The Rays beat Boston 8-5 to cut the Sox's wild card lead to 2 games. Tampa Bay has 7 games left against the Yankees and 3 against Toronto. The Sox have 7 against the Orioles and 3 against the Yankees. New York has to play tough to keep their division lead intact and both the Jays and the O's got nothing to lose, so both teams have an uphill battle ahead of them. Boston has the worst or next to worst record in the majors this month. They need to get their stuff wired or they'll be sitting at home watching someone else play in October.
The Bucs beat the Vikings 24-20, which means I won the office pool (woot!). It would seem Tampa's working on last year's plan -- sort of a football version of the rope-a-dope, where they just hang around for the first half getting pummeled, then turn it on for a dramatic comeback. I think Minnesota out-gained them 270 to 60 yards in the first half (or something close to that), and the Bucs were down 17-0 before starting their comeback. Like I said before, I don't agree with how they are running this team and I don't understand how they're successful, but something's working. Yippee, I guess.
NASCAR got rained out -- again. So no race until Monday or Tuesday -- again. Is this the most rainouts in a season or what?
Floyd Mayweather won his title fight by cheap-shotting Victor Ortiz on a break. Then he proceeded to talk smack to 80+ year old Larry Merchant after the fight. Classy. If boxing had any integrity, they'd invalidate the results of this fight and make them do it over. Oh yeah, boxing . . . integrity . . . what was I thinking?