The NBA is at rest right now waiting for what will be the most exciting playoffs in years.  But, that doesn’t start till Saturday.  The lead story going into the playoffs is that the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili will most likely miss Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies due to an elbow sprain.  This is a big deal for two reasons:  (1) Manu is playing great basketball  right now and is arguably the best player on the Spurs.  And (2) The Grizzlies are one of the hottest teams in the NBA and are capable of beating absolutely anybody.  If somehow the Spurs drop Game 1 against Memphis, the Grizzlies gain a slight home court advantage over them and every single game matters in the playoffs.  The Spurs better hope they get him back in Game 2.


So, without basketball, we have baseball to discuss.  Yesterday, the New York Yankees were looking to regain the first place lead against the Orioles.  But towards the end of the game, they found themselves down 5-0.  Fortunately, the Yankees got some clutch hitting from Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira to get within one run.  They would have one more chance in the bottom of the 9th, and Jorge Posada hit a solo shot to tie the game and send it into extra innings.  Then, in the bottom of the 10th, Nick Swisher’s sacrifice fly brought in Mark Teixeira to score, and the Yankees win and regain the lead in the AL East.  Now, can the Red Sox catch them?  They have about 150 games to try.  NY Yankees 6, Baltimore 5.

And in Philadelphia, the Phillies acquired pitching ace for hire Cliff Lee this off season to solidify the best pitching staff in the majors.  In his first outing, Cliff Lee wasn’t exactly impressive, but he sure came back and showed the world that he is a force of nature last night against the Washington Nationals.  Lee pitched a complete game and struck out 12 batters.  Wow!  Now, this pitching staff is starting to look ‘as promised’ if you will.  If this staff (Lee, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt) can get in a groove, they might even be able to break some kind of win record.  The Phillies are scary this season!  Philadelphia 4, Washington 0.

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