Gonzalez And Company Head To LA In Blockbuster

Gonzalez homered in his first at bat as a Dodger.

The Red Sox officially waved the white flag Saturday afternoon when they dealt Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers for James Loney and prospects. Continue reading

Eagle Great Van Buren dies at 91.

Steve Van Buren, who many say is the greatest Eagles’ running back of all time,  died Thursday night at the age of 91.  The running back, from Honduras, was a five time All-Pro who was named to the NFL 75th anniversary team in 1994.  He finished with 5,860 yards rushing, which is 2nd all time in Eagles history.  Steve was a part of the Eagles teams that won back to back NFL Championships in 1948 and 1949 . In 1948 NFL Championship, in a snow storm that almost caused him to miss the game, he scored the only touchdown against the Chicago Cardinals.  The following year, he ran for 196 yards in a 14-0 win over the Los Angeles Ram.  Steve was the first Philadelphia Eagle inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.

Obviously never saw Van Buren play, but when guys Ray Didinger say he’s the best ever, I tend to believe them.   Hopefully, in a few years, a certain running back named Shady can take the mantle from the great Van Buren.

RIP Steve Van Buren

Steve Van Buren

Phillies-Reds Series Recap

Game 1

In his Phillies’ career, very few times has the offense bailed out Roy Halladay. In game 1 of this series, the offense did exactly that.  After Halladay blew two leads,  the offense came alive in the 5th inning.  Down 5-3,  Juan Pierre singled with one out.  Chase Utley then doubled to center to score Pierre and cut the deficit to 1.  Ryan Howard was then intentionally walked to get to John Mayberry Jr.  Mayberry didn’t stink this time and singled to left center to score Utley.  The next batter Dom Brown, who has struggled in the extra base department, ripped a double to right, scoring two and sending Reds starter Mike Leake to the showers.  Jose Arredondo, loser to Wilson Valdez in the 19th inning gem a few years back,  gave up three runs in the 6th inning on a Chase Utley sac fly and John Mayberry Jr. two run home run.   The Phillies finished with 12 runs and 15 hits.  Roy Halladay went 7 innings, giving up five earned runs,  but picked up the win.

Game 2

Zack Cozart hit Jonathan Papelbon’s first pitch of the ninth inning into the left field seats to give the Reds a 5-4 win. Phillies’ starter Cliff Lee pitched very well before getting into trouble in the 6th and 7th inning.   In the 6th inning,  Lee gave up three consecutive singles to open the inning. Continue reading

New Sherriffs In Town

Fisher is one of 7 new coaches this season.

As we approach the opening of the 2012 NFL season, teams will have new faces under headsets Week 1. The Colts, Jaguars, Chiefs, Dolphins, Raiders, Rams and Buccaneers all have new coaches this upcoming season. Let take a look. Continue reading

Roger Clemens signs with independent Sugar Land Skeeters

The Rocket is looking to make a return to the diamond and that the age of 50.  The 7-time Cy Young Award Winner last pitched in the major leagues back in 2007 as a member of the New York Yankees.  Publicity stunt or real comeback?  Read all about it below:

Roger Clemens signs with independent Sugar Land Skeeters in Texas – ESPN.

Clemens hasn’t exactly been in the news for the right reasons in recent years.  Has his passion for the game been revived or is he broke enough to play independent baseball.

Roger Clemens Career Profile & Statistics