Willie B. a Bobsledder?; Jordan’s Statue Looking Hawkish

–Move over Bree Schaaf, Port Orchard major leaguer Willie Bloomquist is talking about giving the bobsled a shot after his playing days are over. Here’s Bob Dutton’s story in the Kansas City Star. KC catcher Jason Kendell says he’ll be the brakeman for Willie. Schaaf, of course, is the Bremerton Olympian who placed fifth at the Vancouver Winter Games in February.

–And in case you missed it, here’s a diving catch Bloomquist made on May 25 against the Rangers. And he threw out a guy at home in the same game. Watch it here.

Michael Jordan’s statue outside the United Center in Chicago looked a little different when fans showed up for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday.

–Two of five Golfweek.com writers predict Washington will win the NCAA championship, which begins Tuesday in Chattanooga, Tenn.  The top eight of 30 teams after stroke-play qualifying advance to a match-play format.

–Remember Eric Byrnes? The M’s let the veteran outfielder go earlier this year and it didn’t take him long to get back on the field. He’s playing slowpitch softball and digging it. His team recently turned a triple play. Read this story by Gregg Doyle of CBSsportsline.com.

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