Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category

Ozzie Smith and Budweiser try to make Opening Day a holiday

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith has teamed up with Bud -- as in Budweiser, not Bud Selig -- in an attempt to make baseball's Opening Day an official national holiday. The two St. Louis institutions have teamed up to start a petition with the White House's "We the People" web ...

Geddy Lee throws Blue Jays first pitch

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Only time will tell if the Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year, but they certainly made an early claim for "awesomest" on their opening night by having Rush lead singer Geddy Lee throw out the season's ceremonial first pitch. I mean, think about it -- first pitches ...

I Love Sports!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Apparently the man upstairs does work in mysterious ways. Just one day after I decided my life would be better by swearing off sports, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa decided to retire. So to use a phrase that I never thought I would utter in my life: Thanks, Tony! I'm back! Much ...

Who Knew Roger Clemens Was A Biggie Smalls Fan?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

I'm sure Roger Clemens loves it when people call him Big Poppa, but I always figured The Rocket to be more of a Brooks & Dunn guy. However on Tuesday, Clemens evoked Biggie Smalls in federal court in an effort to save himself some chedda/scrilla/dough. The seven-time Cy Young winner asked ...

These Pirates Have Commandeered This Vessel

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Tuesday night my Twitter feed was inundated with NFL comings and goings. As was expected in the first day post-lockout. But when I returned to the Twitter-verse on the late night, I found a thread much more enthralling than anything pigskin-related. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves were matched up in an ...

Does It Matter Who They ‘Phil’ The Rotation With

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Cliff Lee signing with Philadelphia gives the Phillies arguably one of the greatest rotations in baseball history. H20, or Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt, just added baseball's most dominant lefty. Not bad work. But it begs the question: Does it really matter who the Phillies' fifth starter is next ...

Why Baseball is Better Than Soccer, Part One Million

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The World Cup is great. Really is. But it's still got nothing on baseball. Yesterday, when the Netherlands scored to make it 3-1 in the second half, the commentators conceded that it was all but over and the Dutch were headed to the final. And this was with a good 20 ...