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|9 hours 53 min ago||Contract was signed with||
Contract was signed with Adidas in July 2007. Do I have to tell anyone what the next football game was?
|2 days 6 hours ago||Pretty decent outing tonight:||
Pretty decent outing tonight: 6.1 ip, 8 hits, 2 earned runs. 1 walk, 4 k's. He leaves leading 7-2.
|2 days 18 hours ago||As for baseball, Richard's||
As for baseball, Richard's been mostly an innings eater -- not that that's terrible in the big picture of things. He's been very effective this year at Triple-A, but his weakness -- an inability to miss bats -- showed. While he's demonstrating great control, he's striking out less than five batters per nine innings.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I suspect that in addition to||
I suspect that in addition to three early enrollees, there will be a couple of decommits.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Indeed, omitting Crean would||
Indeed, omitting Crean would be "controversial".
|2 weeks 6 days ago||In Paris||
Try Le Soufflé , 36 Rue du Mont-Thabor. Near Rue de Rivoli, the Westin, and Place Vendome.
In London, I like Wild Honey and for breakfast The Wolseley.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Don't look now, but they're||
Don't look now, but they're into the 8th in Pittsburgh this afternoon, and the P00P continues.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Partially the University has||
Actually the University has approved the idea and is seeking approval from Prince George's County where Byrd Stadium is located.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||My friend, who went to OSU||
My friend, who went to OSU (he says sheepishly) but has a daughter who went to Michigan, lives next door to a Maryland official. He's promised to get me four "good" tickets. Fingers crossed.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Because coming out of high||
Because coming out of high school, Henson had decided to play football first. Otherwise, he would have gone in the first round of the baseball draft. The Yankees took a flyer on Henson in the third, mostly because they had the money and could afford to throw it a part-time player on the chance, he would decide to play baseball. They never had a chance the first time around to get him to skip football. Only after he was established as a football player, did Steinbrenner throw the 18 million dollar contract at Henson. He still had great potential, but after adjusting for inflation, that's one of the biggest contracts given to a minor league player.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Great! That's what I wanted.||
Great! That's what I wanted. Thanks for checking.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||My five best in no particular||
My five best in no particular order -- excluding mini-series -- and probably forgetting some real good ones: St. Elsewhere; Homeland (particularly the first couple of seasons); Strike Back; Newsroom; West Wing.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||When I got the link, it was||
When I got the link, it was for an autographed copy, rather than two copies, as I had ordered. While I'd love to get Brian's autograph, I actually need the second copy. In any event, I did fill out the form, but if there's a way to make sure I get two copies, that would be great.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Hill pitches out of the jam.||
Hill pitches out of the jam. Let's get some runs early!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||B1G went 5-0 on Friday and||
B1G went 5-0 on Friday and three of those wins the B1G team was the lower seeded team. Before the tournament began, one of Baseball America's writers noted the B1G was better than people thought AND his pick for the best chance of a 3 or 4 seed advancing to the Supers was Michigan. BEAT the Cardinals and Remember the Burke Block!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Baseball America calls||
Baseball America calls Bradley the worst 2 seed in the tourney. Jim Shonerd of BA when asked which lower seeded team has the best chance of getting to the Super Regionals picked Michigan. He noted Bradley simply isn't very good and that while Louisville is very good, he loves Adcock, the Michigan hitting and thinks Michigan could emerge.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Regional sites have been||
Regional sites have been announced. Closest are Nashville, Louisville, and Springfield, Missouri. Illinois is also hosting, but I'm guessing they don't put two teams from the same conference in the same regional.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||For those interested,||
For those interested, Michigan took two out of three from Maryland at Fisher earlier this year?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Hail! Beat the Twerps!||
Hail! Beat the Twerps!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||One out to go!||
One out to go!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||5-3 Michigan . Top 9th, one||
5-3 Michigan . Top 9th, one out.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Two 2 go!||
Two 2 go!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||We want CWS Muppets!||
We want CWS Muppets!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Hail to the Victors! 8-5;||
Hail to the Victors! 8-5; Cronenworth with a two out save.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I wonder if he'll go to UVa.||
I wonder if he'll go to UVa. Only about 2.5 hours from his home.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||My recollection is that the||
My recollection is that the times wanted to keep him, but he wanted more dough and ESPN (and ABC) offered more.
BTW, Nate used to represent Baseball Prospectus in Tout Wars, the site that sponsors "expert" fantasy baseball leagues. Nate and I overlapped one year in the NL-only version of Tout Wars. i finished ahead of him -- and I wasn't in the first division.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||In considering open||
In considering open scholarships (for both 16 and 17), is it possible that Spike needs a medical redshirt? I'm hearing he may need a second surgery and that could push back his predicted recovery time. If he does need to redshirt, does that open up a slot for this year's class? And, does that limit the available slots next year?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||As I noted elsewhere, Newark||
As I noted elsewhere, Newark Weequahic had four NBAers on its 67 state championship team. I note that unlike a lot of other teams, Weequahic was a public high school and didn't do -- much -- recruiting of elite athletes in the area. One kid -- the only non-NBAer -- transferred from Jersey City, but I think it was a legit family move.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I just got back from London||
I just got back from London and have a few suggestions. Some are obvious. 1) Heathrow Express is great, particularly if you're not going into Terminal 4; however, if you wind up staying some place like Hammersmith and there are two of you, you may just want to take a taxi (or arrange with a Limo service -- they are, like Uber, sometimes cheaper. 2) Have fish and chips at least once. If you wind up near Notting Hill, Geale's is a good choice; if you wind up near Covent Garden, try Rock, Sole & Plaice. Despite the name, it's quite good. 3) Get the Oyster Card -- and do it before you leave. If you know where you're staying, you can have it delivered there; however, you should have enough time to get it delivered at home. 4) Personally I like staying in the area between Hyde Park and Leicester Square (e.g., Green Park, Mayfair, Piccadilly), but I tend to shop and go to the theatre so that neighborhood works the best for me -- note that area can wind up a little more expensive than other areas. 5) If you're going to be there for a few days, think about a daytrip out -- Oxford, Cambridge, Bath can all be done in a day via fast trains. Hampton Court can actually be done in a half day. 6) Typically I'm not a fan of the giant Ferris wheels, but the London Eye is an exception. 7) Make sure you have a credit card that doesn't charge foreign currency transaction fees. The dollar is very strong, but you don't want to throw away money getting gouged by your bank. 8) Consider getting a token amount of pounds before leaving the US so you don't have to waste time looking for an ATM when you get off the plane. 9) If you do any shopping, remember VAT is included on everything, but you can get the VAT back at the airport before you board the plane. 10) Remember that most museums are free and are great places to sit out a shower. 11) Bring a brollie (aka umbrella) -- it rains a lot in London.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Newark Weequahic 1966-67.||
Newark Weequahic - 1966-67. Four players ultimately went to the NBA. A fifth was first team All-Metropolitan area (New York City) while playing at Fordham. The starting five: Dana Lewis (1st round pick Sixers), Mo Layton, Leroy Cobb, George Watson, and Bill Mainor. Only Mainor did not play in the NBA. The starting five was the tallest in the NYC Metro area, including all the universities and the Knicks. As you would expect, unbeaten New Jersey state champs, beating Bayonne in the final at Atlantic City Convention Hall.