26 May 2012

Watch what may be the greatest baseball catch ever

H/T SportsGrid
Imagine in your head the greatest baseball catch that you have ever seen. Now I want you to watch a kid named Derrick Salberg from Lower Columbia College, with two outs and his team up 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth against Everett Community College and a runner one, rob the game-tying what would have been the game-tying homer with possibly the best baseball catch you will ever see in order to seal his team's victory in the opening round of the NWAACC Baseball Championships. Let's go to the videotape.

2012 Indianapolis 500 Preview

There is nothing quite like the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500. This Sunday will be the 96th running of the race at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana as around 400,000 strong as 33 drivers will try to win the biggest race in American motorsport. Who's going to win at the Brickyard? Here's the official B-FLO 360 preview.

2012 Stanley Cup Finals TV Schedule

Time to crank out the patches for those who stitch together the jerseys for the Los Angeles Kings, the winners of the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, and the New Jersey Devils, the winners of the Prince of Wales Trophy, as those two clubs will face off for Lord Stanley's Cup. Here's the complete TV schedule as well as the announcers for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.

25 May 2012

2012 MLB on FOX Announcers & Distribution: May 26th

Another primetime slate for the MLB on FOX this week. Just like last week, a quintet of games fill the schedule this Saturday evening. The lead game is a rematch of an NLCS series as the Phillies head to the Gateway City to take on the Cardinals, an AL East showdown between the Rays and the Red Sox, an NL Central showdown with the Cubs and the Pirates, an AL East showdown of the Angels and the Mariners with a Senior Circuit match between the Rockies and the Reds rounding out the action. Continue reading for distribution splits and announcing assignments for this Saturday night.

24 May 2012

Craig Sager lip-synching Call Me Maybe?

So Call Me Maybe is one of those tunes that are so damn catchy, everybody seemingly is making videos of themselves doing some choreographed bit, for example the Harvard baseball team. Add to that list the staff workers at Staples Center out in Los Angeles as seemingly everybody that works at the arena for Lakers, Clippers and Kings games got in the lip-synching/dancing mix. Apparently that includes the great Craig Sager. Let's go to the videotape.

Are the Steinbrenners really considering selling the Yankees?

Hal and Hank Steinbrenner
Could anyone imagine the New York Yankees not being owned by the Steinbrenners? Well the New York Daily News's Michael O'Keeffe and Bill Madden, who knows a little something about the Steinbrenners, reported today that sources have said that the ownership of the Yankees could put the team up for sale. Everybody within the Yankees, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, the youngest son of George Steinbrenner, a Cleveland shipping magnate who bought the team from CBS for $8.8 billion in 1973, called the piece "pure fiction," team president Randy Levine adamently denied the report, as did general manager Brian Cashman as well as Major League Baseball itself. Madden stands by the story, saying that there are "more than just rumors."

It just seems so surprising and shocking that the Steinbrenners would considering selling the most valuable team in baseball that under their family rule has led to seven World Series titles but are they? And should they?

What is next for the Lakers? Could we see a major shakeup of Showtime?

It may be an end of an era for the Lakers. After a second consecutive playoff departure in the second round, with Kobe Bryant not getting any younger plus with the club having a tough cap situation in the near future, the future is not quite so bright for the Lakers. Not to mention the fact that the club had the lowest winning percentage since Kwame Brown was still getting major minutes for Showtime. So for the club, what is the next step?

Are the Orlando Magic really going to consider Shaq for the GM job? UPDATE

I mean, this story is just so ridiculous, so utterly insane, I have no idea where to start. So like I noted the other day, the Orlando Magic have pretty much cleaned house and they need a new general manager and a new coach. So the folks the club is considering for the GM job has some quality candidates, such as former Pacers and Knicks personnel chief Donnie Walsh as well as former Hornets GM Jeff Bower. But that list apparently, incredulously, includes the guy that put the club on the map, Shaquille O'Neal. I'm not making this up, ESPN reported it. So what in the world could this possibly mean?

UPDATE: Shaq has put out a statement indicating he has no interest in the job.

22 May 2012

Are the Magic making a mistake in firing Stan Van Gundy?

The big news in the world of the NBA yesterday, sans the NBA Playoffs of course, was the news that the Orlando Magic were dismissing both general manager Otis Smith as well as head coach Stan Van Gundy. The dismissal of Smith was somewhat surprising considering all he has been trying to do is to build a team to star center Dwight Howard's liking, and in the process taking on too many huge contracts which leaves the team in a position of where it can't do anything in the offseason, but the dismissal of Van Gundy is not really a surprise as it is something we've foreseen for a while, including the coach himself. So is this a move the Magic had to make and is it one that the club will regret?

20 May 2012

The Miami Heat cannot win the Finals sans Chris Bosh

Safe to say that Chris Bosh has gotten a lot of hate over the last couple of seasons after signing in Miami with LeBron James to join Dwayne Wade as the elite triumvirate in the league, a lot of it being undeserved but that's a different story. People roll their eyes when Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has said that Bosh was the team's most valuable player but after losing him in game 1 of their second round series against the Indiana Pacers to an abdominal strain that could keep him out of the rest of the playoffs, they have struggled; Indiana won two in a row by outscoring Miami by 22 points combined before the Heat claimed game 4 today. We are seeing proof that without Bosh, Miami is not winning a title.

You will not believe this Jonathan Quick advertisement

H/T Puck Daddy
Have you ever seen anything as good as that? Because quite frankly, who does not love sex jokes, especially those featuring who may be the best goalie in the NHL. Kudos to whomever put this up at L.A. Live near the Kings' home arena, Staples Center.