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crqri
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Member since: July 22, 2005
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crqri has posted 3 links and 28 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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Revenge of the Baseball Gods : "'Outside the Lines' revisits the battle between Danny Almonte and Matt Cerda in the 2001 Little League World Series.

Two airplanes destroyed the Twin Towers, and two boys went back to the rest of their lives.

Nineteen days before, these boys had played a crisp Little League World Series ballgame, a ballgame that would make one of them an icon and one of them weep."

posted by crqri to baseball at 11:39 AM on August 22 - 2 comments

Ortiz goes on DL: "His wrist will be immobilized in a cast for two weeks, and if it is healed by then, it should take about two weeks for Ortiz to get back into playing shape. Manager Terry Francona said it is "very unlikely" Ortiz will require surgery."

posted by crqri to baseball at 09:20 AM on June 03 - 36 comments

A dazzling Manny being Manny moment: I saw this on ESPN this morning and burst out laughing as soon as I saw the high-five. There are few players who could get away with doing something like that.

posted by crqri to baseball at 11:18 AM on May 15 - 44 comments

Recent Comments

Red Sox Owner Was Fined $500,000

I would love to see relegation in MLB. It's probably the only major American sports league that has anything approaching the right structure for it.

feloniousmonk, I actually wrote an article about that very subject yesterday on another website. As a matter of fact, it was John Henry's revelations along with Hank Steinbrenner's comments that gave me the inspiration. I wanted to begin a dialogue here on SpoFi about it citing my article but I never heard back from the moderators on whether or not it was ok to do so.

Basically, I made the argument that a relegation model might incentive some of these tight wad owner to actually spend some money, while maybe rewarding some of the better minor league owners. I think that with very minor modifications, relegation could be implemented very easily within baseball. As far as small & mid market teams opposing, I think some may, but some might actually welcome the opportunity to drop to a lower level where they might be more competitive and have an easier time putting fans in the stands.

If you're interested in reading my thoughts, check them out here. Moderators, if I am violating any guidelines, I apologize and please feel free to remove the link. I'm not looking to self promote but I would like to get people's feedback on this specific subject.

posted by crqri at 08:56 PM on March 03

BYU kicks Brandon Davies off team for violating honor code

The one thing I am still waiting to hear is how exactly did the school find out about what happened? Did he turn himself in, or did somebody else do that to him? Maybe I'm focusing on the wrong question here, but I still think it would be germane to the topic. If he did turn himself in, kudos to the kid for have that sort of strength of character. If only he had used it before he slept with his girlfriend. Then again, we are talking about a young male college student...

Steve Young, BYU class of '83, said in an interview that BYU doesn't hide anything regarding its honor code when it recruits. This kid knew exactly what he was getting into when he decided to go there. It will be interesting to see how this does all play out.

posted by crqri at 11:45 AM on March 03

Obama Praises Eagles Owner for Giving Vick Second Chance

President Obama is right. Too many ex cons don't get a fair second chance. And sometimes it doesn't matter what the charges were or the circumstances behind them, the second an employer sees a check mark in the answer box, they automatically dismiss the person as a candidate, previous experience be damned. Unfortunately, I don't think this will change any time soon, if ever.

Vick's circumstance is unique. Pro athletes aren't treated like the rest of society by and large and you are kidding yourself if you think they are. If it wasn't for Vick's God given abilities, say if he was just some special teams player, do you really think any team would have given him the time of day?

posted by crqri at 12:45 PM on December 27

Belichick Call Questioned in Pats' Loss to Colts

"Here is a point that I think needs to be made, they should have let Addai score with around 1:11 left he got down to to the two and was tackled..."

Soocher, I made that comment to my wife while we were watching the game. She actually looked at me weird for saying that they should have let Addai score, but I thought it made perfect sense. 1 minute plus would have been plenty of time for Brady to get the team into field goal range, even if it had been a touch back or (gulp) downed inside the 5. I think Gostkowski has a lot stronger leg than what Belicheck lets him do and think he could have easily nailed it up to 55-60 yards out in that stadium.

posted by crqri at 06:32 PM on November 16

Girardi risks his life helping accident victim after the series celebration

Just thinking outloud. Girardi just won the WS. I assume celebrations abound. Never won myself, but I am assuming. Wouldn't it be reasonably likely that Girardi has a few in celebration with his team? I wouldn't expect him to be behind the wheel. I agree he did the right thing in helping the victim.

To quote the article:

"Police were in the area conducting a driving while intoxicated checkpoint on the parkway. Girardi had passed that checkpoint about 15 minutes earlier."

bperk is right, not everyone has to drink alcohol to celebrate. I, myself, haven't touched any alcoholic beverage in over 3.5 years. And no, I may not recovering or have any trauma that stops me. I am a born again Christian and don't feel the need to drink (and spare me the born-again/trauma joke that is inevitably jumping around in someone's head right now)

posted by crqri at 03:42 PM on November 06

Can the Yankees Be Stopped?

MKUltra beat me to the punch.

posted by crqri at 02:25 PM on October 21

Can the Yankees Be Stopped?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the most recent Yankee dynasty made up primarily of mostly homegrown talent? As a Red Sox fan, I have repeatedly said that the Yanks were the best team money could buy; however, during their most recent golden years, that money was spent on guys that came up through the system- Jeter,Rivera, etc. Only when Georgie-boy started getting involved heavily again, did they start trying to buy rather than win championships again.

I wanted an all LA series, only so the Yanks would be out and so Torre could be the salt in their latest wounds- but that doesn't look like it's going to happen. The only plus side that I can find is that when they finally win it this year, we can stop hearing all this A-Rod postseason jinx talk. The less we hear about him, the better place the world will be.

posted by crqri at 02:24 PM on October 21

NFL Changes Rules for Player Safety

"Brady already had a rule changed because of his actions on the field (Tuck rule anyone..?)" Sorry to burst your bubble, BornIcon, but the Tuck Rule hasn't been deleted, changed or modified. It has come up for review a few times, but not much else. I think Jim Rome said it best when referring to that play: "It wasn't a bad call, it was(is) a bad rule". However, the fact that the owners nor the Competition Committee can offer an alternative should say something.

These rule changes seem a little confusing to me and I feel leave too much open to the referee's interpretation. I do think the issue of player safety needs to be addressed. I'm just not sure they are going about it the right way. I wish I could offer some suggestions, but I can't

posted by crqri at 02:05 PM on March 26

The Life And Death Of The English Football Song:

"As far as team songs go, the Baltimore Colts Marching Band had a song for the team."

Let's not forget the Red Sox team song - "Tessie" by the Dropkick Murphys. It has a catchy beat and you can dance to it. Just ask Papelbon.

posted by crqri at 04:57 PM on September 24

Jeremy Shockey Traded to Saints

Speaking as a Patriots fan, I only have two words to rebut what everyone is saying about Shockey: Randy Moss. The change of scenery did wonders for him and I think the same will be true with Shockey. Let's remember 2 things: 1. Shockey's best years were when Payton was the O Coordinator; 2. Brees LOVES throwing to his tight ends. Lest anyone forgets, Colston was actually listed as a tight end his rookie year and look at the out of character numbers Eric Johnson-ERIC JOHNSON- put up last year I think both Shockey an the Saints will be comfortable with one another, and Eli will have that ball monkey off his back as well, so it appears to me to be win-win-win. Don't be surprised to see a Saints-Cowboys NFC Championship. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

posted by crqri at 01:00 PM on July 22

Ortiz goes on DL

By the way, justgary, great link!

posted by crqri at 12:25 PM on June 04

Ortiz goes on DL

lil_brown_bat , I didn't mean to put the comment in there, but then I couldn't figure out how to edit the thing. For the record, I don't think the Sox need Bonds. I was just wondering aloud how long before the Bonds chatter would begin. It is a natural assumption that as soon as any major bat goes down, his name is going to come up. I remember some people suggesting Bonds might sign with the Rays before the season began. I wonder how the Rays would be now if that had happened.

posted by crqri at 12:20 PM on June 04

Page 2's Bill Simmons channels Doc Rivers

Call me a homer, but I think the Celts have a shot at closing it out in 6. I don't have any analysis or statistics to back up my statements, just a feeling that I have inside. Maybe I'm just looking forward too much to an 80s rematch of the Celts and Lakers.

posted by crqri at 11:13 AM on May 15

Boston Herald Apologizes for False SpyGate Story

Why doesn't Senator Specter get his head out of his sphincter let the league and all of the other teams do what they want to do-drop this. When even Bill Polian is asking for closure on this matter, you know its time to let it go. Do the Republicans really have so little fear of retribution that he can continue his crusade for one of his backers with such impunity? Geez! Your Steelers were handed the SBXL. Move on!

posted by crqri at 04:41 PM on May 14

Want some flies with those fries?

Re Yankee Stadium: "...inspectors found evidence of mice and rats..." Rodents.... in New York City....You must be joking. How could there ever be rodents in New York?

posted by crqri at 04:32 PM on May 14