Thursday’s List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud……

13) Why does there always have to be someone to blame? People today always need someone to blame when something bad happens. 

Kevin Durant got hurt Monday night; all I see on Twitter is “Whose fault is it?”

The Warriors trainer? Their GM? Durant? His agent? Russell Westbrook? 

Sometimes stuff just happens, then people have to react/adjust to it. This was no one’s fault. 

12) Durant already had his injured achilles tendon operated on; that was quick.

11) Of the top 100 top-rated TV programs of 2018, 64 were NFL games. 

10) Tuesday night was the first time the Pittsburgh Pirates allowed four home runs in an inning since 1956, when the New York Giants did it, with a young Willie Mays hitting one of them.

9) This week at Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, a gambler bet $44,000 that Phil Mickelson won’t finish in the top 5 at the US Open at Pebble Beach; if he wins his bet, he banks $4,000. 

8) Reds opened the first inning Wednesday with back/back homers (Senzel/Votto), first time they did that since 2001, when Alex Ochoa/Barry Larkin did it.  

7) Baseball stuff:
— Padres sent P Chris Paddack to Class A ball, just to rein in his innings.
— Arizona put P Jon Duplantier (shoulder) on IL.
— Marlins put P Jose Urena (back) on IL. 

6) Something you don’t see much anymore; a defensive tackle on the Baltimore Ravens was so out of shape at minicamp that the team set him home, basically after stretching exercises. With so much money at stake nowadays, players tend to stay in shape year-round. 

5) Tennessee Titans will retire Steve McNair’s #9 and Eddie George’s #27 this fall; McNair’s #9 will be the first #9 ever retired by an NFL team.

4) Back in January, the St Louis Blues were having a bad season and fired their coach; a gambler in Las Vegas wagered $400 on them to win the Stanley Cup, at 250-1 odds. Probably seemed like throwing money away to most, but today the guy cashes a ticket worth $100,000. 

3) Braves 8, Braves 7 (11)— Game ended around 12:30 am; teams have a 12:10 first pitch today, so lot of people better sleep fast. 

2) Brewers 6, Astros (14)— Mike Moustakas hit the deciding home run in the 14th inning. Milwaukee batters walked once, struck out 24 times in this game, and still won.

1) Wednesday night, a person paid $69,287.21 each on the Warriors’ website for two courtside seats (total: $138,574.42) for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. 

Someone should tell this person that the games are on TV.

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.