I’m headed out to Keeneland for Herald-Leader Day at the races, but first some links to read over lunch or after lunch.
Billy Hamilton started the season going 0-for-12 and then 1-for-7. After going 0-for-4 on April 14 against Pittsburgh, the Reds’ rookie center fielder and leadoff hitter was batting a hapless .140.
Since then, however, Hamilton has picked it up considerably. (So have the Reds, by the way.) Over his past eight games, Hamilton has 11 hits in 31 at-bats for a .355 average. He has stolen seven bases and scored six runs.
The Reds are 6-2 in those eight games, by the way.
Related link: Reds play Pirates today at 12:35 p.m.
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Here is John Calipari’s appearance on the Colbert Report last night.
Big Blue Links for Thursday:
ESPN’s sultan of scoop Jeff Goodman is reporting that UTEP’s Tim Floyd has emerged as a strong candidate for the head basketball coach opening at Missouri.
Tim Floyd? Really?
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It’s easy to forget that a year ago, Johnny Cueto was hopping on and off the disabled list, making just 11 starts, winning just five games, pitching a grand total of 60.2 innings.
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Big Blue Links for Wednesday:
John Wall and the Washington Wizards beat Chicago in Chicago for the second straight game, this time in overtime, to take a 2-0 lead over the Bulls in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs.
Speaking of John Wall, ESPN’s Colin Cowherd won’t shut up about the Wizards guard, and on Tuesday, he made a fool of himself talking about my buddy Rick Bozich. Rick thinks Cowherd owes Wall an apology.
If you missed it from Tuesday, here is Julius Randle’s mentor, Jeff Webster, talking about Randle’s decision to enter the NBA Draft.
Three quick things from the Julius Randle announcement that he will enter the NBA Draft.
1. The fulfillment of a dream. Yes, said Julius Randle, he considered returning to Kentucky for his sophomore season to try and win a title, but in the end he made a personal decision to enter the NBA. He played at UK for one year. His life-long goal was to play in the NBA.