Last night was a great performance by the Phillies. They did what they do best, found a way to lose. Despite another solid outing from rookie Robinson Tejeda, the Phillies couldn't get any offense going. Ryan Howard his a pop fly to left with two men on which carried just enough to be a 3 run homer. It is nice to see Howard have some success as Jim Thome's replacement. It is really unfortunate that Phillie fans may never get a chance to see Howard play on a regular basis for the Phils.
Other than Howard's home run, the Phillies bats were silent. Rheal Cormier has proved he can't be brought into close games. Billy Wagner didn't help his chances of being voted onto the final spot of the All Star team either by showing he is very mortal. Coming into a tie ball game Wagner gave up a blast to deep center that was inches from being a homerum but ended up a triple. Then quickly allowed the go ahead run.
All Star Final Vote
Two Phillies made the Final Vote Ballot: Billy Wagner and Brett Myers. I'm going to guess that having two Phillies on the ballot will make it really tough for either of them to be selected. I'd give Wagner a better chance, simply because he has the potential to throw 100 mph and fans like something exciting.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.
Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.
Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.
The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.
Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.
It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.
Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.
A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.
In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.
You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.