Names in the news today…
Padres-Ron Fowler and Peter Seidler now have a crisis on their hands..their lst one since buying the franchise. How do you fix a failing team. Who do you keep-who do you let go. Who do you hire to replace people you fire? Non-baseball people with decisions to make.
Chargers-the OTAs are over and they did not get much accomplished with guys who needed to learn. End of season surgeries mean Jason Verrett and Jerry Attaochu never got on the field. Xs and Os are one thing, learning the mechanics of techniques, coverage’s, schemes really important. That coupled with the fact no Jeromey Clary-no Dwight Freeney, still rehabbing, the Chargers look like they will be behind the curve when real camp opens next month..
Aztecs. Superb idea granting contract extensions to the ailing Tony Gwynn and his lead assistant Mark Martinez, who is now head coach in waiting. If Tony cannot come back, Martinez has learned on the job and laid the groundwork going forward.
Pope Francis delivered some kind of message at the Vatican-looking South to Brazil, imploring FIFA, who run the World Cup, leave greed and racism behind, overcome yourself.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton-up in arms with 153-pages of requests from the NFL-demanding free perks in every aspect if the city wanted a Super Bowl. Release the document and let the world see what the NFL is doing to cities. Great game. Great greed. Greatly wrong.
NBA-Carmelo Anthony wants out-regardless of how many rings the new coach Phil Jackson has coming in. He will opt out-become a free agent, and will work in tandem with LeBron-DWade-CBosh to land in Miami.
Phil Mickelson-forever the gambler-changes his grip on his putter 2-days before the US Open and shoots a 70 and is just 2-strokes off the pace after one round. See if holding the putter with one hand works the rest of the weekend.