Monday, August 11, 2014

DODGERS 6 BRAVES 2 F...Ex-Twinkies RHP CORREIA brings his A-Game with new DUDS on and CRAWFORD, A-GON, and PUIG 66 provide the Support for DODGER Blue..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" as the BLUE Crew is a Crooked 5 up on the idle GIGANTES in the West! #LADvsATL

Kevin Correia felt right at home as the Dodgers who need another Arm get it going late vs the Braves Country in the Chop Shop for a 6-2 "W". Dodger Blue with the win moves up a 1/2 game more on the idle Gigantes and moving to 68-52 which is five games up in the NL West.

The Braves behind Starter Julio Teheran started the runs scoring with a Justin Upton run-scoring single in the 4th to make it 1-0 Atlanta. Correia though helped his own cause starting the 6th with a single. Four single later and a force out here and there the Dodgers were up 3-1.

The Dodger Pen held up from there as LAD put a crooked three up in the 8th and the Braves added one in the 9th losing 6-2. Correia gets the "W" going six allowing a run on four hits. Dodgers OF Carl Crawford goes 3 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored. Puig and A-Gon each collect two hits as the Dodgers look to be making a push to the NL West Title.

The Braves Teheran falls to 10-9 in 2014 allowing five runs on nine hits through 7 1/3. The Braves fall a 1/2 game behind the idle Nats at 60-58 and four games back.

ATHLETICS 2 ROYALS 3 F...the ROYALS are tied with the Motor City KITTIES move over CAR MAKERS it's all about K.C. BBQ and K.C Hardball...."MAKING NOISE" talking TIGERS & ROYALS all knotted up in the Central! #ALCentralBusiness

The Kansas City Royals beat the Athletics and Ace Sonny Gray moving into a tie in the AL Central with the Detroit Tigers. Compounding the "L" the Tigers took from the Buccos was RHP Justin Verlander exiting with reported Right Shoulder Soreness and that is not a good look.

The Royals on an eight-game win streak went up 2-0 after two as they were getting to Gray. Gray settled down and the A's in the 3rd tied the game on a Brandon Moss two run-scoring single off Royals Starter Yordano Ventura.

The game moved into the bottom of the 7th still 2-2 when Alcides Escobar gets a two-our run scoring single scoring Nori Aoki and that was the ball game. Greg Holland picks up his AL leading 35th save for the Royals. Gray moves to 12-6 as the Royals move to first place at 63-52.

The Tigers lose their AL Central lead but they are all worried about Verlander who went down after one. The Buccos hammered the Tigers 11-6 as the Bucs remain 2.5 games behind the Brew Crew who beat the Cubbies.

Tigers struggling to stay afloat as the AL Central leader now gets the Royals riding shotgun!
 

ATHLETICS @ ROYALS in a possible preview of an ALDS Series 2K14..."WEEKDAY BENDERS" going "Battle on the JUNIOR Circuit"! #OAKvsKC #SwinginELEPHANTS #KCHardball

The Oakland Athletics have put four game between them and the feisty Halos of Anaheim Hardball. The Kansas City Royals have won seven in a row as they started the streak back in Oakland winning two of three and then swept the D-Backs and Gigantes as all K.C. Hardball sees is the Motor City Kitties and the AL Central Division Title. This series should be top-shelf with some serious Junior Circuit Happenings!

#SwinginELEPHANTS OAKLAND (72-45 1st AL West)
@
#KCHardball KANSAS CITY (63-53 2nd AL Central)
A Junior Circuit Four-Piece Treat

Monday August 11, 2014 @ 8:10pm ET       
OAK Gray (12-5) vs KC Ventura (9-8)

Tuesday August 12, 2014 @ 8:10pm ET
OAK Lester (12-7) vs KC Guthrie (8-9)

Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 8:10pm ET
OAK Kazmir (13-4) vs KC Vargas (8-5)

Thursday August 14, 2014 @ 2:10pm ET 
OAK Samardzija (5-8) vs KC Shields (11-6)

Look at the Arms going in this Series as it looks like the official Rotation for the 2014 ALCS for the Swingin' Elephants. The Royals are not throwing no Ramen Noodle Diet on the Bump as well as you can throw out them records.

Stars at the Dish...

#EastBayHardball
3B J. Donaldson .250 23 HR 80 RBI
1B B. Moss .246 23 HR 72 RBI
C D. Norris .299 10 HR 47 RBI

#KCHardball
3B M. Moustakas .199 14 HR 47 RBI
LF A. Gordon .279 12 HR 53 RBI
C S. Perez .271 14 HR 48 RBI

DODGERS @ BRAVES in "WEEKDAY BENDERS" as the "BLUE CREW" leading the West heads into the CHOP SHOP with BRAVES Country running on new "HOPE" in the NL East...#LADvsATL #DodgerNation #BravesCountry

The L.A. Dodgers lost two of three in Milwaukee but avoided the sweep yesterday as Clayton Kershaw did what Clayton Kershaw does. The Braves took care of the NL East leading Washington Nationals as they took two of three with all three games filled with October-Like Drama. Now we get four in HOTlanta with all kinds of Senior Circuit Ramifications.

#BlueCrew LOS ANGELES (67-52 1st NL West)
@
#BravesCountry ATLANTA (60-57 2nd NL East)
A Four-Piece Treat on the Senior Circuit

Monday August 11, 2014 @ 7:10pm ET
LAD Corriea (5-13) vs ATL Teheran (10-8)

Tuesday August 12, 2014 @ 7:10pm ET 
LAD Haren (9-9) vs ATL Minor (4-7)

Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 7:10pm ET 
LAD Ryu (13-5) vs ATL Santana (11-6)

Thursday August 14, 2014 @ 12:10pm ET 
LAD Hernandez (6-8) vs ATL Harang (9-6)

Corriea will get the start after coming over from the Twinkies for the Dodgers. The Braves will have their top three going in Teheran, Santana, and Harang.

Stars at the Dish...

#DODGERnation
1B A-Gon .269 17 HR 79 RBI
LF M. Kemp .284 14 HR 52 RBI
2B D. Gordon .287 51 SB 62 R

#BRAVEScountry
LF J. Upton .279 21 HR 67 RBI
1B F. Freeman .288 16 HR 64 RBI
C E. Gattis .277 17 HR 44 RBI

  

TIGERS vs PIRATES in "WEEKDAY BENDERS" a Home and Home Series...TIGERS a 1/2 game up on ROYALS and BUCCOS 2.5 games back of BREW CREW as the OCTOBER Hardball Race Plot thickens...#DETvsPIT #MotorCityKitties #RaiseTheJollyRoger

A four-piece going home and home and inter league as the first place in AL Central Detroit Tigers face off against the 3rd place in the NL Central Pittsburgh Pirates. The Tigers just a 1/2 game up on the 2nd place K.C. Royals have blown opportunities to create separation. The Pirates know the Redbirds, Reds, and Brewers will all be in the mix come late September but it's all business from here on out!

#MotorCityKitties DETROIT (63-52 1st AL Central)
vs
#RaiseTheJollyRoger PITTSBURGH (62-55 3rd NL Central)
An Inter League August Feast 

Monday August 11, 2014 @ 7:05pm ET
DET Verlander (10-10) vs PIT Locke (3-3)

Tuesday August 12, 2014 @ 7:05pm ET 
DET TBD vs PIT Volquez (9-7)

Wednesday August 13, 2014 @ 7:08pm ET 
PIT Worley (5-1) vs DET TBD

Thursday August 14, 2014 @ 1:08pm ET 
PIT TBD vs DET Scherzer (13-4)

Yes the Pirates will see Verlander in game 1 and Mad Max in game 4. Locke, Volquez, and Worley are on the clock heading into September.

Stars at the Dish

#DET
DH V-Mart .321 23 HR 68 RBI
1B Miggy .304 17 HR 84 RBI
2B I. Kinsler .291 11 HR 62 RBI

#PIT
2B N. Walker .277 16 HR 50 RBI
3B El Toro .232 15 HR 49 RBI
RF J. Harrison .313 10 HR 38 RBI

Sunday, August 10, 2014

NATS 1 BRAVES 3 F...WOOD needed to go get it as the CHOP SHOP Line Up also needed to get GIO as they take two of three from the NATS in a Series with October Hardball written all over it!..."GET AWAY DAY" as the NL East Race gets tighter! #WSHvsATL

The Nats/Braves Tilt tonight at Turner Field was a microcosm of the Three-Piece as the Braves won 7-6 Friday Night with the Nats winning in Extras on Saturday 4-1 in 12. It was Braves Starter Alex Wood out dueling Nats Starter Gio Gonzlaez as those Braves Bats did just enough for a 3-1 "W"!

Nats Star SS Ian Desmond struck first in the 4th taking Wood for a Solo Ride making it 1-0 Nats. The Braves in their half of the 4th ties it up as Justin Upton takes Gio "Yard" for a Solo Blast himself as Atlanta took the lead for good on a Jason Heyward run-scoring single in the 5th.

Gio replaced right after that goes 4 2/3 innings allowing six hits and two runs walking four and striking out eight. Wood was cruising as he gives up that Jack by Desmond through seven strong allowing five hits as he struck out a dozen getting the win.

The Braves added some insurance on an Evan Gattis single scoring Chris Johnson. Braves Country then made that call to the Pen for Chop Shop Captain Save-A-Game Craig Kimbrel as he goes "K" and two groundouts for his 34th save of 2014.

Braves 3.5 games back moves to 60-57. The Nats at 63-53 will be at Citi Field starting Monday Night with the Braves hosting the sNL West leading Dodgers.



 

NL WILD CARD Doings 2K14 in "WORD Around the WARNING Track"...is all about the NL CENTRAL as the REDBIRDS and BUCCOS have both feet in the Wild Card and Central Division with the GIGANTES, BRAVES Country, and RED LEGS in the neighborhood! #OctoberHardballOrBust!

The best Division in the Show and it isn't even close as the NL Central again reigns supreme. The Beer Makers lead the Division but they have elite company in the NL Wild Card Leading Redbirds of Baseball Town USA and the Bucs of 'Burgh Hardball and you thought it was Pens and Steelers along Three Rivers!

The back drop to that NL Central show is San Fran Hardball, the NL Central residing Red Legs, and Braves Country. They all have s hot at the Divisions and they also have serious shots at the Senior Circuit Wild Card!

"WORD Around the WARNING Track" Senior Circuit Wild Card 2K14...  
Note: Seeds #1 and #2 get NL Wild Cards

NL Wild Card Seeds 2K14

Leaders: 
Note: with games behind the Redbirds

1. #Redbirds (62-54) -
2. #Buccos (62-55) .5

Followers:
Note: with Games behind the #2 Buccos

3. #SFGiants (62-56) .5
4. #BravesCountry (59-57) 2.5
5. #RedLegs (60-58) 2.5
6. #FightinFish (57-60) 5.0
7. #Amazins (56-62) 6.5
8. #Friars (54-62) 7.5
9. #Phightins (53-65) 9.5

360 Degrees...

Both the Redbirds and Buccos are going for the NL Central Title as the Beer Makers are leading by 2 and 2.5 games...

The Giants getting swept by the Royals find themselves 4.5 back of the Dodgers in the NL West but miraculously behind the NL Wild Card #2 Slot by a 1/2 game...go figure!

The Braves in action tonight is trying move up a game to 3.5 back of the NL East leading Nats...as they are just 2.5 games back of the Buccos in the Wild Card...

The Red Legs just five back of the Beer makers have to be thinking if we can put together a 5-6 game win streak lookout...

The Marlins seven back in the East and five back in the Wild Card...50/50

The Mets, Padres, and Phils are all on the outside looking in but a week of getting hot of making noise in the Wild Card...


          

AL Wild Card Business 2K14 in "WORD Around the WARNING TRACK"..the HALOS have the 1st AL Wild Card on LOCK...who will be Wild Card #2 on the JUNIOR Circuit as we take a Sneak Peek in early August? #FallClassicInvite2K14

The Division leaders on the Junior Circuit are all in tight races except maybe the Birds of Charm City Hardball leading the Blue Birds and Yanks by over 5 games each. The Tigers are in a fight with K.C. Hardball and the Swingin' Elephants of East Bay Hardball is trying top pull away from the Halos of Orange County Hardball.

The Halos have the best of both Worlds as they stay close to the AL West Division Title as well as putting some games between them and the AL Wild Card Hopefuls. Let's take a look at the AL Wild Card Race as we go to press with all parties involved.

"WORD Around the WARNING Track" talking AL Wild Card 2K14...
Note: Seeds #1 and #2 get the AL Wild Card Slots

AL Wild Card Seeds 2K14

Leaders:
Note: with Games behind the #1 Halos

1. #Halos (68-49) -
2. #KCHardball (63-53) 4.5

Followers: 
Note: with Games behind the #2 Royals

3. #Ms (62-55) 1.5
4. #BlueBirds (63-56) 1.5
5. #BronxBombers (61-56) 2.5
6. #Tribe (59-59) 5.0
7. #RaysNation (57-60) 6.5
8. #PaleHose (56-63) 8.5

360 Degrees...

The Halos four games back of the A's with work to do as they get bad news about LHP Tyler Skaggs who by most reports is headed to Tommy John Surgery...and that is not a good look!

The Royals will get the Oakland Athletics as for three starting on Monday as they trail the Motor City Kitties by a 1/2 game in the Central...and who needs the Wild Card when the Division is at your feet!

The Mariners ten games back of the A's in the division are locked in on the AL Wild Card and at this point that is realistic expectations...  

The Toronto Blue Birds five back of the O's are right in the middle of both worlds like the Royals...

The Yanks six back of the O's are fading in the East but just 2.5 games back in the AL Wild Card as they lost both C.C. and Tanaka for 2014...

Tribe is the hottest Team on the Junior Circuit of late not counting the Royals as they are 5.5 of the Tigers but five off the Wild Card...they have a realistic shot at both!

The Rays have cooled of and the Pale Hose have a wing and a prayer as they must start winning every series to get back into the Wild Card...

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 189....PURPLE REIGN losing D-LINE Contributors...WIGGINS wants his 10K Lakes JERSEY...you think so?...SUGAR RAY of JORDAN Brand who will it be? #RAVENSnation #TWolvesWigginsBiz #JesusShuttlesworthChasingBling

The news keeps getting worse in Ravens Camp as they lose another off the D-Line. Through numerous Media Outlets the Ravens have list 2nd-year DE Kapron Moore-Lewis of Notre Dame to what is being deemed as a Ruptured Achilles Tendon. This news comes two after they lost 2014 4th round DE Brent Urban of the Wahoos U Football to a Torn ACL.

That from an NFL Heads no matter who you for or against is bad business. 2014 2nd Rounder Timmy Jernigan of the FSU 'Noles will have to step up in a big way as he is more than capable.

Word out of Andrew Wiggins Camp is that he can't wait to get started in his new home of the Twin Cities and playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Well Drew what else were you going to say. I look at the whole ordeal as a great opportunity instead of sitting behind LeBron and Dion Waiters and whoever else the Cavs bring over you play right away.

T'Wolves PG Ricky Rubio dba "La Pistola" is a pass 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Point and you should get some easy looks your in your Rookie Campaign! Plus it will be Drew and fellow Canadian Anthony Bennett joining you and of course the weather will be no issue.

Now the Cavs who already have Team AARP but they are certified and verified NBA Snipers in James "305" Jones and Mike "M&M Plain" Miller are trying to add one more. The Logo's All-Time Money Ball Maker from the "Land of Plenty" in "Sugar Ray" Allen of Jordan Brand who is already Legendary! Allen says the Cavs are in the lead but what if...just what of the Bulls come calling would they have shot?          

CARDINALS 8 ORIOLES 3 F...REDBIRDS in the end leave CHARM City Hardball eating CRAB CAKES and eating up Game 3 avoiding the 0-3 Weekend in CAMDEN!..."GET AWAY DAY" REDBIRDS Pitching, WONG, & BOURJOS put Baseball Town USA in the Win Column! #STLvsBAL

A mark of a good team is bouncing back from some adversity and that means losing a few then getting back on track not losing for a whole week or Motel Trip. The St. Louis Cardinals and Starter Lance Lynn answer the bell and for once in their Three-Piece with the O's...get Crab Cakes for an Entree!

The Fireworks started in the 1st with the Cards putting up a crooked two on O's Starter Kevin Gausman. The O's came right back with one in their half making it 2-1 Redbirds. Lynn would hunker down after that and give up two more runs but would leave in the 5th with a 4-3 lead.

The Redbirds Pen held up to their credit as they add a run in the 8th and that would set the table for thsi in the 9th frame.  Redbirds CF Peter Bourjos would take O's Captain Save-A-Game Zach Britton deep for a Three-Run Round Tripper turning a 5-3 Redbirds leads into a 8-3 route. Britton trying to stay sharp for the O's next time he is called will probably go Bullpen Sessions the nest day off for the O's to get that good Closing Stuff back!

Lynn gets the "W" (12-8) as Kolten Wong (4 for 5 w/2 R) along with Bourjos are the redbirds Heroes for this game and a game they needed to get chasing the NL Central leading Brewers by just two games now after Milwaukee lost on Sunday.

Nick Markakis was the leader for the O's going 4 for 5 scoring two runs with an RBI!

The O's dba "Birds en Fuego" falls to 67-50 still that is good for a 5.5 game lead on the Blue Birds in the East!  

DODGERS 5 BREWERS 1 F...There was no one getting "SWEPT" today at the "Big KEG" MILLER PARK as KERSHAW & A-GON put in end to that Broom & Dust Pan Business..."GET AWAY DAY" with an ICE Pack on the Left Shoulder n Elbow of @ClaytonKersh22! #LADvsMIL

Let's be honest Beer Makers Nation was tailgating like it was the Packers vs Bears waiting to sweep the Dodgers and beat Clayton Kershaw. In turn Clayton Kershaw knew he could not leave Beer Town USA and the "Big Keg" Miller Park without giving all the youngsters their Sunday's Money Worth and he didn't disappoint!

Behind eight typical Kershaw Frames allowing a run on six hits and striking out six with two walks the Dodgers avoid the sweep from the "Brew Crew".  Beer Makers Nation takes an "L" but they witnessed the #1 Arm on the "Bump" in the Show not in the Captain Save-A-Game category.

The Dodgers Offense knew they had to give their #1 Ace a little breathing room and they did but not without some early unexpected turbulence in the nine inning flight! The Brew Crew struck in the 1st inning on a Ryan Braun single scoring Carlos Gomez to make it 1-0 Brew Crew!  All that hype some two hours and some change later turned into watching the "Blue Crew" shaking hands in the middle of the field as Brewers Nation gets a "Drive Home Safely"!

Dodgers First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit a Sac-Fly in the 3rd to tie the game at 1-1. In the 5th Matt Kemp hits a run-scoring single scoring A-Gon to make it 2-1 Dodgers. Brewers Starter Jimmy Nelson (L 6 IP 8 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 3 SO) pitched well enough to win but not well enough to beat Clayton. In the 7th it was A-Gon doubling scoring Carl Crawford and that would be the ball game. A.J. Ellis would later go Solo Bomb in the 8th with Kershaw singling home Miguel Rojas making it 5-1 LAD!

The Dodgers move to 67-52 as they gain a game on the down and out Gigantes who get swept by the Royals in K.C. and lead by 4.5 games. The Brewers at 65-53 lead the Redbirds in the Central by two games.

INDIANS 4 YANKEES 1 F...TRIBE Starter CARRASCO and TRIBE Hitters methodically take apart the BRONX BOMBERS and Starter KURODA taking the Rubber Game!..."GET AWAY DAY" C-TOWN Hardball moves to .500 in the Central! #CLEvsNYY

Tribe Starter Carlos Carrasco was dealing as he goes five strong giving up just two hits and striking out four. The Tribe Pen was thriving as they go four frames allowing a run on three hits striking out one.

Yankees Starter Hiroki Kuroda gets hit with Tribe "Small Ball" as they gets a run-scoring single in the 1st and a Sac-Fly in the 3rd to go up 2-0. A Bases Loaded Walk in the 6th sent Kuroda (4.2 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 4 BB 3 SO) to the Showers as Yan Gomes run-scoring single off Yanks Reliever Shawn Kelley made it 4-0 Tribe. Indians Second Baseman Jason Kipnis led C-Town Hardball going 3 for 5 with three runs scored.    

The Yanks for good measure gets a Solo Bomb by OF Jacoby Ellsbury as the Yanks fall to 61-56 and that is 6.5 games back of the AL East leading O's. The Tribe moves to 59-59 and they are six games back of the Motor City Kitties in the ALA Central.

Bombers two games off AL Wild Card with Tribe 4.5 games back...as the Halos lead by 5.5 games over the 2nd place KC Royals talking AL Wild Card.  

MARLINS 2 REDS 7 F...RED LEGS Ace "JOHNNY Dangerously" hits the Phone Booth on Little HAVANA Hardball as does Cincy Back Stop DEVIN MESORACO and comes out "JOHNNY Be Good" and "DEVIN swinging for the Fences" as CINCY avoids the Sweep from 305 Hardball!..."GET AWAY DAY" on a Sunday Matinee along the banks of the "Muddy" OHIO River! #MIAvsCIN

It didn't look good at first as Red Legs Ace Johnny Cueto was greeted with a 1st Inning Bomb if the Ash, Maple, or Bamboo of one Giancarlo Stanton to put the Fish out to a 1-0 lead. Cueto though would settle down and get the Red Legs back into Win Column.

The Red Legs would strike in the bottom half of the 1st as Back Stop Devin Mesoraco would take Fish Starter Brad Hand deep for a two out Two-Run Fireworks Starter as Cincy went up 2-1. The Fish would tie it up 2-2 in the 4th taking Cueto deep for a Solo Shot was Fish Hot Corner Casey McGehee.

The Red Legs though would hang a crooked five up in the 5th highlighted by a Mesoraco "Granny" as he finishes the day 2 for 4 with six RBIs and two runs scored. The Red Legs would go onto win 7-2 as Cueto moves to 14-6 in 2014.

The Red Legs more importantly moves to 60-58 and 5.5 games back of the Brew Crew leading the  Central. Little Havana Hardball falls to 57-60 as that .500 mark eludes them again. They are seven full games back in the NL East!  
 

KENTUCKY 74 PUERTO RICO 49 F...the #BBN rolls past Team PUERTO RICO as Aaron HARRISON, Alex POYTHRESS, and Freshman Big Karl TOWNS Jr. lead UK..."CAMPUS HARDWOOD" in the Bahamas with the UK Wildcats! #UKvsPR

The Kentucky Wildcats unveiled their 2014-15 Version in the Bahamas on Sunday vs Team Puerto Rico. As expected the 'Cats win going away 74-49 but what was more impressive was the Class of 2014 Recruits.

Yes Sophomore Aaron Harrison led UK with 15 points and Junior Alex Poythress  chipped in with 10 points and six oranges as he went high-percentage talking the Elevator like only Alex can on a few occasions. Andrew Harrison added 9 points, four boards, and four helpers continually breaking down the "D"!

It was Freshman "Big" and 2013-14 Gatorade National P.O.Y. Karl Towns Jr. who impressed showing an array of post moves and defensive ability as he goes 10 points and hauls in seven Oranges. Classmates PG Tyler Ulis (7 pts 5 asst 2 stls)  and SG Devin Booker (9 pts 1/4 3pt FG) also impressed .

Sophomores Derek Willis and Dakari Johnson each put in ten points as the UK Front Line this season will be dominant as they go big and bigger. No Willie Cauley-Stein as he sits out with an injury as he will also add to a talented mix of Front Line Players. Freshman Trey Lyles didn't make the trip as well as he is expected to contribute immediately.  

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CARDINALS 3 ORIOLES 10 F...My BIRDS are better than your BIRDS...and my BIRDS eats CRAB CAKES and Starting Pitching...ORIOLES playing HR Derby on REDBIRDS hammer LACKEY!..."WEEKEND BENDERS" as the AL East O's order SHAMP-PAG-NA for September!...Lol! #STLvsBAL

The Baltimore Orioles and Starter Ubaldo Jiminez spotted the Redbirds two runs in the first two innings as Redbirds CF Jon Jay also took Jiminez for a Solo HR in the 2nd. That was a prelude top the O's getting back to the "Big Sticks" as they hammer Redbirds Starter John Lackey.

The O's after going deep five time son Friday Night went deep x 3 on Saturday Night as they light up John Lackey. Caleb Joseph, Delmon Young, and Nelson Cruz all go two-run "Tater" off Lackey before he could exit in the 5th. The O's put up crooked frames in the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th as Lackey's Tab was...5 IP 13 H 9 R 9 ER 2 BB 3 SO 3 HR...and yes folks those look like BP Numbers in the cage.    

O's Starter Jimenez who has had an awful 2014 goes six giving up three runs on six hits as he moves to a disappointing 4-8. The O's Offense gets a total of 16 hits to go with that crooked 10.

Baltimore moves to 67-49 and six games up on the Yankees and 'Jays. The Redbirds falling to 61-54 move behind the 2nd place Buccos by a 1/2 game and the Brew Crew by three games.

GIANTS 0 ROYALS 5 F...SHIELDS goes Shutout as "HUDDY" gets no Run Support from SAN FRAN Hardball and all of a sudden the Motor City KITTIES have serious Company in the CENTRAL as does the neighboring RED FRIDAY Football Squad!..."WEEKEND BENDERS" talking not RED FRIDAY at Arrowhead...but K.C. Hardball in August! #SFvsKC

The Detroit Tigers should know by now this isn't the 2013 AL Central and those Kansas City Royals are going to be in the rear view until October. The Royals beat the Giants again helping their own cause as well as the L.A. Dodgers in the NL West.

Riding a 5-game win streak coming in it was Royals Ace and Rays Castoff James Shields putting up a "Shield" on that San Fran Hardball Lineup shutting them out and going Complete Job with no Plumber or Electrician needed. Shields scattered four hits and walked just one Giants Hitter as he struck out five.

The Royals Offense was highlighted by OF Alex Gordon taking Gigantes Starter Tim "Huddy" Hudson for a Solo Blast in the 5th for the first run of the game. The Royals then jumped all over "Huddy" and Gigantes Reliever Jeremy Affeldt in the 7th to the tune of a crooked four and that was your ball game.

The Royals now on a six-game win streak moves to 62-53 just 1.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers. The San Francisco Giants stay 3.5 behind the Dodgers as they fall to 62-55.

Imagine Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadium Parking having big games on the same day...and take that Kansas City Sports Haters as Red Friday would be a Royal Pain in your backside!

DODGERS 1 BREWERS 4 F...the "BREW CREW" takes GREINKE for Two BOMBS and will be looking for the Sweep on Sunday..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" BEER MAKERS trying to put away the REDBIRDS n BUCCOS! #LADvsMIL

Zack Greinke hasn't been the Zack Greinke for going on about two months. He paid for again tonight as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Dodgers 4-1 as Brew Crew Starter Mike Fiers went behind the Ears with no Big League Years come through for the Beer Makers.  

It was Two-Run Bomb by Brewers OF Khris Davis that gave them a 2-0 lead in the 2nd as Dodgers First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez cut that lead in the 4th with a Solo Bomb off Fiers. In the 6th with Greinke still on the bump down 2-1 Carlos Gomez takes him for a Solo HR as Greinke threw a "Get Me Over" Slide Piece that hit the Left Field Foul Pole. They added one more run as the Brewers Pen took it home from there.

Fiers gets the ""W going eight allowing just three hits and a run as he struck out five. Greinke takes his 8th loss of 2014 going six giving up four runs on eight hits as Two Big Flies also go on his Tab.

The Brewers move to 65-52 and lead the 2nd place Pirates in the central by 2.5 games. The Dodgers falling top 66-52 gets more help from the blazin' Royals as they beat the Giants again 5-0. LAD is still 3.5 games ahead of the Gigantes in the West.  
 

INDIANS 3 YANKEES 0 F...the Captain passes Honus Wagner as TRIBE Starter KLUBER passes right through YANKS Hitters unscathed..."WEEKEND BENDERS" Believe in Believeland Hardball! #CLEvsNYY

The Yankees Captain as the Baseball Gods know its his last 162 is grabbing all Yankees Records in sight. Today he passed Honus Wagner in career hits. Now with all that noise going on Tribe Starter Corey Kluber is going after the AL Cy Young Award and yes I went right there talking Trophies!

Kluber gets the "W" moving to a robust 13-6 in 2014 as he scatters four hits through six innings. He also struck out ten and walked one. The Tribe Offense was supplied by the "Big Fly" off the Ash, Maple, or Bamboo of Jose Ramirez (Two-Run HR) and Michael Brantley (Solo HR).

Yanks Starter Brandon McCarthy gave up the Two-Run HR to Ramirez and Chase Whitley gave up the Solo Blast to Brantley. The Tribe as we go to press is 4.5 off the Wild Card Pace and 6.5 off the Central Lead. The Yankees are a game off the Wild Card but 5.5 off the AL East lead.    

Yankees and Reds Great Paul O'Neill had his Plaque put out in Yankee Stadium as well with the Captain going 1 for 4.

TIGERS 2 BLUE JAYS 3 F/10..."Mad MAX beyond COMERICA Park" was on his way to his 14th "W" until Motor City KITTIES Captain Save-A-Game NATHAN blows the lead in the 9th and the 'JAYS get the "W"..."WEEKEND BENDERS" as the BLUE BIRDS are nesting on a AL Wild Card Slot! #DETvsTOR

The Detroit Tigers had their man going in 13-4 Max Scherzer and he delivered. He goes eight strong allowing one run on four hits as he walked one an struck out eleven Blue Jays.  Max though would get a No-Decision in this one as the tigers Pen blew it!

It was Tigers Captain Save-A-Game Joe Nathan with a 2-1 lead giving up a run-scoring single to Dioner Navarro scoring Jose Reyes top tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom half of the 9th. Then in the bottom half of the 10th it was Joba Chamberlain who serves up a single to Danny Valencia and then a GW RBI-Double to Nolan Reimold as the 'Jays walk-off to a 3-2 "W" and that run was for hitting Derek Jeter earlier in the week "Joba the Hut".

More importantly in the bigger picture the 'Jays are right in the middle of the AL Wild Card Race but 5.5 games back of the AL East leading O's. The Tigers losing are just two games up on the blazin' Kansas City Royals as K.C. Hardball will not go away.  
   
Marcus Stroman the Blue Birds Starter in this one went nine and gave up two runs on four hits walking three and striking out four. He gets a No-Decision but nearly matched Mad Max inning for inning!

NFL Pre Season Week 1 "Saturday Games" in "A QB DRIVEN League"...DAWG Pound @ Restore the ROAR featuring JOHNNY Football...CHEESEHEADS invade the MUSIC City for a Fusion of Country Music with WISCONSIN Cheese and Sausage...and BULLS on Parade met BIRD Gang in RED Zone #CLEvsDET #GBvsTEN #HOUvsARI

I know what your thinking the Bluedude is promoting "Johnny Football" well it's early and we need to see the Hype Machine is is "Live" or "Jive" that's it. The Packers head to Nashville and the Texans take on the Cards in Arizona.

"A QB DRIVEN League" NFL Week 1 "Saturday Doings"...

#DawgPound @ #RestoreTheRoar 7:30pm ET

The Browns will come in with "All Eyes on Him" and that would be Johnny Manziel dba Johnny Football. Manziel will be the #2 QB in this one as Brian Hoyer gets the start with former Texans RB Ben Tate finally being featured as the #1 RB. The Browns "D" also gets to test its new personnel with life without Star MLB D'Qwell Jackson. CB Joe "Sneaker Fiend" Haden will get MEGAtron if Calvin Johnson plays any!

The Lions under Kim Caldwell gets to see the new Matt Stafford as he has to be chopping at the bit with all that Johnny Football Hype. They also get a up close and personal look at former 12's WR Golden Tate. Suh and Fairley will most likely play with he 2nd Unit to get a shot at Johnny Football...Lol!

#CheeseHeads @ #MusicCityTitans 8pm ET

The Green Bay Packers waltz into Nashville with a whole new attitude as they are trying to get back to the Big Bowl. QB A-Rog has all weapons in tow including RB Eddie Lacy who looked and played the part behind A-Rog in his Rookie Campaign. The "D" gets Julius Peppers playing OLB and in space and lookout!

The Titans under the Ken Whisenhunt Project puts all trust in 3rd year QB Jake Locker as its Bust or Cut for him. No RB CJ2K enter Rook Bishop Shankey from U-Dub Seattle. Also watch 2nd year WR Justin Hunter looking to breakout as he will assume the #2 Duties behind VET Nate Washington.  That "D" should be solid with Safety Duo Mike Griffin and Bernard Pollard as they will miss Alterraun Verner who is starring in #ItsABucsLife!

#BullsOnParade @ #BirdGang 8:30pM ET

The Texans will have former Bills Mafia and Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick under center with a motivated Arian Foster and Andre Johnson (as neither will play in this one). The Bill O'Brien Era starts as the Texans need to turn around the whole enchilada after a horrendous 2013 Campaign. All eyes will be on OLB Jadeveon Clowney by ESPN Football Analyst Merrill Hoge will be a Joke..and your a Joke Merrill!

The Cards under Air Arians will be a tough out in 2013. They will get a look at RBs
Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor after RB Shard Mendenhall abruptly just quit. They add Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer and Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. to add more quality depth to the O Unit. The "D" led by DT Darnell Dockett and CB Patrick Peterson can be stifling at times. MLB Larry Foote of the Steelers comes over in Suspended MLB Daryl Washington's Slot who is most likely done in Phoenix.        

STEELERS @ G-MEN..."TRIPLE DIAMOND CHRONICLES" goes #SteelersKickOff...the "MEN of STEEL" take their 1st Flight not like the WRIGHT Brothers but in 2014 at MET LIFE Blue vs the NY Football GIANTS...#HereWeGoSteelers #SteelersKickoff #SteelerGang #BlackAndYellow #BurghBrandOfFootball


Yes the Pittsburgh Steelers move over Wright Brothers of North Carolina take flight for the 1st time in 2014 vs the NY Football Giants. Big Ben and Company cannot go 8-8 in 2014 for the 3rd straight year as everyone in Steelers Land USA is on the clock. What to looks for in Tonight's Match Up....

#Steelers PITTSBUGH (0-0)
@
#Giants NEW YORK (1-0)
@
MET LIFE Blue

Steelers Offensively:

Big Ben will be behind center with Bruce Gradkowski and Landry Jones getting plenty of snaps behind Ben.

2nd-Year RB Le'Veon Bell from Sparty by way of Columbus, Ohio Area is due for a huge year after gaining nearly 900 yards in just 13 games. He is also a Fantasy Football Must-Have due to his pass-catching ability. RB Legarrette Blount gives the Steelers Short Yardage "Prowess" with Rookie "Shutterbug" Dri Archer Faster than fast and he should be electric in the Kicking Game as well as 3rd down.

Antonio Brown is a True #1 as that #2 Slot for now goes to 2nd-year WR Markus Wheaton. Wheaton has come on in Camp and is a pure Route Running Wide out. 2014 FA Pick Up Lance Moore will be in the slot and he should fit right in. That 4th slot is up for grabs as Rook Clemson WR Martavis Bryant is a Red Zone Killer. Justin Brown has also had an excellent camp with Derek Moye and Darrius Heyward-Bey on the outside looking in. Heeeeeeath Miller and Matt Speath round out the TEs!

O-Line as long as Twin is healthy they should have their best year under the tutelage of one NFL HOF Mike Munchak the new Steelers O-Line Coach. Kelvin Beachum has emerged as the LT with Mike Adams behind him. David DeCastro has to reach expectations as this is year #3.

Steelers Defensively:

Cam Thomas (2014 FA Bolts) should give that D-Line a huge boost as Steve McClendon and Cameron Heyward round out the 1st line of defense. Rookie DE Stephon Tuitt is a sleeper and might be the most athletic of the bunch and fastest.

The Backers is where it always is in Steeler Land. Rookie Ryan Shazier looks the part as he should join Law-Dawg Timmons in the inside. Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones are the Outside Starters with plenty of solid depth behind all parties. Vince Williams, Sean Spence, Arthur Moats (2014 FA Bills), Terrance Garvin, and Chris Carter should lend a huge helping hand at least o special teams.

The Secondary as we might see FS Mike Mitchell as Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor lead that bunch to no ones surprise. Vet Will Allen will spell Mitchell and in Passing Situations the extra Safety in Dime or Nickel. Cortez Allen will man opposite of Taylor with William Gay the Nickel CB. Shamarko Thomas and Robert Golden are Safety Back Ups.

Game Time is 7:30pm ET Tonight... #SteelersKickOff

Bluedude Sportstalk's Award-Winning "WHAT IF" Sports Scenarios for August 2014...talking Team USA HOOPS, PG-24 and his new Whip, NBA Summer League, MAYA MOORE, the Lake OSWEGO MONSTER, LeBRON going Home, MLB Happenings, JAY-Z and "B", NFL Training Camps, and more #WhatIfAugust2K14

It's back and running a tad bit late the "What If" Sports Scenarios for the month of August 2K14. An exciting past month with a lot of Scenarios to hit. Let's get started...

the "WHAT IF" Sports Scenarios for August 2K14

WHAT IF...I told you PG-24 went out and purchased a Ferrari White 458 Italia after his injury...would that be something you would purchase if you were in his Scooby Doos...them shoes? (George already has a Ferrari 430)

WHAT IF...I told you Maya Moore is the best Women's Player maybe ever...is that true or false!

WHAT IF...LeBron James had made up his mind at least last season he was going back home...would it be a Fair Assessment to say he cheated the Heat?

WHAT IF...Johnny Football went to the Dallas Cowboys would the Circus be around Jhonny or all those Cowboys Injuries on "D"?

WHAT IF...I said the you had to pick one pitcher to start in a Game 7 in the Fall Classic...would it be Clayton Kershaw, Kid Felix, Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, David Price, or Adam Wainright? I am rolling with Jon Lester...real talk and good luck with that A's!

WHAT IF...I Said the Chicago Bears will average 34 ppg on Offense...is that realistic?

WHAT IF...Team USA Hoops selected Jabari Parker to replace PG-24...would that have been better than Rudy "the Monarch" Gay?

WHAT IF...I said Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays is the best Skipper in the Show...would you agree?

WHAT IF...I Said Prime Prep Academy's Emmanuel Mudaiy (Congo) would have benefited more under SMU Coach Larry Brown than going to China...is that true or False? Or is it more about getting $$$$$$$$$$$  

WHAT IF...the Denver Broncos "D" is in the Top 5 would that be a shock considering they picked up Talib Island, DeMarcus Ware, and T.J. Ward?

WHAT IF...I said Chiefs QB Alex Smith will get a deal around $105 million....is that what the Chiefs should pay him or is that Market or both?

WHAT IF...I Said the Bulls Derrick Rose, Gasol, Jo, Taj, and Jimmy is better than King James, "Lake Oswego Monster" Kevin Love, and Uncle Drew...is that a no-brainer?

WHAT IF...the Cubs lose another 100 is "In Theo we used to Trust" a goner? (Cubs President Theo Epstien) It appears the Ricketts have given Theo the 10-Year Plan!

WHAT IF...I said the best Players in the 2014 O-Town Summer League was Pistons K.C.P. and in the Las Vegas Summer League Bloodline Glen Rice Jr....is that on the money?

WHAT IF...the Steelers end up 12-4 in 2014 would that be surprising or with their talent expected in Steeler Land?

WHAT IF...the #1 RB in the NFL is Eagles LeSean "Shady" McCoy...would you roll with that or put Adrian Peterson or Jamaal Charles in front of him?

WHAT IF...Rihanna was getting at "HOV" Jay-Z should "B" be mad or get with Nas?

WHAT IF...I said both Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett will flourish in the Twin Cities playing with "La Pistola" Ricky Rubio...is that a good assessment?

WHAT IF...I said Kentucky incoming Freshman PG Tyler 5'7" Ulis (Marian Catholic HS Chicago Heights, Illinois) will be the best PG under Coach Cal since D-Rose...would that be hitting the Nike Orange on the Head? Look him he is fantastic...

WHAT IF...I said 2014 NBA HOF Mitch Richmond was the best shooting guard out of Kansas State would you agree and better than Mavericks great Rolando Blackman? I know for fact Mitch was the best player ever at Moberly Area CC MO JUCO!

WHAT IF...I Said 2014 NBA HOF Alonso Mourning was out of the 2nd best McDonald's All-American Class ever would you agree? The 1988 Top 10...'Zo, Billy Owens, Shawn Kemp, LaPhonso Ellis, Chris Mills, Kenny Williams, Eric Anderson, Christian Laettner, Todd Day, and Chris Jackson.

WHAT IF...I said the Baltimore Orioles will win the AL Pennant....is that true or false?

WHAT IF...Blaine Gabbert is the worst QB since Tim Couch...is that true...you bet it is!

WHAT IF...I said Jadeveon Clowney (Texans), Khalil Mack (Raiders) or Ryan Shazier (Steelers) will be hands down the picks for NFL Defensive R.O.Y...yes or no?

WHAT IF...the NBA Finals Picks were the Bulls and Spurs...would you agree at least 70%..Yea or Nay?

WHAT IF...the NFL World didn't have Tom Brady, Bill Belichik, or Peyton Manning...would the NFL be worth watching...or who cares and we move on?
   

Friday, August 8, 2014

RAYS 4 CUBS 3 F/10...TAMPA BAY ruins CUBBIES Rookie Debut of SS/Second Baseman JAVIER BAEZ as he goes 1 for 4 scoring a run...RAYS win in the 10th..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" from WRIGLEY 100 as the Home Team loses in Extras! #TBvsCHC

Cubs Nation rolled into sunny Wrigley Field on Addison and Clark following the hype machine of Cubs Shortstop playing Second Base Javier Baez. Baez didn't disappoint going 1 for 4 scoring a  run but it was the Rays in Extras getting the "W"!

It was the top of that Rays Order of Desmond Jennings and Ben Zobrist doing the damage on the north side today. They combined to go 5 for 10 scoring three runs and  Solo HR by Jennings. They both singled in the 10th as Jennings cored the GW Run to lift the Rays past the Cubbies 4-3.

The North Siders down 3-2 in the 9th gets a Ryan Sweeney game-tying single off Rays Reliever Jake McGee. Eight Cubs gets hits as neither Starter was around in former Cubs Prospect Chris Archer pitching for the Rays  and Cubs Tsuyoshi Wada.

The Rays right in the middle of the L Wild Card Race needed this one as they moves to 56-59 just five games back of getting a Wild Card. The Cubbies doing what they do making Calls to the Farm to take a look at Top Prospects.  

GREEN BAY PACKERS 2014 Season Preview...."A QB DRIVEN League" with A-ROG at the Controls doing YOGA...RB LACY is ready to burn Year 2...JORDY gets "PAID in FULL" as COBB is next to get a Wisconsin CHEESE n BRAT Set with Dead Presidents underneath...the "D" grabs PEPPERS from up the street...Bloodline MATTHEWS Jr. is raring to go..."PACK" Secondary is Grade A...#PackerNation #PACK #GBPackers #LambeauLeap #WisconsinCheeseBratsNPackersFootball

They start off Thursday Night September 4th @ the scene of the crime in the Hawk's Nest 206 vs the Super Bowl Champs which could well be the "Fight for George" 2K15 in the George Halas Trophy.

QB A-Rog is the Truth and we know that as 2nd-year RB Eddie Lacy is the "Nigerian Nightmare" former Chiefs RB Christian Okoye 2K14 a Lambeau battering Ram he is. Jordy and Randall are not Keystone Cops but in your End Zone. The O-Line must keep Rodgers upright and cleaner than in 2013.  

That "D" is intact as they add former Bears DE Julius Peppers as the Packers and Peppers himself feels his tank runneth' on 1/2. Clay Matthews must stay healthy and that Secondary is Top 5 on Sunday led by Tramon Williams and Sam Shields. Can the "Pack" win the rugged NFC North with the Bears right there and the Lions on the same block?

Key Players

Offense
QB A-Rodgers
RB E Lacy
WRs Jordy Nelson/Randall Cobb
RT B. Bulaga
LT D. Bakhtiari

Defense
LDE D. Jones
NT B.J. Raji
LOLB J. Peppers (2014 FA Bears)
LILB A.J. Hawk
ROLB C. Matthews
LCB T. Williams
RCB S. Shields
SS M. Burnett
FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (2014 #1 Pick 'Bama)

Everything is Go in Packers Land as they know the Training Room is not their friend. Lacy with all those Weapons in the Passing Game including 2014 2nd Round Pick WR Davante Adams from Fresno State should be ready to go.

The "D" just need to get pressure as that Back End is 5-Star. Packers 2014 Top Pick Ha HA Clinton-Dix might not even crack the line up as it's loaded back there.

Key 2014 Schedule Dates
NFC North Opponents: Bears, Lions, Vikings

Wk 1 @ Seahawks
Wk 3 @ Lions
Wk 4 @ Bears
Wk 5 vs Vikings
Wk 8 @ Saints
Wk 9 Bye Week
Wk 10 vs Bears
Wk 11 vs Eagles
Wk12 @ Vikings
Wk 13 vs Pats
Wk 17 vs Lions

Weeks 7-13 including a Week 9 Bye Week is their toughest stretch. Panthers, Saints, Bears, Eagles, Vikings, and Pats.    

DODGERS @ BREWERS "Battle of DIVISION Leaders on the Senior Circuit"...LAD leads the GIANTS by 3.5 and the BREW CREW leads the REDBIRDS by a game..."WEEKEND BENDERS" as the DODGERS come East! #LADvsMIL

The Los Angeles Dodgers fresh off taking three of four from the rival Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim travel all the way to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to play three with the NL Central leading Brewers. The "Brew Crew" coming off losing two of three to the Redbirds now gets another challenge as this might be a 2014 NLDS Preview.

#BlueCrew" LOS ANGELES (66-50 1st NL West)
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#Piwowarzy MILWAUKEE (63-52 1st NL Central)
A Three-Piece Senior Circuit Treat

Friday August 8, 2014 @ 8:10pm ET
LAD Hernandez (6-8) vs MIL Lohse (11-6)

Saturday August 9, 2014 @ 7:10pm ET 
LAD TBD vs MIL Fiers (0-1)

Sunday August 10, 2014 @  2:10pm ET
LAD TBD vs MIL Nelson (2-2)

The Dodgers do not know who they are throwing in games 2 and 3. They will get Brewers Kyle Lohse who has been consistent in 2014 tonight.

Stars at the Dish

#BlueCrew
1B A-Gon .259 15 HR 74 RBI
SS Hanley R. .277 12 HR 58 RBI
RF M. Kemp .283 14 HR 51 RBI
CF Y. Puig .317 13 HR 55 RBI

#BeerMakers
F R. Braun .285 14 HR 66 RBI
CF Car-Go .294 17 HR 58 RBI
LF K. Davis .253 18 HR 56 RBI


CHICAGO BEARS 2014 Season Preview..."A QB DRIVEN League" as QB JAY Baby gets his CASH...MARSHALL & JEFFERY are "Unstoppale"...RB FORTE is Marcus Allen 2K14...that "D" though needs to head North as they add RED JERSEY Collector ALLEN of SKOL and RAIDERS HOUSTON...#BelieveInMonsters #GSH #BearDown #BearsNation #MonsterOfTheMidway

The Chicago Bears missed the Playoffs by losing in game 16 of 16 to their rival the Green Bay Packers as Bears Safety Chris Conte blew an Assignment which for him was "Par for the old Course"!    That was then and this is now as that Bears "D" had a makeover!

QB Cutler should be primed to have bis best season an an NFL QB as everything is in place Trophy "Squeeze", lil Jay's, Brandon, Alshon, Matt, and that O-Line. There are no excuses to bump into O-Linemen on the sideline as the Bears will have a Top 5 Offense.

The "D" went Free Agency and added pieces via the 2014 NFL Draft. Raiders DE Lamaar Houston and Vikings Jared Allen are huge pick ups. Cowboys Castoff DT Jay Ratliff also comes with lofty expectations.

Backers Briggs and D.J. Williams are fixtures and we are still waiting on the Shea McClellin Project from Boise. Peanut and Tim have Corner Offices with two new safeties including a Rookie Brock Vereen from Minnesota Gophers. This might be the Bears best Team since they lost to the Colts in the Big Bowl.

Key Players

Offense
QB Cutler
RB Forte
TE Black Unicorn
WRs Marshall/Jeffery
C Garza
LT Bushrod
RG Bloodline K. Long
RT J. Mills

Defense
LDE L. Houston (2014 FA Raiders)
DT J. Ratliff (2014 FA Cowboys)
RDE J. Allen (2014 FA Vikings)
WLB #55
LCB T. Jennings
RCB Peanut of Halas Hall
SS R. Mundy (2014 FA Giants)
CB Kyle Fuller (2014 Bears #1 Pick)

If Cutler gets time which he will the Bears will torch defenses. Marshall and Jeffery are ridiculous as Alshon should have been going to Hawaii. Forte is the most underrated two-way RB on Sunday and with underrated 2nd level gears. 2nd-year O-Linemen Long and Mills will be on that right side of the Bears Line through 2022 as they were that good in 2013.

The "D" will rely heavily on a new Front. Ratliff, Houston, and Allen should be solid. The Secondary has youth all over behind the Starters as Bears 20114 #1 Pick CB Kyle Fuller from Beamer Ball Blacksburg is the truth and look for him to be covering the slot.  

2014 Key Schedule Dates
NFC North Opponents: Packers, Lions, Vikings

Wk 2 @ 49ers
Wk 4 vs Packers
Wk 5 @ Panthers
Wk 8 @ Patriots
Wk 9 Bye Week
Wk 10 @ Packers
Wk 11 vs Vikes
Wk 13 @ Lions
Wk 14 vs Cowboys
Wk 15 vs Saints
Wk 16 vs Lions
Wk 17 @ Vikes

They head to Santa Clara, CA to open the 49ers new Digs and the Niners need to hold back on that pre-game celebration. Bears do have the Pats, Saints, Cowboys, Packers (twice), and Panthers which isn't bad.

CARDINALS @ ORIOLES...An Inter League Three-Piece from CAMDEN YARDS as the REDBIRDS a game abck of the BEEER MAKERS in Central take on the AL East leading O's..."WEEKEND BENDERS" going October-Like Hardball! #STLvsBAL

The St. Louis Cardinals are coming off taking two of three from the bottom feeding Boston Red Sox in the Lou. The Orioles are coming off taking two of three from the Blue Birds and we should have an October Hardball-like feel to this series....we should!

#BaseballTownUSA St. LOUIS (61-52 2nd NL Central)
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#CharmCityHardball BALTIMORE (65-49 1st AL East)
An Inter League Three-Piece 

Friday August 8, 2014 @ 7:05pm ET
STL Masterson (5-6) vs BAL Tillman (8-5)

Saturday August 9, 2014 @ 4:05pm ET 
STL Lackey (12-7) vs BAL Jiminez (3-8) 

Sunday August 10, 2014 @ 1:35pm ET 
STL Lynn (11-8) vs BAL TBD

The Redbirds throw two of the three MLB Trade Deadline Pick Ups Masterson and Lackey who are very familiar to the O's Line Up. The O's need to get something other than 3-8 from Ubaldo Jiminez.

Stars at the Dish

#Redbirds
LF M. Holliday .264 12 HR 58 RBI
1B M. Adams .313 12 HR 49 RBI
SS J. Peralta .254 15 HR 47 RBI

#Os
LF N. Cruz .258 29 HR 77 RBI
CF A. Jones .281 21 HR 69 RBI
RF N. Markakis .287 10 HR 39 RBI

NFL Pre Season Week 1 "Friday Night Lights" in "A QB DRIVEN LEAGUE"...FINS @ FALCONS...BILLS Mafia @ #BackInBlackNC...BUCS @ JAGS...EAGLES @ BEARS....and RAIDERS @ SKOL #NFLPreSeasonWeek1

Yes we have Night 2 as we get to see more of the 32 Teams battling for the ultimate prize...the 53-Man Roster. "A QB Driven League" takes off under the "Friday Night Lights" as we take a look:

"A QB DRIVEN League" NFL Week 1 "Friday Night Lights"

#FinsUp @ #RiseUp 7pm ET

In case you miss the one tune into Hard Knocks on HBO to see the behind the scenes following the Dirty Birds. Matty Ice lines up with no "Gonzo" of the "Peach Drop 3" but Julio and Roddy should be limited! Tannehill gets more work with Wallace and Hartline and RB Lamar Miller. Both defenses get to see where they are at early.

#BillsMafia @ #BackInBlackNC 7:30pm ET 

Sammy Watkins gets to line up for his 1st NFL Game with QB E.J. Manuel under heavy watch for the Bison City Pro Football. The Panthers will not have QB Cam as he tries to get that ankle ready for NFL Week 1. The 2014 NFL Defensive P.O.Y. Luke Kuechly should get a series or two. Bills with no "Legend of Kiko" in the middle of that "D" gets to see Game 2 on "D" led by Brandon Spikes as they played the Giants in the NFL HOF Game last week.

#ItsABucsLife @ #Jags 7:30pm ET

The Lovie Smith Bucs Era begins as does the Blake Bortles for the Jags. The Bucs "D" should be solid and V-Jack and Rook Mike Evans from QB McCown will be getting plenty of looks. The Jags have plenty of youngsters to look at as Lead Man Gus Bradley gets his Team ready for the 2014 Season. Look for Jags Rook WR Marquise Lee...

#BirdsOfPhilly @ #BelieveInMonsters 8pm ET

The Birds will be somewhat vanilla on offense but that explosion is coming. The Bears need to concentrate on "D" as that offense is ready as we go to press to hang "Half a Hundo" on some body's "D". Eagles "D" also needs fixin' and what better way to see where they are at facing the Bears 1's for a series or two.

#Silver&Black @ #SKOL 8pm ET

The Raiders get the Vikes and Oakland has  a hoist of new faces and they will surprise some folks in 2014. How will QB Matt Schaub look after his monumental collapse playing for Bulls on Parade in 2013?   The Vikes get a look at QB Teddy Bridgewater who has been looking stellar in camp. Rookie 1st round Backers to watch Khalil Mack Raiders and Anthony Barr Vikes!  

#GeauxSaints @ #STLRams 8pm ET

The Saints "D" should be Top 5 in 2014 as DE Cameron Jordan takes another big step and 2nd year Safety Kenny Vaccarro is a "Hammer". Brees and that Offense will be dynamic and Rookie WR Brandin Cooks is Darren Sproles 2K14. The Rams "D" is ready and they will be looking at the O-Line along with QB Sam Bradford as he fights for an extension.  


NATS @ BRAVES...The "Battle for the NL EAST" takes off in BRAVES Country for a Three-Piece with the CHOP SHOP trailing Washington by 4.5 games..."WEEKEND BENDERS" all NL East Business #WSHvsATL

The Washington Nationals slide into Atlanta for a Three-Piece leading the Braves by 4.5 games. This is make or break for both as someone has to lose. The Nats if they win the series stretch the lead out by a game. If the Braves win the series they are 3.5 back. If either sweeps we will be talking either Division Title or NL Wild Card Races.

#NATitude Washington (62-51 1st NL East)
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#BravesCountry Atlanta (58-56 2nd NL East)
Three-Piece from Turner Field 

Friday August 8, 2014 @ 7:35pm ET
WSH Strasburg (8-9) vs ATL Santana (10-6)

Saturday August 9, 2014 @ 7:10pm ET 
WSH Roark (11-7) vs ATL Harang (9-6)

Sunday August 10, 2014 @ 8:05pm ET on ESPN Sunday Night Hardball
WSH Gonzalez (6-8) vs ATL Wood (7-9)

Both Strasburg and Gonzalez are going and having below average years...or are they? Santana and Harang give the Chop Shop a shot in the first two games.

Stars at the Dish...

#NATitude

CF D. Span .300 25 RBI 70 R 30 2B
RF J. Werth .280 12 HR 63 RBI 63 R
SS I. Desmond .247 18 HR 69 RBI

#BravesCountry 

LF J. Upton .281 19 HR 64 RBI 56 R
1B F. Freeman .283 15 HR 62 RBI  70 R
3B C. Johnson .276 8 HR 49 RBI

Note: Braves on an 8-game skid...can they get three from the NATS and get right back into the NL East Race?




DODGERS 7 ANGELS 0 F..."BLUE CREW" sweeps Two in ANAHEIM and takes Three of Four as South Korean RYU goes Two-Hitter through SEVEN for the "W"..."GET AWAY DAY" maybe grabbing the Bragging Rights to "CITY of ANGELS" Hardball will get LAD headed to another NL West Crown! #LADvsLAA

Game four in the "California Freeway Series" as the Halos were trying to even up the series was all Dodger Blue! It was South Korean and Dodgers Starter Hyun-Jin Ryu who had it going vs LAA as he goes two-hitter through seven as the Dodger blank the Halos and win the series 3-1!

Ryu was fabulous through seven strong striking out four and giving up one free pass. That Dodgers Line Up was led by Hanley (3/5 w/2 RBI) and A-Gon (2/4 w/2 RBI n R) as they jumped all over Halos Starter CJ Wilson.

Wilson lasted 5 2/3 innings allowing four runs on six hits striking out five but he walked four. LAA Reliever Cory Rasmus didn't fare too well either giving up two runs on four hits through 1 2/3 innings.

LAD moves to 66-50 and 3.5 games ahead of the Giants. Then Halos fall to 67-47 and that is three full games back of the AL West leading A's. If LAA goes on any kind of "L" Streak chances of grabbing the AL West is dunzo!


DETROIT LIONS 2014 Season Preview playing JIM CALDWELL Football...Can QB "STAFF" get better in 2014 under Caldwell? Will MEGAtron benefit with 12's Castoff GOLDEN TATE opposite?... that "D" is missing some familiar faces and with SUH and FAIRLEY upfront...can they and will they be Discipline under CALDWELL and get after Folks as its time in the New SILVERDOME...FORD Field! #MotorCityLIONS #RestoreTheRoar #LIONSNation

C'mon Detroit Lions let's take a new approach as forget Coach Caldwell and listen to the Bluedude as I will only tell you once. Play each and every week like its Lions Thanksgiving Day with Family, Friends, and Loved Ones in town! Suh and Fairly play like Pro-Bowlers not Beavis and Butthead! Stafford you have the Trophy Squeeze and Wells Fargo Wagons...now act like it on the field. MEGAtron do you and send the Bluedude a pair (Sz 12) of those 2014 MEGAtron Zoom Turf Scooby Doos in Restore the Roar Silver and Blue!

Yes the time has arrived as I am sick and tired of hearing about the Bears and Packers and what they are gong to do. Lions your just as talented and they know it but its the little things and attention to detail every freakin' season. Let's do it for QB Gary Danielson, QB Rodney Peete, DE Robert Porcher, WR Herman Moore, WR Johnnie Morton, and Brett Perriman and most of all Barry-bilicious...yes Stillwater Cowboy's Heisman Winner Barry Sanders.

Key Players

Offense
QB Stafford
RB Reggie B./J. Bell
TE JUMBOtron/J. Fauria
TE/WR Eric Ebron (2014 Top Pick UNC)
WR MEGAtron/Golden Tate (2014 FA Seahawks)
C D. Raiola

Defense
LDT N. Fairley
RDT N. Suh
MLB S. Tulloch
OLB D. Levy
RCB R. Mathis (2014 FA 49ers)
FS G. Quin
SS J. Ihedigbo (2014 FA Ravens)


The Offense will run through Bush and Bell at Running Backs and WR MEGAtron and Tate at WR along with Brandon Pettigrew dba "JUMBOtron". Ebron should be a Monster from day one as they will be lining him up at WR for mismatches. This is all under the watchful eye and Arm of one Matthew Stafford. Can and will he ever reach that massive potential as you see glimpses every Sunday!

Defensively the the D-Line led by Nick Fairley and Mr. Suh can be dominating at times. Then it could also be a headache and a pain in the you know what! Backer Stephen Tulloch is the heart and soul with DeAndre Levy arguably the quickest Backer on Sunday doing what he does...Good Levy Hunting!

That Back End concerns me at least on paper as it is the worst in the division. Mathis is a solid vet CB but how much is left in the tank. Ihedigbo is a Ravens Castoff and Quin maybe their best asset on the back end.    

Key 2014 Schedule Dates
NFC North Opponents: Bears, Packers, Vikings

Wk 2 @ Panthers
Wk 3 vs Packers
Wk 6 @ Vikes
Wk 7 vs Saints
Wk 9 Bye Week
Wk 11 @ Bird Gang
Wk 12 @ Pats
Wk 13 vs Bears
Wk 15 vs Vikes
Wk 16 @ Bears
Wk 17 @ Packers

The NFC South and AF East isn't all that bad but the Bears and Packers with the much-improved at least on paper the Vikes. NFC North Games will be tough!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

RED SOX 2 CARDINALS 5 F...REDBIRDS grab the "RUBBER GAME" as Ace "WAINO" is backed by the KOLTEN WONG Lumber Company STL..."GET AWAY DAY" with the REDBIRDS putting immense pressure on the BEER MAKERS in the Central! #BOSvsSTL

What do you do if your the Boston Red Sox running on Dunkin' and nowhere to go but up in the AL East. They trade both Jon Lester and John Lackey and then gets a Three-Piece near the "Muddy" Mississippi with October some 50 some odd days away!

The Redbirds meanwhile it's Business as usual as they are just one game back of the NL Central leading Brewers and trying to get back to October Hardball. They get Ace "Waino" to go seven strong allowing two run son seven hits and striking out seven. "Waino" dealing wasn't the Show on this night though.

With the Redbirds leading 3-2 heading into the 5th it was Cards Second Baseman Kolten Wong going Solo Bombs in the 5th and 7th adding much-needed insurance to the Redbirds lead. Carmines Starter Brandon Workman goes 5 1/3 innings giving up four runs on six hits walking two and striking out five. One of those Kolten Wongs Bombs (5th) was on his Tab.

The Redbirds moving 61-52 and the Carmines in the AL East Gutter at 50-64. That as we go to press is fifteen games back of the AL East leading O's!

Note: The Carmines two runs in the 3rd came on Mike Napoli and Christian Vasquez singles...

ORIOLES 2 BLUE JAYS 1 F...BLUE BIRDS miss a Golden Opportunity to get closer in the AL East as they lose the Two of Three to the AL East leading O's playing out of the HOME Clubhouse!..."GET AWAY DAY" with CHARM City Hardball looking and playing the Part! #BALvsTOR

O's Starter Miguel Gonzalez was dealing and the O's did just enough at the dish to leave Toronto with a 2-1 series win and that was big for the AL East Leader. The Blue Birds now falling five full games back must make up some serious ground.

The O's with the game all knotted up at 0-0 in the 4th inning gets a Two-Run Blast from Caleb Joseph off 'Jays Starter J.A. Happ and the Blue Birds never recovered. Yes the 'Jays struck in the 5th as Toronto LF Anthony Gose took Gonzo for a Solo Shot but that would be it for the 'Jays and the scoring in this one.

"Gonzo" went a strong six frames giving up a run on just four hits. That O's Pen held up as Charm City Captain Save-A-Game Zach Britton notched his 24th save of 2014. Happ takes the loss after giving up one bad pitch as he falls to 8-6 in 2014. J.A. goes eight and strikes out a dozen O's taking that "L"!

The O's move to 65-49 and five games up on both the Blue Birds and Yanks! 'Jays at 61-55 still are right in the middle of the AL Wild Card #2 slot.    

GIANTS 1 BREWERS 3 F...WILY PERALTA is quickly emerging as the PIWOWARZY'S Go-To-Man on the "BUMP" as he shuts down the GIGANTES as the BREW CREW grabs the "Rubber Game" "GET AWAY DAY" with the BEER MAKERS holding onto the Central! #SFvsMIL

The Milwaukee Brewers remain in front of the Pack in the NL Central for now as they get the "Rubber Game" vs San Fran Hardball on Thursday Night. It was the Wily Peralta Show as he moves to an impressive 14-6 in 2014 on a 3.42 ERA.

The Brewers struck first in Inning One as on a Ryan Braun two-bagger scoring Brew Crew Back Stop Jonathan Lucroy. The Gigantes behind Starter Jake Peavy hung in there as they tied the ball game up in the 5th on a Hunter Pence single with Peavy helping his own cause scoring tying the game at 1-1.

Then it was Peavy though falling 1-12 in 2014 getting in trouble in the 6th as the Brewers hang two on him to make the score 3-1 Brewers. A Khris Davis double scoring A-Ram and a Davis then coming around to score on a Mark Reynolds Sac-Fly. Peavy went 5 2/3 innings allowing three runs on nine hits walking three and striking out three.

Peralta (6.2 IP 7 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 9 SO) was in control for the majority of the night as the Brewers move to 63-52 a game ahead of the Redbirds. The Giants fall to 62-53 three games back of the Dodgers as LAD is playing game 4 of a four-piece with Anaheim.    

MINNESOTA VIKINGS 2014 Season Preview talking "SKOL Nation" dba PURPLE PEOPLE...Lead Man "ZIM" gets his Shot and long overdue...Will the "TEDDY BEAR" of VIKES Nation be under Center Week 1...the Twin Cities AVENGER #28 is ready for battle "All Day AP"...CORDARRELLE PATTERSON remember him...Backer GREENWAY of Kinnick Stadium Football leads the "D" and the SKOL "D" will be under the Spotlight with Youngsters throughout! #SKOL #VIKESnation #PurplePeople #MinnesotaIsNotJustHockey


The Minnesota Vikings will have plenty of Firepower on the Offensive Side of the Wilson Pigskin as the "D" will be under some scrutiny. Enter Vikes new Lea d Man Mike Zimmer and he brings with him a No-Nonsense Approach and a Defensive Mind. Funny the trend was a Lead Man that was an Offensive Guru but what wins Super Bowls?

"Zim" has a QB Controversy brewing as 2014 1st Rounder Teddy Bridgewater is making a case. Zim also has Norv Turner running the offense which tells me we might have the "SKOL Triplets" brewing in the Twin Cities..."Bridge", A.P., and Mr. Patterson at WR.

The O-Line is led by two Mountains in Phil Loadholt and Matt Kalil at the Tackle Slots. TE Kyle Rudolph is underrated and he should become Jay Novacek (Cowboys Great TE) under the Norv Turner Play-Calling.

The "D" is led Chad "Kinnick Stadium Lore" Greenway who has been a fixture and should thrive under Coach Zimmer. 2014 #1 Pick Anthony Barr should be a real treat from Day 1 under the "Zim" Watch. Linval Joseph is a nice pick up for the Vikes Interior as 2nd year 1st Rounder Shariff Floyd Lights should come on in year two. Both Griffen and Robison are underrated and now certified and verified Red Jersey Collector Jared Allen is wearing Navy and Orange inside the NFC North they get their chance.  

The Secondary has Safety Harrison Smith who has some John Lynch to him...a snippet! CB Captain Munnerlyn jones the "X-Man" Xavier Rhodes on the Islands. The Vikes will be better in 2014 but will it be enough to challenge the Bears and Packers or even the Lions?  

Key Players

Offense
QB Cassell/Bridewater/Ponder
RB #28
TE K. Rdulph
WR Cordarrelle P./G. Jennnings
LT M. Kalil
RT Mount Loadholt

Defense
DT L. Joseph (2014 FA G-Men)
DT S. Floyd
DEs Robison/Griffen
WLB Greenway
SLB A. Barr
CB C. Munnerlyn (2014 FA Panthers)
CB X-Man Rhodes
FS H. Smith

"Bridge" will turn some heads and A.P. will do what he does. The real treat will be the other #84 JUC National P.O.Y from Hutchison KS CC by way of Vols Nation Cordarrelle Patterson...enjoy!

The "D" should be aggressive under "Zim" and they have some Dawgs albiet Puppies but they should be exciting. Floyd, Barr, Rhodes, and Smith are the foundation moving towards the new Digs on "D".

Key 2014 Schedule Dates
NFC North Opponents: Bears, Lions, Packers

Wk 2 vs Pats
Wk 3 @ Saints
Wk 5 @ Packers
Wk 6 vs Lions
Wk 10 Bye Week
Wk 11 @ Bears
Wk 12 vs Packers
WK 15 @ Lions
Wk 17 vs Bears

The out of division schedule is difficult as the Pats and Saints are back to back. The Vikes will be improved but can they make a run at a NFC Wild Card in 2014 or is that asking too much?


NFL Pre Season Week 1 "THURSDAY Night Football" in "A QB DRIVEN LEAGUE"...LUCK vs GENO...HARBAUGH vs HARBAUGH...PATS @ HTTR...WHO DEY @ RED Friday...CHAMPS @ UNITED in Orange...and 'BOYS @ BOLTS #NFLPreSeasonWeek1

Yes we have "Liftoff" and 90 Plus Man Roster Football. NFL Week 1 Thursday Night goes to six tilts and NFL Network has Charles Bronson Double-Barrel Action. Let's get right to the Previews of the August 7, 2014 Tilts!

"A QB DRIVEN League" NFL Week 1 Pre Season

#Colts @ #GangGreen 7pm ET

Luck and former G-Men Star WR Hakeem Nicks have to get on the same page and there is work to do. Geno of Morgantown is the Man as the "Mike Vick Experience" is archived until further notice. Both D's will be solid as the Gang Green "D" is led by Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson. "Blue Swagger" D is led by 2014 FA Pick Up MLB D'Qwell Jackson from the Dawg Pound.  

#49ers @ #PurpleReign 7:30pm ET on NFL Network

Yes we have the Gold Rush meets Crab Cakes for everyone as it's a replay of the Big Bowl two years back in the Big Easy with Stakes at an All-Time Low. QB Kap and Ordinary Joe will not get that much work as that is a long flight for the Niners with 90 plus bodies. Depth Chart Work is irreplaceable and that will be heavy on the menu!

#Pats @ #HTTR 7:30pm ET

The Jay Gruden Era begins under heavy watch in Redskins Nation. The Pats will shelf Tom Terrific of Foxboro as the "Texarakana, Arkansas Cannon" Ryan Mallet will get the start. I hear people saying Mallet could start for a lot of other Teams and it appears anyone working behind Tom is poised for Greatness. Having said that someone tell me what happened to Matt Cassell..thank you! D-Jack 11 from Long Beach Poly Tech and the Nestea Plunge in your end zone is in new colors...splash Nike Football!

#WhoDey @ #RedFriday 8pm ET

Imagine you being a "Fly on a Helmet" listening to the Convo between the "Strawberry Rifle" Andy Dalton and Alex Smith about how that new deal shook down and what's the kicker! Meanwhile RBs Giovani Bernard and Jamaal Charles should be limited as they both try and go 2K Blades of Grass in 2014 and they are more than capable as they are "Monsters in the Backfield"!

#12s @ #UnitedInOrange 9pm ET

Ok hold all the jokes Seahawks Nation as you won the last regular season vs the Broncos in a "The Orange Team ruined the Bluedude's Super Bowl Party"! Enough of that as the Seahawks look the same and if it ain't broke don't fix it. The Broncos look vastly different on "D" and that should put them right back in the Super Bowl Fray for 2014!

#Boys @ #Bolts @ 10pm ET on NFL Network

No Tony Romo and right fully so but the 'Boys need to look at least a few series at the Starting Front on "D" with holes to fill. Dez of Jordan Brand should be next to Romo and Witten for the fact of the matter. QB Phillip Rivers should pull a Romo as well and grab a Headset and observe. The Bolts are looking to turn the corner and the battle is at WR on that Depth Chart. Vet Malcolm Floyd is back with 2nd year Stud Keenan Allen from Cal opposite of him...who will be the #3 Wide Out?  

DODGERS 2 ANGELS 1 F...DODGER Blue gets an October HAREN as KEMP and ETHIER supplied the RUNS and down goes the HALOS in Anaheim! "A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" talking DODGERS lead the 2K14 California FREEWAY Series 2-1! #LADvsLAA

Dodgers Starter Dan Haren reached back vs the Halos on Hump Day Night with the California Freeway Series tied at 1-1 and gives the Dodgers an October Effort. That Effort on the "Bump" from "Danny Boy" was backed by a Matt Kemp's Ash, Bamboo, or Maple running a Temp at 104 and teammate Andre Ethier following suit!

LAD struck in the 2nd inning on a Matt Kemp Solo Bomb taking Halos Starter Matt Shoemaker deep as the Dodgers led 1-0. Then after a Carl Crawford single and a stolen bag Andre Ethier doubles him home to make it 2-0 Dodgers.

Shoemaker settled down after the 2nd going six allowing those two runs on six hits as he took the loss. Haren went seven strong giving up a run on three hits striking out four. The Halos did score in the 8th on a Chris Iannetta Sac-Fly making it 2-1 Dodgers.

In the 9th it was Dodgers Captain Save-A-Game Kenley Jansen after a Kole Calhoun lead-off single he strikes out the "Millville Meteor"...Mike Trout, gets "El Hombre" Albert Pujols to flies out to Puig, and strikes out Josh Hamilton to end the game as Jansen had the Cutter working throwing that Express at an excess of 96 mph!

Dodgers move to 65-50 and 2.5 games up on the 2nd place Giants. The Halos fall to 67-46 two games back of the A's in the AL West.

            

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

PITTSBURGH STEELERS 2014 Season Preview..."A QB DRIVEN LEAGUE" with QB Big BEN at the Controls yes indeed!...another 8-8 or worse HEADS will roll...Le'VEON has good Company in the Backfield...TONE 2.0 leads a deeeeep WR Corps...TITANS Ex MUNCHAK leads the O-LINE...the "D" is no longer "OLD" as they infuse with YOUTH at every level...and LAW Dawg #94 and #43 are the Defensive Leaders...TRIPLE DIAMOND CHRONICLES going "A QB DRIVEN League" STEEL City PRO Football Preview 2K14 #SteelerGang #SteelerNation #MenOfSteel #BlackAndYellow #TerribleTowel #StairwayTo7 where is it?




The Football Gods know the Steelers are in the lead with Six Chips as the Cowboys and 49ers have been knocking at the door for quite sometime. The last two seasons of 8-8 is Un-Steeler Like and Lead Man Tomlin won't except another average season.

Big Ben says his Arm is stronger than ever and that Steelers Offense is loaded like Primanti Brothers Samich...with all the fixin's. Bell at RB with the "Heinz R.V." Legarrette Blount and "Inspector Gadget" in Shutterbug Dri Archer of powerhouse Kent State U Football.

The O-Line is protected by ex-Titans Lead Man Mike Munchak who is the biggest pick up this off season for the Steelers. Twin #53 must stay healthy as the Rooney's give Maurkice $44 million worth of Wells Fargo Wagons.

The WR and TE's are led by "Tone 2.0" Antonio Brown of Roc Nation Sports and Heeeeeeeeeeeath of Wahoos Nation...better tell somebody! Moore, Wheaton, Bryant, and a host of others should contribute ASAP.

The Legend and HOF Dick LeBeau's "D" word around the Steelers Sports Drink Cooler is fast and the "Eye in the Sky" won't tell the Bluedude any lies...put all that noise in that 2014 Opening Kickoff Reserve Tank for now shall we! DE/DT Cam "Lil Ironhead" Heyward should reach Pro Bowl Status as Bolts Castoff Cam Thomas joins McClendon and 2014 2nd Rounder Stephon Tuitt upfront.

The Backers are hopefully back playing Steelers Football led by Coach Keith Butler with J-Peezy as co-signor with 'Noles Law-Dawg Timmons running shop with the Beamer Ball Blacksburg's  "My Worilds", the U's Spence, Between the Hedges "J2", 'Noles V-Dub, 2014 FA Pick Up Mr. Moats from Bills Mafia, and 2014 Top Pick Ryan "Porsche Panamera 4S Turbo" Shazier...oh I saw the drama on Instagram! All those will in the 2014 "Monsters Inside QBs" Posts!

Then there is the Back End held down by "Men of Troy' Safety Troy Polamalu. He has a new "Partner in Crime" in 2014 FA Pick Up FS Mike Mitchell from #BackInBlack taking #25 slot who is now back with HTTR! "Swaggin U" dba Lil Rooney in "I Like Ike" is a fixture at strong side corner with Cortez Allen playing weak side.

Key Players

Offense
QB Big Ben
RBs Bell/Blount/Archer
TE Heaaaaaaaaaaaath
WRs A.B./Moore/Wheaton/Bryant/J. Brown/ Moye
C Twin 53
LT K. Beachum
LG R. Foster


Defense
LDE Lil Ironhead
NT/RDE McClendon/Thomas
LDE S. Tuitt (2014 #2 Pick Notre Dame)
ILB Law-Dawg
ILB R. Shazier (2014 #1 Pick Ohio State)
LOLB Mr. Worilds
ROLB Me and @SacManJones_29
SS #43
FS M&M Peanut
RCB Lil Rooney
LCB C-Allen

The Offense should the most explosive since Big Ben has been under Center. Speed everywhere and Le'Veon Bell is a real treat and Double-Trouble carrying or catching that Wilson Pigskin! A.B. is straight Margarine on the Outside and he has plenty of help. Twins needs to stay healthy and if he does Big Ben should be cleaner than usual!

Defensively the Backers Depth is tremendous with Vince, Sean, Arthur, and Chris Carter more than capable behind the fist four. DT/RDE Cam Thomas should be a huge addition and Safety Mike Mitchell should add Speed and more Pop to the back end. Shazier should be Rook Defensive P.O.Y. challenging Clowney and Mack.      

Key 2014 Schedule Dates
AFC North Opponents: Ravens, Bengals, Browns

Wk 1 vs Dawg Pound
Wk 2 @ Purple Browns
Wk 3 @ Panthers
Wk 6 @ Dawg Pound
Wk 8 vs Colts
Wk 9 vs Purple Browns
Wk 10 @ Met Life Green
Wk 12 Bye Week
Wk 13 @ Saints
Wk 14 @ Who Dey
Wk 16 vs Red Friday
Wk 17 vs Who Dey

They say its an easy schedule and I am not buying any of that. The AFC North should be tough as always with the Bengals holding serve the last two seasons. That last five is going to be difficult but that Bye Week should help the Steelers that late in the schedule.     
     

BRAVES 3 MARINERS 7 F...the M's at 120 KNOTS on the PUGET SOUND take the CHOP off the SHOP as BRAVES Country has fallin' and can't get up!..."GET AWAY DAY" with a HOTLanta 8-Game Skid dba COOLanta! #ATLvsSEA

No time for Jokes as I see you Braves Country stumbling, bumbling, and of course fumbling through a rough patch in the 162. The Braves lose two straight in their mini Inter League match up with the M's and have not won since their last home game on July 28th vs the Friars.

Back to Safeco as the M's Starter Chris Young adds to Braves Misery as he gives up a crooked three runs in the 3rd only for his Boys to back that up scoring four in the bottom half of the 3rd after trailing 3-1.

The big blows in that inning was M's LF Dustin Ackley taking Braves Ace Julio Teheran for a Solo Dinger. Then in the same inning some five hitters later M's First Baseman Logan Morrison takes Julio for a Three-Run Tater. Braves Country had o be thinking we need to get off this Motel Swing West from Hell and back to see a Peach Tree and Turner Field.

Braves Ace Teheran's Tab...6 IP 9 H 6 R 6 ER2 BB 5 SO 2 HR...as Braves First Baseman Freddie Freeman goes 3 for 4 with two ribbies. The M's move to 59-54 and 1/2 game out of the Wild Card. The Braves falling to almost .500 at 58-56 are 3.5 back in the Wild Card and in the division...go figure!

       

RAYS 7 ATHLETICS 3 F...TAMPA Starter Jeremy HELLICKSON > OAKLAND Starter Sonny GRAY on this day at the Ballpark in EAST BAY...RAYS hammer the now 12-5 GRAY as they avoid the Three-Piece Sweep..."GET AWAY DAY" RAYS trying to keep AL Wild Card "HOPES" Alive! #TBvsOAK

Rays Starter knew he had to stop the bleeding as the Rays have come to far since around mid to late June to let the 2014 season fall on the other side of the chalk. They had their work cutout facing A's Ace Sonny Gray as they were trying to avoid the Three-Piece Sweep at the Hands of Oakland!

Tampa Bay Hardball gets a "GEM" from Starter Jeremy Hellickson as he goes seven strong allowing just two hits and a run as he struck out three. The Rays Hitters backed him up by scoring one in the 2nd and then hung crooked 3's up in the 4th and 5th on Gray's Tab (4.1 IP 10 H 7 R 6 ER 4 BB 3 SO HR).

The Highlight of the 4th Inning Barrage was a Kevin Kiermaier Two-Run Blast as he goes 1 for 4 scoring two runs along with the Two-Run Bomb. Ben Zobrist led Tampa going 3 for 4 scoring a run and an RBI. Eric Sogard goes Solo Bomb for the A's as Josh Reddick knocked in two as that action at the dish accounted for all three A's Runs!

Rays move to 55-59 and that five games off the AL Wild Card pace. The Swingin' Elephants at an MLB Best 69-44 stays 1/5 games head of the Halos in the West!    

ROSALES 3 PALE HOSE 1 F...or RANGERS 3 WHITE SOX 1 F...North TEXAS Hardball takes Two of Three as they hand PALE HOSE All-Star Lefty CHRIS SALE an "L"..."GET AWAY DAY" on the RANGERS Charter! #TEXvsCWS

The Chicago White Six took game one of the series Monday Night as Mother Nature also weighed in as the Sox won 5-3. The Rangers then put Yellow Tape on the "Cell" last night with a 16-0 Slow Pitch-esque beat down of the Pale Hose. Then on Get Away Day The Rangers give All-Star Lefty Chris Sale an "L".

The Rangers playing for Jobs and Pride the rest of the way in 2014 and don't tell that to Rangers Second Baseman Adam Rosales. Yes Rosales beat the Pale Hose all by his lonesome taking Sale Deep  as he goes two-run Big Fly in the 2nd. He then took Sox Middle Man Daniel Webb for Insurance Measures a Solo Blast in the 7th.

Sale taking Rosales out of the equation pitched extremely well as his Tab read...6 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 9 SO HR. Rangers Starter Nick Tepesch was on his game going 5 2/3 scoreless innings allowing six hits as he gets his 4th "W" of 2014 vs seven defeats. Pale Hose lone run came on a Dayan Viciedo Solo Bomb in the 7th.

Rangers at 45-69 are way out of contention as the Pale Hose fall to 55-60 and that is 9.5 games back of the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers.


  

CINCINNATI BENGALS 2014 Season Preview..."A QB DRIVEN LEAGUE" you saw that DEAL the "STRAWBERRY RIFLE" received of course it is...GIOVANI BERNARD is a Keeper...AJ GREEN is the Franchise...Will the ATKINS Diet on the OHIO "GENO" be back 100% in 2014?...Backer BURFICT is the Sunday Business and the Back End is filled with VETS with 2014 1st Rounder "D2" of Sparty trying to make an impact! #WhoDey #BengalNation #TheJungleOnTheOhio #CincyProFootball

Look back to back AFC North Titles are no small feats. They are though if you can't get past the fist game in Winning Time. The Bengals have stumbled but in the "Strawberry Rifle" We trust as QB Andy Dalton has to take the necessary steps to be great as his Direct Deposit has taken off in that direction!

Weapons all over the place at Dalton's Disposal and RB Giovani Bernard and WR A.J. Green are "Monsters on Blades of Grass". Throw in a Two-Pack at TE that can rival any Two-Packs at that Position in Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham...Who Dey might have 99 Problems but it won't be on Offense!

Defensively they need DT Geno Atkins who was lost midway through the 2013 Season with a Torn ACL. Domato Peko his partner in crime is no slouch and Backer Vontaze Burfict is the "Burfict Fit" for that Bengals "D".

The Secondary is their strength as Corners Leon Hall and Terrence Newman are solid and Safeties Reggie Nelson and George Iloka are a nice tandem. Can 2014 Top Pick Darqueze Dennard get on the field in 2014 or at least in the slot? Who Dey is looking for a Three-Peat in the AFC North...can they achieve that feat?

Key Players

Offense
QB Strawberry Rifle  
RB Giovani B.
WR Green/M. Jones
TE Gresham/Eifert
C Russell Bodine (2014 4th RD Pick UNC)
LT A. Whitworth

Defense
NT D. Peko
RDT G. Atkins
LDE C. Dunlap
WLB V. Burfict
LCB T. Newman
RCB L. Hall
SS G. Iloka
FS R. Nelson
SS D. Manning  (2014 FA Texans)

The Offense should be super-explosive as Lead Man Marvin Lewis has something special brewing along the Banks of the Ohio River. The Culture has changed and QB Dalton main two weapons RB Bernard and WR Green are nasty! That O-Line is led by Tackles Whitworth and Andre Smith the big question will be Rookie Center Russell Bodine!

Defensively they need DT Geno Atkins back ASAP as Peko is an underrated interior player who brings it. Dunlap will bring pressure as they lose OLB Michael Johnson to the Bucs. Backers Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict lead that "D".

The Secondary also will have Adam Jones playing Nickel and Slot as Daniel Manning joins the Bengals from the Texans for some nice Insurance at Safety.  

Key 2014 Schedule Dates
AFC North Opponents: Ravens, Browns, Steelers

Wk 1 @ Ravens
Wk 4 Bye Week
Wk 5 @ Pats
Wk 7 @ Colts
Wk 10 vs Browns
Wk 11 @ Saints
Wk 14 vs Steelers
Wk 15 @ Browns
Wk 16 vs Broncos
Wk 17 @ Steelers

The Schedule is spread out as they get the Ravens in the Opener. The Back End with the Steelers (Twice) and the Broncos, Browns, Bucs, and Saints might be the toughest part. That Steelers Game in Week 17 might decide who gets the AFC North and who gets the AFC Wild Card!


BALTIMORE RAVENS 2014 Season Preview..."A QB DRIVEN LEAGUE" with Ordinary JOE and HARBAUGH Purple Browns Edition lead the Charge!...They add WR STEVE S. from #BackInBlack PANTHERS to go with TORREY S. and OWEN D. from #BullsOnParade joins DENNIS P. at TE...NGATA and T-SIZZLE lead that "D" with Rook C.J. MOSELY in the Middle and WEBB Island on the Back End with SS "Hammer" MATT E. #Ravens #PurpleReign #PurpleBrowns #BallSoHardUniversity

The Baltimore Ravens matched their rival the Pittsburgh Steelers with an 8-8 Campaign and 4-2 in the  AFC North. They took a couple steps back as QB Joe Flacco had 19 TDs and 22 INTs after his big Pay Day and they should have paid him.

Ray Rice gets a two-game suspension for some off the field issues as Bernard Pierce steps in as the #1 RB. Torrey Smith gets help in Steve Smith from the Carolina Panthers. The O-Line is in tact as they pick up Center Jeremy Zuttah from the Bucs.

The "D" is led by Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs as they will be backed up by Ravens Top Pick C.J. Mosely from 'Bama. The back End has #1 CB LaDarius Webb with "Hammer" SS Matt Elam the Ravens 2013 Top Pick as the Purple Browns start turning over the roster for the greater good!

Key Players

Offense
QB Joe
RB Pierce/Rice
WR T. Smith/S. Smith/J. Jones/ M. Brown
TEs Pitta/Owen Daniels (2014 FA Texans)
C J. Zutta (2014 FA Bucs)
RG M. Yanda

Defense
DT H. Ngata
OLB Ball So Hard University #55
ILB C. J. Mosely (2014 Top Pick Alabama)
LCB L. Webb
SS M. Elam

The Offense should get a boost from both WR Steve Smith of the Panthers and TE Owen Daniels coming over from "Bulls on Parade" the Houston Texans. That O-Line will have a new center and there will be some adjustments from Pass to Run Blocking.

Defensively they should be pretty good. Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs anchor the "D" as they add some nice young pieces. Mosely and Upshaw from 'Bama are solid players and they have former 'Bama All-American TE and Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome written all over those picks.

The Back End with a healthy CB in LeDarius Webb should be more than solid. 2nd-year to be Safety Matt Elam was impressive in his rookie campaign and CB Jimmy Smith is improving.

Key 2014 Schedule Dates
AFC North Opponents: Steelers, Bengals, Browns

Wk 1 vs Bengals
Wk 2 vs Steelers
Wk 3 @ Browns
Wk 5 @ Colts
Wk 8 @ Bengals
Wk 9 @ Steelers
Wk 11 Bye Week
Wk 12 @ Saints
Wk 17 vs Browns

The Ravens will know right off playing both the Steelers and Bengals in Weeks 1 and 2 and they get them at the "Big Crab Cake" M&T Bank Stadium. Before they hit the Bye Week in Week 11 the Schedule is filled will some pot holes!

ANGELS 4 DODGERS 5 F...KERSHAW left after Seven on the HOOK for the "W" and B-WILSON gives a Solo BOMB to "EL HOMBRE" in the 8th as LAD wins with a WALK-OFF Error in the 9th..."WEEKDAY BENDERS" Imagine That! #LAAvsLAD

It wasn't what the Doctor ordered for Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw but he will take and the Dodgers will take it. In a game where both starters had to dig deep Halos Hector Santiago ( 5.1 IP 5 H 4 R 3 ER 3 BB 2 SO BB) and Clayton Kershaw (7 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 7 SO) neither gets to the Winner's Circle after the smoke cleared!

It was  Juan Uribe Dodgers Three-Run HR in the 2nd after the Halos put up two in their half of inning two to make it 3-2 Dodgers. The Halos came right back in the 3rd scoring another run on an "El Hombre" Double to tie it up at 3-3.      

The Dodgers Scott Van Slyke gets a Sac-Fly scoring Dodgers OF Matt Kemp in the 6th to make it 4-3 Dodgers. Then with problems all season long Dodgers Set-Up man Brian Wilson gives up a 1-out Solo Blast to "EL Hombre" Almbert Pujols tying the game up at 4-4 after Kershaw was yanked after seven.

The Dodgers then get back to back singles in the bottom of the ninth off Halos Reliever Kevin Jepsen and Ducks on the corner. Halos Hot Corner David Freese playing "Mr. Freese" gets a throwing error ending the game as Andre Ethier hits the into a fielder's Choice with just one out.

Dodgers move to 64-50 and with the Giants losing earlier in the night LAD moves up 2.5 games in the NL West. The Halos losing and falling to 67-45 are two games back of the A's in the AL West.

Now the scene shifts to Aanameim for the remaining two games...

BRAVES 2 MARINERS 4 F...EMERALD City Hardball sends the CHOP SHOP searching for even more answers as Kid FELIX and Mr. RODNEY do some ARCHERY!..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" is that the 2014 M's in the AL Wild Card Race? #ATLvsSEA

Don't tell Braves Country what needs to happen and when the going gets rough you have to see not one but two "Monsters on the Bump"! The Seattle Mariners move to 58-54 behind that dynamic duo of  M's Ace Kid Felix and M's 5-Star Captain Save-A-Game Fernando Rodney doing his best "Robin of Locksley" Impersonation shooting an arrow into the night!

Kid Felix went eight innings giving up a run scattering just four hits as he issued one free Safeco Hopper Pass and struck out 8. The M's gets a crooked four-run frame in the 4th and that was the difference after Braves All-Star Hot Corner Chris Johnson singled home Justin Upton in the 2nd.

Braves Starter Alex Wood goes six giving up those four in the 4th on five hits. Jason Heyward led the Chop Shop going 2 for 4. New M's CF Austin Jackson went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Mr. Rodney gets Arrow #31 as only three Arrows missed the target!

M's tied with the Yankees trail the Royals in the AL Wild Card by a 1/2 game. The Braves have the best of both worlds three games back in both the Wild Card and the NL East trailing the Nats!    

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ORIOLES 9 BLUE JAYS 3 F...O's blast BLUE BIRDS in Game 1 of the "Battle for the AL EAST" as the 'JAYS appear to be heading in the wrong direction at the wrong time...It's an O's World in the AL East as we go to press! "WEEKDAY BENDERS" talking the Charm City O's lead the EAST by Five Full Games! #BALvsTOR

The Baltimore Orioles knew they had to work quickly on 'Jays Starter Mark Buehrle as Buehrle works fast and when in a groove he is the other side of former 'Jays Lefty Jimmy Key. The O's get the Memo and paste Buehrle and the Blue Birds for a 9-3 route!

Behind Solo Bombs from "Crush" Davis, Caleb Joseph, and Jonathan Schoop and multi-hit games from "Adam Bombs" Jones, Nick Markakis, J.J. Hardy, and Delmon Young the O's had it all going. They hit Buehrle for four runs on ten hits in just four innings of work. They put crooked numbers up in the 4th and 8th on their way to a 64-48 W-L and a five game lead in the AL East.

The Blue Birds losing their 4th game in a row gets a two-run Bomb from Colby Rasmus and 3 for 4 night from Lead-Off Man Jose Reyes to boot. O's Starter Bud Norris gives up two runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings for the "W".

'Jays at 60-54 are a 1/2 game up on the 3rd place Yanks and losing ground on the O's. This head to head match up is crucial as you can make up immediate ground and the O's are taking full advantage of the opportunity.  

     

CLEVELAND BROWNS 2014 Season Preview under the JOHNNY Football Watch..." A QB DRIVEN League" and DAWG POUND who will it be BRIAN or JOHNNY?...TATE of the "PLAINS" Football U is starting at TAILBACK...J.G. will be a No-Go at WR for 2016...No Average JOE is a Fixture at LT with MACK calling the SHOTS at CENTER...No D.Q. JACKSON or T.J. WARD on "D" but K-DANSBY, HADEN Island, and Mr. HITNER are on the Back End!.."THROWING Dawg BONES at the AFC North Throne" #BrownsNation #BelieveLandFootball #DawgPoundBiz

The Cleveland Browns created quite a storm on Draft Night in the 1st round pulling a Jerry Jones and getting Johnny Football after getting #1 CB Justin Gilbert in the Top 10 from the Stillwater U Cowboys. It's not Johnny vs Brian Hoyer but Johnny Football vs that Dawg Pound Playbook and that is no Underwater Basket Weaving in Under Grad!

No Josh Gordon at WR who is a certified and verified "Monsters on the Outside" at Bluedude Sportstalk. The Browns went AARP in grabbing Nate Burlison and Miles "Love me some Training Room" Austin. TE Jordan Cameron is the "Ish" and Ben Tate is a serious Upgrade at RB.

That O-Line ran by Alex Mack and LT Joe Thomas from  "A Whole Bunch of Badgers U" is solid. We will see how 2014 2nd rounder Joel Bitonio of Nevada holds up at LG next to No Average Joe!

2014 FA Pick Up Karlos Dansby from Bird Gang will be that leader upfront for the Dawg Pound. Ex-Ravens Paul Kruger is solid at OLB and where is Ki Ki Mingo of Les Miles Football in the bayou? That Secondary should be real, good as Donte Whitner dba Donte Hitner comes over from the 49ers with Joe Haden Island dba as "the Believeland Sneaker Fiend"  is opposite of 2014 Top Pick Justin Gilbert.

Key Players

Offense
QB Hoyer/Johnny Football
RB Tate
TE J. Cameron
LT J. Thomas
C A. Mack
WR Andrew Hawkins (2014 FA Bengals)
WR Miles Austin (2014 FA Cowboys)
WR Nate Burlison (2014 FA Lions)

Defense
OLB P. Kruger
ILB K. Dansby
LCB J. Haden
SS D. Hitner (2014 FA 49ers)
FS T. Gipson
RCB J. Gilbert

Look that Dawg Pound Offense is predicated like any other NFL Offense on the QB. Hoyer and Johnny Football are in Battle and Hoyer knows if he doesn't win the Job...he is Dunzo in C-Town! RB Ben Tate should help ease that blow of not having Josh Gordon on the outside. Jordan Cameron is a serious weapon at TE and the WRs are by committee.

That "D" Strength is the Secondary led by Joe Haden and 2014 Free AGent Pick Up Donte Hitner from The Ohio State University. Karlos Dansby should be a nice calming influence for the Front as no D'Qwell Jackson (Colts) is going to hurt I don't care how they slice and dice in the Dawg Pound in 2014.

Key 2014 Schedule Dates
AFC North Opponents: Steelers, Ravens, Bengals

Wk 1 @ Steelers
Wk 2 vs Saints
Wk 3 vs Ravens
Wk 4 Bye Week
Wk 6 vs Steelers
Wk 10 @ Bengals
Wk 14 vs Colts
Wk 15 vs Benagls
Wk 16 @ Panthers
Wk 17 @ Ravens

The Schedule overall is in the middle of the pack as they have those first three games at home vs the Saints and rival Ravens with 2014 Opening Kickoff @ Pittsburgh. Will Johnny Football be under  Center in the 'Burgh in NFL Week 1?  


MARLINS 6 PIRATES 3 F...Fightin' FISH hung in there long enough to hit JARED HUGHES and JUSTIN WILSON of the BUCCOS Pen as they hang a Crooked 5 on the PIRATES in the 8th Frame ruining a solid outing by CHARLIE MORTON..."A CUP of JOE in the SHOW Report" here comes Little HAVANA Hardball in the NL East! #MIAvsPIT

Both Starter between the Marlins and Pirates pitched well enough to get the ""W. It was Pirates Starter though Charlie Morton leading 2-1 after seven on the hook for the "W" or a No-Decision. Out goes Morton in goes the Fightin' Fish hitting the Phone Booth on the Pirates Pen and Little Havana Hardball broke out at PNC Park.

The Fish first jumped on the Pirates Jared Hughes then Justin Wilson for a combined 5 runs (4 ER) on just one hit and three walks in a 1/3 of an inning. Loading the Sacks as the Buccos Staff did is not what Raises the Jolly Roger!

Marlins Reliever A.J. Ramos gets the win after Fish Starter Brad Hand went 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs on six hits as he struck out four. Marcell Ozuna knocked in two for the Fightin' Fish who remains 3rd in the NL East but just 5.5 games back and two games under the .500 mark.

The Pirates drop their 2nd in a row and falls to 59-53 some 2.5 games back of the NL Central leading Brewers. The Atlanta Braves need a life line as they have lost six in a row and still just 2.5 games back of the Nats as Washington cannot get to Overdrive!        

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 188...WALL-star & the Real Deal BEAL & the "SAP" Button of ATL Hoops exit Team USA...HAMMONS joins CHAMPS as 1st Full-Time Woman Assistant Coach in the LOGO...Are the CAVS chasing the MATRIX 0 turned Shawn Marion? #TeamUSABasketball #Spurs&SilverStarsBiz #CavsNation

Through numerous reports Team USA Basketball having to trim it's Roster down to a dozen for the FIBA Tourney in Spain have released three players.  The Wiz Kids D.C. John Wall dba Wall-Star and Bradley Beal dba the Real Deal Beal as well as the Highlight Factory's Paul Milsap dba "the SAP Button". That Roster needs "Bigs and expect Mr. Drummond, Ant Davis, and @boogiecousins to all get invites as Team USA will take a mix of nine players playing the Point through Stretch 4's.

The San Antonio Spurs always ahead of the Game strikes again. WNBA Star Becky Hammon of the Silver Stars will be the 1st Full-Time Women's NBA Assistant Coach in League History. She still has to finish her 16th and last season playing with the Silver Stars but that is an A+ plus move by the Champs. Hammon will bring excellent knowledge to the game as she has been for quite sometime one of the best WNBA Players as she also starred for the Russian Women's Olympic Team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics leading them to the Bronze Medal.  

The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting their inner-Dodger and inner-Bronx Bombers on as they are trying to add as many Vets to the Pie as possible. The latest rumor is former Mavs Star Shawn Marion dba the Matrix 0 will be a part of the 2014-15 Cavs. Marion on the downside of his career will add minutes at the Small Forward and would be an asset on the Defensive End stay tuned...      

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 2014 Season Preview.."A QB DRIVEN League" with QB FOLES u bet and that BIRDS Offense called "LINC-ilicious"...that SHADY Character at RB is "WHODINI on Blades of Grass"...the WR Corps is led by "MAC Attack" and COOOOOOP...and that "D" is led by Red Jersey Collector T. COLE and Backer 'MECO RYANS with 2014 Free Agent Safety Pick Up Mr. JENKINS from the Big EASY Football #BirdsOfTheLinc #EaglesNation #BroadStreetPhillyProFootball #EAGLES #LOVE

The Nick Foles Era is in full effect and Birds Lead Man Chip Kelly is in his 2nd year. That Eagles Offense "LINC-ilicious" had mixed reviews before the 2013 season and was somewhat Prolific and year two it should be even better.

All-World RB LeSean "Shady" McCoy is the "Invisible Man" in Space and the 5th Character in the new "Fantastic 4" coming in 2015. Word around Eagles Camp is WR Jeremy Maclin is even more explosive as the GPS Locator tells me DeSean Jackson is in or near the Nations Capital for that very reason. TEs Brent Celek and Zach Ertz star in "Two TEs are better than 1 in LINC-ilicous"!

That O-Line was solid in 2013 and should be better as 2013 Top Pick Lane Johnson will be suspended four game for hitting the wrong vitamins in the Medicine Cabinet...and that should not happen!  

The "D" will be under heavy scrutiny as they let Eagles Nation and themselves down in 2013. They added Louisville Backer Marcus Smith as their #1 Pick of 2014. Trent Cole is their #1 Red Jersey Collector as Mychal Kendricks, Conner Barwin, and Captain DeMeco Ryans round out a talented Backers Group.

That Secondary gets a huge upgrade as NJ Native (Piscataway, NJ) by way of The Ohio State Buckeyes and Who Dat Safety Malcolm Jenkins is on that back end. He should help align that Secondary pre-snap and he brings a Corner Mind to Free Safety as he was Everybody's All-American at Ohio State on an Island!

Key Players

Offense 
QB Foles
RB Shady
WRs "Mac Attack"/Cooooop
WR Jordan Matthews (2014 2nd Rd Pick Vandy)
WR Josh Huff (2014 3rd Rd Pick Oregon)
TEs Ertz/Celek
C J. Kelce
LT J. Peters

Defense
NT B. Logan
RDE F. Cox
ROLB T. Cole
ILB D. Ryans
SS N. Allen
SF M. Jenkins
RCB C. Williams

They will again put up crazy numbers on Offense as they ad WR Jeremy Maclin to the mix. Both Rook Wide outs will be in the mix for some serious run as those TEs with all those moving explosive parts on Offense are more than solid! It will be up to that O-line as Foles and "Shady" set the Tempo!

Ryan will have to get that "D" more accountable to a man as they had some horrible frames not games in 2013. Cole is a certified and verified Sunday Hunter. The Front has to be better than 2013 behind Logan and Cox. The Secondary will love Mr. Jenkins as he should bring some stability to that back end almost immediately.

Key 2014 Schedule Dates
NFC East Opponents: G-Men, Cowboys, HTTR

Wk 2 @ Colts
Wk 3 vs HTTR
Wk 4 @ 49ers
Wk 6 vs G-Men
Wk 7 Bye Week
Wk 11 @ Packers
Wk 13 @ Cowboys
Wk 14 vs Seahawks
Wk 15 vs Cowboys
Wk 16 @ HTTR
Wk 17 @ G-Men

Weeks 10-17 are a monster as they will get the Panthers, Packers, Cowboys (Twice), Seahawks, Skins, and G-Men...wow!