Written by: Astro Mike Ganis aka Mike In DA
Date Posted: 6/23/2010
THE TALL AND THE SHORT OF IT FOR 2010 - REST IN PEACE!
LINCECUM HAS OSWALT'S NUMBER!
Tim Lincecum out-dueled Roy Oswalt in the Giants 3-1 win over the Astros on Tuesday. Lincecum is now 4-0 with an ERA of 0.85 in six career starts against Oswalt. Oswalt is 1-4 in those games (including a loss on Tuesday), although with a respectable 3.07 ERA. No other pitcher, past or present, has won as many as four games when starting against Oswalt.
STAT ODDITY OF THE DAY!
The Tampa Bay Rays are 3-0 this season when they commit three or more errors in a game.
VUVUZELAS MIGHT BE FUN AT THESE VENUES!
LEBRON AND TOM: EVER HEAR ABOUT COMMUNICATION?
HOUSTON SPORTS TALK: THE BOTTOM LINE
The following is from one of David Barron's Houston Chronicle columns regarding the comparative revenues of Houston's Sports stations for four months 2010 vs. the same period of 2009.
"On the bottom-line front, each of the three sports stations (KGOW being the exception) that report financial data to the accounting firm Miller Kaplan Arase is up over last year through April. KBME is up 15.4 percent, KILT is up 8.2 percent, and KFNC is up 24.6 percent.
Combined, the three sports stations have brought in just under a million dollars through April. That accounts for just over 4 percent of the $23 million in revenue generated through April by the six major radio groups (Cox, Clear Channel, CBS, Univision, Radio One, and Cumulus), which is up 7.2 percent from $21.49 million through April 2009.
The four sports stations accounted for 2 percent of persons 12-plus average audience share during April, according to Arbitron."
PEANUT GALLERY RESPONSES TO RICHARD TOPPER FIRING!
The names have been withheld to protect the innocent:
WHAT'S UP WITH TRAVIS RODGERS?
Rodgers is a friend of KGOW talk host, Sean Pendergast, going back to Sean’s days as the “Smack-Off” champ as the “Cablinasian” on the Rome radio show.
Since he is a free agent, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rodgers is auditioning for a future job at 1560 or Sporting News Radio. In April, it was announced that David Gow will become chairman of a new company that will operate the Sporting News Radio Network and will move the network’s operations center to Houston.
TIGER SHORT IN US OPEN
You hear from the media non-stop about Tiger's pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ lifetime record for wins in majors. Rarely will you hear one of them say that Tiger has never ever won a major tournament without having the lead after 54 holes. By deduction, if he doesn't have the lead on Saturday, he loses. It's the old "Never on Sunday" principle, so why did they think he was going to comeback this time.
MEMO TO PGA PLAYERS: WHY DON'T YOU CALL THE 610 WHINER LINE!
Various PGA golfers often complain about course set-ups and the condition of the greens. As long as all the players are competing on the same course, the course is fair. The fact that no one in the US Open field could shoot below par for 72 holes is not a reflection of the course. Perhaps the contempt should be put on all of the PGA courses that are set up to assure that the PGA players have an easy time shooting under par and can record 12-under par tournament scores on a regular basis. Maybe the PGA should think about providing a few more challenges for its tour players, but that would result in more complaining.
GRANATO A HALL OF FAMER!
Cammi led Team USA to the gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics, the first Games that included a women's hockey tournament.
O'S ARE BECOMING ZEROES!
I know that projecting a full baseball season from standings in June is not always that accurate. Nevertheless, if the O's continue to play at the same pace for the rest of 2010, they will finish with a season record of 45-117. That will be six straight years with more losses than in the previous year and will present the fans in Baltimore with a level of futility not seen since the franchise was known as the St. Louis Browns.
KANSAS CITY TO FINALLY SEE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL!
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