"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Miguel Cabrera is officially in the lineup for tonight's game against KC:
Looks like the start time is 8:10:
Hopeful signs: Cabrera is at .331, Trout seven points back. Hamilton needs two homers to tie Cabrera. Both players will have wrapped up their games before the Tigers commence play, so we will know where we stand.
Do your commenting, hopefully celebrating, here. Updates, shifting percentages and tallies all appreciated, since I will be wrapped up with an eight-year-old who likes to go to bed at midnight, only looking in from time to time.
Tomorrow is the first Saturday of May which means it's time for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. Triple Crown season is one of my favorite portions of the sports calandar. I've attended The Preakness (pure madness) and the Belmont Stakes (classy) and one day hope to attend the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
There are some great names in this year's field. Stay Thirsty, Pants on Fire (Tressel's Horse?), Master of Hounds, and Mucho Macho Man to name a few.
Nick Zito's horse Dialed In is the current favorite at +300. Uncle Mo was next in line but has been scratched as of this morning. The experts seem to think it's a wide open race. Current odds can be found here:
The weather is calling for a chance of thunderstorms all afternoon. It could be a muddy track:
Covers.com is a gambling advice web site that I use frequently. They are attacking the Derby from a number of different angles on the front page of the site. They give you the top 5 long shot bets here:
Do any MGoBloggers bet the ponies? Has anyone attended a Triple Crown race? Any thoughts on the field for tomorrow? Enjoy and good luck to everyone.