Tuesday open thread – and a little sports chitchat

The controversy continues to grow over that mysterious substance Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers had on his pitching hand in game 2 of the World Series Sunday night. Sports Illustrated has more photos of Rogers’ pitching hand from that night, as well as photos of it from game 3 of the ACLS on October 13 as well as a July 20th game against the White Sox. Rogers maintains that what he wiped off of his hand Sunday night was dirt.

Do you think it was dirt? Cardinals coach Tony La Russa doesn’t think so.

Game 3 of the 1-1 series will be played tonight in St. Louis.


ST reader Mwalimu Daudi’s Dallas Cowboys lost last night to the New York Giants 36-22. Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said of the game:

“I’m ashamed to put a team out there playing like that,” Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said. “They out-everything-ed us. It was a very poor performance.”

He’ll be saying the same thing this coming Sunday, after the Cats whip up on T.O. and co. at Panthers stadium in Charlotte. We love cowboys here, but not the The Cowboys. <):) (and that’s my very lame attempt at trash talking!)


I’m involved in another NBA Fantasy League this year – my fourth one in a row – and our draft was last night. Here were my picks (not in order of when they were picked):

S. Nash (Pho – PG)
J. Smith (Atl – SG,SF)
M. Peterson (Tor – SG,SF)
PF T. Duncan (SA – PF,C)
B. Miller (Sac – C)
E. Okafor (Cha – PF,C)
C. Butler (Was – SF)
L. Ridnour (Sea – PG)
N. Krstic (NJ – PF,C)
R. Alston (Hou – PG)

I think I have a decent team, especially considering I didn’t really start researching until the last couple of days :D My main accomplishment, I think, was snagging Tim Duncan, who is good in two slots (center and power forward). I drafted 6th, and was shocked I was able to get him.


The Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes are off to a rocky start, with a 3-4-2 record. Ah well :( No matter what happens this season, though, ‘Canes fans will always savor this moment.

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