BRONX, NY - JULY 19: Former New York Yankee Don Mattingly acknowledges the crowd as he is introduced during the club's 57th Annual Old Timers' Day festivities before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees on June 28, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Indians 7-4. (Photo by M. David Leeds/Getty Images)

 

Good morning, Sports fans!   It’s your friend (or enemy) Davey Mac here with another scintillating Sports Report today!   Big-time NBA action!   NHL scoreboard!   And Patrick Mahomes update!   But first!

Former Phillies and Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen has been voted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.   Rolen won 8 Gold Gloves and was named to 7 All Star teams in 17 seasons.

Scott Rolen #17

5 Mar 1999: Scott Rolen #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies moves to catch the ball during a Spring Training game against the Cleveland Indians at the Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida. The Phillies defeated the Indians 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Harry How /Allsport

 

Now listen.   This isn’t to be critical of Scott Rolen.   Great player.   But if Rolen is now in…can we finally put the Yankees’ Don Mattingly in already?!   Good Lord!

Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees

NEW YORK – JULY 9: Don Mattingly points during the New York Yankees 59th annual old-timers’ day before the start of the Yankees game against the Cleveland Indians on July 9, 2005 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Indians defeated the Yankees 8-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

 

Mattingly hit 26 points higher than Rolen (Don batted .307 in his career to Rolen’s .281).   And, in almost four less seasons, Mattingly actually won more Gold Gloves than Rolen (Don has nine…Rolen has eight).

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees

NEW YORK – JULY 7: Former New York Yankee Don Mattingly salutes the crowd during Old Timers Day ceremonies as Ron Guidry looks on before the Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium July 7, 2007 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

 

Furthermore, “Donnie Baseball” was a batting champion (.345 in 1984), the 1985 A.L. MVP, a three-time Silver Slugger award winner, and one of the classiest guys in the Major Leagues.   I appreciate Scott Rolen…but if he’s in…Mattingly must be inducted into Cooperstown at once!   I’m Davey Mac…that’s my Sports Report Two Cents!

Chicago White Sox v New York Yankees

NEW YORK – MAY 02: The plaque of Don Mattingly is seen in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox on May 2, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 12-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

 

 

 

Coming up on today’s Davey Mac Sports Report:

  • 76’ers beat Nets
  • Durant back in two weeks
  • Knicks play this evening
  • Rangers lose to Toronto
  • Hockey Tonight: Devils Vs. Nashville
  • Flyers Vs. Minnesota
  • Mahomes says he’s “good to go”

  • 76'ers Defeat Nets

    The 76’ers beat the Nets last night in a good one…final score…Sixers 137, Nets 133. Joel Embiid had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Philly…James Harden added 23 points and 7 rebounds…as the 76’ers improve to 31 and 16…good for second in the Eastern Conference. The Nets fall to 29 and 18…still good for 4th in the East.

    Brooklyn Nets v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 25: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots over Ben Simmons #10 of the Brooklyn Nets during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center on January 25, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Durant To Return In Two Weeks

    Staying with the Nets for a second…the team said yesterday that Kevin Durant’s rehabilitation is on schedule after his knee injury. Brooklyn feels that K.D. should be ready to return in two weeks. Durant has averaged 29.7 points per game this season.

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JANUARY 04: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at United Center on January 04, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

  • Knicks Vs. Celtics Tonight

    The Knicks were inactive. But tonight they have a huge game as the Knicks take on the first-place Celtics in Boston. Boston, at 35 and 14, sits atop the Eastern Conference. The Knicks, 26 and 23, are in seventh and looking for another big win after recently defeating the Cavs. Tipoff time is 7:30.

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 06: Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks drives against Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 06, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Fall To Toronto

    The Rangers lost to the Maple Leafs…3 to 2. The Rangers fall to 26-14-8.

    New York Rangers v Toronto Maple Leafs

    TORONTO, CANADA – JANUARY 25: Mitchell Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his game winning goal in overtime against the New York Rangers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 25, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

  • Devils Vs. Nashville This Evening

    This evening the Devils face the Predators in Nashville. The Devils are 31-12-4.

    Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 15: Vitek Vanecek #41 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center on December 15, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Vs. Minnesota

    The Flyers go against the Wild in Minnesota. The Flyers are 25-17-4.

    Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 15: Cam York #45 of the Philadelphia Flyers chases the puck during the first period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on December 15, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Mahomes Says He'll Be Ready For Sunday

    Well, the Kanas City Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who’s dealing with a serious ankle injury, says he’ll be “good to go” for the AFC Championship this Sunday against the Bengals. Mahomes: “I’ve done a few days of treatment, a few days of rehab. Excited to get on the practice field and kind of test it out and see where I’m at. But it’s feeling good so far.” Interesting!

    AFC Divisional Playoffs - Jacksonville Jaguars v Kansas City Chiefs

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 21: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs slides after a run against Devin Lloyd #33 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)

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