The transition from a big weekend of sports to starting a new week is a transition that takes a little time sometimes.
It’s 1:30 AM Monday and this is a great time for an insomniac to do just that!
Harrison throttles Mariners for much-needed win
Ron Washington manages on faith. On trusting his players.
That belief worked yet again in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Seattle at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Washington let a refreshed Matt Harrison pitch into the ninth inning, then put the last out in reliever Koji Uehara’s hands in order to let closer Joe Nathan have two more days off with the Rangers locked in a division race with the surging Oakland A’s.
Harrison got the first two outs mixed in with a walk. Then after he gave up a single to Jesus Montero, Washington went to the right-handed Uehara with the left-handed-hitting Michael Saunders due up. Uehara, whose splitter is highly effective against lefties, got Saunders to swing at a 2-2 pitch in the dirt to seal a much-needed victory for the Rangers.
The Rangers won yet another series — they’ve won eight of their last nine — and with the A’s 9-5 loss against Baltimore, added to their lead for the first time since Sept. 6. The Rangers are three games up on the A’s with 16 games left, seven of which are against Oakland.
Wow, how bout this?
Tony Stewart grabs Kevin Harvick’s wife’s behind:
I guess if you live in a trailer 9 months out of the year and do what these guys do, I guess you need a little warped since of humor.
Tony Stewart has a pre-race ritual where he grabs someone’s behind for good luck, and Kevin Harvick’s wife was the victim on Sunday before the Geico 400 at Chicagoland.
Doug Demmons of The Birmingham News says that Stewart frequently grabs the behind of DeLana Harvick before races. DeLana apparently even said on the radio that she is on the lookout to avoid the grab so that she doesn’t give Stewart luck.
Harvick must have let her guard down on Sunday, because as you can see in the video below, Stewart got her.
Tom Coughlin upset with Greg Schiano over Giants-Bucs ending:
Tom Coughlin got in Greg Schiano’s face when the two were headed for their postgame handshake following the Giants’ 41-34 comeback win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Coughlin was upset that the Buccaneers busted up the gut and knocked over Eli Manning when the Giants lined up in the victory formation to kneel down at the end of the game. Tampa Bay was likely upset that Josh Freeman had just thrown an interception to seal the victory for New York, and they tried busting through the Giants line and to Manning out of frustration.
The Bucs were taking out their anger on the wrong source; they should be looking at themselves for blowing a 27-13 third quarter lead.
I’m just not sure how to talk about the Cowboys losing to the Seahawks. Here are a few reasons: I guess when your offensive line has only practiced together for 3 days, things like this are in store. Gawd.
Johnny Manziel was on the verge of being clobbered by SMU’s Taylor Reed early in the third quarter.
Instead, Texas A&M’s redshirt freshman quarterback shifted to his left to avoid the charging linebacker and lofted a perfect pass to Kenric McNeal for a 42-yard touchdown.
It was one of the dynamic plays Manziel made to help the Aggies earn their first victory of the season.
Manziel accounted for 418 total yards and six touchdowns in three quarters, and Texas A&M overcame a sluggish start to beat SMU 48-3 Saturday.
Manziel threw for four touchdowns and a school-freshman-record 294 yards. He also had 13 carries for 124 yards and a pair of a scoring runs. By the way, Texas A&M is home to the ORIGINAL 12th Man. They had it long before the Seahawks ever came in to the NFL. So take THAT Seattle!
So we start a new week, Rangers are traveling to the Angels so no baseball tonight, and we try to pick ourselves up and start a new week. Thanks for reading the best blog in these here parts!
Have a great day.