Baseball is where the action is, as we have the final week of games before the All-Star break. Please check the reports that have been run here position-by-position as TheSportsNotebook tracked everyday players on The Road To Kansas City and the July 10 All-Star game. The every day lineups are now set, and TheSportsNotebook will start this week by looking at starting pitchers in both leagues on Monday and again on Tuesday.
After a day off for the Fourth of July, baseball coverage picks back up again on Thursday and Friday, and again with an All-Star focus as we evaluate the setup relievers and closers for both the American & National League. Then for the weekend posts, there will be an overall review of the playoff landscape, with an emphasis on recent form, run both Saturday & Sunday.
Saturday morning will also feature a preview of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that evening, as drivers return to Daytona. Our NASCAR consultant, my brother Bill, will offer his thoughts on this race and the season as a whole as it hits the halfway point.
In the meantime, please check out TheSportsNotebook’s Historical Museum, where we celebrate fan bases that had notable years with their teams, with coverage on each year from 1976-2007. And take a look at the bookstore as well. I’ve got two historical memoirs—Memories of March Madness and The Last New Year’s, that cover the best of the NCAA Tournament and New Year’s Day college football. And there’s two collections of blog postings available. You can follow the 2011 baseball season from Opening Day to October and The Cardinals’ Gold Ring. And follow last college hoops season from The Carrier To Kentucky. Everything is available for $3.49 or less and can be downloaded to a Kindle or I-Pad from Amazon.