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2012 Little League World Series: A Running Diary

This Thursday marked the beginning of the greatest two weeks of the year (and, consequently, the worst two weeks of the year for my wife). That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the 2012 Little League World Series.

I don’t know whether it’s because my dad was born and raised in South Williamsport (he always mutters like a curmudgeon when they incorrectly say “Live from Williamsport” instead of “Live from South Williamsport), or because I never got to play Little League (I was a park league kid through and through…no fancy grass infield or outfield fences for me…they way you knew you hit a homerun is because the field you hit the ball into had to stop play), but I have always had a special place in my heart for the LLWS. Continue reading

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The Brian Scalabrine Sweepstakes: The Least Coveted NBA Free Agents Of 2012

The NBA free agency period began only a couple of weeks ago, but already we’ve seen huge names like Deron Williams and Steve Nash find homes. Even B-List free agents like Gerald Wallace and Jamal Crawford have been signed, so you may be asking yourself, “who is even left for my favorite team to pick up?”

The answer is simple: anybody but these guys. Continue reading

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Chris Davis And The Greatest Out-Of-Position Performances Of All Time

Yesterday afternoon I was treated to one of the greatest endings to a baseball game I have ever seen. No, it wasn’t the playoffs. No, there wasn’t a dramatic walk-off homerun. No, it didn’t involve Bryce Harper. What made the Baltimore Orioles’ 9-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox yesterday so special is that by the end of it, the 17th inning, the two pitchers of record were both position players.

What made it even more special is that the Orioles first baseman Chris Davis not only picked up the win—the first for an American League position player since 1968—but he was also downright filthy. When a position player is called upon to pitch, you generally expect to see him throwing fastballs in the low 80s, maybe mixing in a slow curve or a bad slider just to mix things up. Continue reading

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Five Emotional Moments You Will See In Every NBA Playoff Montage

The beginning of the playoffs is an exciting time for any NBA fan. One reason is because the last two months have been so boring that we welcome any semblance of basketball games that actually mean something. And don’t try to tell me that you were genuinely entertained by the Charlotte Bobcats’ race for all-time futility, the heated race for the eighth and final playoff spot between the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets, or the Golden State Warriors’ desperate attempt to lose as many games as possible with the hopes of retaining their right to this year’s first round draft pick. Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Babies in the NBA

What’s the deal with very tall NBA Basketball players acting very childish? Over the years, the NBA has seen its fair share of players that could use a visit to the Zoltan machine. Anyone remember Officer Olden Polynice? How about that unstoppable phenomenon, Shaq-Fu?

For some reason, this year, NBA big men have have taken childishness to a whole new stratosphere. Here are a few crucial offenders: Continue reading

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