January 27, 2008
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" Judith Viorst Alexander is having a very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and now he has gum in his hair. At breakfast, his brother's cereal boxes have toys in them and his does not. Everyone's lunches at school have dessert in them and his does not. To hear the rest, read the book!
July 12, 1996 |
One day after playing so poorly in the pro-am he didn't want to turn in his scorecard, Tom Weiskopf shot a six-under-par 66 Thursday for a one-stroke lead in the first round of the Senior Players Championship at Dearborn, Mich. Bob Charles, the first-round leader at last week's U.S. Senior Open, and Lee Trevino were at 67 in the last major of the year on the senior tour.
June 14, 1996 |
After losing six games in a row at home, including a late-inning blowout against Cincinnati the night before, the last thing the Padres needed was plane trouble on the way out of San Diego. Or extra innings Thursday night at Chicago. But that's the way things have been going lately for the Padres, whose flight was delayed for five hours because an inflatable slide on the plane malfunctioned.
August 20, 2012 |
The Angels dusted off the turntable Sunday and gave their broken record another spin, Zack Greinke serving as disc jockey for the latest in a string of shoddy starts by baseball's most underachieving rotation. Greinke, considered the piece that would elevate the Angels to World Series contenders when he was acquired from Milwaukee on July 27, was roughed up for six runs and seven hits in six innings of an 8-3 loss to Tampa Bay, the Rays completing a four-game sweep in Angel Stadium.
December 20, 1991 |
Jack Reilly, the former El Camino College coach who is now an offensive assistant with the San Diego Chargers, may have knocked starting linebacker Gary Plummer out of Sunday's season finale against the Denver Broncos. Plummer took an elbow to the ribs from Reilly Wednesday, missed Thursday's practice and is listed as questionable because of torn rib cartilage. "All year long when I rush the passer, I hit Jack Reilly instead of hitting the quarterback," said Plummer, the team's No. 2 tackler.
May 18, 2000 |
Pedro Martinez called it a bad day. "I wasn't consistent at all," he said after giving up three hits in seven innings Wednesday night as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-0, at Toronto. Martinez, who pitched a two-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles last week, improved to 6-1 with an American League-leading 1.01 earned-run average. He struck out six, walked two and hit two batters. "I was little bit erratic," he said. "I couldn't spot my fastball, and it would take off on me.