Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
On the surface, one would look at the MLB standings and see that the Yankees are 57-37, currently sit in first place and have won six in a row, sweeping both the Tigers and Orioles. We at The Black and White Cookie provide our readers with a closer look, and a reason for the loud obnoxious Yankee fan to sit back and shut up a bit until Sunday, Aug. 9, after the final game of a four-game series with the (second-place) Red Sox.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
"Chelly wants to play until he's 50," Roenick said. "Chelly wants to play in New York, for the Rangers and Glen Sather."
I think I speak for all Rangers fans when I say, NO. If these were the 1998-2003 Rangers, then the 88-year-old Chelios is a shoe-in, but Glen Sather and the Rangers have been doing everything right this off-season, don’t Dorian it up now. Good thing Perry Cox isn’t at the Rangers helm.
The Cincinnati Bengals are actively pursuing a trade to acquire Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.
"We think the character flaws and negative media attention of [Roethlisberger] would be a perfect fit for our franchise," said Mike Brown, owner and general manager of the Bengals. "We would be willing to give up Carson Palmer and a slew of other 'goodie two-shoes' type players."
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Last year’s Classic at Wrigley Field was a grand slam (pun intended). Now, the action will shift to another storied venue with rabid Boston fans and the uncomparable Philly fanatics. Boston and hockey just works (see: Leary, Denis), and the Bruins have been revitalized the last couple seasons, much like the Blackhawks.
I love the match-up for this game. Two tough teams, from blue-collar cities, and plenty of skill to boot. We may actually see our first Winter Classic fight! Now, I know people wanted to see some sort of Original Six game between the Bruins and the Canadiens or Rangers, and some wanted to see Alexander Ovechkin on an outdoor frozen tundra like he probably played on in mother-Russia, but sports fans are getting a legit hockey game to watch this New Year’s Day. You’re going to see some good, old-school hockey.
Not to get all Paul Lukas on you, but the only issue I have with this game is Black and Gold versus Orange and Black....not a fan.
The only question left for this game, who trades for Ty Conklin?
According to SI's Jon Heyman, the New York Mets declined an offer from the Toronto Blue Jays that would have brought ace Roy Halladay to Queens for two minor-leaguers and a bag of Skittles.
Fernando Martinez (.176 BA in 91 major-league at-bats), Jonathon Niese (career 6.47 ERA in the bigs), Bobby Parnell (respectable 4.25 ERA in 36 innings in 2009) and some shortstop named Ruben Tejada.
Omar Minaya (clown pictured above) said "No, thank you. We're fine the way we are. We've got the Phillies right where we want them."
By the way, Halladay's crazy good stats can be found here. Taste the Rainbow.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Very well-pitched game from old man Andy. Actually went into the 8th inning (an inning Joba has seen exactly once since he left the bullpen), throwing 110 pitches and striking out 8.
By now, I'm sure most of you have heard about the peephole incident involving Erin Andrews. Don't bother searching for the video online, because hackers are using it to spread a computer virus.
During the lockout year of 1994-1995 he amassed 36 points in 38 games. So what does Zubov get rewarded with after two brilliant years on Broadway? Ah, yes, a trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he recorded 66 points in 64 games.
He then spent the next 11 years with the Dallas Stars as a stud, I repeat STUD defenseman. He’s a two-time Cup winner, a three-time All-Star, and a one-time Norris Trophy (drum roll please...) runner-up!
That’s right, Chopped Liver has never won a Norris Trophy. He’s only been nominated in 2006. Now I know Nicklas Lidstrom has pretty much urinated all over that piece of hardware to mark his territory, but Zubov just seems to get no respect. Hell, he’s only been nominated once. One nomination! He’s the Susan Lucci of the NHL, but even she eventually won (I promise that is the last soap opera reference you will ever see on this blog).
Now at 39-years-old, I doubt that all the wrongs that have been done to this man will be made right by the time he retires. However, the Rangers may be one of the few to correct their mistake (if you didn’t think Zubov and Petr Nedved for Ulf Samuelsson and Luc Robitaille was a mistake please click the little ‘x’ on the top right corner of this page, thank you).
With the Rangers looking to unload one of either Wade Redden or Michael Roszival, this may open the door to bring in Zubov at a cheaper price. Granted, he is older than Redden and Rozy, but he is still a better power play quarterback and is probably better defensively also.
I’m getting goose bumps right now picturing Zubov (wearing No. 21 of course) feather passes to Marian Gaborik.