Pedroia is winning
Pedroia, a chestnut filly named after the Red Sox second baseman, won her first race at Suffolk Downs yesterday.
The 4-year-old seized command at the top of the stretch, charging to a 9-3/4 length lead and completing the 70-yard course in just 1:47.60.
Pedroia paid $3.40, $2.20 and $2.20 as the heavy favorite in the race.
What’s in a name?
Chad Johnson has been relatively quiet since he allegedly assaulted his wife, Evelyn Lozada, earlier this month. That is, until yesterday, when he took to Twitter after apparently purchasing the recently released “Madden ‘13” video game.
“That awkward moment when you realize you’re not on Madden 13 and have to create yourself ...” Johnson wrote.
Only problem is that Johnson is included in the game, right where you’d expect a player not under contract to be ... in the free agent pool.
Perhaps he forgot his name wasn’t Ochocinco anymore?
The Fighting Inmates
Notre Dame football analyst Allen Pinkett, a former star running back with the Irish, thinks that for Notre Dame to have more success on the football field, they need to start recruiting criminals off it.
“I’ve always felt like, to have a successful team, you got to have a few bad citizens on the team,” he told The McNeil and Spiegel Show on 670 The Score in Chicago. “You look at the teams that have won in the past. They always have a couple of criminals.
“I mean, that’s how Ohio State used to win all the time. They would have two or three guys that were criminals. That just adds to the chemistry of the team.”