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NEW YORK GIANTS: The Art of Choking

How do you blow a 21 point lead in the 4th quarter, with 11 minutes left to play?  Well, ask the NY Giants.  Michael Vick and his band of merry men walked all over the G-Men in the 4th today.  Winning on a reeedonkulous Desean Jackson punt return as time expired.  It’s been a bad week for New Yorkers. First, Cliff Lee spurns them to sign with the Phillies, for less money. Then this!  Whoever would’ve thought that the Knicks would be the hottest team in the city. I gotta give credit to Mike Vick.  I hated on this guy for the immoral things he did off the field.  But he’s come a long way and will probably get the comeback player of the year award.  He should also be in consideration for MVP.  Vick led the way with 3 passing TDs and 1 rushing. With two home games left against the lowly Vikings and the Cowboys, looks like the Eagles are headed to the playoffs. Don’t be surprised if these guys represent teh NFC in the playoffs. By the way, I hate Desean Jackson.

December 20, 2010 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CY YOUNG FOR THE DOCTOR

It’s official, Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies has been awarded the National League Cy Young award.  He had a great regular season,  going 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA and 219 strikeouts. He threw a perfect game and a no-hitter in the same season. What makes it more remarkable is that he’s doing it at the age of 33.  Not old but definitely on the back 9 of his career.  I know you’re not supposed to include the post season but if you did, I might lean a little towards that kid up in the ‘frisco Bay.  Lincecum won the games when it counted (not to say that Halladay didn’t) and if it wasn’t for his pitching and out-dueling the immortal Cliff Lee, the Giants wouldn’t have one the Series. Hats off to Halladay, it’s too bad he didn’t get out of Toronto earlier.

November 17, 2010 Posted by | MLB BASEBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE GIANTS WIN! THE GIANTS WIN!

Quick, name me 5 San Francisco Giants’ starters (position players only)!!! Let’s see, Barry Bonds, J.T. Snow, Benito Santiago… ummmm… that guy that batted after Barry Bonds that always looked angry, and oh yeah, Jeff Kent. Just kidding, this group of Giants is a far cry from those that I cheered against in the 2002 World Series. These guys are actually likeable. How can you hate Tim Lincecum, he’s like Jeff Spicoli from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Feel good story for Edgar Rentaria. I’m glad that Pat Burrell’s batting woes continued. Does that guy ever smile? It’s safe to say that Burrell didn’t contribute AT ALL to this Championship. He struck out 3 more times today, which gives him 11 strikeouts in 13 at bats. That’s gotta be a record. Don’t ever say pitching doesn’t win Championships. I don’t know how the Braves didn’t win more in the 90s with the Maddox/Glavine/Smoltz combo but with the Lincecum/Cain/Bumgardner combo, these kids should be back to the playoffs next year and date I say, repeat? Congrats to the Giants, the City and since I live in Cali, congrats to the state. Too bad for Cliff Lee, he went from ALDS hero to the goat, earning to losses in the series. I guess that’s what happens when you go up against the arguably the best pitcher in the Majors. I’m sure Lee’s heading to the Yankees next year, which should bring the Rangers back down to earth. Listen, as long as the Red Sox lose, I can sleep at night.

November 2, 2010 Posted by | MLB BASEBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

San Francisco Giants: WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

I’ll be the first to admit that I never thought the Giants would make it this far.  I didn’t think they’d make the playoffs.  I didn’t think they’d get past the Atlanta Braves, and I certainly didn’t think they were going to dominate the Philadelphia Phillies. I can’t even name more than 3 players on their roster.  There’s 1 player who is batting over .300 (Cody Ross).  Didn’t the Dodgers let this guy go? I do know one thing though, their pitching is the best in the game. Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain are ill.  Lincecum’s going up against Roy Halladay in Game 5 and don’t be surprised if the kid out-duels Doc again.  It’s nice to see a team from California other than the Lakers making some noise.  Looks like we’re going to have a Giants-Rangers World Series.  Bad ratings but who doesn’t want to see Lincecum go up against Cliff Lee.  Too bad these guys can’t pitch every game. One last note, how sad is it to see Barry Bonds before the game, trying to rally the crowd up. Take your girly voice and your post-steroid body back to the rock you crawled out of.  Sorry, I can’t forgive him.

October 21, 2010 Posted by | MLB BASEBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ORIOLES SPOIL CLIFF LEE’S RANGER DEBUT

The Rangers thought that by getting Cliff Lee, they would have all AL West all but locked up.  HOLD ON!!! Lee got rocked in his first start as a Ranger by the Baltimore Orioles, yes folks, the 27-59 Baltimore Orioles.  The same Orioles who have a 11-34 road records.  Led by right fielder Nick Markakis, the only player on the team batting over .300, the Orioles shelled Lee for 5 runs in 6 innings, ALL EARNED.  It’s nice to see the Rangers stepping up and welcoming Lee with some offense (that’s online sarcasm). I’m sure Lee will bounce back his next start.  But you never want to give up an easy win, especially against the Orioles.  The Rangers have the hitting with Josh Hamilton and the rejuvenated Vladimir Guerrero, but they just seem to fade down the stretch every year.  Let’s see if they can maintain some momentum in September now that they have Lee.

July 11, 2010 Posted by | MLB BASEBALL | , , , , | 1 Comment