NFL – It may have been utterly meaningless and despoiled by the presence of Redskins fans, but NFL players were doing something other than discussing holdouts and Brett Favre for the first time in about six months. The Redskins first team offense scored on its opening drive (which is all anyone really cares about) as the 'Skins went on to rout the Colts 30-16. Colt Brennan burned some scrubs in the second half, going 9-of-10 with 123 yards and two TDs. And college football camps open today!
AL – Oh yeah, this sport. Well, the Royals and the White Sox had them a decent brawl, so that was okay. The Yankees got a series split with the Angels by scoring 14 runs in their final four at-bats to win 14-9. Sounds like a football score, fellas, albeit one between the Bears and the 49ers. That's not helping me quiet the football jones…The Rays win by the majestic clincher that is the walkoff walk…The Twins continue to draw from the stolen rally wheelchair to take the AL Central lead from the White Sox with a 6-2 win over the Indians.
NL - Reed Johnson and Alfonso Soriano go back-to-back to push the Cubs past the Pirates and their NL Central lead to five games over the Brewers, who got blanked by the Braves… Manny Ramirez had four hits, including a homer, to push the Dodgers to the empyrean heights of a game over .500…The Nats swept someone? Like, another baseball team? In a baseball series? Not in a pool tournament or something? Really? Get out… Brad Lidge held on to stay perfect in save chances this season, as the Phillies survived the Cards 5-4.
Misc. – Braves announcer "Skip" Caray, son of famed Cubs announcer Harry Caray, died at the age of 68 yesterday. Caray called games for the Braves on radio and TV since 1964. He admitted in April that he was dealing with diabetes and a host of other medical issues.