Baseball … that's it. Old school cards, memorabilia, insights, rants on MLB, WBC, baseball in general and most likely AL East chatter .. specifically my home town Jays and ironically my semi-home town Yankees.
I have been to countless regular season games and a bunch of post-season games, not just in Toronto or New York either. But I have NEVER ever seen a pre-season MLB baseball game … at a Spring Training facility. With Spring Training wrapping up, I figured now’s the last chance to post an article I’ve delayed doing for 5 years or so.
Yes, I have seen a few pre-season games, a couple at the SkyDome (Roger’s Centre now) and even one in Philadelphia, at Veteran’s Stadium in 1994 … vs my hometown Toronto Blue Jays. That is a story in itself culminating with me the lone Blue Jays fan in the front row, beside my Jersey-ite cousin Johnny (who doesn’t care any which way) doing the old we’re not worthy bow to Joe Carter as he does a warm up run beside me. The Philly Phans already irate at the Jays went mental on me and booed me and rained down popcorn at my direction like nobody’s business… I wonder why? Continue reading →
Throwback Thursday – Classic n8itude Original Article
Adapted from original article (circa 2005)
With only 2 weeks left until Opening Day and the last season looming for Mr. November the incomparable Derek Jeter, what better time to showcase one of DJ’s heroes and another one of the all-time greatest shortstop’s—Mr. Number 8, Mr. Oriole, the hall of famer Cal Ripken.
It doesn’t hurt that it’s the road to WrestleMania season, and that always means the Undertaker and his streak. Although the deadman’s streak is legendary, there is ONLY ONE streak that is truly truly iconic. Continue reading →
Harry Caray, the famed long-time announcer for the hapless Chicago Cubs‘ 100th birthday was on Saturday. Harry passed in 98, but not before revolutionizing the 7th inning stretch into a marquee segment of every game, especially at Wrigley Field where it is now an honor to follow in Harry’s warbled mic-steps.
Only ‘ESPN/Every other sports media with time to fill’ would come up with this ridiculous ‘debate’. The only reason I’m posting it is to laugh at Jay Crawford’s asinine arguments for Mo (well for closers in particular) vs Jeter (and everyday players, much less the toughest position on the field).
Despite his peers’ substantial reasoning why an everyday player’s consistent contribution is more valuable than a closer’s he still refutes over and over like he has his fingers stuck in his ears. “na na na boo boo” is what it seems he is lowering himself to.
What would be the point of a debate if everyone agreed on the same point? Which is why he is on the Mo-side, but damn come up with something actually relevant and refute with a point.
This vid also bothers me a little, because I end up siding with Skip Bayless, and I hate that.