I like to think of baseball’s free agent market as being a lot like finding a date to the prom: your high school’s most popular kids (e.g., Boston, Philly, and New York) get first dibs on asking a date. Once they get paired off, usually the pecking order follows something like this: less popular (but still cool) jocks and rich kids (Tigers, Cardinals, Cubs), the kids with fake ID’s or good beer/weed connections (Rangers and White Sox), the up and coming underrated kids (Nationals and Brewers), and the nerds (Pirates, Marlins, Royals, and Indians). Despite this pecking order, guys still have to play their cards right: there are always kids that are gonna try to be players and jump out of the pecking order. This is exactly what happened this winter to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Read the rest of this entry
Well, figure of speech really. This kid Andy Avgi from Putnam High School is a 6’6″, 220lbs terror and he took a fast break and stopped the game with one mighty dunk…because he broke the backboard. Sadly the team went on to lose the game and no one really cares about Putnam High School in Oregon but still watch the dunk if only because since the NBA discovered shatterproof glass, there haven’t been many backboard breaking dunks out there lately.
From NY Daily News