Fly’s rumorama: Jason Heyward, Reds, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Jay Feely, Mel Kiper, Jimmy Clausen, Talladega

MLB: Quote of the day: Mets infielder Alex Cora on Braves rook Jason Heyward: "He’s LeBron James in a baseball uniform."

• Prose of the day: From the Cincinnati.com home page: "Great American Ball Park has given Uncle Phil’s Düsseldorf Mustard its unconditional release. The distinctly spicy condiment has been replaced by a pale imitation from Heinz, which is headquartered in — gasp! — Pittsburgh." It’s worth reading the whole story.

NBA: Stat of the day: Consecutive games in which Michael Jordan scored more than 40: Nine. Times LeBron James has scored 40 or more points in a playoff game: Nine.

Golf: Speaking of Michael Jordan, looks like he’s spending time between Charlotte Bobcats playoff games hitting the links with Tiger Woods.

NFL: Most repeated stat of the day: Mel Kiper had Jimmy Clausen going in the first round of the NFL draft. Todd McShay didn’t. Yep, Kiper, that’s Jay Feely calling you out on Twitter. Ben Volin, the Palm Beach Post‘s Florida Gators beat writer, takes his shot, too: "Listening to Mel Kiper rip the Tebow pick this morning, and continue to try to justify ranking Clausen 4th overall, is great comedy."

NASCAR: Video of the day: Courtesy of the Birmingham News: "We have choices this weekend …" women’s Fed Cup tennis vs. the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega. Uh, OK. In California that might be a choice. Not in Alabama.

MLB: Quote of the day: Mets infielder Alex Cora on Braves rook Jason Heyward: "He’s LeBron James in a baseball uniform."

• Prose of the day: From the Cincinnati.com home page: "Great American Ball Park has given Uncle Phil’s Düsseldorf Mustard its unconditional release. The distinctly spicy condiment has been replaced by a pale imitation from Heinz, which is headquartered in — gasp! — Pittsburgh." It’s worth reading the whole story.

NBA: Stat of the day: Consecutive games in which Michael Jordan scored more than 40: Nine. Times LeBron James has scored 40 or more points in a playoff game: Nine.

Golf: Speaking of Michael Jordan, looks like he’s spending time between Charlotte Bobcats playoff games hitting the links with Tiger Woods.

NFL: Most repeated stat of the day: Mel Kiper had Jimmy Clausen going in the first round of the NFL draft. Todd McShay didn’t. Yep, Kiper, that’s Jay Feely calling you out on Twitter. Ben Volin, the Palm Beach Post‘s Florida Gators beat writer, takes his shot, too: "Listening to Mel Kiper rip the Tebow pick this morning, and continue to try to justify ranking Clausen 4th overall, is great comedy."

NASCAR: Video of the day: Courtesy of the Birmingham News: "We have choices this weekend …" women’s Fed Cup tennis vs. the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega. Uh, OK. In California that might be a choice. Not in Alabama.

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