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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 8-10 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • Since the All-star break, Brewer execution has really gone into the sewer. #Brewers #Twins
  • Cardinal spunk and Royal funk collide in eastern Missouri. #Cardinals #Royals
  • Phillies go down without as much as a whimper, but NY frets when ace gets caught standing in the wrong place. #Mets #Phillies
  • Rough and ready rookie Josh Bell dials up his 20th homer, which is an unexpected power source for the very needy Pirates. #Pirates #Tigers
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 8-9 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • Red Sox complete their siege of St. Petersburg by subjugating the Rays for their 8th straight. #RedSox #Rays
  • Incredible Dodgers continue to look more than good behind 14-1 Wood. #Dodgers #Diamondbacks
  • Brown bag time for the Astros, who lose for a 2nd straight night against the Pale Schmo’s. #WhiteSox #Astros
  • Pittsburgh finds it’s in no man’s land against Verlander. #Pirates #Tigers
  • Another fetid showing by Tepesch. #BlueJays #Yankees
  • No need for Charlie to say he’s sorry; the guy with the fat beard makes sure to hit the game winner on the fat part of the bat. #Rockies #Indians
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 8-8 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • Cubs stub toes, as Bochy’s brown boys go as goes Buster. #Giants #Cubs
  • All the talk of Chris winning the Cy Young is old news, as is the notation that not many hits were on Sale tonight in St. Pete (namely 2). #RedSox #Rays
  • Overconfident Dodgers get reminded that Tony Watson ‘aint no stopper, but this loss to the D-backs won’t be enough to make the Dodgers rubbernecks. #Dodgers #Arizona
  • The US Cellular cellar dwellers manage to abduct the Astros, sparking an APB for the Dallas police; where has Keuchel’s stuff gone? #WhiteSox #Astros
  • The Phillies continue to crave the over-achieving Braves. #Phillies #Braves
  • Rockies shocked as Cleveland leans on its Gomes field advantage … with Yan hitting Holland out into the hinterlands of Progressive. #Indians #Rockies
  • Mets can now flex their pecs with impunity after first win by Flexen … over Tex. #Mets #Texas
  • The best last place team in baseball spanks the Yanks. #BlueJays #Yankees
  • As the temperature has been rising, Kuhl’s been sizzling, and the Bucs can taste .500. #Pirates #Tigers
Categories: MLB

Temptation emerge victorious in gut check win over a tough Steam team …

Last Saturday night’s game against Atlanta had zero to say to about playoff positioning, but certainly gave the victorious Temptation a big psychological boost going into their seemingly annual war with the Seattle Mist.The game was a brutal defensive struggle during the 1st quarter, as neither team could score, despite some effective running from both teams, particularly Carmen Bourseau of the LA and Brittany Demery of Atlanta.  Long drives for both teams were derailed by turnovers, including a well timed INT by Delaney Hall at the LA 2, and an Ashley Salerno rumble just one yard from the end zone.

In second quarter, Atlanta finally broke through as QB Dakota Hughes took her team down the field, mixing a few short passes with effective runs from Jessie Locklear.   LA tried to counter, but a nice drive utlimately ended with another turnover … this time with a Salerno interception at the Atlanta 9.  LA defense would rise to the occasion and hold, and the 2nd quarter ended 7-0 Atlanta.

In the third quarter, the Steam extended their lead to 14-0 right out of the gate, with effective running and passing from QB Hughes, who marched Atlanta methodically down the field, culminating with a 3 yard Hughes scamper into the end zone.  LA got the ball back with under 3 minutes left in the quarter, and after some tough running from Boursea brought the ball into Atlanta territory with time running out in the quarter.

That set the stage for an eventful 4th quarter, in which the visitors made all the plays, en route to a stirring comeback.  Megan Hanson came up with a huge 13 yard reception, bringing the ball to the Atlanta one, and then Salerno took it in from there, making the score a more manageable 14-7.   And on Atlanta’s next play, Hanson continued to take matters into her own hands … this time on defense … as she caused a Demery fumble and then made the recovery at the Atlanta 20.  Salerno then connected for 18 to Bourseau, who showed she is indeed a multi-faceted runner, and fro there, Salerno took the rock across the goal line, tying the game at 14. After another Atlanta drive stalled, LA went in for the kill, with more power running by Bourseau, along with a 12-yard pick up by Cynthia Schmidt, and yet another Ashley Salerno touchdown.  After another Steam drive stalled, LA ran out the clock for a very gratifying comeback win.

Said Coach Tui, “in a shorthanded situation against a very tough opponent, we showed what we were made of, and never gave up.  This team is too tough to go down without a fight, and I think that attitude will serve us well in what will be a war of attrition against the Mist in round 1 of the playoffs.  Hats off to Bourseau and Salerno, who really got the job done on the ground, and to our very formidable defense, which kept the game close and gave our offense time to get its act together.  We had huge games from a number of defenders, particular Megan and Chelsey, and we’ll definitely need this to continue in the playoffs.”


Categories: LFL

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 8-7 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • Angels upstaged when they have nobody to match up with manly Manny Machado. #Orioles #Angels
  • Carpenter continues to build his resume by giving the Royals coughing fits in Kauffman. #Royals #Cardinals
  • Cubs thin lead in the NL Central gets a bit fatter, as Rosario’s running causes pitcher Drake to do a double take. #Twins #Brewers
  • Reds seem highly offended that they are looking up at the Padres in the overall NL standings, and adopt the motto, “We trust in Votto”. #Reds #Padres
  • Bucs hang tough as Trevor Williams ties up the Tigers in knots. #Pirates #Tigers
Categories: MLB

US Open Series Update: Citi Open

US Open Series Update: Citi Open

  • The only question mark about newbie sensation Zverev is what exactly is his preferred first name… whether you call him Sasha or Alexander, it’s clear he is one of the hottest commodities on the Men’s tour coming into the US Open, and will be a force to be reckoned with. Today, he plowed through powerful Kevin Anderson, and hardly broke a sweat, let alone messed up his flowing locks. And his surprisingly effervescent personality is quite refreshing.

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 8-6 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • Bubonic Puig took the night off, but Bellinger was plenty belicose, and the Metropolitans went out like lambs … leaving their fans comatose. #Mets #Dodgers
  • The rest of the AL may want to beware, as Nelson Cruz is officially on a tare. #Mariners #Royals
  • Orioles annihilate Anibal with home runs from a bevy of Birds, including Trey Boom Boom Mancini. #Tigers #Orioles
  • Since returning from surgery, it hasn’t been such a wonderful life for one Homer Bailey. #Reds #Cardinals
  • Wieters connects on a blast that goes many meters, and Cubs continue to fall back to the pack in the NL Central. #Nationals #Cubs
  • More miracles for the Astros, though this is definitely not the formula for winning in the playoffs… prayers answered with 4-run ninth against snake bitten Jays. #BlueJays #Astros
  • Pirates quite happy to be able to say, “Welcome back Blackbeard”; Rodriguez returns and gives the Bucs a big boost, and a much need series win. #Pirates #Padres
  • Manager Renteria can’t rent a winning line up for his hopeless White Sox, while everything’s coming up roses for the rallying Red Sox. #RedSox #WhiteSox
  • Yankees stop slide in Cleveland, but remain stranded by Lake Erie in second. #Yankees #Indians
  • Excuse me wins for the Giants, Phillies and Athletics. #Giants #Diamondbacks #Phillies #Rockies #Angels #Athletics
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Saturday, 8-5 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • NY digs deep to pull out a huge win against the Indians, including a sensational stab by Gardner, #Indians #Yankees
  • ATL knows it has no reason to be nervous when the Foltynewicz spot in the rotation comes around. #Braves #Marlins
  • Drew knew that Chisox lead off homer was a false positive, and from then on threw another masterpiece at Fenway. #RedSox #WhiteSox
  • Lamentable result for Bucco fan, as Lamet unexpectedly gets the better of Cole. #Pirates #Padres
  • Mets start out strong, but get hit with the Dodgers’ devastating bubonic Puig, in the form of Yasiel’s big blast and a few aftershocks. #Mets #Dodgers
  • Frankie Midnight bodies up to A-rod.
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 8-4 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • Tigers consume Orioles, with a couple of Justins doing the lion’s share of the devouring. #Orioles #Tigers
  • Yankee hitters continue to flip flop between cranking and stanking….with lately an emphasis on the latter. #Indians #Yankees
  • Somebody please donate a run to the poor old Giants, or they might need to enlist the Salvation Army services of Ted Williams’ mom. #Giants #Diamondbacks
  • Houston’s football team wishes it had the scoring prowess of Houston’s baseball team … another huge game from unassuming Marwin and another slugfest win for the Stros. #Astros #BlueJays
  • In his Dodger debut, Darvish picks up double digit fans, while the terrified Met hitters wet their pants. #Mets #Dodgers
  • It took awhile, but Polanco and the Pirates finally stopped playing friendly host to Kirby Yates and the rest of the not-so-great Friar ingrates. #Pirates #Padres
  • Between Asher W. and his pal Joey, the Reds had just enough ammo to pick off the Red peckers. #Reds #Cardinals
  • With MVP contender Danny Boy Murphy doing the heavy lifting and the Cubs not swinging with enough connective torque against Roark, it’s smooth sailing for the Nationals today at Wrigley. #Nationals #Cubs
  • White Sox have the bad sense to use a Bummer of a reliever in extra innings, and they pay the price on his fateful pitch to Mitch. #RedSox #WhiteSox
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 8-3 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • Another ho hum performance by the lately land locked Astros. #Astros #Rays
  • Red Sox sever tie with White Sox by applying Rafael Instant Offense Devers. #RedSox #WhiteSox
  • Wild pitch walkoff … the Mets remain comically creative. #Mets #Rockies
  • Chad avoids the hangers, and with a Kuhl breeze the Pirates finally improve the smell of things at PNC with a pummeling of the dreaded Reds. #Pirates #Reds
  • Tigers smell raw meatballs with Chris Kringle Tillman on the hill. #Tigers #Orioles
  • His stats this year haven’t been to shabby, but tonight Wade Davis was a poser closer. #Cubs #Diamondbacks
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 8-2 (click post for audio)

MLB Update:

  • Grandiose aspirations come to fruition for the Grandyman, who leads a huge comeback for the occasionally amazing Mets. #Mets #Rockies
  • Cubs are noticeably off track against Zack the D-back. #Cubs #Diamondbacks
  • Atlanta gives LA the gift of Flowers, which means a Dodger lead has finally wilted. #Dodgers #Braves
  • Cincy continues its water torture of the psyched out Pirates … as Scooter finds the river. #Reds #Pirates
  • Royals continue to roil in Camden place, while Baltimore claws its way back into the Wild Card chase. #Orioles #Royals
  • Sorely in need of some ego stroking, the Angels find their stroke against the jokers from Philadelphia. #Angels #Phillies
  • Yanks muddle through more than a few puddles, and are thoroughly befuddled by Jordan Zimmermann. #Yankees #Tigers
Categories: MLB

Tune in this Sunday, August 6, as ChabDog Sports Talk welcomes Doron Lowe, Founder of Exhibition Basketball Team “Lets Go Flight” …


August 2, 2017
Doron Lowe and Tim Fjestad have announced the launch of a new exhibition basketball
team, FLIGHT SQUAD. The re-branded team boasts a co-ed roster of former international
pro players and D1 athletes. FLIGHT SQUAD travels the globe for fundraising, charitable,
tournament and league events. After many of their games, they encourage the youth
through motivational speeches. Brittany Dorsey, who played professionally for Kiev,Ukraine,
has been hired as head coach. Lowe most recently worked at ESPN and ABC7 Los
Angeles and Fjestad has years of experience in sports fundraising event sales.
Driven by values of teamwork, dedication and humility, their focus is blending competitive
basketball with unexpected, cutting edge entertainment. The organization’s business offices
are located in Los Angles and Denver. For more information, please contact Tim Fjestad at or visit:


ChabDog takes a walk on the wild side, with Original Rinaldi’s “Wild Bill”

Today’s sumptuous sandwich is the exciting and very substantial “Wild Bill”.  I had the large/10 inch version, and this delicious creation keep me well satisfied for hours. There’s plenty of juicy roast beef, an overdose of yummy bacon, topped with melted Mozzarella and drizzled with slightly sweet Bar-B-Q sauce, mayo, mustard and some veggies.  I recommend you order it with the French roll, which does a great job holding this imposing collection of meats and treats together in a firm, crispy delivery vehicle.  Add a side of potato or macaroni salad, and you have a meal fit for a king.

Meet Leo the Chihuahua mix — ChabDog of the Month for August 2017

As we enter the dog days of August, nothing could be more appropriate than ushering in the heart of Summer with our new ChabDog of the Month, lovable little Leo, the Chihuahua mix.   The cherished canine companion of James Carmona, hair stylist extraordinaire at Salon del Mar in Manhattan Beach, CA, Leo can’t get enough of patron patronage, and you’ll enjoy having him sitting in the lap of luxury while Jim performs his barber magic.  If you need a lift, just pick this therapy dog up and hold him for a few minutes, and the world will seem a lot more forgiving, happy and bright.  And thank you Leo for wearing the eye liner that matched my shirt perfectly!

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