Saturday, June 02, 2012

Time for lift off for Belgium

About six years ago, Croatia came on to the world stage, could Belgium be set to the do the same. Lead by a talented group of young attacking players, Belgium are ready to take flight. They could be a fun team to watch during the next world cup.

Friday, June 01, 2012

OTWT MLB Mock Draft

For the second year in a row the OTWT Scouting Staff has been locked up going over the top prospect in the MLB Draft. Here is our mock draft for the opening round of the Rule 4 Draft. First round:

1. Houston Astros: Byron Buxton, OF, Georgia HS

2. Minnesota Twins: Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford
3. Seattle Mariners:Kyle Zimmerman, RHP, San Francisco
4. Baltimore Orioles: Kevin Gausman, RHP, LSU
5. Kansas City Royals: Mike Zunino, C, Florida

6. Chicago Cubs: Albert Almora, OF, Texas High School
7. San Diego Padres: Marcus Stroman, RHP, Duke
8. Pittsburgh Pirates: Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico
9. Miami Marlins: David Dahl, OF, Oklahoma HS
10. Colorado Rockies: Micheal Wacha, RHP, Texas A&M
11. Oakland Athletics: Max Fried, LHP, California High School
12. New York Mets: Devin Marrero, SS, Arizona State
13. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Oklahoma State
14. Cincinnati Reds: Chris Stratton, RHP, Mississippi State
15. Cleveland Indians: Richie Shaffer, 3B, Clemson
16. Washington Nationals: Lucas Giolito, RHP, California HS
17. Toronto Blue Jays: Courtney Hawkins, OF, Texas HS

18. Los Angeles Dodgers: Gavin Cecchini, SS, Lousianna HS
19. St. Louis Cardinals (A. Pujols – LAA): Lance McCullers Jr, RHP, Florida HS
20. San Francisco Giants: Nick Travieso, RHP, Florida HS
21. Atlanta Braves: DJ Davis, OF, Mississippi HS
22. Toronto Blue Jays (T. Beede – unsigned): Ty Hensley, RHP, Oklahoma HS
23. St. Louis Cardinals: Victor Roache, OF, Georgia Southern
24. Boston Red Sox: J.O. Berrios, RHP, Puerto Rico
25. Tampa Bay Rays: Matt Smoral, LHP, Ohio HS
26. Arizona Diamondbacks:Corey Seager, 3B, North Carolina HS
27. Milwaukee Brewers (P. Fielder – DET): Addison Russell, SS, Florida HS
28. Milwaukee Brewers: Stephen Piscotty, 3B, Stanford
29. Texas Rangers:Lucas Sims, RHP, Georgia HS
30. New York Yankees: Stryker Trahan, C, Lousianna HS

31. Boston Red Sox (J. Papelbon – PHI):Tyler Naquin, OF, Texas A&M

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Is lacrosse on the down slide

Over the weekend the NCAA held their lacrosse championship in Foxboro, Mass. The event was lowest draw since 2002. Does this main lacrosse's popularity is falling. Inside Lacrosse takes a look at the attendance and what changes could be coming. Was some the lack of attendance because of lack of area schools or is it at trend. I think that is the question that needs to be answered.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cover Story: Loyola finally does it

After years of playing second fiddle to Hopkins and Maryland, Loyola has finally had their day in the sun Monday. The Greyhounds beat Maryland to claim their first National Championship in lacrosse. Here is how the front page of the Baltimore Sun covered the events in Foxboro.