Monday, April 07, 2014

Professional Tailgating: Lax Gameday

   

After weeks of promising my son I would take him to a lacrosse, I finally did. On Saturday we made our way to Princeton for their game against Rutgers. 


    

Saturday, March 29, 2014

See ya #10

The relationship between the Eagles and their explosive playmaker Desean Jackson ended in a dramatic way yesterday. Here is how the Philly papers covered it. 



   
    

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cover Story: Eagles in Free Agency

The Eagles have been active at the start of the new NFL year and I love their moves. Here is how the papers covered it.


   

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Professional Tailgating: A minor league ballpark trip

With amazing weather in New Jersey on Saturday, the OTWT Tailgating Crew headed to Lakewood for the Blueclaws Fanfest. During the event, Blueclaws staff took us on a tour of First Energy Stadium.
    
   

    

    

    

Monday, March 03, 2014

A long fall for the Phillies

A couple of years ago Phillies tickets where adorn with players. Today as the product on the field continues to erode, the organization has decided to out something else on their tickets: photos of the stadium. It's never good when you have nothing better to sell then your stadium. 


Sunday, March 02, 2014

Perfection

Wichita State did something that very few teams do, go undefeated in the regular season. Here is how the local newspapers covered it.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Prospects Plus: Shooting themselves in the foot


After Mark Appel turned down the Pirates in 2012, they could have run to the NCAA and accused the Stanford pitcher of using an agent. But like any well run Major League Baseball team they took its medicine and moved on.

But last week, the Phillies decided to take the law into their own hands. Ben Wetzler, an Oregon State University senior pitcher and former Phillies draft pick, was suspended 11 games by the NCAA on Friday, three months after the Phillies reported him to college's governing body for violations. Wetzler, the NCAA said, used an agent who attended meetings with the Phillies and negotiated potential contract terms. The Phillies did not sign Wetzler, their fifth-round pick last June, and took the unusual step of reporting him.

So wait the Phillies reported a fifth rounder that didn't sign, while the Pirates kept their mouth shut about a top 10 pick deciding not to sign and return to Stanford.  A couple of years ago, the Phillies where considered a model orgainzation, now it just looks like they are the laughing stock.
Ben Wetzler, an Oregon State University senior pitcher and former Phillies draft pick, was suspended 11 games by the NCAA on Friday, three months after the Phillies reported him to college's governing body for violations.
Wetzler, the NCAA said, used an agent who attended meetings with the Phillies and negotiated potential contract terms. The Phillies did not sign Wetzler, their fifth-round pick last June, and took the unusual step of reporting him.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/phillies/Ben-Wetzler-suspended-11-games-Oregon-State-disappointed-in-Phillies.html#Bjwy5LBl86F5qpkb.99