1. Could Free-Agent-To-Be Ryan Dempster Be The Next Carl Pavano?

    December 20, 2004 the New York Yankees signed coveted right-handed free agent pitcher Carl Pavano. Pavano, was just coming off an 18-8 season with exactly a career best 3.00 ERA in a career-best 222 innings pitched for the Florida Marlins...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 243 reads 0 comments

  2. 4 Sport Droughts: Which Market Will Win Next? Washington D.C. or Twin Cities?

    ESPN's Mike and Mike this morning noted interestingly that of the cities with each of the four major sports, Washington D.C...

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  3. Ratings, Series Will Be One to Forget For Reasons Not Having to Do With The Game

    Game Five is suspended—with the score currently tied 2-2 in the sixth inning. Apparently, the series won't resume until Wednesday, at the earliest, to see if the Phillies win their first title in 28 years or if the Rays live to fight another day...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about over 5 years ago 75 reads 2 comments

  4. NHL's Marian Gaborik Both Injured and Wants a Raise. Is Anyone Surprised?

    Minnesota fans have been through this before, a star player wants out of their team because of their inability to compete financially with the other bigger clubs in any given year...

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  5. Give This Series a Chance! Phillies Fans Ripe To Be Villified

    If you watched ESPN at noon today, you no doubt noticed the long segments devoted to the Tampa Bay Rays. This comes, despite the fact, that they did no such tribute to the Philadelphia ...

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  6. Sweet Baby Rays: A World Series Preview, Tampa Bay Vs. Philadelphia

    Its finally here. The World Series they didn't want you to see. Despite Red Sox Nation's best efforts, the Rays advanced to their first World Series in franchise history with a convincing 3-1 victory at home last night...

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  7. Phillies vs. Rays: The World Series They Don't Want You to See

    Well it's almost here—the World Series that "nobody" wanted. In a previous column, I wrote about how Selig and his cronies would shudder at the idea of a Brewers-Rays World Series...

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  8. Wait 'Til This Year? Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Quietly 6-1

    Don't look now, but the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-1 and currently fourth in the admittedly weak Big Ten Conference...

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  9. Minnesota Vikings' Secret Weapon: Visanthe Shiancoe?!

    "Because Shiancoe caught the touchdown." That's what one of my best friends said to me, explaining why the Minnesota Vikings beat the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 21, and after I had asked him what he thought of the game...

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  10. Brewers-Rays: World Series Nightmare?

    The 2008 Major League Baseball playoffs began yesterday, this time without the usual suspects. The absence of the New York Yankees is no doubt much to MLB commissioner Bud Selig's chagrin...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 6 years ago 548 reads 1 comments

  11. With Cito Gaston on board, can the 2009 Jays resemble this year's Rays?

    Each year it seems that a team comes out of nowhere to surprise the baseball and sporting world by compiling on the surface what seems to be a grandiose case of overachieving...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about almost 6 years ago 274 reads 0 comments