Saturday, September 5, 2009

On the dangers of running

Quote of the Day

"I tried to catch the ball after I lost my balance, but I think the grass was too big."

-Alfonso Soriano

Having closely followed several sports for a couple decades, I've heard a lot of excuses. But grass being too big? That's definitely a new one. Never have I seen Soriano work harder than he apparently did in coming up with this reason for slipping and dropping a fly ball in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

Soriano will have arthroscopic knee surgery soon, and could be out for the rest of the season. Hallelujah!

If there's a silver lining in this terrible season, perhaps it's the fact that guys like Soriano, Zambrano and Aramis Ramirez have played a lot fewer innings than they normally would, and maybe this will help them come 2010. I didn't say it was a real great silver lining, but that's all I got.

Another preseason injury

Running back Kevin Jones is out for the season after injuring his ankle in the Bears' final preseason game. It's unfortunate that a guy the Bears signed to a two-year deal last offseason will miss the second of those two years. However, I'm a fan of Adrian Peterson, and this should significantly increase his chances of making the 53-man roster. Garrett Wolfe, a Northern Illinois alum, is the other option.

1 comment:

  1. So... Soriano REALLY said that .. or is it a humor vault installment???