Friday, April 30, 2010

I may have missed on this one

Last year I picked Blue Jay's outfielder Travis Snider to the win the American League Rookie of the year during predictions for my friends over at Sox and Phils. Wow I might have missed the boat on that one. Snider came into last season as one of the highest rated prospects in baseball.

Coming into last season, Baseball America ranked Snider sixth on their annual ranking of the best baseball prospects, moving him up five spots from the previous year's rankings. During his time in the Blue Jays system, Snider was praised for his quick, powerful swing from the left side of the plate and his mental and competitive make.

Things started off well for Snider and my prediction, Snider had a home run and double on Opening Day, 2009. He had his first two home run game on April 13, 2009 against the Minnesota Twins and became the youngest player in Blue Jays' history to hit two home runs in a game. But things started going south, Snider was sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas 51s in May, after a prolonged hitting slump, but was recalled by the Blue Jays in August, going on to hit a home run in his next at-bat. Last year he finished hitting .241 in 77 games.
This year has also been a struggle for Snider, so far this year in 20 games Snider is only hitting .147 with 3 home runs and 5 rbis in 68 at bats. If this continues it might not be too long before Snider is dropped as a prospect and moved on.

After the first game of last season, I thought I had hit a home run with Snider but now more then a year later it looks like I might have struck out.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Professional Tailgating: Rutgers Lacrosse

Last week the OTWT Tailgating Crew made the trip up the Rutgers Spring Game. Because we got there so early we also go to take in a Rutgers Lacrosse practice, which was interesting to watch. This year, Rutgers, competing the in the new formed Big East Lacrosse Conference, is 5-7 so there is still some work to do. This was on my camera so I figured I would just post it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

So we now have a Champions League Final

This about some up the Special Ones feeling after eliminating the holders Barcelona today. Saw this on facebook and had to post it. So now we have a final Munich vs. Inter, it should be a great final. I can not wait.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rutgers Spring Game In Videos

A record setting number of people showed up for the Rutgers Spring game on Saturday and here are just a two of the big plays from the day.

Joe Martinek makes a great cut on a run

QB Tom Savage hooks up with Mark Harrison for a big play.

Jevan Sneed and John Walsh might need to talk

What do a Texan who played QB at both Texas and Ole Miss have in common with the a former quarterback at BYU. Jevan Sneed (right) and John Walsh (above) both have a lot in common from the skills at playing college football to their bad judgement in deciding to go to the NFL.

Coming into the season, some scouts and media people said that Ole Miss signal caller Jevan Sneed would be the top player eligable for the 2010 NFL Draft. After a so-so season, Sneed decided to test the NFL water, while few people thought he would be in the top part of the draft that was predicted at the start of the season, some still thought it was a good idea. During the recently completed draft, Sneed went undrafted in the draft and ended up signing with the Bucs.

While BYU QB John Walsh came into the 1994 season as the top ranked QB on many NFL teams' boards. So after a solid season, Walsh decided to leave the Cougars and head for the money and just like Sneed the decission was a bad one. Walsh ended up getting drafted in the seventh round by the Bengals and not making anything out of his talents. The current location of Walsh is currently unknown.

Sneed and Walsh should maybe sit down and talk about what happened to them and their talents. Both chose to leave school early instead of returning to a team with talent. Maybe the two of them can sit down and enjoy an adult beverage and talk about where everything all went wrong.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Professional Tailgating: Rutgers Spring Game

College football is still  a couple of months of away, but the OTWT Tailgating crew got their fix during the Rutgers Spring Game yesterday. Here are some of the sites from the recording setting day.

Bottle caps mark the spot of tailgates past

 The cow was telling us not to eat hamburgers and eat chicken it was weird
 Spring Game was ok, Savage played well and showed that they might be a force in the Big East