Still around, but haven’t posted!

All I can say is… thank you Phillies for getting Cliff Lee.

Doc is still a Jay and should always remain a Jay.

 

Nuff said

 

Final Sunday Picks

Oooooo baby… lots of big games. MLB.TV is gonna be the order of the day in this house.

I would love to see the Brewers & Mets go to a sudden death playoff game tomorrow.

Ditto for Twins & White Sox the following day.

Overall pick record: 86-59

Sunday, September 28, 2008

 

Away

Home

Time (ET)

Rays

Tigers

1:05 p.m.

Marlins

Mets

1:10 p.m.

Yankees

Red Sox

GM 1: 1:35 p.m.

Blue Jays

Orioles

1:35 p.m.

Nationals

Phillies

1:35 p.m.

Braves

Astros

2:05 p.m.

Cubs

Brewers

2:05 p.m.

Indians

White Sox

2:05 p.m.

Royals

Twins

2:10 p.m.

Reds

Cardinals

2:15 p.m.

Rangers

Angels

3:35 p.m.

Dodgers

Giants

4:05 p.m.

Pirates

Padres

4:05 p.m.

Rockies

D-Backs

4:10 p.m.

Athletics

Mariners

4:10 p.m.

Yankees

Red Sox

GM 2: 7:35 p.m.

Thuhhhhh Yankees winnnnnn!

Watched the stadium farewell last night and enjoyed every minute of it. As a Jays fan, it would be traitorous of me to say I’m a Yankee fan, and despite some shots I take at them from time to time all in good fun, I can’t say  I’m a Yankee hater either. I respect their place in baseball.

With that being said, here are my top 10 favourite things I llike about the Yankees in no particular order.

1. Roll call from the bleachers – that’s cool

2. Sparky Lyle – The Bronx Zoo was the first baseball book I ever read. Loved it.

3. Tony Kubek – too young to have seen him play, but he was one of my favourite game analysts of all time. And “Sixty One” to this day is my favourite baseball book of all time

4. Michael Kay – Didn’t particularly like him at first, but the guy has grown on me

5. John Sterling – because of the title of this thread

6. Lou Gehrig – Everybody talks about The Babe, but IMO Lou was the greatest

7. The Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson show – was always entertaining

8. George Steinbrenner – If only more owners showed his commitment to winning at all costs

9. Monument Park – no description necessary

10. Derek Jeter – a class act 

Sunday Picks

Overall record: 75-55

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Picks in Bold

Away

Home

Time (ET)

Tigers

Indians

1:05 p.m.

Red Sox

Blue Jays

1:07 p.m.

Brewers

Reds

1:15 p.m.

Mets

Braves

1:30 p.m.

Astros

Pirates

1:35 p.m.

Padres

Nationals

1:35 p.m.

Twins

Rays

1:40 p.m.

White Sox

Royals

2:10 p.m.

Cardinals

Cubs

2:20 p.m.

Angels

Rangers

3:05 p.m.

D-backs

Rockies

3:05 p.m.

Mariners

Athletics

4:05 p.m.

Phillies

Marlins

4:10 p.m.

Giants

Dodgers

4:10 p.m.

Orioles

Yankees

8:05 p.m.

Congrats to the teams that have clinched & farewell to Yankee Stadium. Here’s hoping the fans don’t tear the place apart when the game is over.

Saturday pictures

I wandered down to the home plate area and took some pictures of today’s Red Sox-Jays game.

Doc only went 6 innings today, and despite some shaky d, the Jays still scraped out a 6-3 win.

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Sorry Yankee Fans

Sorry Yankee Fans, but I just read this story online and lol’d….

 

Associated Press

NEW YORK – The New York Yankees’ season has gone so badly, the wife of team president Randy Levine taped bubble wrap around the TV remotes to keep the furniture from getting damaged

 

Yeah, Yeah, I know how many rings you guys have… but it still makes me laugh

More Sunday Picks

I have been afraid to blog the last week…. Jays were on a roll and didn’t want to jinx them!

Hats off to their inspired play of late but a sweep of the Red Sox was necessary to seriously entertain any idea of climbing back into the wild card race.  I’m starting to think that the Red Sox are going to repeat as World Series Champs. Hope the Rays prove me wrong.

 

Here’s today’s picks…   Overall record: 67-46

Sunday, September 14, 2008

picks in Bold

Away

Home

Time (ET)

Royals

Indians

1:05 p.m.

Rays

Yankees

1:05 p.m.

Braves

Mets

1:10 p.m.

Nationals

Marlins

1:10 p.m.

Brewers

Phillies

GM 1: 1:35 p.m.

Twins

Orioles

1:35 p.m.

Cardinals

Pirates

1:35 p.m.

Blue Jays

Red Sox

1:35 p.m.

Tigers

White Sox

GM 1: 2:05 p.m.

Dodgers

Rockies

3:05 p.m.

Mariners

Angels

3:35 p.m.

Giants

Padres

4:05 p.m.

Rangers

Athletics

4:05 p.m.

Reds

D-Backs

4:10 p.m.

Brewers

Phillies

GM 2: 7:35 p.m.

Cubs

Astros

8:05 p.m.

Tigers

White Sox

GM 2: 8:05 p.m.

Sunday Picks

This diehard ball fan is also an NFL fan too… I will be in Buffalo for the Seahawks-Bills game. Let’s go Buff-a-lo!

 

Overall record 59-39

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Picks in Bold

Away

Home

Time (ET)

Rays

Blue Jays

1:07 p.m.

Cubs

Reds

1:15 p.m.

Nationals

Braves

1:30 p.m.

Angels

White Sox

2:05 p.m.

Padres

Brewers

2:05 p.m.

Indians

Royals

2:10 p.m.

Tigers

Twins

2:10 p.m.

Marlins

Cardinals

2:15 p.m.

Phillies

Mets

GM 1: 2:15 p.m.

Red Sox

Rangers

3:05 p.m.

Astros

Rockies

3:05 p.m.

Pirates

Giants

4:05 p.m.

D-backs

Dodgers

4:10 p.m.

Yankees

Mariners

4:10 p.m.

Phillies

Mets

GM 2: 8:05 p.m.

The view from section 230

septower.jpgAnother entertaining game at the Rogers Centre tonight as the Jays keep rolling in the role of spoilers downing the Rays 6-4 for their 6th straight win.

Would have loved more of this kind of play earlier in the season, but hey, a win is a win so I shouldn’t complain,

Sat in section 230 tonight and some random thoughts:

– who was in charge of the roof tonight? It was threatening rain all evening so the roof was closed at game time.  Some genius decides to open the roof long enough for rain to fall in, then they have to close it again while the game is going on.

Didn’t matter much to me since I was underneath the overhang of the private boxes, but I’m sure the players must have been annoyed especially since the wind could have temporarily aided fly balls.

Other thoughts:

– why the boos for Eric Hinske? Sure, he underachieved in Toronto, but that’s old history. I’m happy for the guy now… he has decent numbers and a good shot at the playoffs this year

– was watching the out of town scoreboard all evening – Phils beats the Mets tonight at Shea. Another choke in the making?

– nice to see Joe Carter at the game tonight… decent ovation from the fans too

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– have loved the throwback unis all season long, especially using the best logo the team has ever had.  I’m sick of the current black 3rd jerseys and the lack of “Blue” in front of Jays

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Congrats to Doc on another great outing

Sunday Picks

Overall record: 49-34

Sunday, August 31, 2008

All Times Eastern – picks in bold

Away

Home

Time (ET)

Giants

Reds

12:35 p.m.

Royals

Tigers

1:05 p.m.

Mariners

Indians

1:05 p.m.

Blue Jays

Yankees

1:05 p.m.

Mets

Marlins

1:10 p.m.

Braves

Nationals

1:35 p.m.

White Sox

Red Sox

1:35 p.m.

Brewers

Pirates

1:35 p.m.

Orioles

Rays

1:40 p.m.

Cardinals

Astros

2:05 p.m.

Phillies

Cubs

2:20 p.m.

Rangers

Angels

3:35 p.m.

Rockies

Padres

4:05 p.m.

Twins

Athletics

4:05 p.m.

Dodgers

D-Backs

8:05 p.m.

 

Go Rays Go!  I’m hoping for a Rays-Cubs World Series