Browsing Posts published in October, 2010

For me, today was your typical Saturday in Fall. I woke up and checked out some fantasy basketball news. From there, I proceeded to watch endless hours of college football, from Tulsa’s upset of Notre Dame to Penn State’s wooping of Michigan’s terrible defense to Oregon literally running up the score on Southern Cal. I finished my night with some fantasy football injury updates and some much procrastinated-upon homework. Quite the Halloween-eve evening for a college student, indeed. As I was preparing for bed, it suddenly hit me. The World Series was happening. Why on Earth didn’t I care?

The World Series is allegedly being shown on FOX - AP

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  Adam Jeff Kenny Matt Mike
DEN @ SF SF SF DEN DEN DEN
JAX @ DAL DAL JAX DAL DAL DAL
MIA @ CIN MIA MIA CIN CIN MIA
GB @ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ GB
BUF @ KC KC BUF BUF KC KC
WSH @ DET WSH DET WSH DET WSH
CAR @ STL STL STL STL STL STL
TEN @ SD TEN SD TEN TEN SD
MIN @ NE NE NE NE NE NE
SEA @ OAK SEA SEA OAK OAK SEA
TB @ ARZ TB TB TB ARZ TB
PIT @ NO PIT PIT PIT NO NO
HOU @ IND IND IND IND IND IND
           
LOCK KC NE NE KC KC
UPSET DAL BUF BUF DET GB
TOTAL PTS 51 53 63 60 60

Put the coroner on speed dial, Dallas’ Super Bowl hopes are flatlining. And you can thank the Giants.

AP


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As highlighted in my article last week which speculated on possible moves, the New York Yankees got started resigning and retooling for 2010.

See Ya! - Elsa / Getty Images

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Before I even get into talking about the World Series, I am a Cablevision customer. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the on-going issues, Cablevision and NewsCorp cannot seem to come to agreement on rights fee’s for Fox 5. So until these two companies agree, I’m going to have to either: Go to a friend’s house who does not have Cablevision. Go to the bar, which won’t be cheap or enjoyable. Or click refresh on the MLB Gamecast. I’m think I’ll go with Choice 3.

Nonetheless, Met fans all over New York are rejoicing about this World Series match-up. No longer will they listen to the boasting and prodding of Yankee and Phillies fans. There will be no Jeter, no Rivera, no Utley, and no Charlie Manuel in this Fall Classic. We are talking Lincecum, Lee, Brian Wilson, COLBY LEWIS! Man, I am fired up!

For all of you lucky non-Cablevision customers reading this, sit back and enjoy Game 1 tonight as you’ll see two of the game’s very best square off in San Francisco. After dominating both the Yankees and Rays, look for Yankee-destroyer, Cliff Lee, to mow down a light-hitting Giants lineup. Opposing Lee will be ‘The Freak’, Tim Lincecum. Lincecum is 2-1 during the post-season, including a 14 strikeout game in the ALDS against the Braves.

While this series really lacks perennial star power, watch out for Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero. Neither slugger has won a World Series ring before. Lee made a trip last year with the Phillies, but came away empty handed. A World Series title will drive up Lee’s asking price in the off-season as he enters free-agency.

So my question to our loyal NYSOS readers, will you watch the World Series?

As fun of a ride as it was, the 2010 New York Yankee season is over. And now, the Yankees will have to do the only thing they know to help alleviate the stress of losing in the ALCS to the Texas Rangers: spend, spend, and spend.

Let’s take a look at the top priorities for the Yankees as they look forward to the 2011 season.

Deep in thought over whom to intentionally walk next - Ronald Martinez / Getty Images

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This game had it all. Great offensive chances, big saves, great defense, fights, big hits, aggressive play, and tempers flowing. In the end, it was another hard-fought and well-earned Rangers victory.

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  Adam Jeff Kenny Matt Mike
SF @ CAR SF SF CAR SF SF
JAX @ KC KC KC KC KC KC
PIT @ MIA PIT PIT MIA PIT MIA
CIN @ ATL ATL CIN ATL ATL ATL
WSH @ CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI WSH
CLE @ NO NO NO NO NO NO
BUF @ BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
STL @ TB STL TB TB STL STL
PHI @ TEN PHI TEN TEN TEN TEN
ARZ @ SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
OAK @ DEN DEN DEN OAK DEN DEN
NE @ SD SD SD NE SD NE
MIN @ GB MIN MIN MIN GB GB
NYG @ DAL NYG DAL DAL DAL NYG
           
Lock BAL BAL BAL BAL NO
Upset SD CIN MIA STL MIA
           
YTD Points 45 46 53 52 52

Over-managing. That’s the only word that could describe this game. Joe Girardi decided to intentionally walk Josh Hamilton on three occasions. The move proved to be successful in the third inning, as Vladimir Guerrero popped out to Robinson Cano. However, intentionally walking Hamilton for a second time in the fifth inning proved to be deadly. Guerrero made Girardi and Phil Hughes pay. He laced a double into the left-center field game, plating two runs, giving the Rangers a 3-1 advantage. David Robertson came on to face Nelson Cruz and was rudely greeted with a two-run home run. Colby Lewis gave the Rangers eight strong innings as the Rangers advanced to their first World Series in franchise history.

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Backup goaltender Martin Biron came up huge tonight, making 24 great saves. The defense played their best game all year and the offense generated a ton of scoring chances.

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