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  • Associated PressPatriots coach Bill Belichick, right, invited former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, center, and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to New England's off-season workout Wednesday. Mike Spellman speculated on the "giggling and tomfoolery" that must have gone on between these notoriously straight-laced individuals.

      Associated PressPatriots coach Bill Belichick, right, invited former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, center, and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to New England's off-season workout Wednesday. Mike Spellman speculated on the "giggling and tomfoolery" that must have gone on between these notoriously straight-laced individuals.

 
 

Say it ain't so:

I hope like heck the crosstown series at the Cell next week is sold out and that it's packed with Sox fans.

The way their team is playing, they deserve the support.

But word is that there are still tickets available for all three games against the Cubs.

What the what?

For a team that's in first place, in a division that suddenly looks winnable, and going up against the team Sox fans love to hate to top it all off ... how is it even possible that every seat hasn't been scooped up already?

Clemens, Sandusky, Armstrong .. . oh my:

Fortunately there are still some good stories in sports.

Like Casey Martin at the U.S. Open, tiny Stony Brook in the College World Series and Rafael Nadal rolling along in France.

We won't even talk about ...:

The I'll Have Another debacle.

Is it just me, or does something seem fishy about that whole thing?

Oh, the hilarity:

Bill Belichick invites Tony LaRussa and Tom Thibodeau to spend an afternoon together at Patriots mini-camp.

Honestly, how did Belichick get any work done what with all the giggling and tomfoolery going on?

Things I don't understand:

Why I'm suddenly warming to Alfonso Soriano.

Why it's ever necessary to announce it'll be cooler by the lake.

Why in the world Southpaw made the trip to St. Louis.

And finally, why random people dancing in furniture commercials flummoxes me.

Missing out:

Once again, the masses didn't pay much attention to the Stanley Cup Finals.

No surprise there.

But it's too bad on a couple of fronts. First and foremost, it was an entertaining series.

Secondly, they missed the chance to catch the best national TV broadcast team in all of sports -- Mike Emrick and Chicago's very own Eddie Olczyk.

Rooting for Duf:

Jason Dufner, 2012 U.S. Open champion?

If Duf stays out of the rough he might be tough.

FYI, Duf, along with Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood were my pre-tournament picks.

Yeah, I know, you're happy for me.

Don't fear the (camera) keeper:

Christopher Walken may have needed more cowbell, but I need more jockey helmet cam, and thankfully this week's web edition of "Behind the Silks" delivers -- big time.

Fascinating stuff.

C'mon:

Joey Logano. You had to bump my man Mark Martin out of the way like that to get the win?

You're on my list now.

Say it ain't so:

Rumors of Van Halen performing at halftime of the Super Bowl?

Don't get me wrong, I love VH, but I just don't trust that this wouldn't be a complete train wreck.

A day at the Park:

If you love the horses, and not just the ones that come through for you in your exacta box, then there couldn't possibly be a better place for you to be Saturday than Arlington Park.

It'll be the best of both worlds: betting the horses in the afternoon and then helping those who help retired horses find a good home in the evening.

All-day affair:

The top Illinois-bred horses compete in the Prairie State Festival on Saturday afternoon and then in the evening there's the second annual Winner's Circle event to benefit Galloping Out in the park area.

It's not cheap ($50), but neither is caring for the athletes that help make the game great.

No baloney:

Happy Father's Day!

mspellman@dailyherald.com

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