Recent Posts by jasonspaceman

April 28, 2009

Congrats to jbou for defeating moi in the spofi basketball league.: We were tied heading into the final day. Good job!

posted by jasonspaceman to fantasy at 07:20 PM - 8 comments

August 24, 2007

When Frank Williams loses his wallet he replaces his ID with a baseball card.: "He began life as an orphan abandoned in Seattle, grew up in foster homes and made it all the way to the top of professional baseball. And then it all disappeared in a bad marriage, alcoholism and a horrific car crash."

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 08:18 AM - 2 comments

August 14, 2007

The Last Go Round: "I think were lucky as Pirates fans that we got to witness that Bonds, up close and personal for more than six years, three of them coming with him at the height of his prowess. And while it would have been nice if hed stuck around a little longer, well never have to live with the legacy of doubt that surrounded him in his later years."

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 12:46 PM - 20 comments

May 15, 2006

The Saturday game: precursors modern day poker nights. An excellent story about a group of guys that started meetnig up on Saturdays in 1971 to play hoops.

posted by jasonspaceman to basketball at 11:01 AM - 4 comments

April 10, 2006

Mike Royko: (a legendary columnist) reminisces about his life, his father's bar and his favorite sport --16-inch softball -- in this never before seen film from his favorite saloon, The Billy Goat Tavern. (via Coudal)

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 11:08 AM - 8 comments

November 05, 2005

The ABA: has started a new season with 48 teams (full list). The rules are a bit odd. This is the first year for many teams, as a huge expansion has brought "professional" basketball to some smaller markets like Rochester and Chattanooga. One city has a brother/sister combo.

posted by jasonspaceman to basketball at 09:05 AM - 9 comments

October 21, 2005

Fire Joe Morgan: Censuring Sports Commentary Since 1931.

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 08:58 AM - 25 comments

October 20, 2005

Friday Night Football: For those of you in the variety of fantasy football leagues, check your lineups as the Dolphins/Chiefs game is being played tomorrow, Friday, at 7pm.

posted by jasonspaceman to fantasy at 01:51 PM - 0 comments

October 18, 2005

No Adidas.: Arkansas State's leading returning scorer, Jerry Nichols, is sitting out because he refuses to wear Adidas shoes, which Indians players are obligated to wear because of a school contract. Nichols was wearing Adidas shoes when he suffered a knee injury in 2001 while playing for Walters State Community College.

posted by jasonspaceman to basketball at 11:05 AM - 21 comments

September 28, 2005

Those crazy Red Sox fans.: Apparently, there is an association between rising pennant fever and declining hospital visits

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 09:04 AM - 67 comments

September 26, 2005

Stat-a-holic?: How about a fantasy league based off of just these stats?

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 12:00 PM - 24 comments

September 22, 2005

Worthless Baseball Card Collection: "In 1988, the Baltimore Orioles were forced to revert to traditional uniform pants when the button on Floyd Rayford's elastic waist band rocketed into the crowd and injured three fans."

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 07:20 AM - 21 comments

May 05, 2005

Shiki Masaoka: was a 19th century Japanese poet and baseball fan. His baseball tanka and haiku is pretty cool and was written to garner more interest in baseball in Japan (at the time).

If you would like to know more about Japanese baseball, I would suggest catching up on their terminology, and learning a little about the history at the Japanese Baseball HOF.

And yes terrapin, they have baseball cards.

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 11:59 AM - 6 comments

"Give me a list!": said Juan Rincon, the newest MLB player to be suspended due to stricter drug policies. Rincon wants a list of banned substances posted in the club house so he and other players know what they can and cannot use. Apparently, there is a list of banned substances. It was given to players during spring training. Apparently, none of them thought enough of it to bring it north and post it in the clubhouse.

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 08:24 AM - 10 comments

May 04, 2005

The Almost Palpable Presence of the Past: Baseball Memory and Nostalgia at the End of the Century.

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 11:38 AM - 17 comments

May 02, 2005

April 01, 2005

MLS Fantasy Season: I created a league. Spofi is the league name. Football is the password.

posted by jasonspaceman to fantasy at 06:54 PM - 23 comments

March 16, 2005

Drunk Sharks fan's penis shot.: "He pulled the trigger, but it was jammed," said Nayagar. "It was too late because the policeman returned the fire and the bullet penetrated his penis and came out of his buttocks."

posted by jasonspaceman to culture at 04:19 PM - 8 comments

February 07, 2005

Korean baseball cartoons.: It looks as if the artists is doing a comic for each team. Some translations here and here.

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 11:45 AM - 5 comments

January 10, 2005

Sure, Ruben Sierra might have a crush on Steinbrenner,: but there's many other deals to report from the weekend in baseball. Bobby Bonilla, I mean Carlos Beltran is on his way to the Mets for seven years, $119 million. Shawn Green is moving to Arizona after agreeing to a three year, $32 million contract. In return, the Dodgers get including catching prospect Dioner Navarro and pitcher William Juarez, plus some minor leaguers. This paves the way for LA to sign Derek Lowe, whos thinks he is taking his high ERA and arm in for a physical. (more inside)

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 05:58 AM - 7 comments

December 31, 2004

And we thought the Mailman delivered?: The link shows Dikembe Mutombo's rap sheet. Highlights include knocking Antoine Carr senseless and getting shots in at four Knicks in one night. Mutombo is not exactly a menace, but I wouldn't want to meet those elbows in a dark alley. Just ask Lebron.

posted by jasonspaceman to basketball at 06:30 AM - 0 comments

December 07, 2004

Blog For Sports: exposes the sports memorabilia underworld of fake autographs. A must see if you plan on spending your hard earned cash for anything autographed.

posted by jasonspaceman to culture at 10:15 PM - 5 comments

May 18, 2004

She can play, but can she coach?: Ashley McElhiney, 22, and an ex-point gaurd from Vanderbilt, will be the first woman head coach of a men's professional basketball team.

posted by jasonspaceman to basketball at 10:01 AM - 5 comments

April 20, 2004

Doug Pappas's website has nice collection of photos, interesting downloadable data, and a weblog about the business of baseball.

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 07:20 AM - 2 comments

April 19, 2004

Sure, you have the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry, but what about the Dodgers/Giants rivalry, which began in the 1880s. After this past weekend, Dodgers have a one game advantage: 969 to 968. This rivalry has inspired not one, but two books, and a chess set. From Bobby Thomson's famous "Shot heard 'round the world" to bar fights, player fights, and the modern day murder mystery, this rivalry has seen the good (depending on who you are rooting for), the bad and ugly.

posted by jasonspaceman to baseball at 06:04 AM - 16 comments