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SBD/June 29, 2012/Media
Published June 29, 2012
INTERESTING DILEMMA: In N.Y., Bob Raissman writes while the loss of Yankees Ps Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia earlier this week to the DL "is serious business, it makes the Yankees a more intriguing, compelling property." Once the Yankees "got in a groove, their season was becoming all too predictable," and now "it’s not." There are "pitching questions," and the "possibility of seeing young guys taking advantage of an opportunity and trying to make it with the most storied franchise in sports." Raissman: "This is a baseball mystery worth watching" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/29).
HAPPY ACCIDENT? In L.A., Tom Hoffarth reports U.S. Olympic hopeful sprinters Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh may have to compete in a match race to qualify for the London Games after the two finished in a dead heat during time trials last Saturday. Officials "want that to happen Sunday, a day after the two finish their competition in the 200 meters qualifying and finals." Bob Kersee, the coach for both runners, is "lobbying to have it take place Tuesday." Hoffarth: "Imagine the possibilities for an NBC reality show-like sendoff Sunday." Olympic Gold Medal-winning U.S. sprinter Maurice Greene said earlier this week, "You tell me, NBC couldn't sell that to all its sponsors and put on a 30-minute show about it? ... Tell NBC to give them $2 million and have a runoff" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 6/29).