It’s All Opinions Day
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
The bat shard that speared Cubs rookie Tyler Colvin sending him to the hospital should be a huge warning sign to ban the easily breakable maple bats, but already major league baseball says it won’t happen . . .
You know when it will happen? When a player or spectator is killed in a similar accident. Then it will be too late . . .
The Dodgers getting officially eliminated by being shut out is just sort of appropriate, isn’t it? . . .
For a manager who just “retired,” Joe Torre sure sounds like someone campaigning for a new job . . .
Everyone is talking Alabama and Ohio State, but if Nebraska can beat Texas at home on Oct. 16, the Huskers have a very good chance of finishing the season 12-0 . . .
The Angels’ Bobby Abreu is playing the outfield these days as if he were about to become a fulltime DH . . .
Amid all the NFL quarterback shuffling, the teams that survive are the ones who are the most sound on defense. Prime example: The Steelers . . .
Someone explain to me why USC doesn’t try to make more use of Blake Ayles, who has more size and speed than some pro tight ends . . .
Yeah, the rest of the country keeps saying the Pac-10 just doesn’t have many good players. That’s why Jahvid Best, who wasn’t even the conference’s best tailback when he was at Cal, is the early frontrunner for NFL Rookie of the Year . . .
You think the quality of your quarterback isn’t a factor? Check with the Arizona Cardinal . . .
Maybe it’s just me, but I get the feeling the Dodgers just can’t wait to unload Matt Kemp . . .
The red-hot Phillies, with Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt all lined up in their rotation, seem like the clear World Series favorites at this point . . .
The Yankees, for all their money, have C.C. Sabathia in the postseason and then what? . . .
Most underrated player in the NFL might be Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson. The guy is a monster . . .
I don’t know what the Twins’ Jim Thome does to stay young, but whatever it is works . . .
People who say baseball managers can’t make a difference apparently haven’t been watching the Orioles since Buck Showalter took over . . .
Now it’s the Jets’ Braylon Edwards nailed with a DWI. So tell me, are there any NFL wide receivers left with a clean record? . . .
— STEVE BISHEFF