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Food for Thought 5-8-2012

Photo coutesy of zimbio.com. Albert Pujols (pictured above) and the Los Angeles Angels have not had much to celebrate during the early going of the 2012 season. Will the Angels turn things around and begin to live up to expectations?

By Josh Kramer

Is it me or has the MLB been turned upside down?  Derek Jeter is batting over 400 at age 37.  Albert Pujols has one home run (he finally hit one on Sunday).  And Ryan Dempster leads the National League in ERA (all of these stats were heading into play yesterday).  How about the current standings though?

Cellar Dwellers:

-Philadelphia “We are the cream of the crop in the NL East” Phillies

-Chicago “We have fun at Wrigleyville” Cubs

-San Diego “This is not a shocker” Padres

-Boston “We are always a contender” Red Sox

-Minnesota “Ron Gardenhire is a savior” Twins

-Los Angeles “World Series Favorite” Angels

Divisional Leaders:

-Washington “Never gone over 500″ Nationals

-St. Louis “Albert Pujols-less” Cardinals

-Los Angeles “Divorced” Dodgers

-Baltimore “We play in the same division as New York and Boston” Orioles

-Cleveland “We are more famous for a movie” Indians

-Texas “Going for a three-peat” Rangers Continue reading

Food for Thought 4-10-2012

Photo courtesy of bleacherreport.com. The last time the Yankees began a season 0 and 3 was 1998. One of the key cogs to that team which ended up winning the World Series was Tino Martinez (pictured above).

By Josh Kramer

Panic has struck the entire East Coast.  God forbid the Red Sox and Yankees both got swept in their opening series.  For just the second time in MLB history (1966 was the other), the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have started the year 0 and 3 (now both are 1 and 3).  This happens almost every year where a high-profile team stumbles out of the gate.  Last year, Boston was beside itself when the “Fenway All-Stars” started out the year 0 and 6.  They ended up winning 90 games and missing the playoffs due to the modern-day version of the Boston Massacre and one of the wildest final nights in the history of the baseball.  Back in 2009, both New York and Boston were relegated to the cellar in the AL East after six games.  We all know who ended up hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy that Fall (Boston made the playoffs as well). Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer I am well aware that being a general manager or the owner of a professional sports franchise is no easy task.  Granted I cannot speak from personal experience, but I can only imagine the difficulties of the … Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer It is no secret that things have not been great for the Cleveland Indians over the past couple of weeks.  The Tribe heading into tonight had lost three straight games, including seven of ten, plus they sat 1.5 … Continue reading

“Weekly Nickel”

This is the big week for ESPN NFL Draft gurus Mel Kiper (left) and Todd McShay (right). You will be hearing these two go at it all week and into the weekend.

It is another Monday in the wide world of sports.  We have a stellar week ahead full of exciting action across the board.  Lets take a look at what the key events of the upcoming week will be. Continue reading

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Though we are not even a full month into the MLB Season, there are so many exciting storylines already in this brief season.  But one storyline has really stood out to me. The emerging stars upon us.  Many guys look … Continue reading

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It’s almost April, and you know what that means.  The American pastime is ready to get under way.  The first pitch will be thrown in a little over 24 hours. Major League Baseball features a grueling 162 game journey over a … Continue reading

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 The Reds took care of business yesterday in a big way.  12 to 2 is 12 to 2.  And it was on the road against a playoff caliber team in San Diego. Now it is pretty much inevitable that this … Continue reading

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 In baseball, salaries have become outrageous.  The gap between the high salaried franchises and low salaried franchises have become utterly ridiculous.  The Yankees have the highest overall team salary in baseball at over 206 million.  Currently the dubious honor of holding … Continue reading

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Do any of you remember the hit television show, that turned into a board game, a computer game, and a video game called “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?”  Well I am not going to talk about that television … Continue reading