Updated April 28
It's the Tuesday after the NFL Draft, and you know what that means: report cards.
|The Red Sox have made their 2-6 start a distant memory. (Getty Images)|
No, we are morally bound to slap a letter-based assessment on everyone and everything that crossed our path during draft weekend -- like the B-plus boisenraspberry smoothie that dribbled down my chin during the draft's first eight minutes, the D-minus swine-flu hysteria that has the hypochondria lobby hoarding a doomsday supply of surgical masks, or the thanks-for-trying C earned by the xXx: State of the Fast & Furious Union
I'm awarding the first few weeks of the 2009 baseball season an A-minus -- much more impressive when you consider that this mark includes the soggy-pants Nationals, for whom we need to invent a letter grade lower than Z-octuple-minus.
Of course, that grade comes with the caveat, to be repeated every week until mid-June, that it's premature to send out early-semester warning notices.
Alas, we need something, anything to tide us over until Ghosts of Girlfriends Past arrives in theaters Friday, bathing us in its heavenly rom-com froth. Hey, you do what you gotta do to get by.
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