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Name: Dana Williams
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Member since: February 23, 2005
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dyams has posted 70 links and 3,642 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 26 comments to the Locker Room.

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Former Major Leaguer Paul Blair dies: One of the best baseball players to ever use a glove. Ever.

posted by dyams to baseball at 12:02 PM on December 27, 2013 - 2 comments

Dolphins Suspend Incognito For Bullying, Intimidation Towards Miller: Bullying rears its ugly head in the troubling allegations towards Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito against fellow lineman/teammate Jonathon Miller. Miller left the team last week, apparently due in large part to the treatment he says has been aimed towards him.

posted by dyams to football at 06:18 AM on November 04, 2013 - 28 comments

Is This Really Tim Tebow?: A photo, allegedly taken at a golf event, claims to actually be Tim Tebow taking a swing. Seems the lockout hasn't been keeping Tim from working out.

posted by dyams to football at 02:36 PM on June 10, 2011 - 1 comment

VCU Rocks, Shocks Jayhawks: A few weeks ago, the VCU basketball team watched the Cartoon Network and went out for fast food instead of watching the NCAA selection show. Now they're on their way to the Final Four from the 11th seed, while all number 1 seeds are heading home.

posted by dyams to basketball at 05:43 PM on March 27, 2011 - 23 comments

Cliff Lee is ... a Phillie?: In what many are calling a stunning turn of events, Cliff Lee is returning to Philadelphia, a team who, just a year ago, let him go and broke his heart.

posted by dyams to baseball at 06:35 AM on December 14, 2010 - 39 comments

Recent Comments

Alex Rodriguez to retire from baseball

He can always choose to play somewhere else, should the opportunity arise, though I doubt it will. The Yankees are going to continue looking at young players within their system for the remainder of this season. Apparently Girardi and Cashman wanted him released to open another roster spot but Steinbrenner doesn't like the idea of just letting a guy go when they're on the hook for so much salary. This scenario is the best option for all involved.

I have mixed feelings about the guy. Do I really like him? No. I think he lives in a different world and has a lot of issues. Money just isn't one of them. Looking at the ridiculous amount of money he was signed for, my opinion is nobody could ever truly earn that much money. Numbers-wise, his approximately 350 homers and 1,100 RBI as a Yankee is a lot of production. The PEDs are something I choose to ignore at this point in my life, with all players, because I just want to watch baseball (and the fact baseball itself looked the other way for so long). But I'm not going to hate him. I personally have no reason to. He's a flawed human being, but, just as with Barry Bonds, he's one of the greatest all-around talents the game has ever seen.

posted by dyams at 01:08 PM on August 08, 2016

Steve Williams: Tiger Woods Treated Me Like a Slave

Poor Stevie. Millionaire caddie feels like a slave because he has to go pick up a golf club. Go ask some West Virginia coal miners for a shoulder to cry on. Better yet, go carry a bag and shutup.

posted by dyams at 06:14 AM on November 02, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Collins can look at himself in the mirror for blame for this loss. While nothing and no move is guaranteed, it certainly appeared Collins had decided Harvey was not going to pitch the ninth. Harvey didn't agree, and certainly a huge number of fans wouldn't have either. He goes back on the decision, Harvey goes on to walk the lead off batter of the inning (a major sin for pitchers), give up a RBI double (after a practically non-contested stolen base) and then yanks the pitcher.

Was Collins managing to keep Harvey happy? To make sure the fans are happy? Either way the decision backfired. I definitely like the Mets chances with Familia starting with a clean inning, even knowing he had a few blips earlier in the series. Getting two runs across against him, especially the way he was sawing off bats, makes it seem Collins' initial plan should have been followed.

posted by dyams at 06:11 AM on November 02, 2015

Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83

The type of attitude towards a sport that made baseball such a great sport. Whenever some of the other story lines begin to be a drag, remembering players who loved the game so much is enough to swing my attitude back around to the positive.

I had a chance to meet Banks years ago and had him sign a vintage baseball card of himself. Collectors say signing a card decreases it's value, but it's something I'll always keep for myself.

posted by dyams at 01:22 PM on January 25, 2015

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

The very idea we are supposed to believe Belicheck, the most controlling image in NFL football, knew nothing about this, is ridiculous. After him, believing that Brady, the biggest name in New England football and the most famous quarterback in recent NFL history, knew nothing about this, is disrespectful to the sport of football and everyone who follows it. I'm assuming the cowards will find some insignificant pawn in the organization to accept the blame.

Two things you can never trust: Cheaters and liars.

posted by dyams at 05:46 PM on January 22, 2015

Buckeyes Win College Football Playoff

Who starts for Ohio State next season, assuming all three QBs are healthy?

It appears Miller is set to transfer to another school (who knows, maybe Oregon). Apparently if he has graduated and still has football eligibility he can transfer without sitting out a year. Jones, having done what he did, as a freshman, on the biggest stage in college football, would have to be the favorite to be the starter next year, barring some unforeseen problem. Hopefully he keeps himself in shape. The media has talked about how large and out of shape he was when he arrived at Columbus.

posted by dyams at 05:32 PM on January 13, 2015

Buckeyes Win College Football Playoff

It's cool that the first winner is a team that wouldn't have gotten a chance to play for the championship under the old system. I didn't think Ohio State had it in them.

That is very satisfying, as a fan. The system seemed to work fairly well (even though TCU may not agree).

I was amazed how quickly Ohio State adjusted after Oregon's first possession and their own. If not for the turnovers the Buckeyes could have scored 60. The OSU running game beat the ducks into submission.

posted by dyams at 09:41 AM on January 13, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So next week's conference final games has the early game being played as far west as you can practically get in this country (Seattle) while the late game is being played practically as far to the east as you can be in this country (New England)? I don't get it.

posted by dyams at 07:35 PM on January 11, 2015

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I guess the Bills wanted a head coach who has experience with a poor offensive team with no quarterback and a good defense. Mission accomplished.

posted by dyams at 11:37 AM on January 11, 2015

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

How do individuals who have played football their entire lives not understand the concept of getting the hell out of the way of a shitty punt they have no intention of fielding so it doesn't accidentally hit them, thus allowing their opponents to recover it and regain possession? Has it managed to escape them that a football, due to it's irregular shape, just may take a weird bounce? Carolina was in total control of their wild card game early on and a stupid decision allows Arizona back in it.

NFL coaches having to put up with so many players who can't think on their feet must be one of the most frustrating parts of the job.

posted by dyams at 05:18 PM on January 03, 2015

Ducks v. Bucks in Arlington

As more and more bowl games played out I began to believe Ohio State could and would beat Alabama. The SEC, if these recent games are any type of indication, may not have been as dominating as many have been conditioned to believe (at least this year) with Ole Miss, Miss. St, Auburn, LSU, and of course Alabama all losing. In each of those losses the team's defenses were less than stellar.

posted by dyams at 08:55 AM on January 02, 2015

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

Studies have shown persons doing no exercise and no weight training experienced no significant changes. No surprise there. Persons doing steroids and no weight training were able to build about 7 pounds of muscle. Pretty amazing. Persons doing weight training and no steroids were able to build about 4 pounds of muscle. Finally, persons doing steroids and weight training were able to build about 13 pounds of muscle.

I believe McGwire did take steroids and also weight train heavily. His muscle and body growth became significant as years went on. Prior to his rookie year he probably used steroids to some extent, but likely didn't have the resources to advance that use significantly until he was established in the major leagues. Being able to benefit from professional trainers and facilities would obviously help this process.

One thing I do believe about McGwire is that he used illegal substances and trained very hard. I doubt all players who have tested positive had that desire to put in such work in the weight room.

posted by dyams at 06:26 AM on November 07, 2014

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

I stand corrected on McGwire. Guess I stopped paying attention to the guy in the 13 years since he retired. Only took him nine years after retiring to come clean, something he refused to do in front of Congress. Never liked him, was only good at power which was brought on by steroid use (or base on balls which were in large part due to his steroid power), and teams still employ him as a hitting coach?

Not sure if it's A-Rod in general, his personality, his contract, or both those things that always make him more interesting in this long, boring saga.

posted by dyams at 11:33 PM on November 06, 2014

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

"In a million years, in a million baseball seasons, I never would have dreamed I'd ever say this: I feel sorry for the Yankees."

This statement is fairly stupid. There's no reason to feel sorry for the Yankees. A-Rod is one of many players in this day and age who are signing contracts they'll never, ever live (or produce) up to (ex. Prince Fielder).

As for Rodriguez coming out and admitting to all this now, what's the difference? Everyone assumed he was lying all along. Do we feel differently about Clemens, McGwire, Bonds, etc. because they haven't come out and admitted what we all assume is the truth? Is Ryan Braun any less reprehensible because he chose to completely trash and ruin other people during his time of denial before admitting what we already assumed was the truth?

As grum mentioned above, A-Rod, health permitting, will still be more productive offensively than Jeter was this past season. That won't matter, though, because with him back in the limelight, on the field, it's once again open season to bash each and every move he makes. I don't like the guy, wish he would disappear, and enjoyed not hearing about him last season, but it seems we should stop acting as if he's the only one who was (and continues to be) untruthful regarding this topic.

posted by dyams at 07:04 PM on November 06, 2014

Giants Win World Series

Win, save, whatever the case, Bumgarner was THE pitching staff for the Giants, period. It's actually better if he is credited with a save because we can now view him as the Giants' best starter and reliever. He is the entire reason they won this series because no other pitcher on their staff would have done the job in this game.

posted by dyams at 05:44 AM on October 30, 2014