He can stuff a box score, as he does regularly but perhaps never as impressively as when he announced his ascendance with 26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks and three steals in the Pelicans’ season-opening victory over the Magic.
I returned my baseball Hall of Fame ballot Tuesday with check marks alongside the names of these players: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Mike Mussina, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling and John Smoltz.
Ten teams are in and six still hang onto a mathematical lifeline for the tworemaining spots in the playoffs as the NFL season heads into its final weekend. The other 16, half of the league, are history.
The Seahawks brush it off, because they are in the moment. There is no perspective in the moment, no introspection, no satisfaction. They know only that they are feeling good, playing great and craving more.
SAN DIEGO — The final 36 hours of the winter meetings featured the Dodgers reshaping their roster, trading outfielder Matt Kemp to the Padres, second baseman Dee Gordon to the Marlins and signing pitcher Brandon McCarthy. It continued with the Angels trading second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers, the Tigers trading for Yoenis Cespedes and the Reds dealing pitchers Alfredo Simon and Mat Latos.