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It’s All-Opinions Day

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:

The rumor is Manny Ramirez to the White Sox on waivers. Manny and Ozzie Guillen, huh? Now, that would be a lot of laughs . . .

OK, I admit it. Matt Leinart did not look good in his latest exhibition game for the Cardinals on Monday night. But let’s remember a) Larry Fitzgerald, the best receiver on the planet, didn’t play, and b) If the offensive line doesn’t block any better than that, the rest of it is a moot point . . .

I don’t want to say Mike Scioscia and the Angels are getting desperate, but Juan Rivera at first base? Really? . . .

The panic in New York is almost over. Darrell Revis and the Jets are now supposedly close to agreeing on a contract. Not that you’re surprised if you were reading this blog a couple of weeks ago . . .

The Rays’ B.J. Upton, who came within a couple feet from having a three-homer night in Anaheim on Monday, still has as much potential as any player in the game . . .

If you’re a USC football fan, you have to root for Aaron Corp now that he’s won the starting quarterback job at Richmond. Corp is the kid who got such a raw deal (yes, that was you, Pete) at the start of last season for the Trojans . . .

This much I’d bet: Considering Corp’s strength as a runner, Richmond won’t be afraid to roll him out the way a certain other coach was in the opener at Washington a year ago . . .

While Jake Peavy is on the disabled list in Chicago, Clayton Richard, one of the pitchers the Padres received in return, is now 12-5. I’m just saying . . .

If the Angels’ Scioscia says his hitters “just have to get into their game” one more time, some fans out there just might scream. This is their “game,” Mike. They’re not good hitters . . .

Bobby Bowden should just give it a rest now. We all know he was forced out at Florida State and that it was awkward. But we also know his reputation as one of the great coaches of his era is secure . . .

If quarterback Kevin Prince’s sore back doesn’t start getting better soon, UCLA might be forced to start the season with Richard Brehaut, a kid a lot of people think has considerably more upside . . .

The NFL is about to approve an 18-game regular season for 2011. And if you thought there were some strange people playing quarterback before, just wait . . .

I have only two words for all you USC fans out there: Robert Woods . . .

Dirt or synthetic. Synthetic or dirt. No wonder horse racing doesn’t know it’s hind quarters from a hole in the ground . . .

I know Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers likes to exude a macho image and all, but running 50 yards and diving to make that tackle in last week’s exhibition game was . . .well, stupid . . .

— STEVE BISHEFF

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3 Responses to “It’s All-Opinions Day”

  1. Scary thing for Matt Leinart is that Derek Anderson looked good! Scioscia would make a good politician or a used car salesman, huh? Yes, I will root for Aaron Corp. And I will also root for J.D. Booty just to keep a backup job in the NFL. I would not mind more NFL games if it means less pre season games. L.A. deserves better baseball teams and I hope the Dodgers and Angels will do better next year!

  2. The Aaron Corp situation last year soured me on coach Pete. He threw Corp under the bus for no good reason. Just playing out the string would accurately describe both the Angels and the Dodgers. Now we know what being a fan of the Pirates is like. I have one comment on horse racing. CHRB, the biggest bunglers in sports. These clowns with their rushed mandate for synthetic tracks have almost ruined the sport in California. Anybody who remembers crowds of 50,000 or more on Saturdays at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park are in mourning. This includes me. Steve–I know that you are a racing fan. What would you suggest?


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