Recent Comments by JohnSoCal

McCutchen: Baseball No Longer a Sport Where Poor Kids Get Discovered

My son was drafted by the San Diego Padres so I have been through all this. As far as baseball goes, it is what happens in High School and College ball, not youth leagues.

posted by JohnSoCal at 05:03 PM on February 15

McCutchen: Baseball No Longer a Sport Where Poor Kids Get Discovered

That is absurd. If the kid has the talent, he will be discovered.

posted by JohnSoCal at 05:22 PM on February 14

Buckeyes Win College Football Playoff

Congratulations to Ohio State. They certainly proved that they belonged in the playoffs. I am not a fan of either team but like most people I thought that Oregon would win easily. I bet the Las Vegas bookies aren't very happy.

posted by JohnSoCal at 03:07 PM on January 13

Holy Sidd Finch! Minnesota Twins Sign Unknown with 100-Mph Fastball

I remember a pitcher like that in the Florida State League ( Class A ) several years ago. He threw some serious heat but had control problems. He never made it because he couldn't throw strikes consistently. The players hated batting against him becuase he was dangerous.

posted by JohnSoCal at 11:51 AM on August 02

Gunshots Cause Panic at Mexican Soccer Match

My wife is from Mexico and all her family lives there. Trust me, they are all very scared of the violence and general lawlessness.

posted by JohnSoCal at 03:11 PM on August 22

No Shirt No Service: High School Coach Jobless After Boys Track Team Goes Topless

This is absurd. Not allowing the boys to take off their shirts because the girls can't is ridiculous. I hate to inform these lame brains but boys are different than girls.

posted by JohnSoCal at 09:52 AM on May 09

Cal Kills Baseball to Save Women's Sports

Title IX is ruining college sports. Who would have though that Women's lacrosse and gymnastics is more important than men's baseball.

posted by JohnSoCal at 11:34 AM on February 13

Canada Suffers Epic Collapse in World Junior Fiinal

I wonder what excuses the Canadians are going to come u with. They are so full of themselves.

posted by JohnSoCal at 10:19 AM on January 06

Error Found in BCS Rankings

This whole BCS stuff is garbage. There is no reason why College football can't have playoffs like all the other sports. Instead of taking December off, they could be plying in the playoffs this weekend.

posted by JohnSoCal at 11:27 AM on December 11

Steve Nash Announces Birth, Divorce

Steve Nash has absolutely NO class at all. He came to the US from Canada and has become very wealthy and successful. Does he show any gratitude for having the opportunity to achieve this in the US. The answer is NO. All he is done is trash the US and say how much better Canada is. If he believes that then he should get out of our great country.

posted by JohnSoCal at 11:06 AM on November 16

Canadian NHL teams mean money

AS the article points out, most of the increase could be attributed to the rise in the Canadian dollar. In General the tickets prices in Canada are higher than in the US. This could be a result of when the Canadian dollar was weaker. It is absolutely absurd to say that there should only be teams in cold weather cities. There should be teams wherever it makes economic sense. The Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks sell out every game. I know that first hand as it is very difficult to buy single game tickets to either arena. I do not understand the weakness of the Phoenix Coyotes. Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the US, It has a large number of Canadians and people from the NE US, it is pretty affluent with a strong diversified economy, and a great sports city with NFL, MLB, and NBA teams. I played hockey starting as a very young child. I grew up with just the original 6 NHL teams.

posted by JohnSoCal at 08:05 AM on June 01