Jim Souhan analyzes the local sports scene and advises you to never take his betting advice. He likes old guitars and old music, never eats press box hot dogs, and can be heard on 1500ESPN at 2:05 p.m. weekdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m.-noon.
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Just arrived at Augusta National after a few years' hiatus, and the place is as beautiful as ever.
Already got to see Bubba Watson crying during a press conference. He does that at every press conference.
About to attend Tiger Woods' press conference. He, like Bubba, has a tradition: Tiger hardly ever says anything of interest. We'll see.
I'lll be here until Monday morning covering the tournament. Please look for my columns at startribune.com (or follow me on Twitter at @Souhanstrib and I'll link to them). I won't be live-tweeting from the course because cel phones are restricted to the press building, but I'll blog and tweet when I can.
This is one of the great assignments in sports, one of the assignments that makes you feel privileged to work in sports journalism. I love covering all of the big events, but at many of them you feel like you're watching the game on TV and cramming into a clubhouse for a few quotes after. Here, you get to walk the grounds and speak with players as they exit the course.
This has to be the most beautiful land-locked piece of geography in America. Yes, I am lucky to be here.
More on this blog later...
Also, I'll join Judd Zulgad and Jeff Dubay at noon on 1500ESPN every day this week, and will co-host Sunday Sports Talk from here with Tom Pelissero anchoring from the studio. That's 10-noon Sunday, right after the Ron Gardenhire Show at 9:30.
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||4||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: E. Volquez||1|
|LA Angels - WP: T. Skaggs||7||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: T. Jordan||2|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Shields||8||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar||2|
|Baltimore - LP: E. Meek||3||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: S. Delabar||9|
|Chicago WSox - LP: C. Leesman||6||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Verlander||8|
|St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: D. Gee||0|
|Miami - WP: J. Fernandez||1||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: A. Wood||0|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Gibson||3||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: D. Price||7|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka||9||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: J. Lester||3|
|Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy||2||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Hammel||9|
|San Diego - WP: D. Roach||2||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: A. Figaro||1|
|San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner||1||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: F. Morales||2|
|Texas - WP: A. Ogando||5||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: L. Gregerson||4|
|Houston - WP: C. McHugh||5||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: E. Ramirez||2|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||3||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - LP: J. Howell||2|
Poll: Should Wild's Matt Cooke be suspended for his Game 3 kneeing hit?