Bunting for a Hit: On an Island Nation

Bernard James was drafted as the 33rd overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. What about the first 32 picks you ask? To this point in their lives they have all done some great things basketball wise and I’m sure they are all very nice people, but James has served 3 tours overseas for our military. Talk about a trump card. It will be an uphill battle for James to become a big time NBA player as he is 27 years old.1 Good for Bernard James and is there a better place to land for him than Dallas2? I imagine Mark Cuban is going to love this guy and give him every opportunity to succeed. I am glad to see his hard work paid off and I hope he sticks around for a while, makes some money and has a lot of fun. If only we could reward everyone of our servicemen and women with the fulfillment of their dreams. Continue reading

  1. Guess who else is 27? Newly crowned King of the NBA Lebron James. No relation reported. []
  2. after a trade with Cleveland []

Bunting for a Hit: While getting back on track

We’re back and 1-3 isn’t the end of the world Red Sox Nation. There are 158 more games to be played. Sure some apocalyptic signs look as if they are about to appear upon the horizon, but we haven’t seen the 4 horsemen yet or even heard the 7 trumpets, so we are sure don’t have to worry about the 7 seals of the season being broken, at least in April.

I am so happy a guy named Bubba won the Masters., its just awesome. While I’ve brought up Augusta, the private Augusta National Country Club, having no female members maybe antiquated and viewed as ignorant in many circles, but it is a freedom granted to them by the constitution. ZERO tax dollars support Augusta, they pay for themselves and the members know the extremely high costs and exactly what they get for those dollars. While many would like a club with their exposure and platform push their view of forward thinking, they don’t have to, so enjoy the golf.

I love Doc Rivers as a coach in my city. He knows his team and knows how to get performances when most desperately needed out of them. The does that bit about wanting to go see the Master’s highlights and cuts his press conference short. He is a true sportsman who is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in area’s other than the NBA and as I said about Francona we will all miss him when he is gone.

David “Big Papi” Ortiz has started off the year hitting well because he is driving the ball to the opposite field with authority. When he has double gap power to left center has always been when he is at his best at the plate. It is when he tries to hit through the shift that he sucks. Oh and David, STOP STEALING BASES ITS NOT CUTE, ITS DUMB!

I’d say with 2 9th inning rallies that this Red Sox team could become a group of cardiac kids, but they need to beat an elite closer first. Neither Valverde of Santos is an elite closer.

A true journalist would travel to the prisons (dungeons?) of South America and attempt to find out what truly happened to the only baseball player to ever have the initials U. U. U., Ugueth Urbina. I though am not a true journalist, I am an opinionated ass hole who doesn’t want to get that many shots or buy that much sun screen.

The NHL Playoffs start this week, Thursday for the Bruins specifically. I love the NHL playoffs more than any others sports playoffs even if my hockey knowledge is still questionable. Every games’s important and is evidenced with the player’s, crowd’s, announcer’s and coach’s reaction to each goal, penalty and neutral zone turnover. So enjoy the NHL at its best.