Out in Vegas for the weekend so you won’t have my brilliant additions here at SoD. I fully plan on attending a couple of NBA Summer League games because who really wants to miss Adam Morrison facing off against Chase Budinger in practice jerseys? Certainly not this guy.
Matrix is coming to Dallas – I’m a little crushed by this. While I didn’t exactly expect for Shawn Marion to come back to the Valley, I wasn’t necessarily ready to see him running and gunning with a Western Conference rival who actually cares about winning. Through a few savvy off-season moves (re-signing J-Kidd, and acquiring both Marcin Gortat and Marion) the Mavs have actually positioned themselves to contend in the West. Marion appearing on the Gambo & Ash show today and talking about how he felt “bad for the Suns fans” didn’t make me feel a whole lot better.
Nobody does Amare…nobody does – In the same week that Shawn Marion signed with Dallas, Amare Stoudemire was reached for comment on the future of himself and the Suns. Stoudemire basically went on to say that he was willing to sign with the Suns and that he loved Phoenix but he “doesn’t know what the Suns’ plan is.” Preach on STAT. I’m pretty confident that Steve Kerr just sits in his office all day playing Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots with Robert Sarver. I’d really appreciate if a staffer could confirm. I promise I’ll keep you anoynmous.
D-Backs Bat Boy is Dumbest Human on Planet – Yesterday, Paola Boivin brought us the tale of the D-Backs batboy who for a period performed his bat boy duties with a plastic cup attached to his helmet – apparently part of a hilarious practical joke from the players. Paola closed her blog post by stating that the bat boy (Tyler Nunn) also at one point searched for the remote control to the Chase Field roof, agreed to an errand of searching for a box of curve balls, and frantically searched for the key to the bullpen. While I can only pray that Paola was just joking in a relatively non-funny manner – if she was not I demand that Tyler Nunn (who is a recently graduated HS student) be barred from reproducing immediately. Whether it’s by sterilization or other means he needs to be stopped.
So see you all Monday – hopefully by that time it will be permissible to make Steve McNair jokes. And just because we all need a little more Mark Linn-Baker in our lives – here is the intro to Perfect Strangers.