Friday, April 1, 2011
Ozzie sporting a new look?
Ozzie Guillen showed up to the postgame press conference with a new wardrobe, a shirt that read "Ozzie mows Wrigley Field," complete with a photo of the White Sox manager mowing the lawn at the Cubs' home field. (CSNChicago.com)
Rodman in the Hall of Fame?
The Pistons honored Dennis Rodman by retiring his No. 10 Friday night, but a bigger honor awaits Monday.
A Pistons source confirms that the NBA will announce that Rodman is part of the 2011 class of Hall of Fame inductees.
Rodman didn't speak much on the topic of the Hall of Fame during a 20-minute press conference Friday evening, deflecting one question about it by saying he had a lot going on. But he did touch on several other topics and became very emotional at times. (mlive.com)Holliday to undergo appendectomy
The St. Louis Cardinals will have to play without another major contributor for a while this season. Just a day after hitting a solo home run in the season opener, Matt Holliday will undergo an appendectomy.
The outfielder went home after the 5-3 extra-inning loss to the Padres and began feeling pain.
General manager John Mozeliak said the club will not make any roster moves today, instead waiting to hear from doctors about how the surgery goes. (StlToday.com)
The best goal call in Fire history?
The Chicago Fire defeated the Colorado Rapids in the second round of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying at Shea Stadium in Peoria on Wednesday. But it is the energetic and at times hysterical goal calls that have had fans talking.
Communications Manager Brendan Hannan made his play-by-play debut alongside Team Writer Jeff Crandall, and drew inspiration from Jerry Seinfeld. (Chicago-Fire.com)
More and more agree: Cam Newton is No. 1 pick
On NFL Network's late-night edition of "Total Access" Thursday, Albert Breer became the latest reporter to predict Cam Newton will be the No. 1 selection in April's draft.
"If you ask me today, Cam Newton goes to Carolina with (the) first pick, Breer wrote on Twitter just before the segment. Breer added on air, This kid has dealt with a lot of things. And hes been a leader throughout it. I spoke to a personnel man recently. He would be shocked if Cam Newton wasnt the No. 1 overall pick. (Newton) still remains strong there as the top quarterback in the draft. (ProFootballTalk)
Krause leaving Sox for Arizona job
The White Sox's struggling effort to maintain a presence in Latin America is facing yet another challenge. Director of White Sox international scouting Jerry Krause will leave the team to take a position with Arizona.
Krause held his position with the Sox for less than one year. He leaves to serve as special assistant to Jerry DiPoto, the Diamondbacks' executive vice president of scouting and player development.
Krause was the Bulls' former general manager and had spent 21 of his 37 years scouting baseball players. (ChicagoBreakingSports)
Unlikely ex-Hawk garners Goal of the Night honors
The folks at ProHockeyTalk select the best save and goal every night during the NHL season, and last night, Ben Eager won the title of Best Goal of the Night.
No, this is not an April Fool's Day joke, Eager, the former Blackhawks enforcer is the legitimate Goal of the Night winner.
Currently on the San Jose Sharks, Eager showed that he could use his hands for more than just fighting, taking a nice pass and moving it to his backhand to score a beauty of a goal. (ProHockeyTalk)