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2011 World Series Preview & Prediction

October 19, 2011 1 comment

Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Lineup – When you have the ALCS MVP batting seventh in your lineup then you definitely get the edge in this category. Nelson Cruz has been hotter than the sun lately, while Michael Young, David Murphy, and Mike Napoli have supplied the consistency. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to have Kinsler, Hamilton, and Andrus at the top of the lineup too. Read more…


2011 ALCS/NLCS Preview & Predictions

October 9, 2011 1 comment

American League Championship Series

Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers

Lineup – The overwhelming power from top to bottom throughout the Rangers lineup give them the edge. The Rangers ranked in the top 5 in all of baseball in the four major batting statistics, including 1st overall in batting average (.283), 2nd overall in slugging percentage (.460), 3rd overall in runs scored (855), and 5th overall in on base percentage (.340).

Rotation – I’ll give the Tigers’ Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and Doug Fister the slight edge over the Rangers’ C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis, and Matt Harrison in this one. Verlander is no doubt the Cy Young winner while Scherzer and Fister both have Cy Young-type stuff when their on. Read more…

2011 ALDS/NLDS Preview & Predictions

September 30, 2011 2 comments

American League Division Series

New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers

I think Verlander will out-duel Sabathia as the Tigers steal game 1. The Yanks will come back with a win in game 2 with Ivan Nova on the mound and eventually take the series in 5 games as this should be a very close and competitive series. Read more…

Why the Arizona Diamondbacks Can Win the World Series

September 22, 2011 2 comments

1. Ian Kennedy

  • 20-game winner and counting (2nd in all of baseball/tied for 1st in the NL)
  • 2.88 ERA
  • .833 win-loss percentage, best in baseball
  • 1.083 WHIP
  • 194 strikeouts in 216 innings pitched
  • Legitimate N.L. Cy Young Candidate

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Some Notable Miami Hurricanes Alumni

August 28, 2011 4 comments

As Hurricane Irene continues its path of destruction along the Carolinas and upper east coast, the University of Miami is in the midst of a “Hurricane” of their own. I thought it would be nice to shift away from the bleak forecast ahead (pun intended) for both situations and instead relive some of the Miami Hurricanes’ glory days by admiring their long history of producing exceptional athletes, uh, I mean STUDENT-athletes (unnecesarry shot, I know, but it was just too easy). Here are some notable Hurricanes alumni and who I think are the best to ever don a professional uniform in each sport. Read more…

Putting Together the Craziest, Quirkiest, Most Rowdy, Fun Loving MLB Team

August 24, 2011 6 comments

If you watch baseball then you can’t help but notice the wacky and unorthodox attitudes, wind-ups, and facial hair of quite a few players. We all love guys like Brian Wilson, Nyjer Morgan, and Nick Swisher. Why? Not because their stars, but because they play the game with a child-like exuberance and happy-go-lucky attitude we can all relate to and appreciate. This team will be made up of the players that make my jaw drop in awe, unconsciously smile, and uncontrollably laugh each and every time I watch them play. A team made up of all the misfits and nut-jobs. The guys with the craziest deliveries and quirkiest habits. And of course, some of the best facial hair. Well then, let’s get started. Read more…

Yanks Quiet as Trade Deadline Passes

As the 4pm trade deadline crept closer and closer, most Yankees fans probably felt like it was just a matter of time before news broke on a trade that would help them increase their chances of a long postseason run. But 4pm came and went, and the Yankees stood pat.

There were some late rumblings revolving around the Yankees and Read more…

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