|This and That|
Week of May 18th, 2015
Each week I will write about the world of sports:
*American Pharoah is off to a good start in the Triple Crown series. Can Bob Baffert pull it off, becoming the first winner of all three races since Affirmed in 1978?
*Sarasota was the sports capital of the world last Friday night. A special thanks to everyone involved in the 10th annual Dick Vitale gala as we raised a record $2.38 million for the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research. It was a special evening as we honored Jim Boeheim, Jimbo Fisher and Lovie Smith. There were tributes and presentations as well as I introduced my All-Courageous team, kids who have beaten cancer. They showed how the money donated for cancer research really works. The battle still rages on as we must beat this dreaded disease.
*Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada came out and said that Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemens did not belong in the Hall of Fame. Posada then said he was caught off-guard by the question about A. Rod. Wonder what the reaction will be when he is announced at Old Timer's Day in the Bronx?
*The Bulls were humiliated at home by the Cavaliers, ending Chicago's season. You know who will get most of the blame...the coach.
*The Western Conference final between Golden State and Houston should be fun to watch. Stephen Curry vs James Harden! Throw in LeBron James in the Eastern final and the stars will be shining.