Hello, friends. Another day has dawned with the Orioles in third place in the American League East. They're now 10.5 games behind the division-leading Red Sox. More importantly, though, they are 3.5 games behind both the Twins for the second wild card spot, with a total of five teams still to pass. Monday's triumph over the Athletics helped the O's pull a little closer. If you missed some or all of the 7-3 win, make sure to read Donovan's recap of the game, and don't forget to vote in the MBP poll. Nothing so cool as a total solar eclipse will be happening today, although there will be a Summit of the Boogs that possibly includes as many as three Boogs. That sounds remarkable in its own way,
NBCSports.com’s Dan Feldman is grading every team’s offseason based on where the team stands now relative to its position entering the offseason. The Celtics landed the No. 1 pick and signed the top free agent to change teams. Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward are nice, and I won’t lose sight of that here.
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 22, 11 days before the Washington Redskins cut their roster to 53 on September 2. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 233 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 19 days. Today’s schedule: Off day Days until: —Preseason national TV vs. Bengals (8/27) 5 —Redskins @ Rams (9/17) 26 —Sunday night Raiders @ Redskins (9/24) 33 5 reasons for optimism Here are five reasons to be optimistic that the Redskins’ 2017 season will be successful. Tomorrow, the other side of the coin. All starters will be healthy—They still must navigate that third preseason game but assuming they are able to do that they will field