I have some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that Danny Duffy doesn’t think his forearm strain is serious and will re-evaluate it in a few days. The bad news is that Duffy is not a doctor, and I wouldn’t rely on his diagnosis.
Duffy very well might pitch again soon, or at least this year. Maybe he will be fortunate, and he caught the arm problem before it became serious. The MRI he had reportedly supported the idea that Duffy doesn’t have UCL damage which would require Tommy John surgery. But I’m not buying it yet. And let me go further. If Duffy does pitch again this season, my bet is that he doesn’t make it through the season.
Duffy has already had Tommy John surgery once. He had it back in 2012. No, I’m not buying it. Again, I hope I’m wrong, but I doubt I am.
Kansas City Royals 2, Milwaukee Brewers 0 (Game Review)
7:10pm – MLB – Milwaukee Brewers at Kansas City Royals (BSKC)
The Chiefs are signing WR Daurice Fountain and DB Manny Patterson after impressive rookie camps this weekend. Both were attending the rookie camp as tryouts.
OLD SCHOOL ISN’T AUTOMATICALLY WRONG OR BAD
Chicago White Sox manager Tony LaRussa, 76, was not happy when his designated hitter, Yesmir Mercedes, hit a home run in the ninth inning on Monday. What? Why would he be upset?
Well, the White Sox were up 15-4. Mercedes was ahead in the count 3-0. LaRussa reportedly gave the take sign. All of these things say you don’t swing at the next pitch. Mercedes did. LaRussa was pissed. And the young journalists yell, “Let the kids play!”
Now, I get it. If you don’t want Mercedes to hit a home run, make a better pitch. I understand that argument. I even agreed with it to some extent before I coached baseball. But not any longer. You don’t need to kick someone when they are down.
LaRussa’s age makes him susceptible to people saying he is out of touch or old school. But that’s just an excuse not to think through the situation. LaRussa wasn’t wrong. He wants the players to respect the game. That’s not out of touch or old school. It’s classy. I disagree with many things LaRussa has done in his career, but he is 100% right on this.
Soccer clubs are having a tough time making changes recently. We talked about the disaster that was the Super League over in Europe. Fans of those clubs took to the streets in anger when some of the largest clubs considered forming a Super League and diminishing, or potentially leaving, the leagues they are currently in. Most of the clubs quickly withdrew from the proposed league to please their fans.
Now soccer’s troubles have arrived in the United States. MLS club Columbus Crew decided recently to change its name to Columbus SC. Well, that was not well accepted by fans of the club. Fans let the team hear their frustration. And the club folded just like those in the Super League. The team will remain the Columbus Crew.
You thought that baseball fans didn’t like change? Soccer fans might be even more resistant to change.
All eyes on Kevin Kelley — even Bill Belichick is curious if star high school coach can succeed in college (Pete Thamel)
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