It’s All-Opinions Day
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
So now LeBron James apparently will announce his decision to a breathless world on ESPN at prime time, huh? Tell me he’s not going to do it with that silly hat-picking routine the high school kids use . . .
Hey, the way ESPN has been slobbering over this story, maybe it’s only fitting . . .
Seantrel Henderson dropping his USC football commitment might not be such a bad thing. The kid had this “entitled” feel to him from Day One . . .
See what I meant about Matt Kemp? The Dodgers just needed to be patient with him. His skills are extraordinary . . .
Memo to the Angels: Calling up old Triple-A players isn’t the answer . . .
I like the Steve Blake signing by the Lakers. He’s a nice, reliable, non-flashy point guard and, finally, another legitimate outside shooting option . . .
LeBron can go where he wants, but if Dwayne Wayne and Chris Bosh somehow end up in Chicago with Derrick Rose, the Bulls will be the new favorites in the East . . .
Sorry, but if it’s Amare Stoudemire by himself, it won’t do much for the Knicks . . .
Bengie Molina could be a big help to the young, still maturing Texas Rangers’ pitching staff . . .
The way Tiger Woods is playing, it might be wise for him to cut the snippy routine with the media . . .
Come on, the arm-rich San Diego Padres have to get one pitcher on the National League All-Star team, don’t they? . . .
The Rockies’ Obaldo Jimenez has had a spectacular first half, but I wonder if those high pitch counts he’s been rattling off are starting to have an effect on him . . .
Hope the Angels don’t try to eat any deep-dish pizza in Chicago. The way they’re going, they’ll only get about halfway through it . . .
One thing about the horrific baseball umpiring we’ve watched this season: At least it’s been consistent . . .
Don Coryell, the former Chargers coach who died this past weekend, was a true pioneer of pass offense with genius designs. But if he’d cared just a little bit more about defense, the Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow San Diego teams might have won two or three Super Bowls . . .
Coryell was the most intense, single-minded coach I’ve ever been around. I remember the day at training camp when everyone was talking about the Prince Charles-Diana royal wedding, maybe the most hyped event of the decade. Coryell walked by and seriously asked a reporter, “What wedding is that?” . . .
— Steve Bisheff