EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Happy Monday… Turns out while I am working on taking the continuing education classes to keep up standards, I turn the pages too fast and now have to kill an hour before I move on to the next chapter. Here’s what I have for you: Steve Nash, Lou Brock, NY Mets News.
It seems with the success of Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors – the idea of a novice coach with a young team he can mold – seems to be the way forward for some GMs. However, the Nets have Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant for next season, so that is what makes this signing insane. I mean. it’s not like the Nets use a basketball version of Sabermetrics, so it is not like the NY Yankees hiring Aaron Boone. This has the makings of a hot mess but Nash has always had a great ability to relate to his teammates, so he may be the guy with the player/management skills to get the best out the marquee stars and the supporting case. I wish him nothing but the best.
RIP Lou Brock. I am sure our own Cam James will be one of the saddest to read this. First ballot Hall of Famer and legendary St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock passed away. Brock was a six-time All-Star selection, and part of two World Series-winning Cardinals teams in 1964 and 1967. He also played in the 1968 World Series. Brock was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985. Oddly enough, almost a week ago, baseball lost NY Mets legend and Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver. Check out Short Matt’s tribute piece to Tom Terrific, it is filled with all emotions and man love a grown man would have for his childhood idol. Anyway, according to MLB.com Brock and Seaver faced each other 157 times, which was intense according to both players. Brock went 38-for-152 (.250) with 10 doubles, two triples and a home run. Seaver struck out Brock 21 times and walked him four times. Absolute clash of the titans stuff, and now I want to scour YouTube to watch one of their battles.
New York Mets News
This website is my only source of sports news most days. This is where I found out about Steve Nash and Tom Seaver, plus the Mets trades. I wasn’t happy Todd Frazier was back and apparently nobody else is. At least they added a back-up catcher and bolstered the bullpen. Too bad the problem with the bullpen is the closer and there is no way to get rid of him. At least on Sunday Jacob deGrom was himself and shockingly got lots of help as the Mets crushed the Phillies 14-1. Stay tuned as the Mets season will end in heartbreak as they come close to but don’t secure a place in the playoffs.
Thanks for reading and come back tomorrow for zany Ben Whitney.