2009 Top Ten Sports Stories

Well 2009 was, or still is for a couple of days. And the way news has gone this year, specifically in the last couple of months, the biggest story of the year will probably happen tomorrow. For now though, as the decade comes to an end, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories … Continue reading

Morning Links

The first big trade of the baseball winter meetings, a seven player deal that sent Curtis Granderson to New York and Edwin Jackson to Arizona. Some parting shots at Charlie Weis. How will Curtis Granderson fit in New York ? It’s a “Grand shame” this day has come for Detroit. Bill Plaschke gives the Sportsman … Continue reading

Yankees Sheppard to officially retire

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Sheppard has no intentions of returning to his longtime job as the public address announcer at Yankee Stadium, MLB.com reported Thursday. Sheppard, who is 99, hasn’t worked a game since late in the 2007 season due to illness.

Back to the Bronx

Lee, Phillies hold on, force game six Wednesday PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Put those parade plans on hold, New York. The Phillies are coming back. Chase Utley hit two home runs to raise his World Series total to a record-tying five, backing Cliff Lee once again as Philadelphia staved off elimination by hanging on for a … Continue reading

The 10th Inning: Double steal

Maybe the Phillies should stop hitting people. Or maybe they should switch it up from Brad Lidge. Because the Yankees did work in the 9th to take command of the World Series. In other news, Brett Favre threw four TD passes in Green Bay – for the Vikings – and “the big one” didn’t quite … Continue reading

The 10th Inning: Tied Up

Something to be said about being right back where we started. Well except for one little thing: the Phillies now own home field advantage. So let’s dedicate an entire 10th Inning to the New York State of Mind that was the first two days in the Big Apple. Bad offense, a lot of great pitching, … Continue reading

The 10th Inning: World Series

Easily topping the enthralling opening night of the NBA season is, well, many things, but specifically, excitement over what is to come in mere hours. Baseball begins its end tonight in New York. Also, yes, the NBA did start last night and as Michael Wilbon said, the expected, happened. And the UConn police announced that … Continue reading

The 10th Inning: A World Series matchup

The Yankees finally got the job done, dispatching the sloppy, hapless Angels in game six last night, to earn the team’s 40th AL Pennant. Is a 27th World Series title in the offing? Philadelphia announced that Cliff Lee will start in game one on Wednesday, meaning there will be a matchup of what could have … Continue reading

The 10th Inning: ESPN

We now know at least one team will show up when the World Series starts. It is looking pretty likely that the New York Yankees will be there as well. And the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic torch was lit in ancient Olympia. And if you ever need a good place to spend the 10th Inning … Continue reading

The 10th Inning: Return on the investment

Have you noticed? This postseason belongs to one guy: Alex Rodriguez. The same Alex Rodriguez that started the year off answering steroid questions, is now answering playoff questions – with his bat. It won’t help the struggling MLB umpires, but it’s looking more like the NBA will have its officials back by the start of … Continue reading