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The Morning Mix: Larry Bird, Jamie Moyer, Matt Kemp, Euro 2012 and More!

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Happy Tuesday! Studies have been shown this, and not Monday, is the depressing day of the week. Let’s see if we can fix that.

Here’s the best of yesterday. Let’s give it a go.

Presented Without Comment: Jamie Moyer is 15 years older than the Toronto Blue Jays, and was 31 when the Jays last won a World Series.

What happens when you multiply 3 by zero? The Houston Rockets traded Dunkman Chase Budinger to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 18th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The Rockets have the 14th, 16th and 18th pick in this year’s draft. Evidently, they feel quite strongly not everyone outside the lottery will be in the D-League in two years.

In A World … Where One Man … Fights On …. In one meaningless exhibition … But not another one: The Los Angeles Dodgers have told Matt Kemp he can hit up the Home Run Derby … but NOT the All-Star Game. Which is totally understandable – since there’s more hard contact in the All-Star Game than there is in the Pro Bowl, which looks something like this:

Man up! Lead your team through pain you worthless slacker!: Larry Bird is stepping down as Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations due to degenerating back and shoulder health. The only man in NBA History to win MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year will probably have an award created just for him in retirement, “Basketball Watcher of the Year,” where he’ll be a runaway winner over Spike Lee.

Well, THIS is a subtle title: Tell me how you really feel.

Are you ready for IBERIAGEDDON 2012?: Tomorrow night, Spain and Portugal face off in the Euro 2012 Semi-Final, the most important battle for bragging rights since the two sides carved up South America back in the 16th Century. Brazil was not available for comment.

This should end about as well as you would think: The Chicago Bulls are reportedly interested in Brandon Roy. With Derrick Rose sidelined for at least a year, why NOT roll the dice on someone who’s been out of basketball for just as long? Roy seems to be making progress on his comeback. In fact, we found an X-Ray of his knees:


(Author’s Note: We really do love Brandon Roy and hope he’s able to play again, his story is one of the most torturous in all of sports.)

Every day and everyone you meet’s an opportunity. Now go out there and make the most of it. Listen to the lady in the dress say it best.

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