I saw a link to this interview on my Twitter account earlier. Joey Votto, slugger for the Cincinnati Reds and interviewed while dressed as a Mountie, was on “Intentional Talk” on MLB Network. With fond memories of the “Dudley Do-Right” cartoon and “The Lumberjack Song” from Monty Python, how could I ignore such a headline?
Harmon returns to the microphone with a bevy of quick-hits across the sporting and entertainment worlds. There were three big injuries in the NFL out of the gate, with Jeremy Maclin, Dennis Pitta and Dan Koppen being lost for the season. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown celebrated this year’s induction ceremony, but crowds [...]
The first game of the 2013 Major League Baseball season was played on Sunday night. Everyone’s favorite punching bag, the Houston Astros, defeated the Texas Rangers by a count of 8-2. The number of “take a picture of the standings” Tweets that I read was positively astounding. Those Tweets were immediately followed by a barrage [...]
The Reds signed longtime Philadelphia reliever Ryan Madson to be their closer at a price tag of $8.5 million. He was slated to make his first appearance of the spring on Thursday, but experienced a setback following Tuesday’s simulated game. According to John Fay of Cincinnati.com, the Reds are being tight-lipped about Madson’s status. Fay [...]
The evening sports wrap here in Los Angeles routinely takes shots at the sea of blue in Dodger Stadium for 2011 home games. Unless most years when they’d be referencing the caps and t-shirts displaying the logo of this once-iconic franchise, this season has been defined by empty seats. That’s not the case in Dayton, [...]
The hour is almost at hand. Fantasy owners are clamoring to the waiver wire in the hope that the next big thing will be wearing a Nationals cap. I remember the episode of The Simpsons where billboards, banners and commercials announced that “Gabbo Is Coming.” Who? What? Where? Well, it ended up being a smart-alleck [...]
Well, there’s already one game in the books, so I can still do this without feeling much hate. After all, I’m still putting the Yankees in the mix for the playoffs. I’m not going to put up a 9,000-word diatribe here. We’ve been banging on the position-by-position analysis of each team for months. So, I’m [...]