Tag:Syracuse Chiefs
Posted on: December 1, 2010 9:37 pm

Wow, I've been away THAT long?

     I just now realized, it's been almost 3 months since I last wrote a blog here. Damn, I'm slipping...Embarassed
     Anyway, to make up for lost time, here goes.
     Now that the Redskins have basically screwed themselves out of the playoff picture...and let's face it, how do you let Brett Favre run out the clock??...it looks now as though they'll be playing the spoiler role these next 5 weeks. (Or not.) Why do we go through this year after fricking year?Yell I ask you, WHY??
     I mean, between the Skins and Wizards, it's nothing short of a miracle I still have my sanity. But at least as far as the Wizards go, there's some sense of hope...and his name is John Wall.Surprised (That is, when he can get on the floor.) It's his team now, not Gilbert Arenas'. Maybe in another 2 years we'll talk contender...maybe.
     As concerns the Nationals: now that Adam Dunn's walked, WHO is our (long-term) 1B? At least they've done the right thing, and protected Chris Marrero from next week's Rule 5 Draft by putting him the 40-man roster. But while we wait and see if he can make it to Syracuse to start next season (or go back to Harrisburg), who do we get to man 1B in the meantime?Undecided Big names, Mike Rizzo, big names...starting pitching and a first baseman, that's what we need!!!
     So, lo and behold, that leaves the Capitals to talk about.
     If this team does NOT win a Stanley Cup...and this is just my view...then this season (like last season) is a complete failure. There's way too much talent on the Caps to go down the tubes in the 1st round (again!!). Totally unacceptible, to be honest.Frown
     So that covers it. I should make mention of another place to showcase my writing...find it at www.greatjake1958.wordpress.com (if you can...lol). I'll cover sports on there once in awhile; it's mainly for other topics.
     I'm done now...LMAO

Posted on: June 9, 2010 3:40 pm

Now what does he do for an encore?

     Think of anything in the last 50 years or so, pop- or sports-culture related. "Fernando-mania", for example. Or Willis Reed coming out of the tunnel @ Madison Square Garden. Or even the Beatles playing Shea Stadium in '65. How about Live-Aid? I'm sure I can come up with others, if I had time.
     No matter. Last night, Stephen Strasburg blew all of those out of the water.Smile If this is what Game 7 of a World Series feels like, maybe my vision of a World Series in Washington by 2013 can be a reality. Truth be told, it's a miracle anybody could hear themselves last night.
     7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB...and 14 K's!!! That's the line on Stephen Strasburg from the game. Giving up the 2-run HR to Delwyn Young would've rattled any young pitcher. Not Double-S, though. All he does, is get the next 10 Pirate batters out...7 by strikeout!!Surprised
     And while that's going on, Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham smack some jacks to stake Strasburg a 4-2 lead. (The final score, BTW, was 5-2 Nationals.) But at this stage, it wouldn't have mattered--the crowd came to see a conquering hero on the mound.
     In my MLBlog (http://go-nasty-nats.mlblogs.com) yesterday, I mentioned that this wasn't hype. After all, Strasburg was 1 strikeout away from tying the record for most K's by a pitcher making his debut (15, last set by J.R. Richard of the Astros in September of '71). Believe me, for those of you too young to know who J.R. Richard was...rest assured, that hombre could pitch! He was Nolan Ryan before Nolan Ryan got good. Talk about fire coming out of the tailpipe...yeah, THAT damned good!!
     Stephen Strasburg, makes J.R. Richard look like a poser. Anybody who watched the game (whether it was MASN2 or MLB Network), might want to agree--or disagree--with me on that.Money mouth
     Now the traveling road show pitches its tent in Cleveland on Sunday. Um, if you haven't gotten tickets for that game by now...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON??Undecided You won't get another chance to see him in Cleveland for another 6 years...unless, of course, you plan on coming to Nationals Park in 2013. (I understand the game Sunday is gonna be the largest crowd the Indians will have all year--and it's mid-June already!!)
     And to think I saw Strasburg make his pro debut (for Harrisburg) @ Altoona back in April. He won that one, too!! Trust me, last night Michelangelo and/or DaVinci couldn't have painted a prettier picture than Double-S did. The scary part? It's going to get better...

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