Outside the Gates: Beckham out, Buchholz 'pitcher' perfect

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Major League Soccer had a small taste of David Beckham this season before he fell back on the injury list Aug. 29 with a knee sprain. After joining the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, Beckham has only played two games.

‘Becks’ started the season on the bench with an ankle injury that occurred back in June, and the Galaxy are now questioning whether he’ll play the rest of the season. England will also face a blow in Euro 2008, as he was expected to join the team next month.

Despite his injury hindering LA’s already slim chance of making the playoffs, he may enjoy getting out of dance parties with Posh Spice at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ place.

Some “bad news” is actually bad news: Orlando Magic star Jameer Nelson’s father was found dead in the Delaware River.

Floyd Nelson, a 57-year-old tugboat welder, was last seen working on a dock in Chester, Pennsylvania last Thursday. His body was found and identified this past Saturday. Floyd was a 10-year veteran in the tugboat business.

Jameer Nelson was a first-round pick in the 2004 NBA Draft and is the starting point guard for the Magic.

In happier news, Boston Red Sox rookie Clay Buchholz claimed his page in the history books with his first no-hitter on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

The 23-year-old pitcher is only the third pitcher since 1900 to throw a no-no in his first or second MLB start and the 17th Red Sox player in history to ever accomplish this " even Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, and Curt Schilling couldn’t do this with the Sox.

We can only hope that Buchholz doesn’t type with his pitching hand, as he received over 80 text messages shortly after the game and had to turn his phone off in an attempt to get some sleep.

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