June 13, 2007

Happy 200th post!

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball

I’m actually really happy that the boringest day in sports didn’t have the luxury of hosting the 200th post for this humble blog, but, truth be told, I wouldn’t have posted if it was.

It looks like the sporting Gods found a way to come back after my last post asked if June 11 was “the boringest day of the sports year?” While we knew that game 3 of LeBron vs. San Antonio was happening, Justin Verlander gave us a surprise in the form of a no hitter against the NL-central leading Milwaukee Brewers. But which was more interesting?

Well, honestly, by now you all should know that the NBA finals are a fore-gone conclusion. Especially after the non-call last night on LeBron’s game tying three-point attempt. The officiating in the playoffs has been downright disgraceful. It wouldn’t surprise me if Tim Duncan handed David Stern a bag with a dollar sign on it in exchange for the Naismith trophy after their game four win.

Verlander, on the other hand, was a great story and fun to watch. I was on the edge of my seat when it came down to the ninth; but that could easily have been more attributed to Schilling blowing his chance last week more than anything. It’s always good to see a feat like this, especially against a division leading team like the Brewers who are no slouches on the offensive side of the ball. Granted that the no-hitter isn’t as rare as everyone thinks it is, but none the less, it is a record book feat.

Needless to say, Prince Fielder’s return to his dad’s stomping grounds was sufficiently spoiled.

1 Comment

  1. I really liked your blog with the Justin Verlander item. I think Verlander may be a future hall-of-famer.
    I try to follow as much baseball news as I can from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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