If you like to play golf or get a nice run in, you’re probably hot this week
In this week’s who’s hot, who’s not, we’ve got good news from the golf team, good news for runners, but bad news if you’re a fan of a couple New York baseball teams.
Sports I tell myself I’m going to learn
Being that golf is as much of a life skill nowadays as a good handshake, I should probably learn how to play it. And, if I were looking for lessons, some individuals I might ask would be on Columbia’s golf team.
In the Princeton Invitational, the men’s team finished in third place, just two strokes behind the champion, Yale. On the women’s side, the Light Blue took second place behind Harvard. Sophomore Michelle Piyapattra took first place in the individual competition at the tournament, defending her title from last year.
So, note to self: work on the handshake, and learn to golf from Columbia’s team.
Everyone’s doing it now that the weather is beautiful! Even I have had a few wonderful runs around Central Park and Riverside Park in recent days (for another fun run, I recommend Riverbank State Park on 145th St.).
And good news for runners—it’s apparently not bad for your joints!
NPR reports, “In one study, Swedish researchers found that exercise, including jogging, may even be beneficial [for your joints].”
So lace up, get ready, it’s running season! Everyone’s doing it! Especially….
I am not a real runner. When I did track in high school, my coaches compared me to an awkward animal running. Nonetheless, some real runners at Columbia are tearing it up. With 11 Columbia runners qualifying for the Patriot Open Invitational, the track and field team is on fire!
And the best part? It’s apparently great for their joints!
Robert Frost encourages us to take the road less travelled, but for the Lions’ softball and baseball teams this season, the road has been rough.
Both of those teams are coming from a long road stretch where they struggled to assert themselves on the diamond. For the baseball team, they ended their road trip 4-7, going 3-5 against Ivy opponents. It was especially heartbreaking since the Lions dropped three close games to Cornell in their series against the Big Red last weekend.
It has been much the same story for the softball team. The softball team went 3-9 on the road also going 3-5 in Ivy play.
Still, there is definitely a silver lining for both teams. Both the baseball and softball teams only have two games on the road left this season!
I don’t hate many things in this world…but I hate the Yankees.
In 2009, I went to the last ever Twins game played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome as I watched the Yankees sweep my beloved Minnesota Twins in the ALDS. That game was the only athletic event where I was moved to tears.
Regardless, my Twins have struggled this season, starting out the season, 4-9. However, they just took two of four games from the Yankees—a team they have historically struggled against—at Yankee Stadium.
So how is that $195,998,004 payroll working out for you when you’re just one game over .500?
Let it be known that the Minnesota Twins turned around their season by crushing the team that has this jerk.
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