The hands are gripped firmly around a piece of wood that extends just a little over thirty inches. In a split second, it is swung through the air in an infinitely complicated, yet majestically powerful motion. Craig Biggio, second baseman for the Houston Astros, has mastered this part poetic, part athletic act that we call a baseball swing. On Thursday night he entered the game against the Colorado Rockies with a chance to become the 27th player in history to accomplish 3,000 hits. In the seventh inning, Biggio drove a ball into right-center for to reach the milestone. He didnâ€™t stop there.... Read More
With the All-Star game at AT&T Park only two weeks away, the debate over whether or not Barry Bonds belongs on the field for the Midsummer Classic is gaining momentum. People in this town are buying into the all-star hype. There hasnâ€™t been this much baseball-related excitement around here since the 1989 Bay Bridge World Series between the Giants and the Aâ€™s.
As Barry nears the record for career home runs, the local media is pushing for fans to vote for Bonds. But, it doesnâ€™t look good. The voting closes on Thursday and Bonds is currently in fourth place among NL outfielders, trailing... Read More
Three years ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were standing at the edge of their collective precipice, preparing for a fall from grace. They had just lost the NBA championship to the Detroit Pistons in five games, and the organization was at a crossroads. The rift between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal had widened beyond repair, and even hardened veterans Gary Payton and Karl Malone had grown weary of the Hollywood drama. Changes were imminent for the NBA's marquee team, and it's up-and-coming superstar, Kobe Bryant, wanted to see what direction they were heading. So, he sat down for an exit interview... Read More
Ricky Hatton knocks out Jose Luis Castillo to remain undefeated.
This past saturday the man known as the "hitman" from Manchester,
England defeated number 4th ranked Jose Luis Castillo in what was thought to have been Castillo's toughest fight ever.
The former two time WBC light weight champion Castillo who is best remembered for his memorable series battle with the late Diego Coralles back in 2005 where he lost his title by knock out before winning the rubber match five months later.
To make the fight's event even more controversial Hatton came suited up in to the ring wearing a blue... Read More
NFL training camps open next month, and LA football fans are gearing up like every other summer for the past 12 years: By ignoring the Chargers (as theyâ€™re an out-of-town team), treating the Rams as a bad, Tommy Chong-style brown acid flashback, complete with images of Chris Everett sacking himself in Anaheim, Wendell Tyler fumbling, and the Youngbloods getting worked by the Steelers, and by either a) Worshipping the Raiders more than Jesus, Michael Moore and Hillary combined, or b) Rolling our eyes at Raider Fan for just not getting it- theyâ€™re rooting for a team owned by Al Davis. â€˜Nuff... Read More
After a recent series of meetings between the NFL and San Francisco 49er officials, it looks like wherever the Niners finally decide to move, itâ€™s going to be at least a decade before a new stadium is a reality. Whether itâ€™s in Santa Clara or at Hunters Point, the teamâ€™s fans are going to have to be satisfied with clunky, unappealing Monster Park for a long, long time.
The whole affair is a travesty and a disgrace. Monster Park is old and should be put out of its misery. The bathrooms stink with flooding toilets, the seats are uncomfortable and the entire place looks like a mall from the... Read More
As the 1st half of the baseball season winds down, it's time to give out some 1st half awards for the 2007 MLB Season. Now I am not saying that these players will win these awards or that all of them will continue to play at the level they are currently at, but at almost the halfway point in the MLB season it's time to look at the players who have really stood out. As Fred the Baker used to say "It's time to make the donuts..."
Most Valuable Player
Alex Rodriguez - While the White Sox Magglio Ordonez makes a strong case for MVP as well, you can't look past A-Rods staggering... Read More