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Jones HR 2 (2010)

Jones HR 1 (20110)

From my 2010 ball hawk season in review blog post:

After under-rowing the last homerun hit my way. I told my friend, who was sitting with me, that my first move on the next one will be up the steps then back down. When Adam Jones struck one in the 8th, I immediately ran up the steps, evaluated the flight of the ball, the quickly ran back down. Thankfully, the ball was going to land right in the stairs and it was hit high in the air, giving me time to recover. I reached over the mob of five people and caught the ball thanks to my height and the height of the step I was on compared to everyone else. My second homerun of the season was another clean catch, this time of a ball hit by an Oriole. One of the six people I caught the…

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Holy Helmet!: Stevenson Introduces Sick New Lacrosse Helmets

As college football begins to flirt with the outlandish with both their uniforms, – see: University of Maryland – many sports are beginning to follow suit.

Welcome to the state of Maryland, home to crabcakes, The Wire, and a lacrosse hotbed. With 21 players in the top 100 for this season, ten teams in the Powerade Fab 50 to end the 2011 season, and the best team in the nation entering the 2012 season (Calvert Hall), Maryland has turned into the place to be for top-notch lacrosse.

Stevenson University, a small college located well north of Baltimore, has unveiled their new helmets for 2012, hoping the curb appeal will bring in some of that top-notch talent.

Photos from sweet.laxallstars.com

The helmets incorporate three key ideas unique to Stevenson. First, their rich green color is the basis, giving the helmet an initial “pop.” Their logo, the Mustang, is prominently displayed on the side in the colors of Maryland’s state flag.

More of the Maryland pride is seen at the top of the helmet, showing shades of UMD’s football helmets from their opening game against Miami.

And the greatest part of the helmet: the Baltimore skyline is stretched across the back.

And don’t forget the gloves.

Dear NBA.com, Bring Back Pick One

Let’s be honest here: fantasy basketball is rather boring. It lacks a certain pizzazz that fantasy baseball and, the King of Fantasy Sports, fantasy football, both possess.

The official website of the NBA had been doing a brilliant job in past seasons, keeping fans involved with the season and its players through their NBA Pick One fantasy game which required a mix of strategy and basketball knowledge.

However, with the season starting on Christmas, NBA.com has yet to make Pick One available to fans.

In a season that will be aimed towards regaining fan support after a messy offseason, the NBA needs to hear from us.

To contact nba.com, go HERE. For your topic, choose Improving NBA.com.

And, to make it even easier for you, here is a generic letter you can copy, paste, and send:

To Whom It May Concern at NBA.com:

As a fan of the NBA, I, as many, have been dejected by the lockout  that erased a large piece of the 2011-2012 season.

I am excited for the season to start on Christmas; however, I feel as if the season (as well as NBA.com) will be even more impaired by the lack of the fantasy game NBA Pick One.

Playing NBA Pick One has made me more interested in the NBA’s games and players, causing me to visit NBA.com daily.

Hopefully NBA Pick One can be set-up before tip-off on Christmas.

Sincerely,
(Your Name)

“A Warrior’s Heart”: Hollywood’s Lacrosse Love Story

Check your flows and grab your fiddle sticks, bros. It’s time to hit the movies to see the first true lacrosse movie.

“A Warrior’s Heart,” starring no one that you’ve heard of, hits theaters on December 2nd.

According to imdb.com, the plot of  A Warrior’s Heart is as follows:

In shock and denial over his Marine father’s death in battle, star Lacrosse player Conor Sullivan, always a maverick and a hothead, starts acting out in self-destructive ways that have his mom, Claire, at her wit’s end. But arduous training in a wilderness Lacrosse camp under the tutelage of his dad’s old combat buddy, Sgt. Major Duke Wayne, opens Conor’s eyes to the true meaning of maturity, sportsmanship and manhood…

A Warrior’s Heart promises to be the perfect mix between Dear John, The Notebook, and the game of lacrosse:

UFC’s Quick Fox Debut: Worst Case Scenario

There’s no denying MMA as a quickly rising mainstream sport in America.

There’s no denying UFC’s debut on Fox tonight as a monumental step for the sport.

There’s also no denying the debut as a failure, a worst-case-scenario step back for Dana White, the UFC, and mixed martial arts.

Dos Santos knocked-out Valasquez in only 64-seconds.

In the scheduled one-hour live special on Fox, marking the first time MMA has been featured in primetime on a major network, heavyweights Cain Valasquez and Junior dos Santos were the lone competitors. What Dana White and the UFC had hoped to be a battle that harvested massive amounts of new fans ended-up being a 64-second nightmare.
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