Huge news stories flying everywhere today. The Red Sox have apparently acquired Adam LaRoche. I’m trying to think of a way to describe Adam LaRoche. He’s like Mark Grace, minus a hit a week and the filthy mouth. The Red Sox are officially out of first place, and only 3.5 games ahead of Tampa…so I guess it’s about time to do something. Too bad they don’t play in the NL East.
Lance Armstrong isn’t going to win the Tour of France unless a couple guys bike off cliffs, or he takes some of Lenny Dykstra’s “special vitamins”. Finishing 3rd in the Tour of France is kind of like finishing 3783th in the Tour of France, no?
The real story of the afternoon, though, is that Fred is down. Again. I was playing it cool this week. I knew Fred was in the field for the Canadian Open, and he’d had some good finishes this year, played decent at Glen Abbey last year, but I didn’t want to get ahead of myself. Ok, I was thinking top-ten, but I didn’t say it..yet. Well, Monday during Mike Weir’s charity event before the tourney Fred bent down to pick his ball up out of the hole, and poof…no more back.
Fred pulled out of today’s pro-am, and then early today he was officially removed from the field. Hard to say what this means for the rest of the season. Fred has to captain the President’s Cup team, and I’m sure he’s going to want to be on his feet for that, so I could see him just shutting it down. If it’s not too severe of a tweak, maybe he plays a time or two, just to check in on some potential Captain’s picks.
Has to be frustrating for the man to have something so innocuous put him out of commission for an extended period of time. I mean, are these legal on Tour? How many have been sent to Freddie I wonder. Fred’s absence makes the Canadian Open all but unwatchable. They need to get this event a better spot on the schedule, and a better field. Long John is playing, though. Maybe he can save the TV ratings.