In today’s SPORTS we chat about the Cardinals, an announcer has a meltdown on the air, the NBA playoffs and NHL awards have some news, and check out the video from the minor league homerun contest on a god damn aircraft carrier!
HERE IS THE VIDEO THAT WOODY WAS TALKING ABOUT THIS MORNING:
The Cards lost to the Tigers last night 6-3 in Detroit. The two teams play again tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 as Jake Westbrook takes the mound for the Cardinals.
Another baseball note: The Braves beat the Yankees last night to end their win streak. The Yanks won 10 in a row for the first time since 2005 before losing to the Braves 4-3 last night.
The Miami Heat is now just one win away from winning the NBA Championship. Last night in Game 4 – they beat the Thunder 104 to 98. Lebron James scored 26 pts in the Heat win. Game 5 is scheduled for Thursday in Miami.
Tonight on NBC Sports Network it’s the NHL Award show with a couple of members of the Blues up for awards. First, the team of Halak and Elliot will receive the award for goalies with the fewest goals against during the regular season. Other possible awards for the Blues? GM Doug Armstrong is up for GM of the year, Ken Hitchcock is up for coach of the year, and David Backes is up for the award given to the best defensive forward. The award again are going be broadcast live tonight at 6PM on NBC Sports.
And finally – the Minor League Homerun Derby…that took place on the deck of an aircraft carrier. 10 players hit off the USS Yorktown and distance was judged by Coast Guard spotters. The top 3 leaders will compete in the finals today at an ACTUAL ball park..but still…the video is still pretty sweet. CHECK IT OUT HERE