1. Gimmie Five! Dexter "The Prowler" Fowler Steals Five Bases in a Game

    Disclaimer: If you read my prior piece, "The Stolen Base. A Lost Art. Will We Ever See a 100 Steal Man Again?" then you know how I've been clamoring for someone to take the reins that predecessors ...

    Joe M. Written by Joe M. about 5 years ago 198 reads 2 comments

  2. Sunday's ARCA Race at Rockingham Speedway Had Something for Everyone

    Disclaimer: I did not attend the race, therefore I am attempting to summarize the race which I watched as an armchair analyst. Rockingham to me, like it probably does to most race fans, holds a special place in our hearts...

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  3. Mark Martin's Win at Phoenix Shifts the Pressure to Junior Next Week at 'Dega

    Mark Martin's first win in nearly four years (97 races) last night in the Valley of the Sun, proved multiple things. First, the 50-year-old still has it and simply isn't just racing around for ...

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  4. The Stolen Base. A Lost Art. Will We Ever See a 100 Steal Man Again?

    The stolen base in Major League Baseball is sadly, a lost art. In an era that is slowly recovering from the aberration that was the "live ball era" (i.e...

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  5. Is the American League East Better Than Advertised?

    Toronto Blue Jays : Don't look now but the Toronto Blue Jays are 6-2 and leading the revamped American League Eastern division...

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  6. Earnhadt-Ganassi May Have One Last Chance To Get It Right

    Everyone knows about the fall from grace, to put it lightly that the former DEI (Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated) faced when first, the face of the team, Dale Earnhardt Jr. left his family's own team and his father's lasting legacy to the family...

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  7. Baltimore Orioles' Opening Day: Where All Fans Feel They Have a Chance

    I'm not going to do this for 162 games, but Opening Day is the one day where every fan feels their team has a chance. Yes even Pirates fans, who saw their team rally today...

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  8. Calipari Gets Lucky in Kentucky: U.K.'s the Easy Way Out

    Former Memphis coach John Calipari was formally introduced as the University of Kentucky's men's basketball coach, appropriately enough, on April Fool's Day. You see, the whole ordeal was one big joke, if you ask me...

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  9. Being John Calipari: Will He Stay or Will He Go?

    If the tie is any indication, Memphis head basketball coach John Calipari likes to wear the color blue. Could this be foreshadowing? I hope not...

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  10. Has Jimmie Johnson replaced Jeff Gordon as NASCAR's most hated driver?clock

    He's won three championships in a decade, he races for one of the most successful teams in NASCAR, and he has an avid fan following. No, I'm not talking about Wonder Boy, Jeff Gordon...

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  11. Michael Waltrip, Tony Stewart Highlight Next Generation of NASCAR Driver-Owners

    In order for NASCAR to continue to survive and thrive, just like any good business, it is important for each generation to have a devoted number of individuals willing and able to take up the torch and resume higher leadership roles...

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  12. Shoestring Budget Series: David Gilliland, Upstart TRG Continue To Defy The Odds

    David Gilliland, driver of the No. 71 Capital Window Chevy, for the single car operation TRG, (The Racer's Group) was on NASCAR Now this morning, talking about his team's chances today ...

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  13. Before the Field Freezes: Speculating on the Top 35 and Previewing Bristol

    For all its faults, the deadline for the top 35 rule is today. Meaning after today's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, whenever rain cancels out qualifying, the starting order freeze ...

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  14. You Want a Bold Prediction? How About East Tenn. State Over No. 1 Pitt?

    If anyone watched the ESPN NCAA selection Sunday you probably noticed the small segment 2/3 of the way into the broadcast where an ESPN analyst, his name escapes me, (can anyone confirm whether ...

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  15. Analyzing The Likely Trade Destinations For Disgruntled Broncos QB Jay Cutler

    Denver Broncos Quarterback Jay Cutler is a smart man. Not only did he graduate from Vanderbilt University, often referred to as an Ivy League school of the South, but he is smart enough to realize ...

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  16. Wide Distribution of Past Champions' Provisional Is Keeping NASCAR Interesting

    Each week, we watch qualifying prior to a race and see the top 43 fastest drivers make it based on time. Most of the time, making the actual race is only a formality for these most skilled, likely ...

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  17. Shoestring Budget Series: "Front Row Joe" Driven by Desire over Dollars

    If you liked my Riggs, Mayfield's New Teams, Entries into Daytona 500 Prove Desire To Race article on the struggles behind small teams, hopefully you will enjoy this recurring piece I hope to ...

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  18. Terrell Owens: Analyzing The Most Likely Destination and Who Could Use Him

    To much of the sporting world, late Wednesday's news that Dallas cut wide receiver Terrell Owens came as a surprise...

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  19. Part II: Implementing an NFL-Like Salary Cap/Floor Into Major League Baseball

    Some speculation was raised over part I of an article I wrote whether or not a salary cap or salary floor could really work in a revised Major League Baseball system similar to the NFL because of guaranteed contracts in MLB...

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  20. NFL System Shows How Fun Major League Baseball Could Be with a Salary Cap, Floor

    I don't know about you, but to me and my friends, what seperates the NFL from the rest of the sports are the various cutdown days where teams must get under the cap by cutting a variety of veterans, ...

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  21. Just What, Exactly, Is Manny Ramirez Doing?

    Last night Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez rejected for the fourth time, an offer that his employer extended to him this off season. Two years for $45 million not too bad in the scheme of things considering this economy...

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  22. The Redskins' Latest Contract Blunder

    Today, the Washington Redskins kicked off another NFL offseason of free agency by signing the so-called "top" defensive tackle on the market to a ridiculous (but typical but almost expected from this franchise) contract...

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  23. Reflections on the Auto Club Speedway Race, Season to Date, and Parity in NASCAR

    Quick, can we just freeze the current Sprint Cup standings now? Now, it's not what you are thinking. I'm no Matt Kenseth fan, but I do love the intrigue of eight different teams that would currently ...

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  24. 2009 MLB Preview: Who Will Be This Year's Rays?

    I angered quite a few people, particularly opportunistic M's fans, when I posted this article with their team in it. I know no one likes to hear their team is out, but in some cases it is true...

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  25. Keep an Eye On Richard Petty Motorsports, A.J. Allmendinger In 2009

    He may stand only 5'6" in his driver's suit, but the newest edition to my comeback stable-of-the-year pick, A.J. Allmendinger is hard to miss...

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