Yesterday’s Big Story – Like the NFL before it, the National Basketball Association announced yesterday that a new collective bargaining agreement could not be agreed upon before the current CBA expired, leading to a lockout. While this lockout seems to have understandably gotten less publicity than the NFL’s version, the general consensus among basketball experts is that the NBA lockout is much worse.
Yesterday’s Star – Geovany Soto, Catcher, Chicago Cubs: Soto delivered a pinch hit, three-run walk-off homerun to cap a four-run rally and send the Cubs to a stunning 5-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. It was Soto’s first career walk-off hit.
Yesterday’s Fail – The Texas Rangers: Got shut out 7-0 by the 29-53 Houston Astros. ‘Nuff said.
Yesterday in Washington – Happy Birthday LaVar Arrington! And that was about it for yesterday.
Today in Washington – The Nats are back in town against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fresh off a three game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Washington turns to Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 4,18 ERA) to stop the bleeding.