There are a few things on my mind today that I wanted to write about.
First off, we are into August and for baseball that means the stretch run for chasing playoff spots. There are really good races going on in the both leagues. The american league east division is especially exciting. The Tampa Bay Rays are still atop that division and continue to hold off the Red Sox and Yankees. The White Sox are in first place in the Central with the Twins hot on their tails (The Tigers are 8.5 games back and fading fast), and the Angels have had the western division taken care of since the all star break. The national league has some good races going on also. The Phillies and Diamondbacks each hold 2.5 game leads in their respective divisions. The Cubbies are 5 games up on the Brewers. These should all make for some great baseball to be played these last few months
Also, the Olympics start tomorrow in Beijing. The men's basketball team is favored to win the gold medal with our NBA super team. I will be the first to stand up and admit that I was really excited when the dream team went over to Barcelona and beat each country unmercifully. But, I wish that it was a one and done type scenario. I would have liked to see us go back to using college players for the '96 games in Atlanta.
Last and certainly lease, the city of New York has a new diva in town...Brett Favre.