Interesting article DOK
I m over in the USA at the moment on business and having survived the basketball playoffs the first week I was here - won by Miami Heat, I ve been fed a diet of wall to wall baseball every night since. It s on in every bar every night although, Wimbeldon is also now getting air time live starting at 6am in the morning!
Maybe it is because there is nothing else on but I have started to enjoy it. Last week the San Fransciso Giants beat Los Angeles Dodgers three games to nil last week, without the Dodgers scoring a Home run. That took the Giants to the top of the league, only for them to loose their next two games to the Cincinatti Reds... at home!
Being a saturday most BB games were during the day so I had a treat of watching major league soccer last night. A sell out game played at the Stanford University Stadium in Palo Alto the San Jose Giants ( see they don t have primacy of tenre either!) against the LA Galaxy. What a treat, what a laugh. The standard of play was appalling. It is easy to see why David Beckham was over looked for the Olympics. Yes he scored a goal, from a free kick after half an hour, and that was his sole contribution to the game apart from picking up a yellow card 2 minutes into the 3 minute stoppage time at the end of the game. That was amusing too as during a break in play he took a practice free kick and the ball sailed majestically towards the goal but hit the referee who was speaking with the goal keeper at the time!
The game was strewn with errors, hardly major league A lot of the players' attempts at goal, had these been Rugby, would have easily secured 3 points!
The Earthquakes beat Galaxy 4-3 after scoring first and going 1-3 by half time.