category: sports

13
SEP
2008

Great Day in NYC

Posted by Shane

I spent the better part of the day today in NYC with my sister. As I said in my previous post, I went to the Yankee game today.

The day game of the double header because of the rain postponement yesterday canceled that game. My sister has some great nosebleed seats and you can see the field great. The game was a problem. The Yankees lost 7 to 1 getting the only run in the bottom of the 9th inning. And this was against the Tampa Bay Rays! (Though.. we are in 4th place and they are in 1st. Go figure.) They Yankees did win the night cap, but I was already back home by the time the game ended.

After the game we went out to dinner to a Mexican restaurant on 81st and 2nd ave called Blockheads. I give this place 4 thumbs up. I had the chicken casadias, large portion, and gobbled it quickly.

I have pictures, that is, I have to wait for them from my sister. That’s about it! I’ll be heading back down to VA Monday night to get the rest of my stuff. I have more good news that I will post up Monday.

04
SEP
2008

MLB Uses Instant Reply

Posted by Shane

Last night during the Yankees game they used for first time instant reply to decided if a ball hit by Alex Rodriguez was a home run or not. The ball from perpectice looked like it hit in fair terriotory behind the yellow foul line. The umpires for two minutes went behind the dugout and contacted MLB.com technicians. When they came back they ruled it was a home run. Now Baseball is now offically going to be fair to all teams and there will be no more 1999 World Series disputes. If you remember, a fan plucked the ball from the air making it a home run instead of making it an out.

22
AUG
2008

Just as I was settling down to head to bed and watching the US Men Volleyball team win the gold (like the US Women did a day earlier) a breaking news story from the games came up. the IOC is investigating the ages of the girls on the china’s Gymnastics team which won the gold all-team event and the gold in the uneven bars due to the tie breaking rules that are in place in the Olympics.

This story will be closely followed by everyone, but in my mind they are younger than the required age of 16. The look 13 through 15 at least no where close to the required age. This was an unexpected turn around since the IOC had said earlier that they were all of age during and after the gymnastics events.

08
AUG
2008

Tonight is the official start of the Summer 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It will be very interesting to see how everyone does with the poor air quality. I still think the US will dominate the medal count. However, we will not know until the first medal events happen at the games.

One of the first of special headers are now displayed! Good luck to all athletes! You are already winners!

05
AUG
2008

NYY goes down in flames!

Posted by Shane

I was watching the last half of the NYY vs. TEX game live on MLB.com and it was the bottom of the 9th. Bases were loaded. Next batter… walk-off grand slam. Game over. 9-5 TEX. VAB!

P.S. I was mad!

31
JUL
2008

Manny to LAD,NL

Posted by Shane
Manny was tradded to LAD

Manny was tradded to LAD

Baseballs most “mean” hitter left the AL today being traded from Red Sox to the Dodgers. There was reports before this new development, that he was a possibly be traded to the Mets. However, I doubt this will Manny’s last time in the AL. He becomes a free agent in the winter and could be picked up any number of teams.

At least my Yankees doesn’t have to face him for the rest of the year, unless it’s in the World Series. I wonder what this will do the Red Sox’s lineup since Manny was a powerful bat in the lineup.

Only time will tell.