For the SECOND time in Blog history, we are going to have TWO Sportsmen of the Week. The first was on 1/5/2014 where I just couldn't decide. This decision was even worse. An historic start to a major league baseball season versus a first time major winner who defied all odds to beat what many thought was a foregone conclusion of a winner.
We'll start with the most improbable hero of the first week of the Major League Baseball season. Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was a virtual unknown on opening day, but has most resembled Babe Ruth incarnate. To the tune of SEVEN home runs in his first six career games (yes, that's a record). To go with 12 RBI, and before you think it's all Coors Field, 4 of the 7 HR were on the road. He just won't stop, and could not be denied a piece of the Sportsman of the Week.
Turning over to The Masters, one of the greatest sporting events in America, it was a Britain that surprised. England's Danny Willett leaped from obscurity to torch the back nine (at the same time fan favorite Jordan Spieth was collapsing). Willett shot a 67 on the final round, the second best round of the tournament (to Spieth's 66 on Thursday). Talk about clutch. Bogey-free Sunday, and -3 in the last six holes, that's how you win majors. And a major winner is Willett.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Sportsmen of the Week Ending 4/10/2016
Posted by longhorndave at 7:48 PM
Labels: Babe Ruth, Baseball, Colorado Rockies, Danny Willett, Denver, England, Golf, Jordan Spieth, LHD_PotW, Masters, MLB, Trevor Story
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