A look back at the league’s way of honoring America.
With Major League Baseball doing their annual “Stars & Stripes” deal this year, that inspired Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.net to dig into the history books to dig up other instances the league has honored America.
Great stuff here. Do you remember any of these? I remember everything from the past decade.
Click here to read the article.
The header to the letter that was sent to me from the Warriors.
The Warriors just sent me (and all fans) a letter about their move to San Francisco. I have expressed in the past that I am against this move.
Here is the entire letter verbatim.
It’s gotten to the point where I expect to see some form of Twitter whenever I watch sports. Whether it’s someone’s handle appearing with their name or #hashtags on the field, it’s starting to evolve into our sports mind.
But as the growth of Twitter continues to sky rocket, players and fans are wondering how they can incorporate Twitter into every aspect of the game.
Twitter has become a great tool to get closer to teams and athletes. It allows the average fan to really be more interactive. I am not against Twitter at all. But sometimes, Twitter can also turn some athletes into selfish brats.
The Warriors are going back to San Francisco.
According to this report, the Warriors will be moving to San Francisco in 2017 at earliest.
As I have said before, I don’t want this to happen. The idea of the Warriors moving to San Francisco just hurts me as both the A’s and Raiders also have uncertain futures in Oakland.
Traveling to San Francisco to watch the Giants play baseball from the other side of the Bay is a hassle. It will be the same for the Warriors. Plus, going to Oakland is a lot easier than going to San Francisco.
As some of you may remember, MLB is releasing their “Stars & Stripes” caps for this year.
I am not a big fan of these kind of promotions but I still feel that it was a great opportunity for design for the A’s caps. Since the camo is similar to green, it would fit well with the A’s color design.
Now with the designs now released to the public, I now have a chance to see the A’s road version of it. To my knowledge, these S&S caps will be worn on Memorial Day (May 28) and Independence Day (July 4) and possibly September 11.
The A’s are on the road for two of those games with ID4 being a home game. That means the A’s will wear both caps this year. Now I kind of want to have both since both will see the field.
Attn:All L.T, NYG, NFL FANS! If i get 1million followers, i will buy L.T’s ring back and give it to him. The 1,000,000th will give it to him
Check out this tweet by Osi Umenyiora. He’s referring to this auction of Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl ring. (LINK TO AUCTION)
At first I thought that the idea of buying the ring and returning it to L.T. was a nice gesture, and it is. But after a little bit, I realized that this has got to be one of the most selfish acts I’ve heard an athlete do behind the idea of doing good.
Umenyiora is seeking attention to himself as he is asking for new Twitter followers. He’s not asking for retweets, rather he’s asking people to follow him on Twitter. He wants to up his online profile.
“Follow me on Twitter. And if you do, I might do something nice.”
That’s basically what he’s saying.
Always a big event in the Bay Area.
This is one of the things about the Bay Area I am going to miss the most: The Battle of the Bay.
As a diehard A’s fan, one of the things I look forward to every year is the annual battle between the A’s and Giants. And in recent years since the Giants won the World Series, I’ve gotten a lot more annoyed with the Giants and this year I really want to see my A’s beat them.
I remember last year going to the game in AT&T Park and it was just hard to see the incompetent Bob Geren run the show. But when the A’s had their games at the Coliseum, it was pure joy seeing the A’s do the sweeping.
After a day to think about it and to hear some sides of the argument, I have come to the conclusion that I am behind Brett Lawrie on this incident 100-percent.
When Lawrie went to first base on what he first thought was ball four, Miller called strike two. Umpires don’t like it when players trot to first base before a call was made. So I think maybe Miller then started to conjure up his own vendetta against Lawrie.
Lawrie was wrong on that part but that doesn’t mean Miller has the right to make it personal. On the next pitch, which was clearly ball four, Miller called Lawrie out looking.
Representing my team to the fullest!
On Tuesday I went to Angel Stadium for the first time ever. And since the A’s were in town, it was a perfect opportunity for me to go and see my team. I made sure that the people there knew who I was representing. In fact, there were actually a good handful of A’s fans there giving me props for being in all green.
When I got there, I was pretty amazed at the size of the big caps in the entrance. When I walked in, it wasn’t too busy and I expected it since the game started at 4:05PM. But looking around, they had a nice little shop for memorabilia and even had a Simpsons portrait too (great episode).
They had a display case of their greatest achievements, including an entire wall dedicated to their 2002 World Series win.