Sports Archives

  1. Overheard on PTI

    Michael Wilbon: Albert Pujols scored a perfect 100 on his citizenship test, are you impressed? Tony Kornheiser: I am. Brad Lidge served that up to him. I can’t wait for baseball season.

  2. Tim McCarver… Ugh!

    I’ve said it before and I’m sorry to have to say it again now – Tim McCarver ruins baseball games. Between his idiotic babbling and Fox missing half the game to show random close-ups of people’s faces, it’s really hard to enjoy the postseason so far. And that’s a shame. The comments are open, throw…

  3. Go Tigers!

    Wow – seeing the Yankee offense shut down so thoroughly was both surprising and impressive. Tigers – A’s for the AL crown, should be a good battle. If Zito pitches well, the A’s have a good chance. Yankees 2006 payroll: $198,662,180 A’s + Twins + Tigers 2006 Payroll: $208,434,171 No additional commentary needed.

  4. Choo-ing out the Mariners GM

    The Mariners made another “stupid” trade this year – dealing Shin-Soo Choo to the Indians for Ben Broussard. Choo basically spent the entire year in AAA, and had very good numbers, compiling an .893 OPS. He’s had good numbers (especially his OBP) at every stop along the way in the minors, and is only 24…

  5. Out of Shape

    If I hadn’t already realized it during the season, the three nights of volleyball playoffs this week were definitely enough to tell me I need to get back on my workout routine. Lots of work plus travel make it easy to come up with excuses – I need to make the time like I was…

  6. SportsOasis is Open (again)

    I played sand volleyball tonight for the first time since the SportsOasis closed up back in January. They re-opened about a month after they’d planned, but I’m just glad to be back playing on a regular basis again. I was huffing and puffing a bit tonight1, and wasn’t clearing the net the way I should…

  7. Phil Mickelson, Masters Champion

    Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for winning his second green jacket in convincing style this afternoon. Jim Nantz noted that Phil has won 3 of the past 9 majors, which made me curious to look back at the major winners over the last few years and see how he’s done compared to Tiger and the others…

  8. The Masters in HD

    Golf in HD is good, the Masters in HD is fantastic. I don’t know that I’ll ever be satisfied watching golf without HD again (at least on the big screen).

  9. Draft Tonight

    My fantasy baseball draft is in about 10 minutes – follow along live if you like. UPDATE: the draft has been postponed, tune in on Thursday @ 7pm PST to watch the carnage.

  10. Back From Vacation

    I’m back from my weekend jaunt to (mostly) sunny Arizona. We skipped last year due to business, but this is the 4th time in 5 years taking this trip. I quite enjoy this vacation – a few rounds of golf and a few spring training baseball games do wonders for relaxation. A few random notes:…

  11. SportsOasis Re-opening in Broomfield

    Great news for volleyball players in the Denver/Boulder area, the SportsOasis is re-opening1 in Broomfield in a new location (close to the old location actually) with a target date of April 14th. I’ve been playing 1-3 times a week at the SportsOasis for the last year and a half or so, and I’m quite glad…

  12. Sosa Retiring

    Wow, check out these stats on Sammy Sosa from the Hardball Times: HOMERUNS HR RCAA 1 Hank Aaron 755 1032 2 Babe Ruth 714 1795 3 Barry Bonds 708 1502 4 Willie Mays 660 1008 5 Sammy Sosa 588 338 6 Frank Robinson 586 852 7 Mark McGwire 583 665 8 Harmon Killebrew 573 516…

  13. Golf!

    I managed to get out for 9 holes this afternoon… it felt great to get away from the keyboard for a few hours. I’m not sure when it will be, but I’m looking forward to getting back to not working for the entire weekend.