landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
With the first group already going in Augusta thought I'd start an open discussion. Notable group tee times:
Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Cheng Jin - 9:26am
Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau - 9:48am
Phil Mickelson, Marc Leishman, Henrik Stenson - 10:43am
Bubba Watson, Branden Grace, Ian Poulter - 12:44pm
(Odds Favorite) Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els - 1:06pm
Martin Kaymer, Bill Haas, Rory McIlroy - 2:01pm
Work productivity will be down a lot on my end today and tomorrow.
Masters.com has full coverage for the whole tournament. ESPN coverage starts at 3pm EST
Trailer for the next movie, Rogue One, drops tomorrow at 9 AM.
Michigan sports related? No. Awesome? Yes.
Michigan walked all over Indiana today, taking home an 8-0 run-rule win in 5 innings. We could talk about the Sierras setting the table time and again, both reaching base in every single opportunity. We could talk about Betsa, who had one of her strongest performances of the season, fanning 9 while conceding no runs. But today, it's all about Carol Hutchins. She stands alone now as the winngest coach in softball history. She'll want to keep the focus on the next game, but we can afford to take a few moments to commemorate one of the greatest achievements in Michigan athletics history. Congratulations, Hutch!
Interesting article in the WSJ on pitch limiting, using the top Dodgers prospect as an example. As any baseball fan knows, teams are now strictly limiting pitch counts and innings pitched, in the effort to avoid arm injuries, especially Tommy John surgery. As fans of baseball history know, it was only in the last 25 years or so that we adopted five man rotations, before that pitchers started every fourth day, and pitch counts were very rare. We are now much more concerned with the health of pitchers, so we limit them to 100 pitches or so, and monitor innings pitched very closely.
There is only one problem with this: there is literally zero evidence that any of that works. There are MORE Tommy John surgeries now than there were 20 years ago before we started taking better care of pitchers arms, and pitching injuries are also above where they were before teams started doing this. Baseball is adanced stats crazy (and I agree with this) but for some reason teams when taking care of pitchers rely on pure superstition with no facts underneath them.
I found this was a good troll on Ohio State Fans. It was from Columbus Newspaper. It gave me good chuckle. :)
Ohio State University forced to abandon scarlet and gray
Happy Friday. Hoping that some of you at least give the rest of us live feeds on the spring game later today. It is April 1st, however, and it is the time of the year when people pull some of the best pranks you'll ever hear of.
So the question is this: What is the best prank you ever did, had pulled on you, or if it's a really good one, that you heard of? And although it's April 1st, the prank could've been any day of the year - so share the good stuff.
Have a great day. Go blue