Monday, March 18, 2019

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Jerry Yang, a 39-year-old psychologist who uses his professional training in his card-playing arsenal, won the $8.25 million top prize Wednesday at the World Series of Poker. Hats off to Jerry Yang, the 2007 World Series of Poker champion. He beat the odds as one of the low-money participants entering the final table and took home a mess o’ cash. Anyone who has ever played poker knows how hard it is to win a tournament like this, and Yang did it in spectacular fashion. The fact that he got into the WSOP by winning a $225 satellite tournament shows that anyone can gain the top spot in a sport... Read More
Well, it happened today. INDICTED in big bold letters. Michael Vick will now have to turn himself into authorities and face the music. I guess the grand jury didn’t buy his lame excuse that he didn’t live in the house where all of the alleged dog fighting took place. I caught a lot of heat from Vick fans for my BrooWaha article, “Message to Michael Vick: Dog Fighting is Dog----!” I also got a lot of views. It’s a very hot topic right now, and with Vick’s indictment, it’s going to get even hotter. On July 7th, reported that is was very unlikely that Vick would get indicted... Read More
The Los Angeles Dodgers swept a three-game series from the San Francisco Giants this weekend and it was interesting to watch. I would compare it to the first stages of the sinking of the Titanic. It reminded me of when the ship hit the iceberg and sprung a leak. It took a while for the boat to sink, but it was only a matter of time. The Giants are dead, even though the body is still warm. Their demise is in sight and the team’s disastrous season will only get worse, I believe. AT&T Park should change its name to Dodger Stadium, because when the Blue Crew plays there, it’s like a comfortable... Read More
Anthony Thomas Bongiovanni is the 17th oldest living former MLB player. He was born on December 21, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana and played from 1938 to 1939 for the Cincinnati Reds. Bongiovanni made an appearance in the 1939 World Series against the New York Yankees. When I interviewed Nino recently, he was in poor health, but I could tell from his demeanor that he enjoyed reminiscing with me about his memories of playing in The Show. The sandlot days: “We didn’t have any little leagues like they have now. To make our own diamonds, we used to cut the weeds, and make baselines, and that... Read More
San Francisco can be proud of the job it performed as the host of this year’s MLB All-Star Game. I personally got a chance to attend many of the festivities surrounding the event. Wherever I went, I talked to fans that had traveled from long distances (Japan, France, Holland, etc.) to be at the game, and all of them mentioned how much they loved San Francisco. Yes, the City by the Bay really rolled out the red carpet for this one and it showed. Of course, I did everything I could to participate in All-Star Week, except for the most important thing (at least to me) which was actually being... Read More
After stunning the Dodgers in the first two games of their weekend series, surely the Florida Marlins were thinking sweep. In their 14-year existence, sweeping the Dodgers in Los Angeles is something no Marlin team has ever done. And after Sunday, they still haven't. Mark Hendrickson pitched five strong innings and the offense gave him all the support he'd need in the first two as L.A. snagged their only win of the weekend over Florida, 9-3, on a picture-perfect Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The win, coupled with the Padres loss to the Atlanta Braves Sunday night, brings the Dodgers... Read More
His voice reeks of Brooklyn. His mid-afternoon radio show has been moving seamlessly in and out of topics such as the Sopranos, the host’s greatness, and the Marlins, the home team, not being on par with his Mets. He tells his audience that Jason Stark, who like all of his guests is not only “great” but also “his great friend”, will be on during the next segment. Then he lets a belch flow into the microphone, and curses the Diet Coke that created the gaseous expulsion. All of this is what makes Sid Rosenberg the sultan of sports radio. He, one of its greatest talents, and his show... Read More

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