Ichiro Suzuki continues to struggle, going 0-4 last night. No home runs, but the Yanks are still hitting, in spite of the two-day vacation imposed by the weather.
## The Orioles, who had all the luck in the world last year, don't have it this year. Adam Jones dropped a bases-loaded fly ball in deep centerfield - a three-run error. In their next at bat, they blew a big chance to get back into the game when the first two men got on, by hitting into a triple play. The worm has turned.
## Carlos Quentin was suspended for 8 games for attacking Zack Greinke and injuring his shoulder after Greinke hit Quentin with a pitch. The suspension is too short. Dodger manager felt Quentin should be suspended for as long a Greinke is out, but that might be too much. I think he should be suspended for as many starts as Greinke misses, approximately 12-14.
## Bonus item:
The Toronto Blue Jays, considered to be the favorites to win the AL East, are in last place. Boston & New York, expected to fight for last place are tied for first.
The team thought to be the best in baseball, the Washington Nationals, have the worst record, 1-9, and are in last place.
The LA Angels, with Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols, are only slightly better at 2-8, and have already had their first team meeting.
***THEY SAID IT***
"Lindsey Vonn is in Augusta cheering Tiger on at the Masters. And presumably making sure Woods doesn’t head out for a pancake breakfast by himself." -- Janice Hough
" Supermodel Adriana Lima wowed a Miami fashion show by deliberately wearing a designer outfit backwards. Lima looked fabulous, although no one knew if she was coming or going." -- RJ Currie
"May I suggest we send the fired Rutgers basketball coach to deal with North Korea?" -- Tim Hunter
Norman Chad's Stupidest Things In Sports
"Sportscasters wearing leis every time they cover an event in Hawaii. You don’t see newscasters walking around with rosary beads every time they cover something at the Vatican."
"The seventh-inning stretch. For starters, considering the obesity epidemic in America, there’s no room to stretch any more without knocking over your upper-deck neighbor. Besides, here in Los Angeles, most of us have left by the seventh inning, anyway."