Wakeup Call: The coaches continue the fight

Wakeup Call: The coaches continue the fight
May 6, 2013, 9:15 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Monday, May 6.



  • Roy Halladay finally admits what everyone could see by the ghastly pitching lines he's been authoring: His shoulder hurts. (CSN Philly)

  • And that means it's Freakout Time in Phillies Nation. (CSN Philly)

  • So have Mike Scioscia and the Angels -- off to the worst start in their history, by the way -- reached a parting of the ways? Well, Ken Rosenthal thinks LA of A should look into the type of trade that the Red Sox and Blue Jays pulled off for John Farrell, and suggests dangling Scioscia in front of the Dodgers. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

  • No surprise that Halladay and the Angels show up on Jeff Passan's Panic Meter this week. (Yahoo! Sports)

  • So: Third-base umpire John Hirschbeck rules that Bryce Harper's check swing was, in fact, a swing -- for a third strike -- in the first inning yesterday. When Harper objects, Hirschbeck throws his arms in the air and begins striding down the third-base line, screaming at him. Then he throws him out of the game. Afterwards, he claims he was being "nice" because "I could have ejected him" as soon as Harper complained. Attention, Bud Selig: Your problem with arrogant, combative, incompetent umpires is back. (CSN Washington)

  • The Orioles just keep on rolling. (CSN Baltimore)


  • Former Maryland center Alex Len sure picked the wrong time to declare for the NBA Draft. (AP)

  • Illinois gets an early Christmas present: MAC Freshman of the Year Darius Paul is transferring there. (NBC's College Basketball Talk)


  • Your weekend winners: Rookie Derek Ernst in a playoff at the Wells Fargo . . . (AP)

  • . . . Cristie Kerr in a playoff at Kingsmill . . . (AP)

  • . . . and Esteban Toledo of Mexico -- fittingly, on Cinco de Mayo -- on the Champions Tour. (AP)