Wow! Oldest pitcher to throw perfect game. Better: Gammons said he could pitch another *3* seasons.
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Two Words For You:
If KG doesn't lead the T'wolves to a
Game 7 win tonight over the Kings, he is an MVP
flop -- but only in the same way MJ was overrated
until his Bulls finally toppled the Pistons.
Give the Kings the edge, despite playing on the
road: They have been in a win-or-go-home Game 7 before
(a few, actually); this is KG and the T'wolves' first
try at this level.
Think KG is keyed up? Monday's unfortunate
tirade was as much an illustration of frazzled nerves
as an ill-conceived metaphor. The only thing between
Big Ticket and big breakdown seems to be big-game
teammates Cassell and Sprewell.
For future reference: That's the ongoing
historical theme of the NBA playoffs; teams have to be
KO'ed -- usually brutally -- before they learn what it
takes to win.
Pay attention, Kevin Garnett:
For future reference.
Big Unit: Perfect
Season of the 40-Something?
40-year-old Big Unit:
Best single-game performance
41-year-old Roger Clemens:
Best pitcher in MLB in '04
Turns-40-in-8-weeks B. Bonds:
Most feared hitter (still)
40-year-old Karl Malone:
About to win long-awaited ring
40-year-old Brad Pitt:
Leads box office with "Troy"
How to explain it? All share the same qualities
-- the wisdom of "experience" (read: age), combined
with the ultra-physical conditioning regimen of
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Expos: Win 4th straight, over bandwagon-ish Brewers
Shrek: Forget Pitt; ogre is biggest movie star around
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Plax Burress: Off to *super* start; no-show for workout
Sammy Sosa: Sneezin' Sammy is heading to the DL (back)
Pacers Bounce Heat
Miami had morphed into a tougher place
to play than either Detroit or New Jersey, so don't
underestimate the value of Indiana finally
winning there -- and taking that confidence into the
But let's be clear: The Pacers don't
need to win on the road; with home-court
advantage over both the Pistons and the Nets, all the
Pacers have to do is hold serve at home, where they
were best in the East by a solid margin (34-7 vs.
Detroit's 31-10) and have lost just twice in the last
Schmidt's Near No-No
When is one-hitter not news? When it's thrown on the same night as a perfect
game. Pity Jason Schmidt (13 Ks), but pity the hapless
Cubs hitters more. (Catch the Giants and Cubs tonight,
Today's office-pool game: Which of
"Bachelor" Jesse Palmer's relationships will last
The romantic relationship with whichever
clone finalist he selects (Tara vs.
favorite Jessica B) in tonight's season
Or his career relationship with the New York
Even in a world where reality-TV romances are measured
in anniversary weeks -- years? Ha! -- take "Jess" over
Despite finding "systemic failings," no heads to roll. Investigators fail the system -- by letting CU prez, AD, coach off the hook.
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Law and Order
|Det. Lennie Briscoe|
|On to new L/O spinoff|
|DA Adam Schiff|
|Gruff voice of reason|
|EADA Jack McCoy|
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Tampa Bay Lightning moves one step closer to denying
Philly fans (yet again) a trip to a championship
Re: Garnett's apology: For once, instead of "I'm sorry
if I offended anyone," I'd like to hear "I'm sorry for
being an idiot" ...
Breakout star of the NBA Playoffs: Rookie Dwyane Wade
(24 last night), who, like 'Melo, is as worthy of the
Olympic team as LeBron ...
File away until October: The Angels beat the Yankees
1-0 in 11 innings in Anaheim; Jeter with his usual
oh-fer effort ...
Sight for sore arms (and eyes): Kerry Wood throwing
off the mound, said he felt no pain ...
Grizzlies' Jerry West named NBA Exec of the Year;
isn't it about time they just named the award after