Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - July 2, 2008

Wimbledon is still happening for the rest of the week. Venus and Serena Williams are both in contention as are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. All four are playing today as is Marat Safin.

Baseball is rather interesting this year, with the Devil Rays still at the top and here we are in July. Sports radio and television are both really starting to pay attention to the team. As of this morning, they are 2.5 games ahead of the Red Sox. Pretty remarkable. By the way, today is the last day to vote for the All-Star Game participants. Go vote for your favorite before 11:59 PM EST.

In spite of the NBA season being over there is plenty of news with the recent draft and trade transactions. The Los Angeles Clippers are trying to be more than an afterthought in the city. It must be hard to play in the same building as the Los Angeles Lakers. Over the years, the only people that seem to go to Clippers games are those who cannot secure Lakers tickets and really want to watch some basketball. Well, maybe that isn’t 100% of the fans. At any rate, ESPN calls them instantly relevant by adding Baron Davis to the roster. Sure, that will make them more exciting, but one player does not mean you’ll win a title. Just ask LeBron James.

Today in sports history

1964 – Jose Canseco is born today.

1983 - In the 90th Wimbledon Women’s Tennis event: Martina Navratilova starts her run of six consecutive grand slam women’s singles titles.

1988 - In the 95th Wimbledon Women’s Tennis event: Steffi Graf defeats Martina Navratilova.


Monica 08 said...

Which Wimbledon match did you see? I saw 'Super' Mario Ancic against Federer on ESPN. I forwarded a few parts except the game that lasted 20 minutes, I think it was 9 times Deuce. I wonder why Ancic wasn't sharp in the 1st set.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I have not been able to watch much but that will change over the next few days!

Lindsay said...

Yeah, I always forget about the Clippers. And I didn't know that women have been playing in Wimbledon for 115 years!

Apryl DeLancey said...

I know, poor Clippers...I have actually been to one of their games once. I scored some free tickets - it was weird to see those colors inside the Staples Center!