Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Here's the Jets main problem this season: this team is just listless. No one is really doing anything special against the Jets, it just seems like half this team is out there to collect paychecks. There are no leaders on this team and the players still seem to be living off their success from last season--it's like someone forget to tell the Jets that a new season has begun. It's beyond embarrassing to know that your team's season is over halfway through. Except for Lavernues Coles, the Jets need to make some major changes come the off season.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The Colorado Rockies will face the Boston Red Sox in the World series, beginning Wednesday in Boston.
The Red Sox "earned the right" to compete against them with their win against Cleveland Sunday night.
The Rockies have nothing to be afraid of, since they have a record of beating the Red Sox:
I'm going with the Sox in 6 as they have home field advantage, better pitching and the long layoff between series' will hurt the Rockies momentum just like it did the Tigers in 2006. How funny would it be if after waiting 86 years for their 2004 title, the Sox won another one in three? Manny Ramirex will again be Series MVP.
The Rockies have recent success on their side. During Interleague Play, the Rockies won two of three games at Fenway on June 12-14, as they outscored the Red Sox, 20-5, in the series. Additionally, the Rockies were one of just two teams to beat the Red Sox's top two pitchers, Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling. They lost the opener, 2-1, as Tim Wakefield outdueled Aaron Cook.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Chad Pennington has gotten his share of hits. And deservedly so. Thomas Jones has gotten his share of hits. And deservedly so. The defense has also gotten theirs. And deservedly so. But when will the Jets coaching staff, as led by Rookie of the Year Eric Mangini, start to take some blame for what is turning out to be a disaster of a season?
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Am I the only one noticing what an awful season Charlie Weis having with the players he recruited at Notre Dame this year? Funny, how it's working out for Charlie with his own players as opposed to the success he had with Ty Willingham's. Of course, little is being said about all this in the media which is weird when you consider how much the scribes thought Weis going to Notre Dame would be a godsend.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
When it comes down to it, Joe Torre felt that his 4 championships would stand up to 7 straight seasons of the Yankees not winning the World Series. But he was wrong. And while the argument could be made that Torre should've taken the deal the Yankees offered him (in which he still would've been the highest paid manager in baseball), when it came down to it for Joe Torre the 4 championships made him feel like he had every right to be Yankee manager until he was ready to retire.
Yet, the facts are the facts and they start with an owner who puts more of his money into his team then any other owner in the game. And for that reason George Steinbrenner deserves the right to say that the finality of the 7 seasons have not been good enough. The owner deserves the right to feel that if he's giving his manager the best players in baseball, as he does every year, should have more to speak for it then a bunch of playoff appearances. He deserves the right to say that if he's paying his manager two times what the second-highest paid manager makes, that manager should take his team all the way.
Joe Torre made his legacy in pinstripes, not the other way around. He became a Hall of Fame manager, mostly because of the quality of players Steinbrenner provided him with and while he did a great job altogether, bottom line is that he should've won more. Now it's time to move on and if the Yankees hierachy is smart they'll give Don Mattingly a chance to manage the team.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Ok, our season is pretty much over and now it's about time we seriously think about dumping Chad. At this point it just makes the most sense to see what Kellen Clemens can do. By the way, those throwback uniforms worn today should never be see again. They were that hideous.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I've always liked Evander and admired his courage, but he's about to be 45 and just loss another attempt to get the heavyweight title back. Now can somebody please knock some common sense in him and make Evander put the gloves down for good, before something happens in the ring that seriously damages his health?
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I can't be the only person who thinks that regardless of the Yankees win tonight, Joe Torre once again showed how clueless he can be as a manager. After all, there was just no logical reason for Torre to use Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera in Game 3 with the Yankees up by 5 runs. Torre can talk about "one game at a time" all he wants, but why waste your two best relievers when you don't necessarily have to? Jake Westbrook pretty much took the air out of the Indians tire after he gave up Johnny Damon's 3-run homer and if Luis Vizcaino and Kyle Farnsworth can't hold a 5-run lead then they shouldn't be on your roster. Unless Torre thinks that his job being on the line is going to inspire his team to win this series with two more routs, using Chamberlain and Rivera tonight could come back to hurt his ballclub.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
As exciting as MLB playoffs can be and as much as I love the idea of the Yankees being a game away from elimination, I have to be fair and say that the 162-game season is too long and too grueling for playoff teams to have their whole season decided in a miniature best 3-of-5-game playoff series. I don't care if it means that World Series games could be played in November (esp. considering that that's already happened anyway), starting in '08 Bud Selig needs to do the right thing and extend the League Division Championship Series to a best 4-of-7-game series.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
There's two things that'll help me get over the hurt from the Mets historic collapse: another Yankees first-round exit (Go Indians!) and the Rockies taking out Jimmy Rollins' Phillies. So far the Rockies are keeping their end of the deal.