Monday, June 28, 2010

Why are their so many clubhouse blowups in the mlb???

USA Soccer: Here We Come

Did this really happen? Did the US Soccer team just advance to the knockout-round of the World Cup? Defying all the critics that said they're just not good enough to compete on an international level? Yes, they did.

For the U.S. Soccer team, this triumph over a group compiled with the mighty English, Slovenia, and Algeria is much more than it seems. For the United States, who will come out on top of their group with 5 points, the next step in a seemingly impossible task may be becoming an actual reality.

But do you actually think that this team can win it all? And in the mean time, bringing back something to the United States that was once thought of as a joke, along with downright embarrassing the rest of the world. Gotta love it.

But it's not about embarrassing the rest of the world, its about the US winning yet another event, as if we haven't already won everything there is to be won.

Take into account all the critics saying how much of a joke this team might be. Although they are wrong - one still has to believe that if we can pull this out, then the rest of the world might as well say to themselves, "Man, those damn Americans won our sport? OUR SPORT? The sport that we live and die by? The sport that means everything to us? We give up."

Winning it all is what we want. And with heroic play from Jozey Altidore, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard, and Clint Dempsey looming in our minds from the Algeria match, we have to feel pretty confident in our abilities.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bryce is Right

Talk of the 17-year old slugger Bryce Harper is mounting, quickly.
Harper has already transcended his sport, although he has yet to even step onto a Major League field.
His story is simple, yet undisputed: Harper has been groomed from the very beginnings of his life, with his parents grooming him to become a Major League player since he was 4 years of age.
Harper quickly develops mind blowing bat speed, a gun that is able to throw out base runners from his knees, mind speed that was once recorded as Harper stealing home on a pass ball from second base.
The kid is a freak.
Quickly capturing the attention of the media at age 16, he is videotaped at Tropicana Field, hitting balls as far as 510 feet (granted, with a metal bat). Harper instantly becomes the face of the young gun ballplayers that are soon to be drafted.
In his sophomore year in high school, he no longer has any adequate competition. He forgoes his senior year of high school to attend junior college early, giving him a little bit of competition.
Yet here we are, a day away from the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
What will happen? To be honest, one cannot "predict the future". But there is one surefire thing that will go down in tomorrow's draft: The Washington Nationals will draft the most hyped young star in sports since LeBron James.
All I have to say to the Washington Nationals: Don't mess it up.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Brewers: Time to say goodbye to Prince

Personally I find it hard to sit back and watch a team with such great potential regress like the 2010 Milwaukee Brewers have.
[Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, Casey MeGehee, and Rickie Weeks], the focal points of the franchise, are producing adequate numbers for the pitching staff to win a fair amount of games. But with the 3rd-worst team ERA in the Majors (5.21), the least amount of quality starts (19), the second most walks (201), and the worst opponent batting average (.289), you might have the feeling that Antanasio will have to force something upon his lacking pitching staff.
Talk around the majors is that Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder (27) must be either dealt or traded away to get any help to this staff. As reported in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, Fielder will be looking for a contract within the $200 million, 8-year range. The Brewers can't afford that kind of money.
So what would be the educated guess as to what Antanasio will do with Fielder? No one can be remotely certain, but if Antanasio wants to see this gifted team go far, he will have to part ways with Fielder. Thus trading him to a team for some young prospect pitchers, or a proven pitcher and a moderate slugger.
Speculation, speculation, speculation. That's all that the media does now a days. But hear me out on this: the Brewers need pitching. And at this point, why not entertain the idea? It can only come as a benefit to Brewers fans, as we all try to find some positive reinforcement for this down-trotted pitching staff.
This will happen.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Friday, April 9, 2010

Tiger gets back into the "swing" of things

Tiger Woods has been away from golf for roughly 4 1/2 months. He apoligises on national television to millions of his fans and shows his utmost remorse over everything that has transpired. He shows up at the Masters Tournament. He is only 1 stroke off the lead and plays his best round ever through one round. Say what? "Is that possible?", might be the thing you'd be asking yourself right about now, but what are we to be surprised of? After all, it is Tiger Woods -- the greatest golfer of our lifetime.
Its no surprise what he's done --really. We've come to know him as the guy who can make any shot. Almost a a miracle worker, of sorts.
Through 2 rounds, Tiger sits at an unbelievable -6 -- remember this is a man who has, essentially the weight of the world on his hands, and yet he continues to dominate the field.
We as a society should be thankful we have such an athlete to follow and root for, because people with gifts such as Tiger's will not come again.