Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins re-signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for 3 years with a vesting option for a 4th year. Rollins has been an All-Star 3 times, a Gold Glove winner 3 times and won the NL MVP in 2007. Nine times in his career Rollins has been in the Top 10 in stolen bases. With 1866 hits, Rollins is 134 away from 2000, which he should attain if he can stay healthy.

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This Day in Sports History - 1/17/1971

In the fifth Super Bowl - the first following the NFL-AFL merger - the Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 16 - 13, at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The two teams combine for 10 turnovers on six interceptions and four fumbles. The winning Colts commit six of the turnovers, three of them on interceptions. Colts quarterbacks Johnny Unitas and Earl Morrall, and the Cowboys' Craig Morton combine to complete just 22 passes in 50 attempts. Baltimore ties the score 13 - 13 on a two-yard run by running back Tom Nowatzke with 7:35 left on the clock. With 1:09 remaining, Morton throws an interception to Baltimore linebacker Mike Curtis, who returns it 13 yards to the Dallas 28. As time expires, rookie kicker Jim O'Brien boots a 32-yard field goal to win.

Monday, January 16, 2012

C.J. Wilson

Besides for Albert Pujols the Angels signed C.J. Wilson. Wilson joins Ervin Santana, Dan Haren & Jered Weaver in a very good rotation. Wilson started his career as a reliever and has only been a starter for the last two seasons in which he started a total of 73 games. His two seasons as a starter he ranked in the top 10 in Batting Average Against & E.R.A. Wilson hopes that he'll be pitching in the World Series for the third consecutive season.

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Urban Meyer Introduces OSU Coaching Staff

Newly hired Ohio St. Football coach Urban Meyer unveiled his coaching staff during halftime of the Ohio St. vs. Indiana basketball game. Big cheers were heard for Luke Fickell, who coached the team this past season, and will remain on the team as the Defensive Coordinator.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols signed with the Angels on a 10 year contract. Pujols is regarded as the best right-handed hitter of this generation and possibly of all-time. He had been with the Cardinals since 2001. Pujols is a 3-time MVP & 2-time Gold Glove winner. This past season Pujols batted .299 with 37 HRs & 99 RBIs, which is the first timke in his career that he batted under .300 and had less than 100 RBIs. He is at 445 career HRs and can reach the All-Time record by the time the contract is done.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

This Day in Sports History - 1/5/1920

The Yankees purchases 24-year-old Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for the record price of $125,000. The sale is prompted by Ruth's salary demands, his frequent immature behavior, and the financial difficulties of Sox owner Harry Frazee. Ruth caused a national sensation in 1919 when he struck 29 homers, breaking the previous mark of 27 set by Ed Williamson of the Chicago White Stockings in 1884. The folly of selling Ruth will become apparent during the 1920 season when he will nearly double his previous home run record by clouting 54. The Yankees will win the World Series for the first time in 1923, but the Red Sox won't win a world championship again until 2004, in a historic lapse known as the "Curse of the Bambino."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Jim Everett

This Day in Sports History - 1/3/2003

In the BCS Championship Game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, Ohio State edges Miami of Florida, 31 - 24 in double overtime. The Buckeye victory ends Miami's 34-game winning streak and their hopes of a second straight National Title. The Hurricanes tie the score at 17 - 17 on a 40-yard field goal from Todd Sievers on the last play of regulation. TE Kellen Winslow II catches a seven yard TD pass from Ken Dorsey on 4th down in the first overtime for a 24 - 17 Miami lead. On the ensuing Ohio State possession, quarterback Craig Krenzel converts a 4th & 14 play, but faces another 4th down at the 5. The Hurricanes are called for a controversial pass interference penalty on the play, and three plays later Krenzel scores on a 1-yard run to tie the game at 24 - 24. In the second OT, running back Maurice Clarett crosses the goal like for Ohio State and Miami is stopped at the one yard line.

Monday, January 2, 2012

This Day in Sports History - 1/2/1982

The Chargers outlast the Dolphins, 41 - 38, in overtime at the Orange Bowl in one of the most exciting NFL postseason games ever played. At the end of the 1st quarter, San Diego has a 24 - 0 lead, when Miami coach Don Shula replaces starting quarterback David Woodley with Don Strock. The Dolphins roar back and take a 38 - 31 lead on the first play of the 4th quarter. Runningback Tony Nathan scores 2 TDs during the comeback, one on a 40-yard hook-and-lateral play. The Chargers tie the score 38 - 38 with 58 seconds left in regulation on a 9-yard pass from Dan Fouts to James Brooks. The game ends after two missed Miami field goals in 13 minutes and 52 seconds of OT on a 29-yard field goal by the Chargers.