Thursday’s List of 13: Nobody asked me, but……

13) Starting today with something a little different; an unsolicited endorsement of a couple guys who own a financial advisement firm in this area; they’re very good at what they do. 

I’ve known Chris/Dennis Fagan for a long time; they’re very smart people. In 2010, i gave them some money to invest for me, not a lot, but a decent amount for me.

Every month, I get a statement on how that money is doing, and right now, my account has more than double the amount that I gave them in 2010, so I’m going to post a link to their website here and if you need investment advice, they’re the guys to ask:

http://faganasset.com

12) Raptors 123, Warriors 109— Key for Toronto is how the other four starters (minus Leonard) score; they were 28-53 from floor in this game, which is great production for them. Toronto has a 2-1 series lead. 

11) Miami Marlins got an RBI from all nine hitters in the fifth inning Tuesday night, the first time that all nine lineup positions got an RBI in one inning since the Brooklyn Dodgers’ 15-run first inning on May 21, 1952. 

10) Marlins are only major league team that has used only five starting pitchers so far this season.

9) Watching some college baseball Sunday night, and it dawned on me that the Creighton Bluejays have nicer jerseys than the Toronto Blue Jays, which shouldn’t be.

8) Colorado Rockies have couple of promising starting pitchers coming up thru their farm system, but here’s the thing: If you’re talking fantasy baseball, do you really want a pitcher on your team from the Rockies? History tells us that you do not. 

7) Baseball stuff:
— Cubs are signing closer Craig Kimbrel, pending a physical.
— Mets DFA’d OF Aaron Altherr, third team to dump him this year.
— Indians put P Carlos Carrasco on IL (non-baseball illness). 

6) Interesting how different teams draft ballplayers; only three of the 40 players the Oakland A’s picked were high school players- they also picked a guy from both Harvard and Yale. 

Red Sox drafted seven HS kids, Marlins took eight, Astros took only four. 

5) Bruce Bochy won his 1,000th game as Giants’ manager Tuesday night; he also won 951 games managing San Diego, and is a lock for the Hall of Fame. 

4) Comedian Tracy Morgan got very upset Tuesday when a woman hit his $2M Bugatti with her Honda in Manhattan, which raises a question for me.

There is a car that costs $2M? Seriously? I love my Nissan Rogue; it cost $23,000. Oy.

3) Carolina Panthers’ owner David Tepper has promised to build a “world class” NFL practice facility for the Panthers in Rock Hill, SC; the Panthers play home games in Charlotte, NC, but when a $115M tax break was thrown Tepper’s way, he chose the Palmetto State for the team’s new practice facility. Go figure. 

2) Starting this coming season, the 3-point line in college basketball will be 22’1¾” away from the basket, a change from the 20’9″ that has been in place since 2008.

In Divisions 2-3, the change will take place in 2020-21, to account for the costs associated with moving the line on the courts.

1) A large echo showing up on radar in Southern California last night was actually a cloud of ladybugs about 80 miles by 80 miles in size flying at between 5,000-9,000 feet.  

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.