Sunday, June 30, 2013

"FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison " BICKS signs Deal...HARTMAN 1st Round Pick" Episode...BLACKHAWKS keep it movin' but lose C Dave "BOLLIE" Bolland to LEAFS and Forward Michael Frolic to WINNIPEG for Picks #OneGoal #FearTheIndianHead

The Chicago Blackhawks GM and President of Ops Stan Bowman didn't waste anytime with the Blackhawks Salary Cap Issues and where the Hawks stand. Today they traded Game 6 Hero Center Dave Bolland to the Toronto Maple Leafs the 51st Selection and 117th Selection in the 2013 NHL Draft as well as a 2014 4th Round Selection in the NHL Early Entry Draft per sources. Bolland will be missed but his Cap Hit was too much to bear and played the 2013 Season injured a lot.

The Blackhawks then turn right around and use some of "Bollie's" Cap Space to get Forward Bryan Bickell signed to a 4-year deal. "Bicks" had 17 points in the Hawks Stanley Cup Run in 2013 and he is a vital part to that Toews and Kane Line as they played lights out with him on their line. The Hawks also lose Forward and Czech Republic Native Michael Frolic to the Leafs for the 74th and 134th Picks in the 2013 NHL Draft.

The Blackhawks also made Right Winger Ryan Hartman of Plymouth in the OHL (Ontario Hockey League) their 1st overall pick at #30 in the 2013 NHL Draft.  Hartman is a Chicago Native and it's his size and versatility that makes him a great winger. He scored 60 points (23 G 37 A) in 56 games in Plymouth in 2012-13.

Note: Numbers from NHL.com  

SQUEEZE the ORANGE..."Pick up the PHONE Tonight at 12 A.M. Eastern Time"..it might be your New Employer...NBA 2013 FREE AGENCY Visits start and what is your Team doing? #NBA2K13FreeAgency

Yes the 2013 Class of NBA Free Agency is about to begin tonight at 12 A.M. Eastern and the the Big Fish is from the Laker Gang's #1 Soap.."As Dwight Turns" and Star in a Leading Role Dwight Howard. Teams can talk to all the free agents but signing them will have to wait until July 10th. The #2 Free Agent on the Board reportedly through sources has told teams he is staying with his last Team and that is CP3 with Lob City. Once they picked up Coach Doc Rivers and traded a #1 (which is unfathomable in my estimation) CP3 was a lock.

The Bluedude's Top 15 Free Agents whether they are Restricted or Unrestricted for 2013

1. "Dwight of Three Stripes" C...Teams will be lined up to get him and he comes with all sorts of baggage including a Jimmy Choo Carry-On...in this order #RedNation, #DubNation , #Mavs, #ATLHawks, and #StayD12 Lakers. As of right now Dwight doesn't even no where is going and the Bluedude means at this very minute.

2. CP3 Point God Clips...signing with Lob City after they get Doc Rivers and was going no where anyway!..the Hawks..please!

3. Iggy of Mile High SG...'Dre is more of an important piece than you think as he opted out of some $15 Million plus pay day in 2013-14 from Nugs to get more money for Nugs or bolt to a Championship Contender.

4. J-Smoove 5 SF "Highlight Factory 404"...yes his AAU Teammate (Atlanta Celtics) and Childhood Friend Dwight has an Interview set up but who else is going to the 2nd Worst Sports City in America in Atlanta behind Miami?

5. Dre Bynum C Sixers...you think Dwight is a "Diva" than what's Drew Bynum...a Malcontent, Cornball, and Diva...wouldn't touch him if I were the LaCrosse Catbirds of the CBA.

6. Al Jefferson PF/C Jazz...17 plus points and nine plus rebounds and a Professional's Professional and will play 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th fiddle (on a Championship Team). Big Al is the #1 Hidden Free Agent of 2K13 and write it down.

7. David West PF Gold Swagger...say what you want to but the Pacers don't even get close to the Heat without Mr. West and that Was now back in the saddle Larry Bird's Signing two years ago. He is wanted by more than a few but why leave the Pacers.

8. Paul Milsap SF/PF Jazz....just like his teammates in Utah Al Jefferson a difference-maker with the right 2013 Playoff Team. He is efficient as they come at the Power Forward/Small Forward. Imagine "SAP' with the Thunder, Spurs, or, Lakers with Dwight in tow...hmmm hmmm good!

9. Nikola Pekovic (restricted) C T'Wolves...they have already gave him his Qualifying Offer and he should remain a Timberwolve. An Absolute Monster in the Paint to go with the T'Wolves "Lake Oswego Monster"...Kevin Love.

10. Mississippi Lightning" Monta Ellis Bucks...a Fit just in a few places but if he goes to one of those Places lookout!. Eight years in the logo and just 27 years of age.

Other Five worth mentioning....

11. REKEhavoc Kings (Restricted)
12. Tony Allen Grindhouse Godfather
13. Brandon Jennings Bucks (Restricted)
14. Jeff Teague Hawks (Restricted)
15. Manu Spurs (A Spur or Retiring is mu guess)

NATS throwing a #NATitude all over AMAZINS'...RAYS handle TIGERS n Porcello...BRAVES tomahawk D-BACKS..."GET AWAY" Day Take 1

Washington Nationals trying to stay afloat and stay in range of catching the NL East leading Atlanta Braves put up 13 on the Ne York Mets in Citi Field. Left hand Ace "G2" of the "Potomac 2-Pack" Gio Gonzalez was on his 2012 Game going seven strong yielding only three hits while striking out seven and administering two free passes. The Mets Starter and #2 Phenom Zach Wheeler got a nice taste of "its not how Fast the Pitch is but where the Pitch is located". Wheeler lasted 4 2/3 innings while giving up five runs on six hits striking out five Nats but giving up two bombs. Both LaRoche and Werth took Wheeler deep on Solo Shots. Nats are in 2nd place in the NL East 6 1/2 back of the Braves. The Amazins' are 4th in the East and thirteen games back of the Braves.

After Miggy and Rays Closer Fernando Rodney glared back at one another on Saturday after that brush back Pitch the Rays took care of Biz on Sunday. Rays beat the Tigers 3-1 behind Rays Pitcher Jeremy Hellickson going six innings and allowing one run and that run was from Miggy Cabrera's Solo Shot in the 4th. Tigers Starter Rick Porcello takes the loss after going six and allowing three runs on eight hits. With the "W" the Rays are tied with the Bombers in the AL East and in 3rd while the Tigers are in a tie with the surging Cleveland Indians.

The NL East leading Atlanta Braves are starting to get some Hitting from RF Jason Heyward as they beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2. Braves Hitters McCann, Uggla, and blazin' Ftreddie Freeman all went "Yard" to help Braves Starter Paul Maholm win his 9th decision. The Braves chased D-Backs Starter Trevor Cahill after just 4 1/3 innings as he allowed six runs on seven hits and three of those hits left the premises. The Braves are in a comfortable lead in the NL East. The D-Backs are leading the NL West but the other four teams including the Dodgers are all in the same car.

     

 

"SKY WATCH" Report..."SKY had SPARKS on their Mind" Episode...Behind PRINCE n DELLE DONNE the Chicago SKY beat the L.A. SPARKS and the "Original CP3" 94-82 #SKYgang

The Chicago Sky made another important step top becoming one of the Elite Teams in the WNBA on Saturday Night as they hosted Naperville, Illinois Native Candace Parker and the L.A  Sparks. The Sky used a hot first half hand from Center Sylvia Fowles (17 pts all in the 1st half and before an apparent Right Ankle Injury) to get a 47-41 lead at intermission. The Sky then held serve after three frames leading 67-62. Then in the final frame held off a late rally from CP3 and the Sparks to get the Victory 94-82.

The Sky was led by Shooting Guard Epiphany Prince's 21 points and Rook Elena Delle Donne's 20 points and eight rebounds. Everyone wanted to see how the rook would size up against Candace Parker and she more than held her own. The "Original CP3" Parker led all scorers with 23 points and nine rebounds while dishing out four helpers. I would take either Parker or Lynx SF Maya Moore over any one Women;s Basketball Player in the World right now. But Delle Donne is fast moving up into those conversations. Imagine what the Women's USA Basketball Team will look like in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio....Yikes!

The Sky move to 7-3 and #2 in the East. The Sparks fall to 5-4 and they are 23rd in the West as we go to press. The Sky next up will host the Seattle Storm on Tuesday July 2, 2013.

 

O's First Baseman CHRIS DAVIS leads the "CAMDEN Krazies" to a 11-3 drubbing off the BRONX BOMBERS...DAVIS goes "BIG FLY" x 2...YANKS RHP PHELPS gets chased after 2 1/3...A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report #ORIOLESbiz #YANKSbiz

The O's wasted no time in getting acclimated with Pinstripes Hurler RHP David Phelps. Or shall I say Phelps should have stayed away from O's Big Bopper Chris Davis. The O's put up "Crooked Numbers" all over the Jumbo tron to the tune of a 11-3 O's "W".

Orioles First Baseman Chris Davis (the Odds on Favorite...you think!...to win the AL M.V.P.) went Three-Run Big Fly in the 1st off Phelps as the O's put up a crooked four. They put five more runs on Phelps in the 3rd to chase him straight to "Irish Spring". The Bombers put up two in the top half of the sixth then "Mama there goes that Man" (Thanks #DUBnation Lead Man Mark "Action" Jackson) Davis strikes again with a two-run bomb in the bottom half of the sixth.

Phelps Line was 2 1/3 allowing 9 runs on nine hits while giving up two bombs (the Other HR was to O's SS/2B Ryan Flaherty in the 3rd) and all Nine runs were earned for Phelps. O's LHP Zach Britton gets the win going 5 2/3 giving up just two runs and nothing left the premises on his watch.

The O's have won three in a row and the Yanks have lost four in a row. If the O's get the sweep on Sunday then Yanks will have dropped to 6 1/2 back of the Carmines and four back of the O's as they came in to the 4-piece at Camden tied for 2nd in the AL East.    

"DODGER BLUES"...Yeah Right!...BOYS in BLUE 5 Games back of the NL West Leading D-BACKS as they get a Walk-Off vs PHIGHTIN' PHILS...A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report #DODGERSbiz

The L.A. Dodgers through all their shortcomings in 2013...Donny Baseball needs to be fired...Matt Kemp's Hamstring...Greinke Fighting...C-Crawford residing in the Training Room...the Dodgers are only five games back and Vin Scully that!...the best in the Biz he is.

After the Phils' got on the board in the top half of the first off of UCLA Alum Chase Utley's Solo Shot the Dodgers come right back on Phils Ace Cliff Lee. Dodgers Shortstop Hanley Ramirez strikes as he hits a towering 400 foot plus blast in the Camera Well in Center to put the Boys in Blue up 3-1 after one. Dodgers Starter Ryu joined Lee as the Phils added one more run in the 3rd to go to the ninth down 3-2. Then the "2013 Dodger Blues" took over as a one base fielding error by Puig and a throwing error by Matt Kemp tied the score at 3-3.

In the Bottom half of the ninth with Ducks on the Pond at 1st and 2nd Dodgers Back Stop A.J. Ellis takes the Express to left field to scorer Hanley and the Dodgers Win! The "Boys in Blue" are one game back of the rival Gigantes, 2 1/2 back of the 3rd place 'Dres, three back of the 2nd place Rocks, and five games back of the 1st place D-Backs. The Phightin' Phils drop another one and move to 39-43 on the season and 8 1/2 games back of the NL East leading "Tomahawk Shop 404"...the Atlanta Braves.  

Saturday, June 29, 2013

LAKER GANG's #1 SOAP..."As DWIGHT Turns" #StayD12 or #GoAwayD12 or even #StrayD12 Episode....What will "DWIGHT of Three Stripes" do...stay a LAKER or "Mess with Texas"?...plus LAKERS 2013-2014 Roster without DWIGHT #LAKEShowBiz #Team16Chips

The Lakers have already made up their mind as they have #SatyD12 all over Billboards when talking to Laker Nation it should say, " #GoAwayD12", and the Bluedude is just calling it like I am hearing it with someone close to the situation. Then Clutch City Fans of #RedNation get into the act by saying #StrayD12 and yes Dwight is a Stray Cay that wants to be an Alley Cat and not conform to anything.

Howard could receive some 60 months and just north of $118 Big Ones to #StayD12. If he goes the route of #StrayD12 and joins Red Nation he gets 60 months and $88 Big Ones with no Texas State Tax. He could also join #TeamSharkTank himself Mark Cuban and Mavs Gang and put that Blue and Green Party right back into Deep Ellum.

The Lakers right now look like this from a Roster Standpoint:

Guaranteed Contracts only for 2013-14
SG Black Mamba (Achilles Injury and 33 Years Old)
PF/C  the Spaniard
PG NASHty
PG the Real BLAKEshow
PF Jordan Hill

PG Chris Duhon (Non-Guaranteed Contract)

Qualifying Offers
C Robert Sacre
SF Devin Eubanks
PG Darius Morris
PG Andrew Goudelock

Team Option
SG Jodie Meeks

Early Termination
M.W.P (Lakers might terminate Contract and should)

Unrestricted Free Agents
the "Earl of Staples" Clark
Antawn Jamison

Here is the Bluedude's take as I am siting with Buss, Mitch, and then Lakers CFO which is the Real GM. Lakers have oodles and oodles of Salary Cap Space opening up in the Summer of 2014 and there are some "Goons" (Real Talented Ballers) sitting in the Green Room in 2014. Now they need a Shooting Guard (Rip City Hamilton for Veteran's Exception if Bulls don't pick up Team Option which they won't). Re-Sign the "Earl of Staples" Clark for Sunset Cash...oh 3 years $12 Million. Then you go after Al Jefferson and Paul Milsap of the Jazz as they are unrestricted waiting by the Samsung Galaxy 4's while we go to press.

Game..Set... Match.. an "Dwight of Three Stripes" you are #AdiosD12 and get them Scooby Doos in Blue and Green for the Mavs Nation....and take that Red Nation and you don't need a "Cry Baby".

Note: Another Twist if they want to burn of that 2014 Cap Space...Iggy of Mile high is out there and so is "Mississippi Lightning" Monta Ellis.

This has been and maybe the last Epsiode of "As Dwight Turns" in Staples Purple and Gold....
  

SQUEEZE the ORANGE with a State Bird look at the NOLA PELICANS Biz with JRUE, AUSTIN, ERIC, and Point God GREIVIS VASQUEZ on the move for REKEhavoc..Maybe! #NOLAPelicansBiz #PELICANSPerch #TeamSTATEBird #PELICANSgangNOLA

The 2013 NBA Draft was everywhere but the  New Logo in the Logo and the State Bird of Louisiana is heating up with a Roster that might pout them in Western Conference Winning Time for the 2013-14 season.  The Pelicans drafted Nerlens Noel of #WeRUK and put him on the assembly line to Broad Street Philly faster than Noel could get his snap back on his Hi-Top Fade. What the Pelicans got back was a stunner I mean an absolute stunner.

2013-13 All-Star Point God Jrue Holiday of the Sixers is now a Pelican an all of a sudden the NOLA Back court is loaded like Drew Brees WR Corps of #GeauxSaints. The Problem is too many quality guards with the new Salary Cap Restrictions means someone has to go. With Holiday what will the Pelicans do with one of the most efficient and underrated players in the Logo in 2013-14 in Fighting Turtles by way of @kdTREY5 Montrose Christian Academy Teammate PG Greivis Vasquez. Vasquez averaged 14 ppg, 9 helpers, and 4 boards to go along with all that Super Glue and some Elmer' to hold the NOLA Back court down. He can play and then there is 2012 Lottery Pick Austin Rivers with a Eric "Training Table" Gordon who they just paid 4 years $58 Million to.

Per Sources word around the "Hunch Punch" the Sacramento Kings who picked up SG REKEhavoc Evans Team Option off his rookie deal maybe on the move for Vasquez. I would send Gordon but the Pelicans are probably stuck with that contract. Here is the 2013-14 Pelicans on the Payroll with guaranteed Direct Deposits:

SG Eric "Training Table " Gordon
PF Ryan "I reside in the Land of Plenty" Anderson
PF Anthony "Big Ant" Davis
Combo G Austin "Got a little Doc in me" Rivers
PG Greivis "Waiting Tables" Vasquez
PG Jrue "In no Hurry" Holiday

All that will give you North of let's say around $43 Million in 2013-14 Direct Deposits....

Who Dat! is hot but the PELICAN Perch of NOLA will be blazing if all the above goes down...Louisiana State Bird Biz...#PELICANSperch #PELICANSgangNOLA #TeamSTATEBird


  


Friday, June 28, 2013

NFL Top 100 of 2013...Numbers 1-10...the BLUEDUDE's Top 10 goes up against the PLAYERS Top 10...and My Wonderlic Score was through the Roof #BLUEDUDEbiz #NFLTop10PlayersBiz

The Players have spoken for 2013 and here are the Top 10 of the Top 100 of 2013 from NFL Network....

1. Twin Cities Avenger #28 #SkolNation
2. Manning Mile High #OrangeCrush
3. MEGAtron #RestoreTheRoar
4. Tom Terrific #FoxboroPats
5. Area 99 #TexansGang

6. A-Rog #LambeauLore
7. Mr. Smith 99 Edition #9ers
8. the Philosopher #23 #TexansGang
9. Super-Steve Urkel 58 #OrangeCrush
10. "Whactha talkin' 'bout Willis #9ers

Manning is way too high and Von Miller aka Super Steve Urkel is way too low.

The Bluedude's Version of the Top 10 of the Top 100

1. Twin Cities Avenger #28 #SkolNation (NFL MVP)
2. MEGAtron #RestoreTheRoar
3. Area 99 #TexansGang (NFL Defensive MVP)
4. A-Rog #LambeauLore
5. Super-Steve Urkel 58 #OrangeCrush

6. Tom Terrific #FoxboroPats
7. Manning Mile High #OrangeCrush
8. the Philosopher #23 #TexansGang
9. Mr. Smith 99 Edition #9ers
10. "Whatcha Talkin' 'bout Willis" #9ers

The Top Three Performer of the 2012 Sunday Season were hands down Peterson, Calvin Johnson, and Watt and it isn't even close. A-Rog is the best Sunday Signal-Caller and Von Miller aka Super Steve Urkel is the top Backer and arguably Red Jersey Collector on Sunday. Manning nor Brady should be in front of A-Rog...Period

Note: Top list from NFL Network and Bottom list from the Bluedude for Bluedude Sportstalk dot com.

MAKING NOISE...BROWNS 19 BEARS 10...Wait a minute!...TRIBE 19 PALE HOSE 10....in the 1st of Two at New Comiskey the INDIANS and WHITE SOX forget the PITCHERS...A CUP of JOE in the SHOW "HITTERS Gone Mad" Edition

The Cleveland Indians just a few games back in the AL Central lead behind the Detroit Tigers have a scheduled Double-Dip on the south side of Chi City Tonight versus the White Sox. One problem is they get game one but no one packed the Pitchers as it as a "Night that belonged to Ash, Maple, or Bamboo".

The Tribe beat the Chicago White Sox in game one 19-10 and that is no joke!. Looking at that score they should have played it on the lakefront at Soldier Field. The Pale Hose looked like they were going to run away with the game after putting up five runs in the bottom half of the 1st. The Tribe come back in the 2nd and put five up of their own to make it 5-5 after Two. The Tribe went on to score six in the 4th, three in the 5th, two in the 7th, and three in the 8th to get to nineteen ruins on the night. The Pale Hose scored five more runs after their 5-run 1st Inning and they lose by a score of 19-10.

The Tribe use seven pitchers in the game while the Sox used 5 pitchers in the contest. Laugh if you want to as the Tribe is only two games back of the AL Central leading Tigers. The Pale Hose have work to do as they are last in the Central and 9 1/2 games off the pace.

 

REDBIRDS head to the Black Hole to take on the Swingin' ATHLETICS...Inter League Clash...WEEKEND BENDERS Series 4 #STLvsOAK

The St. Louis Redbirds have their work cut out as they head west tied for the NL Central lead with Buccos. They come off of a  splitting with the AL West 'Stros and getting swept by the AL West leading Rangers near the Gateway Arch.....not good but in 162 it is going to happen its just when will it happen. The Athletics come off of losing two out of three is Seattle and sweep the inter league 2-piece from the Red Legs.

REDBIRDS @ Swingin' ATHLETICS

June 28, 2013 10:05pm ET
STL Miller (10-5) vs OAK Colon (10-2)

June 29, 2013 4:05pm ET
STL Wainright (10-5) vs OAK Parker (6-6)

June 30, 2013 4:05pm ET
STL Westbrook (4-2) vs OAK Milone (6-7)

The Redbirds are coming for the A's as they have Miller, Wainright, and Westbrook. The Redbirds are in a fight with the Pirates and the Red Legs are only 3 1/2 games back of both. For the A's Colon will get the nod in game one vs Miller as Parker and Milone try to hold down the fort.

Stars at the Dish...

CARDS
C Yadier Molina .357 6 HR 44 RBI
1B Matt Carpenter .320 8 HR 62 RBI
RF Carlos Beltran .308 18 HR 48 RBI

SWINGIN' A's
1B Josh Donaldson .308 12 HR 51 RBI
LF Yoenis Cespedes .225 15 HR 41 RBI
SS Jed Lowrie .306 4 HR 30 RBI

Note: Numbers from MLB.com


  

RED LEGS travel down to the streaking RANGERS for a 3-Piece...TEXAS 1st in AL West...CINCY 3rd in rugged NL Central...WEEKEND BENDERS Series 3

The Cincinnati Reds can't wait to get back to the Great American Ballpark as they have nothing less than average at best on their longest Motel Trip of 2013. They arrive in Arlington, Texas having lost two straight to the Swingin' A's in Oakland and three pout of four prior to that to the Arizona D-Backs. The Rangers in turn come off of taking two out of three in the Bronx and prior to that an impressive sweep from the #1 team in the Show in their house the Redbirds of the Lou.

RED LEGS @ RANGERS

June 28, 2013 8:05pm ET
CIN Cueto (4-1) vs TEX Perez (1-1)

June 29, 2013 7:15pm ET
CIN Leake (7-3) vs TEX Tepesch (3-6)

June 30, 2013 3:05pm ET
CIN Latos (7-1) vs TEX Darvish (7-3)


The Reds will throw the Big Arms at the Rangers in this three game set with Cueto, Leake, and Latos. The Rangers will give the Red Legs Darvish Sunday Afternoon. The Red Legs are 3 1/2 games back of the NL Central leading Buccos and Redbirds. The Rangers come in 1/2 game up on the 2nd place in the AL West Athletics.

Stars at the Dish...

RED LEGS
RF Jay Bruce .275 18 HR 55 RBI
1B Joey Votto .322 14 HR 38 RBI
2B Brandon Phillips .265 11 HR 60 RBI

RANGERS
RF Nelson Cruz .268 20 HR 57 RBI
1B Mitch Moreland .276 12 HR 32 RBI
3B Adrian Beltre .296 14 HR 41 RBI

Numbers from MLB.com
     

SQUEEZE the ORANGE with a "How the 2013 LOTTERY Teams played out"...CAVS didn't shock me taking Canadian-Born ANTHONY BENNETT #1..HOOSIERS get Two in the first 4 Picks...KU's "MAC Attack" slides as Packers QB...NOEL gets traded for SIXERS Star PG JRUE... A-ROG n HEAT Star @KingJAMES weighed in #NBA2K13DraftBiz

The NBA Draft started off with a bang as Teams were hiding Picks all along (Smokescreen) to get who they really wanted. It was no surprise to me that UNLV's PF Anthony Bennett went #1 to the Cavs as I had him as the #1 Overall Player on My Board and one of the Top Three. The two other players being Victor Oladipo and Otto Porter Jr. who went in that order 2nd and 3rd. Ben McLemore of Rock Chalk slid all the way to #6 to the Sacramento Kings and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Miami Heat Star LeBron James weighed in via Twitter.

The 2013 Lottery Picks 1-14....

1. Cavs PF Anthony Bennett #UNLV

2. Magic SG Victor Oladipo #IU

3. Wizards SF Otto Porter Jr. #GTown

4. mikeCATS PF/C Cody Zeller #IU

5. Suns C Alex Len #Terps

6. Pelicans PF/C Nerlens Noel #WeRUK

7. Sac Kings SG Ben McLemore #RockChalk

8. Pistons SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #UGA

9. T'Wolves PG Trey Burke #UM (traded to Jazz)

10. Blazers PG/SG C.J. McCollum #Lehigh

11. Sixers PG Michael Carter-Williams #Cuse

12. Thunder C Steven Adams #PITT

13. Mavs C Kelly Olynyk #ZagsU (traded to Boston)

14. Jazz SF Shabazz Muhammad #UCLA (traded to T'Wolves)

Cavs add Bennett to Kyrie, Dion, Tyler Zeller, and Tristan to make a nice young nucleus...

Magic add Oladipo to young guns Tobias Harris, Mo Harkless, and Nikola Vucevic....

Porter Jr. will play the 3 with Wall and Beal up top and NE NE at the Power Forward...moving on up like the Jefferson's...the New WIZ Kids

Zeller is a solid pick for Michael Jeffrey and I wonder if Rod Higgins made that pick or Rich Cho...I will go with Cho!

Suns get Big Ukrainian Alex Len and that will help in the Paint with Gortat...

Pelicans grab Noel and then send him to Philly as the Pelicans get back All-Star PG Jrue Holiday...Wow!..where is Grevis Vasquez going to play.

Kings get Ben McLemore aka "Mac Attack" and he is about where I had him with a Motor that is sometimes stalled out!

Pistons take another Guard with Size and can defend the Wing at Small Forward in K.C.P

Burke is moving to Utah where he should start immediately...

McCollum joins forces with Reigning Rook of the Year "License to Lillard" and that back court called "Rip City Mid-Major Point Gods"...

Sixers get Carter-Williams and Nerlen Noel from a Trade that sent Jrue Holiday packing...

Big New Zelander Adams joins Loud City and his job is to "Protect the Paint"..Thunder were shopping Big Kendrick Perkins to get even a higher pick!

Olynyk drafted by Mavs but thrown to Bean Town in their rebuilding stage...

@PhenomaBalla15 Bazz Muhammed is Jazz then traded to T'Wolves to join fellow UCLA Bruin Kevin Love aka the "Lake Oswego Monster"





 

YANKEES head to Charm City for Three vs the Mighty O's and Power-Hitting CHRIS DAVIS...Both trail the CARMINES in the EAST...WEEKEND BENDERS Series 2

The New York Yankees get bad news earlier in the week and it wasn't A-Fraud's Tweet but Yanks First Baseman Mark Texiera will have season-ending wrist surgery. That is a huge blow to a Team that has been battling injuries from Spring Training. They will come into their three -game set 4 1/2 games back of the AL East leading Red Sox and 1 game back of 2nd place Baltimore. The O's come in 3 1/2 games back of the Bo Sox and they have played well since getting swept a week ago North of the Border by the New Blue Birds.

BRONX BOMBERS @ ORIOLES

June 28, 2013 7:05pm ET
NYY Phelps (5-4) vs BAL McFarland (1-0)

June 29, 2013 7:15pm ET
NYY Sabathia (8-5) vs BAL Britton (1-2)

June 30, 2013 8:05 pm ET (ESPN Sunday Night Baseball)
NYY Kuroda (7-5) vs BAL Tillman 9-2)

Both Teams are battling to stay close to the Division leading Red Sox. The Yankees will get CF Curtis Granderson and SS Derek Jeter back soon and that will help them on the back half. The O's have been following the lead of First Baseman Chris Davis who has been hitting the Pelota' out of the Premises on a regular basis.

Stars at the Dish...

YANKS
2B Robbie Cano .276 16 HR 46 RBI
DH Travis Hafner .233 12 HR 35 RBI

O's
1B Chris Davis .333 28 HR 74 RBI
CF Adam Jones .296 15 HR 55 RBI

Note: Numbers from MLB.com

BULLS 2013 DRAFT Recap...WEST SIDE STORY Report..."2013 NBA Draft Night" Review....SEE RED goes to ALBUQUERQUE and GANIESVILLE for "BENCH MOB" Reinforcements...SNELL and MURPHY add to the Mix...BULLS Overall Grade #SeeREDbiz #BULLSbiz

The Chicago Bulls surprised some a little but they definitely had their "Peepers" set on two position of need in the draft and that was the Bulls Front Line. With players like Jo Knows, C-Booz 5, Luuuuuuuuol, the TAJmanian Devil, and the See Red Butler moving to the Big Guard Slot the Bulls needed an influx of youth.

2013 See Red NBA Draft Picks

SF Tony Snell 6'7" 200 el bees Reach 8'10" Wingspan 6'11"

Snell was a dynamic Small Forward for the Lobos of New Mexico as led them to a 2012-13 #2 Seed in the 2013 NCAA Tourney. Former Hoosier Great and then Lobo Lead Man Steve Alford recruited Snell out of Riverside California High School where he also got a close look at current Spurs Small Forward Kawhi Leonard who was Snell's HS Teammate. Snell is an Athletic Wing that is a defender first which tells what the Bulls had in mind. Now it's the NBA Trend as Athletic Wings to defend all those Versatile Players from the Shooting Guard to the "Stretch 4". Snell can also shoot it from Deep as he shot just under 40% from the Field for the Lobos last season. He also adds Insurance as the Bulls may still be shopping All-Star SF Luol Deng.

PF Erik Murphy 6'10" 240 el bees Reach 9' Wingspan 6'10.5"

Murphy had a quiet but excellent career for Billy Ball in the Swamp. He is a prototype as far as steeping out on the perimeter and knocking down a Money Ball. Excellent Pick and Roll and Pop player. He should give the Bulls a lot of flexibility and keep the floor spread. Reminds me of former Gator now longtime Spur PF Matt "Strawberry Rifle" Bonner. He should give the Bulls much-needed help on the front line at the Power Forward and 2nd unit.

Overview the Bulls did what they sought out to do and getting quality depth at the small forward and power forward. Moving Jimmy Butler to the Two-Guard is an excellent move as the Bulls might still be shopping Luol Deng.

Overall Grade: B  

NL West leading D-BACKS go shopping in the TOMAHAWK Shop 404 versus the NL EAst leading BRAVES...3-Piece featuring Senior Circuit Leaders...WEEKEND BENDERS Series 1

The surprising NL West leading Arizona Diamondbacks meet head on in the Tomahawk Shop 404 vs the Atlanta Braves who lead the NL East. The D-Backs are the only team in the NL West over the .500 Mark as the surging L.A.Dodgers who have won six games in a row make their move out of the NL West Basement. The Braves have a 5 1/2 game lead over the 2nd place Nats who are at .500 as we go to press with the other three teams in the NL East below the .500 mark. This is an important series for both teams but more important for the D-Backs at this stage.

D-BACKS @ BRAVES 3-Piece

June 28, 2013 7:30pm ET
ARI Degado (0-1) vs ATL Teheran (5-4)

June 29, 2013 4:05pm ET
ARI Kennedy (3-4) vs ATL Hudson (4-7)

June 30, 2013 1:35pm ET
ARI Cahill (3-9) vs ATL Maholm (8-6)

Then  D-Backs Stud RHP Pat Corbin will miss the series as will Braves Pitchers Mike Minor and Kris Medlen. The D-Backs are coming off of losing two out of three to the Nats. The Braves split a 2-piece Inter League Series with the K.C. Royals.

Star at the Dish in this one...

D-BACKS
CF Gerardo Parra .306 7 HR 26 RBI
1B Paul Goldschmidt .312 19 HR 67 RBI

BRAVES
1B Freddie Freeman .304 7 HR 48 RBI
LF J. Upton .241 15 HR 36 RBI


Note: Numbers from MLB.com
   

LOGO WATCH with a Look at the 2013 NBA DRAFT's Biggest Play...the BK NETS Strike the LOGO and BROOKLYN in Dramatic Fashion!...NETS and C's Proposed Trade...BIG BIZ here Wow! #BKNetsBiz #CELTSbiz

The 2013 NBA Draft was everywhere but the biggest news of the night wasn't the new players being drafted by their respective teams as it was the sideshow of Logo Business. The Brooklyn Nets want to be the Show in NYC and the Logo and the C's want to rebuild but not be a bottom-feeder in doing so. The last obstacle was the "Big Ticket" waving his No-Trade Clause and reportedly he has done so as the "I Hate Danny Ainge" continues his dismantling of the C's.

The Proposed Trade between the BK NETS & C's...

NETS get...

SF Paul "the Truth" Pierce
SG Jason "Jet" Terry
PF/C Kevin "the Big Ticket" Garnett

CELTS get...

2014, 2016, and 2018 1st Round Nets Picks
Expiring Contract of Nets PF Kris Humphries

SG Keith Bogans (in a Sign and Trade Deal)
PF Reggie Evans
SF Gerald Wallace
SF Tornike Shengelia

The Nets are going for it and Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov will not set on his hands and see the Nets be Mediocre as he wants to be the biggest thing in the BK and Flatbush since Ebbett's Field and "Dem Bums" ..the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The NETS 2013-14 Starting Line Up

PG D-Will 8
SG J.J. of Jordan Brand
C Brooks Lopez
PF KG
SF Paul Pierce

Bench

PF/C Andray Blatche (Free Agent)
PG Tyshawn Taylor
SG "I am a Marshon" Brooks
PG C.J. Watson (Player Option)
SF Mirza Teletovic
SF Kris Joseph

2013 Rookies
PF/C Mason Plumlee

Move over Heat, Pacers, Bulls, and Knicks there will be a New proposed Sheriff in the east named the BK Nets of the Barclays...and NETS Biz!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

GETAWAY Day "Comerica Park"...HALOS Weaver and TIGERS Fister battle...HALOS sweep TIGERS...HALOS didn't see JUSTIN or Mad MAX of COMERICA #ANGELSbiz #TIGERSbiz

Jared Weaver went vintage from the bump as the Halos go into the "D" and sweep the AL Central leading Tigers. Weaver goes seven innings and allows one run on four hits while striking out six. He left with the score tied at seven as he didn't figure into the decision. The Tigers Pitcher Doug Fister matched Weaver by going seven strong allowing one run on seven hits while striking out four. Of all Angels Players "El Hombre" Halos First Baseman and Designated-Hitter Albert Pujols gets the game-winning RBI as he comes through in the clutch.

Thew Halos sweep the Tigers in the three game set and maybe this will get the Halos going into the right direction. They scored 24 runs to the Tigers eight runs in the three games as the Tigers now fall to 42-35 and only 2 1/2 games up on the Terry Francona led Tribe of C-Town. The Halos on the other hand are ten games back of the Rangers and  91/2 behind the Athletics. It's still early as we enter the halfway point of the Show.

Tigers Bats were eerily silent today and they put up runs in games one and two but couldn't get anything going today. The Tigers 1-4 Hitters of Jackson, Hunter, Fielder, and Miggy combined to go 1 for 16 with no runs scored and one free pass. Halos All-Star CF Mike Trout led the Halos with a 4 for 5 day and one run scored.

Up next the Tigers will travel to Tampa and the Halos fall into "Stros Nation for three.  

MAKING NOISE and Guess Whose Back!..the "HICK from FRENCH Lick back in GOLD SWAGGER's SADDLE...The BLUE PRINT on how the "Original BIRDMAN" built the Current PACERS #PACERSBiz #LarryLegendBiz

Larry Bird is back as the President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers and why not as he built that current Team that took the Miami Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Bird will head the Pacers Contingent in the 2013 NBA Draft with GM Kevin Pritchard and Pacers President Donnie Walsh.

Bird is responsible for these Players currently on Pacers Roster:

2005 #17 Overall Pick SF Danny "the Circle City Strangler" Granger

2008 #17 Overall Pick Roy "Big" Hibbert (drafted by Raptors and traded on Draft Night to Pacers for Jermanine O'Neal)

2009 #13 Overall Pick Tyler "Psycho-T" Hansborough

2010 #10 Overall Pick Paul "Rated PG-24" George
2010 #40 Overall Pick Lance Stephenson

2011 #15 Overall Pick Kawhi Leonard (trade to Spurs for current Pacers PG George Hill)
2011 picked up Free Agent PF David West from New Orleans Hornets

2012 #26 Overall Pick Mason Plumlee

Bird has been dynamic flying under the radar and now he has an injured All-Star SF in Danny Granger who slot has been taking by emerging 2012-13 All-STar Paul George. Now will Birdman trade the Pick or stay put. The New Salary Cap Restrictions have Teams shaking in their boots.

SQUEEZE the ORANGE NBA 2013 Mock Draft #8..."This is the Bluedude's FINAL Draft and he is sticking to it" Edition...CAVS have me going Nuts...MAGIC taking a GUARD...WIZ Kids have to go G'TOWN #NBA2k13FinalDraft

This is it and with all the speculation that Cavs 1st Pick could go to one of two places Nerlens Noel of #WeRUK or it could go to #HoyaParanoia SF Otto Porter Jr.. This is one of the more exciting NBA Drafts because 2013 Playoff Teams will be actively trading Picks trying to upgrade their Roster with Teams trying to go Young and through the Draft.

2013 NBA Mock Draft 8..."It's the Bluedude's FINAL Countdown"

1. Cavs PF Nerlens Noel #WeRUK

2. Magic SG Victor Oladipo #IUHoosiers

3. Wiz SF Otto Porter Jr. #GTown

4. mikeCATS SG Ben McLemore #KU

5. Suns PF Anthony Bennett #UNLV

6. Pelicans C Alex Len #Terps

7. Kings PF Cody Zeller #IUHoosiers

8. Pistons PG Trey Burke #UM

9. T'Wolves SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #UGA

10. Rip City SF Shabazz Muhammad #UCLA

11. Sixers C Steven Adams #PItt

12. Thunder C Kelly Olynyk #Zags

13. Mavs PG Michael Carter-Williams #Cuse

14. Jazz PG Dennis Schroder #Germany

15. Bucks PG CJ McCollum #LeHigh

16. Celtics SF Tony Snell #UNM

17. Hawks PF Mason Plumlee #Duke

18. Hawks C Rudy Gobert #France

19. Cavs SF Reggie Bullock #UNC

20. Bulls C Gorgui Deng #UofLCards

21. Jazz C Jeff Withey #KU

22. Nets Nets C Lucas Noguiera #Brazil

23. Pacers Tim Hardaway Jr. #UM

24. Knicks PG Shane Larkin #Canes

25. Clips SG Jamaal Franklin #Clips

26. T'Wolves PF Tony Mitchell #MeanGreen

27. Nuggets SG Allen Crabbe #Cal

28. Spurs PG Brandon Paul #Illinois

29. Thunder PG Ricky Ledo #Providence

30. Suns SG/SF Gken Rice Jr. NBDLVipers

That's my Story and I am sticking to it as the NBA Draft is on ESPN coming from the Barclays Center in the BK Tonight starting at 7"30pm ET.....





SQUEEZE the ORANGE featuring CLIPS , BULLS, SPURS, and BK NETS biz...GENTRY joins DOC in LOB City...BULLS n SPURS going after a UK and Current #REDnation PF T-ROB reportedly....BK NETS going after KG and the TRUTH #CLIPSbiz #BULLSbiz

Doc Rivers has no time to get settled in as the 2013 NBA Draft is upon us Tonight. What Doc has done is put together a Staff that could help mold a Championship Run in Staples Blue and Red. Doc and Clips have hired former Suns Lead Man Alvin Gentry to be his lead assistant in Los Angeles to help navigate through the 82-game trek and Winning Time. Gentry has a wealth of knowledge and brings years of the Logo Experience with him. Nice hire for Doc and the Clips moving forward now grab SDSU's Small Forward Jamaal Franklin Tonight and be done with it.

The San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls are both trying to make a splash as they like nothing in the Draft. The Houston Rockets are on the other end of those Phone Calls with 2012 Lottery Pick Power Forward Thomas "T-Rob" Robinson for the taking. The Bulls have the 20th Pick and the Spurs the 28th pick and who could help either at this point. The Bulls could use maybe a shooting guard and a Big. The Spurs are up to speed and if anything maybe a point guard but at #28 no one will be there for the taking.

The Brooklyn Nets have made it no secret to go with Vets now as they are trying everything in their power to win now. They have the 22nd Pick in Tonight's NBA Draft but they also are interested in two players wearing green. Reportedly from numerous sources the Nets are trying to get both KG and Paul Pierce from the C's. July 1st is the time you can start reaching out to Free Agents and both KG and Pierce are under Celtics Contracts so the C's have leverage.

Bluedude Sportstalk FRONT LINE News June 27, 2013...Ex- PATS Tight End HERNANDEZ denied BAIL in Murder Case...PROSECUTION has everything but the MURDER Weapon it seems #BadNews4AARON

The 1st Degree Murder Trial with Suspect and Ex-Pats Tight End Aaron Hernandez has turned for the worse. He was in court Today trying to get Bail ($2.5 Million and 10% of that) to get home as he awaits his Murder Trial. Well the Judge vehemently denied that stating her case and Hernandez will stay in the Small House until his Trial Dates which reportedly could be anytime from six months to a year from now.

From what I heard at the Bail Hearing on ESPN the Prosecution had everything to implicate Hernandez as the Main Suspect but the Murder Weapon. They will try to find that Weapon to seal the deal as they have reportedly already found the casings of a Glock .45. Handgun. This is bad news for Hernandez and his Defense Team heading in as reportedly another suspect was arrested yesterday in Connecticut and he has to be singing like the Blues. The Prosecution Team explained everything they had in their possession except the Murder Weapon for a Slam Dunk.

Is Aaron Herenadez Fiance Shayanna Jenkins the Star -Witness in the Case?



 

BLUE BIRDS travel to Fenway for a 4-Piece with the AL East Beast CARMINES...REYES in the Line Up for 'JAYS..."Big PAPI" and PEDROIA lead CARMINES...A CUP OF JOE in the SHOW Report #4Piece #BlueBirdsBiz #BoSoxBiz

Yes the 'Jays escape Tampa getting game three of the three game set and now the plot thickens. They have a four game set with the AL East leading Boston Red Sox and trail them by 6 1/2 games. The Carmines have company at the top with the Yanks and O's and the Rays who are only 5 1/2 back of the Sox. Injured Carmines RHP Clay Buchholz will be needed at least after All-Star Break if he can get healthy. The Blue Birds might be making their case now for the stretch run.

BLUE BIRDS @ CARMINES

June 27, 2013 7:10pm ET
TOR Wang (1-0) vs BOS Lester (7-4)

June 28, 2013 7:10pm ET
TOR Johnson (1-2) vs BOS Doubront (4-3)

June 29, 2013 4:05pm ET
TOR Rogers (3-3) vs BOS Webster (0-2)

June 30, 2013 1:35 pm ET
TOR Buehrle (4-5) vs BOS Dempster (5-8)  

Lester will get Wang to start the Series as the Red Sox try to keep the 'Jays from getting closer to the heap. The Back End has Buerhle going up against Dempster in two former Chi City Pitchers who have been trying to find their stride in 2013. This Series is big with the Yanks having a thee game set in Charm City with the O's and the Rays hosting the Tigers.  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WEST SIDE STORY Report..."SEE RED at the 2K13 NBA DRAFT" Edition...Is LUOL out there for the Taking?...Do the BULLS want "MAC ATTACK" of PHOG Allen Lore?...What about Bloodline HARDAWAY Jr. or U of L's DENG?...Scenarios everywhere and the Da BULLS pick #20 #49 #SeeRedBiz

The Chicago Bulls are on the Clock in about 23 hours from now at the Barclays in Brooklyn. The Bulls have plenty on their plate as they are already set Salary Cap wise for the 2013-14 season. For them to make a move on the Roster at least a big move it would have to be tomorrow night in the Draft. The Bulls already have a Top 3 Free Agent coming back in the ADIzero Hero D-Rose if you look at it that way. I know this the New Draftees will have to get rid of the Headband or they won't get drafted. Imagine That getting paid to play and can't wear a Headband what's that the "Answer" Factor looking like the EBC Rucker. That is Hog Wash! but that's how they do it in the Madhouse on Madison when it come to Team 6 Chips.

SEE RED's Top Needs:

A Big...like Omer Asik or that can eat space and protect the Rim like U of L's Gorgui Deng (Who isn't former Cavs #1 Pick Dasagna Diop but I can't tell) or even Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk.

A Shooter/Scoring Guard...like Allen Crabbe of Cal or Khalif Wyatt of Temple I even have in my Mock Drafts if the Bulls can't get a Big they would tab "Bloodline" Tim Hardaway Jr. of Michigan.

Rip City Hamilton is a Team option and the Bulls most likely will not be picking him up as Rip probably wouldn't want to comeback as well...feeling is mutual.

Jimmy Butler played himself right into the Small Forward Slot when Luol unfortunately went down and that is a good dilemma for See Red. You have heard the Bulls shopping Deng to move up to get Ben McLemore of KU and they may have to get to at least the Wiz at #3 but the Magic might take "Mac Attack".

Now that's a Big or Shooter and the Bulls have really nothing else to go on as their front line is set with Jo Knows, C-Booz 5, the TAJmanian Devil, Luuuuuuuuuol, and the See Red Butler.

Bulls are on the Clock.....

Sleeper #1..Khalif Wyatt Shooting Guard of Temple has a Mitch Richmond like Game and if the Bulls go Big in round 1 look for the Bulls to nab him in round 2 as he is Philly certified and verified with that old-Man Game at the Off Guard Slot.  

Sleeper #2...Mike Muscala Center from Bucknell who averaged 18 and 11 for the Bison his Senior Year. He reminds me of a more fluid former Bulls Center Aaron Gray for whatever that is worth.  
 

SQUEEZE the ORANGE NBA 2K13 Mock Draft #7...This next to the FINAL Mock Draft from the BLUEDUDE with PORTER Jr. going to CAVS #1 #HoyaParanoiaInC-Town

The Bluedude's 7th Mock Draft and the 8th Mock Draft will be before Noon Central Time Tomorrow on draft night. The Draft Stocks a few players is moving oh sop subtly up and down but there still no definitive answer from the Cavs on what they will do with the #1 Pick.

1. Cavs SF Otto Porter Jr. #GTown

2. Magic PG Trey Burke #UM

3. Wizards PF/SF Anthony Bennett #UNLV

4. mikeCATS SG Ben McLemore #KU

5. Suns SG Victor Oladipo #IUHoosiers

6. Pelicans PF/C Nerlens Noel #WeRUK

7. SAc Kings PF/C Cody Zeller #IUHoosiers

8. Pistons SF Shabazz Muhammad #UCLA

9. T'Wolves SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #UGA

10. Rip City SG/PG C.J. McCollum #LeHigh

11. 76ers C Steven Adams #Pitt

12. Thunder C Kelly Olynyk #Zags

13. Mavs PG Michael Carter-Willliams #Cuse

14. Jazz Shane Larkin PG #MiamiFL

15. Bucks Sergey Karasez SF #Russia

16. Celtics PF/C Mason Plumlee #Duke

17. Hawks SG Jamaal Franklin #SDSU

18. Hawks C Gorgui Deng #UofLCards

19. Cavs SF Tony Snell #UNMLobos

20. Bulls PG Dennis Schroeder #Germany  

21. Jazz C Rudy Gobert #France

22. Nets PF Tony Mitchell #NorthTexas

23. Pacers SG Tim Hardaway Jr. #UM

24. Knicks SG Allen Crabbe #Cal

25. Clips SF Glen Rice JR #NBDLVipers

26. T'Wolves SF/PF CJ Leslie #NCState

27. Nuggets SF Reggie Bullock #UNC
   (pictured right)

28. Spurs SG Brandon Paul #FigthingIlllini

29. Thunder SG Ricardo Ledo #Friars

30. Suns PG Isiah Canaan #MurraySt

That Top 5 is real intriguing and where the Cavs go plus the other Top 4 Picks will dictate the draft. Remember the 2k13 Free Agent Class has some burners that Top NBA Teams will be at come July 1st with a signing date starting July 10th.  



"Now at the DISH"...the SENIOR'S Circuit Top "HITTERS" at the Dish through June 25, 2013...ROCKIES and REDBIRDS all over the Top 10 by Average in the Show #SittingEXPRESSgotTheExpress

The Top 10 Hitters in the Show on the National League Circuit is a Whose Who among the Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals. Both Teams are among the Top 7 Teams in the Show by Record with the Cards the best record in the Big Leagues as we go to press. Redbirds Back Stop is staking his claim as the best Catcher in the Show and move over Gigantes Back Stop Buster Posey...it's "Yadier Molina Time".

The Top 10 "HITTERS" by average on the Senior Circuit...

Note: Must have played at least 50 Games

1. Yadier Molina C #Redbirds .355

2. "TULO" SS #Rocks .347

3. M. Cuddyer RF #Rocks .341

4. J. Segura SS #Piwowarzy (Brew Crew) .334

5. J. Votto 1B #RedLegs .325

6. M Scutaro 2B #OrangeOctober .323
    (pictured right)

7. A. Craig 1B #Redbirds .321

8. M. Carpenter 2B #Redbirds .318

9. C. Gomez CF #Piwowarzy (Brewers) .313

10. G. Parra CF #DBacks .311

The Redbirds Molina has been raking for quite sometime and he has Redbirds Company in Craig and Carpenter. The Big Guns in that Cards Line Up isn't interested in Average as they are more interested in Run Producing ion Beltran and Holliday.

The Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki did have teammate "Car-Go" right up there with him as Carlos Gonzalez aka Car-Go is hitting .299 as we go to press . Mike Cuddyer has been on fore and he was an Official "Pale Hose Killer" when he played in the AL Central for the Twin Cities Twinkies.

Segura and Gomez for the "Brew Crew" or in Polish (Piwowarzy) have been leading the Brew Crew at the Dish and they just need some good pitching from that Starting Rotation.

The Red Legs Votto has been raking since Day One and he and @DatDudeBP along with a host of Players have the Reds poised to do big things in 2013.

Scutaro left the #OrangeOctober Parade and went into a Chamber until Spring Training 2K13 and came out hitting everything but his Teammates. The Gigantes can make another run but they need a healthy Pagano as he will be out a reported 10-12 Weeks...Ouch!

Parra is the Best Player in the Show and Center Fielder you never hear about. The D-Backs are in 1st place in the NL West and Parra is a "Goon" (All That) patrolling Centerfield and with the Maple, Ash, or Bamboo.

Note: Numbers from MLB.com  

"SKY WATCH" Report..."Give ME LIBERTY or give ME DELLE DONNE"...SKY's Rook goes Lady BLUE HENS on the LIBERTY for a 87-74 "W"...#SKYGang #TeamDelleDonne

The Chicago Sky might have played their worst half all season as they were down 30-15 after then first frame to the New York Liberty and Star PG Cappie Pondexter (21 Pts and played at Marshall HS on West Side of the 'Go by way of Rutgers). The Sky slowly found their rhythm as they went on a 29-12 2nd frame run to get the lead at the break 44-42.

Behind 26 points, seven rebounds, and six assists effort from former Lady Blue Hen Star and current Sky Rookie Elena Delle Donne...the Sky stay the course and beat the Liberty 87-74. The used a 25-13 final frame to close the deal and the "W" puts the Sky at 6-3 on the season and two games behind the 2012 WNBA Champion Atlanta Dream. Also joining the fray was the other Sky Star and former LSU #GeauxTigers Star Hooper Sylvia Fowles who added a monster 19 points, fourteen rebounds, and four blocks as she filled the Stats Sheet like she always does. Star Shooting Guard Epiphany Prince chipped in with 14 points as Star back-up Point Eshaya Murphy put in 13 points. The only other player in double figures for the Liberty outside of Pondexter was Guard Leilani Mitchell who added 12 points and seven helpers.

The Sky get their 2nd best test of the season on Saturday June 29 as they face Naperville, Illinois Star by way of Rocky Top Candace "the Original CP3" Parker and the L.A. Sparks.

"Now at the DISH"...the JUNIOR Circuit's Top "RAKERS" through June 25, 2013..."MIGGY of the D" is at it again along with the O's DAVIS who also leads in BIG FLIES #GotAshMapleOrBamboo

The Top Hitters by Average on the Junior Circuit as it is also home to the top Home Run Hitters in the Show in O's first baseman Chris Davis. The Top Ten Hitters consists of two Tigers, two O's, and two Red Sox Players. Who is going to get the AL's Batting Title?

Top 10 "RAKERS" in the Show on the Junior Circuit

Note: Having played at least 50 games

1. Miggy Cabrera 3B #Tigers .368

2. Chris Davis 1B #Os .333

3. Joe Mauer C #Twinkies .332
   (pictured right...n still raking)

4. Adam Lind 1B #BlueBirds .324

5. Howie Kendrick 2B #Halos .321

6. Johnny Peralta SS #Tigers .320

7. "Big Papi" Ortiz 1B/DH #Carmines .317

7. Manny Machado 3B #Os .317

9. Dustin Pedroia 2B #Carmines .316

10. James Loney 1B #Rays .309

If Miggy is going to get the Triple Crown he has to start watching and chasing the O's First Baseman Davis who is seven ahead and Davis is only five back in Ribbies...

Davis is having a phenomenal year and we will see after All-Star Break if it continues...

Mauer quietly doing what Joe does...One of the Best Contact Hitters in the Show...

Lind has been a blessing in disguise with Encarnacion and Bautista not hitting for Average...

Kendrick has been the one bright spot in that loaded but somewhat non-productive Halos Line Up and just talking on the field because their Payroll supersedes the 2013 Production by a long shot...

Peralta has been solid for the Tigers as he is another Weapon in that lineup you have to account for and not a bad average for a 5-Hole Hitter...

Ortiz came off the D.L. back in April raking and hitting for Power and well as run producing..."Big Papi" doing what "Big Papi" does...

Machado will most likely get to his first of many Mid Summer Classics here soon but he has the Numbers to back that up and the play...

Pedroia is the "Little Engine" that is the Heart and Soul of the Carmines...he along with "Big Papi", Napoli, Ellsbury, Carp, and Victorino will have the Red Sox playing October Baseball...

Loney was a castoff in Dodger Blue and has been more than what the rays need as he is showing what the Dodgers had hoped for in more consistent measure...

Note: Numbers from MLB.com
 





  

"Now at the DISH" ...look whose hitting LEAD-OFF for the BLUE BIRDS as they blank the RAYS 3-0 behind "Knuckler" R.A. DICKEY...SS JOSE REYES and lookout AL East #BlueBIRDSbiz

The Blue Jays get good news in Tampa today as they beat the Rays getting the final game of three. Even better news is they get their prized 2K13 Free Agent in Shortstop Jose Reyes back in action today. The Blue Birds blank the Rays 3-0 behind R.A. Dickey's Cy Young-like performance. Dickey went all nine for the complete game and allowed two hits, a free pass, and striking out six. The Blue Birds now leave town just two back of the Rays and four back of the AL East leading Carmines.

Back to Reyes as he went 0-fer today with two ducks left on the pond. The 'Jays have to be feeling good about their prospects moving forward as Reyes will get at least 10 plus games under his belt before the Mid Summers Classic. The 'Jays are at the .500 mark 38-38 and they got back into the thick of things before Reyes came back which is another good sign. First Baseman Adam Lind and Hot Corner Edwin Encarnacion went Solo Jobs for the 'Jays to account for two of the three 'Jays scores.  

The Blue Birds now open an important 4-game set in the Hub at Fenway vs the Carmines as they try to get to the Top of the AL East.

MAKING NOISE...WNBA ...Why Not?..Defending Champion ATLANTA DREAM en Fuego...8-1 as they roll through the FEVER 76-60...who needs the HIGHLIGHT Factory in the 404...Nooooobody! #DREAMGang

They trounced the Chicago Sky last week and the defending WNBA Champion Atlanta Dream are starting where they left off. They are 8-1 as we go to press and on Tuesday Night they beat the Indiana Fever 76-60. Yes the Fever Top Player SF Tamika Catchings is out and the Dream took advantage of that.

Led by the Best Player in the WNBA that no one talks about and 2012 US Olympic Gold Medalist SG/SF by way of the Lady Cardinals of Louisville Angel McCoughtry's 16 points, four assists, and seven thefts...the Dream did what the Dream does. Speed and turning "live Turnovers" into Easy Transition Buckets. The Hottest thing on the Hardwood since the Dikembe Mutumbo, Mookie Balylock, and Steve Smith led Hawks...the Dream is worth the price of admission.

The Dream was led by Brazils' Erika de Souza's 17 points and ten rebounds. As nine of the eleven Dream Players that dressed hit the books with points. The Indiana Fever was led by Guard Shavonte Zellous' 18 points and G/F Karima Christmas' 16 points and ten rebounds. No Tamika Catchings it will be tough sledding on the young ladies and that's just calling it like I see it.

The Dream leads the East by 2 1/2 games over the aforementioned Chicago Sky. In the West the Minnesota Lynx led by Jordan Brand's Maya Moore is a 1/2 game over Three Stripes wearing the "Original CP3" Candace Parker of the L.A. Sparks.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 115....DOC RIVERS is LOB City Lead Man and SR. VICE PREZ...Huh?..."GET SHOTS" J.R. of #KNICKStape becomes a FREE Agent...the C's need LIONEL HOLLINS #NBASportsShorts

While it seemed like it took the Clips about a Year to seal the deal with Glenn "DOC" Rivers as their New Lead Man. The Clips also get a bang for their Buck as they also name Rivers Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations. The Clips made him the highest Paid Lead Man in the Logo and they should trust Doc shopping for the Groceries as we know he can cook them (C's 2008 Chip). Next on Clips Owner Donald Sterling's Menu outside of stopping by the Playboy Mansion on the 4th of July..Lol is CP3 Biz!

Imagine That Knicks Nation your boisterous Shooting Guard "Get Shots" J.R. Smith declines the Knicks Team Option to become a Free Agent. J.R. there is only one team that needs yo to take 20 shots per and wave off the Franchise Player when he wants the Orange...the Knicks. You belong in the NYC I mean who else gets Pop Singer Rihanna talking about why your Playoff Performance has been lacking. Rihanna wouldn't give two cents for you if you played in Sacramento or Charlotte. Not that those are Bad NBA Cities it's just not a place a Rock Star would drop through to get taken care of...Lol! "Get Shots" Smith get back to the NYC and if your looking for a deal North of $30 Million...Stop It!

The Celtics Post is now vacant and it's not too many times in the Logo the Top Job is wide open. Team 17 Chips is rebuilding but the Boston Celtics are a Brand. The Perfect fit for the C's moving forward would be former Grizz Coach Lionel Hollins. Hollins would bring that defensive style that fits the Eastern Conference and the C's still have Jeff Green and Rajon Rondo and they will have some much-needed Salary Cap Relief soon. "I Hate Danny Ainge" make that call!..and the Bluedude has that Tee Shirt..a Classic!  

RAYS get to BUERHLE and MOORE K's 11 BLUE Birds...ICHIRO legend grows as he hits WALK-OFF...O's Big 7th Inning gives them a "W" vs TRIBE...A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report #TuesdayNightcaps

It's no secret what the attack plan was for the Rays was against 'Jays LHP Mark Buerhle and that is get to him early. Meanwhile Rays LHP Matt Moore brought his A-Game and whiffed eleven Blue Birds for his 10th 'W". Rays beat the 'Jays again by the score of 5-1 as the bottom of the Rays Order did the damage. Rays SS Yunel Escobar and 1B James Loney each went 3 for 5 and scored a run. Rays Star Hot Corner Evan Longoria went 1 for 2 but was issued three free passes. Buerhle drops to 4-5 and Moore moves to 10-3. The Rays Left Hander was on his game even though he gave out six walks. 'Jays Big Boppers Bautista and Encarnacion were a combined 1 for 7 but walked three times. The 'Jays Hitters behind them just couldn't get anything going.

Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki was all that in the Great Northwest for those great Lou Pinella led Teams as the M's dominated the AL West. Now Ichiro is doing it for the Bronx Bombers as he hits a Walk-Off Solo Job to beat the AL West leading Rangers 4-3. Both Starters Yu Darvish for Rangers and Hiroki Kuroda for the Yanks pitched well enough to win. Rangers CF Leonys Martin took Kuroda deep twice for Solo Bombs. The Yanks returned the favor by getting Solo Jobs from Hafner, Gardner, and Nix all off of Darvish. Rangers Middle Reliever Tanner Scheppers then pitched 1 1/3 Innings well before giving up the Walk-Off to Ichiro. Mo Rivera pitched the Ninth for the Yankees as he gets the "W".

The Baltimore Orioles get that bad taste out of their mouth by beating the Tribe in Camden Yards 6-3. The O's played the game called "Swing for the Fences" as O's AL MVP Candidate and First Baseman Chris Davis of the O's went two-run shot and Second Baseman Alexi Casilla went three-run Big Fly. Tribe Starter Justin Masteron takes the loss as he went 6 1/3 and was on the hook for six hits an six runs . O's Starter Chris Tillman went seven innings allowing four hits on three runs and six strikeouts. The Yanks and O's both win as did the AL East leading Red Sox tonight.    
      

SQUEEZE the ORANGE NBA Mock Draft #6...WHAT IF KU's MAC Attack goes to CAVS...NOEL to MAGIC...OTTO to the mikeCATS..WHAT IF?...#Draft2DaysAway

The NBA Draft is two days away as Green Room Hopefuls make their trek to the Barclays in the BK for Thursday Night's Draft Night. Who will go Numbers 1 or will the Cavs move the Picks? Speculation...and more Speculation as we get down to Cavs!...Your on the Clock!

Note: the Bluedude's #6 NBA Mock Draft is 1st round only

1. Cavs SG Ben McLemore #RockChalk (for a later Trade)

2. Magic PF/C Nerlens Noel #WeRUK

3. Wizards PF/SF Anthony Bennett #UNLV

4. mikeCATS SF Otto Porter Jr. #GTown

5. Suns C Alex Len #FightingTurtles

6. Pelicans SG Victor Oladipo #Hoosiers

7. Sac Kings PG Trey Burke #UM

8. Pistons PG Michael Carter-Williams #Cuse

9. T'Wolves SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #UGA

10. Rip City Blazers SF Shabazz Muhammad #BruinsLore (pictured right)

11. Seventy-Sixers PF/C Cody Zeller #Hoosiers

12. OKC Thunder PG C. J. McCollum #Lehigh
  
13. Mavs C Steven Adams #Pitt

14. Jazz PG Shane Larkin #theUMiamiFL

15. Bucks SG Tony Snell #UNM

16. Celtics C/PF Mason Plumlee #Duke

17. Hawks PG Dennis Schroeder #Germany

18. Hawks C Kelly Olynyk #Zags

19. Cavs C Gorgui Deng #UofLCards

20. Bulls SG Tim Hardaway Jr. #UM

21. Jazz PF Tony Mitchell #MeanGreen

22. BK Nets SF Glen Rice Jr. #NBDLRioGrande

23. Pacers SG Allen Crabbe #Pacers

24. Knicks C Rudy Gobert #France

25. Clippers PF/SF CJ Leslie #NCState

26. T'Wolves SF Reggie Bullock #UNC

27. Nuggets SG Jamaal Franklin #SDSU

28. Spurs SG Brandon Paul #Illinois

29. OKC Thunder SG Archie Goodwin #WeRUK

30. Suns C Jeff Withey #RockChalk

Bennett of UNLV is my #1 Player on the Board and if the Cavs bit it wouldn't surprise me...

Brandon Paul of Illinois is Danny Green of the Spurs walking watch the Spurs swallow him up...

Bulls need a Big and if they don;t get a Shooting Guard and Hardaway is not there at #20...Gorgui Deng might be there for the taking at #20...

Mock #7 and the Final Mock #8 is coming on Wednesday Afternoon and Thursday Morning...  
    

"Give Me the RIGHTY of LEFTY"...Young STARS on the Hill at New Comiskey...Amazins' WHEELER vs Pale Hose SALE in Game of the 2-Game Set #METSvsChiSox

Yes the Hype is all around Chi City as the City with Big Shoulders" cashed in on another Chip as thee Blackhawks bring this one home. Now the attention turns to the Diamond as both the North Siders (Cubs) and South Siders (White Sox) have struggled in 2013. There still is hope moving forward and some of that hope rests with Left-Handed Ace Chris Sale. Sale was an All-Star in 2012 his rookie campaign and he has a lot of good "Stuff" to him not just pitching.

Tonight Sale will have company in the realm of Grade A Pitching on the bump. The New York Mets are in Town for an inter league 2-game set and the Sox will miss Amazins' Ace Matt Harvey. They will see up close and personal tonight the 2nd part of that Citi Field Hype Machine in RHP Zach Wheeler.  Wheeler is the 2nd part of that Dynamic Mets Duo that has Amazin's Nation thinking of that Mid 80s Staff of Doc Gooden, Sid Fernandez, Ron Darling, Rick Aguilera, and Bobby Ojeda. It won't get any better than this tonight with two "Monsters on the Bump" dueling under 25 years of age.

AMAZINS' @ PALE HOSE 2-Game Set

June 25, 2013 8:10pm ET
NYM Wheeler (1-0) vs CWS Sale (5-6)

June 26, 2013 8:10pm ET
NYM Marcum (0-9) vs CWS Danks (1-4)

The Marquee Match Up is Tonight obviously as that Game 2 Match Up might break out into a Slow Pitch Softball Contest. The Amazins' come in 10 1/2 back of the Tomahawk Shop 404...the Atlanta Braves in the NL East and in 4th place. The Chi Sox are in dead last in the AL Central and 10 1/2 back of the AL Central leading Tigers.  

The RED LEGS hit the Black Hole where Two Teams enter and its usually the Swingin' ATHLETICS who leave...REDS @ A's 2-Piece with a Side of Maple and Ash...A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report #REDLegsBiz #AsBiz

The Cincinnati Reds were more than happy to leave the "Valley of the Sun" after getting bit three times by that New Diamondback Rattler in the "BOB". The Reds enter the three game inter league set with the Oakland Athletics 3rd in the rugged NL Central. The A's are coming off 2-5 week that saw them lose 3 out of 4 vs the Rival Rangers and 2 out of 3 vs the M's.

RED LEGS @ Swingin' ATHLETICS 2-Piece with MAPLE and ASH

June 25, 2013 10:05pm ET
CIN Arroyo (6-5) vs OAK Millone (6-7)

June 26, 2013 3:35pm ET
CIN Bailey (4-5) vs OAK Griffin (5-6)

Both Teams are looking to get back to playing Good Hardball as they are more than in the race as they were easy picks to make it to Fall Baseball. The Reds are playing in the hit series "Three's Company" in the NL Central with the Redbirds and Buccos. The Athletics are playing in as we go to press the 80s Hit Movie "Carbon Copy" as they can't shake the Rangers nor can the Rangers shake them. Both need to string a couple of W's together for the good of the Clubhouse.

RAYS halted 'JAYS 11-Game Win Streak last night...Two Games left in the Pivotal AL East Series as RAYS are 1-Game up on BLUE BIRDS...A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report #RAYSBiz #BlueBIRDSbiz

Yes the Rays Pitcher Hellickson was masterful in beating the "Blue Birds last night 4-1. Now the Plot thickens as there is plenty of Hardball to play with two games left in the Series. With the Rays "W" last night they jump ahead of the Blue Birds buy one game as they both are under 4 out running down the AL East leading Carmines.

Blue BIRDS @ RAYS

June 25, 2013 7:10pm ET
TOR Buerhle (4-4) vs TB Moore (9-3)

June 26, 2013 12:10pm ET
TOR Dickey (6-8) vs TB Hernandez (4-8)

The Duel Tonight is a god one as the Blue Birds Nation saw vintage Left-Hander Mark Buerhle and when he is locked in everyone loves him as he can get through a nine inning piece in 1-hour. Moore has been the Ace since David Price went down and the Rays if they sweep could put three game between them and the 'Jays.  A Struggling R.A. Dickey will get game three against an equally struggling Roberto Hernandez of the Rays. AL East Impact Series right here as the 'Jays have done too much work to now lose 11 in a row...Lol!        

ROCKS come into FENWAY with a Hot "CAR-GO" and CUDDYER...CARMINES with a Hot "Big PAPI" leading the AL East but here come the O's, YANKS, JAYS, and RAYS...ROCKS n SOX 2-Game Set at FENWAY...A CUP OF JOE in the SHOW Report #ROCKSbiz #CARMINESbiz

The 2nd place as we go to press Colorado Rockies hit the AL East leading Boston Red Sox as the Hub is rather quiet today as the Blackhawks hoisted the Cup in their building. The Rockies are just three games back of the NL West leading D-Backs as Rockies All-Star Troy Tulowitzki is out with a Broken Ribs. The Red Sox come off of losing three out of four to the Boys in Comerica but still lead the best division in the...the AL East.

ROCKS @ CARMINES 2-Game Set

June 25, 2013 7:10pm ET
COL Nicasio (4-3) vs BOS Dempster (4-8)

June 26, 2013 4:05pm ET
COL Oswalt (4-5) vs BOS Lackey (4-5)

Dempster has been struggling for the Red Sox and Lackey i coming off Tommy John but getting back to form. The Rocks are going with the old guard in Roy Oswalt and youngster Juan Nicasio as ever game will start to weigh heavy as the Races starting heating up as we go through the dog days of summer 2k13. Rock chasing D-Backs and Bo Sox getting chased by everyone but Johnny Law.  


AL West leading Texas RANGERS hit the BRONX ZOO and the 3rd place in the AL East YANKS..A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report #RANGERSbiz #YANKSbiz

The Texas Rangers have been playing good ball and they come into Yankees Stadium having won both series versus Divisional Rival the Swingin' Athletics and #1 Record in the Show the Redbirds of St. Louis. The Yankees come off splitting a 4-game set with the Rays as the AL East heats up like a Croc Pot of Good Porridge for Little Red Riding Hood.

RANGERS @ Bronx BOMBERS

June 25, 2013 7:05pm ET
TEX Darvish (7-3) vs NYY Kuroda (7-5)

June 26, 2013 7:05pm ET
TEX Grimm (6-5) vs NYY Pettitte (5-5)

June 27, 2013 1:05pm ET
TEX Holland (5-4) vs NYY Hughes (3-6)

The Series will start out with a Bang as Yankees Nation if you haven't seen Japanese Star Yu Darvish dealing....get you a Ticket as he is Spectacular. Kuroda will be more than willing to match Yu in Game 1 trust me on that. Grimm and Pettitte will duel in game two while in game three it will be Holland and Phil Hughes.

The Yankees are in a fight in the AL East as we head to the Mid Summers Classic with 3 1/2 game separating the Top from the Bottom with the Blue Birds North of the Border en fuego. The Rangers are battling the Oakland Athletics but as we go to press it's a two-trick pony in the AL West.  

the Town's BRIAN SHAW aka "B-SHAW" finally gets the Nod and will run the Mile High NUGGETS...GRIZZ go with 6-Year Assistant JOERGER...SQUEEZE the ORANGE NBA Lead Man Edition

He played some 14 seasons in the Logo and then coached and played under the "Zen Master" Phil Jackson. His name has been mentioned for quite sometime as the next one in line to man a bench in the Logo. Former University of California at Santa Barbara Guacho Alum Brian Shaw, from East Bay, will be hired as the next Coach for the Denver Nuggets per sources.

The Nuggets won 56 games last season and are loaded with Talent even without Shooting Guard Andre Iguodala leaving the nest. It will be interesting to see what Shaw's Staff looks like and what kind of system they will run in Denver since Shaw was an assistant under the Triangle for years. He was also a leading candidate for the BK Nets Job until Jason Kidd stepped in and wowed the Nets and Billy King to get that Gig. Shaw will leave "Gold Swagger" the Indiana Pacers as Lead Assistant to take over the Nugs.

The Memphis Grizzlies name six-year assistant of the Grizz Dave Joerger who takes over from his former boss Lionel Hollins who still has not found employment. The Grizz did a smoke screen by talking to former Nugs Lead Man George Karl, current Bulls Assistant Ed Pinckney, and ex-Sins Coach Alvin Gentry. What baffles me is Hollins led the Grizz to the Western Finals, compiled a 196-155 Record then begged for his job to no avail. I know the Logo is moving towards number crunching and analytical folks but really Grizz. Mr. Joerger and Company better come out the gate swinging or there will be questions, comments, and concerns in abundance.      

Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 CONN SMYTHE Trophy Winner ...PATRICK "70s MULLET" KANE aka "KANER" or the BISON City BLUR #FEARtheINDIANhead #Fear88InRed&Black

The Conn Smythe is given to the Player who plays all the way through Ice Games Winning Time and if you ask me or a few other folks it should have been Hawks Net Minder Corey Crawford. If you can't stop the Frozen One...you have no shot"...I know you have heard that one? (Thanks Mike Emrick). Well if you don't score ...you have no shot as well. The 2013 Conn Smythe Winner is.....

the BISON CITY BLUR Numbers



23 Games (9 Goals) Nine hit the Net (10 Assists) Ten helped Teammates for a grand total of 19 Points to lead the Hawks. Kane also had a Plus/Minus of 7 as the Hawks had ten players hit double figures in points in their run to "Lord Stanley".      

The Bluedude's Co-Conn SMYTHE Winner is Net Minder Corey "Craw-Dad" Crawford as he was more than spectacular.

CRAW-DAD's Numbers










23 Games W-L (16-7) 2 OT 1 Shutout 1.84 GAA (Goals Against Average straight Parkay...Butta) .932 Save %

360 Degrees..HAWKS Back Up Net Minder Ray Emery went 17-1 during the Regular Season and he didn't even hit the Ice!

Note: Numbers from blackhawks.nhl.com

"Fight For Lord STANLEY" goes to "FROZEN TALK 1901 West Madison...Whose SECOND City now?...Team INDIAN HEAD Strikes Bean Town and the Cup is on its way to a WATER Hole in Downtown Chi City near you...HAWKS Win! HAWKS Win! HAWKS Win!

We should be talking about a Game 7 but the Ice Games Gods have spoken and told Spokes Net Minder Tukka Rask your not coming back to Chi City. The Blackhawks down 2-1 score with 1:17 to tie it up on Bicks Wrister. Then some seventeen seconds later Bollie redirects a rebound and just like that in Boston, Mass...The Cup is Coming...The Cup is Coming...The Cup is Coming...right back where it belongs in the Madhouse on Madison.

The Blackhawks somehow someway won this game and the inevitable was going to happen so why wait until a Game 7. The Spokes were more than just an Opponent as they were also worthy enough to grab "Lord Stanley" and Lids off to them. This is the Blackhawks 2nd Chip in four seasons and there is no better time for "312" to get a Banner with LeBron in Miami, the Seahawks and 49ers favorites in the NFC in 2013, and the North Siders and South Siders having "Issues" to say the least..."312" that Game 6 and the Stanley Cup was for you.

Final Numbers in Game 6....

#FearTheINDIANHead 3 #SpokesNation 2

HAWKS
Toews-er 1 Goal
Bicks 1 Goal
Bollie 1 Goal

BRUINS
Kelly 1 Goal
Lucic 1 Goal

Net Minders
CHI "Craw-Dad" 23/25 Saves
BOS Rask 28/31 Saves

The 2012-13 President's Cup Winner runs the table and gets the CUP!

Congrats Blackhawks and Indian Head Nation!
 
      

SQUEEZE the ORANGE NBA 2K13 Mock Draft #5...BULLS get KU's Mac Attack at #3...BENNETT to CAVS #1 Whoa!...MAGIC get OLADIPO...Ukrainian LEN to the mikeCATS #NBADraftBiz2K13

Yes with all the chatter on NBA Draft Week the newest rumor is the Bulls sending All-Star Small Forward Luol Deng to the Wiz Kids of D.C. for Emeka Okafor and the #3 Overall Pick. I hope that 3rd Pick doesn't wear a Hand Band and plays at Duke...yeah right!

The 5th Installment of the Bluedude's Draft Wizardry as I have watched almost all these Prospects in the last year or two.

1. Cavs PF Anthony Bennett #RunninRebs

2. Magic 2G Victor Oladipo #PinstripeRedWhiteWarmUpPants

3. Bulls (from Wizards) 2G Ben McLemore #PhogAllen

4. mikeCATS C Alex Len #FightingTurtles

5. Suns PG Michael Carter-Williams #Orangeman

6. Pelicans SF Otto Porter Jr. #HoyaParanoia

7. Sac KINGS C/PF Nerlens Noel #UKLexington

8. Pistons PG Trey Burke #Maize&Blue

9. T'Wolves SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #UGADawgs

10. Rip City PF Cody Zeller #HoosierState

11. 76ers C Rudy Gobert France

12. Thunder SF Shabazz Muhammad #UCLA

13. Mavs PG C.J. McCollum #Lehigh

14. Jazz PG Shane Larkin #TheUCoralGables
      (pictured right)

15. Bucks SG Allen Crabbe #BerkeleyGoldenBears

16. Celtics PG Dennis Schroeder #Germany

17. Hawks C Steven Adams #Pitt

18. Hawks SG Archie Goodwin #UKLexington

19. Cavs PF Tony Mitchell #NTMeanGreen

20. Wizards (from Bulls) PF Mason Plumlee #CameronIndoorHoops

21. Jazz SG/SF Reggie Bullock #TarHeels

22. Nets C Kelly Olynyk #Gonzaga

23. Pacers SG Tim Hardaway Jr. #Maize&Blue

24. Knicks PG Isiah Canaan #Racers

25. Clips SG Tony Snell #UNM

26. T'Wolves SF Glen Rice Jr. #NBDLVipers

27. Nugs SG Jamaal Franklin #SDSU

28. Spurs PG Myck Kabongo #HookemHorns

29. Thunder SG Ricky Ledo #Providence

30. Suns C Jeff Withey #PhogAllen  

Sleepers ..Texas PG Myck Kabongo....going top Spurs at #28

Falling..
Zags C Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga...going #22 to Brooklyn
    



    

"Fight for LORD STANLEY" w/ "FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison..."Is it a PARADE & CELEBRATION or a Game 7" Episode...BLACKHAWKS try to get CHIP #2 in 4 Seasons...SPOKES try to get to a Game 7...#BecauseItsTheCUP #OneGoal #TeamIdianHead #SpokesPride

Here we go as these times don't come around often as the "City with Big Shoulders" gets extra Five-O on duty and prepares for the Celebration. At the same token there is a Team across the hall from the Hawks thinking let's get back to a game 7 and put the pressure back on the Hawks. Emotions, Emotions, Emotions, and boys bottle them up as it's just another game...well until the Game 6 Winner!

June 24, 2013
NHL on NBC
Stanley Cup Finals
Game 6
@
The New Garden...Boston TD Bank North Garden

#TeamIndianHead BLACHAWKS @ #Spokes BRUINS

ICE BOOK

Hawks Center Jonathan Toews is a go...

Spokes Center Patrice Bergeron is a go...

Blackhawks looked fast in game 6 as the bruins never could get anything under them to have a shot at the "W"...Hawks have Momentum!

Bruins need to be active and get back to getting as much activity around Hawks Net Minder Crawford as possible...  

Only Eight Players remain from that Team in 2010 that won the "CUP"...what a rebuild or shall I say reload...Go Team Wirtz!

Bruins need to get David Krejci going as he is Number 1 in Playoff Scoring and #46 in the Bruins Program!

Blackhawks have to keep everything in perspective..everything and go get it and the hardest thing to do in a series is the Closeout not being Eliminated...there is a Fine Line to walk there!

The Bruins are going for with that All-Star Line of Krejci, Lucic, and Horton....if they come up BIG in Game 6...there will be a Game 7 in the Madhouse on Madison.

Blackhawks Scorer Patrick "1970s Mullet" Kane of Bison City, N.Y. is on a tear and may not stop until he drinks from "Lord Stanley Cup"..."Operation Kaner's Mullet" in full effect mode....STOP HIM...Spokes!

Bruins have to slow down the Hawks in the Neutral Zone as that has gotten away from the Bruins in this last two games...big time!

Can the Blackhawks Charter turn into the movie "Airplane" or "Soul Plane" on it's way back to Chi City with the Cup...or will it be quiet as there will be a Game 7 on Wednesday June 26, 2013

Game Time 8pm ET  "Fear The INDIAN Head"...Go Hawks!..."Operation SHAM-PAG-NA"

The Blue-Hot BLUE BIRDS travel to the RAYS for a Three Piece...and the AL East and Junior Circuit is watching Toronto's Baseball Team...A CUP of JOE in the SHOW #BlueBirdsBiz #RaysBiz

When 11 wins in a row comes to your building and within those eleven wins your team is now tied with that Team what do you do. Well we will soon find out as the Tampa Bay Rays host the hottest team in the Show and they are "North of the Border". After acquiring Studs like Jose Reyes, Mark Buerhle, and R.A. Dickey a lot of Show Analyst jumped on the 'Jays Bandwagon and rightfully so with Players already in the Clubhouse like Encarnacion, Bautista, and Rasmus. Now all that Blue Birds' "Mo" is taking front and center the AL and the AL East has taken note. The Tampa Bay Rays will be the first team to try to slow down the 'Jays as they have fell behind the 'Jays in the East this past week.

Blue BIRDS @ RAYS Three Piece at the big Home style O.J....Tropicana Field

June 24, 2013 7:10pm ET
TOR Rogers (3-2) vs TB Hellickson (5-3)

June 25, 2013 7:10pm ET
TOR Buehrle (4-4) vs TB Moore (9-3)

June 26, 2013 12:10pm ET
TOR Dickey (6-8) vs TB Hernandez (4-8)

The 'Jays have two of their prized 2k13 Free Agent Pick Ups going in this three piece in Tampa. Buehrle and Dickey have struggled but both seem to be on the come up especially Buehrle. The Rays have 9-3 Matt Moore and he has by far been the best Pitcher on the Bump for the Rays in 2K13 as 2012 AL CY Young Winner and Vandy Baseball Alum David Price went down.

The Rays come in tied with the Blue Birds for 4th in the AL East. Credit to both they are only three games out of first as the Boston Red Sox hold the feisty top-heavy AL East down.  

Note: 'Jays Jose Reyes is due back soon possibly before the Mid Summers Classic 2K13...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

LATOS saves the Trip for the RED LEGS as they get Game 4 only of the 4 Game Set vs NL West leading D-BACKS..."GET AWAY" DAY Take 5 #REDSbiz #DBAcksBiz

Reds RHP Ryan Latos saves the trip for the Reds as they went to the "Valley of the Sun" and got caught scuffling vs the NL West leading Diamondbacks. Latos went 7 2/3 allowed six hits and one run and sent some 13 D-Backs bat to the Hitting Cage to work on a few Hitting Mechanics.

The Reds got the message early as they came right out the Clubhouse and scored a crooked three in the first and added one in the second then let Latos do his thing improving to 7-1 on the season. Red Legs CF and Korean Import Shin Soo-Choo led the game off with a Solo Shot. Then MLB's #1 Twitter Handle @DatDudeBP..Reds Second Baseman Brandon Phillips went two-run bomb in the 1st as well. D-Backs Starter Randall Delgado went five allowing four runs on six hits but Two Bombs as he settled down somewhat after that shaky first inning.

The Red Legs came in the four game set 44-29 in 2nd place in the NL Central. They leave Phoenix International at 45-32 and in 3rd place in the NL Central as the Buccos swept the Halos in Orange County, Cali. and moved into 2nd place in the NL Central. The D-Backs are 41-34 and stay three full games ahead of the 2nd place Gigantes of #OrangeOctober.

"CROOKED Numbers run WILD" in the 10th in HALO Land...the BUCCOS Sweep the ANGELS...GET AWAY" Day Take 4 #BUCCOSbiz #HALOSbiz

The Pittsburgh Pirates are winning game scoring out of the Motel for the first time in a long time and they are gunning for the NL East Crown for the 1st time since those Skip Leyland, Bream, Lind,  Bonds, Van Slyke, Drabek, and Bonilla Days and not that Pirates Nation needs to be reminded of those Teams.

Well just in case your counting if Luck is on the Pirates Side or they just are playing lights out baseball the 3rd game of the Series went extra innings and the Pirates put up four only to see the Halos almost comeback and win but coming up short scoring three runs. The Pirates get the and beat the Halos 10-9 on Sunday and outscore the Angels 21 to 12 in the three game set.

Both Teams used five pitchers as the Buccos pounded out 13 hits to the Angels nine hits. The Pirates were down 6-3 in the top half of the ninth and scored three to tie the game. The Buccos now are a season-high 16 games over .500 at 46-30 and just a game and a half behind the Redbirds in the NL East as they have jumped the Reds. The Angels fall to 33-43 and some 10 1.2 games back of the AL West leading Rangers and that is a Tale of Two Ball Clubs. As Addition by subtraction from your Rival means nothing anymore but that is a story for another day.      

HARVEY, WRIGHT, and the 'AMAZINS roll through BROAD Street Philly...METS 8 Phightin' PHILS 0 in NL East Hardball...GET AWAY" Day Take 3

The Mets might not be in he race as we go to press but you can go ahead and pencil in Mets RHP and Rook Matt Harvey as NL Rookie of the Year as he mowed down the Phils on a short day of work Only throwing 72 pitches Harvey goes six strong innings allowing just two hits no ducks to cross the dish and striking out six with a free pass offered.

$120 Million worth of Amazins' Hot Corner and the pride of Norfolk Vee-Aaa...David Wright went "Cooperstown" N.Y. on Phightin' Phils Pitching going 4 for 5 with 2 runs scored and two ribbies with a side of Solo Shot. The Phils 1 through four hitters of J-Roll, Chase, Young, and Ryan went a combined 4 for 15 with four K's as they left three ducks on the pond.

The Mets have a plethora of Young Arms led by Harvey as Zach Wheeler is hot on his heels as the #2 Arm behind Harvey. At 30-42 they should be in the middle of the NL East if they can keep getting good starting pitching and timely hitting especially from Amazins' Star Hot Corner David Wright. Phils' Starter LHP John Lanaan was chased after five innings giving up six runs on eight hits.

   

BRAVES finally end their MISERY vs the "PIWOWARZY"...that is BREWERS in Polish for POLISH Heritage Day in Miller Park..."GET AWAY" DAY Take 2 #TOMAHAWK404biz #BrewCrewBiz

The Atlanta Braves are more than happy to get that Charter out of Beer Town USA...Milwaukee in the Sky as they get game 3 of a three game set. The Brewers won the first two games by the score of 2-0 and the Braves finally found their Twigs and starting hitting the "Pelota" in Miller Park the "House of Horrors" for the Braves.

On Polish Heritage Day in Miller Park the Braves beat the Brew Crew 7-4 as Braves Starter Paul Maholm gets the win but it wasn't an impressive one. Maholm went five innings allowing four runs on eighth hits and a 2-run bomb to "Piwowarzy" Back Stop Johnathan Lucroy.

The Braves chased Brew Crew Starter Alfredo Figaro after just 3 1/3 innings. Figaro gets touched up for six runs on nine hits and he gave up three Big Flies to the Braves. The Braves put up a crooked four in the top half of the first and then cruised after that. The Brewers put up four in the bottom half of the 5th but still were down 5-4. The Hitting Star for the Braves was back stop Bob McCann who was 3 for 4 with a Grand Slam in the 1st and a run scored.

Braves move to 44-33 and still lead the NL East by six full games over the Nats. The Piwowarzy falls to 31-43 and back twelve in the Top-Heavy NL Central led by the Redbirds of the Lou.      

MAKING NOISE with the CLIPS trying to get that 1st CHIP...LOB City has a New Lead Man and it's the CELTS Glenn "DOC" Rivers ...is the "Big TICKET" and the "TRUTH" Next? #CLIPSBiz #DocRiversBiz

Finally after Doc Rivers was trying to take Bird, McHale, and the Chief along with the "Big Ticket" to Staples Blue and Red. The Deal was back on late Saturday night after numerous outlets reported that Magic Johnson's Former "Showtime" Sidekick Byron Scott was getting heavily in negotiations with the Clips because Doc's Deal was null and void.

What the Clips get:

Lead Man Glenn "Doc" Rivers and they have reportedly agreed to a new 3-year $21 Million Deal...

What the C's get:

Future 1st Rounders from the Clips and off the Hook for Doc's remaining contract...

What the Clips might still get:

The "Big Ticket" Kevin Garnett as he enters his last two years at around $22 Million plus...

The Truth..Paul Pierce as he has a $14 Million 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit but a $4 Million buyout

The Clips still need to upgrade and just think they have plenty of Trade Assets in Point Guard Eric Bledsoe and Big DeAndre Jordan among others. They were not the most sound defensively under "VDN" ...Vinny Del Negro and with the New Sheriff in town "Doc" Rivers...get in shape Clips...we are guarding some folks in 2013-14!

Clips making a Huge Move to get to the "Fight for Larry"...Donald Sterling spending Money is like Bears QB Jay Cutler with a Personality..Never!



Hurricane BLUE JAYS North of the Border runs through the Charm City ORIOLES....86 B-More CRAB Cakes and Camden Baseball...'JAYS 11th Straight "W" "GET AWAY" DAY Take 1

The Toronto Blue Jays had one thing on their mind and that was to send the Charm City Orioles back to the States thinking about the New Blue Jays. O's Starter RHP Freddy Garcia (who needs to be Optioned or waived) was chased after 2 1/3 Inning as though the Orioles were throwing this game away and Freddy was "Chum" and the 'Jays were Great White Sharks off Seal Island near South Africa. Garcia gave up seven runs on seven hits and one bomb in 2 1/3 Innings. 'Jays Starter Josh Johnson went six allowing four runs on seven hits through six innings.

The 'Jays put up crooked numbers up in the 3rd, 4th, and 7th while Encarnacion and Rasmus went deep for the Blue Jays. The O's bright spot was second baseman Ryan Flaherty going deep twice on 'Jays Pitching. The 'Jays came in 34-36 and now move to 38-36. The O's came in 42-30 and leave Toronto 42-34 as the Bronx Bombers move into a tie for 2nd in the AL East with the O's. The 'Jats move ahead of the rays for now and 4th in the AL East.

Eleven W's in a row for the Blue Jays....

SQUEEZE the ORANGE NBA 2K13 Mock Draft #4 ...BENNETT to the WIZ Kids...MAC Attack to QUEEN City NC...and McCOLLUM to RIP City...What in ADIDAS Authentic NBA Duds is going on? #NBAGreenRoomAction

The 4th Installment of the NBA 2K13 Draft Picks has even more surprises an all of this means nothing of the Cavs decide to move number one.

Note: Mock Draft is 1st Round Only....

1. Cavs SF Otto Porter Jr. #GTown

2. Mouse Town Magic C Nerlens Noel #UK

3. Wiz Kids PF Anthony Bennett #UNLV

4. mikeCats SG Ben McLemore #thePhogLore

5. PHX SG Victor Oladipo #Hoosiers

6. NOLA C Alen Len #Maryland

7. Kings PG Trey Burke #Wolverines

8. Pistons PG Michael Carter-Williams #CuseOrange

9. T'Wolves SG K. Caldwell-Pope #UGA

10. Rip City SG C.J. McCollum #LehighEngineering

11. 76ers PF Cody Zeller #Hoosiers

12. Thunder Up C Steven Adams #PITTPanthers

13. Mavs SF Shabazz Muhammad #WestwoodHoops

14. PHX C Rudy Gobert #France

15. Fear The Deer PG Shane Larkin #theUCoralGables

16. Celtics SF Glen Rice Jr. #NBDLVipers

17. Hawks SF CJ Leslie #NCState

18. Hawks C Gorgui Deng #UofLCards

19. Cavs C Kelly Olynyk #Zags

20. SEE RED SG Tim Hardaway Jr. #UMAnnArbor
      (pictured right the Son of HEAT former PG and now VP Tim Hardaway Sr.)

21. Jazz PG Dennis Schroeder #Germany

22. Brooklyn PF Tony Mitchell #NTMeanGreen

23. Gold Swagger SG/SF Reggie Bullock #UNC

24. Knicks Tape PF Mason Plumlee #CameronKrazies

25. LOB City C Jeff Withey #RockChalk

26. T'Wolves C Lucas Noguiera #Brazil

27. Nugs SG Jamal Franklin #SDSU

28. Spurs SG Ricky Ledo #Friars

29. OKC SF Tony Snell #UNMLobos

30. Suns G/F Allen Crabbe #CalBerkeley


Shooters in the 23K13 Draft...Reggie Bullock, Ben McLemore, Tim Hardaway Jr., Shane Larkin, Trey Burke, Glen Rice Jr., and Jamal Franklin...Consistetm Shooters from the Arc

Thursday June 27th at 7pm ET....2K13 NBA Draft
 



SUNDAY TALK...REVIS Island plus @theHAWK38 = the CAPE Crusaders and #FIREtheCannons and #ItsABucsLife....Where you at "LEGION of Boom" 12th Man Space Needle? #NFLSecondaryTalk

There is the 49ers vs Seahawks the New Steelers vs Ravens Rivalry and one of you need to win the "Fight for Vince" (Super Bowl) to validate that as all that other "Stuff" is Pool Hall Talk. Now we have who is the best secondary on Sunday with most observers rolling with the Seattle Seahawks Earl of Hookem' Horns, Cam of Beamer Ball, Browner of Corvallis U Football, and of course Sherm of Compton by way of the Farm in Palo Alto and all of that together is the "Legion of Boom". Now the Big Pirate Ship's New Island or only Island and a man called @theHawk38... that has opened up a can of Sunday Secondary Talk and its hmmm hmmm good!

Bucs new Cornerback Darrelle Revis recently said, " that he thinks 2K13 Bucs Free Agent Pick Up Dashon Goldson, @theHawk38, is the best Safety in Football and that He and Revis together is then "Cape Crusaders"...Batman and Robin". Well considering they have yet to step on the field I would have to say the Seahawks with an Asterik. That Asterik comes from the "Legion of Boom" getting torched by the "Peach Drop 3"...Roddy, Julio, and Gonzo or did you forget. Yes that Falcons Trio with Reel "Matty Ice" ate up that Seahawks Secondary (and the 49ERS Corners a week after) the week after and slow all that talk down as the Bucs might have the #1 Secondary in Football. All of that will be depended on not Revis or Goldson but the other Safety Mark "Robber" Barron and corners like Eric Wright and Rookie Stud and 2012 Jim Thorpe Award Winner Jonathan Banks of Starksville Mississippi U. Real interesting talk though as a healthy Revis with the @theHawk38 seems to be a bit menacing to Sunday Signal-Callers and Wilson Pigskin Grabbers.

Imagine that!

the Big PIRATE Ship Secondary vs "Legion of Boom"

#ItsABucsLife

LCB Revis Island
SS Robber Barron
FS @theHawk38 (pictured right #38)
RCB "Don't throw Wright"

vs

#LegionOfBoom

LCB Sherm
SS Kam..Whooooooa! Kam
FS the "Earl of Boom" (pictured right #29)
RCB B-Dub

See you on Sunday!




Saturday, June 22, 2013

"SKY WATCH" Report..."No FEVER here" Episode...The SKY Leaders step up in Indiana in PRINCE, DELLE DONNE, and FOWLES to K.O. FEVER...No Star SF Tamika Catchings for Indiana #SKYgang #WNBAWhyNot?

The Chicago Sky get rid of a short two-game skid as they go into Indiana and beat the Fever 71-61. The Sky and Fever went back and forth until the Final frame where the Sky took a 22-10 advantage and that was the difference in the final score as the Sky trailed 51-59 after three frames.

The Sky are happy to have shooting guard Epiphany Prince back as she nets 21 points, Rook Star Elena Delle Donne gets 13 pints and seven rebounds and All-Star Sylvia Fowles adds 11 points and seven boards. The Fever were led by Guard Shavonte Zellous as she netted 17 points for the Fever. Not to make any excuses for the Sky "W" the Fever missed All-WNBA and Olympian Tamika Catchings as she was out with a bad back.    

The Keys to the Sky "W" was a +15 rebounding advantage and shooting just under 48% from the field while holing the Fever to just over 31% from the field.

Next up for the Sky...Wednesday June 26 versus the New York Liberty and former Chicago Marshall High School Star and Rutgers All-American PG Cappie Pondexter.        

GREINKE answers his DEMONS and beats 'DRES..."Mad MAX beyond COMERICA" beat CARMINES for #11...D-BACKS take first Three from RED LEGS...A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report

So much for the Melee back in April between the Boys in Blue and Padres as Greinke and Carlos Quentin renewed acquaintances. The Zach-ster beat the 'Dres in the Big Animal Clinic...Petco Park 6-1 and Zach what did you bring?...My A-Game...Dodger Nation he said A-Game! Eight Innings later Greinke allowed four hits and one run while sending eight Padres Players back to the Bench wanting to run to the mound for different reasons. In a bigger scheme of things the Dodgers needed this one as they had lost the first two of the four game set. Both A-Gon and Hanley went yard as former Red Legs RHP Edinson Volquez gets chased after 5 2/3 inning giving up five runs on just two hits. Dodgers still 9 1/2 games off the front running D-Backs in the NL West.

After Victor Martinez went Granny in the bottom half of the fist frame for the Tigers RHP "Mad Max beyond Comerica" took care of the rest for his AL Leading 11th victory. The Carmines did get two off of Mad Max in the Top half of the First with one run off of a Solo Shot by "Big Papi" Ortiz. It was that dynamic Duo at the top of the Tigers Line Up at it again in CF Austin Jackson and LF Torii Hunter. They combined for three runs, one RBI, and six for ten from the dish. Victor Martinez did the most damage for the Tigers as he went 3 for 5 with 5 RBI's including the aforementioned Grand Slam. The Tigers need to get Sunday's Game for a four game series split.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have to be feeling it now and for you in the NL West that don't think they are for real...please read! The Cincinnati Reds get two in the top of the ninth only to have Cuban Flame-Throwing LHP Aroldis Chapman on the mound throwing faster than a speeding bullet and guess who prevailed in the end....D-Backs Nation Stand Up! The D-Backs get a game-tying bomb off Chapman to tie it in the bottom of the ninth from former Reds OF Jay Bruce. Then Jason Kubel gets the walk-off single and for Red Skip Dusty Baker consistency is not a word he can use for Chapman of late.  What's worse is the Reds were looking to get their fist "W" of the four-game set. D-Backs 9-game winner missed getting his 10th "W" when D-Backs Closer Heath Bell blew the save in the top half of the 9th.  

"Fight for LORD STANLEY" w/FROZEN TALK 1901 West Madison "KANER 88 Edition"...HAWKS win 3-1 as "Citizen KANE" puts Two Frozen Ones in Net...BERGERON and TOEWSER hurt...HAWKS up 3-2...PARADE Route to State Street June 28th 11 A.M...#FearTheIndianHead SPOKES! #OneGoal #StanleyCupFinal #BecauseItsTheCup


The Chicago Blackhawks are far removed from that 3-1 deficit to the Fake Red Army...the Detroit Red Wings but they need to close it out Monday Night. Behind two scores from RW Patrick Kane, an Empty Netter, and #FearTheINDIANhead Net Minder Corey "Craw-Dad" Crawford's In-Glass Case Goal Tending...the Hawks beat the Bruins 3-1.

It appears the bigger the game the bigger "Kaner 88" rises up as the Blackhawks after their 2nd cup in the last four seasons. The Bruins looked out of it from the jump and they didn't start really playing until Bruins Defenseman Zdeno Chara struck Gold past Crawford early in the 3rd frame. The Hawks kept their gas on the pedal and Crawford played one of his better games and arguably his best of the Stanley Cup Final in Game 5. "Craw-Dad" stopped 24 of 25 shots and Bruins Net Minder Tukkaa Rask stopped 29 of 31 shots including multiple odd man rushes late in the 3rd frame by the Hawks.

Team Indian Head now heads back to the "Hub" to hopefully take care of business Monday Night. Two huge injuries in the game that will know more later is Centers Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins and Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks. Bergeron didn't even finish the 2nd frame and Toewser was on the bench the whole 3rd frame.

Hawks up 3-2 with a Friday June 28th Parade Route on State Street in Sight..."Fear the Indian Head" SPOKES!



CHACIN rolls as ROCKS take care of NATS...BAUTISTA is back for 'JAYS...YANKS come back on RAYS late...# A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report #SaturdayAtTheBallPark

The Rockies get caught up in STRASBURG Mania last night on Potomac but Rocks RHP Jhoulys Chacin took care of Nats today with a 7 inning five hit no runs allowed performance. The Rockies helped him out the gate by putting a crooked three in the 1st and fourth innings as the Rockies win by a score of 7-1. Rockies Star Carlos "Car-Go" Gonzalez was relatively quiet going 1 for 5 but it was Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu who carried the Rockies going 3 for 5 including a solo shot. Both teams are .500 as the Nats are 32 in the NL East and the Rocks #3 in the NL West.

The Yankees survived Ace CC. Sabathia giving up a Granny to Rays Rookie OF Wil Myers as Vernon Wells goes a bases loaded clearing double in the 7th to give the Bronx Bombers Win #41 on the season as they stay on pace with the O's and Carmines.  Sabathia gets the "W" and moves to 8-5 as he gave up five runs on six hits in seven innings including giving up two souvenirs in the bleachers. Yankees Rookie Center Fielder Zoilo Almonte knocks in three runs in his Yankees 2K13 debut.

The Toronto Blue Jays continue their ascent to the middle of the pack in the AL East as they beat the O's again 4-2. RHP Chien-Ming Wang went 6 1/3 innings allowing juts four hits and a run. The O's Starter Miguel Gonzalez went seven strong and allowed three runs on three hits in 7 1/3 innings. The big blow with the game tied in the bottom of the eight frame 'Jays OF Jose Bautista's Two-Run Big Fly and for the Jays that's ten in a row. Now the 'Jays are 37-36 and tied for 4th with the Rays and only four games out of 1st place...absolutely remarkable June Run for the 'Jays.