Archive for May, 2011

May 31st, 2011

R.A. Dickey showed great heart and guts tonight, pitching a shutout for 7 innings with a tear in his plantar fascia. However, he gave up 3 runs with 2 outs in the 8th, and with virtually no offense given to him he suffered the loss in a 5-1 Pirates win.

Dickey struck out a career high 10 batters, and cruised through 7 2/3. But in a flash a 1-0 lead turned into a 3-1 deficit as Josh Harrison and Neil Walker had RBI hits to change the outcome from good to bad. Bobby Parnell made his first appearance since April 19, but did not fare any better than he did back then, allowing 2 runs in the 9th to seal the game.

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May 31st, 2011

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May 31st, 2011

Here is an interesting perspective from Atlanta.

Jeff Schultz; AJC.COM — This is how it ends: With the weasel of a commissioner not stepping foot in the city, with another season passing without a playoff game, with a lying ownership group maintaining it did all it could to save a franchise that in reality it spent most of seven years wrecking.

Atlanta has lost an NHL expansion team to a Canadian outpost for the second time. The Thrashers are going to Winnipeg just like the Flames went to Calgary in 1980. A noon press conference today is expected to make this long, slow death official.

This isn’t about the fans or the market or certainly Gary Bettman’s fictional “covenant” with fans, which I believe he left in the same sock drawer with his conscience. It’s about greed and abandonment, plain and simple. It’s about a disingenuous ownership group, which had long lost any semblance of credibility, serving up fans swill and gruel and then wondering why the turnstiles sleep at night.

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May 31st, 2011

Former New York Giants defensive end and 1971 Hall of Fame inductee Andy Robustelli passed away this morning at age 85.

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May 31st, 2011

Since 2002, Albert Pujols has been in the top 10 of the NL MVP vote every single year. And if you dismiss 2007, where he finished ninth in the balloting as an anomaly, he’s ended up in the top 3. PujolsAllStarNo

Friends, that’s scary good. We aren’t talking about a media darling here that is getting undue breaks from buddies in the press box doing the voting either. He’s earned serious consideration for the league’s highest individual honor every year, without fail, for a decade.

A decade ago I couldn’t legally drink. Today, I don’t get carded.

So as we reach the precipice of June and step back to asses The Pujols, it’s not only jarring to think of the talent that this particular player might be leaving St. Louis with, but also, perhaps more succinctly, wonder: what the hell Albert?

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May 31st, 2011

Today is a good day for the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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May 31st, 2011

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, ever charitable, has assembled an all-star celebrity cast for his annual pool tournament benefiting RUSH for Literacy.

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May 31st, 2011

Hope all yall had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Sorry that posts have been so sporadic, but we’ve been having cable problems and that means no TV/internet because getting someone to fix the cable on a holiday weekend is like not possible (yes I AM writing from my Mama’s – how did you EVAH guess) . And I absolutely REFUSE to listen to Milo, who I swear is getting worse and worse every time I am stupid enough to turn on the radio broadcast. I never can figure out what inning it is, what the score is, who is at bat, the count, or any other such insignificant details – although the Clounzz are always happy to talk ALL about their golf game and the out of town scoreboard or some commercial or the new scoreboard.

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May 30th, 2011

It looks like the Thrasher are coming to Winnipeg and we will should have an announcement soon, might even be on Tuesday. For all of the news related to the NHL’s return to Winnipeg stop by our friends at the Illegal Curve for all of the news.

TSN.CA — The Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg situation has narrowed to a point where it’s quite possible there could be an announcement as early as Tuesday.

Lawyers on the Winnipeg side have signed off on the deal and the Atlanta legal team is doing their due diligence today. If they sign off on the deal, the sale will go through, pending league approval.

If there is no announcement Tuesday, the next likely target would be Thursday.

Once an agreement has been reached, True North is expected to launch a season ticket drive.

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May 30th, 2011

As a Boston Bruins fan, I have to say that this is one of the most memorable seasons in a very long time, it had been a couple of decades of mediocrity for the Boston Bruins as they had not been in the Stanley Cup Finals since the 1990 season when they lost to the Edmonton Oilers in 5 games… Former Edmonton Oilers’ forward Craig Simpson (father of current Fighting Sioux defenseman Dillon Simpson) scored the game winning goal for the Edmonton Oilers to clinch the Stanley Cup against the Boston Bruins.

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