Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Special

The classroom is finished, and it's time to play ball!

Saturday Games

  1. NY Mets at San Francisco
  2. Texas at Tampa Bay
  3. Houston at Baltimore
  4. St. Louis at Philadelphia
  5. Miami at Pittsburgh
  6. Oakland at ChiSox
  7. Toronto at Cleveland
  8. Boston at Detroit
  9. Washington at Atlanta
  10. LA Dodgers at Cincinnati
  11. Minnesota at Kansas City
  12. ChiCubs at Colorado
  13. Arizona at San Diego
  14. Milwaukee at Seattle
  15. NY Yankees at LA Angels


Olympics
Congrats to the women's 4 X 100 m team on their gold medal after their second chance run. I'm not sure what will happen to the men's team after their DQ. We shall see.

Lady Grid out.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Better Late than Never?

It's been a busy day at my little red school house getting prepared for the first day of school on Monday. The details are consuming my time, effort, and energy nowadays. Play ball!

Tuesday Games - I will only pick the ones that remain to be played at press time. The Brewers/Cubs games was finished when I sat down to make my selections.

  1. Boston at Baltimore
  2. Toronto at NY Yankees
  3. LA Dodgers at Philadelphia
  4. ChiSox at Cleveland
  5. Kansas City at Detroit
  6. Minnesota at Atlanta
  7. Miami at Cincinnati
  8. San Diego at Tampa Bay
  9. Oakland at Texas
  10. Milwaukee at ChiCubs
  11. St. Louis at Houston

Monday Wrap-Up
Batting average: 0.700 means a passing grade for the Lady! :)
  1. Red Sox at Indians
  2. Royals at Tigers
  3. Blue Jays at Yankees
  4. Marlins at Reds
  5. Padres at Rays
  6. Athletics at Rangers
  7. Nationals at Rockies
  8. Mets at Diamondbacks
  9. Mariners at Angels
  10. Pirates at Giants
Lady Grid out.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Good Morning, Glories!

Good morning on the first day of the last week of inservice before school begins one week from today. It is already here. Play ball!

Sunday Wrap-Up
Batting average: 0.533 is a definite improvement.
  1. Tampa Bay at NY Yankees
  2. Houston at Toronto
  3. LA Angels at Cleveland
  4. San Diego at NY Mets
  5. ChiSox at Miami
  6. Arizona at Boston
  7. Atlanta at Washington
  8. Colorado at Philadelphia
  9. Cincinnati at Milwaukee—a tale of two pities?
  10. Kansas City at Minnesota
  11. Detroit at Texas
  12. Seattle at Oakland
  13. Baltimore at San Francisco
  14. Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers
  15. St. Louis at ChiCubs
Monday Games
  1. Red Sox at Indians
  2. Royals at Tigers
  3. Blue Jays at Yankees
  4. Marlins at Reds
  5. Padres at Rays
  6. Athletics at Rangers
  7. Nationals at Rockies
  8. Mets at Diamondbacks
  9. Mariners at Angels
  10. Pirates at Giants
Lady Grid out.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

So, It's a 0.400 Batting Average on Saturday. Yep.

NFL Wrap-Up

The last preseason game goes to the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers will win. I have little confidence after my picks from yesterday. Yepperooni.

Saturday Games
  1. Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams - Cowboys
  2. Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs - Chiefs 
  3. Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills - Colts
  4. San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans - Chargers 

MLB

Sunday Games
  1. Tampa Bay at NY Yankees
  2. Houston at Toronto
  3. LA Angels at Cleveland
  4. San Diego at NY Mets
  5. ChiSox at Miami
  6. Arizona at Boston
  7. Atlanta at Washington
  8. Colorado at Philadelphia
  9. Cincinnati at Milwaukee—a tale of two pities?
  10. Kansas City at Minnesota
  11. Detroit at Texas
  12. Seattle at Oakland
  13. Baltimore at San Francisco
  14. Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers
  15. St. Louis at ChiCubs

Saturday Wrap-Up
Batting average: 0.400. Yergh.
  1. Rays at Yankees
  2. Astros at Blue Jays
  3. Cardinals at Cubs
  4. Pirates at Dodgers
  5. Braves at Nationals
  6. Rockies at Phillies
  7. Diamondbacks at Red Sox
  8. Angels at Indians
  9. Reds at Brewers
  10. Royals at Twins
  11. Padres at Mets
  12. White Sox at Marlins
  13. Tigers at Rangers
  14. Mariners at Athletics
  15. Orioles at Giants
A fitting ending to a golden career for swimming champion Michael Phelps. Enjoy your retirement and time with your family.

Lady Grid out.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

More Sports Than You Can Shake a Stick At!

NFL Preseason

  1. Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers - Steelers
  2. Miami Dolphins at NY Giants - Giants
  3. Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals - Vikings
  4. Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers - Packers
  5. Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals - Cardinals
Saturday Games
  1. Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams (I love the sound of the Rams in LA!) - Cowboys
  2. Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs - Chiefs (Not a Seahawk fan at all)
  3. Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills - Colts
  4. San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans - Chargers 

MLB

Saturday Games
  1. Rays at Yankees
  2. Astros at Blue Jays
  3. Cardinals at Cubs
  4. Pirates at Dodgers
  5. Braves at Nationals
  6. Rockies at Phillies
  7. Diamondbacks at Red Sox
  8. Angels at Indians
  9. Reds at Brewers
  10. Royals at Twins
  11. Padres at Mets
  12. White Sox at Marlins
  13. Tigers at Rangers
  14. Mariners at Athletics
  15. Orioles at Giants
Friday Wrap-Up
  1. St. Louis vs. ChiCubs
  2. Tampa Bay vs. NY Yankees - the last game of Alex Rodriguez, no nickname for him.
  3. Atlanta vs. Washington
  4. Colorado vs. Philadelphia
  5. Houston vs. Toronto
  6. Arizona vs. Boston
  7. LA Angels vs. Cleveland
  8. San Diego vs. NY Mets
  9. ChiSox vs. Miami
  10. Detroit vs. Texas
  11. Cincinnati vs. Milwaukee
  12. Kansas City vs. Minnesota
  13. Seattle vs. Oakland
  14. Pittsburgh vs. LA Dodgers
  15. Baltimore vs. San Francisco

Olympics

First of all, Michelle Carter gets congrats for her gold medal in women's shot put last night. She defeated the reigning Olympic champion to do it. Congratulations also to Maya DiRado for her gold medal performance in the 200M backstroke. An unprecedented three-way tie in the men's 100M Butterfly last night. Congratulations to Schooling for the gold, and Phelps, le Clos, and Cseh.

Lady Grid out.

Friday, August 12, 2016

I Forgot About Football!

I cannot believe I forgot that the NFL Preseason began last night. Ugh. Tsk! Yellow flag of shame!

Friday Preseason Games
  1. Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers - Steelers
  2. Miami Dolphins at NY Giants - Giants
  3. Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals - Vikings
  4. Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers - Packers
  5. Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals - Cardinals
MLB
I will miss watching Prince Fielder's monster swing when he went yard. My prayer is for recovery and the opportunity to enjoy his beloved sons romping in the backyard, playing catch, and just being family.

Friday Games
  1. St. Louis vs. ChiCubs
  2. Tampa Bay vs. NY Yankees - the last game of Alex Rodriguez, no nickname for him.
  3. Atlanta vs. Washington
  4. Colorado vs. Philadelphia
  5. Houston vs. Toronto
  6. Arizona vs. Boston
  7. LA Angels vs. Cleveland
  8. San Diego vs. NY Mets
  9. ChiSox vs. Miami
  10. Detroit vs. Texas
  11. Cincinnati vs. Milwaukee
  12. Kansas City vs. Minnesota
  13. Seattle vs. Oakland
  14. Pittsburgh vs. LA Dodgers
  15. Baltimore vs. San Francisco
Thursday Wrap-Up
Batting average: 0.454 is not too shabby after my absence most of the week.
  1. Diamondbacks at Mets
  2. Padres at Pirates
  3. Astros at Twins
  4. Rockies at Rangers
  5. Braves at Brewers
  6. Orioles at Athletics
  7. Yankees at Red Sox  - I hope Big Papi is feeling better after fouling a ball off of his foot. Ouch!
  8. Angels at Indians
  9. Astros at Twins (game two)
  10. Cardinals at Cubs
  11. White Sox at Royals
Olympics
Congratulations to Simone Biles, Simone Manuel, Michael Phelps, and Aly Raisman on their medals in their competitions yesterday. Well done!

Lady Grid out.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The National Pastime and Olympics

I have been in warrior mama mode getting items ready and tasks completed for my son heading off to Texas Tech this fall. We also begin inservice today in my school district. I will write when time permits. Thanks in advance for your understanding, sports fans.  Play ball!

  1. Diamondbacks at Mets
  2. Padres at Pirates
  3. Astros at Twins
  4. Rockies at Rangers
  5. Braves at Brewers
  6. Orioles at Athletics
  7. Yankees at Red Sox  - I hope Big Papi is feeling better after fouling a ball off of his foot. Ouch!
  8. Angels at Indians
  9. Astros at Twins (game two)
  10. Cardinals at Cubs
  11. White Sox at Royals

Olympics
A belated congratulations to the USA Women's Gymnastics team for the team gold medal. The "Final Five" have endeared themselves to the nation and provided a respite from the political arena. They complete for individual medals today. I will have my ESPN app alert me of breaking news to stay current.

The swim team has been pretty amazing, too. Sports fans are hopeful for the medal count to continue with the 200 IM happening later on.

Lady Grid out.