April 2009

Baseball

The (not so) bold and predictable

Last week, various sports websites and magazines gave their 2009 Major League Baseball predictions. These publications listed who would make the playoffs and who would pick up individual hardware. One could follow in the footsteps of these acclaimed journals; but where’s the fun in that? So instead of listing the “usual” prophecies, here are 12 obscure predictions for the brand new baseball season: 1. Julio Franco will remain retired and resist the temptation to make…

Hall of Fame

The “most winningest” team in sports

A recent conversation I had with Chris Pope included the phrase “most winningest”. Despite the grammatical tornado that this phrase is, I put it into Google. The results were astounding. “Most winningest” is used all over the sporting world,¬†and not just by our editor Austin Kent when talking about his best fantasy basketball league performances either. With 26 championships, baseball’s New York Yankees can be considered sports’ “most winningest” franchise. No other professional sports team…

Baseball

The Montreal Expos: Five years later

September 29, 2004, was a somber day in Montreal. The Expos, a summer fixture for over 30 years, were playing their final game. The mood changed several times inside the Olympic Stadium that night. There was a sense of celebration as a banner was unfurled and acknowledged the Expos as baseball’s best team in 1994. There were feelings of anger, which were expressed by golf balls being thrown on the field, resulting in a stoppage…