Saturday, March 03, 2007
By Endy in the Outfield
Offseason Additions - 1B Dmitri Young; SP Jerome Williams; OF Chris Snelling; Manager Manny Acta; 4 Venezuelan Teenagers
Offseason Losses - SP Tony Armas Jr; SP Joey Eischen; SP Ramon Ortiz; OF Alfonso Soriano
2007 Preview - You know a team is in trouble when they still have 4/5ths of their Starting rotation still up in the air, and those vying for a starting rotation spot (RHP Jerome Williams, RHP Beltran Perez, LHP Billy Traber, RHP Jason Bergmann, and LHP Matt Chico, just to name a few) are all under 29 and make less than your average newspaper reporter. With Alfonso Soriano departing to the South Side, the Nats will have to find a way to make up for his 46 HRs 95 RBI and 41 SB. Things are looking so bleak in Washington, even Frank Robinson won't show up for a "Frank Robinson Day" tribute.
Prediciton - Easily put: At least 100 losses this year. Most likely Cordero will be traded at some point throughout the season, and depending on who they get in return could mean another 5 losses easily. The only bright spot will be 22 year old third baseman Ryan Zimmerman who hit .287 with 20 HR and 110 RBI in his first full major league season. However, Zimmerman needs to be more patient at the plate (120 SO in '06) and consistent on the field.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Over the last couple of weeks few athletes have the impact on their sports like Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy and Tennessee Titans defensive back PacMan Jones. I wanted to see who was hard-core, so I decided to run the tale of the tape on both of them. So here we go.
Bellamy: The Nutter with the Putter, Craig "The Baby Eater'' Bellamy, and Bells.
Advantage: Bellamy, its plain and simple he hits team mates with golf clubs and eats babies, need I say more.
Jones: an all-state running back in Georgia then went on to be a troublemaker at the University of West Virginia
Bellamy: Started at Norwich City and then just kept moving.
Advantage: PacMan, any one who can go from Georgia to West Virginia and not have a drinking problem is a hero of mine.
Legal IssuesJones: Started in 2005 with a fight at a West Virginia nightclub, then In October 2005 got in trouble for not going to probation officer. Hey that is just when he was in college. The NFL that is a different story, he has been cited by police for no less then three different incidents, including the "Making it rain" incident during NBA All-Star weekend.
Off the wall behavior
Jones: loves to make it rain.
Advantage: Bellamy, for the only reason that both Bellamy and Riise scored in the Liverpool’s win at Barcelona in the Champions League.
When you break this down, its easy to see that Bellamy is completely crazy and a bigger nut job then a person that makes it rain.
Over the years soccer players have come up with some of the best celebration dances of all time.
From the Liverpool's Kop God Robbie Fowler snorting of the touchline, to Gazza and the dentist chair to Craig Bellamy madness at the Nou Camp last week.
Here is video of some of the best very goal celebration of all time
In all truth Fowler was robbed, his should have been number one.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The fan base at Kansas State is classy. For years they have been smuggling live chickens into games against Kansas and then throwing them at the players of their hated rival. The chicken throwing was done to mock Kansas’s mascot, a Jayhawks.
During the game earlier this month, Wildcat fans throw chickens at the bench area.
Now that is all coming to end. Kansas State has said they will not put up with it anymore. And people thought that Bob Huggins was the only weird thing at KSU.