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Big sports Saturday. The Kentucky Derby is in a few hours. If you’ve never read Hunter Thompson’s “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved,” here’s your chance.

Later tonight, Manny Pacquiao fights “Sugar” Shane Mosley, though Gary Andrew Poole wonders when Pacman will fight the Right American (aka Floyd Mayweather, Jr.).

For you hoop heads, the Celtics look to avoid going down 3-0 like the Lakers. Good news for them is that they are at home. I figure they’ll win tonight but don’t think they can stop the Heat in the series.

On the baseball diamond, Andre Ethier looks to tie a Dodger team record by extending his hitting streak to 31 out at Citifield. And down in Texas the Yanks would love to see Bartolo Colon to keep things rolling. Bunch o runs wouldn’t hoit, now would it boys?

Get the clicker ready, good people, grab some eats, and settle in for a night of high fat bastardness.

[Photo Credit: Christian Science Monitor]


1 rbj   ~  May 7, 2011 6:27 pm

And Verlander is still pitching a gem. Hope he ends it before post time.

2 thelarmis   ~  May 7, 2011 6:45 pm

no hitter for verlander! just 1 walk. i guess the 127 pitches didn't affect him...

gallardo had a no-no into the 8th...

3 Just Fair   ~  May 7, 2011 6:56 pm

[2] Sheeeeiiiittttttt. He was just getting warmed up at 127.
Good for him.

4 Matt Blankman   ~  May 8, 2011 2:49 am

I always come back to this passage in the Thompson piece:

Steadman wanted to see some Kentucky Colonels, but he wasn't sure what they looked like. I told him to go back to the clubhouse men's rooms and look for men in white linen suits vomitting in the urinals. "They'll usually have large brown whiskey stains on the front of their suits," I said. "But watch the shoes, that's the tip-off. Most of them manage to avoid vomitting on their own clothes, but they never miss their shoes."

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