I was eight years old when my family got its first computer, which instantly gave my writing a sense of legitimacy. I awoke at hours I now find ungodly to write recaps of entire New York Yankees seasons (yes, the Yankees—their seasons were typically more interesting than my beloved Mets’).
It’s been quite the last two months for Lexi Thompson, the 22-year-old star of the LPGA Tour. After being robbed of a major championship, she bounced back last week to dominate the field. She shoots for a second straight victory this weekend and is primed to become an even bigger attraction.
For Lexi Thompson, redemption came in the form of ice cold water Sundayâ€”and plentyÂ of it, as supporters sprayed her on the 18th green of the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va. after the 22-year-old golferÂ won the tournament, movingÂ up to second place on the 2017Â Ladies Professional Golf Association’s (LPGA) money list.
Thank you, Joe Girardi. You reminded us how fun manager tirades can be. And how rare they are in the replay era. During the Yankees’ 9-5 loss to the Rays on Saturday, Girardi was ejected by home plate umpire Scott Barry for approaching him after New York’s pitching coach had been ejected for questioning Barry’s strike zone. Said Girardi after the game: “If I’m going to get tossed for asking about one of my coaches, I might as well get my money’s worth.”That he did.