donnnnychris's profile

Location: Denair, California...the good ol' United States of America
Gender: Sasquatch? lol...that's what my ex-wife says at least
Social Media Account: donnnnyishere (AIM)
Member since: February 06, 2006
Last visit: June 13, 2006

donnnnychris has posted 28 links and 137 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 2 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I remember being in the stands on the final day of the season when Joe Morgan hit a home run for the San Francisco Giants to knock the Dodgers out of the playoffs (God I hate the Dodgers). I can't remember the exact year but it was in the early 80s. I was there with my dad, the sun was shining and the Giants won a wild one. It was pure heaven.

Ok, so by now you probably have guessed the Giants are one of my teams. You can add to that list the San Francisco 49ers (football), Golden State Warriors (basketball), and the entire sport of golf. PGA, LPGA, Amateur, college, member-guest, I'm there. I love the game of golf with a passion.

So there ya go, my sporting life in a capsule...want to know more? Email me, I'll write back. I love to talk sports.

Recent Links

Lawyer said Grimsley was asked to wear wire in Bonds' probe: According to his attorney, Jason Grimsley refused to wear a wire in a direct attempt by the Feds to target Barry Bonds. It's just the latest in this ever-expanding story.

posted by donnnnychris to baseball at 05:10 AM on June 09, 2006 - 52 comments

Umpire gets physical: Major League Baseball umpire Tony Randazzo apparently initiated physical contact with Colorado manager Clint Hurdle during an argument on Wednesday. Hurdle was objecting to Randazzo's ejection of Colorado pitcher Ray King, who also said Randazzo made contact with him. With no TV crews on hand, however, proving the contact might be difficult. That is, except for the thousands of fans who witnessed the argument.

posted by donnnnychris to baseball at 05:02 AM on June 08, 2006 - 30 comments

So it really was the putter that deralied Tiger at the Masters: All is right in the world now that Tiger Woods has had his putter fixed. All those missed putts on Sunday at Augusta are now a distant memory, or so he hopes.

posted by donnnnychris to golf at 04:55 AM on June 08, 2006 - 22 comments

So much for Pujol's run at the HR and RBI records: St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, the major league leader in HRs (25) and RBIs (65), injured his right oblique muscle in Saturday's game and might miss up to six weeks. He was on pace for 74 HRs and 192 RBIs, both of which would've been new MLB records.

posted by donnnnychris to baseball at 02:53 AM on June 04, 2006 - 36 comments

Cuban: For the first time in my life, I'm speechless: The Dallas Mavericks have made it the first finals since 1971 to have two first-time participants, leaving their owner with nothing to say, a first as well. So, will the Mavs wilt under the Heat? Or the other way around?

posted by donnnnychris to basketball at 02:46 AM on June 04, 2006 - 31 comments

Recent Comments

Chris Berman is annoying

Is this even about sports? Talk about a thread that needs to die a quick death.

posted by donnnnychris at 09:09 AM on June 12, 2006

Wie gets playoff victory over Webb

Very true LBB, very true.

posted by donnnnychris at 09:07 AM on June 12, 2006

Woods-Mickelson circus begins at Winged Foot

And in reference to the article JJ, I just wanted to get the discussion started. I'm sure there will be other articles later in the week to reference or make a thread with on this subject.

posted by donnnnychris at 09:05 AM on June 12, 2006

Woods-Mickelson circus begins at Winged Foot

Haha JJ, I'm sure Tiger has called Phil much better names behind closed doors. Reminds me of an old story about Arnold Palmer. It seems that during the height of the Jack Nicklaus-Palmer rivalry he used to refer to going to the bathroom in the morning as his "Daily Nicklaus." Ahhh, for the days of yore. And by the way, my pick for this year's Open is Mickelson. Not sure why, but he seems to have turned the corner finally in the mental department. David Howell is in my top 5 mix. He has been playing extremely well lately. As for the other guys mentioned, I just don't see Tiger coming back after this long of a layoff and making a run at the title. The Open requires too much precision both off the tee and on the greens and I just don't think he'll have that having taken 9 weeks off. Ernie Els seems to have forgotten how to play at the highest level lately, but two guys that might be interesting are Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen. Singh has been struggling of late but came alive this week so maybe this will be another upturn for him. Goosen is the proto-typical Open player, kind of like Hale Irwin back in the day. Straight off the tee and nerves of steel. Another name to ponder, if he can get himself righted on the greens, is Sergio Garcia. If he can't putt though, then it won't matter how well he hits it. Oh well, either way it's one of my four favorite weeks of the year. I can't wait for Thursday morning.

posted by donnnnychris at 08:49 AM on June 12, 2006

Wie gets playoff victory over Webb

TBH, jerseygirl, great reference to the Dateline NBC specials. I couldn't believe it when I read ggermanctl@sbcglobal's comment. Talk about being inappropriate! Unreal.

posted by donnnnychris at 08:46 AM on June 12, 2006

Chris Berman is annoying

Um, Berman may be annoying but he's nowhere near as bad as Mr. Homeboy Stuart Scott, or half of the other dingdongs they have at ESPN. The next time Scott calls Tiger Woods T-Dub I think I'm gonna break my TV. I mean, I was watching the Belmont Stakes the other day and Kenny Mayne was doing his deadpan routine on ABC's pre-race show. It was really pathetic and out of place. That's why I like to check out the Internet for sports scores and roundups. Just the facts, ma'am.

posted by donnnnychris at 08:44 AM on June 12, 2006

Lawyer said Grimsley was asked to wear wire in Bonds' probe

What a bunch of immature brats on here...I disagree with something and everybody has a fit. Pathetic. And do you really want me to go back and find every instance of you-vs.-me aggression on this site? It would take a while and be a pretty long post. So cool the schoolyard crap already.

posted by donnnnychris at 08:39 AM on June 12, 2006

Royals take credentials from two reporters.

Actually yerfatma, I was a sports editor for the last half of that decade, so I guess I was part of that drinking-the-kool-aid fun. And judging by a lot of the rants on Sports Filter, a mass suicide by editors would be warranted here as well (that was a joke, calm down all of you).

posted by donnnnychris at 08:36 AM on June 12, 2006

Wie gets playoff victory over Webb

I'm the biggest Wie supporter there is but the fact is, she has trouble with short putts down the stretch. She missed another short one (four feet) on the 16th that would have kept her right in the hunt for the playoff. I think her struggles right now probably have more to do with her age than anything else. Emotionally she isn't hardened enough to withstand the grind of competition all the way to the finish. That will change with time. Everybody gets stronger as they get older in this department and she is no exception. All of that said, I agree with most of you in the fact that here we have a 16-year-old girl who has finished in the top 5 in four of the last five LGPA majors. That is unprecedented in the history of golf. No male or female has ever been this good this young, not even close. She should be applauded for her skill and the future she will bring to the sport. Those who deride her for not winning are missing the point. The wins will come. Anybody who thinks otherwise just isn't paying attention to what is happening. Give her some credit for being as good as she is up to this point. Most girls her age are worried about who they'll sit next to at lunch on Monday. She's making millions. Good for her.

posted by donnnnychris at 01:55 AM on June 12, 2006

Royals take credentials from two reporters.

If you lose your credential, then covering the team is nearly impossible. I was a reporter a few years back for the better part of a decade and having access to the locker room and the press conferences is essential to being able to write informative and credible stories. If you don't have that then all you are is a blogger with no inside information, which is kind of useless. Either way, this whole thing smacks of a thin-skinned owner who can't stand his team being on track to a record-breaking season in terms of futility. Now that I think about it, if I was in his shoes, I'd be pretty peeved about life as well.

posted by donnnnychris at 01:38 AM on June 11, 2006

Royals take credentials from two reporters.

rcade, while the organization is private it is a public entity. The Royals operate at a public level so their actions are supposedly transparent. The Royals have absolutely no justification for taking away these credentials. None. Apparently, the owner and his minions had their feelings hurt and wanted the big bad reporters to go away. Well, guess what? There will be other reporters, with probably just-as-tough questions. So what will the Royals do the next time? Keep revoking credentials until there is no one left to cover the team? Ahhhh, there's a thought. So if a team sucks as bad as the Royals, but no one gets to hear or read about it, did it really happen? This is an absolute joke. Could you imagine George getting miffed in New York and kicking out a couple of reporters? No you can't, because George doesn't let it bother him. The Royals need to fold up shop now and spare all of us the misery of their existence.

posted by donnnnychris at 02:32 PM on June 10, 2006

Lawyer said Grimsley was asked to wear wire in Bonds' probe

Sorry you can't respond justgary. Guess that shows what I'm saying is true. Thanks. And by the way, I read the thread. So don't try to deflect what you said.

posted by donnnnychris at 02:26 PM on June 10, 2006

Lawyer said Grimsley was asked to wear wire in Bonds' probe

You're right. We don't know. Which means there could be nothing, while we know at least some of what they have on bonds, which is a lot. Those are facts. I'll let others deal with the conspiracy theories. We don't know? We don't know what about Palmeiro? That he FAILED a drug test? I thought that was perfectly clear. That is a FACT. Sheesh, everybody gets a free pass except for Bonds. THAT is what I'M tired of.

posted by donnnnychris at 07:13 PM on June 09, 2006

D-D-D-Dallas and the JET.

In Shaq's first five Game 1 appearances in the NBA finals he never failed to get at least 20 points and 10 rebounds. So for him, it was a bad game. 17 points and 7 rebounds just doesn't cut it for the big guy. And he was 1-for-9 at the line, so you were close. For the most part, in these playoffs, the Heat has been almost impossible to beat when Shaq is at his best. He needs to be dominant for Miami to have the upper hand in this series as well. If Shaq is less than usual Shaq, then Dallas will win easily.

posted by donnnnychris at 05:29 PM on June 09, 2006

D-D-D-Dallas and the JET.

As I've said before, it all comes down to O'Neal. He had a bad game and the Heat lost. Wade is an amazing player but he can't do it by himself without Shaq. Dallas will win in five if Shaq doesn't bounce back quickly and return to his dominating ways.

posted by donnnnychris at 04:21 PM on June 09, 2006