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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: April 23, 2014
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2032 links and 9831 comments to SportsFilter and 85 links and 682 comments to the Locker Room and 8 columns.

Sports Bio

I follow the teams from Dallas-Fort Worth because I grew up with them, but I've adopted the Jacksonville Jaguars, the only pro team my new hometown is ever likely to get. The most memorable sporting event I attended live was game 6 of the NBA Western Conference finals in 1988 at Reunion Arena -- Mavericks vs. Lakers -- when Mark Aguirre and his prodigious caboose received half the game MVP award, and the 17,007 fans in attendance received the other half.

Recent Links

Yankees' Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar on Neck: New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox because of a foreign substance on his neck that he was applying to the baseball. Red Sox manager John Farrell asked home plate umpire Jerry Davis to check Pineda, and a shiny schmear of pine tar or a similar substance was obvious on the game broadcast.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:39 PM on April 23 - 6 comments

Canadiens Complete 4-Game Sweep of Lightning: The Montreal Canadiens scored with 43 seconds remaining to beat the Tampa Bay Lighting 4-3 and advance to the second round of the playoffs. The 4-0 sweep is the first for Montreal since 1993, the last time the team won the Stanley Cup.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:04 AM on April 23 - 3 comments

Albert Pujols Hits 499th, 500th Homer: Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols homered twice at Nationals Park Tuesday to become the 26th member of baseball's 500-home run club. In the first, Pujols crushed a 1-1 changeup from right-hander Taylor Jordan well over the fence in left field for a three-run homer that gave his team the early lead. In the fifth, he took a 1-2 sinker from Jordan and lined one to left-center field, just to the right of the Angels' bullpen, to give the Angels a 6-2 advantage. Pujols, the first player to hit 400 homers in his first 10 seasons, has now homered off 316 pitchers in 36 different ballparks and against 29 of the 30 teams (St. Louis being the lone exception).

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:03 PM on April 22 - 2 comments

Jaguars Linebacker Suffered Stroke During Game: Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen suffered a stroke during a game against the Buffalo Bills in December that is ending his NFL career at age 27. Allen suffered double vision after a collision with Bills center Eric Wood but went back in and finished the game. Two days later after an MRI, a Jaguars doctor told Allen he needed to go to the emergency room. he told MMQB. "I felt something flash -- like they say when you get your bell rung. I didn't lose consciousness. I walked back to the huddle and finished the drive."

posted by rcade to football at 04:40 PM on April 22 - 0 comments

Jon Krakauer: Sherpas, Death and Anger on Everest: Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, assesses the situation on Mount Everest after 12 sherpas were killed April 18 by an avalanche. A detail from the story: "The astounding number of climbers who now attempt to reach the summit on the limited number of days when the weather is favorable presents a new kind of hazard. A notorious photo shot by Ralf Dujmovits in May, 2012, showed more than a 150 people attached to a series of fixed ropes as they ascended the Lhotse Face toward the South Col of Everest, jammed together so tightly that they had to move in lockstep. The static weight of all these people and their gear was well over 30,000 pounds. If some mishap had occurred that caused more than a handful of the climbers to put their full weight on one of the ropes simultaneously, the shock to the anchors securing the ropes to the ice could easily have caused them to fail, resulting in the climbers falling two thousand or more feet to the base of the Lhotse Face. If such an accident should come to pass in the future (which isn't far-fetched), the death count for both members and sherpas would be horrific"

posted by rcade to extreme at 03:11 PM on April 22 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

Yankees' Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar on Neck

Chris Resop would hide it in a place no umpire would check.

posted by rcade at 10:27 PM on April 23

Canadiens Complete 4-Game Sweep of Lightning

I updated the Playoff Pick 'Em. Not a lot of love for the Habs.

posted by rcade at 10:09 AM on April 23

Bench-Clearing Brawl Between Pirates, Brewers

Running his mouth is all a pitcher should do. One of his hands is worth millions.

posted by rcade at 05:11 PM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Be careful asking Giants punter Steve Weatherford to do anything.

posted by rcade at 04:52 PM on April 22

Bench-Clearing Brawl Between Pirates, Brewers

Cole said he told Gomez this: "If you're going to hit a home run, watch it. If you're going to hit a fly ball to center field, don't watch it."

Gomez: "I'm not flipping my bat because I think it's going to be a home run. I thought it was an out."

posted by rcade at 04:31 PM on April 22

Manchester United Fires David Moyes

Have you looked at the managerial changes in Argentina, Brazil and Italy?

I don't know much about South American club soccer. I know the Italian, Spanish and French top sides have a quick hook too, but it seems like the Premiership has them beat.

posted by rcade at 12:18 PM on April 22

Manchester United Fires David Moyes

Is there a quicker hook in sports than being manager of a top Premiership side? I figured until recent days that Moyes would get a second season.

posted by rcade at 09:37 AM on April 22

"That makes two of us, doesn’t it Steve?"

That was an epic burn.

posted by rcade at 09:24 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Tigers have released shortstop Alex Gonzalez and the immediate replacement options aren't good, writes Christina Karhl of ESPN.

posted by rcade at 10:48 AM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Angels need to practice better fundamental baseball if they want to be taken out for ice cream after the game.

posted by rcade at 08:00 AM on April 21

Craig Sager Has Leukemia, According To His Son

TNT's hosts paid tribute to Sager by dressing like him.

posted by rcade at 07:47 PM on April 20

Bench-Clearing Brawl Between Pirates, Brewers

Bench clearing scrums are entertaining -- watch some of those old coaches totter out -- but it's weird that baseball lets players enter the field for stuff like this. A guy in a windbreaker shouldn't get to incite a riot.

posted by rcade at 04:22 PM on April 20

Brewers' Maldanado Knocks Cover Off the Ball

Would you believe he was traded?

posted by rcade at 09:57 PM on April 19

Braves' Aaron Harang Has No-Hitter Through 7

David Wright breaks it up against Luis Avilan with four outs remaining. Boo.

posted by rcade at 09:47 PM on April 18

Braves' Aaron Harang Has No-Hitter Through 7

MLB.Com had TV of the bottom of the seventh for free.

posted by rcade at 09:40 PM on April 18