Nine runs, over a dozen hits and five stolen bases.
Once again, number 42 comes through for the Dodgers in a big way.
In a game where the Dodgers commemorated the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier, they honored his memory in perhaps the best way possible--with a 9-3 win over the visiting San Diego Padres before a sold-out crowd at Dodger Stadium. And the way they did it would have made Jackie proud.
The occasion was marked with a pre-game ceremony in which Jackie's widow Rachel Robinson, baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Dodger broadcaster... Read More
The three were indicted last spring for raping, kidnapping and sexual offense against a stripper at a Lacrosse team party. Cooper described the three athletes as innocent victims of a "tragic rush to accuse". Following Cooper's takeover of the case in January, an investigation into all charges and evidence presented in the case brought the attorney general to only one conclusion: "that no attack occurred." Cooper's takeover of the case was a result of complaints of misconduct against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong. Ethics violation charges against Nifong could lead to disbarment... Read More
The San Francisco Giants are doing a promotion asking fans the question: â€œWhat if they really were your SF Giants?â€ The ad says â€œSubmit your ideas now for My SF Giants and you could be one of the lucky fans to have their once-in-a-lifetime wishes fulfilled at AT&T Park!â€ They want people to go on their web site (att.sfgiants.com) and write a few paragraphs on this topic. Hereâ€™s what I came up with:
First off, Iâ€™d fire General Manager Brian Sabean. His off-season moves were atrocious, especially signing Pitcher Barry Zito for seven years. Do you know what the chances are of a MLB pitcher... Read More
As an avid baseball fan, I have always loved baseball movies. The problem is that many of them are completely unwatchable (examples: The Major League and Bad News Bears series of films). Here are five, however, that I believe are worth noting. None of them are cinematic gems, but I think each has something to offer those who love this great game. If you're jones-ing for the MLB season to start as much as I am, maybe viewing one of these movies will ease your pain.
5.) Bull Durham: (1988) A funny, well-written movie produced by Ron Shelton, the king of sports films, this movie deals with things... Read More
High among the tree tops I am drifting off to sleep in my thatched-roof bungalow, seemingly afloat in the emerald darkness of the Gulf of Siam. Bare, on top of a white, cotton sheet, my skin generates too much heat - the by-product of over sunning during the course of a dayâ€™s snorkeling and diving. Laying there, eyes closed, I hear the rustle of a warm light breeze in the palm trees, a breeze that continues through the fly screen wall and seems to scrape over my suddenly over-sensitive skin. All my senses are heightened, my skin alert to a thousand sensations. Thereâ€™s something so sultry about... Read More
Former All-Star Dwight Gooden was released from prison recently after completing a sentence he received for violating his probation by using cocaine.
The 41-year-old Gooden walked out of Gainesville Correctional and will not be on probation. With credit for time served in jail and in a secure drug treatment facility, Goodenâ€™s total prison time totaled seven months. His original sentence was a year and a day.
Whenever I read this kind of story, I always feel sick. So many careers, not just in sports but in every facet of life, have been ruined by the scourge that is cocaine. Like most people... Read More
Mark McGwire will never be in the Baseball Hall of Fame because 1.) He took steroids and 2.) He wasn't honest about it. People as a rule are a pretty forgiving bunch. We forgive crooked politicians, philandering celebrities, drug-riddled athletes and all sorts of crimes committed by people in the news. But, if you aren't honest and contrite after being caught or exposed for a wrongdoing, folks will hold it against you for life. Some prime examples of this are Pete Rose, O.J. Simpson and Richard Nixon. Pete Rose lied about gambling until he thought he had a shot at being in the Hall of Fame... Read More