Monday, July 30, 2012

Frankie Goes to the Southside

As a Twins fan it is time to say goodbye to Francisco Liriano. You gave us some ups, a no-hitter against the White Sox last year and 15 strikeouts against the A's earlier this month. You also gave us some downs, your injuries and your inconsistency.

I still think you could have been the ace the Twins needed they just needed you to go out and pitch. Pitch like you did over the last month on a consistent basis and you could be a premier pitcher in this league.

I wish you all the best with the White Sox except when you pitch against the Twins then be the old Frankie and give up hits and bombs. Hopefully the White Sox will use you like they are supposed to and you will find success.

I don't know much about the two players the Twins received for Liriano but they better be worth it and help the team in the future.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Open

Another golf major is in the books. It was another good one. Too bad for Adam Scott who blew a four shot lead with four straight bogeys to finish his round.

It was nice to see Els earn another major. He was the only one who played some consistent golf throughout the tournament. Scott struggled, Woods struggled, Snedeker struggled and McDowell struggled but Els had a 67, 70, 68 and 68, par or under for all three rounds

On hole 6 Tiger Woods landed in the bunker. Instead of playing safe he tried to get it out and ended up staying in the bunker with an even more difficult shot. He got out of the bunker from his knees and ended up three putting for a triple bogey. On the same hole one group later Graeme McDowell landed in the same bunker but he played it safe by hitting a shot in the same bunker for a better lie. He ended up getting a 5 on the hole. Of course neither of them won the tournament but who would you rather root for the one who plays it safe or the one who risks it all?

That ultimately is what golf is all about risk and reward or playing it safe. Els was consistent and pared hole number 6. But he wasn't in the bunker. The turning point for Woods was hole number six had he played it safe he may have had a chance to win, but that isn't the Tiger way.

Congratulations Ernie! On to the PGA and the last major of this year.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wild 4th

Today July 4th, fireworks struck the State of Hockey. The top two premier free agents in hockey decided to join the Wild. They decided not to join for just one or two years but for 13, you heard me right 13 years 98 million dollars.

Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have agreed to come and play in the state of hockey. They will lace their skates in the Excel Energy Center for the next 13 years. Their hope with the strong young nucleus that is already in Minnesota that they can be a contender and even win the Stanley Cup a few times.

I couldn't be more excited now to get the hockey season started. Let's get the excitement going and start to think of hockey in the middle of the summer. All signs point to a great season and possibly many more for the Wild.

Enjoy the fireworks in the State of Hockey!