Tag Archive: ESPN

Jul 28

Rockies trade Tulowitzki to Toronto

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The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped star shortstops. The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday that sends Jose Reyes and right-handed pitchers Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Both shortstops have remarkably similar career statistics but also a history of …

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Jul 28

Nationals, Phillies agree to Jonathan Papelbon trade

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Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post was first to report that a deal was close, and now Jon Morosi of FOX Sports has it confirmed: Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is headed to the Nationals. ESPN’s Jim Bowden first relayed that the return for the Phillies would be a pitching prospect who is currently with the …

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Jul 16

Russell Wilson on contract: We’ll see what happens

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was on the red carpet at the ESPYs on Wednesday night, but no one was asking him about his thoughts on any of the awards that were going to be handed out during the event. As it has been for almost all of the offseason, the topic of choice was Wilson’s …

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Jul 14

MLB’s Franchise Four

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Some of the best to ever play the game joined the festivities for the 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park. I think it was a nice touch to add interest to a game a lot of folks have stopped watching with any real kind of interest. I …

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Jul 06

SJ All Star Game Contest

      Answer the following questions along with the tie breaker. Person that is closest will win a $20 gift certificate to the mlb.com gift shop 1. Who wins? National League or American? 2. Who is the MVP? 3. Who wins the Home Run Derby? 4. Who gets the first hit? Tie breaker: Total …

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Jul 01

VenomStrikes.com: Dbacks Rubby Tries To Turn His Fortunes vs Dodgers

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The Dbacks took their first game of the series against the Dodgers last night. It was the first time in 8 contests that they defeated Los Angeles. Tonight they go for the series victory, their second of the season against the Dodgers. In order for that to happen, De La Rosa will need to avenge …

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Jun 29

Puck Daddy: Lord Stanley commandeers own float in Chicago Pride Parade

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On the heels of an historic Supreme Court decision, approximately one million people flooded the streets of Chicago in celebration of the annual Pride Parade. Yet, of all the attendees, only one could whip the hoards of people into a frenzy as it passed through – Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Cup, appearing on its own …

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Jun 29

The Landry Hat: What One Former Exec Said About The Cowboys Will Have Fans Doing Flip

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From 1960 until 1989, Gil Brandt was the chief talent scout and vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys. Brandt helped form America’s Team. Over 25-years later, the 82-year old is still in the business of scouting players as a senior analyst for NFL.com. Brandt certainly has the pedigree to back-up his opinions. …

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Jun 20

Scherzer loses perfect game

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter and came agonizingly close to a perfect game, hitting a batter with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday in the Washington Nationals‘ 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scherzer was masterful in retiring the first 26 hitters. He came within one strike of throwing the 22nd …

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Jun 20

BTB: Cowboys Offseason 2015: Rookie Review

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While the OTAs and minicamp are primarily a lot of work against air, it still was the first real chance to see how the rookies looked against real NFL talent. Here are some early impressions of how they did. Although the Dallas Cowboys had their first chance to show the coaching staff what they could …

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