Major League Baseball announced the 2016 Gold Glove winners, and Brett Gardner took home left field honors in the American League. How about that? He was up against Alex Gordon and Colby Rasmus. This was Gardner’s third year as a finalist, he was also a finalist in 2011 and 2015 and first actual Gold Glove award win. Long overdue, I’d say.
Gardner’s been really good in left field for a long time now. I’m a bit surprised Gordon, who had won four of the last five left field Gold Gloves, didn’t win based on reputation. I still think the Yankees will use him for trade bait if they can land pitching. I hope they don’t.
Darius Rucker is not only an acclaimed musician, but he has added "sports agent" to his resume. The Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer and country music star has joined the MGC Sports agency. The agency specifically represents golfers, football players and coaches. Rucker said he wants to curtail his musical performances and challenge himself with another venture. I can see him talking to a player and singing his hit, “I only wanna be with you”
The Duke Blue Devils will open the season as the consensus No. 1 college basketball team in the country. A shocker, huh? Already atop the preseason coaches' poll, Duke also took the top spot in the Associated Press Top 25 released Monday. Kentucky was 2nd and Kansas 3rd.
The ACC in my mind, is the best conference in college hoops. Being a long time suffering St. Johns fan, I’ll root for the Big East’s Villanova who was ranked 4th.
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