“Culling the thoughts that occur when you’re standing around waiting for something to happen”
How do you suppose former University of Arizona Wildcat Richard Jefferson and his teammates feel about the recent photo of Mexican drug cartel kingpin Sergio Villarreal Barragan being arrested on Sept. 10 proudly wearing a San Antonio Spurs T-shirt?
The NHL preseason is underway and if you’re anything like me you…well, you also probably hadn’t noticed.
It seems like just yesterday the Chicago Blackhawks were hoisting the Stanley Cup, 10 days before the Los Angeles Lakers did an Irish jig on the Boston Celtics’ NBA Finals dreams.
Well, the boys of winter are back — despite the fact that Los Angeles hit a record high 113 degrees today.
Off-seasons appear to be shrinking in the big-dollar game of sports. How much of a hiatus do we actually get to ease out of our post-title hangovers?
On average? About 100 days.
SEASON FINALE . TRAINING CAMP BEGAN . DAYS
NHL June 9 Sept. 17 100
NBA June 17 Sept. 27 102
MLB Nov. 4 Feb. 15 103
NFL Feb. 7 July 23 166*
*Mini camp after 75 days
David Aardsma recently picked up his 30 save of the season for the Seattle Mariners.
I’ll never forget my first encounter with the closer when he pitched for the Chicago White Sox in 2007.
Aardsma was in the Sox’ spring training office in Tucson and using a copy machine.
All I could think was “what the heck does a baseball player need to make copies of?”