this wasn’t much of a fight. It looks like Max learned a thing or two from his father.
I wasn’t a big fan of Max’s father Tie when he was playing. Probably because he played for the Maple Leafs for a long time and my favorite player was Bob Probert, whom Tie had a feud with. However, I learned to respect Tie and admire him. He wasn’t very big but he fought everyone and didn’t lose many.
Anyway, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
I just heard on the MLB Channel that Bautista my sign with the Rangers. How is that gonna work?
says goodbye to his Mom..
I lost you just a few days ago, and I already miss you a lot.
Sorry, I’m a little late with this!
Walsh Park-La Grange, KY: I honestly don’t know where to start! First off, I guess we can congratulate the Mariners on winning the North Oldham Little League Rookie Division championship! It was not an easy road, and there were many good teams in this league. The Mariners finished third in their division and received a first round bye. They faced the Indians in the quarter-finals, and won by the score of 4-2, with Brian getting the game-winning RBI. In the semi-finals, they went against the Royals, a team they haven’t beat all year. The Mariners won a tough battle, however, winning 6-4 on a hot 90 degree day at noon, to head to the championship. The Mariners were down 5-0 in the first, then battled back for the win. Their opponent in the final game was the Padres, the team that won the division in the regular season. This time…
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Miggy has had two good games in Chicago and while I’m not saying, ‘he’s back’, his production has been nice to see. That being said, I have noticed a few differences in his normal demeanor. First, when he hit his home run yesterday, he put his head down and ran around the bases, foregoing his usual stutter-step before third base. Second, I haven’t seen him constantly clowning around with everyone at first base whether on offense or defense.
While the commentators play off his incessant clowning as ‘a love for playing the game, IMHO, he takes it to the extreme and this extreme clowning projects a lack of seriousness. Perhaps his lack of seriousness is understandable considering the amount of success he’s had and his success came immediately. The Marlins brought him up at 19, he hit the ground running, and never looked back. Maybe his recent struggles have humbled him a bit and forced him to refocus and take this craft a bit more seriously. Like I said, I’m not sure he’s back, but the last few games have been fun to watch him again.
On another note, I wasn’t a big fan of Jack Morris’ color commentary with Mario Impemba but I like him a lot with Dan Dickerson. They seem to have good chemistry. I don’t like Gibson period. The booth rotation has to get Rod on more and get rid of Gibson for good. He’s horrible.
John Smoltz showed a wonderful statistic regarding Tony Gwynn during last night’s All-Star Game. Gwynn dominated the Braves’s HOF trio of Smoltz, Maddux and Glavine.
- Smoltz: 30-65 (.462) 2 HR
- Maddux: 39-91 (.491) 0 HR
- Glavine: 29-93 (.312) 2 HR
I guess that says it all!
H/T: William Wallace.
From Cubs vs Cardinals 6/28/2016.