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Checking in from Anaheim again, before Game 4

  • Blog Post by: Jim Souhan
  • April 8, 2010 - 5:20 PM

Spent much of the day watching Tiger Woods' first round at Augusta.

Now, he was helped by easy scoring conditions, and he hit a couple of terrible shots that banked off trees and back into play. Still, how cold-blooded do you have to be to play excellent golf after a five-month layoff while every sports fan in the gallery - and in the nation - is whispering about your personal life?

My theory all along has been there is no way he contends for a championship this week, but he's in good position at the moment, near the top of the leaderboard at a tournament where he rarely starts quickly.

Cold. Cold-blooded. Cold-hearted. All of them apply to Mr. Woods.

-Another perfect day in Anaheim. I have a cousin who used to live in San Diego - La Jolla, specifically. She grew up in Detroit, and she found the weather to be boring. Southern Californians just don't build character the way we do.

-I guess I should say I'll be intrigued by Kevin Slowey's start tonight, since he's coming off a wrist injury that ended his 2009 season, but I'm really not. I think he'll pitch well. I don't know if he'll ever be great, but I think he'll be good for a long time.

-Anyone else notice that the only Twins' reliever who hasn't done his job so far is the one who showed up at camp overweight - Jose Mijares?

-You can follow me on Twitter at Souhanstrib.

-Upcoming: I'll be on WJON at 7:15 a.m. Friday, then on am-1500 at 7:45 a.m. Looks like I'll be filling in for Pat and Joe on Saturday Morning Sports Talk on am-1500 at 10 a.m., then on Sunday we have the Ron Gardenhire Show at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday Sports Talk at 10 a.m. Twins owner Jim Pohlad and FSN basketball analyst and Lynx assistant coach Jim Petersen will be among our guests, and Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer should be joining us on either Saturday or Sunday.

Last week we had Brad Childress and Twins president Dave St. Peter on.

I'll check in here after tonight's game.

 

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