Sunday, July 18, 2010

Big Z at PP, Station Enshrined, Paddy Returns

(Chris Hassel writing)
Finally, some good luck for the I-Cubs. After all those rain-outs, the worm has turned. Iowa Cubs officials says 'Big Z' will be in Des Moines for Tuesday's double-header with Oklahoma City. The Des Moines Register reports that he may not pitch until Wednesday. Either way, Big Z is a big get for the folks at Principal Park. No matter how much Zambrano has struggled, there are thousands of Central Iowa fans that would welcome him to their home ballpark.

Congratulations to Larry Station, the newest member of the College Football Hall of Fame. They've been playing football at Iowa for 121 years, and Station is just the 14th to be enshrined.

Paddy O'Prado is back on the track. The Iowa-owned horse has made the switch to turf, instead of dirt. Paddy made bank by winning the Virginia Derby, Saturday night. His owners pocketed a cool 600K for the victory. I hope Paddy's night of celebration didn't include Beef-a-reeno.

The British Open has been interesting. I love to see the best in the world struggle, but I can't stand to see a leader board like this one. Of the top 17 golfers, heading into Sunday, only 1 has a major championship win. Say what you want about Tiger...but when he struggles, so does the sport.

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