erkno11's profile

Location: Texas, my heart is still in florida
ZIP: 75070
Member since: August 21, 2005
Last visit: May 06, 2008

erkno11 has posted 7 links and 131 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 65 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

Favorite Teams
MLB-none, fan of the game. grew up a cubs fan
NFL-Tampa Bay Buccanneers
NBA-Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks
NHL-i'm a new fan, haven't really become attached to one team-Tampa Bay and Dallas would be the logical choices
NCAA-Gators football

Most memorable sports moment(s)-went to game 7 of the 2001 world series, watching the bucs win the superbowl, saw MJ score 49 vs. the Magic in '89. went to a sumo basho while living in japan. beating the U. of Miami and Notre Dame in college. making my major league debut, getting my first and only big league win. came 1 strike away from a perfect game vs. Calgary in AAA. first big league at-bat (struck-out)

Recent Links

Damn, why didn't I think of this?: Fringe prospect the Indians farm system sells $36,000 worth of stock in himself in exchange for a cut of his potential big league earnings. Legitimate idea or not? What do you think?

posted by erkno11 to business and law at 10:52 PM on February 02, 2008 - 4 comments

Samardzija chooses baseball.: The All-American WR signed a five-year, 10.5 million dollar contract with the Chicago Cubs, thus putting an end to his storied football career. Was this the right choice? Only time will tell.

posted by erkno11 to baseball at 03:01 PM on January 19, 2007 - 28 comments

Langill Just Happy to Have a Jersey: For those of you who think all ballplayers are greedy or play for the money, check this guy out.

posted by erkno11 to baseball at 08:33 PM on February 25, 2006 - 11 comments

Ricky Williams Tests Positive for Fourth Time: Shocker!

posted by erkno11 to football at 09:54 PM on February 19, 2006 - 147 comments

Bonds Clarifies Retirement Talk: Here we go already. He's already backing off comments he made earlier in the day."If I can play [in 2007], I'm going to play; if I can't I won't,"

posted by erkno11 to baseball at 09:42 PM on February 19, 2006 - 19 comments

Recent Comments

Happy 25th, USFL!

I remember that league being awesome. I was a bigger Tampa Bay Bandits fan than Buccaneers fan at the time, which wasn't very difficult at the time. Steve Spurrier was the QB for the bandits. I have memories of Bobby Hebert quarterbacking some team, Michigan I think, and Herschel Walker running for the New Jersey Generals.

posted by erkno11 at 08:50 AM on February 26, 2008

No Jokinen, Zednick's Throat Slashed During Hockey Game.

It's amazing to me that someone can sever a carotid artery and live to tell about it. I think the trainers and medical staffs that were the first responders on scene should be commended. Athletic trainers that work for any major sports league franchise are the best of the best and are a main reason that athletes recover from injuries that in years past would have ended a career and are more likely to recover or survive a life-threatening injury (i.e. Kevin Everett and others). One question, is this injury considered a career-ender or will he be able to make a comeback from this.

posted by erkno11 at 01:35 PM on February 11, 2008

Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal filmed at cock fight

I had a Dominican roommate a couple years back who was into cockfighting in the DR. He said Marichal's roosters (cocks, whatever) were renowned for being the best in the business. Leave these guys alone on this, if you lived over there you would find this entertaining. There's nothing else to do but drink Presidente's, hang out on the corner, and listen to merengue music. I agree, this is one surreal and highly entertaining post.

posted by erkno11 at 01:40 PM on February 08, 2008

Bill James Interview by The Hardball Times

thanks, grum for the clear explanation. Even though i'm not mathematician these new stats are fascinating to me. I think it has really revolutionized the game. Looking at these new stats and factors that they now take into consideration I can understand why I was never a prospect and have a better understanding as to why I never really got a serious look in the big leagues. I always gave up more hits than innings pitched and never punched out more than a 100 batters in a year. My positives were I never walked a lot of guys and generally kept the ball in the ballpark If any of you play around with these stats I think it would be cool if someone could break down my stats sabermetrically. If they spit out bad numbers it wouldn't hurt my feelings since I have just accepted a new position with a local insurance company and have kind of turned the page on my career (maybe). Regardless, i'm proud of my accomplishments. I just think it would be fun to break them down.

posted by erkno11 at 09:16 PM on February 07, 2008

Bill James Interview by The Hardball Times

Can someone please explain what a win-share is?

posted by erkno11 at 05:04 PM on February 07, 2008

We Tried Baseball and It Didn't Work

I tried understanding this article, and it didn't work.

posted by erkno11 at 04:57 PM on February 07, 2008

Harry Caray's Been Gone For 10 Years

....It Might Be! It Could Be! It Is!!! Hard to believe it's been 10 years already. I can remember rushing home from school to catch Cubs games on WGN. I miss him. is Makes me dread this summer and listening to Josh Lewin and Tom Grieve call the Rangers games here. At least Harry could make the last place Cubs good television. He's the only announcer I can think of that was more famous and beloved than any of the players on the team they call games for. CUBS WIN!!CUBS WIN!!CUBS WIN!!

posted by erkno11 at 10:33 PM on February 05, 2008

Giants Win Superbowl!

Awesome game. One of the best ever. The last quarter and the last drive by the Giants was incredible. I can't wait to read the "Sports Guy" react to this this week. These type of games are why all of us on this site are passionaite about sports.

posted by erkno11 at 10:28 PM on February 03, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

i'm interested. i'll get pics taken and send you out an email sometime tomorrow

posted by erkno11 at 03:55 PM on February 03, 2008

Damn, why didn't I think of this?

Here's a brief summary. Signed w/Mets last offseason. Was told by them I basically had no shot to win a spot in AAA. Instead of risking it, went back to Mexico. Stupid decision. Season cut short by knee surgery and emergency appendectomy (three days in antiquated Mexican hospital). Went home. Retired. Found a real job. Hated it (worked in recruiting firm placing people in jobs that everyone in the industry seemed to hate). Company downsized and forced me out. Returned to winterball in Mexico and Dominican Republic. Pitched well. Played on my first championship team in the DR with Tejada, Furcal, and Bartolo Colon. Came home a week ago. Announced "retirement" to wife and kids. Now searching for another job in the real world. If doesn't work out, have plans to return to Mexico for another season.

posted by erkno11 at 11:21 PM on February 02, 2008

Homer Jersey Swap?

Greetings SpoFi'ers. I've got a few jerseys I would be willing to trade. 1. Chiba Lotte Marines (Japanese pro baseball)- white pinstripe home and black alternate 2. 1992 Boston Red Sox- Tim Naehring road jersey 3. 1992 Boston Red Sox bp top #16 (Frank Viola, i think) 4. 2007 Naranjeros de Hermosillo Mexican Winter League Jersey 5. 2005 Mexican League All-Star Jersey all jerseys are authentic I'm looking an orange and white TB Bucs jersey or something cool looking from the NHL, since I do not have anything from the NHL will provide photos if anyone is interested

posted by erkno11 at 10:45 PM on February 02, 2008


now let's focus on the pennant races. GO CUBS

posted by erkno11 at 11:29 PM on August 07, 2007


personally, i don't have any feelings either way about bonds breaking the record. "juiced" or not "juiced" I have the utmost respect for bonds as a player. looking at it from a pure talent standpoint I am in awe of his continued plate discipline throughout his chase for the record and his ability to hit the ball squarely most of the time he gets a pitch that he can handle. never once did he start pressing and swinging at bad or borderline pitches in order to get to the record faster. in my opinion, hands down the most talented player to ever play the game. period.

posted by erkno11 at 11:22 PM on August 07, 2007

Justin Verlander pitches no-hitter.

prediction: this guys stuff is so nasty he will throw at least one more before his career over.

posted by erkno11 at 10:31 PM on June 12, 2007

Hell's Bells, That's a Lotta Saves!

Congratulations to Hoffman, in my opinion his a lock for a first ballot HOF'er. It really, really amazes me that Hoffman has saved 500 games with basically one pitch, the changeup. The pitch is absolutely filthy. Hitters can sit on that pitch because he has an average fastball and breaking ball and still can't hit it. It makes my mind hurt thinking about how him and Tom Glavine built Hall of Fame careers with only one dominant pitch. Truly amazing accomplishments. Note to Dads with sons who want to be pitchers. Teach them the changeup before you even begin to teach them a breaking ball

posted by erkno11 at 11:30 AM on June 08, 2007