The Return Part 2

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Here is the second half of my 30 thoughts:

  1. Maybe it’s time we start taking Jose Bautista seriously. The home run hitting sensation of last year is doing it again. With a MLB leading 20 home runs as well 38 RBI and a .363 batting average, it’s looking more and more like Bautista’s 2010 season wasn’t a fluke.
  2. After a slow start, Jay Bruce has been on fire of late. In Bruce’s last 13 games, he has 20 RBI and 8 HR. Bruce entered may with 4 HRs and 11 RBI but exits May with 16 HR and 44 RBI.
  3. Scoring runs has never been San Francisco’s strong suit, but the loss of Buster Posey means their pitching staff will have to take it to another level. The Giants are tied with San Diego and Minnesota for the least amount of runs scored yet sit a half game back of the Diamondbacks for the division lead.
  4. The most disappointing team this MLB season has to be the Minnesota Twins. The preseason favorite to win the AL Central currently has the worst record in the MLB. At 17-36 and 15.5 games behind the Indians, the Twins’ season looks over already.
  5. When the Red Sox started 2-9, many people starting hitting their panic buttons. Now, the Red Sox have climbed to 30-25 and sit one game behind the New York Yankees. The rest of the MLB has to be saying to themselves, “they are who we thought they were, and we let them off the hook!”

    Adrian Gonzalez has been a huge part of the Red Sox success as he leads the MLB in RBI. (Image via thebostonchannel.com)

  6. The days of Jon Kuester’s tenure as the Pistons head coach are quickly dwindling. With news that the NBA has approved the sale of the Pistons to Tom Gores, Kuester and the Pistons will most likely part ways.
  7. I realize that everyone feels bad for the Cleveland Cavaliers after the LeBron Decision, but that doesn’t mean everyone needs to help them. Maybe it’s just me, but giving the 8th pick in the draft and Richard Hamilton to the Cavs to clear cap space seems quite dumb.
  8. As more and more information comes out, its looks like Lance Armstrong wasn’t as clean as we thought he was. Honestly, who cares? What Armstrong did off the bike was ten times more important than what he did on it. Remember him for all the good he has done rather than a cheater.
  9. It truly is incredible how pathetic the NFL is. It’s June 1 and the upcoming NFL season is in jeopardy. I wish I could fight over 9 billions dollars. Grow up and get a deal done.
  10. It’s going to be a long summer if we are already talking about the NBA lockout. According to David Stern, a lockout will be hard to avoid. Perfect, now ESPN can fill two hours with complete nonsense talking about the NFL and NBA lockouts.
  11. I decided that Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor are so dumb that they deserved another number. Pryor is either completely ignorant or arrogant considering he showed up the players only meeting in a brand new car with temporary tags on it. Also, reports say Pryor was driving on a suspended license. Genius. All of this would’ve been avoided had Tressel not lied to the NCAA. Instead, Tressel is out of a job and Ohio State is under investigation. See boys and girls, always tell the truth.
  12. I saw Hangover 2 and must say, the first one was better. Maybe my expectations were too high but Hangover 2 wasn’t as funny as Hangover. Either way, it was still a good time and I suggest you go see it.
  13. Here are my Top 5 MLB Teams:
    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. Boston Red Sox
    3. St. Louis Cardinals
    4. Cleveland Indians
    5. Florida Marlins
  14. The NBA Finals started yesterday but I tweeted what my pick was because my procrastination methods got the best of me. I picked the Miami Heat in 5 and I would be shocked if the Mavericks win. LeBron, Wade and Bosh are on a mission, and I don’t see a way the Mavericks can stop them.
  15. Tonight marks the start of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins. I’m picking the Bruins in 7 because of Tim Thomas. The man has been incredible and his stick save against Tampa Bay was mind-boggling. If the Bruins can play smart and not take stupid penalties, the Bruins should be right there in the end.

Even if your favorite sports team was knocked out of the NBA or NHL playoffs, you should still watch and appreciate the effort, heart and determination on display as teams give everything they have for the ultimate prize.

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  1. Yeah, I’m picking Miami in 6. I agree, I’d be shocked if they lose though. I’m picking Vancouver in 5 or 6. I’d love to see a great series, especially since they have the two best goalies in the league, stat-wise.

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