If you listened to the Angels-Vernon Wells press conference on the radio like I did, you may have set a record for shaking your head back and forth.  You may also have winced at the spin, rivaling that of a propaganda campaign during 1930’s Berlin.  In a cryptic quote that may foreshadow the Angels’ dark [...]

Championship Series Predictions

Phillies vs. Dodgers Attempting to avenge last year’s loss in 5 games, the Dodgers once again meet up with the Phillies in the NLCS.  This time, however, things may be different. After dominating and dumping the St. Louis Cardinals, widely considered by many experts to breeze through the National League playoffs, the Dodgers seem to [...]

Chronicles of East Coast Bias

UPDATE: 10/19/2009 After the 11-0 pounding of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ryan Howard answered questions at a press conference.  Athletes and anyone involved in sports with half a brain will tell you that nothing is ever certain, especially in a 7 game series (Just ask the Yankees after losing the 2004 ALCS to Boston whjen [...]

Red October

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees With the Yankees firmly owning the best record in baseball, they elected to have recently crowned AL Central Champion Minnesota Twins take a late night flight to New York, hoping to capitalize on their fatigue.  It’s going to work.  Without Justin Morneau, their best power hitter and operating on [...]

Is This Time Different?

Say what you want about the Angels.  The fact that they continue to make the playoffs year after year is a testimony to how solid their organization is.  However, they have only been to the ALCS twice during that time.  In fact, three times this decade, they have been eliminated in the playoffs by the [...]