Wes Welker vs Frodo Baggins: the Committee for Who Wins Returns

Glad we’re done with all those World Cup power ranking columns. Booo-Riiiing! Are we wrong? Sure, we were head over heads in love with that particular — what was it again? riiiiight — international ’soccer’ competition while it was happening but some two weeks removed, we couldn’t tell a corner-kick from a kick in the … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Football [see also: soccer] Power Rankings: ‘Committee For Who Wins’ takes on Week 3

Hey Venuers, how you doing? Still balling? Thought so… K, so, look. We’re all pretty pissed about this whole “World Cup thing” at this point…. I mean, am I wrong or am I wrong? Not saying the lot of us wouldn’t do the whole thing over again if we could, mind you. Matter of fact, … Continue reading

"Why the Red Sox (sigh…) Suck": One Exile's Boston Baseball Update

[[From my outpost of exile in New York City.]] So, sure, the Mets might have won in 20, but how did those last few days of Boston sports furor feel? Sox, Celts, Bruins (see also: bears), oh my! [[Open Note to Mets’ Team Leadership Forum: if you continue to pie-in-the-face every rookie (cough Ike cough … Continue reading

The D-Train's Coming Through! Contract Year Gems for Fantasy Baseball

Oh, the allure of the almighty contract year. Players looking to make more money in the off-season are guaranteed to dominate the MLB more than they ever have before, or at least that’s what you’re told. This is not always true. Players don’t always dominate in a contract year, in fact – some suck; look … Continue reading

It's a Holy day, but tonight it's War. [Yankees vs Red Sox]

Major League Baseball’s season gets under way tonight in Fenway Park, with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox starting things off in grand fashion. Excitement will be in the air, so will hatred and animosity for the opposing team. The wind won’t be the only thing swirling around the park tonight as … Continue reading

It's That Time of Year: Fantasy Season Begins

So in all probability, you’ve drafted. Now we’re in that weird fantasy baseball limbo time of year, after the draft but before the season. Surprisingly there’s more to do than stare endlessly at your team, wondering if Robby Cano over Dustin Pedroia was the right pick (it was) or why everyone was so nice to … Continue reading

Are the Yankees' Infielders the Best in the AL at their Respective Positions?

After reading Rob Neyer and Steve Lombardi address George King’s article where six surveyed scouts determined Robinson Cano has surpassed Dustin Pedroia as the best second baseman in the American League, I began to wonder if each Yankees’ infielder is the best player at his respective position in the Junior Circuit. (Shakespearean Aside: That nickname … Continue reading

Scary Offenses in the AL East

On Tuesday, I looked at three of the sickest staffs in baseball. Today, I’ll breakdown the three healthiest offenses’ position players. By the way, they are the same three teams and still the only teams that matter — the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays. First Base: Carlos Pena v. Kevin Youkilis v. Mark Teixeira Want … Continue reading

Spring Training: in Fort Myers with the Red Sox

The Boston Globe’s Sox beat writer, Peter Abraham, is going through his first Spring on the job with the team. One of the things he said he was looking forward to was meeting Dustin Pedroia, or as we at ‘Voices call him, D-Ped [[editor’s note: no, we don’t because that’s a retarded nickname.]] Anyways, this … Continue reading

NOT Derek Jeter

    [[This article’s inspiration comes from here in the AP’s wire report.]] News Flash! The Red Sox have gone and signed Marco Scutaro (who’s name sounds suspiciously like a cut of raw tuna; yeah, The Venuist used to work at a Japanese restaurant, so that was me dropping some knowledge). Hooray.  Our long Red Sox … Continue reading