...with the OT. 1 extra hour tonight, 2 tomorrow, and 1 on Friday, with 12 hour days starting next week. Here at Arden, we sacrifice our lives for your butt. (not the official company slogan, but I think it has potential.)
In the KHL playoffs, Salavat stayed alive yesterday with a 4-2 win over Ak Bars. Alexander Radulov scored twice, including an empty-netter with 8 seconds left, to give Ufa their first win in the series, but it's still match-point for the boys from Kazan. Today, Lokomotiv followed up their 6-1 win two nights ago with a 4-0 whitewash of MVD. Each team managed only 20 shots, but Georgy Gelashvilli stopped all of his to give the Yaroslavl sextet a 3-2 series lead.
And a tip o' the hat to my Oakland Athletics. The opener Monday night was not a good one- Ben Sheets pitched like he hadn't played in a year, and Brad Ziegler showed the form that lost him the closer job last year. The fans booed owner Lew Wulff for threatening to move to San Jose, booed Milton Bradley because, well, he's an ass; Milton obliged by reacting to his multiple strikeouts by splintering his bat against the ground (with the bat, no doubt, screaming, "Hey, dumbass! You're the one swinging, I'm just along for the ride"), and finally Eric Chavez celebrating his debut as DH by going 0-fer-4. Last night, though, was a different story. Dallas Braden looked great, the 4 through 9 hitters for Seattle went 1-fer-24, Kurt Suzuki homered and Ichiro Suzuki got picked off first, and Mark Ellis singled in a run in the 10th for a 2-1 win. 1-1, baaabeee!