The summer is rapidly approaching the end and with that comes the typical double-edged sword of September. On one hand football is back, baseball starts its playoffs and basketball is only two months away. On the other hand school is back in session, jobs start to get busier and winter is that much closer to us. Still, the month of August is not over and there is still a lot going on.
Cris Carter is the new clubhouse leader at ESPN for saying something incredibly stupid and barring a miracle will be given the Bill Simmons and Colin Cowherd treatment. The Little League World Series kicked off last Friday (August 21) and while it hasn’t garnered the same attention as last year–it’s tough to compete against the Chicago Little League winning it all and Mo’Ne Davis–but that’s usually what happens a year after one of the best tournaments.
In the majors the New York Yankees immortalized two more players from those late 1990s dynasty teams, retiring Jorge Posada’s number 20 and Andy Pettitte’s number 46 over the weekend. The two join Bernie Williams and Mariano Rivera leaving Derek Jeter as the final core member from that dynasty squad to be officially immortalized (he’s already a legend).
See what else went down this week in this edition of Sporting*Goods.