2,777 Innings for Wakefield, and Ellsbury Is Still Injured

Yesterday was an historic day for Tim Wakefield who passed Roger Clemens as the pitcher with the most innings pitched as a Red Sock. [Is that the correct spelling? I’m unsure about the singular form of “Sox”.] Wakefield pitched has now pitched one more inning than Clemens as a member of the Red Sox with … Continue reading

The Devil's Advocate: Jim Joyce

Umpiring is a thankless job. You always hear about how the strike zone was off, or how that fair ball was really a foul, or how that runner actually avoided the tag. Rarely do you hear about “great calls” or a well officiated game. Perhaps players and managers acknowledge umpires after games — I wouldn’t … Continue reading

No Botha With Joba

Well, it was a great Memorial Day weekend. Nice weather, quiet brunches, Fleet Week, and a bunch of matinee Yankees games. The Yankees have now entered into a more relaxing part of their schedule. This past weekend they played against Cleveland, currently they are facing Baltimore, and up until the 15th (when they face Philadelphia, … Continue reading

The End of the Fighting Sioux

This past Thursday a State Supreme Court ruled that the University of North Dakota would be allowed to put an end to its team’s nickname: The Fighting Sioux. The college has wanted to change the nickname to be allowed into the NCAA Division I Summit League. The NCAA has been quoted as believing that the … Continue reading

Oden’s Sizemore

Grady Sizemore and Greg Oden are teaming up in an effort to draw media attention to their beleaguered franchises. The Venuist has learned that the unlikely duo are launching an all male athlete fully nude magazine called 5 Tool Player with Oden and Sizemore posing together in the inaugural issue. With most of the sporting media interested in whether the Celtics are trading … Continue reading