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  • May 23, 2017 07:22 PM
    Last: 3d
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    Although we may not see them show up in the big show any time soon because, face it, is it very common for a rookie to jump straight from playing college ball (much less high school) to the major leagues, nope, not very. Instead, we'll see them get snapped up by colleges(I'm talking about high school players here), and MLB farm teams. What is sort of exciting about this is that we never know if we are scanning over a name of a future Rookie of the Year. Dare I say, future MVP? So here is the top 20 draft prospects for this season, college and high school. The rest of the top 200 can be found at this link, as well as this MLB page.

    Name Position School Commitment/Drafted

    1. Hunter Greene RHP/SS Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, Cal UCLA

    2. Brendan McKay LHP/1B Louisville Padres '14(34)

    3. Kyle Wright RHP Vanderbilt Never Dafted

    4. MacKenzie Gore LHP Whitevill, NC East Carolina

    5. Royce Lewis SS/OF JSerra, Cath HS UC Irvine

    6. JB Bukauskas RHP North Carolina D-Backs '14(20)

    7. Pavin Smith 1B Virginia Rockies '14(32)

    8. Jordon Adell OF Ballard HS Louisville

    9. Austin Beck OF North Davidson HS North Carolina

    10. Alex Faedo RHP Florida Tigers '14(40)

    11. Jeren Kendall OF Vanderbilt Red Sox '14(30)

    12. Shane Baz RHP Concordia Lutheran HS Texas Christain

    13. Adam Haseley OF Virginia Never Drafted

    14. DL Hall LHP Valdosta HS Florida State

    15. Sam Carlson RHP Burnsville HS Florida

    16. David Peterson LHP Oregon Red Sox '14(28)

    17. Nick Pratto 1B Huntington Beach HS Southern Cal

    18. Seth Romero LHP Houston Never Drafted

    19. Jake Burger 3B Missouri State Never Drafted

    20. Keston Hiura 2B/LF UC Irvine Never Drafted

  • May 21, 2017 09:16 PM
    Last: 3d
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    It is interesting to point out. I was at first thinking it maybe based on statistics. It does seem strange that this is a common match-up. Perhaps we are just in a point of history where it is more common than not that these two teams face each other in the big show. For example, while they may not have been facing off in the World Series (WS) in recent years, the Yankees and the Dodgers have a pretty long history of playing each other in the WS. Check this out:

    The first time they met in the WS was in 1941. Since then, they have played each other 11 times in the WS since.

    Total: 11 (‘41, ‘47, ‘49, ‘52, ‘53, ‘55, ‘56, ‘63, ‘77, ‘78, ‘81)

    Check out the how consistently close the years are. But, the last time they faced each other in the WS was in 81.

    So, perhaps, we are in one of those points in history where there is a Cavs/Warriors dynasty, a trend. I'm sure in the next 5 to 10 years, there will be another. Perhaps the Bulls will finally recover. Wink

  • May 14, 2017 03:20 PM
    Last: 11d
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    Wow, I sort of admire that sort of fearlessness. Very Happy
  • May 14, 2017 02:16 PM
    Last: 11d
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    That said, my money's still on the Cubs. It's way early on, and a .500 record is solid enough to turn it on down the stretch.

    I can't agree with you more. My money is on the Cubs as well. I hope they're just getting warmed up.

  • May 14, 2017 03:20 PM
    Last: 11d
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    As you can already tell, I love lists, especially all-time bests. It's just my thing. I found this article to really scratch that itch. I love run-out/walk-up tunes, especially if they're chosen correctly. Sometimes they can be funny, especially when it's ironic. Ever see a bad team run out to an awesome song? You mostly see that in high school and college. I do find that funny. Like if the football team from The Waterboy, came running out to Queen's We Will Rock You.

    Top 12 of this season:

    1. (Rays): Quad City DJ's "Space Jam"

    2. (Dodgers): Ed Sheeran "Shape of You"

    3. (Yankees): Skee-Lo "I Wish"

    4. (Mets): Jay-Z "Public Service Announcement"

    5. (Padres): George Michael “Careless Whisper”

    6. (Pirates): Creedence Clearwater Revival “Born on the Bayou”

    7. (Athletics): Sublime “Doin’ Time”

    8. (Mets): AC/DC "Thunderstruck"

    9. (Dodgers): Kendrick Lamar "DNA"

    10. (Yankees): Mark Morrison "Return of the Mack"

    11. (Tigers): Ginuwine “Pony”

    12. (Cubs): Bone Thugs-n-Harmony “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”

    My Top All-Time Run Out Songs:

    1. Thunderstruck - ACDC

    2. Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze

    3. We Will Rock You - Queen

    4. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns n Roses

    6. Sirius - Alan Parsons Project

    Everyone feel free to jump in. I want to see your lists.

  • Apr 04, 2017 05:48 PM
    Last: 13d
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    Bad officiating really takes the fun out of any sport. It'll either make you turn off the TV or leave the game. Blah I recall a really awful ref from my little league basketball days. He made so many bad calls, that the fans of the other team began to heckle him. Instead of taking it off the chin and getting himself straight, he began to take it out on the players, which led to him ejecting two players of the opposing team, and then when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the fans got louder and even more irate. It got so bad in fact, he ejected everyone in the stands of the other team. They called a forfeit, needless to say, and we called him an hothead idiot from that day forward. I don't miss those days at all...
  • May 14, 2017 02:16 PM
    Last: 11d
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    Ok, so according to this fox sports article, these are the top 5 contenders for this season. Some have me scratching my head, but I could actually see a few of these being realistic. Although, it's very early in the season, so it may be too early to tell, at least it's fun to think about. I'd like to get everyone's opinion. Do you think these picks are solid? Or are they just something out of la la land(not the movie)? Last year's champions are currently 18-18, just wanted to put that out there as a point of reference going forward. And my Rangers are 18-20.

    1. Colorado Rockies (23-14)

    2. Arizona Diamondbacks (21-16)

    3. Cincinnati Reds (19-16)

    4. Minnesota Twins (18-14)

    5. Milwaukee Brewers (19-17)

  • May 12, 2017 01:35 PM
    Last: 14d
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    I'm thinking it's because they probably don't market their brand as much as the other tournys do. Perhaps they like to keep it that way. I seem to recall a sporting event that is major, but exclusive at the same time - sort of like an old boys club, if you will. I just can't put my finger on it.
  • May 03, 2017 06:39 PM
    Last: 23d
    151

    Most of us watch the Kentucky Derby on TV or online, but has anyone really wondered how much it costs to get into actually watch this 2 min race? An article I can across gives us a breakdown, of how much it costs, as well as how it compares to other sporting events.

    So, the average price for a ticket to the Kentucky Derby is $432. There are add-ons as well. $50 "get in" price, and $80 to access the infield. Sounds kind of step doesn't it? Well, the cost for a ticket to the Superbowl last season was at least $3,300, and that's just for a basic seat. High-roller level seating was $9,500. That $432 bucks doesn't look so bad after all.

    A few more comparisons:

    Average ticket cost to 2016 World Series - $1,700 for nose bleeds, and $6,000 for good seats. Great seats... $1.7 million.

    2016 Masters Tournament - Weekly passes $6,800

    How do you think a Kentucky Derby ticket price compares to other events?

  • Apr 28, 2017 05:37 PM
    Last: 27d
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    I just can't seem to get into an entire mid season baseball game, in full, unless it means something. And it's just really hard for any single game in the regular season to mean anything at all when you have so many. I would much rather see MLB cut the season in half, than cut the length of any given game in half.

    That sounds even worse than cutting the length of the game. The length of the season also gives fans ample opportunity to attend games, and as a result, makes a ticket to a baseball game one of the most affordable, if not, the most affordable. I understand where it feels like there is too much going on to care. Messing with the pace either by game or by season, isn't a good idea.