Even though the O's are currently 1st in the AL East, their all-star catcher will be paying a visit to the infamous Dr. James Andrews for soreness in his elbow. Wieters has been dealing with the injury since the O's 3 game series in Boston last month. If in fact Weiters does have to undergo Tommy John surgery, he will be done for the rest of the season which will be a huge blow for the O's. Wieters is not only one of the best offensive threats the O's have right now but he is also commander of a mediocre pitching staff. Wieters for the past 3 years has done a great job of protecting a pitching staff without a bonafide ace but a deep bullpen. Losing Wieters bat will be costly but losing him behind the plate is what will be very detrimental for the rest of this season.
I've said this a million times and I will continue to say it, Loyalty and Professional sports do not mix. Time is also of the essence in pro sports, teams now refuse to wait at least 5 years to let something build and instead treat 3 years like a 10 year plan. Jackson came in and made the Warriors relevant again but not relevant enough to keep his job. Reports have came out saying that Jackson wasn't in good spirits with the front office, which may have spawned from his attempt to get a contract extension back last summer. This was without question a BAD decision made by the Warriors. Jackson help developed Steph Curry and Klay Thompson into great young stars while also transforming Andrew Bogut and David Lee into better players. This team was not good enough to win a championship and Jackson still got it to the point where they were contenders. Now the Warriors will be on the hunt for a new coach which shouldn't be hard, I'm sure a lot of coaches will want to come there and coach.
Both games last night were depressing blowouts, not much to say about them. Both series will continue on Thursday and I expect a much better performance from both the Blazers and Nets. And remember people these are 7 games series.
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is your 2013-14 NBA MVP. #HumbleAssassin