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Trying to balance the year that was

By Shane Joseph, published on Dec 22, 2011

...of debt accumulation, of non-ending festive music, of crowds in malls and elevated blood pressure levels drowned out by copious quantities of eggnog and other spirits. Amidst this madness, I try to take stock each year of where we have come as a species and where we seem to be headed.

In 2011, the world rocked for a second time on the consequences of fiscal irresponsibility, with Western Europe descending into its deepest economic crisis since WWII. Even the mighty BRIC nations are beginning to feel the slowdown in this connected world. The stock market behaved like a manic... (more)

Tags: afghanistan, christmas, publishing, nuclear, authors, 2011, flood, tsunami, stock, after, year

The World Series You're Missing Out On

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 28, 2011

...World Series that gave Toronto it’s second straight title, we’ve all seen or heard about Reggie Jackson’s three-home run performance in the 1977 World Series, and most have heard about Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

Well, for those who have not watched the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers, baseball’s 107th championship series has had just about all of that, and then some.

In case you missed it, Albert Pujols became just the second player in Major League Baseball history to hit three home runs in a World... (more)

Tags: baseball, world series, mlb, history, home run, 2011, texas rangers, st. louis cardinals, david freese, game winner

Big Bats, No Bang

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 6, 2011

...halted at third base on a Jorge Posada single and also struck out swinging to end a dismal 0-for-4 night with three strikeouts, the game, and in effect, the season.

The Yanks biggest bats, A-Rod and first baseman Mark Teixiera both went a combined 5-for-36 with a mere 4 RBI in the 2011 ALDS.

To make things even more interesting, the man that nearly didn't make the postseason roster, veteran catcher Jorge Posada, led the Yanks on the night , going 2-for-4 at the plate, and in the series with a .429 batting average.

Maybe we took the Yankee lineup for granted,... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, playoffs, new york yankees, 2011, october, detroit tigers, postseason

The 3,000th shot heard 'round the world

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Jul 10, 2011

... ALDS), the second captain in Yankees history has never disappointed.

Even after starting his big-league career 0-for-6. And having career-hit number 2,000 come as a dribbler down the third base line.

So to have career-hit number 3,000 come as a solo home run (just his third of the 2011 season) in Saturday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays should come to no surprise to anyone who's witnessed the soon-to-be hall-of-fame career of the Yankee shortstop. Not to mention the fact that he also went 5-for-5 at the plate with hit 2,999 coming as a single, 3,001 coming as a double and... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, 2011, 000, dj3k, derek jeter, hit 3

Cleveland Burns as LeBron Joins Miami Heat

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Jul 9, 2010

They say nothing lasts forever. With that in mind, maybe Cavs fans, let alone the rest of the NBA should've seen this coming.

LeBron James' decision to not resign with his hometown Cavaliers and to join All-Stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami for the 2010-11 season was expected after rumors swirled about James flying down to Miami to meet with Heat president Pat Riley before Thursday night's 1-hour ESPN special "The Decision." James posted on his @kingjames Twitter account "The Road to History begins now." shortly after he landed in South Beach last night.

As one end of... (more)

Tags: miami, nba, heat, 2010, 2011, lebron james, next generation, decision

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