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It’s that time of year again, that’s right baseball season.  It’s time for interleague rivalries: Sox v Cubs, Yankees v Mets, Angels v Dodgers, Baltimore v Washington and the list goes on and on.  And who better to throw the first pitch at the 1st Nationals Game of 2010 than President Obama.

Also both the White Sox (the best Chicago team) & the Chicago Cubs were on the display.  I’m excited about how the Sox will put things together this season b/c they have a great pitching staff & I look for Alex Rios to bounce back after last yr’s effort.  They beat the Indians 6-0 in a route w/ Buehrle at the mound.  Sorry Cubs fans though, same ole story. Another day, another disappointing loss.  Zambrano was pulled early and the Cubbies lost 16-5 in their opener.

-Ron

Mark McGwire finally came clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke the home run record in 1998.  To many sports fans, this isn’t a shock due to all the other names that have come up in the past for Steroid allegations.  There’s been an ongoing debate on if everyone during the 90’s w/ daunting batting percentages should have an asterisk (*) next to their names & w/ the fall from grace of another baseball player, I think the answer is obvious. 

It all began when Jose Canseco spilled the beans about how athletes would juice up before games….Alex Rodriquez, Sammy Sosa, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, Rafael Palmeiro, Andy Pettitte & Roger Clemons are all names that have been linked or implicated since then (just to name a few). 

Here’s what McGwire had to say:

“It’s very emotional, it’s telling family members, friends and coaches, you know, it’s former teammates to try to get ahold of, you know, that I’m coming clean and being honest,” he said during a 20-minute telephone interview, his voice repeatedly cracking. “It’s the first time they’ve ever heard me, you know, talk about this. I hid it from everybody.”

McGwire said he also used human growth hormone, and he didn’t know if his use of performance-enhancing drugs contributed to some of the injuries that led to his retirement, at age 38, in 2001.

In all, to most of us sports fans this doesn’t come as a shocker b/c of how big McGwire became over the years.  Also hitting 70 home runs was an incredible feat but many believed help was coming from somewhere.  At least now the speculation ends & we now know the truth.

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-Ron

The Wrigley Field Beer Tosser!!!

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Last week the Phillies & Cubs were in action and the Phillies won.  During the game though, Johnny Macchione (a Cubs fan of course) chucked a cold one at a Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino at Wrigley Field.  As a result, the security team thought they grabbed the right guy and made him exit the stadium.  When in fact, they didn’t but the culprit has come forward and has apologized.  He faces misdemeanor charges for battery and illegal conduct in a sports facility.  I’m glad he turned himself in b/c those Cubs fans sure looked upset LOL.  No MLB player deserves to have beer thrown in their face as he makes a routine pop fly catch.  It’s not his fault, your team is losing.  Talk about being a sore sport or in this case a spoiled sport.

8-12 cruze cubs phillies 10

-Ron

Obama Will Throw the First Pitch!!!

Pres. Obama will throw out the first picth in tonight's All-Star Game

Pres. Obama will throw out the first picth in tonight's All-Star Game

President Obama will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s All-Star game, to highlight his United We Serve program.  Before the game, President Obama & former presidents will appear in a community service video.  After the video is shown, Obama will take the field at Busch Stadium, greet the six St. Louis Cardinal Hall of Fame players and then  throw the first pitch to Cardinals’ All-Star first baseman Albert Pujols.  According to CNN the president will wear a specially made glove for his appearance, with a script Obama 44 and an American flag on it. The glove will then be sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

-Ron