Posts Tagged ‘Baseball’

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At the end of every month on the Eastside we take a moment to step back and view the realm of sports as one entity. This Top Ten may include Highlights, Stories, etc., ultimately helping the fan get a feel for what I thought were the best of sports for the month of August 2011.

What can I say about the month of August? We are kicking back into gear with school and sports alike; and football is about to refill our lives. August has seen an unexpected finish to a Major Championship, an eventful NFL pre-season, an escalating MLB playoff race, a lockout seemingly accomplishing nothing, and the return of an ex-golf superstar; definitely a month to remember.

10 – Pete Carroll, ex-Collegiate Program Ruiner and the Seattle Seahawks Head Coach, was in the news just this past week; not for a great job coaching nor a landslide victory, but pulling a prank. Carroll brought a couple of cops into a Team Meeting Session to fake-arrest Seahawk’s Raheem Brock. Through all of our eyes the prank was pretty good, I mean he really had him going; however I could see it if Brock was upset, he did a great job laughing at himself though.


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We are now a little more than half-way through the month of August and the Sports World continues to entertain/surprise. The highly anticipated return of one ‘Tiger Woods‘ was not quite the start that anyone was expecting (although the PGA Championship was fantastic), the baseball season has unfolded a bit more so that we can now being to piece together the playoff picture, and with the Football season around the corner there is a lot of buzz around the NFL and it’s multiple preseason festivities. With that being said today on the East Side we are going to take a look at what, where, and who have been hot; and who really have not been so hot before everyone’s summer concludes.

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Who is the next great? A common question in the sports world that I have seen argued many-a-time by the biggest sports nuts because some people believe that an emerging young talents could possibly be the next great in their respective sport…others not so much. That may sound quite a bit confusing but allow me to give you an example. After his unbelievable performance in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, swimmer Michael Phelps claimed a record 8 Gold Medals – setting 7 World Records and 1 Olympic Record – and many tried to prove that he was the greatest swimmer to ever walk God’s Green Earth. Others saw Mark Spitz tear apart his competition in the 1972 Munich Games where he was able to obtain 7 Gold Medals accompanied by 7 World Records; many were up in arms about the topic and it has sparked quite a bit of controversy. So the idea crept into my head that I might compare the greats of major professional sporting to their young, ‘yet to do much for their sport’ counterparts in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and PGA; enjoy the argument and chime in with some comments below! Revisit my Part 1 Argument for Derrick Rose and Cameron Newton whom are two talented, aspiring athletes.

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The Magic of the Bench-Clearing Brawl is second to none in sports; I mean you talk about something that will get the juices pumping! It’s something that you can use to talk about with a sports fan when you are bored, it’s an occurrence that can have one player up in angst with another, and it can start potentially start a rivalry between two teams. Sports nuts live for the cheap-shots and take-downs involved in these great backyard fights; and for this reason did I decide to do a write-up replete with all you can get bench-clearing fights! Enjoy.

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New York fans, in my opinion, are the most criticizing city in the country. No disrespect intended – and it shows how much they love their teams – but today, finally for just one day, everything went perfectly. Derek Jeter, New York Yankee Captain, stepped up to bat in the third inning after capturing his 2,999th hit in the bottom of the first and this happened..

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