1. WWE: Is The Shield's Dean Ambrose a Wrestler of the Year Candidate?

    At first glance, it seems ludicrous. Ambrose is just a stable mate with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns as a part of The Shield...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 1 year ago 3,555 reads 16 comments

  2. Chicago White Sox: Conor Gillaspie's Rise to Relevance

    Admit it. You didn't see this coming. When the Chicago White Sox acquired third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the San Francisco Giants early in spring training, you may have ...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 1 year ago 541 reads 4 comments

  3. Chicago White Sox: Adam Dunn's Experiment Has to End

    The Adam Dunn experiment has to end. No, no, I am not saying the Chicago White Sox should bench the 33-year-old designated hitter. Although his -0.5 fWAR , .120/.185/.260 slash line and 19 OPS+ wouldn ’t make that move too radical...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 1 year ago 643 reads 22 comments

  4. Chicago White Sox: What to Make of Anemic Offense

    Friday's 1-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians might be as worse as it gets for Chicago White Sox fans this season—or this may only be the start...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 1 year ago 657 reads 6 comments

  5. WWE: The Shield's Continued Rise to Stardom

    On the biggest stage of their career and in front of a record crowd of 80,676 at WrestleMania 29 , The Shield were once again victorious. Their hands weren ’t raised, but that’s not how they like it...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 1 year ago 1,673 reads 19 comments

  6. Tyler Flowers: Examining the White Sox Catcher's Hot Start

    Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is doing all he can to make White Sox fans forget about the departed A.J. Pierzynski...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 1 year ago 1,013 reads 2 comments

  7. WWE: No Undertaker for WrestleMania 29? No Problem.

    While it’s been only rumored by the internet wrestling media thus far, The Undertaker’s health keeping him out of WrestleMania 29 looks to be a real possibility...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about almost 2 years ago 508 reads 74 comments

  8. WWE Royal Rumble: Will Phoenix Make CM Punk/the Rock a Classic?

    This was a topic discussed by myself on a VoicesofWrestling.com 1,003 Holds podcast and one that has me nervous about Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about almost 2 years ago 927 reads 5 comments

  9. WWE: The Rise and Fall of the Legendary Gobbledy Gooker

    Turkey Day is here! The joyous day of feasting, family, football and friends has finally arrived. In the pro wrestling world, Thanksgiving was once one of the biggest, if not the, biggest days of the year...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about 2 years ago 5,255 reads 9 comments

  10. Chicago White Sox 2012 Year in Review: Alejandro De Aza

    It is really unexplainable—hard to put a finger on, at least—but after two consistent years, it is impossible to ignore: Alejandro De Aza is a good player...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about 2 years ago 913 reads 2 comments

  11. Election 2012: Hulk Hogan for President? It Almost Happened

    Forget about Romney or Obama. How about Hulk Hogan for President? Don’t laugh too hard, it almost happened...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about 2 years ago 2,548 reads 2 comments

  12. Chicago White Sox 2012 Year in Review: Gavin Floyd, SP

    2012 ZiPS Projection: 12-11, 4.08 ERA, 185.3 IP, 106 ERA+ 2012 Actual Statistics: 12-11, 4.29 ERA, 168 IP, 101 ERA+ Sometimes I forget Gavin Floyd is even a member of the Chicago White Sox ...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about 2 years ago 482 reads 0 comments

  13. Chicago White Sox Year in Review: Paul Konerko, 1B

    2012 ZiPS Projection: .298/.359/.486, 27 HR, 87 RBI, .364 wOBA 2012 Bill James Projection: .282/.372/.497, 32 HR, 102 RBI, .368 wOBA 2012 Actual Statistics: ...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about 2 years ago 478 reads 0 comments

  14. Chicago White Sox Year in Review: Alexei Ramirez, SS

    2012 ZiPS Projection : .274/.321/.412, 17 HR, 72 RBI, .319 wOBA 2012 Bill James Projection : .276/.329/.414, 17 HR, 82 RBI, .324 wOBA 2012 Actual Statistics: .265/.287/...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about 2 years ago 593 reads 1 comments

  15. WWE: The Resurgent Midcard and Tag Team Divisions

    Did I miss something; was there some huge leadership shakeup in World Wrestling Entertainment over the last month? I did not think so, but you'd have a tough time convincing me. The show has evolved so much in such little time...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 4,122 reads 20 comments

  16. WWE: Potential Brock Lesnar/Triple H WrestleMania Match a Disappointment

    I guess we should have seen this coming. I suppose we all just had more hope. Dave Meltzer reported on his Wrestling Observer Live podcast that Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H is the plan for WrestleMania 29...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 4,637 reads 30 comments

  17. WWE: Why Are WWE and Brock Lesnar Using TOUT to Promote Major Angles?

    Let me clarify by saying, I love social media. I think social media is great and any company, sports team or organization who isn't utilizing social media to their fullest is leaving money on the table...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 3,619 reads 9 comments

  18. Stop Calling Former WWE Champion Kevin Nash a Smart Worker

    The backlash of former World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment champion Kevin Nash 's comments in a recent Grantland article, "Kevin Nash's Next Angle" , has been widespread...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 4,787 reads 70 comments

  19. WWE: What Is the End Game for the Daniel Bryan CM Punk and AJ Love Triangle?

    Another WWE Monday Night Raw is in the books and another show dominated by the presence of AJ Lee. Lee is a great performer, and the storyline features two of the best wrestlers in the world today in CM Punk and Daniel Bryan...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 9,802 reads 53 comments

  20. WWE: The Beyond-Stale State of the Heel Authority Figure

    I am not sure beating a dead horse is an apt phrase for what I am about to write about. World Wrestling Entertainment’s use of a heel authority figure in a feud with a top face in the company is beyond dead-horse territory...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 1,228 reads 13 comments

  21. How WWE's Overbooking Has Made Punk/Jericho Depressingly Boring

    How did we get to this point? How is the feud between two of the best talkers in World Wrestling Entertainment history so painfully boring? Overbooking. The feud between Chris Jericho and CM Punk will culminate this Sunday at Extreme Rules...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 1,505 reads 25 comments

  22. WWE: Why It Is Impossible to Rally Behind John Cena's Character

    Here is a professional wrestler that essentially does everything the right way. He makes numerous Make-A-Wish visits every week, he has stayed out of trouble his entire career in ...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 11,613 reads 268 comments

  23. WWE WrestleMania: Is a Small Arena or Stadium Better?

    As we quickly approach WrestleMania XXVII in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium, I wonder if WrestleMania is better served in a smaller arena. From a financial or purely aesthetic feel, the stadiums are unmatched; yet...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about over 2 years ago 4,377 reads 44 comments

  24. Chicago Bulls: Have the 2011-12 Chicago Bulls Regressed?

    Bulls fan expected the 2011-12 Chicago Bulls to build on last year's impressive Eastern Conference Finals berth, but at this point, I can safely say that this year's Bulls team is in a worse position than last season...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about almost 3 years ago 3,677 reads 38 comments

  25. Chicago Bulls: Rivalry with Indiana Pacers Gives Life to Boring Regular Season

    I would like to thank Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers for single-handedly giving excitement to an otherwise boring Chicago Bulls regular season...

    Rich Kraetsch Written by Rich Kraetsch about almost 3 years ago 1,176 reads 31 comments