Daily Noontime: Monday, June 26th
By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
Happy Monday, everyone! And yes, the Daily Noontime has officially returned, so expect a daily morning blog post going forward!
Let’s get back to business with news and stories from the past few days, as well as today, too:
- This past weekend, the Boston Red Sox won just one of three games against the Los Angles Angles of Anaheim (that team name is such a mouthful to say!). Yet, before winning their initial game of the series, the organization honored the great David Ortiz by retiring his number. It was a special moment, Sox fans.
- Continuing with our Red Sox theme, earlier today Chad Finn posted an interesting (and good read, by the way!) on Boston.com about the club’s former catcher Jason Varitek. Finn posed the following question: ‘Will Jason Varitek ever manage the Red Sox?’
- In case you missed it – and I know, we’re very Red Sox heavy on these links thus far – but Kevin Millar belted a home run over the weekend for the St. Paul Saints. It was his lone at-bat of the weekend – the organization was celebrating 25-years of St. Paul Saints baseball. Good story from our friend Hayden Bird.
- Sure, baseball is America’s pastime, but the game moves WAY too slowly these days. And if you disagree, then consider reading George F. Will‘s opinion piece from the Washington Post.
- Finally, a 9-year-old football player from California received a scholarship offer from the University of Nevada to play football in a few years. Wait … a 9-year-old received a college football scholarship? Yep, check-out the story from the Charlotte Observer.
What we’re watching tonight:
- Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox, 7:15 p.m. – Boston’s Chris Sale goes for his 10th win of the season this evening against a Twins squad that has currently won three-straight.
- New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. – Can the Bronx Bombers rebound from back-to-back losses? Plus, can they keep pace with the Red Sox for first place in the East?
- Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. – The Nationals have been decent at home, they have won 20 of 35 games, which is not bad. Can they win a few more contests in their home ballpark, beginning with tonight’s game against the Cubs?
Video of the Day:
Yes, we love sports, but we also like musicals and movies, too. So, if you’re a fan of Pitch Perfect, then you’ll enjoy today’s ‘video of the day!’ Hopefully this will make you want to sing in the office today!