Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - July 9, 2008

That other basketball team in Los Angeles (you know, the Clippers?) has been in the news quite a bit lately. First, they reportedly had a deal working with Baron Davis and then Elton Brand agrees to a deal with the 76ers. The next few days should be interesting for the team as they try to be relevant in Los Angeles. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s cool to have two teams here. We certainly have the population for it. I’ve just been a Lakers fan since I can remember.

Don’t look now, but the Dodgers are actually winning a few games. In fact, Kuroda almost had a no-hitter the other night. At any rate, they remain ½ game behind the Diamondbacks. I feel like a broken record talking about baseball. The Dodgers are mediocre and the Rays are awesome.

Tomorrow night is the Chivas USA vs. L.A. Galaxy match. Yes, we have two MLS soccer teams in Los Angeles also (gosh, it’s great to be an Angelino). This is an especially important meeting since the Galaxy are in 1st place and Chivas are in second.

Today in Sports History

1877 – The first Wimbledon tennis championship is held.

1947 - OJ Simpson, once a celebrated athlete, is born today

1996 – Mike Piazza, catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, is the MVP of the All-Star Game.

1997 – Mike Tyson gets banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield on the ear in a June 28th match.

2002 - The baseball All-Star game is played in Milwaukee and finishes in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings when both teams ran out of pitchers.


Lindsay said...

Yeah you are lucky to have so many teams where you are!

I didn't realize OJ was in his 60s.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah - I'm quite grateful! When I went away to grad school I wasn't so fortunate so I really, really appreciate it now.

Monica 08 said...

Hi Apryl,
What MLS team do you usually cheer for?

Apryl DeLancey said...

Hi Monica,
Galaxy = #1
Chivas = #2
We are so lucky to have two local teams!