- The Washington Times - Monday, April 14, 2008

WEEKEND REWIND - In case you missed it

Flyers tie series with Capitals: This won’t comfort Caps fans, but aside from Game 1’s third period, the Flyers are outscoring the Caps 6-2 in two games. Goalie Cristobal Huet’s performances haven’t been poor, but would Bruce Boudreau consider going to Olie if Huet struggles in Game 3? Where’s Jim Carey when you need him?

Immelman wins Masters: South Africa’s Trevor Immelman turned the final round of the Masters into a bore thanks to his solid performance and his closest competitors struggling under the pressure. Thankfully this puts an end to the Tiger Woods Grand Slam hyperbole that even Woods discussed last week. News flash for Tiger: Winning six events like the Buick Open has no bearing on how he will perform at Augusta.

New Yankee Stadium curse averted: A construction worker’s attempt to curse the Yankees by burying a Red Sox jersey below the new Yankee Stadium was averted when it was dug up yesterday. That came after team co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner had suggested co-workers should retaliate against the person responsible. Fortunately for Red Sox fans, the Yankees are still cursed with the most petulant authority figure in sports — sorry Mark Cuban.


1. The Tigers are a bad team: That lineup is going to heat up eventually, and losing an overrated Dontrelle Willis to the disabled list is probably a blessing in disguise.

2. The Orioles are a good team: Don’t let the hot start fool you — they still have Kevin Millar hitting cleanup.

3. The Diamondbacks won’t keep it up: They may be the youngest team in the majors, but virtually every position is filled with a 20-something who has yet to reach his potential.

4. Ryan Zimmerman is a .220 hitter: Wily Mo Pena’s return to the lineup will provide him better protection — certainly more than Willie Harris or Felipe Lopez in left field did.

5. The NL Central still stinks: It’s going to take more than 85 wins to win the division this year, with virtually every team improved from 2007.


“I hope his coworkers kick the [expletive] out of him.” — Hank Steinbrenner on the construction worker who buried a Red Sox jersey below new Yankee Stadium


In The Room: Corey Masisak reflects on the first two games of the Capitals-Flyers series as it shifts to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4.

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