English lessons paying off for MLB teams
SAN FRANCISCO — During a friendly dugout chat before a game, Hector Sanchez joked about the hazards of catching for hard-throwing San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum because of the number of balls that must be stopped in the dirt.
“Another day at the office,” he said, grinning.
Kibbles and Picks – World Cup recap
In the 113th minute of the World Cup final, Germany’s Mario Goetze put one past Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero, giving the Germans a 1-0 win and their first World Cup championship since 1990. World Cup 2014 is officially over; no doubt, the lion’s share of bandwagon-jumping American soccer “fans” will now disappear, slinking back to their dens to anxiously await the opening of NFL training camps.
For some, however, at least some of the interest sparked by this tournament will remain. I count myself among them. While “fan” is perhaps too strong a term, I have no doubt that the attention I pay to the game will increase.
Handing out the halfway hardware
Some MLB award thoughts at the midway point
Major League Baseball has by far the longest season – at least in terms of games played – of any of our Big Four professional sports leagues. Since the All-Star Game – the unofficial halfway point of the season – is almost upon us, we’ve reached a point where we can start talking about postseason awards in earnest.
Red Sox Report Card – 07/02/14
The month of June has come to a close and we’re three months into the major league baseball season. Like it or not, at this point we have a relatively decent understanding of what we can expect from a team going forward.
This does not bode well for the Boston Red Sox.
A look at Boston’s 2014 draft
While I’ll probably never be as big a fan of the NBA as I am of MLB or the NFL, I still casually follow the game – as a general sports fan, there’s no way to avoid picking up some info here or there.
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