Rain Delay Costs Twins' Hughes $500K BonusThe rain dripped off the brim of his cap as Phil Hughes walked off the mound. An hour-plus delay meant the last start of his first season for Minnesota was over. That half-million-dollar bonus stayed one out away. He still earned a nice prize: the major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio. Hughes struck out five without a walk over eight innings, and the Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
Gallo Goes There: Don't Like New York? Why You Need Their Teams To Be GreatOkay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.
Keidel: New York, The Worst Sports Town In AmericaLocal cable providers love to remind us that we have nine - yes, nine - professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
TTYM: Bad Luck Bowler, Bubba Watson's Major Trick And Ibanez Rivals Jepsen
Chris Rock Talks Opening Day With LettermanChris Rock was on with David Letterman last night, lamenting the chilly weather on Opening Day as well as the lack of money available for his favorite club, the Mets. Check out the video.
Baseball This Week - 6/27/10
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