Sports Archives

  1. Real Baseball!

    I played about six innings of real live baseball today. I met a fellow out here who plays on a 28 years old and over men’s league and I got a chance to play with them today. I hadn’t played real baseball in over a decade and I definitely had a little rust. Fielding a…

  2. Super Bowl Prediction

    I don’t have any strong feeling about who wins this year’s Super Bowl – both teams are nice stories. I think the game will hinge on the Philly D stopping the NE offense. If the total score is under 30, I give the edge to Philly. If the total score is over 30, NE wins.…

  3. Sore Wing

    Yesterday I woke up with a sore left shoulder. It sounds like a rotator cuff problem as I get severe pain when I put it through certain motions and it is very weak in certain positions. It didn’t really bother me when I went to play baseball yesterday (a little catch, a little BP), but…

  4. Small World

    Today we went snowboarding at Breckenridge with some friends, and met up with friends of theirs (Chris and Kevin)1 up there. Follow all that? On the lift, we were chatting with Chris and Kevin – covering all the small talk bases. It turns out Chris does web-based development with his company in Illinois. I mentioned…

  5. Hurtin’ for Certain

    I played co-ed sand 4′s volleyball in a league tonight from 9:30 to 11:00, then another 3 games of doubles until around midnight. I really enjoyed playing with the folks I played with, but I’m gonna be hurtin’ when I wake up this morning.

  6. Quite Happily Stunned

    I can’t believe the Sox won… 1986 was the second World Series I watched and the first that I really cared about. I’d gone to Boston with my family that summer and my Dad and I went to a game at Fenway Park. All my previous major league baseball had been watched at the Kingdome…

  7. Damn Yankees

    Looks like Curt Shilling has a tear in a tendon in his right (push-off) ankle and may not be able to return to pitch again this year. Pedro pitched well enough to win, but didn’t. Now the Sox are down 2-0. Ben Jacobs at the Hardball Times holds out reasons for hope, but also says…

  8. Rough Start

    I participate in a few fantasy football leagues each year. This is the 4th year of a 16 team, 3 player keeper league that I’m in with some friends and I’ve already had some very tough luck. My first pick in the initial keeper draft 4 years ago was Ricky Williams. He’s not going to…

  9. Keeper Acquisition

    In response to Tom’s comment, here’s how I got everyone. Many of them I picked in the draft before they were superstars and kept them. Alex Rodriguez: I took him with the third pick in the first round of our first keeper draft in 2001 (after Pedro and Randy Johnson). I’ve kept him since that…

  10. Fantasy Baseball Team Makeup

    I’m in very good shape right now in my fantasy baseball league with about a 20 point cusion between my team and the team in second place. I’ve won the league the last few years and have a decent core of keepers, but the team I have now looks a lot different from the team…

  11. Back on Top

    My fantasy baseball team in my keeper league has been steadily climbing since a very slow start that first month. I’ve climbed from last or next to last place in the first month to first place with a ~10 point cushion. I’m going to have some tough decisions to make for next year’s keeper squad.…

  12. Scout as Color Commentator

    I watched Barry Zito pitch against the Tigers last night because I’m still trying to decide if I should keep him or AJ Burnett for my team next year. In the games I’ve seen, Zito’s main problem has been with his command, getting beat when he misses his target. Zito pitched well, but what I…

  13. Trades

    The trading deadline is always interesting. The Nomah trade really surprised me though. I thought (hoped) that Seattle would move Boone and Guardado, they are just wasting money on them at this point.

  14. Sore

    I played volleyball on Tuesday for the first time since moving from the Bay Area. I used to play at least once a week, but the long layoff has certainly taken my legs from me. My body is quite sore. In the Bay Area, the leagues and open gyms are indoors all year and there…