Sterling and Kay Among Yahoo's Worst Announcers

Jay Busbee over at Yahoo! Sports put together a list of the 50 worst announcers in sports. Always a contentious topic, the article has gotten 2654 comments to date, with plenty of suggestions for additions to the list. Quite frankly, announcers in the media saturation age have become so overanalyzed by columnists like Mushnick and Raissman that it is difficult for anyone to look good. They spend an inordinate amount of their time speaking to the public, and that just means they will eventually say something stupid or make a mistake. Whereas in the past, those mistakes would go largely Continue reading Sterling and Kay Among Yahoo's Worst Announcers

Yankees On Prime Time Less Than Twins

From Awful Announcing: Of course the ESPN schedule is only through July, and that could change, but prepare yourself for a good number of NL Central games this coming season. Here’s the team breakdown…. Cubs- 12 Cardinals- 11 Mets, Dodgers, Twins, White Sox, Braves- 10 Angels, Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox- 9 Indians- 8 Astros, Tigers, Rays- 6 Giants, Brewers- 5 Rangers, Diamondbacks- 4 A’s, Mariners, O’s- 1 Blue Jays, Marlins, Padres, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals- 0 I know people cry East Coast Bias!!!! when the Yankees and Red Sox dominate the prime time schedule. Furthermore, I can understand showing Continue reading Yankees On Prime Time Less Than Twins

KR: Matsui for Washburn, Juan Cruz

From Ken Rosenthal (FOX Sports): The M’s and Yankees briefly explored a Washburn-for-Hideki Matsui exchange earlier in the offseason, but the discussions never progressed because Matsui at $13 million is even more expensive than Washburn at $10.35 million this season. Glad that never came to be, as it would have been a financial bust in this market and Matsui, while more expensive than Washburn, is definitely worth it in comparison (if healthy). I’ll gladly take Andy Pettitte and his $5.5 million base salary to fill out the rotation (and Hideki Matsui, too). KR also had some other interesting bits: 1. Continue reading KR: Matsui for Washburn, Juan Cruz

No Regrets

Joe Torre went on “Larry King Live” and defended his forthcoming book, The Yankee Years, noting that he is proud of it, despite negative reactions from Yankee fans and the baseball community. Torre even went so far as to defend the book while leaving the CNN set, saying that he made the book “without violating any confidences.” Really, Joe? None at all?

Bruney locked up, but will he be the bridge?

The Yankees locked up Brian Bruney today ($1.25 million), as he was their last arbitration-eligible player. Based on last year’s numbers, Bruney would seem like the best option in the 8th. He posted a superb ERA of 1.83 in 34.1 IP. He walked 16 and struck out 33. But, using my new best friend, it appears as though those numbers are likely to regress in 2009. Analyzing his 2008 numbers, we see Bruney’s FIP was actually 3.45 (think of it numerically as an ERA with defense and other factors outside of the pitcher’s control, eliminated). Basically, Bruney’s Mariano-like ERA should Continue reading Bruney locked up, but will he be the bridge?

How to get yourself invited to a SuperBowl party every year

Create one of these badboys and you will always have an invite to some great SuperBowl party. If you need further inspiration to check out this masterpiece, the recipie starts like this:

To kick off the construction of this pork medley you’ll need to create a 5×5 bacon weave.

Seriously? A bacon weave? This could only end VERY WELL (if you exclude the trip to your cardiologist).

You’ll reach pork Nirvana is no time flat!

Of course, you don’t have to make this only for the Super Bowl, but too many and you get fast-tracked for a dirt nap. Continue reading How to get yourself invited to a SuperBowl party every year