Bob and Weave

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today in blogging

Posted by flyingbk on 10/06/2010

I hope to write an entry today about The Snakehead, the most poignant book I’ve read this summer. But I’ll also be watching lots of baseball, starting at 1:30pm with a devastatingly delicious pitching matchup of Cliff Lee vs. David Price.

For now, here’s a couple of quick hits in the sports world that are standing out to me.

  • Somehow, I think this goodie should be marked down even more than it already is.
  • You know what? Most baseball sportswriters are gadawful, especially the ones who believe in such nebulous and unprovable traits such as grit and heart. John Harper’s column in the NY Daily News is a classic example, here’s an excerpt:

    Talent aside, however, winning in the big leagues starts with attitude, with the type of mental and physical toughness that has defined the Phillies and separated them from the Mets.

    You cannot put “talent aside.” That’s just nonsense. The Mets didn’t beat out the Phillies this year because they had less talent i.e. in the form of lineup sinkholes such as Jeff Francoeur, Rod Barajas, and Luis Castillo. Enough already. One of my favorite bloggers, Ted Berg, rightfully takes Harper to task. Harper also harps (pun intended) on Carlos Beltran, one of New York’s favorite punching bags. Beltran will go down as one of the most underappreciated players in Mets history, if not New York sports history. I’ll have to blog about him sometime this offseason.

  • Finally, some good news in Georgetown recruiting!! It’s been a tough cycle as two of the Hoyas’ top targets committed to rival schools (Rakeem Christmas to Syracuse and Tyrone Johnson to Villanova). But now, we have two good recruits for 2011 and hopefully John Thompson III & Co. can snag a couple more. Also, I love that Georgetown is playing the toughest out-of-conference schedule this coming year. Can’t wait until college basketball begins!

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