I didn't watch much in sports on Saturday [aside from the Cubs-Sox brawl on Fox]. My wife's best friend was getting married....and we had a great time out there seeing it. As I am writing this, my wife is passed out on the couch [I don't drink, so I am okay].
But, with the help of my ESPN Mobile, I was kept abreast of all the goin's on.
BARBARO BREAKS LEG: In a very, very sad event, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke his leg right off the start of the Preakness. The horse fractured his leg above and below his ankle....ending his career and possibly ending his life. Bernadini ended up winning....but the story of this was the injury to Barbaro. He is undergoing surgery to hopefully keep him alive....but it may be a grim conclusion. This comes at a time where several good race horses have had to been euthanized after acquiring the equine herpes disease. Barbaro was a champion horse who was a legit Triple Crown contender and a star in the making. Get well, Barbaro!
BARRY BONDS TIES BABE: Barry Bonds smashed his 714th home run in Oakland...tying him with Babe Ruth for 2nd all time. So, every HR he hits after this will have only been matched by Hank Aaron.
WELCOME BACK TO CHARLOTTE: The racetrack in Charlotte [okay, Concord which is a step over the county line] is called Lowe's Motor Speedway. So it is fitting that Jimmie Johnson's #48 Lowe's car is soooo dominant at that track. Johnson won the Nextel Cup All Star Race on Saturday night....the precursor to the Coca Cola 600 next weekend. Johnson has 7 wins at Lowe's since 2002.....including the last three Coca Cola 600s. So, guess where my money will be for the 600 next week.
CUBS-WHITE SOX BRAWL: Scroll down for the pick of the punch.....but a good ol' basebrawl is fun to watch at times. Especially when it really came from nowhere. Sure, AJ Pierzynski did plow into Michael Barrett.....but where is the problem?? As a catcher, it is expected. Barrett said that he didn't have the ball....okay, then why block the plate???? Anyway, thanks for that, guys!
THE WNBA BEGAN: With it's 10th season beginning....the defending champion Sacramento Monarchs celebrated it by thrashing the Phoenix Mercury by 27. That happens when you outscore your opponent 26-6 in the second quarter. Other haps? The expansion Chicago Sky beat the Charlotte Sting, in Charlotte, for their first ever win. In that same game, the Sting retired Andrea Stinson's number. The Sun beat the Liberty....and the Fever beat the Shock. And, yeah, only 5 of the 14 teams have names that actually end with a plural "s" [Mystics, Sparks, Monarchs, Silver Stars, Comets]. The Fever, Shock, Sun, Sky, Liberty, Sting, Storm, Lynx and Mercury round out the league.
SABRES BEAT CANES: In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Sabres jumped out to an early lead and hung onto it all game long as they took the series lead from Carolina. Today? Well, Game 2 of the improbable Ducks-Oilers Western Conference Finals [Oilers lead 1-0].