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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 5-18-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • San Diego sticks up for itself, using the high priced stock of Eric Hosmer. #Padres #Pirates
  • Yanks look mighty rusty, as they sleepwalk through a curious loss to the lowly Royals. #Yankees #Royals
  • The once high flying D-backs continue to backtrack. Where has the offense gone? #Diamondbacks #Mets
  • Schoop finally gives the O’s the inside scoop on what it takes to beat the Red Sox at Fenway. #Orioles #RedSox
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 5-17-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Bucs continue to make the most of this soft underbelly of their schedule by paddling the Pads. But don’t be so quick to dismiss their so far stellar performance (without Josh Harrison). This team has hitting and pitching and is too young and naive to know they shouldn’t be leading their division. At 25 to 1 to win the NL and 50 to 1 to win it all, they seem like a bit of a bargain. #Pirates #Padres
  • Bosox carpet bomb the O’s, as Price gets over his carpal tunnel video game thumb cramps. #Orioles #RedSox
  • Have the Dodgers made an about face; Maeda would have you so believe. #Dodgers #Marlins
  • Don’t look for the Phils to collapse anytime soon; as for the Cardinals, they’ll also be hanging around … like the common cold. #Phillies #Cardinals
  • By hitting the long ball with so much regularity, Khris Davis is making people in Oakland forget about the nightmare of moneyball. #Athletics #BlueJays

NHL Playoffs Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 5-17-18 (click post for audio)

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NHL Playoffs Update:

  • Tampa Bay just won’t go away … and Washington just won’t miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Now the series that nobody seems to want to win returns to Florida, where the Lightning hope they can finally hold serve. The latest foot fault by the Capitals — particularly in the first period — where they had all the chances in the world to take this thing by the throat was simply unforgivable. #Capitals #Lightning
Categories: NHL

NBA Playoffs Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 5-15-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Playoffs Update:
  • Boston teams up to overwhelm Cleveland, with a well balanced diet of double digit contributors. As for the Cavs, LeBron put up some gaudy numbers, but the most telling stat was his 6 turnovers… an indicator that he was trying too hard to be the beast of burden. It’s hard to see him succeeding for much longer with this supporting cast, including JR Puffinstuff Smith, who did most of his damage with his mouth, not his shot. #Cavaliers #Celtics
Categories: NBA

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 5-15-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Piscotty earns plaudits as he places his hand over his heart in an emotional home run trot, and it’s another piss poor outing for the Red Sox against the A’s. #Athletics #RedSox
  • Don’t Met fans know the sky isn’t falling; after all, they’ve got Noah Syndergaard. #BlueJays #Mets
  • Welcome to the not so wacky world of the White Sox, where productive whacks of the baseball bat are in seriously short supply. Yes, these are the pathetic Pale Hose, but let’s take stock in the re-vamped Pirates, whose lineup is carrying some serious sock and whose pitchers lead the league in shutouts. #Pirates #WhiteSox
  • Yankees and Nationals get suspended, and it ‘aint for misbehavin… #Yankees #Nationals
Categories: MLB

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 5-14-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Albies continues to eat his Wheaties for breakfast, which comes in handy today against the Cubbies. At this rate, he may just have us forgetting about that other successful short guy who plays for Houston. #Braves #Cubs
  • When it comes to beating Boston, Oakland’s Manaea continues to be a real panacea. #RedSox #Athletics
  • Determined Detroit seems dead set on changing its droopy demeanor. #Indians #Tigers
  • D-backs had better not take their lofty standing in the NL West for granted. Hitting .211, Goldy’s stature as one of the league’s most dangerous hitters is getting pretty moldy, and the rest of the lineup isn’t exactly keeping opposing pitchers up at night. But one thing’s for sure — those home unis with the ridiculous red collars (bleeding onto the shoulder blades) are definitely a bad fit. #Brewers #Diamondbacks
  • Parra plays patty cake with a San Diegan’s sidearm sling, and the Rockies ransack the Padres at Petco. #Rockies #Padres
  • Reds Romano certainly didn’t start out throwing the hard cheese tonight (6 earned runs, 2+ innngs). #Reds #Giants
Categories: MLB

NBA Playoffs Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 5-14-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Playoffs Update:

  • Houston tries the same tried and true formula that worked pretty well against the rest of the league tonight, but funny how that doesn’t really cut the mustard against the Dubs in the Conference Finals. One-on-one showcasing Harden and sprinkling of Paul plays right into the hands of the Warrior defense and left the two Rocket stars pretty much out of fuel by game’s end. Point a finger at Mikey D for not coming up with something a little more imaginative when the circumstances warrant; we heard you were an offensive mastermind … so where’s the evidence. On the defensive end, short, plump midgets just can’t cover Durant, and that’s the way D’Antoni wanted to go when Trevor Ariza became afflicted with a foul disease. Perhaps it sounds hilarious, but maybe they should’ve played Nene, instead of letting him rot on on the bench until the end of the third quarter.  #Rockets #Warriors
  • Listening to Mike, it sounds like all the Rockets needs is more mental toughness. But an overdose of Focus Factor won’t do the trick; they’ll need to run some plays, set some picks, move the ball around, set up scoring opportunities (besides 3’s) to Gordon, Ariza and PJ … and pray. #Rockets #Warriors
Categories: NBA

NHL Playoffs Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 5-14-18 (click post for audio)

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NHL Playoffs Update:

  • Perhaps this was just a case of the Jets taking their collective eyes off the puck and have a bit of an emotional let down, but one thing is clear … these Knights have a lot of fight left in them, and tonight’s assault in mid-May was very capably let by Marchessault. This has all the earmarks of a 7-game series, and Winnipeg had better get its legs back when their road trip hits the Strip. #GoldenKnights #Jets
Categories: NHL

NHL Playoffs Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 5-13-18 (click post for audio)

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NHL Playoffs Update:

  • Lightning need to re-evaluate their mind-set in light of today’s thorough beating administered by the captivating Capitals. Yes, TB’s come back from playoff deficits numerous times in recent years, but the current predicament seems much more dire. Washington is looking completely focus and confident out there, pouncing on any chance to burn their opponents with deadly counterattacks. Curiously, #1 seed in the East looks tentative, sluggish and strangely unwilling to shoot. That will need to change immediately or this will not be even a mildly competitive series. #Lightning #Capitals
Categories: NHL

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 5-13-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Mets’ hitters continue to go on, and down on, strikes. #Mets #Phillies
  • At least for a day, PNC turned into Gorkys’ park, which was a good thing for the Giants (who at first were rushin to leave). #Giants #Pirates
  • Dodgers can’t avoid the unthinkable … a four game sweep at the hands of the Dreads. The whisper around the league is that there is no hitting to speak of in LA. #Reds #Dodgers
  • With all this great pitching and timely hitting, these are starting to look like your father’s (or mother’s) Braves. #Braves #Marlins
  • NYY keeps pace with Boston as Stanton earns a standing ovation. #Athletics #Yankees
  • Boston doesn’t look back, taking the series finale 5-3 against Toronto (no rubbernecking in the rubber game). #RedSox #BlueJays
Categories: MLB

NBA Playoffs Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 5-13-18 (click post for audio)

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NBA Playoffs Update:

  • One team was ready from the start and eagerly playing the part of dragon slayer, while the other team was waiting for a kick in the rump and a jump … which never happened. Hounded by Morris, Brown and a few other tenacious defenders, James looked relatively detached and disinterested, and with that attitude and his uninspiring supporting cast, Cleveland was going nowhere … fast. #Celtics #Cavaliers
Categories: NBA

MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Saturday, 5-12-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Another hatchet job by Contreras and the merciless Cubs on the hapless, hopeless White Sox. #WhiteSox #Cubs
  • Lindor fills up the box score, going 4-4, as Cleveland routs KC. #Indians #Royals
  • To their credit, after all that’s gone wrong so far for them, Baltimore continues to exude confidence, if not confidence. #Rays #Orioles
  • Red Sox come out ahead, with Price meeting his targets and Hanley greeting Marco with two-run dinger. #RedSox #BlueJays
  • The story of this game was Trevor’s towering homers and Kyle’s freelancing from the mound. #Brewers #Rockies
Categories: MLB

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