Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ah, Baseball!

I'm impressed with the KC Royals' 7-0 start of the season.  Let's see how things pan out. I just know that the Boston Red Sox Nation is unhappy to be atop the AL East with the Bronx Bombers trailing along behind. I like Big Papi and his swagger. He keeps me laughing, usually. Sorry, Yankees fans. With their win today, my Rangers are just one game behind the AL West leaders the Oakland As.  Let's catch 'em, boys!  What's up with Carter Capps' pitching and jumping off the mound? I can hardly wait to show my baseball players to get their reactions. 

This past Saturday found me watching the MLB channel with my Daddy. He used to make me watch the games with no sound to have me call strikes and balls. I often felt I knew better than the ump at the plate, but that's girlish bravado.  Lady Grid out.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

#22

My condolences and sympathies to the family and close friends of Lauren Hill. She showed us all how to live in the face of an unrelenting opponent. I was saddened to learn of her passing and had relished every bit of time she had.

Lady Grid out.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Farewell to Troy # 43

Troy Polamalu is retiring from his professional football career.  I bid my Samson safety farewell from the gridiron field and pray that his future endeavors ring with as much success and class as has been his modus operandi.  Good luck!

The Texas Rangers are sitting at a .500 record after four games against the Athletics.  I won't hold my breath, but I am hoping for a good showing in the series against the Astros that begins tomorrow afternoon. Let's go, Holland!

At press time, the Heat were down by nine points against the Bulls. Their record will be 19-20 at home. Ouch. Golden State hosts Portland.  Golden State has a 35-2 record at home. Nice playing with ya, Trailblazers!  Stephen Curry has a Stephen Curry night. Cue the soprano. The party's over.

Lady Grid out.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Wishful Thinking?

Here's hoping the Dallas Mavericks have truly locked up the number seven seeding for the upcoming conference tournament.  No one in his or her right mind wants any part of the red-hot Golden State Warriors.  I just bet that they're going to go the distance and win the Western Conference title.  Good luck against them tonight at the AAC.

Good luck to Tiger Woods as he plans to play at the Masters golf tournament.

The new format for ESPN will take me a little bit to get used to, but I am a fast learner.

Lady Grid out.

Monday, March 30, 2015

What a Finish!

Apparently, Cinderella wears Spartan Green and is from Michigan State. Their overtime victory against Louisville is now one for the record books. I sort of wish I'd had my crystal ball out before making my predictions.  Och, well! Congratulations to Michigan State, Duke University, University of Kentucky, and Wisconsin for making it the Final Four.  Good luck in your games on Saturday.

For the men's tournament, I am seventy-five percent correct on my Final Four pronouncement for my best brackets created.  For the women's tournament, I have the first two correctly picked with South Carolina lined up against Notre Dame.  The results of tonight's games will let me know if my other two picks are spot on. Good luck to Tennessee, Maryland, UCONN, and Dayton. I wonder if it will mirror the men's results with one number seven seed surprising the odds makers but not themselves with their tenacity. It remains to be seen.

Six days remain until true baseball fever takes over the nation. My Rangers were downed by the Dodgers in a 10-5 trouncing yesterday. Just let the season begin so we can see how things will be with the new manager, Jeff Banister. Russell Wilson hit a HR in batting practice, and Derek Holland is feeling healthy. Can Russell please join the team? He's good at this sport, too.

In sobering news, the Seattle Mariners' prospect Victor Sanchez died due to injuries that occurred while boating in his native Venezuela. My condolences to the grieving family and friends of this twenty-year old young man.

Lady Grid out.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Second Chances

The powers that be at ESPN graciously created a second chance tournament bracket this year. How nice to redeem the broken bracket of last week after all of the upsets.  So far, one of my brackets is actually perfect which now spells certain doom for the team I've selected. We'll see. I made three just to see how close I'd be.  Here is the third one I created.

I promise I am shocked, too!

In NBA news, I am sorry that Kevin Durant is to be out for four to six months for his foot, but I want him to be better so that he can play for the OKC Thunder again. Get well soon, KD!

Lady Grid out.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bracket Busters!

What do Baylor, Iowa State, SMU, Oklahoma State, and VCU have in common? They broke my brackets this weekend. At press time, I was awaiting the results of the Providence-Dayton game which is still playing past my bedtime. It wasn't looking good for the Friars.

In the NCAA Women’s Tournament, George Washington, Minnesota, Washington, and Northwestern are my deal breakers for the first day of action. I hope that tomorrow will give some better results. It’s all about bragging rights in my family anyway. Gig’em, Lady Aggies! Whoop!

Yes, other sports besides collegiate basketball are playing their seasons right now.

My Texas Rangers suffered a loss to the LA Dodgers in Cactus League play. Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw will have to pay a trip to the dentist after getting part of his tooth broken off. Ouch! The Rangers also managed a tie against the Seattle Mariners. Will wonders never cease? The Miami Marlins and the NY Yankees are tied for the lead in the Grapefruit League. Opening Day is a little over two weeks away. National pastime, here we come!


Dallas suffered a home loss against the visiting Grizzlies tonight. They are 24-12 at home.  Zach Randolph was the high scorer for the Grizzlies’ squad.  Dirk Nowitzki and Devis Harris each contributed 16 points for Dallas.   OKC won against the Hawks, and Kevin Durant’s expected return is not known due to his injuries this season. The defending champs beat the Celtics at the AT&T Center, extending their 26-8 home record. 

It's time to turn in for the night. Lady Grid out.