If you watched SportsCenter then you saw the bit about last night's Reds vs Cardinals game. Before the game started St. Louis shortstop Brendan Ryan switched gloves before Chris Carpenter's first pitch and Carpenter got mad and yelled at him in the dugout for it.
I'm not a baseball guy and don't understand why this was a wrong thing to do. Can anyone explain what happened and why a pitcher would get mad about this?
I marked the topic as OT, since it only tangentally relates to college football. Chris has a great article on why the West Coast Offense (WCO) only seems to get traction in the NFL. In his analysis, he looks at a number of aspects that should be used to teach the WCO to college or younger players. I think that those factors are applicable to any offensive scheme, but his hypothesis seems to be "The WCO can be very complicated, so it must be simplified to teach it to younger players."
Looking at the factors, I see a lot of parallels to Michigan's struggles on offense in the last two years. It seems to boil down to this (for the players) 1. It's hard to learn a new scheme, 2. You need the right players for the scheme, 3. It takes a lot of practice to get the timing down.
Personally, I think of the WCO as being a concept, like the spread. Walsh's WCO isn't much like Holmgren's WCO, just like RichRod's spread isn't much like Leach's Air Raid or Meyer's spread. But the points are still valid.
He also wants to play more than a couple of years. Amazingly, story not in the one he writes for, but the other paper-
Even if he doesn't win the job, from a Lions point of view, competition rather than lazy preordained jobs is a good thing. And Jon seems to have the right attitude.
"Hey, jobs are hard to find," Jansen said, laughing. "Especially ones that pay like this."
We can all relate to the frustrations that come with the airport/airplane experience but this particular airline employee took it to a new level. While certainly not condoning obviously dangerous behavior you have to admire his panache. He even grabbed a beer for the ride home.
I just came across this bizarre article. Basically 4 men and 5 young boys were on a boat in an Idaho reservoir. One man pushed another man in, who couldn't swim. All 4 men died as a result.
Any guesses as to what happened here? Copious amounts of mind-altering drugs, perhaps?