1. St. Louis Cardinals: Is Mitchell Boggs the Future Closer?

    Could new closer Mitchell Boggs be a saving grace for the Cardinals ? I reserve the right to answer my own question in my own time. Maybe I will answer somewhere in this article...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 565 reads 1 comments

  2. Lance Berkman: Is He the Best Fifth Hitter in Fantasy and the Major Leagues?

    Question: What lately has been lacing Lance Berkman ’s milk bone bat? Answer: Leather baseballs bouncing off the wood and flying out of MLB venues...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 588 reads 0 comments

  3. NFL Draft 2011 Reasoning Network: Can You Name the Best Drafting Organization?

    Drafting in the NFL is a volatile profession. Some organizations stay steady as they go and always seem to make good picks. Others are just the opposite...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 129 reads 0 comments

  4. St. Louis Cardinals: Can the Redbirds' Hit Parade Continue to Climb the Charts?

    Are the Cardinals suddenly No. 1 with a bullet? Why, yes—if by bullet you mean line drives cascading through the gaps of enemy ballparks. All of a sudden, the Cardinals appear to be serious about scoring runs...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 131 reads 1 comments

  5. Mike Leake: Is His Dilemma Deeper than the Cincinnati Reds Are Saying?

    Is the thrill of the Majors already gone for the Cincinnati Reds ’ young phenomenon Mike Leake ? Coming up, I’ll discuss this question and the ramifications for the Reds rotation...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 395 reads 1 comments

  6. Ryan Franklin: Has He Worn Out His Welcome as St. Louis Cardinals Closer?

    All championship teams have this in common; can you guess what it is? I’ll bet my baseball heads can. The answer is a reliable closer—one who consistently gets the job done, especially in crunch time...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 387 reads 0 comments

  7. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Who to Start, Who to Sit in Week 3 of the MLB Season

    Week three of this big thing of a season should be another whirlwind tour of the hard-hitting storm called Major League Baseball in the United States, circa 2011...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 617 reads 0 comments

  8. St. Louis Cardinals: Is Finding a Closer More Important Than Signing Pujols?

    Would the Cardinals do better signing a top-notch closer than inking Albert Pujols to a $30 million deal? The answer to this question is a few paragraphs away. For now, the Cardinals are batting around ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 711 reads 1 comments

  9. MLB Power Rankings: The Top 15 Teams Through Week 2

    Including the American League East, this is shaping up to be one of the most competitive Major League Baseball seasons in recent memory. There are several improved teams this year, and they’re all hungry for wins...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 544 reads 0 comments

  10. MLB: Are the "Loveable Loser" Chicago Cubs any Closer to an NL Pennant in 2011?

    Have the Chicago Cubs taken over the title of "Most Cursed Organization" from the Boston Red Sox ? Keep reading to find the answer to this and many more questions burning in your mind...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 598 reads 1 comments

  11. NBA Playoff Overview and Bold Predictions: Tim Duncan's Age, or Age of Duncan?

    The NBA playoffs started at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday April 16, and the fun hasn't stopped since. The Bulls squeaked by Indiana in the opening salvo and the shots kept coming. The Spurs star their postseason with a noon game...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 354 reads 0 comments

  12. 2011 NBA Playoff Predictions: Will the Lakers Thrill Us and 'Phil-peat?'

    Is it all right with you America if I go ahead and label a three-peat in any major sport the “Phil-peat?” It is? Cool. Phil Jackson is going for his fourth three-peat as an NBA Zen-master of the triangle offense...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 670 reads 4 comments

  13. 2011 NFL Draft: Could the Carolina Panthers Pick Yet Another Rookie Quarterback?

    Several mock drafters—especially on NFL .com—have the Carolina Panthers inked in for drafting Cam Newton. It made me wonder what these NFL insiders know...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,384 reads 8 comments

  14. MLB Jackie Robinson Day: Is Robinson's Legacy Deserving of a National Holiday?

    Was what Jackie Robinson endured and accomplished as significant as what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did? If so, then why doesn’t Jackie have a national holiday like Dr...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,704 reads 19 comments

  15. 2011 NFL Draft Preview: Lake's Top 10 Super Sleepers in the Running Back Slot

    Since running backs are usually the most plentiful position available in the NFL draft, there are many sleepers to wake. Tennessee Titans star Chris Johnson was the fifth running back picked out of five in the first round of the 2008 draft...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 589 reads 0 comments

  16. NFL Draft 2011: Should the Cowboys Pick Mike Pouncey or Cam Newton in Round 1?

    How long has it been since the Cowboys drafted an offensive lineman in the first round? The answer to this question—and many more—are coming up in the friendly confines of this here entertaining column...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 352 reads 3 comments

  17. NFL Mock Draft 2011: Should the Steelers Unite Mike and Maurkice Pouncey?

    How is the NFL going to react when Mike and Maurkice Pounce-a-mania runs wild—along with the Steelers’ backfield—on them? Time will tell. Stay tuned to this channel, and I’ll let you all know down the line...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 772 reads 3 comments

  18. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Who Should You Start, Sit During Week 2?

    Major League Baseball is heading into its second full fantasy baseball week, and players are either starting to assert themselves or fall off the big league map...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about over 3 years ago 376 reads 0 comments

  19. Cam Newton: Does Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis Really Want To Draft Him?

    Will Marvin Lewis become the second African-American NFL head coach to draft an African-American quarterback in the first round? Could he? Yes. Will he? Stay tuned. I’ll let you all know in about three weeks how the drama unfolded...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about over 3 years ago 644 reads 9 comments

  20. Fantasy Baseball Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: The First Week of the Season

    Fantasy baseball is going into its first full week, and starting Monday owners and managers will need to have their houses in order. I'm just the man who can help you all clean up in your leagues...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about over 3 years ago 671 reads 1 comments

  21. NBA: How Do San Antonio Spurs Fans Like Richard Jefferson Now?

    Will a trustworthy San Antonio Spurs fan please pray for Richard Jefferson ? You will? Thank you. His parents were both Christian missionaries, and he moved around frequently as a youth...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about over 3 years ago 1,576 reads 8 comments

  22. Could Houston Rockets' Shocking Win Seal San Antonio Spurs' Historic Collapse?

    How far can the Spurs actually tumble from the No. 1 seed? The season is almost over, and we’ll soon find out. For now, they’ve lost a shocking six games in a row...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about over 3 years ago 501 reads 7 comments

  23. NBA Playoffs 2011: Panic in San Antonio Over the No. 1 Seed-Seeking Lakers?

    Will the San Antonio Spurs collapse into panic mode, or pull together and close out strong for the No. 1 seed? It appears they’re on the verge of collapsing something serious...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about over 3 years ago 1,248 reads 19 comments

  24. Major League Baseball 2011: A Diversity Check

    How does Major League Baseball grade for diversity in 2011—64 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line? Take a walk with me along the river of my thoughts and grading ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about over 3 years ago 765 reads 0 comments

  25. Reasoning on the Mississippi River: The Top 30 Cardinals Hitters Ever

    One of the most storied franchises in the world, the St. Louis Cardinals have captured 10 World Series championship trophies...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about over 3 years ago 556 reads 2 comments