Keith Olbermann Knows How To Speed Up The Game


The MLB’s reputation has been questionable at best due to some PED investigations that some say ruined the way people view baseball and it’s athletes. When someone has a standout year the first thing that pops into a fans head is steroids.

PED abuse isn’t the only problem fans have with the game. The game is to damn slow! Who has time to go watch a slow paced game for more than 3 hours…. no one, and the numbers don’t lie.

In the last 10 years, as the length of the game drastically increased the highest team's attendance did the opposite.

In the last 10 years, as the length of the game drastically increased the highest team’s attendance did the opposite.

Keith Olbermann takes on the outgoing commissioner Bud Selig on not doing anything about the problem he complained about for years, all for a little money. Enforcing some rules could change a whole lot. Take a look…

Hummm, interesting. Maybe a new commissioner could be the best thing for Major League Baseball.

Garrett Richards May Kill World Series Chances


Photo by Elise Amendola/AP

Photo by Elise Amendola/AP

When the Los Angeles Angel’s ace Garrett Richards went to cover first base after Albert Pujols fielded a ground ball and tried to turn a double play in the 2nd inning of a 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox’s Wednesday night, Richards feet got caught underneath him and went down awkwardly and had to be carted off the field. Continue reading

RE2PECT


As the Captain gets ready for his final All-Star Game, Nike Jordan’s release an awesome commercial. Jeter is the most influential player in the last 25 years. In the steroid-scandle era, Jeter is one of the only players that has preformed at a high level and not been apart of controversy (unlike his own teammate). So to show respect, Nike Jordan’s released this commercial.

No Longer American’s Past Time?


A Sport falling apartMajor League Baseball has been around for 145 years and for the majority of its rain, the MLB has been the top sport in the American market. Now there are so many sporting events that sometimes it seems that baseball can get lost in the mix. How can a sport that has dominated the market for so long just fade into a shadow of other sports. There are still hard-core baseball fans but is the MLB a truly national sport or has it turned into a local business for each team? How much has a constant feed of mass information for fans hurt baseball?

If you ask most people what the top sport in America is the odds are they will say the NFL. Football is huge compared to other sports. When football is in season or even pre-season, all you will be able to see on major sports network is 24/7 coverage of football, that’s it. Continue reading

Daniel Murphy Criticized for Time Off


Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy made the decision to miss the first two games of the 2014 season for the birth of his first child. Is that a bad thing?

When word reached Murphy that his son was coming soon, he left New York for Florida at 11:30 pm and arrived in time to see the birth of his 8-pound, 2-ounce son Noah at 12:02.

The Mets season opener against the Washington Nationals was the same day at 1. Then the Mets had Tuesday off until picking up the series on Wednesday. Murphy decided to stay with his family in Florida through Wednesday being placed on paternity leave, and then returned to the team on Thursday.

The New York sports radio scene blew up over this. “You’re a Major League Baseball player. You can hire a nurse,” said Mike Francesa

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A-Rod is Not Happy


New York Yankees’s third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, lost the appeal on Saturday for his 211-game suspension but his suspension was reduced to 162 games. Rodriguez was originally suspended back in August due to a violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and the Basic Agreement along with a number of other players. A-Rod was still not happy with the outcome of his appeal. He released this statement on his Facebook Page:

“The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one. This is one man’s decision, that was not put before a fair and impartial jury, does not involve me having failed a single drug test, is at odds with the facts and is inconsistent with the terms of the Joint Drug Agreement and the Basic Agreement, and relies on testimony and documents that would never have been allowed in any court in the United States because they are false and wholly unreliable. Continue reading

Best of 2013


The new year is just around the corner but lets look back at the best and worst moments of the past year with SportsCenter Images of the Year 2013. Lebron and the Big 3 win another ring, Boston Strong and the lights go out in the Super Bowl. A-Rod under fire and the now ex-8 time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Andy Murry wins at Wimbledon, Phil wins The Open and Auburn beats Bama and the final year of BCS. Chip Kelly changes the NFL with the Eagles, a grand slam by Big Papi in the ALCS leads to a Boston World Series. Duffnering, Louisville wins it for Kevin Ware, Ray Allen saves the Heat’s Run, the freshman Jameis Winston wins the Heisman and a proper send off to the great Mo. Time to put all that in the rear view mirror and look ahead at 2014.

Game 2 Preview


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After an embarrassing game 1 by the Cardinals with 3 errors and only one run, they look to redeem themselves in game 2 when they send their ace Michael Wacha to the mound. 3-0 in the postseason, Wacha has a .43 ERA and a 22-4 (K-BB).

John Lackey takes the mound at 2-0 this postseason with an ERA of 3.00. The redeemed Lackey pitched outstanding in the League Championship Series verses Verlander and the Tigers. Starting the season as the Red Sox’s scapegoat, Lackey has made a name for himself this postseason and takes center stage tonight to once again show off what he can do.

After the performance by the Cardinals last night, it will be interesting to see if they will be able to pull of a key road win tonight. The 4-1 rookie Wacha, has only 15 games under his belt but has been a phenom from the start. An ERA of 2.78 this season with 65 SO is quite impressive and I think that if he can prevent Big Papi from getting comfortable in the batters box he will win the game.

The Cards and Sox Game 1


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After Bobby Valentine’s circus and a quite disappointing season last year the Red Sox make it back to the World Series with a 97-65 record. The Cardinals will be looking for revenge on the Red Sox after being swept in 2004. Now that game 1 is underway lets take a look at so things to know.

1. This is the 4th world series match up between the Red Sox and Cardinals in the world series.

2. This is the 3rd time in the wild card era that he teams with the best record of both the AL and NL have met in the World Series (Both teams with 97-65).

3. The Red Sox are 1st in Runs (853), On Base Percentage (.349), and Slugging Percentage (.446) and are second in Batting Average (.277). The Cardinals are 3rd in Runs (783), 4th in Batting Average (.269), and 3rd in On Base Percentage (.332)

4. The Red Sox are the 7th team to play in the World Series after finishing last in last place the season before since 1990.

My pick for Game 1 is the Red Sox. Enjoy the game!

Charlie Manuel Fired


20130817-120119.jpgThe Phillies front office chose their words carefully in the press conference on Friday announcing a managerial change. This press conference wasn’t the normal press conference where the GM says that the manager is fired and the manager says his final words. The Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. fought back tears while Charlie joked saying he almost wore his uniform. Ruben Amaro Jr. danced around the word fired and said that they were simply having a managerial change. Then Charlie took the stand and announced: “I never quit nothin’. And I didn’t resign.”

Charlie Manuel knew he wasn’t going to manage the 2014 Phillies on opening day. Most assumed that he would be fired after the season, But why this week? The Phillies lost 19 of 23 games including a 1-13 stretch of road games. Coming home from Atlanta on Wednesday he knew he wouldn’t come out of this week in a Phillies uniform.

He may have agreed to do it calmly but that doesn’t mean he thinks he deserved to be fired. He was given a team that no manager could win with. A pitching rotation that had the worst ERA in its league and a bullpen that has allowed more runs than any other in the NL.

A old line up that has lost discipline who had seen the second-fewest pitches in baseball, almost 2,700 less then the Red Sox. And not nearly enough depth to fill injury holes.

The 69 year old ex-manager was the winningest manager in Phillies history. He understood the position he was in and couldn’t end his gig with a angry storm-off the stage. He agreed to participate in a press conference on Friday to announce his firing.

Phillies third-base coach Ryne Sandberg has been named the interim manager. He had been viewed as the organization the last few months as a suitable successor to Manuel so they gave him 42 games to prove it. He has to find the way to work with aged talent, the way Manuel couldn’t.

Charlie Manuel’s historic career as the Philadelphia Phillies’ manager comes to close. A career decorated with 5 NL East pennants, 2 NL pennants, and a World Series ring. On a week of carefully selected words, the most suiting would he goodbye.