Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Josh Hamilton and Edinson Volquez - where are they now?

Last December, the Reds were desperately seeking a pitcher to join veterans Aaron Harang & Bronson Arroyo and young studs Johnny Cueto & Homer Bailey in the starting lineup. They also had a plethora of talent in the outfield; Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey, Jr covered the sides while Norris Hopper, Ryan Freel and Josh Hamilton rotated in and out of centerfield all season - all while Jay Bruce (OF) had just won Minor League Player of the Year. Then this happened.
Edison Volquez Josh Hamilton SchrockStar §Hamilton currently has 58 RBIs (1st), 14 HRs (2nd) and 72 hits (1st) while Edison Volquez leads the majors with a sick 1.31 ERA and 76 Ks (62 innings). It's too early to tell who got the better end of the deal, but it's clear both teams have vastly improved by addressing their biggest need(s). What do you think? Ah-ha... jk!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Indy wins Superbowl XLVI bid

Indianapolis has won the right to host the NFL Superbowl in 2012. NFL Owners met today at Buckhead, GA at the Ritz-Carlton hotel and listened to three different presentations from cities vying for the coveted event. Phoenix just hosted the 2008 game and drew negative feedback regarding location of metro area to stadium. Houston hosted 4 years ago and is nearby to Dallas which hosts in 2011. This is the second consecutive attempt from Irsay and the city as they prepare to move into Lucas Oil Stadium in a just a few months.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Rare Double-KO at LFC 25 in Indy



LFC (or "Legends" of "Fighting" Championship) #25 was held in Indy this weekend. This YouTube video shows two rookie fighters simultaneously getting knocked out within 10 seconds. If you're scoring at home, that's 0-0-1 lifetime for both.

2008 Indy 500 Starting Grid

Danica Patrick SI swimsuit SchrockStar §
ROW 1
1. (9) Scott Dixon, 226.366 mph.
2. (10) Dan Wheldon, 226.110
3. (6) Ryan Briscoe, 226.080
ROW 2
4. (3) Helio Castroneves, 225.733
5. (7) Danica Patrick, 225.197
6. (11) Tony Kanaan, 224.794
ROW 3
7. (26) Marco Andretti, 224.417
8. (4) Vitor Meira, 224.346
9. (27) Hideki Mutoh, 223.887
ROW 4
10. (20) Ed Carpenter, 223.835
11. (12) Tomas Scheckter, 223.496
12. (99) Townsend Bell, 222.539
ROW 5
13. (06) Graham Rahal, 222.531
14. (14) Darren Manning, 222.430
15. (18) Bruno Junqueira, 222.330
ROW 6
16. (02) Justin Wilson, 222.267
17. (15) Buddy Rice, 222.101
18. (22) Davey Hamilton, 222.017
ROW 7
19. (16) Alex Lloyd, 221.788
20. (17) Ryan Hunter-Reay, 221.579
21. (24) John Andretti, 221.550
ROW 8
22. (67) Sarah Fisher, 221.246
23. (8) Will Power, 221.136
24. (41) Jeff Simmons, 221.103
ROW 9
25. (5) Oriol Servia, 220.767
26. (33) E.J. Viso, 220.356
27. (23) Milka Duno, 220.305
ROW 10
28. (19) Mario Moraes, 219.716
29. (36) Enrique Bernoldi, 219.422
30. (34) Jaime Camara, 219.345
ROW 11
31. (2) A.J. Foyt IV, 219.184
32. (91) Buddy Lazier, 219.015
33. (25) Marty Roth, 218.965

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Indiana Primary

I can't say I'm surprised Obama took the urban vote, but look how bad Billary did in Indy and Bloomington. lol! Also, Ron Paul's supporters are strongest in East Chicago & Ft. Wayne while weakest in Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers and Indy. Rich ppl don't want civil liberties?

Friday, May 02, 2008

Marvellous Marvin and Crean's Cream

It may be too soon to comment on this, but Tuesday's shooting in Philly has been linked to Marvin Harrison directly. What we do know is that the Colts' Pro-Bowler owns a club (Playmakers) where the altercation happened and the gun used that injured a man's hand. Ballistics link #88's gun (found at his carwash) to the six bullets found at the scene of the crime, where a boy was also injured from shattered glass during the incident. What's not surprising is that none of the eyewitnesses are giving statements, other than the victim saying Marvin is NOT the shooter.

First IU dismissed Armon Bassett and JaMarcus Ellis for being insubordinate, then Eli Holman throws a tantrum in the coaches office and requests a transfer, now DeAndre Thomas is being released for unknown reasons; that accompanied with the graduation of Seniors DJ White and Lance Stemler and the departure of lottery-bound Eric Gordon, Jr leaves new Head Coach Tom Crean very few options at practice (2-on-2? knockout? 21/tips??). Jordan Crawford and Kyle Taber started a few games last year, so there will at least be some continuity from the Sampson Era (or Error), but I wonder if any Elite program has ever hit the bottom so quickly? That doesn't even consider any NCAA sanctions that may be announced this summer, or the additional scholarships IU may lose due to poor grades. The Hoosiers might go from twenty-five wins to twenty-five losses in '08-09.

Places I've Been

Recently...