Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Top 11 Cleveland Indians Hitters

  1. Manny Ramirez

  2. Rocky Colavito

  3. Lou Boudreau

  4. Grady Sizemore

  5. Travis Hafner

  6. Joe Carter

  7. Sandy Alomar Jr.

  8. Frank Robinson

  9. Albert Belle

  10. Omar Vizquel

  11. Jim Thome

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 3/30/1917

Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers and Buck Herzog of the New York Giants comes to blows during an exhibition game in Dallas. Cobb also slides into second base and slashes Herzog with his spikes, and the two exchange punches before being separated. Later this evening, they fight again in Cobb's hotel room. Cobb refuses to play the remaining exhibition games against the Giants, scheduled through April 5. After the tour, the Giants send Cobb a telegram: "It's safe to rejoin your club, we've left."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Cy Young

This Day in Sports History - 3/29/1982

North Carolina outlasts Georgetown, 63 - 62, in the NCAA men's championship game in New Orleans. With 15 seconds remaining, freshman Michael Jordan puts the Tar Heels ahead by one point on a 16-foot jumper. With 7 seconds left, Georgetown sophomore guard Fred Brown brings the ball up the court, thinks he sees teammate Eric Smith and throws him the ball. Trouble is, he has mistaken Carolina's James Worthy for Smith and secured the title for the Tar Heels, the first for Coach Dean Smith after losing three championship games in 1968, 1977 & 1981.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 3/22/1993

A boating accident on Little Lake Nellie in Clearmont, Florida, claims the lives of Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews and leaves Bobby Ojeda seriously injured. Just after dark, the three were riding in an 18-foot aluminum open-air bass fishing boat piloted by Crews when they slammed into the side of a pier at high speed. Olin was 27 years old; Crews was 31. Ojeda will undergo surgery to reattach his scalp and return to the Indians in August of this year.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Look Alikes 13: The Wisdom of Friends

Our first pair is Jeff Kent and Cary Elwes

Next is Gordon Beckham and David Keith (as Jack Parkman in Major League II)

Next is Tim Daly and Rob Lowe

Next we have Vin Diesel and Travis Hafner

Next is Vincent Schiavelli and Jeff Van Gundy

Next is Ron Jeremy and Stan Van Gundy

Next is Steve Harvey and Bobby Bonilla

Finally we have Lou Holtz and Irene Ryan (who played Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 3/12/2009

Syracuse outlasts Connecticut, 127 - 117 in a six overtime duel in the quarterfinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden. The Orange never hold a lead in the game until the sixth overtime. Lasting 3 hours and 46 minutes, it's the longest game in NCAA history since the shot clock was introduced in men's college basketball in 1985.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Memorable March-Madness Moments: Kentucky vs. Duke

The NCAA College Basketball Tournament begins on March 15th. This video is from 1992 and is a classic ending to a star-studded game.