Memorial Day Weekend is always a great sports weekend. Baseball is in full swing, two leagues are in the midst of their playoffs, and the Indianapolis 500 takes place. Let's take a look back.
How awesome are the White Sox right now? They've won 10 of 11 going back to May 17th, and their now within half a game of first place. They swept the division leading Indians over the weekend, scoring 35 runs in the three games. Paul Konerko has been the catalyst, hitting .562 during this stretch and he's raised his average on the year to .395, tops in the Majors. His performance have caused some to speculate about Konerko's MVP possibilities. Let's not forget, either, the performance of Chris Sale yesterday. Sale struck out 15 Rays over 7.1 IP en route to his 6th victory of the year. Mercy.
Roy Halladay and Jered Weaver both left their starts this weekend with injury troubles. Halladay went two innings and gave up four runs on Sunday against St. Louis before exiting with shoulder soreness. The Phillies announced today that Halladay will miss six to eight weeks with a shoulder strain. Weaver didn't record an out yesterday against the Yankees before exiting with lower back pain. He's being evaluated today.
Nick Fairley of the Detroit Lions was arrested for the second time in two months on Sunday morning. This time it was a DUI. The first time it was for marijuana possession. I know that other leagues have guys who get arrested, but why is it most prevalent in the NFL? There's no reason for it to be. You'd think these guys could keep themselves busy enough with all the offseason programs and workouts, but I guess not. You can't blame Jim Schwartz, either. He shouldn't be required to babysit grown men. I wouldn't be surprised to see Fairley be suspended for four games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.