Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Professional Tailgating: Cup Final Day

For the first time, I attended a competitive Philadelphia Union match but it may have been the biggest in their history. The Union played the Sounders in the final of the US Open Cup. Here are some of sights.


Monday, September 15, 2014

It's a Cup Final

I have not been to a Philadelphia Union game but tomorrow that changes as I head to US Open Cup final vs. Seattle Sounders. Can't wait. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Professional Tailgating: We're here

So Rutgers played their first Big Ten game last night and rest of the conference was treated to Classic Gary Nova. Here are some of the sights from Rutgers first conference game. 

A pregame Fat Blunt Sandwhich from the Rutgers Grease Trucks 

Rutgers fans are not a fan of James Franklin's economic policies. 

Big Ten Network was their to witness Gary Nova being Gary Nova 
A packed house 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Prospect Plus: Summer's Best

It's been a busy summer for Only Time Will Tell. Baseball games in three different states, two trips and ton of golf. But over the summer, I've been able to see some of the best prospects in baseball in the South Atlantic League and the Florida State League.

Here are the list of the top prospects I've seen during my travels this summer:

  1. Dominic Smith, 1B, Savannah (SAL): The former Mets first round pick looks the part of major league power hitter despite just being a year out of high school. Smith is still a couple of years away but could be the power bat the Mets have been waiting for. 
  2. Adam Brett Walker, OF, Fort Myers (FSL): While there is the concern of a college player still playing in the Florida State League, Walker has both the power and the speed that scouts crave. When we say him he had an inside the park home run. A week or so earlier he won the home run derby at the All Star game. 
  3. JP Crawford, SS, Lakewood (SAL): The former first round pick of the Phillies really grew during his second year in pro ball. Last year he looked over matched, but now he seems like he has a solid bat to go along with his plus glove.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Professions Tailgating: A taste before the main course

So Rutgers beat Howard today in a sloppy game but now we can focus on what we all want to focus on that school from Pennsylvania. Here are some sights from today's game. 

Today's game shirt 

20 minutes before the game 

During the game, not a bad crowd. 

Monday, September 01, 2014

The New Look United

We new that there would be big changes at Manchester United this season but none of us thought the squad would look like this. Wow. This has been a watershed transfer window for the club. The Glazers, to their credit, have put their money where their mouth is. 

With all of the new pieces here is how I think United will lineup when the Premier League returns in two weeks. 

This has look of a very good starting 11. I think that they could go 4-3-1-2 but it could morph into anything. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prospects Plus: Marlins Austin Dean

Name: Austin Dean 
Organization: MarlinsTeam: Greensboro GrasshoppersPosition:  Outfield Organizational Rank: 14th ranked prospect in the Marlins system, according to Baseball America.Stats vs. Lakewood Blueclaws: 0-4 Friday night. 

Positive:  He is a good hitter with very good power potential. Dean has one of the quickest bats in the Marlins organization. Dean has good bat control and is more of a line drive hitter than a home run hitter at this point, but could develop into a 15-20 home run guy, according to Baseball America. 

Negative: Has a below average arm and he is not the fast person in the world. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Professional Tailgating: Rutgers 2014 Football Season

Its uncharted water for the Rutgers Football program as they head to the Big 10 this season. While some think that they will not win games, I can see them going .500 and making a bowl game.

Here are my predictions:

  • At Washington State: Rutgers 21, WSU 17
  • Howard: Rutgers 35, Howard 10
  • Penn State: Rutgers 21, PSU 28
  • At Navy: Rutgers 24, Navy 20
  • Tulane: Rutgers 28, Tulane 17
  • Michigan: Rutgers 17, Michigan 35
  • at Ohio State: Rutgers 10, Ohio State 45
  • at Nebraska: Rutgers 17, Nebraska 35
  • Wisconsin: Rutgers 17, Wisconsin 35
  • Indiana: Rutgers 35, Indiana 28
  • at Michigan State: Rutgers 10, Michigan State 35
  • at Maryland: Rutgers 21, Maryland 20
Record 6-6 and a berth in the a bowl game. Now that would be the perfect start the season.