The TEN: 5/4/2018

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Thursday to salvage a split of the four-game series. They are in fourth place in the NL West, seven games behind Arizona.

2. The Cleveland Cavaliers routed the Toronto Raptors 128-110 to take a 2-0 lead in their second round Eastern Conference playoff series.

3. Dodger pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will be out until after the All-Star break with a groin injury.

4. The Boston Celtics erase a 22 point first half deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-103 to take a 2-0 lead in their second round Eastern Conference playoff series.

5. David Fizdale has agreed to a four-year deal to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks.

6. Quarterback Matt Ryan has signed a five-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons at $30 million per year with $100 million guaranteed.

7. The New York Jets waive quarterback Bryce Petty leaving four QBs on the roster including Sam Darnold, the third overall pick in the NFL draft.

8. “If Robles goes to Nogales then Ziola to Workman makes sense. Ziola is in the district. Ziola could actually revitalize Workman.” – MVS Commenter “SGV Coach”. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

9. The Washington Redskins cheerleaders allegations.

10. Golfer Rory Mcllroy turns 29 today.

14 Comments to "The TEN: 5/4/2018"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    May 8, 2018 - 3:42 pm | Permalink

    @ NWO: Actually, that’s a preschool behind the visiting bleachers, when the temporary bleachers are up.
    Otherwise, your observation is a perfectly astute one. I’m glad someone else understands our pain when it comes to our lack of adequate football facilities, let alone anything that’s state-of-the-art.

  2. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    May 8, 2018 - 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Alhambra is WAY overdue for new facilities. No football field should have a kindergarten under the bleachers.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    May 7, 2018 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    St. John Bosco, Mater Dei, and other heavy-spending, heavy-recruiting high schools arguably can be considered semi-professional operations.
    The CIF Southern Section has let them get away with far too much. The ideal of amateur competition at the high school level has become a joke, to a large degree.

    There could be some good news on the horizon for Alhambra High when it comes to facilities. The school is supposed to get a new football stadium in the next few years—after decades of waiting.
    The Moors will keep trying to win games in the meantime. I’ll continue to be cautiously optimistic.

    @ NWO: Your point is well-taken; the Matadors did have a pretty good run in the early 2000’s. I hope all three football programs in the Alhambra Unified School District can become competitive again.

  4. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    May 7, 2018 - 12:43 pm | Permalink

    SG had a good run from 2002 – 2011. Two CIF finals appearances. Coach needs to tap into the feeder program in his backyard.

  5. Area Analyst's Gravatar Area Analyst
    May 7, 2018 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    On the flip-side of failure, we see programs such as St. John Bosco, an operation that has become comfortable with success, winning a national title and building a new stadium to house its outstanding product. I assure you, those programs which have wallowed in mediocrity and failure for over a decade are not making a serious effort in the direction of improvement. How many more years of ineptitude do you need to observe before you get the message?

  6. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    May 6, 2018 - 5:08 pm | Permalink

    @AA: Suggest you take your MAGA comments on high school football to another county. Probably way to many hispanic footballers for your taste in the SGV.

  7. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    May 6, 2018 - 4:12 pm | Permalink

    @ Area Analyst: You’re painting with a broad brush there. Alhambra hasn’t been Workman, Pioneer, San Gabriel, or Keppel-bad.
    More to the point, the people at Alhambra are not satisfied with failure, or even mediocrity, which is closer to where we’ve been the last three years. We haven’t given up; we’re still working to improve, and we expect to do better.
    We’ll see what the upcoming season has in store for us.

    I strongly recommend that we keep President Trump’s dismal politics of personality out of any discussion on high school football.
    Our country was great in many ways before he took office; his rants about “Making America Great Again” come from an almost purely fictitious representation of our past.

  8. Area Analyst's Gravatar Area Analyst
    May 6, 2018 - 9:45 am | Permalink

    How does Ziola “revitalize” a program that was never vital? The key to understanding chronically bad operations such as Workman, Pioneer, San Gabriel, Keppel and Alhambra is that they are COMFORTABLE with failure, and would likely miss the failing if somebody tried to replace it with success. This is the problem faced by Trump: America is comfortable being on the decline, and doesn’t want to make the effort to be “great again.”

  9. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    May 5, 2018 - 8:48 am | Permalink

    He left Workman for Nogales, just cause the Nogales HC Job opened up.

  10. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    May 5, 2018 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    Wow, very selfish and unethical of him to leave workman so late into the season/offseason

  11. BT Bear's Gravatar BT Bear
    May 5, 2018 - 12:15 am | Permalink

    Try reading the whole piece. Wilson/Long Beach. Duh

  12. Valley's Gravatar Valley
    May 4, 2018 - 3:14 pm | Permalink

    What happened to Robles ?

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 4, 2018 - 12:10 pm | Permalink

    #8 Workman Head coaching job on CIF website

  14. Knightsmen's Gravatar Knightsmen
    May 4, 2018 - 10:10 am | Permalink

    Want something to do before the Cinco de Mayo celebrations there will be passing at Arroyo High School, starts at 11 o’clock.
    Baldwin Park
    Bell Gardens
    San Gabriel

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