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Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Pirates Have Cracked The Matrix and Sit in First Place

They said it couldn't be done. It's been over 20 years since the Pirates even sniffed a playoff game or even had a winning record. But The Marte has helped change all that. He is the one.

Well one of many who have helped Pittsburgh into first place in the NL Central. Currently they have 69 wins to 44 losses and sit 3 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals. With 49 games left all they have to do is go 13-36 to insure a winning season. But these Buccos have much bigger plans. If they only go .500 ball then they win 94 games and would probably win the division and most certainly will be guaranteed a Wild Card spot. Are they a World Series contender? I have a hard time believing it. But then again I didn't think Starling Marte could pull a Neo. So anything is possible.

The US Open Starts Today in Oak Hill, Check Out Rory McIlroy's Pad in Florida

Yeah I know this video of Rory McIlroy's home down in Jupiter, FL has nothing to do with the US Open starting in Oak Hill Country Club up in Rochester, NY today but I've always been fascinated by athlete or celebrities homes. Like where do they keep the dead hookers? Are the slaves always in the bottom dungeon? Just a few of the questions that pop in my head along with number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Since ESPN keeps getting away from actual sports highlights I say they do a show just on athlete's homes. It can be hosted by Darren Rovell and sponsored by Nike and Bose. Nice pad by the way McIlroy. But it's missing a key ingredient: Guinness tap. I thought all rich Irishmen had one of those.