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The Strike Zone
May 30, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool
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May 30, 2011

The Strike Zone

Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

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It's tough to Fear the Beard when the Beard flops like it did on Saturday.

A Wisconsin congressman used a recent economic forum to dig at Bears QB Jay Cutler.

The unbearably long off-day stretches in the Bulls-Heat series (and the rumors that they were caused by an Oprah taping in Chicago).

Wiz-bang mashup: Washington finally buried its blue-and-beige Wizards unis in favor of chic red-white-and-blue Bullets-inspired throwbacks.

The Buccaneers declined to be featured in HBO's Hard Knocks because Tampa Bay has enough... . Because they don't need... . Because... . Wait. What?

The saga of Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendricks's '08 World Series ring, which was stolen earlier this year and recovered by police last week in a swamp outside Seattle, where it was hidden inside a Mentos container.

The escalating standards of college baseball's rain-delay acts, such as Radford and High Point's catchers-with-bats-on-pitchers'-shoulders jousting match.

R.I.P. Dougie rapper M-Bone, 1988--2011. You taught us well.

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