Back from the dead
Greetings sports fans. After three months away due to comp issues, I am finally back to give you my take on things!
So let's get to it.
-When you get swept by the Devil Rays and the Royals in the same season, it's time to sound off the alarms. This Yankee ball club just isn't that good. Maybe it's time to fire someone.
-While it was disappointing that the offensive-minded Suns were no match for the Spurs, they still showed great flashes of brilliance in defeat. What more could be said for the 42-point effort of 22-year-old dynamo Amare Stoudamire? He was absolutely dominant against Tim Duncan in defeat, scoring more than 30 in every game. Imagine if the Knicks had this guy. Well, if they did, he'd probably be stuck on the bench behind some overpaid stiff!
-Could Larry Brown lie anymore than he has to his own team during the Eastern Conference Finals? This man is a great basketball mind. But he has never been able to stay in one place long. But the way he goes about it is why people don't like him. If I didn't know any better, Brown had become Mike Keenan leaving the Rangers.
-Paging Carl Pavano! Stop doing Andy Hawkins impersonations. Oh wait. This is what the Yanks paid $8 million-a-year over the next five for. Nice scouting!
-Say what you want about the length of contract he got from the Mets. But Pedro Martinez has been worth every penny. If the season ended today, there is your NL Cy Young winner. Not bad for a guy who was considered on the way down.
-Watching the artistry of Roger Federer and the passion with which Rafael Nadal plays is why their French Open semifinal at Roland Garros will feel every bit like a championship match.