Sunday, August 08, 2010

Prior's Comeback, Hellickson to Bullpen, Tiger Will Roar


Mark Prior seemed to throw a towel more than he threw a baseball during his time in the big leagues, but he's having a tough time "throwing in the towel" on his career. The former Cubs phenom signed on with a team in the Independent League. He's been out of the majors for 4 years, but he's still only 29. There's time for a comeback, but I wouldn't bet on it.

A month ago, Iowa Cubs GM Sam Bernabe couldn't buy a break. His team was losing, and his fans were being kept away by Mother Nature. Now, the I-Cubs have the best record in the league, and the fans are flocking to Principal Park. Over 26,000 people saw Friday and Saturday night's games combined.

It seems as if Des Moines native Jeremy Hellickson is being prepped for a move to the bullpen. After a dazzling debut in a spot start for the Rays, Hellickson was sent back down to AAA Durham. Word is that he will be limited to 45 pitches per start in the minors. When Major League rosters expand, in September, he'll likely be called up to work out of the 'pen.

Another Des Moines Little League team is looking to make the trip to Williamsport. The kids from Grandview Little League beat Nebraska, 11-1, Saturday in Indianapolis. Grandview plays Kansas on Sunday night.

Is Tiger Woods done? No. He may be a shell of his former self, right now, but I'll bet the farm that he'll be back. He's the greatest golfer of our time, and he's in his prime. Once he gets his personal life in order, the golf world will return to order.

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