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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Sports: Morning Sports Shorts 4/14 

ESPN baseball rankings: Atlanta tops the list; Houston checks in at No. 16. "Here's hoping rookie Chris Burke gets a chance to eventually play on a regular basis this season." He's played regularly the last four games. And with Craig Biggio taking a pitch on the arm last night (I didn't see it, but I heard it left a brutal lump) Burke will likely play more.

Cardiac kids: T.D. Sanchez triumphed in yet another thriller last night. A back-and-forth game went into the 7th tied 12-12. Then we put up a five-spot, including a clutch two-run single from your humble correspondent. In the bottom half of the frame, the Outhouse Flys smacked a 3-run HR with two outs to cut it to 17-16. The next batter then singled but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Look for a replay on ESPN Classic next week.

Super Bowl in Big D: Football's biggest game is likely headed to Dallas (actually Arlington) in 2011 or 2012, once "Jerryland" is in full operation. Cowboys fans are hoping the team is back in contention for the game by that time. If not they'll just have to polish up the existing five Lombardi trophies and have them looking nice for the fans.

Willis tosses second goose-egg: The Marlins hurler has pitched eighteeen scoreless innings to open the season. Stop and think how amazing that is. In this day and age of set-up men and pitch counts, two complete game shutouts in a season is a good feat. Throwing them in your first two starts just doesn't happen.


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