Recent Posts by vito90

July 05, 2008

The state of Cuban baseball. : Michael Lewis writes a brilliant piece in Vanity Fair about Cuban baseball and some of the defectors. Informative, insightful, long. Single page version.

posted by vito90 to baseball at 06:06 PM - 5 comments

January 11, 2008

The Seahawks appear to be pretty loose: going into this weekend's game. Starts slow, crescendos into the funny...

posted by vito90 to football at 06:00 PM - 12 comments

August 03, 2007

Bivariate Baseball Score Plots...?: OK...I came across this unbelievable baseball data crunching site. I don't have the faintest idea how one might use it. But surely, one might. And then one might tell me how I would apply it.

posted by vito90 to baseball at 03:35 PM - 6 comments

July 26, 2007

July 17, 2007

Bunt Cake.: A comic made from ...BASEBALL CARDS! In the spirit of Get Your War On comes Bunt Cake. A web comic featuring Baseball Card images as the clip art. Linked via Metafilter

posted by vito90 to baseball at 11:55 AM - 5 comments

April 29, 2007

"The Worst Beating of Your Life": Very funny article about extreme marathoning. Competitors have 60 hours to go 100 miles (and that's the good news). Or you can compete in the 60 mile version, dubbed "The Fun Run".

posted by vito90 to extreme at 03:41 PM - 13 comments

January 22, 2007

October 21, 2006

A collection of Mike Tyson Quotes...: And a great profile of same by Joyce Carol Oates. Link found via Metafilter...Discussion thread

posted by vito90 to boxing at 02:51 AM - 22 comments

October 11, 2006

Fight Night!: What if Boxing tried this? Yesterday, UFC president Dana White provided a big-time fight for free on Spike TV. Tito Ortiz puts the final nail in Ken Shamrock. Kendall Grove wins, Matt Hamill wins, and Ed "Short fuse, short career" Hermann gets taken down by a VERY talented unknown. (Unknown in the US at any rate, but soon to BE known if that fight was any indication!

posted by vito90 to extreme at 01:43 PM - 15 comments

July 14, 2006

Fights so bad...: ...they barely deserve mentioning. Shamrock and Ortiz fight stopped way too early, and Sylvia and Arlovski decided kissing is more fun than fighting. Anybody asking for a refund?

posted by vito90 to extreme at 12:21 PM - 20 comments

June 07, 2006

Human growth hormone supplier investigated: Jason Grimsley was granted his unconditional release from the Arizona Diamondbacks today. And the reason why could lead to great discomfort for some players around the league.

posted by vito90 to baseball at 02:47 PM - 56 comments

May 10, 2005

The Top Ten Conspiracies in Sports: Time to put on your tinfoil courtesy of my Dad!

posted by vito90 to general at 12:14 PM - 8 comments

May 03, 2004

Unconvicted murderer Ray Lewis has reached a settlement with the daughter of one of the two men that was stabbed to death by Lewis' friend as he stood by and then obstructed justice. The settlement is reported to be $1 Million and will result in no civil suit being filed. Lewis' annual salary from the Ravens is about $7 Million per year and at his last contract was paid a $19 Million bonus.

posted by vito90 to football at 10:55 AM - 11 comments

April 28, 2004

Ever heard of Conrad Dobler? Certainly you've heard of Mean Joe Green. And although I mostly know him as an actor, Dad has told me stories about Dick Butkus. What do football GM's like in their players? They like them MEAN. So, who's on your all-meanie list?

posted by vito90 to football at 08:55 AM - 5 comments

April 06, 2004

What's for dinner tonight? Defending Master's Champion Mike Weir has chosen the menu. The biggest golf tourney of them all starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Predictions? Oh...can't forget Martha!

posted by vito90 to golf at 08:51 AM - 36 comments

February 05, 2004

Tough to believe, but Jayson Williams is a worse person than you thought he was.

posted by vito90 to basketball at 08:18 AM - 11 comments

January 15, 2004

Bad evening for Jeff Garcia...Niners QB arrested on suspicion of DUI. (His coach can probably recommend a good lawyer...) When all is said and done, it will be interesting to see where he lands on this list.

posted by vito90 to football at 08:24 AM - 8 comments

December 18, 2003

Where promising young quarterbacks go to hold a clipboard... Brett Favre announces his not-retirement. I love everything about Brett Favre and am glad he'll be back for another year. [more inside]

posted by vito90 to football at 08:26 AM - 8 comments

December 09, 2003

What book weighs 75 pounds, has over 800 pages and 3,000 photographs, was bound by the official bindery of the Vatican, cost $3,000, and is on my Christmas wish list? GOAT*

*"Greatest of All Time"

posted by vito90 to boxing at 08:14 AM - 8 comments

November 28, 2003

Note to self...before the next Diablo's game, if the doorbell rings, don't answer it...or, DO answer it, depending...

posted by vito90 to football at 10:38 AM - 1 comment

November 24, 2003

Another rivalry Saturday is in the books. How did your alma mater do? My two schools, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon both won their respective clashes against hated rivals. Shout outs to the Michigan Wolverines, USC Trojans, Cal Golden Bears, Auburn Tigers and Clemson as well. Time for you to brag on your school, yo! And just what is the BEST NCAA rivalry in football? My vote goes to Army-Navy...

posted by vito90 to football at 08:09 AM - 19 comments

November 20, 2003

Our kind of athlete, giving all to his sport...

posted by vito90 to other at 09:19 AM - 10 comments

November 05, 2003

Chasing the Dream...Where one man with a 75 mph fastball attempts to earn a tryout with the Phillies. Don't laugh! It could happen!

posted by vito90 to baseball at 02:08 PM - 3 comments

October 21, 2003

What do Gary Williams, Kelvin Sampson, Rick Majerus and Bill Self have that Mike Krzyzewski doesn't want? A potentially huge new recruiting advantage... From the Sports Frog

posted by vito90 to basketball at 05:40 AM - 8 comments

October 01, 2003

Did anybody catch Rush Limbaugh calling Donovan McNabb "overrated" and claim that the hype surrounding him is because of the media's "desire for Black quarterbacks and coaches to do well"? Here's a rejoinder to Rush's shooting off of his mouth.

posted by vito90 to football at 09:07 AM - 82 comments