April 3rd, 2008

Speaking of awesomeness - if you can find something weirder than this related to baseball I commend you. Mathematician Steve C. Wang applied a method called Chernoff faces to create well… faces that depict the statistical tendencies of every manager in the MLB. Be sure to click on the “multimedia” link - the lineup of faces if hilarious.

April 1st, 2008

I’m still not sure which side of the whole Creationist/Evolution fight this video is supposed to be on, but it is the funniest, most well-produced thing I’ve seen on YouTube in… well pretty much ever. True awesomeness.

March 31st, 2008

Cracked - which I assume is the Mad magazine clone I never read as a kid has a list of great sports cheats. Somehow they manage to overlook Rosie Ruiz and several other legendary cheaters.

The LoHud Yankees blog gives us the starting lineups for the Yankees / Blue Jays season opener.

I link to blog brewcrewball’s interview of a writer for blog Goat Riders of the Apocalypse who will then hopefully link to my mention of their interview because meta-commentary can never become too circular.

Despair is creeping into the hearts of Vancouver fans. Bah - go your entire lifetime without seeing your team make the finals and get back to me.

TheBottomLineNation takes a totally balanced and impartial look at who has the best 1-2 starters in the American League. No I’m just kidding - it’s a totally biased piece that first isolates only the top 2 starters, and then uses some truly tortured “logic” to rank Boston first.

My favorite part - he dismisses Beckett’s long injury history and the fact that he’s starting the season on the DL, and then in the next section essentially says that Sabathia pitching for years without injury means he’s due.

Added bonus - the author predicts that Matsuka will be better this year, despite being completely ineffective after the All-Star break last year and needing 60 pitches to get through 2 innings in his first start this year - then predicts Carmona will experience a “slight regression” because hitters will have figured him out…

March 24th, 2008

A look back at what it took to get Bryan McCabe six million dollars a year. The history of collusion in the NHL.

The comments section over at BattleofOntario.blogspot.com is entertainment all on its own - and surprisingly civil. To get real flame-warring you really need to go read the comments section on tsn.ca - be prepared to lose a few IQ points reading that thread folks.  TSN - it’s like the fark message board but with a monomaniacal Leafs focus (pro and anti Leaf)

Is there another player dominating like Ovechkin with less of a supporting cast?  He’s 40 points ahead of second leading scorer Backstrom on the Capitals roster, whose 15 points ahead of third leading scorer Green.

March 21st, 2008

Brian McNamee faints, drives into bus - a change of pace for McNamee who has mostly made news for throwing people under buses. Story on Steroid Nation.

Marc Cuban is going to broadcast a Mavericks game in 3D on Tuesday. What? Gizmodo explains…

The Red Sox and A’s arrive in Japan - UmpBump critiques their outfits. Heh. The A’s do look a lot more stylish.

Can you guess what happens when you shoot a rifle at a can on a fence when there’s a house on the other side of the fence? Then you’re probably not an Oregon State baseball player