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RSS No Comments | Posted by Bill on July 10, 2017

The Olympics Could Shortchange MLB Fans

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When it comes to playing baseball for your country or your team, the choice may not be the easiest but there’s a simple logic to it.  You see the 2020 Olympics are right around the corner and Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Players Association, has stated over and over again that they can’t see the league’s best talents, leaving for 2 weeks to head to Tokyo. Some players would relish the opportunity to win gold but there is only one thing to consider here; the money. The money you demand in your contract.  The money your team is paying you. … Read the rest
RSS No Comments | Posted by Bill on June 22, 2017

And The Horst Era Begins

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“I’m not excited”, “it’s a safe pick”, “there isn’t a wow factor here”, “where’s John Hammond when we need him” and finally “LOVE IT”….these are all the things that were said via twitter immediately after the Bucks took D.J. Wilson (PF from Michigan) with the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Short of the John Hammond comment, those were my thoughts exactly. This isn’t a flashy pick but what do you expect, in reality, when you’re picking at 17?  The Bucks are needing solid scorers, defenders and hopefully they end up with the rim protector that’s so desperately missing but this is about adding pieces around Giannis, Middleton, Thon and Parker.… Read the rest
RSS No Comments | Posted by Matt on June 8, 2017

Need U.S. Open apparel? We have all the details!

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06/08/17: Mary Lopuszynski, Merchandise Director for the U.S. Open, has all the information on how you can get your hands on the coolest Erin Hills’ collectables. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRead the rest
RSS No Comments | Posted by Bill on June 6, 2017

Language Can’t Be A Barrier

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USATSI_10094834_168381909_lowresShould players who come from other countries, to the United States. to play professional sports, be forced to learn the language? That’s a recent discussion when it comes to baseball and some foreign players. Phillies CF Odubel Herrera and Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka both have very little understanding of the English language and thus when on the field, they require translators to accompany the coaches. Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy has a problem with that. On Tuesday Remy said in regard to Tanaka, “I think it should be illegal. Learn baseball language. Learn — it’s pretty simple. You break it down pretty easy between pitching coach and pitcher after a long period of time.” Phillies Hall of Famer, Mike Schmidt, has apologized for stating that the team couldn’t build around the talented outfielder Herrera because he can’t relate to his teammates.… Read the rest
RSS No Comments | Posted by Bill on May 30, 2017

D U tIger

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USATSI_9833287_168381909_lowresTiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel. That seems to be a bit an appropriate metaphor for his career in the current day wouldn’t ya say? While Golf’s former world #1 wasn’t drunk, as a matter of fact he blew a 0.00, he was indeed impaired and he had to have known it…or at least had some idea.  Woods did cooperate with police and did admit to mixing prescription pain medications. What chapter will this be written as in the life and times of one of golf’s greatest players is yet to be decided but you have to ask yourself, how much farther can Tiger fall? … Read the rest
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