Posted by jerrymilani in Featured Articles
on 04 19th, 2010 | No Comments
Desperate times, to paraphrase, call for… Ike Davis.
Perhaps the most hopeful sign to come out of an otherwise desultory Spring Training for the Mets was the surprising success of young Ike Davis, son of former major leaguer Ron Davis. The plan was not to rush him, even if it meant going with the uninspiring platoon of Mike Jacobs and Fernando Tatis at first base.
But then even the plans for Ike, like the rest of the runaway train that has been the Mets season to date, have already changed,...
Posted by jerrymilani on 04 14th, 2010
One of my favorite things about Sirius XM Radio — and probably the reason I got it in the first place — is the MLB package. As most baseball fans know, it has live play-by-play of every game and the newly-rebranded MLB Network Radio (formerly XM Home Plate) on XM Ch. 175 / Sirius 210.
When I first started my subscription, XM 175 featured hosts like Mark Patrick and Charley Steiner. ...
Posted by jerrymilani on 04 10th, 2010
The more I watch and listen to broadcasts of other major league teams, the more I appreciate — get this — Michael Kay and John Sterling.
In the last few days, as I’ve sampled quite a few games, it’s become even more noticeable how unabashed rooting is the norm for many team’s broadcasts. I heard supposedly professional play by play men yelling, “Stay Fair!”...
Posted by jerrymilani on 04 6th, 2010
A new study by market research firm Brand Keys puts the Boston Red Sox, Indianapolis Colts, San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Red Wings at the top of their respective markets in team loyalty. The Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Raiders, Charlotte Bobcats and Atlanta Thrashers finished at the bottom in the index for their respective sports.
According to Brand Keys, the 15th annual Brand Keys Sports Loyalty...
Posted by jerrymilani on 04 4th, 2010
Five years ago, when the Yankees were scheduled to open the MLB season vs. Boston, I thought it was overkill. Opening Day was enough, I reasoned, it didn’t have to be against Boston with all the craziness that the rivalry brings. Plus it was coming off not only the Red Sox’s first title in 86 years, but their improbable escape from a 3-0 deficit in the ALCS the last time the teams had...
Posted by jerrymilani on 03 31st, 2010
Though golf has for years been a favorite pastime of baseball players during the off-season, I’m not sure about Callaway’s attempt to tie the two sports together in a new campaign it launched today celebrating the long ball.
The idea is that, with MLB Opening Day less than a week away, the golf company will give away a set of its fancy clubs to any player who hits a home run of more than...
Posted by jerrymilani on 03 29th, 2010
Duane Ludwig via TheFightNerd.com
Sometimes a tightly contested mixed martial arts matchup can resemble art — beneath the outward brutal, raw nature of the sport is a ballet of sorts. Renzo Gracie describes it best when he talks of Jiu Jitsu and MMA in those terms.
But MMA has also inspired other forms of art, from clothing to photography to collectible figurines. Take a look at this sketchwork...