Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday's trackings

Been very busy today, so not much time for blogging. But there is this...

BASEBALL DIARY: the Tigers continue to be in an offensive funk, and so last night they lose to Kansas City, 4-3. The Tigers are 35-10 when they score 4 runs or more. They just don't do it enough.
Meanwhile, Kevin Millwood didn't hit his spots, gave up 9 runs in 5 innings, and so it's no surprise the Rangers lost to the Angels, 9-4. That puts the Angels back alone in first place in the AL West.
But the Cubs have now won 6 of 8, are two games over .500, and are still within easy striking distance in the NL Central after beating Atlanta 4-2 last night. Cub rookie starter Randy Wells has been a real find.

In other news, so they finally had the Michael Jackson memorial service today. I understand the pain all his fans feel. But this has been one of the longest goodbyes in a long time, hasn't it?
I get the sense that while some people still can't get enough of MJ, there are plenty of others who are thoroughly, thoroughly sick of it. I think there's a divide in this country over this, one that doesn't have the importance or social significance that, say, the O.J. Simpson verdict has, but exists, nevertheless...