Wake N’ Blog For July 2nd: Wouldn’t It Be More Fitting If The Sculpture Is Made Out Of Go-Gurt Instead Of Butter?
• MLB Roundup. The Baltimore Orioles learned last night that payback’s a bitch. After storming back to win 11-10 on Tuesday, the Orioles collapsed, giving up four runs in the 9th and ultimately losing to the Red Sox 6-5 in 11 innings. Shutouts were the name of the game in other action, with Los Angeles shutting out Colorado 1-0, the Mets blanking the Brewers 1-0, Cincinatti beat Arizona 1-0 and Toronto shut down Tampa 4-0. [MLB.com Scoreboard]
• NHL. The Marian Gaborik era in Minnesota is over as the oft-injured, dynamic player signed with the New York Rangers for a 5-year, $37.5 million deal. The Wild replaced Gaborik by signing Chicago Blackhawks winger Martin Havlat to a 6-year, $30 million deal, who coincidentally has also struggled with injuries throughout his career. Havlat led the Blackhawks in points last year in both the regular season (77) and postseason (15). [Star Tribune]
• Wimbledon. Andy Roddick defeated 2002 champ Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals 6-3, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 in a 3 hour, 50 minute match to set up a semifinals showdown with local favorite Andy Murrary, who easily beat Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 6-2. Murray is on a quest to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936. [The Official Site of Wimbledon]
• See a Michael Jackson butter sculpture at the Iowa State Fair and scratch that item off of your bucket list. Organizers of the Iowa State Fair announced that along with the traditional butter sculpture of a cow, they intend to showcase a sculpture of Michael Jackson. The sculptures are displayed in a 40-degree cooler, so there will be no fear of melting, unlike the real Michael Jackson. [MSNBC]