Fly’s rumorama: Jim Leyland, Tiger Woods, Curling, ‘Amazing Race’

MLB: Tigers manager Jim Leyland isn’t worried about losing Jarrod Washburn as of today. He’s worried about that smoking ban Michigan is enacting. "Is it banned all over?" Leyland asked a Detroit Free Press reporter. "Really … then I’ve got a problem," he laughed. "Houston, we’ve got a problem."

Speakin’ of guys who are pretty focused on spring training this time of year, former Indians Triple-A coach Steve Smith is taking some time away from the diamond to appear on "The Amazing Race" with his daughter. Smith has a Class AAA World Series championship to his credit, leading the Indianapolis Indians to the title in 2000.

Olympics: Talk about family values. Fly was already diggin’ on curling because it’s a sport in which guys who look like Cartman (John Shuster) can have wild success. But Canada’s curling team alternate Kristie Moore is 5 1/2 months pregnant. Fly hearts curling. (Oh, and Germany has its own curler-celeb lookalike: Andreas "Andy" Kapp looks like Bob Saget.)

NBA: As the professional hoopsters retake their respective courts tonight after the All-Star break, Fly offers this piece of water cooler debate fodder: We know LeBron James is the best Cavs player of all time, but who’s No. 2?

Tiger Watch: If you’re still keeping score on the Tiger Woods scandal, we have two tidbits for you today: RadarOnline.com reports that Elin has refused to move back home — at least yet. And according to the National Enquirer, the world’s No. 1 golfer is the world’s worst group therapy participant.

MLB: Tigers manager Jim Leyland isn’t worried about losing Jarrod Washburn as of today. He’s worried about that smoking ban Michigan is enacting. "Is it banned all over?" Leyland asked a Detroit Free Press reporter. "Really … then I’ve got a problem," he laughed. "Houston, we’ve got a problem."

Speakin’ of guys who are pretty focused on spring training this time of year, former Indians Triple-A coach Steve Smith is taking some time away from the diamond to appear on "The Amazing Race" with his daughter. Smith has a Class AAA World Series championship to his credit, leading the Indianapolis Indians to the title in 2000.

Olympics: Talk about family values. Fly was already diggin’ on curling because it’s a sport in which guys who look like Cartman (John Shuster) can have wild success. But Canada’s curling team alternate Kristie Moore is 5 1/2 months pregnant. Fly hearts curling. (Oh, and Germany has its own curler-celeb lookalike: Andreas "Andy" Kapp looks like Bob Saget.)

NBA: As the professional hoopsters retake their respective courts tonight after the All-Star break, Fly offers this piece of water cooler debate fodder: We know LeBron James is the best Cavs player of all time, but who’s No. 2?

Tiger Watch: If you’re still keeping score on the Tiger Woods scandal, we have two tidbits for you today: RadarOnline.com reports that Elin has refused to move back home — at least yet. And according to the National Enquirer, the world’s No. 1 golfer is the world’s worst group therapy participant.

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