May 25, 2006

C-Town Sports Shorts

The PD Sports blog reports the Indians are fielding offers from sponsors interested in renaming Jacobs Field. With the Gund now The Q, and Dick Jacobs long gone, I had been wondering how long the Jake would remain The Jake. Not long, it appears. National City Bank is the only prospect named.

From the team website, Browns G.M. Phil Savage talks about how he intends to go about winning. (Hint: it involves Woody)

The Tribe barely made ESPN.com's online poll to select the worst pro baseball blunders. Last on their list of 30 is the Indians trade of Brian Giles for Ricardo Rincon. And trading the Babe of course, is No. 1.

Kosta Koufos, the 7' 2" junior from Canton Glen Oak H.S. committed to Ohio State this week. Rated as a Top 15 player nationally in the class of '07, Koufos has 3-point range and a nice inside game. Matta is building a powerhouse.

Cavaliers team officials are telling the Beacon Journal that center Zydrunas Ilgauskas may be trade bait, if they decide he doesn't fit the kind of offensive scheme they'll be using in coming seasons. It'll be interesting to see how LeBron feels about that, since it was James who pressured management to resign Ilgauskas the last time the Cavs had to make a decision on the center.

There can't be anybody in the American League pitching better than C.C. Sabathia is right now. He's 4-1 since coming back from the injury that caused him to miss all of April, and now has thrown two complete games in a row, making it look ridiculously easy.

Ivan Maisel has picked his post-Spring practice, preseason college football Top 25, and (sigh) he has the Buckeyes penciled in at No. 1. They'll have to win two early road night games, at Texas and at Iowa, if they're going to win it all, and they haven't done well in those games in recent years.

Posted by dan at May 25, 2006 5:45 PM