• Bat Flips: Yea or Nay?

    In Wednesday's game against the Royals, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson stood on home plate and flipped his bat back toward his dugout after homering of Brad Keller. In Anderson's next plate appearance, Keller drilled him and both benches emptied. Toronto's Randall Grichuk thinks that players are getting a little excessive on what he... show more
    In Wednesday's game against the Royals, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson stood on home plate and flipped his bat back toward his dugout after homering of Brad Keller. In Anderson's next plate appearance, Keller drilled him and both benches emptied. Toronto's Randall Grichuk thinks that players are getting a little excessive on what he calls "pimping" home runs while former player Amir Garrett has no problem with the theatrics. So what say you? Do you have a problem with player's flipping bats, pumping fists, primping and posing at home plate? Should pitchers retaliate against them? Or is it time to inject some personality into a game that can be boring?
    15 answers · Baseball · 3 days ago
  • Is Theo Epstein working for the Nats now?

    Washington signed Trevor Rosenthal to a $7,000,000 contract -- with a $10,000,000 mutual option for 2020 -- despite the former Cardinal missing all of last season due to elbow surgery. Rosenthal rewarded this generosity by allowing 7 earned runs without recording an out in his first 4 appearances, making him the mound equivalent of Chris... show more
    Washington signed Trevor Rosenthal to a $7,000,000 contract -- with a $10,000,000 mutual option for 2020 -- despite the former Cardinal missing all of last season due to elbow surgery. Rosenthal rewarded this generosity by allowing 7 earned runs without recording an out in his first 4 appearances, making him the mound equivalent of Chris Davis. Rosenthal finally recorded an out, 3 actually, last night but has allowed 8 earned runs in 1 inning over 5 appearances. He's allowed 4 hits, walked 7 and struck one 1 in that span and has lost his only decision. Rosenthal is pitching like some of Theo Epstein's recent acquisitions, such as Yu Suck, Brandon Kintzler (AKA The Leaker) and Walker Chumpwood. Did Epstein take a part-time gig with the Nats last Fall?
    2 answers · Baseball · 2 weeks ago
  • What Happened to the Lakers?

    The La-Las finished with a 37-45 mark that was a 9-game improvement over the previous season but far short of the playoff predictions the media made last summer. Did anyone really believe that LeBoy James was going to turn the team into a contender? Who did the Lakers have besides James and Rondo? McGee and Chandler are career scrubs. The team had 9... show more
    The La-Las finished with a 37-45 mark that was a 9-game improvement over the previous season but far short of the playoff predictions the media made last summer. Did anyone really believe that LeBoy James was going to turn the team into a contender? Who did the Lakers have besides James and Rondo? McGee and Chandler are career scrubs. The team had 9 players with a year or less experience so it was destined to struggle. James has had his best success when he's had elite talent to carry him. He had Bosh and Wade in Miami, and Irving, Love, and JR Smith in Cleveland. The one thing that James is truly good at is riding his teammates coattails to a title. But unlike MJ, he doesn't have the heart, or the talent, to carry a team himself. Now there are reports that is teammates may have turned away from James after he pestered the front office about acquiring Anthony Davis. Alienating teammates is never a good thing but it's something else LeBoy seems to be good at. Is anyone surprised that LA finished under .500? Adding the most overrated player in league history does not a contender make. The stat-padding putz can't carry MJ's jock strap. BQ: Did LeBoy factor in to Magic Johnson's decision to quit? Did the Hall of Famer tire of James' neverending BS?
    8 answers · Basketball · 2 weeks ago
  • Chris Davis: Historic Futility?

    Baltimore's Chris Davis has extended to his hitless streak to 49 at bats. Since signing a 7 year/$161,000,000 contract in January of 2016 Davis is hitting .185 with 42 home runs with 402 strikeouts. He has 196 RBI in those 3+ seasons. The Orioles still owe him $92 million through the 2022 season. As a point of reference, Davis hit 47 homers... show more
    Baltimore's Chris Davis has extended to his hitless streak to 49 at bats. Since signing a 7 year/$161,000,000 contract in January of 2016 Davis is hitting .185 with 42 home runs with 402 strikeouts. He has 196 RBI in those 3+ seasons. The Orioles still owe him $92 million through the 2022 season. As a point of reference, Davis hit 47 homers with 117 RBI in 2015. He also had a .262 average. It's apparent that Davis doesn't care how poorly he plays because he gets paid no matter what. And there's no way another team will take a strikeout machine like Davis, especially given his inflated salary. Should the O's send him down to AA? Maybe some time in the bus leagues will get him back on track. If not, leave the loser down there.
    1 answer · Baseball · 2 weeks ago
  • Sunday Base Brawl?

    MLB saw it's first major brouhaha of the season yesterday when Cincinnati's Yasiel Piug decided to rumble with most of the Pittsburgh Pirates roster, but that not the most interesting thing about the brawl. Benches cleared after Pittsburgh's Chris Archer threw behind Cincy's Derek Dietrich but what most in the media is ignoring is... show more
    MLB saw it's first major brouhaha of the season yesterday when Cincinnati's Yasiel Piug decided to rumble with most of the Pittsburgh Pirates roster, but that not the most interesting thing about the brawl. Benches cleared after Pittsburgh's Chris Archer threw behind Cincy's Derek Dietrich but what most in the media is ignoring is the fact that Dietrich actually started the trouble by posing at home plate after hitting a home run in the 2nd inning off Archer. There is no way that Dietrich didn't know he was going to be pitched inside and he appeared to be ready, simply thrusting his hips forward as Archer's toss sailed past his hindquarters. If Archer is suspended for throwing at Dietrich shouldn't Dietrich be suspended for be a douche?
    3 answers · Baseball · 2 weeks ago
  • Predicted Attendance For This Weekend?

    The Milwaukee Brewers front office went out of its; way to limit the number of tickets that Cubs fans could buy for games played in the Beer City even though the team, on average, played before almost 7,000 empty seats per game. The Brewers averaged 37,670 fans per game when the Cubs came to town last year but considering the Cubs late season... show more
    The Milwaukee Brewers front office went out of its; way to limit the number of tickets that Cubs fans could buy for games played in the Beer City even though the team, on average, played before almost 7,000 empty seats per game. The Brewers averaged 37,670 fans per game when the Cubs came to town last year but considering the Cubs late season decline in 2018 and their poor start to this season, it's unlikely that many fans will make the trek to watch Joe Maddon's club try to play baseball. Did the front office err by limiting access to Cubs fans last winter? Tickets that could have been sold months ago probably won't be bought now.
    Mental Health · 2 weeks ago
  • Will Joe Maddon Be the Death of the Cubs?

    Jagoff Joe was in midseason form on Opening Day; let me set the scene for you: 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, Cubs up 12-2. Pedro Strop gives up a single up the middle to Hunter Pence and Maddon shuffles out to the mound to pull him. Jagoff Joe brings in Mike Montgomery because, you know, it makes sense to have a guy who allows over a hit an... show more
    Jagoff Joe was in midseason form on Opening Day; let me set the scene for you: 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th, Cubs up 12-2. Pedro Strop gives up a single up the middle to Hunter Pence and Maddon shuffles out to the mound to pull him. Jagoff Joe brings in Mike Montgomery because, you know, it makes sense to have a guy who allows over a hit an inning and couldn't strike out his grandmother come in to get the final out. Montgomery hangs a changeup to Nomar Mazara and the Texas right fielder hits a rocket into the upper deck in right. Yes, the Cubs still won the game but pulling Strop was pointless. The Cubs bullpen is awful so wouldn't it make sense to offer Craig Kimbrel a contract? Morrow hasn't pitched since late June and can't be counted on, and Maddon is going to make stupid moves like the one yesterday all season. Shouldn't Epstein give him something to work with?
    6 answers · Baseball · 3 weeks ago
  • What Makes The Major League Baseball Opening Day So Special?

    Game 1 Of 162. First Day Of The Baseball Season Or Baseball's Big Season Opener The Word Opening Day Is (I'm going to throw in a couple of big words here that, in this context, make no sense and of which I have no idea what they mean because I'm a self-important but mentally retarded little turd) With The Start Of The Major League... show more
    Game 1 Of 162. First Day Of The Baseball Season Or Baseball's Big Season Opener The Word Opening Day Is (I'm going to throw in a couple of big words here that, in this context, make no sense and of which I have no idea what they mean because I'm a self-important but mentally retarded little turd) With The Start Of The Major League Baseball Season So Fingers Crossed!
    4 answers · Baseball · 4 weeks ago
  • What Trout Deal Means to Cubs?

    With Mike Trout on the verge of signing a massive 12 year/$430,000,000 contact extension the media has taken to speculating what it means for the Cubs and their young stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant. Should the Cubs consider locking up either, or both, to long term deals? Trout has played 8 full seasons in the majors and has a ROY and 2 MVP... show more
    With Mike Trout on the verge of signing a massive 12 year/$430,000,000 contact extension the media has taken to speculating what it means for the Cubs and their young stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant. Should the Cubs consider locking up either, or both, to long term deals? Trout has played 8 full seasons in the majors and has a ROY and 2 MVP awards to his credit. He's also placed 2nd in MVP voting 4 times and has made the All Star team in each of those 8 seasons. Baez/Bryant have combined 7 for full seasons, winning a ROY (Bryant) and a MVP award (which Bryant didn't really deserve) and just 3 All Star teams combined. Neither Baez nor Bryant is anywhere near the talent that Trout is. In fact, Bryant is possibly the most overrated player in the game not named Bryce Harper. And what about Anthony Rizzo? He's several years older than Baez and Bryant but he is de facto team leader. Shouldn't the Cubs considering keeping him long-term, as well? Losing Trout would hurt the Angels both on the field and in the box office but the Cubs would get by without Baez or Bryant, or both. In fact, they could trade one or both for the quality pitching that they desperately need Is the media overstating the importance of those 2 players to the Cubs? After all, they aren't nearly as good as Mike Trout. No one is right now.
    1 answer · Baseball · 1 month ago
  • Bengals Cut Burfict?

    After 7 years, and numerous suspensions and fines, Cincinnati has released resident thug Vontaze Burfict. Burfict, who made his best hits on defenseless players who were already being tackled, is free to hawk his talents to other NFL clubs. Where do you see him winding up? Dallas? Oakland? Or perhaps the new dumping ground for the trash of the... show more
    After 7 years, and numerous suspensions and fines, Cincinnati has released resident thug Vontaze Burfict. Burfict, who made his best hits on defenseless players who were already being tackled, is free to hawk his talents to other NFL clubs. Where do you see him winding up? Dallas? Oakland? Or perhaps the new dumping ground for the trash of the NFL, Cleveland?
    7 answers · Football (American) · 1 month ago
  • Raiders Release Nelson?

    Oakland added Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and JJ Nelson to the team this week and, in the process, made veteran Jordy Nelson expendable. Nelson did not have a great year in 2018 and at age 34 is clearly on the backside of his career. Where do you think Nelson will wind up in 2019? Back in Green Bay? New England? Minnesota? Or somewhere else?
    Oakland added Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and JJ Nelson to the team this week and, in the process, made veteran Jordy Nelson expendable. Nelson did not have a great year in 2018 and at age 34 is clearly on the backside of his career. Where do you think Nelson will wind up in 2019? Back in Green Bay? New England? Minnesota? Or somewhere else?
    3 answers · Football (American) · 1 month ago
  • Cubs Run Done?

    5 years ago the Cubs were the talk of spring training as a future National League dynasty. They had tons of young talent and a new manager who routinely did more with less when he worked for the Rays. Fast forward to 2019 to find that for all the accolades the Cubs have one World Series title (in 2016) -- which they were extremely lucky to win --... show more
    5 years ago the Cubs were the talk of spring training as a future National League dynasty. They had tons of young talent and a new manager who routinely did more with less when he worked for the Rays. Fast forward to 2019 to find that for all the accolades the Cubs have one World Series title (in 2016) -- which they were extremely lucky to win -- and one disturbing late season collapse (in 2018) to their credit. They're averaged almost 97 wins a season during Maddon's 4 years at the helm but last year's late season collapse -- they went 6-6 over their last 12 games to hand the division to Milwaukee -- still weighs on the franchise. Maddon apologists claim injuries and bad luck led to the team's struggles last year. Darvish made just 8 starts, Brandon Morrow didn't pitch past mid-July; Kris Bryant had a bum shoulder, and Tyler Chumpwood, Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber were disgustingly healthy but ineffective. The team made no real moves to improve over the winter beyond picking up the option on Cole Hamels' contract and the front office has said that the Cubs will be sellers if the team isn't contending in July. Has the window of opportunity closed on the Chicago Cubs? Did Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon wreck what could have been a juggernaut?
    1 answer · Baseball · 1 month ago
  • Dallas' Irving Retires?

    After being suspended, once again, last week the Cowboys' resident pothead David Irvin has decided to quit the NFL. Said Irving, “Basically, guys, I quit. I’m out of there. I’m not doing this s–t no more. You know, it’s a lot of reasons why, you know, I’ve come to this decision, but y’all know how it is. It’s a lot of f—ked s–t. Um, it’s a lot... show more
    After being suspended, once again, last week the Cowboys' resident pothead David Irvin has decided to quit the NFL. Said Irving, “Basically, guys, I quit. I’m out of there. I’m not doing this s–t no more. You know, it’s a lot of reasons why, you know, I’ve come to this decision, but y’all know how it is. It’s a lot of f—ked s–t. Um, it’s a lot of s–t f–ked up with the NFL.” The team had already announced that it did not intend to re-sign Irving so was this really his decision, or is the punk just trying to save face?
    5 answers · Football (American) · 2 months ago
  • Heimlich Signs With Triple A Team?

    Former Oregon State star pitcher Luke Heimlich has signed to play with a Triple A team in Mexico. Heimlich went undrafted after being blackballed by major league teams for an incident that happened 8 years ago, when he was 15 years old. Though Heimlich signed a document at the time admitting he molested his niece, he now claims that he received bad... show more
    Former Oregon State star pitcher Luke Heimlich has signed to play with a Triple A team in Mexico. Heimlich went undrafted after being blackballed by major league teams for an incident that happened 8 years ago, when he was 15 years old. Though Heimlich signed a document at the time admitting he molested his niece, he now claims that he received bad legal advice and is innocent of the charge. Several MLB teams, including the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles, considered picking him up as a free agent but were worried about the potential backlash from doing so. Major league players can beat their wives or girlfriends and their only penalty is a suspension. Same goes for cheaters who use performance-enhancing drugs. Is Heimlich being treated unfairly? Would you object to your favorite team giving him a chance to play?
    6 answers · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • NFL Analyst Blast Murray?

    Kyler Murray signed a deal with the Oakland A's that included a $4.66M signing bonus. After Oakland generously allowed the boy to play one more year of college football, Murray reneged on his deal with the A's and has decided to enter the NFL Draft. Some have speculated that new Arizona HC Kliff Kingsbury could take the boy with the top pick... show more
    Kyler Murray signed a deal with the Oakland A's that included a $4.66M signing bonus. After Oakland generously allowed the boy to play one more year of college football, Murray reneged on his deal with the A's and has decided to enter the NFL Draft. Some have speculated that new Arizona HC Kliff Kingsbury could take the boy with the top pick but if the newbie decides to pass, how far will Murray drop? Charlie Casserly of the NFL Network says that the boy's leadership skills and study habits aren't good, and that his board work is even worse. Murray played behind an elite O-line at Oklahoma and played out of the shotgun most of the time. Arizona's O-line isn't good -- they allowed 52 sacks last season -- and Murray will be lining up behind center in the NFL where his lack of height will be a factor. Murray is weak leader, lazy, and not very smart, plus he's short. Do you see any team blowing a first round pick on someone who has "bust" written all over him? BQ: If you're the A's, do you allow the boy to rejoin the team after he washes out of the NFL?
    9 answers · Football (American) · 2 months ago
  • What is wrong with pro athletes?

    It's baseball season and for the 2nd straight year you have players whining about not getting paid. The remaining "big name" free agent, Bryce Harper (AKA The Most Overrated Player in the Game Today), reportedly turned down several offers that would have paid him $300,000,000. Think about that. $300,000,000 would pay the US... show more
    It's baseball season and for the 2nd straight year you have players whining about not getting paid. The remaining "big name" free agent, Bryce Harper (AKA The Most Overrated Player in the Game Today), reportedly turned down several offers that would have paid him $300,000,000. Think about that. $300,000,000 would pay the US President's salary for 750 years yet it wasn't enough for Harper. The average MLB salary is just over $4,000,000. It's $2,100,000 in the NFL, $2,400,000 in the NHL and a whopping $6,200,000 in the NBA. In what universe is anyone who plays a game 8 months out of the year worth that kind money? And what kind of mindless pr!ck whines if they don't get the pay they're expecting? It's time for fans to boycott pro sports and make these jackasses go to work to earn a living. Maybe then they'll appreciate what they had.
    1 answer · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • Harper's Expected Payday?

    Manny Machado has scammed San Diego out of a 10 year/$30M. He can play 2 difficult positions, 3rd base and shortstop. his career numbers are eerily similar to Bryce Harper's but Harper is just an outfielder, and not a very good one. So how can Harper expect a bigger payday than the one Machado is getting? He's just as big of a dog as... show more
    Manny Machado has scammed San Diego out of a 10 year/$30M. He can play 2 difficult positions, 3rd base and shortstop. his career numbers are eerily similar to Bryce Harper's but Harper is just an outfielder, and not a very good one. So how can Harper expect a bigger payday than the one Machado is getting? He's just as big of a dog as Machado but even more telling is that when the media criticized Manny for lack of hustle, his teammates supported him. and when a Washington sportswriter wrote that Harper was a diva who routinely took games off, Bryce's former mates backed the writer. Harper's numbers decline in the 2nd half of the season and his postseason numbers are abysmal. Does anyone really believe that Harper will get a better deal than Machado?
    1 answer · Women's Health · 2 months ago
  • Adrian Peterson Showing Up Critics?

    Cris Carter, one of the talking bobbleheads on Fox Sports, thought that Washington made a mistake in signing Adrian Peterson back in August.. Carter was quick to say that Peterson, at age 33, would not be a factor in the Redksins offense this year. Fast Forward a month and we see that Peterson has rushed for 236 yards (4.2 YPC) with 3 touchdowns in... show more
    Cris Carter, one of the talking bobbleheads on Fox Sports, thought that Washington made a mistake in signing Adrian Peterson back in August.. Carter was quick to say that Peterson, at age 33, would not be a factor in the Redksins offense this year. Fast Forward a month and we see that Peterson has rushed for 236 yards (4.2 YPC) with 3 touchdowns in 3 games. Can Peterson's success this year be credited to his wanting to prove Carter wrong?
    6 answers · Football (American) · 7 months ago
  • NFL Hall of Shame?

    Eric Dickerson and a bunch of Hall of Fame douche bags are demanding that the NFL provide them with free health care and a salary for being elected to the hall. The dick(erson) submitted a letter containing 22 signatures, including those of Kurt Warner and Carl Ellard. Warner now claims that he never approved of the demands and there is no HoF... show more
    Eric Dickerson and a bunch of Hall of Fame douche bags are demanding that the NFL provide them with free health care and a salary for being elected to the hall. The dick(erson) submitted a letter containing 22 signatures, including those of Kurt Warner and Carl Ellard. Warner now claims that he never approved of the demands and there is no HoF player named Carl Ellard. Did the dick(erson) falsify signatures to give his demands merit? Are the dick(erson)'s demands reasonable? Don't all former players deserve some form of free health care? What about the salary demand? These "men" made millions during their careers. Do they deserve a salary because they couldn't manage money during, or find work after, their careers were over? BQ: Is there a bigger turd in the HoF besides Eric Dickerson?
    1 answer · Other - General Health Care · 7 months ago
  • Is Bryce Harper a Superstar?

    I'm constantly hearing the media refer to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as a "superstar", but is that label accurate? When I hear "superstar" I think of Willie May, or Hank Aaron, or Mickey Mantle. By age 25, Mantle had twice led the AL in homers, had been the league leader in RBI once (and had driven in more... show more
    I'm constantly hearing the media refer to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as a "superstar", but is that label accurate? When I hear "superstar" I think of Willie May, or Hank Aaron, or Mickey Mantle. By age 25, Mantle had twice led the AL in homers, had been the league leader in RBI once (and had driven in more than 100 runs twice, and had won a batting championship. And he was a two-time AL MVP. At the same age Harper has won NL ROY, an MVP award and has led the NL in homers once. By the time was 25 Mays had a ROY and MVP award under his belt, had led the NL in homers and stolen bases once each, had driven in 100+ runs twice, and he missed a full season to serve in the military. By age 25, Henry Aaron was a two-time batting champ, had won an MVP award, had led the league in homers and RBI once, and had drive in 100+ runs three times. Harper's numbers clearly pale when compared to true superstars, so why do the media keep referring to him as one?
    2 answers · Baseball · 7 months ago