Griffey Goes on His Own Terms

Ken Griffey Jr. has retired. Griffey was one of the best in the game, despite having an injury laden career. Many speculate on what could have been had he stayed healthy, but either way Griffey was respected as a great hitter…when he made it to the plate. Of note, his avoidance of steroid usage during … Continue reading

Offseason Blues: Agents, Contracts, and 2nd Chances

Feature Story: Yesterday, Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the media that he has been re-evaluating his lifestyle and says that he is excited to have a shot at a second chance. Though never officially charged, Roethlisberger has been accused twice of rape, which has brought great shame on his team and his family (it … Continue reading

Wilson Chandler: Exhibit A as to Why LeBron Should Come to NY

Forgive the simplicity of this article. I am writing from my smartphone. Droid actually does. On to my thesis: Wilson Chandler will make an excellent P.I.C. for LeBron James. At 6’8″ with superb athleticism (just ask Josh Smith who had his game-winning dunk attempt denied by the Knicks’ small forward), Chandler, when assertive, is an … Continue reading

Waffler House: Hank v. Baron, 3rd Ed. [mp3]

“Better late than never,” the old saying goes. Here at Venuing Voices, we have uncovered the missing third edition of the popular* series Hank v. Baron. As you read on (or listen), you may be thinking, “Hey, they’re talking about the Super Bowl. Wasn’t that, like, months ago? The one with the Saints and the … Continue reading

Braden Defends All the Bases

Until yesterday Dallas Braden was that guy who decided to start beef with A-Rod for walking over Oakland’s pitching mound and was known more for raving like a homeless man than his pitching prowess. But that’s all changed now. Braden took the formerly hot Tampa Bay Rays to town, pitching a perfect game, which the … Continue reading

The Devil's Advocate: Joe Mauer Sucks

I know everyone thinks that Joe Mauer is the greatest thing to ever happen to Minnesota…well, he probably is, but that’s besides my point. Mauer, he isn’t as good as everyone thinks he is. At the age of four Mauer was asked to leave his T-Ball league because he hit the ball too hard for … Continue reading

Favre Watch: Busted Ankle May Finally Subdue the Favre

Football’s greatest off-season drama has just taken another dramatic twist. Favre’s ankle has been hurting him since before the NFC Championship game, and after consulting with his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, he will likely require some form of surgery if he wants to return to the Vikings. Favre is not a big fan of surgery, … Continue reading

The Devil's Advocate: At Least Ben Roethlisberger Likes Dogs

Though it may be too soon to know the extent of Roethlisberger’s actions, it seems to me that it should also be too early to condemn him. Yes, he has been accused of a heinous crime [twice], but he hasn’t be charged with anything [yet]! And he is clearly apologetic about…well, I guess being in … Continue reading

Phillies Lock Up Howard for the Long-Term

Still holding precariously to the top spot of the highly contested NL East, the Phillies made a big move today in regards to the future of their team by signing first baseman Ryan Howard to a five-year contract extension for 125 million dollars. This is the largest contract in the Phillies’ history, even bigger than … Continue reading

NFL Draft 2010 Voices Preview

Tomorrow night will find us all gathered around the television, as our ancestors of old would gather around a fire, awaiting the most momentous event of the NFL off-season: the Draft. The NFL Draft is a massive spectacle wherein we watch the players we so admired in college ball move from collegiate to professional careers … Continue reading