Saturday, April 05, 2008

First it was Roy Keane

Before setting the world on fire with the voices in the "I'm on Setanta Sports" series the Gift Grub group did great impressions of Sir Alex, The Special One, and every ones favorite Irishman Roy Keane.

Here are a couple:
Sir Alex

Roy Keane

Jose Mourinho

Friday, April 04, 2008

Money, Money. Money

The average baseball salary is now up to $3.15 million, which can mean only one thing: For every great player being paid great money, there are some crappy players getting paid big time.

Here is the Only Time Will Tell All Over Paid Team, based on the salaries released in USA Today.

  • Catcher: Brian Schneider, Mets: $4.9 million
  • First Base: Todd Helton, Rockies: $16 million
  • Second Base: Mark Ellis, A's: $5 million
  • Third Base: Scott Rolen, Blue Jays: $11.6 million
  • Short Stop: Carlos Gullien, Mariners: $12 million
  • Outfield: Adam Dunn, Reds: $13 million
  • Outfield: Jose Guillen, Royals: $12 million
  • Outfield: Milton Bradley, Rangers: $5.25 million
  • Starting Pitcher: Javier Vasquez, White Sox: $11.5 million
  • Starting Pitcher: Vicente Padilla, Rangers: $11 million
  • Closer: BJ Ryan, Blue Jays: $12 million
A couple of other notes on baseball salaries from the report: The Rangers are paying two former Phillies pitchers a combined $21 million this year (Millwood and Padilla) and that is never good. Toronto is back to their money spending ways having a payroll of $97.7 million. All ready for 2009 the Yankees have $124.98 million in salaries committed. Combined the Upton brother make $805,000 that might turn out to be a bargain by the end of the year.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Professional Tailgating: Hey there was bunting

Earlier season baseball can mean only one thing issues with the weather and that was no different today as the Only Time Will crew took a day off from work and went to the Phillies vs. Expos (Nationals) game in the cold and wind. Sure the Expos/Nationals lost, but we are still tied for first in the division.

You know its spring when you see a Major League Baseball field for the first time.
A wall details the Phillies recent history, I checked and there was no mention of Steve Jeltz and his great hair.
Rudy Seanez's new home.
Baseball fans can be messy

I still can not believe Omar traded L Mills to the Expos/Nationals, I know that Endy in the Outfield is still not happy about it. Enjoy Ryan Church and that overrated, overpaid catcher you got back.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Real Star of NCAA Tournament

Some might say the real star of the NCAA Tournament might be Derrick Rose of Memphis or even Kevin Love of UCLA, but the real star of the big dance has been Endy in the Outfields favorite pop-a-shot player Chuck. Just check out the intensity.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Opening Day from Around the Country

Around the country the Opening Day of baseball season is one of the biggest day of the year. Here is how some of the papers from around the country covered the day.

Snow and baseball must be the Twins Opening Day, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Arizona Republic covers the D'Backs win
The Seattle Times covers Mariners opening day win
New York Post covers Endy in the Outfields new super hero's debut
The Press of Atlantic City covers another Phillies Opening Day loss

The Miami Herald reviews the Marlins Opening Day loss to the Mets.
Detroit Free Press covers the start of what Tiger fans hope is a World Series year.

Monday, March 31, 2008