassing officiating mistakes. Think about it. It began […]

Here’s The Real Soccer Problem

June 27, 2010

World Cup fever, did you catch it? Well, if you didn’t, guess what? It is already gone. Whooosh, just like that, it disappeared into the howling noise of the cruel 2-1 loss to that noted world power, Ghana. It is a crushing blow to the small circle of America’s soccer fanatics, who keep insisting their […]

Why Fuentes Has To Go

June 24, 2010

Don’t look now, but the Angels are slip-sliding away from first place in the American League West. They’re four and a half games behind the broiling hot Texas Rangers and a dangerous six full games out in the loss column. In other words, even at this early date, their margin for error is growing smaller […]

Dodgers’ Word For The Day is ‘Bonehead’

June 23, 2010

Bonehead. That’s the only word that describes the way the Dodgers are playing baseball at the moment. Only Wednesday night, in the ninth inning at Anaheim, it was even better than that. It was your basic Double Bonehead performance. Seriously, the only thing that would have topped it is if Joe Torre emerged from the […]

It’s All-Opinions Day

June 22, 2010

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: If I were the Angels, I’d be very worried about those rumors claiming the Rangers might end up with Houston’s Roy Oswalt later this month . . . So tell me, how come Ron Artest’s psychiatrist didn’t have a spot next to him in the Lakers’ […]

There’s No All-Time Lakers Without West

June 21, 2010

Look, let me make this simple. Jerry West IS the Lakers. Everybody keeps coming out with these All-Time Lakers teams, and the more I see them, the more I can’t believe them. Most of them don’t include West. They put Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at center, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant at guards and, usually, Elgin Baylor […]

How Lakers’ Offseason Should Go

June 20, 2010

Parade Day is always a fun time in L.A., where the post NBA Championship celebration officially starts an offseason that often is even more entertaining. This one should be a riot, no pun intended, in case the downtown police are still hovering. Seriously, beginning with LeBron James, mega-free agents are floating around everywhere you look, […]

Kobe’s The MVP, But Gasol Is The Difference

June 17, 2010

How fitting that at the end of that ugly, body-banging, hand-wrestling, alley fight of a seventh game, Pau Gasol would be the one to snatch the final rebound and clinch the back-to-back NBA titles for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant was deservedly the MVP of this series, but it’s Gasol who has made the whole difference […]