1.) Twenty-Two years ago today: O.J. Simpson, Al Cowlings, white Ford Bronco and a slow drive.
2.) Teacher/Umpire/Official/Civil War Buff & Rio Hondo Prep alum Steve Brink turns 55.
3.) “Harrison Barnes and I have the same number of points in this game but he’s taken way more shots.”—Molly Knight
4.) “1988-89 was, like last year, one of the rare seasons that saw Muir lose to Arcadia. They still beat Pasadena, though.”—MVS commenter “‘Stangs”
5.) “I don’t understand ESPN most of the time but hiring Craig Sager to work the Finals is a wonderful thing to do.”—Dennis Miller
6.) Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal need to be separated by teammates after Turner confronted Grandal over his decision to try and tag from first base on a sacrifice fly, almost costing the Dodgers the tying run in the sixth inning. Milwaukee defeated the Dodgers last night, 8-6.
7.) The ABA announced it’s plan to merge with the NBA on this day in 1976. This led to the San Antonio Spurs (George Gervin), New York Nets (Julius Erving), Denver Nuggets (David Thompson), and Indiana Pacers (Billy Knight) joining the league.
8.) “I’m happy he threw his mouthpiece. He should be upset. It’s the Finals, and everybody is competing out there. There’s fouls on every play, it’s a physical game. If they’re gonna let Cleveland grab and hold these guys constantly on their cuts, then you’re gonna call these ticky-tack fouls on the MVP of the league to foul them out, I don’t agree with that.”—Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr
9.) New York Mets third baseman, David Wright has neck surgery on Thursday (June 16).
10.) National League West Standings:
San Francisco Giants: 41-26
Los Angeles Dodgers: 35-33—6.5
Colorado Rockies: 32-33—8
Arizona Diamondbacks: 29-39—12.5
San Diego Padres: 27-41—14.5