Save for a few more games, the sports have completed their sportsing this weekend. Let’s look back together at all the happenings in this week’s SSM.
The Albert Pujols show, big episode this week Joined the 700 club, not bad for an antique He did it in style, two bombs out in LA The Yankees home run record keeping Aaron Judge at bay
Tough week in Miami, The U indeed not back MTSU came to town, Hurricanes blue and black First year, new coach for the ‘canes, so this isn’t the end Another upset like this though, things may just start to bend
TB12 and A-Rod, who’s your favorite old QB On field goat debate, what a thing to see Could not care less who won the game, what matters to us most Was how the hell did a bee swarm end up on the goal post?
Colts and the Chiefs, thought this would be easy By the end of the game Kansas City fans were queasy Big upset for Indy, Matt Ryan won a big one Tough loss for the Chiefs, Andy Reid had no fun
Another week of sports has come to an end. Another edition of SSM is about to begin.
New York Jets a huge comeback, the Browns just could not close Jets fans feeling the win, there are so few of those Down two scores, two minutes left, Cleveland had it all but won Mental errors and screwups, all their hard work undone
Another comeback winner, Fins Up Dolphin fans Ravens thought they had the win, Tua had other plans Six touchdowns, a ton of yards, Miami 2-0 Coach McDaniel and the Fins putting on quite a show
All rise for Aaron Judge, just continues to rake Fifty nine home runs this year is clearly no mistake He should catch Ruth, Maris, and Sosa, probably not Bonds Sixteen games left on the year, let’s see how he responds
The Las Vegas Aces, WNBA champs Took the series 3-1, put Connecticut in clamps Becky Hammon, rookie coach, didn’t mean a thing Did what she does best, coached hard, and got herself a ring
So, you wanted to mortgage your organization’s future, huh?
Since being traded from the Nationals a month and half ago, Juan Soto’s time in San Diego has been…bad.
No other way to say it. The Padres gave up five players, including major league talent, to acquire Soto. The deal seemed to make sense contractually at the time, as he won’t be a free agent until after the 2024 season. But if things don’t get better in a hurry, it’s going to be a short two years in San Diego that might seem like a lot longer than that.
Just for some context here, Brandon Marsh, a career .247/.301/.370 guy is outperforming Soto in almost every way:
That’s pretty damning…especially the height.
Soto’s only gone deep three times, knocked in seven runs, and lead the Padres to a 18-19 record since the trade.
Don’t want to dump on the guy too much, but one more example of what a dumpster fire this trade has been:
I’m sure this eventually will work out and Soto will get back to his old ways. There’s not a chance this will keep going on he’ll regret turning down a 15-year, $400M contract, right?
The dog days of summer are about to come to an end, and this week’s SSM is about to begin.
Week zero college football, back in a minor way Next week all of the big boys, will come out to play Still great to have real games, that actually count I think we all missed college football quite a large amount
The sad downside of football, injuries occur The rough part of the game that none of us prefer You never want to see a player get carted off the field But Poe was hurt, really bad, hope he will soon heal
A monster baseball contract, pen to ink this week Julio Rodríguez wins again, continues his hot streak Fourteen years, $200 mil, that much is guaranteed Seattle is a great sports town, this is the guy they need
Big weekend for the Mariners, and their GOAT Ichiro Inducted to their Hall of Fame, should’ve happened years ago The baseball Hall of Fame is not far down the road An incredible player with everything he showed
A bad break for the Thunder, and their big draft pick Chet Holmgren’s gonna miss the season, Oklahoma sick It happened in a pro-am, trying to guard The King LeBron hit him a little hard, made Chet’s little foot sting
This week’s SSM has it all; mystery absences, crumbling baseball teams, and pro-am basketball.
The GOAT of quarterbacks, Mr. Tom Brady Has been away for some time now, kind of seems shady Assuming everyone is fine, the best theory has come That he’s been filming Masked Singer, if true how great and dumb
Speaking of TB12, what could’ve been in Vegas Apparently the deal was done, not much more to discuss Jon Gruden nixed a package deal for Gronk and the QB Would’ve had two more Super Bowls by now, maybe three
Whose fans feel the worst right now, the White Sox or Yankees Yanks can’t win a game, La Russa’s brain is filled with bees New York is at least still leading a tough AL East Every day Chicago’s playoff chances just decrease
Pro-am basketball has become a hit this summer The latest was The Crawsover, event was not a bummer LeBron, Tatum, Holmgren, the lineup was real deep A cool environment to get to see the big boys leap
As the sport of baseball thrives in popularity, the fearless leader of Major League Baseball bravely came out against the biased and unfair notion that minor league baseball players are criminally underpaid:
According to the New York Times, MLB “raised pay for minor league players in 2021, with Class A minimum salaries rising from $290 to $500 a week and Class AAA salaries increasing from $502 to $700.”
These prima donna minor leaguers, $290 per week wasn’t enough? You really need half a grand a week like some kind of galavanting fast food worker? Shame on you. Last time I checked, $290 was more than enough to survive on ramen noodles, a pay by the minute phone, and an annual shopping trip to Goodwill.
What else do you need? One of this country’s biggest issues is the 1%’s hogging all of the wealth. Our lionhearted Commissioner tried as hard as he could to eliminate the unjust wage gap in America, but these greedy minor leaguers, grabbing at every dime in the couches they sleep on, overran him.
So, congratulations on living the American dream, minor league baseball players. Enjoy those mammoth paychecks and looking down at all the peasants.
Keep fighting the good fight, Commissioner Manfred. We’re proud of you.
The summer sports calendar can sometimes feel slow, but there’s always enough to recap the week that was in our latest edition of SSM.
The Old Course at St. Andrews, another major done Thought it was Rory’s weekend; but Cam Smith was the one Big weekend for the Aussie, and he’s a sight to see We’ll see if he can repeat in 2023
Chris Sale just can’t catch a break, hurt in his second start Since coming off the injured list, now again will depart A big investment for the Sox, so far has had no luck As far as we can read, no players or coaches struck
Juan Soto is a different case, no contract yet for him Turned down a big payday, future with the Nats is grim A bold decision to turn down $440 million bucks Whoever pays the man will have to bring one or two Brinks trucks
Hope you had LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan On your Drew League fantasy team, both played like the chosen In Saturday’s game, both filled up the stat book Can you imagine if LeBron chose him over Westbrook?