1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Monday. “SPORTS STORIES-SPORTS OPINIONS”

Posted by on June 10th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


Hacksaw’s Monday-Bonus-Podcast…1pm
You Tube Channel..Lee Hacksaw Hamilton

PADRES…Sorry to throw cold water on what those fans screaming and yelling at Petco Park.  They are still a .500-baseball team.  Now they are hurt, and these issues with Joe Musgrove and Manny Machado have to be concerning.  Yes Tatis and Profar are having All Star first halves.  But let’s be real.  Errors, runners thrown out on the bases, stolen bases against their catchers, and lack of anything at AAA-AA means this will be a struggle going forward.  Here they had a chance to put together a 10-game winning streak against troubled teams, and they have lost 5-of those games already.  Which stat grinds you the most?…(15-21) at home..(21-23) vs teams with losing records.

DODGERS..Big mystery, the bottom of that batting order, hitting anywhere from (.108-to-.203).  Equally strange, how poor they play in certain series, then what they did at Yankees Stadium heading into the weekend.  They are not concerned right now with Walker Buehler, good outings, bad outings in alternate starts.  But his ERA is (4.72).  Clayton Kershaw is coming, and was clocked at 90mph in his last bullpen outing.  The top of that batting order is still carrying the entire roster.

ANGELS…Sad sack team..or as I call it Team Utilityman.  Anyone on that batting order scare you?  Did not think so.  Wonder if owner Arte Moreno likes the stain on his reputation that his leadership has created with this franchise, the one he inherited after winning a World Series with Disney?

MLB GAMBLING…Sorry but this latest mess with Tucu Marcano, on the heels of the David Fletcher probe, and the fallout from IP Mizuhara, really leads me to believe this is a ‘tip of the iceberg’.  If it has happened with players from 4-organizations, how many players (minors-majors) might have done this too.  You would think they all know who Pete Rose is, and had listened to what the Union told them in spring training seminars.  You’d think wouldn’t you?

NFL LAWSUIT…This could have big implications, Monday is opening day of testimony in the Direct TV-Anti Trust lawsuit.  The background.  A record 2.4M fans and 480-businesses filed the lawsuit saying the NFL-and its Network Partners, conspired to limit access to games on Free TV, and the NFL-Direct TV Sunday ticket subscription was priced at (399) per subscription to corner the TV market.  The NFL argument is there are still home team games on free TV and the network’s marquee games.  The NFL says this is an add-on of ‘premium content’ for hard core fans.  At stake 7B that would be tripled to 21B in damages if the league loses this anti trust lawsuit.  Bears watching

NBA..As ugly a story as possible, and now 5-arrested in the Jontay Porter-Toronto Raptors lifetime suspension, for trying to influence games, while loan sharks he owed huge amounts too, won 1M each on bets placed on games Porter bailed out on.

NBA FINALS…Boston now has 77-wins this season, including a (13-2) run in postseason.  Just do not know how the Dallas Mavericks think they can hang on with a two man team.  Boston is a complete team, starters to bench bunch.

NHL FINALS…Edmonton and Connor McDavid did everything but put the puck in the net, and so did his Oilers in getting shutout 3-0 opening night.  You outshoot Florida (32-18) on Panthers ice and lose-that’s tough.

TRIPLE CROWN..Weird summer horse racing, 3-different winners and exciting finishes, but the best 3-year old, ‘Muth’, did not run because of illness and sickness.  Interesting to see if they all enter the Breeders Cup in the fall, the Classic, could be a doozy with what we have seen from Seize the Gray, Mystik Dan and Donarch.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES…They move to Omaha with lots of big bats and big name teams.  A great season for USD (41-15) but losing in the regionals.  Explain to me the Black Hole San Diego State has fallen into with a horrific (17-38) season and now top young players entering the transfer portal.  Alot of work to be done.

JAEDON LEDEE…What a disservice to a really good college player, not going to the NBA Draft Camp.  He is working out for teams.  Maybe he gets drafted late in the 2nd round.  Maybe he becomes a free agent.  Maybe that is the best road.  He might be (6’7-250).  He might be about to turn 24.  He is big, experienced, tough, smart.  Go undrafted and then get to choose a team with solid coaching with roster needs at his position.  Might be the best of all worlds.


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