Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weekly Awards 4/16/12

Most Impressive Performance- Phillip Humber, it has to be, he threw a Perfect Game
Only Guy in Baseball to Wear #42- Mariano Rivera
D'OH- Kirk Nieuwenhuis for that failed routine pop up in the top of the 9th at the Mets game that I went to on Saturday.
DUDE, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?- Ron Artest. The World Peace in gone, and has been replaced by elbows, more on this throughout the week.
The Usual Former Met to Throw No Hitter/Perfect Game- Phillip Humber

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Penguins vs. Flyers

This is probably the most hilarious series that has been played, and may not be surpassed. Obviously there is a lot of bad blood between these two teams, but wow, I'm not sure if I'm watching hockey or MMA on Ice (Coming Soon to an Arena near you). The best thing about this series is that some of the best players in the league are involved. The star, Sidney Crosby, his teammate and probably the second best in the league, Evgeni Malkin, and Jordan Staal are all studs on the Pen's side, along with their goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. For Philly, they have Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux to counter the Penguins, along with James van Riemsdyk, whom I absolutely love. But, the issue that is the Flyers downfall, that they don't have a goalie like Fleury. I've been thinking this for a while and it was proven this week. Ilya Bryzgalov stinks, and the Flyers will not make it past the Second Round if they win this series. They can win this series by tiring them out, and with a strong game by Giroux, but if those two things don't happen, the Penguins will channel their inner 2004 Red Sox and come back from an 0-3 deficit against a bitter rival

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Knicks 118, Celtics 110

The stats from this game are pretty insane,
Melo- 35 pts, 12 reb, 10 ast, 54 FG%
Chandler- 20 pts, 7 reb, 90 FG%
Novak- 25 pts, 80 3pt% (all his field goals were 3s, which is also pretty hilarious)
JR Swish- 25 pts, 6 ast, 50 FG%

Overall, a big win for the Knicks, a major confidence boost for them even though the Atlantic Division title is basically already out of reach, they know that they can beat some of the big guns

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weekly Awards 4/9/12

Most Impressive Performance- Rajon Rondo, PG Boston Celtics. He had a 10-10-20 game, 10 points, 10 rebounds and 20 assists in the Celtics' win over the Hawks on Wednesday
Only Guy In Baseball to Wear #42- Everyone
D'OH- Matt Cain, we've already covered this
DUDE, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?- Dwyane Wade, covered this too
Worst Team in Sports- Charlotte Bobcats
I Don't Like You Anymore- Brendan Shanahan for suspending Carl Hagelin for 3 games

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Matt Cain

Yesterday, San Francisco Giants Matt "#2 starter that would be the ace on any team other than one that has Tim Lincecum, or the Phillies" Cain pitched a one-hitter. It wasn't a normal one-hitter. Other than the one hit, he threw a perfect game, throwing 11 strikeouts, while giving up 0 walks and no defensive errors behind him. Usually, this sort of game in thought of as, great game, but he got unlucky. Except when the one hit is by the opposing starting pitcher.
(Yes, you just read a word that started with a p and ended with an itcher, and I was not talking about pgftgtreevgegitcher.)
Pirates starter James McDonald grounded a single through the left side of the infield to break up the perfecto.
The opposing starting pitcher.
Matt Cain, your D'OH award winner for this week.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pay for the Olympics?

Hey Dwyane Wade! (his mom was crazy and named him DwYAne instead of DwAYne) why do you think that Olympic athletes need to be payed to represent their countries? There's absolutely no reason why a person selected by their country to play for them and bring pride to them should be compensated to play? He should be honored to be selected out of all the basketball players in this country to a team of 12 and stop complaining. Sure he retracted this statement, but the fact that he even thought this, he gets the DUDE, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? Award for this week

Baseball's Most Underrated Players

Note: Every time I save a draft with comments on these players, somehow it gets deleted, so I gave up but check their stats over at baseball-reference.com

  1. Rafael Betancourt, P Colorado Rockies
  2. Shaun Marcum, P Milwaukee Brewers
  3. Alfredo Aceves, P Boston Red Sox
  4. Aubrey Huff, 1B/3B San Francisco Giants
  5. Alexei Ramirez, 2B/SS Chicago White Sox
  6. Jeff Francoeur, RF Kansas City Royals
  7. Eric O'Flaherty, P Atlanta Braves
  8. Daniel Bard, P Boston Red Sox
  9. Yunel Escobar, SS Toronto Blue Jays
  10. Ramon Ramirez, P New York Mets
Honorable Mention:
  • Matt Diaz, OF Atlanta Braves
  • Anibal Sanchez, P Florida Marlins

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

    MLB Preview 2012

    AL East 
    1. New York Yankees   
    2. Tampa Bay Rays
    3. Toronto Blue Jays
    4. Boston Red Sox     Fried Chicken and Beer
    5. Baltimore Orioles
    AL Central
    1. Detroit Tigers
    2. Kansas City Royals       FINALLY
    3. Chicago White Sox
    4. Cleveland Indians
    5. Minnesota Twins
    AL West
    1. Los Angeles Angels
    2. Texas Rangers
    3. Seattle Mariners
    4. Oakland Athletics
    NL East
    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. Atlanta Braves      I absolutely love their bullpen
    3. Florida Marlins      Jose Reyes's hamstring will force them into 3rd place
    4. Washington Nationals
    5. New York Mets     At least they're not 6th
    NL Central
    1. Cincinnati Reds
    2. Milwaukee Brewers   Nice rotation
    3. St. Louis Cardinals
    4. Pittsburgh Pirates     McCutchen may allow them to climb this division
    5. Chicago Cubs
    6. Houston Astros
    NL West
    1. San Francisco Giants
    2. Arizona Diamondbacks
    3. Colorado Rockies
    4. Los Angeles Dodgers
    5. San Diego Padres
    Playoff Picture
    1. Los Angeles Angels
    2. New York Yankees
    3. Detroit Tigers
    4. Tampa Bay Rays
    5. Texas Rangers          Yu (Darvish) may disagree, but Yu Darvish disagrees with Yu (Darvish)

    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. Cincinnati Reds
    3. San Francisco Giants
    4. Atlanta Braves
    5. Florida Marlins
    Wild Card Playoff Game
    Rays over Rangers
    Braves over Marlins

    Division Series
    Angels over Rays
    Yankees over Tigers
    Phillies over Giants
    Braves over Reds

    Championship Series
    Angels over Yankees     I'm going to get a lot of heat for this. But, the Angels are just a better team
    Phillies over Braves

    World Series
    Phillies over Angels

    AL MVP: Robinson Cano   I hate the Yanks but I absolutely LOVE Robby
    NL MVP: (Mike, oops I mean) Giancarlo Stanton  Risky pick but this guy can seriously hit
    AL Cy Young: Jered "Dreamweaver" Weaver
    NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay  Who else?

    I'M BACK!

    Okay, so I've realized that I need to get my thoughts out there more often, so I shall be doing this regularly