Monday, December 26, 2011

Omri Casspi Talks About the Cleveland Cavaliers

Tonight the Cavs start their 2011-2012 season against the Toronto Raptors. Here is a video of newly acquired Israeli born player Omri Casspi talking about many things regarding the Cavs.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chris Christie & Mitt Romney on Morning Joe

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Mark Buehrle

The Miami Marlins who have already added Heath Bell & Jose Reyes this offseason signed Mark Buehrle to a 4 year $58 million contract. Buehrle is a 3 time Gold Glove winner, has started 362 games since 2001 and is 39 wins away from 200 in his career. Buehrle looks to be the #2 starter behind Josh Johnson and ahead of Ricky Nolasco & Anibal Sanchez.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jose Reyes

The Miami Marlins have signed Jose Reyes to a 6 year $106 million deal. In 2011 Reyes played for the New York Mets and led the National League in Batting Average and triples. He also was in the top 10 in OBP, runs, stolen bases & hits. Reyes is a 3-time All Star & has a career stolen base percentage of just a bit over 80%. The one issue with Reyes over the past few years has been his health, so the one question is can he stay healthy? Only time will tell.

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Mitt Romney on David Letterman

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Look Alikes XV

First up is Seth Rogen & Dustin Diamond

Next is former MLBer Scott Rolen & Nate Richert

Next is former NFL WR Jake Reed & actor Darius McCrary (a.k.a. Eddie Winslow from Family Matters)

Next is Chef Wylie Dufrense & Anthony Edwards

Next is Woody from Toy Story & Kirk Rueter

Next is David Hasselhoff & Dan Marino

Last we have Joel Homan (Yes, Dear) & Adam Rich (Eight is Enough)

Happy Birthday Craig Biggio

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jonathan Broxton

The Kansas City Royals signed Jonathan Broxton to a 1 year contract, worth $4 million. Broxton, who has spent his entire career with the Dodgers will be used as a set-up man for Joakim Soria. Broxton is a 2 time All Star who hasn't been a set-up guy since 2007 when he recorded 32 Holds. In 2011 Broxton had a down season playing in only 14 games and having an ERA of 5.68.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Heath Bell

Closer Heath Bell signed with the Marlins on a 3 year $27 million deal with an option for 2015. He took over as Closer of the Padres after they severed ties with future HOFer Trevor Hoffman. He has 134 career saves and his save percentage is 83.7%. From 2009 - 2011 Bell was top 5 in the NL in Saves and in 2007 & 2008 was top 5 in the NL in Holds. The Marlins have built a new stadium and it has allowed them to go out and spend some money.

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This Day in Sports History - 12/8/1992

The Hawks' Dominique Wilkins is a perfect 23-for-23 from the free throw line in a 123 - 114 win over the Chicago Bulls at the Omni in Atlanta. The performance sets an NBA single game record for most free throws without a miss. Wilkins scores 42 points in all. As a team, the Hawks are 39-of-40 from the charity stripe, including the last 31.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Grady Sizemore

After not picking up his option the Cleveland Indians re-signed Grady Sizemore to a one year deal worth $5 million, but with incentives can be as high as $9 million. Sizemore has been injured for parts of the last few seasons and therefore has not put up the numbers he did from 2005-2008. Sizemore is a 3 time All Star and 2 time Gold Glove winner. He is 52 hits away from reaching 1,000 in his career and has 139 HRs & 134 SBs. If Sizemore can stay healthy then the Indians have a chance to make some noise in their division.

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Happy Birthday Otto Graham

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ryan Doumit

The Minnesota Twins signed Ryan Doumit to a 1 year deal worth $3 million. Doumit will primarily back-up Joe Mauer while playing some time at 1B, OF & DH. This will also give the Twins the opportunity to let Mauer play some time at first & DH. Doumit's fielding % by position is as follows, C: .986; 1B: .985 & OF: .964. Doumit brings some solid pop with his bat as well with a career .271 batting average and 67 HRs.

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This Day in Sports History - 12/5/2004

Donovan McNabb throws five touchdown passes in the first half, four of them in the second quarter, to lead the Eagles to a 47 - 17 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Philadelphia. McNabb hits Michael Westbrook for scores of 9, 41 and 12 yards. Terrell Owens takes in a toss of 41 yards and L.J. Smith one from six yards out. The five scores give the Eagles a 35 - 0 lead. McNabb also completes his first 14 passes. Combined with completions on his last 10 attempts against the Giants the previous week, McNabb sets an NFL record for most consecutive passes completed with 24. The Eagles score 12 points in the second half on four David Akers field goals. McNabb finishes the day with 32 completions in 43 attempts for 464 yards.