What I am dreaming for in the world of sports… Sunday May 8, 2011

Mothers Day 2011 looks like it is going to be an intense day of sports.
Now how can everything fall into place and make me feel like it was a perfect sports day?

Here’s what needs to happen:

THE RED SOX NEED TO BEAT THE TWINS...
Edge closer to .500

THE RANGERS NEED TO BEAT THE YANKEES…
Have the Red Sox inch closer to first place.
THE INDIANS TO WIN IN EXTRA INNINGS…
The Indians continuing their surprising run will help keep the upcoming Sully Baseball video relevant, but I like seeing my pre season Cy Young pick Dan Haren do well.
THE GIANTS NEED TO WIN IN WALK OFF STYLE
It seems to be the only way they know how to.
THE PIRATES NEED TO BEAT THE ASTROS
But I can’t disclose why or I will jinx it
THE CARDINALS NEED TO LOSE
Again, I can’t spill the beans why. No Pirate fan will let me say it out loud.
MARK BUEHRLE NEEDS TO THROW HIS THIRD NO HITTER
He’s due.

MY SAN JOSE SHARKS NEED TO WIN AND ADVANCE TO THE CONFERENCE FINALS
I want a Bruins – Sharks Cup final!
THE HAWKS NEED TO TIE THE SERIES WITH A WIN
When I care about neither team, I wat 7 games.
THE LAKERS NEED TO LOSE AND GET SWEPT
And maybe that will end the Kobe/Michael comparisons.

Let’s see how many of these will happen.

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There’s a lot of sports going on today

There is a ton of baseball to watch.

Matt Cain is on the mound for the Giants.
The Blue Jays and Yankees are going at it.

The Indians are looking to continue their winning ways into May.

The Red Sox game is starting as they try to avoid a sweep by Seattle.

Phillies play the Mets later tonight.


Meanwhile my San Jose Sharks are looking to go up 2-0 in their series against the Red Wings.

And the playoff series people have been drooling for, the Heat versus my Celtics, starts today. (And that’s after Oklahoma City and Memphis square off THEIR Game 1.)

So which one am I watching?

None.

I am off to the beach with my family.
It’s called priorities. It’s a beautiful Sunday in California.

(But if the Celtics make it back to the NBA Finals and the Sharks play for the Stanley Cup, my butt is parked on the couch.)

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REALLY San Jose Sharks?

Look, I like the Sharks. They are my hockey team.
And yes, I realize that this is a NHL wide promotion.

But seeing that I have clicked on a few Sharks websites, this gem landed in my mail box.

The PRIDE of Ireland?

As a man who has some Irish blood in him, I don’t recall hearing stories of my ancestors coming over on the boat, being conscripted into the Civil War, building the railways and working their way up the New England working class singing songs about the old country and Joe Thornton.

Seriously… The Celtics? The Notre Dame Fighting Irish? I’ll listen.

The Sharks?
Their color isn’t even green!

It is teal, which is bluish green.

That being said, this Irish American says Go Sharks (but not for any ethnic pride.)

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