Fire Derek Shelton… Alll the Way to the Bank!!! Yahhh

Rays probably need to go something like 37-20 the rest of the way. That’s a .650 win%, or a 105 win pace over a full season, but that would get us to 88 wins and leave us in a good spot for either race. Pretty unlikely, but as I said earlier this year, if this team does make things interesting then it’s going to be the best story of a season that any of us, even the old guys, have ever seen.

Keep taking two out of every three. It continues today with Kyle Lohse and the Brew Crew. No easy task as he’s having a phenomenal season. Go Rays!

Fire Derek Shelton 7/21 – Objects in rear view mirror may be bad teams temporarily playing well

A spokesperson for British betting firm Ladbrokes confirmed on Sunday afternoon that it had held three bets that will allow¬†Rory McIlroy‘s father Gerry and his friends to make more than $300,000 off his son’s victory at Hoylake.

Ladbrokes’ Rachel Bridge told ESPN.com that one bet — believed to be made by McIlroy’s father — was a 200-pound wager ($341) at 500/1 odds placed in 2004 for his son to win within 10 years. That bet will pay out $171,000.

Those bets, Bridge said, were for 200 pounds at 250/1 for him to win The Open by 2015 and 200 pounds at 150/1 for McIlroy to win The Open before age 50. Those bets will pay out a combined $136,700.