Major League Ballparks: No. 16 Jacobs Field

Major League Ballparks: No. 16 Jacobs Field

With Fenway Park celebrating its 100th anniversary and Dodger Stadium its 50th this year, our editor Matt Hurst, who was a baseball beat writer for four seasons in the mid-2000′s, takes a look at the ballparks he’s worked at in his life and ranks them from worst to first. We continue the series with No. 16 – Jacobs Field. To see the previously reviewed ballparks, click here. In the four seasons I covered the Angels, I only made it to...

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Jamal Anderson and the Best Touchdown Dances

Jamal Anderson and the Best Touchdown Dances

When former NFL star Jamal Anderson got pinched for a DUI the immediate reaction wasn’t shock. It was: one of the best end zone dancers is popular again! Anderson helped make “The Dirty Bird” one of the best ongoing touchdown dances in the NFL. While it was great while it lasted, it is not the best. So, why don’t we go through a list of the best touchdown dances in the NFL? You won’t see Cam Newton pretending to be...

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Dodgers-Giants: Chapters 7-8

Dodgers-Giants: Chapters 7-8

The LA-SF rivalry — Chapters 7-8 – by Josh Suchon weareoutofink.blogspot.com The Giants and Dodgers continue their rivalry Wednesday in San Francisco, and another chapter in the rivalry begins as Guggenheim Baseball takes over as the Dodgers owner. We’re looking back at the different chapters in the rivalry’s rich history. For the previous chapters, click here. Chapter Seven – The Dodgers go corporate (1998-1999) The Giants...

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Joel Peralta: The Smile Before the Pine Tar

Joel Peralta: The Smile Before the Pine Tar

Long gone are the days when reporters would receive a bottle of whiskey in their rooms on the road, courtesy of the team they are covering. With so many reporters covering so many different angles now, it’s hard for athletes to develop a rapport with writers. On the other side, many reporters in the 24/7 news cycle are constantly looking to break news – more so than just when the paper hits the sidewalk the next day – so athletes...

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Random Pro of the Week: Robert Swift

Random Pro of the Week: Robert Swift

It’s hard to watch the Oklahoma City Thunder and not think of the Seattle SuperSonics. It’s even more difficult, for me, to watch this team and not think of Robert Swift. “Big Rob” as he was known – and when you’re 7-foot-1, you’re Big to everyone – played 97 games over four seasons in the NBA with Seattle and OKC. I had gotten to know him during the year I worked in Bakersfield, where he was a star...

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