Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 23, 2010: one of the great sports days ever

in the order of my excitement:

R.A. Dickey!!! threw 8 scoreless against Tigers; now has 6-0 record and 2.20 ERA as New York Met!!! I've always said: R.A. Dickey's true destiny is to be a dynamic and charismatic star who electrifies New York City. Anyone coulda seen it coming.

Update: Harold Reynolds analyzes R.A. Dickey's success, concludes: "This is a great story".

TCUnbelievable, facing elimination from the College World Series, scores 8 in the 8th to overcome a 7-3 deficit for an 11-7 victory. TCU has been adopted by Omaha CWS fans as this year's Cinderella who is fun to root for.

Texas Rangers win their 10th in a row. Ogando! Ogando threw 1 inning in his 1st appearance, 2 scoreless in his 2nd appearance, 3 scoreless (on 25 pitches!) in his 3rd appearance. Clearly, he needs to start!

Landon Donovan. Fun moment for U.S. soccer fans, and instantly the most famous goal in U.S. Soccer history. Donovan slips into frame like a thief: as if he is moving in to grab a woman's handbag and then run away with it towards the corner flag.

U.S. fans in Lincoln, Nebraska react to the final 90 seconds of the match:

The tension in a World Cup game is notable. The veteran Donovan cried and cried during postgame interviews. He's spent a career working to get the United States to this point.

Wimbledon: American John Isner and Frenchman Nicholas Mahut are playing the longest match in Wimbledon history: 9 1/2 hours, and still it goes on. Hilarity in the London Guardian live blog of the day - just scroll down:

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