I’m gonna warn you, I’m about to talk about fashion (if you can call it that) for a little bit. I stopped myself before getting all academic on you and talking about signaling class and “conspicuous leisure” and all, so take solace in that.
The U.S. Open is coming to a close, meaning that the Main Line can calm the hell down, and you won’t have to warp zone your way to Ardmore from Rosemont. But in case you want to dress like it’s tee-off all summer long, the U.S. Open store is on it. From polos in every color of the rainbow to $80 totebags that you’re not actually allowed to bring to the U.S. Open, you’ll have a wardrobe so versatile that will take you everywhere from the golf course to… the brunch right after you play golf. That outfit on the left manages to combine seersucker, madras, and a popped collar—triple prep score!
Merchandise includes specially created U.S. Open clothes by brands such as Ralph Lauren, Lilly Pulitzer, and Vineyard Vines because of course it does. Sadly this ridiculous hat did not make the cut, which is a real oversight on the part of whoever picks out what to sell at the Open. But I’ll cut them some slack because between the constant rainstorms and the Caddyshack gopher showing up, it’s been quite a U.S. Open to deal with.
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SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.
Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.
The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.
Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.
Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.
It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).
The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.
There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.
Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.