Being a sports junkie, we see life through a different set of eyes. Each year there are 2 days when we're guaranteed to have no NFL or college football, NBA or college hoops, MLB or NHL action that counts. The day before baseball's all-star game and today, the day after. Occasionally, depending on the day it falls, we'll get nothing on December 24th. It's why I pushed to get my wedding set for July 8th back in 1995. I did not offer an explanation but pulled it off. While the sports world grinded to a hault, I was sailing through the Carribean on a Carinval Cruise line more concerned with cocktails and the floating casino instead of the Yankee middle relief. So today is all about survival and counting down until the first guys tee it up at St. Andrews very early tomorrow morning.
Interesting trade in the majors today. Braves send Yunel Escobar to Toronto for Alex Gonzales, swapping shortstops. Escobar has clearly outperformed A-Gone the past 3 years but this season, Gonzo has been raking to the tune of 17 dingers already and he has a much better glove. The bottom line is this. When the opportunity is there to win now, teams will roll the dice. Escobar is 6 years younger but they have a legit shot to make a World Series run here in 2010. I'll further my case why this is a smart move on today's show.
I mentioned The Open Championship and despite his personal issues, don't sell Mr. Woods short this week. St. Andrews is a bombers course and Tiger has won the last 2 times the event was held at the legendary venue. John Daly won the time before. Jack Nicklaus, one of the long hitters of his generation captured 2 of his 3 Open titles at St. Andrews. He's a knucklehead and a philandering cheat, but Woods is the guy to beat.