1. The Zack-Attack's Top 10, and Picks for This Week

    As much movement as there was in the top 25, the most drastic shakin' and bakin' could be seen in the top ten. As you saw from the previous ten teams, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech both put forth performances worthy of dropping out of the top ten...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 402 reads 4 comments

  2. The Zack-Attack's Top 11-20: The Miami Hurricanes and a Flurry of Weekend Picks

    This past weekend turned out to be one of the most exciting opening weekends in college football in quite some time. There were upsets (BYU over Oklahoma), blowouts (USC 56, San Jose State 3), and nail-biters (Iowa over Northern Iowa)...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 305 reads 0 comments

  3. Dominant Boise State Puts Blow Behind Them, Focuses on Pummeling Miami-Ohio

    Less than a week after the Broncos put a serious hurt on the Oregon Ducks, it's becoming obvious that the 19-8 drubbing will be more known for the right hook LeGarrette Blount threw, than the Broncos victory...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 214 reads 1 comments

  4. Oregon-Boise State: Ducks Land Final Blow, but Broncos Walk Away with the Win

    Luckily for Boise State, the biggest blow Oregon star running back LeGarrette Blount dealt the Broncos didn't happen until minutes after the final desperate play of the game for the Ducks...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 632 reads 27 comments

  5. Handing out the Hardware: Evaluating My Pre-Season Picks for MLB Awards

    Don't let that disgruntled Ron Washington face fool you! The Rangers are on the verge of doing what so many thought impossible before this season: clinching a spot in the playoffs, ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 173 reads 2 comments

  6. Checking Out This Year's Crop in the AFL

    When the Phoenix Desert Dogs take the field for the first game of the 2009 Arizona Fall League season, there will be Orioles scattered all over the field...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 5 years ago 213 reads 2 comments

  7. Orioles Top Prospects: Whose Stock Is Soaring?

    It's been more than a month since I last posted a "Who's Hot and Who's Not" list, but a lot has gone on since then. My best friend got married, I celebrated six months of marital bliss with my ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 933 reads 2 comments

  8. Breaking News: Aubrey Huff Traded to Detroit Tigers

    Hmmm...guess that article on Brandon Cooney will have to wait. Roch Kubatko, from MASN Sports, just reported that Aubrey Huff has officially been dealt to the Detroit Tigers. The writing has been on the wall for much of this season...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 365 reads 1 comments

  9. You Say Potato, I Say National Title: What Boise State Needs To Happen For BCS Championship Invite

    Much has been made of Boise State's undefeated seasons. Oh yeah! Haven't you heard. Undefeated regular seasons in three of the past four years...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 670 reads 20 comments

  10. What To Expect from Brian Matusz Tonight

    Yeah, Brian Matusz is making his Major League debut this evening, taking on the Detroit Tigers. And yeah, many Orioles fans are expecting him to dominate the Tiggers with his four-pitch repertoire...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 152 reads 2 comments

  11. Orioles Ship George Sherrill Off to L.A., Get Two Players In Return

    And just like that, Jim Johnson inherits the closer's role in Baltimore. That's right, just days after proclaiming that he would like to stay in an Orioles uniform for the long haul, ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 305 reads 4 comments

  12. Boise State Hooks The Hokies For $1.25 Million

    Kellen Moore and the most exciting show on (blue) turf are taking their circus to the nation's capital. Virginia Tech and Boise State agreed on a one game tilt, to be played at FedEx Field, home of D...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 262 reads 0 comments

  13. Beak Performers: Handing Out Hardware to the Baltimore Orioles' Best

    I think it's safe to say that this season has been way more productive than anyone speculating on the Orioles successes and failures could have ever expected...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 278 reads 1 comments

  14. Orioles Prospects Who Are Soaring (or Sliding) in Mid July

    Once again, it's a been a while since the most recent version of "Who's Hot and Who's Not." I'd love to give some great explanation, but frankly, I've just been a very busy beaver, and haven't ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 528 reads 2 comments

  15. How Well Do You Know Your Orioles?

    Hopefully, you all remember the classic Sportscenter segment that always aired near the end of the show. It was called "Did You Know...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 225 reads 3 comments

  16. The 10 Most Thrilling Athletes of My Lifetime

    Sports Illustrated has recently published lists of the most thrilling athletes to ever play the game, people that experts on many different sports would pay to see play...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 316 reads 3 comments

  17. What Does Boise State's Non-Conference Slate Hold in Store for Their BCS Hopes?

    For Boise State to get to their second BCS game, they will likely have to go 13-0, and for the Broncos to go 13-0, they'll have to win each of their five non-conference games...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 291 reads 7 comments

  18. What Steve "Air McNair" Meant to Me

    Before this past week, the moment that stands out in my mind when I think of Steve McNair took place during his last days as a Tennessee Titan. McNair was coming off an injury-riddled 2005 season in which he was 4-10 in the games he started...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 521 reads 0 comments

  19. Orioles' Mental Lapse in Loss to Angels Exposes Several Flaws

    Yeah, so maybe the red, white, and blue hats don't play as well as they look. The O's loss to the Angels was about as ugly as any this season. There were errors, misplayed balls, overthrows, and blown saves...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 99 reads 4 comments

  20. Zachary Britton: The Kink in the Well-Oiled Machine

    For a guy with a 22-17 career record, a 3.23 ERA, and twice as many strikeouts as walks, Zachary Britton sure doesn't get a lot of attention. A third-round pick who puts up the kind of numbers that Britton has usually is considered a top-level prospect..

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 82 reads 3 comments

  21. Brad Bergesen Stakes His Claim as Baltimore Orioles Staff Ace

    Just about everyone knew that the Orioles, fresh off their historic come-from-behind victory, would lay a big goose egg tonight. I mean come on, this is Red Sox-Orioles...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 259 reads 1 comments

  22. Oscar Salazar Carves out His Own Niche: Super Utility Guy

    Somewhere amid the ridiculous buzz surrounding super-prospect Matt Wieters, and the noise following Nolan Reimold, Jason Berken, Brad Bergesen, and David Hernandez, super utility guy Oscar Salazar got the call up to Baltimore...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 171 reads 1 comments

  23. Orioles' Brandon Snyder One Step Closer to the Show

    In the plan to rebuild the Orioles farm system laid out more than a year ago, Andy MacPhail stated that they would be cautious with their top prospects (unlike his predecessors) and that they would only promote players who they felt had truly earned it...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 745 reads 1 comments

  24. Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot, June 18

    It's been exactly a month since last I penned a "Who's Hot and Who's Not?" article. So, instead of checking out who's been hot over the last week or so, I've decided to take a more ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 237 reads 0 comments

  25. Re-Ranking the Orioles' Top 10 Prospects

    Where does the Orioles minor league system rank now? Matt Wieters made his Major League debut on May 29th. Nolan Reimold beat him to the punch and debuted on May 14th...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 5 years ago 960 reads 3 comments