Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
I seem to like the broadcasters most don't (or at least I don't despise them), but this is just a killer mistake by Collinsworth.
Noble and honorable gesture by Western Michigan to wear the UC logo on their helmets this weekend out of respect to acknowledge the tragic death of one of their players after the two teams met last week.
Dale Sveum was canned by the Cubs, so do they go get Girardi? Girardi's too young to quit managing now, but if he jumped to the Fox booth to replace McCarver, he'd have a SCOTUS type job for life. And I do enjoy his personality and analysis.
Here's the hit on Locker people are debating. Looks clean to mean, just poor circumstance.
I figured it out. Drake is Creed. Used to like him, then he got big, said some things, did some things, and now you're embarassed by him - even though you still have all his music. OR, you hate on him because it's just the trendy thing to do, even though you secretly like everything he does.
Now, this is good. Drake is going to help rebrand the NBA's Toronto Raptors. Really, it's very good. The Raptors were founded in 1995 in the wake of Jurassic-everything-mania. I thought to myself, at 16, hmmmmm, dinosaurs - raptors in particular - are only popular again because of Steven Spielberg. When this dies down, or faces extinction (ha!), the Toronto Raptors is going to make less cultural sense than Lakers and Jazz, which of course are NBA teams that moved from places where those names made sense.
This SHOULD be a lengthier post, and it will be, unless other topics arise, but MLB awards.
AL MVP - Cabrera. Unimaginably both he and Trout were better than last year. There's no argument or debate needed, Trout is absolutely the very best baseball player on the planet.
NL MVP - McCutchen. From excellence in obscurity to the most vital player in what was a dead organization.
AL Cy Young - Scherzer. Sanchez, Sale, the Seattle hurlers, were all in this thing, and I wanted all of September to see that Scherzer, to me, was narrowly a better pitcher in the AL this year than Darvish.
NL Cy Young - Kershaw. Unanimously.
AL ROY - Wil Myers. His late burst gives him the nod over Iglesias, who's bat was more than anyone, me especially, expected it to be.
NL ROY - Jose Fernandez. See Kershaw. I'll say it for the 8th time, what he did at 20 & 21, was Trout-ian. If the Marlins were smart, and so they didn't have do deal him, they should lock him up right now. His first arb year is '16, FA potentially in '19.
AL Mgr. - It was Farrell, but some of his players had some revival years - Victorino, Ellsbury, Lackey, Buchholz, Napoli - and he gets credit for that, so I have to give the nod to Terry Francona. Earl Weaver said managers can win or lose 5 games a year? Francona's arrival was worth double that. That is not a talented roster. The names above were former stars. Kazmir, Kluber?
NL Mgr. - Clint Hurdle, for reminding people that Pirates were once a dominant NL franchise.
Damn, who? Award - AL Josh Donaldson, NL Mark Melancon. He 'earned' his 6.20 ERA last year in Boston.
Jayson 'how much AAV' Werth Award - Shane Victorino.