Sports Archives

  1. Fantasy Baseball Standings

    I participate in two fantasy baseball keeper leagues and it’s been a season of patience in both of them. In the league I run, I was down in the bottom 3 spots after the first month and frankly, it didn’t look good. I thought I’d had a good draft, but my guys just weren’t producing.…

  2. My Golf Swing

    I posted a couple of video clips of my swing in my Golf blog. I’ve actually got the clips stored on my TextDrive account. The TextDrive account seems to be very nicely set up. I’m mainly planning to use it for extra storage and bandwidth. Let me know if you have any trouble accessing the…

  3. Relaxing Weekend

    For the first time in months, I took the whole weekend off. I went to the Rockies/Phillies game on Saturday and went golfing today. Of course there was plenty of boxes to unpack and stuff to set up around the house, but it was definitely good to get a little time away from the computer.…

  4. Batting Order

    I’ve often wondered why teams don’t move their best hitters up in the lineup more. I think many teams would be better off throwing their mediocre #2 hitter in the #9 spot and moving everyone else up a spot. This would give an incremental number of additional at bats to the team’s best hitters over…

  5. Baseball Notes

    I’m watching the Mariners/Yankees game right now, I just love listening to Dave Niehaus. All the Fox Sports Net channels were blacked out when they had baseball games on so I cancelled the “PLUS” part of my Dish service and got the baseball package. So far so good. Gil Meche has a great arm and…

  6. On-base Percentage

    I was out helping a friend shop for a new TV today and caught some footage of Harold Reynolds talking on ESPN. I like Harold Reynolds, I remember him as the second baseman for the Mariners when I was growing up in Seattle. That said, he was spewing some real non-sense today. (Paraphrased) On-base percentage…

  7. Ouch, My ERA…

    The one area I knew would be solid for my fantasy baseball team was my pitching, particularly my ERA and WHIP. This is because I was keeping 5 of the top 10 (or top 12-15 depending on who you read) starting pitchers: Pedro Martinez Curt Schilling Tim Hudson Barry Zito Johan Santana Then Pedro goes…

  8. Fantasy Baseball Draft

    We powered through our fantasy baseball draft tonight. I’m pretty pleased with my team, though I wasn’t as prepared as I should have been. I’d like to have one more closer and a little more speed, but I should do well in the percentage categories and my starting pitchering rotation is pretty much untouchable. I…

  9. Spring Training Photos

    I took some photos at the day baseball games I went to last week in Arizona. Here are some of the better ones. The first game was at in Peoria, AZ; we were sitting in the bleachers along the third baseline. We were pretty close to the action here, I didn’t have to crop much…

  10. Spring Training

    We leave tonight for our annual Spring Training trip: 4 days of baseball and golf in the Arizona sun. I’m bringing my PowerBook so I can respond to support questions, set up free trials and fulfill sales of Tasks Pro™, but other e-mails may not get replied to for a few days. It somewhat depends…

  11. Fantasy Baseball

    Last night was the deadline for the guys in my fantasy baseball league to turn in their keeper lists. This is the 4th season of this league and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been able to win the last couple of years but the teams in 2-10 have scrambled up a bit. I had…

  12. WOW! A-rod to the Yanks

    A-rod to the Yankees for Soriano. According to the story, Alex Rodriguez (one of the best defensive shortstops in the game) will move to third base so Derek Jeter (one of the worst defensive shortstops in the game) can remain at short. It isn’t even close when you look at the stats. Hmm, I guess…

  13. Pitchers and Catchers

    Pitchers and catchers report for spring training today. Whoohoo! Two American League teams made moves over the off-season that could make this a very interesting year: In the AL West, the Angels spent a TON of money and signed Vladimir Guererro, Bartolo Colon, Jose Guillen and Kelvim Escobar. Assuming they can keep everyone healthy, they…

  14. Volleyball

    I played in my first (and probably last, due to the move) NCVA tournament today. It was a lot of fun! I’ve played in lots of grass doubles and 4’s tournaments, but I haven’t played in a 6-man tournament before. I was pleased to find that I am still pretty effective despite not playing at…