Random Pro of the Week: Tommy Herr

Random Pro of the Week: Tommy Herr

The length of a baseball season – from mid-February to October – is truly daunting for anyone involved. You mix that much testosterone in an area and weird things are bound to happen. And, because of this, there are some weird stories that come from it. Some of those tend to get released into the mainstream, like the one about Chris Berman. Or the one (while not 100% accurate in the following link, but damn close) about Pedro...

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Boston’s Collapse Puts the Red Sox Back Where They Belong

Boston’s Collapse Puts the Red Sox Back Where They Belong

Wednesday’s are usually reserved for our Random Pro of the Week. We had one ready to go, but were too compelled by the amazing night of baseball we were treated to. Sure, as a spot where we reminisce, we could easily discuss the 1964 Phillies, the 1995 Angels, the 2007 Mets and the 2009 Tigers. It’s just easier to let everyone know this: the universe has righted itself. There was a short time – from Oct. 20, 2004 to Oct. 19,...

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Sebastian Janikowski Was Not That Bad of a Draft Choice

Sebastian Janikowski Was Not That Bad of a Draft Choice

A kicker? Really?! A kicker? There was no doubt that over 11 years ago when the Raiders took Sebastian Janikowski in the first round of the 2000 draft that tons of people said the above phrase. Even now, after watching football all day yesterday my friends and I couldn’t believe it. “How could Al Davis seriously choose a kicker in the first round?” Yet, an iPhone, a few tallboys and some good conversation among our bar mates...

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San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Montana’s Winning Drive

On Sunday the San Francisco 49ers will play the Cincinnati Bengals in a fairly benign 2011 match-up between two teams who are not going anywhere this year – or in the foreseeable future. However we couldn’t help but reminisce through our rose-colored glasses to the time when these two teams played for it all in Super Bowl XXIII (1989). The Bengals were two minutes from their first title ever but Joe Montana had the football and 92...

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Happy Birthday, Tommy Lasorda

Happy Birthday, Tommy Lasorda

In honor of Tommy Lasorda’s 84th birthday, the Dodgers put their former manager in the dugout on Thursday night in a nice tribute. We tried to find the sole recording of the famous rant when Lasorda went off on Dave Kingman’s performance when he hit three home runs against the Dodgers. “What’s my opinion of Kingman’s performance? What the f— do you think is my opinion of his performance? I think it was...

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