Nov 08

Navy beat Notre Dame in Thriller

Coach Ken wanted to beat Notre Dame, terribly. The last time Navy beat Notre Dame was October 23, 2010, so it was about time. There were a few key things that need to be noted.

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Nov 01

Navy Football Luncheon – 3rd of 4

Hands down, Navy athletic teams (and department staff) are spectacular. When I moved to Annapolis last November, I was impressed with the amount of support Navy has from not just locals but alumni and family of alumni driving and flying to games. If you remember to spring, I got pretty involved with the baseball team; always keeping me on my toes, counting down to the next game. That is how I am with the football team this year, because I had a sample of what USNA Football had to offer when I attended the Military Bowl 2015. Today I attended the third of four luncheons with Coach Ken Niumatalolo and will be attending the final one on December 6th. Today’s session was impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Dear Jose Fernandez, you did not fool me.

When Jose Fernandez’s autopsy report was released just the other day, I was not surprised by what tests revealed. Instantly I looked through my tweets to see if I posted something along the lines as “but wait for the autopsy” or “this was not a sober activity”. Unfortunately, I did not post anything, but in my heart, I knew. How?

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Sep 27

Baseball is Family, in memory of Miami Marlin’s Jose Fernandez {y en español}

If we’re young and healthy, we live each day like it would not be our last. We jump out of planes for fun, go out to parties, binge watch movies while crushing a box of Oreos. We tell our friends and family “see you later”, rathermiami-marlins8 than “goodbye”. We take spontaneous trips to Connecticut and sit through boring ceremonies just to spend extra time with someone. What was to be a fun night of boating and enjoying life,
turned deadly for 24 year old Miami Marlins star pitcher and Cuba native, Jose Fernandez.
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Aug 14

Navy football is back, boys

It seems as though not too long ago, that my best friend and I were freezing at the NCAA Military Bowl game,
imagebetween Pittsburgh Panthers and Naval Academy Midshipmen. Today was a different story as one other friend and I were sweating whilst sitting in the shade at 9am, watching the Navy open practice. Not only was the weather different, but what I saw on the field was different as well.

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Jul 30

Nationals Close on Melancon

Story by Andy Tabor

Photo by John Dawson

Mark Melancon will join the Nationals Sunday.

Mark Melancon will join the Nationals Sunday in San Francisco.

The Washington Nationals have traded for Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Mark Melancon. Going the other way is reliever Felipe Rivero and minor league pitcher Taylor Hearn.

Melancon will join the Washington Sunday in San Francisco as the team finishes their four game series with the San Francisco Giants.

In the past week, incumbent Nationals’ closer Jonathan Papelbon has two losses in addition to a blown save. Papelbon was then yanked after allowing a hit while only retiring one out in the ninth inning against the Giants Thursday night.

What role Papelbon will have with Washington will be determined in the coming days. There is a chance the team looks to trade or cut bait with the player who last season infamously choked left fielder Bryce Harper.

Melancon has spent the past four seasons with the Pirates earning three all-star appearances while keeping his ERA under 2.3 in each season. This season, Melancon sports a 1.51 ERA with 30 saves out of 33 opportunities. The eight year veteran has appeared in six postseason games, all with Pittsburgh, and is 1-0 yet has a 6.45 ERA.

An interesting wrinkle in the deal is that the Pirates will reportedly send cash to the Nats along with Melancon. This could be utilized to re-sign Melancon, who is slated to become a free agent after the 2016 season.

Jul 25

Orioles lineup: 7/25/2016

The Baltimore Orioles start a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies.  The Orioles are coming off a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians.  Nolan Reimold is in the lineup after hitting a pinch-hit two-run walkoff home run last night.

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Here is the lineup.

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