By Shane McCarthy aka NU_Fan
Ask someone what other team comes to mind when mentioning the Boston Red Sox and the answer will always be the New York Yankees. What other two teams define the term “rivalry” in baseball, and arguably all sports in general, better than the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees? A large portion of the greatest players to ever grace the game have donned the classic ‘B’ or immortal pinstripes. Each team’s home, up until 2008, is a classic baseball cathedral. Over 100 years of bad blood and almost exceptional hatred for one another has More >
By David Rudick aka Rudickulous
Chalk up another career ruined by the phenomenon known as steroids. You heard correctly folks, the world of sports was shocked once again, disappointed from the news concerning Melky Cabrera. Cabrera, an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants was in the process of having a breakout season and preparing for a big payday due to becoming a free agent this offseason. Unfortunately though, not only did he test positive for testosterone, but he even attempted to cover his own tracks by creating a fake website in an effort to protect himself from embarrassment. Now Cabrera is More >
By Peter McCabe aka 74Razor
No matter how much I rubbed my forehead the headache just wasn’t going away. I thought I read somewhere that if you rubbed hard enough your body would release a natural painkiller. Wasn’t this supposed to get rid of headaches? Or was it a lime that you needed to rub against your forehead? Was that it? Wait, I don’t have a lime, so does it matter? No.
‘Iron Man has this face shield in his suit, which looks like a computer, that he uses when he flies.’ I knew my son didn’t lead me to the More >
By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert
NOTE: At the time of this article, R.A. Dickey sports a 14-2 record, a 2.83 ERA, and 147 K’s in 146.1 IP.
Before this season, you may have heard the name R.A. Dickey a few times. He finished 7th in the ERA race in 2010, with a mark of 2.84. He compiled a rather pedestrian 19-22 record in the previous 2 seasons, albeit with a sparkling ERA of 3.08. And yes, you probably had heard that coming into this season he was baseball’s lone remaining knuckleballer. But unless you are either a fan of Dickey himself, or a More >
By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert
Have you ever heard of George Watkins? Sounds a lot like a local Congressman, or maybe a long time television actor, right? Well, unless you guessed rookie ballplayer for the 1930 St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, you would be dead wrong.
Why am I bringing up a pre-war ballplayer with fewer than 900 career games played? Because until Mike Trout this year, no other rookie since 1901, playing in more than 80 games had put up these video game type numbers: .350+ AVG, .410+ OBP, .600+ SLG, and 15+ HRs. That’s 112 years of history, More >
by Drew Pelto, AKA *censored*
“Sometimes these things they are so easy,
Sometimes these things they are so cold,
Sometimes these things just seem to rip you right in two
Hold on man, don’t let ‘em get to you.”
– Izzy Stradlin, “Dust ‘N Bones”
Okay, so it wasn’t cold– quite the opposite actually. But it certainly wasn’t easy, and I sometimes felt like I was going to get ripped in two by the crowd.
For the fourth year in a row, the autograph hounding circuit brought me down to Frisco, TX on a hot summer afternoon for the Reebok Heroes Foundation Celebrity Baseball Game. Each year, More >