A few items for your consideration on this sleeping in kind of day.
We mentioned Troy Tulowitzki's absurd numbers in the Rockies' home games in a comment a week or so ago. He's gone plaid since then:
Those numbers don't reflect the three hits he had in his first four at-bats last night. The lone out was a rocket to third that was speared by a diving Chase Headley.
The FA Cup Final got some run in this space, but we probably underplayed the final matchday of Spain's La Liga. Atletico Madrid capped one of the more improbable title runs in elite national soccer league history. With a budget far below that of powers Barcelona and Real Madrid, Atletico managed to hold off both with a 1-1 tie against the legendary Catalan side yesterday. It had been a decade since any team other than the two Spanish titans had captured the La Liga title. And now Atletico goes for the double against Real next Saturday.
Presented with only a brief comment:
One could make the argument that any bet other than one on Miami yields pretty decent value at this point. I'm actually a bit surprised that the Spurs are less than 2-1, especially given the Ibaka injury. As always, entertainment purposes only. Unless you make a lot of cake on it, in which case, a nice sixer of Pliny the Elder would be great.
This guy (no names, people) is coming to DC next weekend to star once again in the National Memorial Day Parade. If you're local, we'll be tailgating. If you're not, consider a trip to the Nation's Capitol to pay your respect.
I realize I'm a bit of a broken record on this topic, but when one's favorite band makes a kickass album, one tends to run on a bit. KEXP hosted Old 97s live in studio this week, playing tunes from Most Messed Up. Please enjoy the selection below - may its sloppy, romantic vibe bring you and your significant other some sweaty, drunk pleasure. Maybe not tonight, perhaps, but some weekend in your near future. And Shlara and I (and Team KQ, hopefully) will be catching Rhett and the boys at the 9:30 Club on May 31. Bart Scott and I can't wait.
Enjoy the final day of the final weekend before you can start wearing white again, boys and girls.