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Weekly Nickel 4-23-2012

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Not too many people knew who Philip Humber (pictured above) was heading into Saturday. After tossing the 21st perfect game in MLB history, Humber has become a household name.

By Josh Kramer

Saying last week was a great one in sports would be an understatement.  Philip Humber became a household name when he tossed a perfect game on Saturday.  Rafael Nadal finally conquered his Djokovic fears in taking home his eighth consecutive Monte Carlo title on Sunday.  And the NHL playoffs have not been too shabby in their own right.  Want to know the best part?  This week should be even better than last.  Here are the events to keep an eye on.

5.  Rafael Nadal seems to have regained his “swagger.”  Or at least he temporarily slayed his Djokovic fears in Monte Carlo.  Next stop, Barcelona.  It is no secret that Rafael Nadal, a six-time French Open Champion, is God-like on the clay.  This is his time of year.  A little over a month from now Roland Garros will be the place to be.  Make sure to enjoy the Barcelona stop of the clay-court season this week.

4.  How many of you knew who Philip Humber was last week at this time?  Be honest.  I bet almost all of you know who he is now.  Humber deserves it.  He appears to be a real class act both on and off the field. Continue reading

Trading Places

Photo courtesy of ibtimes.com. Terry Francona (pictured above) is the newest member of ESPN's baseball broadcast team.

By Josh Kramer

It may be freezing outside, but the baseball world is still as hot as ever.  With the winter meetings currently underway in Dallas, the baseball world is as vibrant as one could possibly hope for in December.  Sure much of the attention has been centered on the second coming of the “MonStars” being formed in Miami and the next stop for the Albert Pujols train.  But how about the major deal between Beantown and ESPN?  This was not a one-sided move by any means.  For once, there appears to have been a fair deal made in baseball. Continue reading