Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Much will be expected from Mark Trumbo (left) and Albert Pujols (right) if the Angels want to make a playoff run.
By Josh Kramer
Football, football, and more football. How nice was it to have a Saturday and Sunday jam-packed with football action? Your weekends may be less productive, but more entertaining for the forseeable future. Not to mention we are nearing the end of the MLB regular season and the Chase for the Cup is on. Last week was fun, but you better believe that this week will be a good one in its own right. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. The Chase is finally on. After 31 races spanning over nearly seven months, the field has been whittled down to 12. There are ten races left starting at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. Who will take it home? We know that Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch won’t.
4. Strasburg is done. Teixeira could be done. The injury-bug has struck as the season nears the final twenty games. It is September and teams are doing all they can to land a spot in the postseason. The races of note are taking place in the AL East, the AL Central, and of course for the four wild card spots this year. My matchup of the week takes place in the friendly confines at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels: Who else envisioned the Angels participating in the Fall Classic this year? I know I am not alone. Well the clock is continuing to tick and currently, the Angels will miss the postseason entirely. Fortunately for them, they open up a four-game set tonight against the team they are chasing. Got to love how MLB scheduling works out at times.
It is make or break time for the Angels. There is no better way to track down the team you are chasing than to handle business against them head to head. The Angels appear to finally be clicking at the right time led by the terrific trio of Trout, Trumbo, and Pujols. Look for the Angels to close the gap by nabbing three of four in front of a very supportive home crowd. Also, expect the Angels to catch and pass Oakland when all is said and done. The remainder of the A’s schedule includes the likes of the Orioles, the Tigers, the Yankees, and lots of Texas. Continue reading
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By Mike Jarvis After hearing the news Thursday that Albert Pujols signed with the Angel’s, several headlines caught my attention. By far the most absurd, ludicrous, and shocking reports I saw was the “so what” attitude by a number of Cardinals … Continue reading
Photo courtesy of crackbillionair.wordpress.com. Donald Young (pictured above) seems to finally be living up to the hype this year in Flushing.
By Josh Kramer
The sporting world has been going wild the past couple of days, and it is about to get even crazier with the beginning of the NFL Regular season. Now we have football, baseball, and tennis all going at once. Not a bad time to be a sports fan.
Here is what has caught my attention.
American Tennis Awakes
It is common knowledge for even the most casual of tennis fans that American tennis has been struggling for years now. No man has brought home a Grand Slam title since the 2003 US Open. This is the longest drought in the history of American Men’s tennis. Well over the course of the past week, all eyes in the tennis world have been focused on the Big Apple. Flushing Meadows has taken center stage hosting the 4th and Final Grand Slam of the year.
Guess how many American made it to the round of 16? Continue reading
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Tagged AL, Alex Rodriguez, Andy Roddick, Boston Red Sox, Derek Jeter, Detroit Tigers, Donald Young, John Isner, Mardy Fish, Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees, Robinon Cano, Texas Rangers, US Open, World Series
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