Month: June 2014

MLB offensive decline is due to pitching, not more home runs

The decline of offense, and scoring, in the MLB since the end of the steroid era has been something that has been a topic of discussion for a while now. With the end of the steroid era, came the end of baseball’s dominating era of offense. No longer were players juicing up and able to ...

Listen to the Sports with Neil podcast interview of Jeff Nusser

The Seattle Rock n’ Roll marathon and half marathon was on Saturday, June 21st; and one of the participants was some guy who happens to be the managing editor at another blog I write for. That guy’s name is Jeff Nusser, and the story that accompanies the reason he started running is pretty darn cool. ...

A quick look at Endy Chavez’s MLB performance in 2014

Endy Chavez was first called up from the minors in 2001. He has since spent the entirety of his 14-year career bouncing the minors and the majors. The 2014 season has been more of the same for Chavez, as he started with Triple-A Tacoma before being called up to Seattle on May 30th. Chavez has ...

US soccer loses 0-1 to Germany, but advances anyway

The United States men’s soccer team lost to the German national team 0-1 in the final match of group play, but is going to advance to the round of 16 anyways. Germany’s victory gave them the points victory in Group G, and the better match-up in the knockout rounds. US soccer is advancing, despite the ...

Portugal’s late goal forces a 2-2 draw, USA soccer needs a draw to advance

The United State’s men soccer team dominated Portugal throughout heir match during group play. But a goal in the 95th minute cost the American team three points, and means that the USA needs to record a draw against German to move on in the World Cup. Portugal winger Silvestre Varela headed in the match tying goal ...


NBA Playoff Post #4: History is written by the Victors!

This entry is more or less going to be a personal rant rather than one about the facts. The facts are that the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA Title and avenged their 2013 Finals loss to the Miami Heat.  Tim Duncan collected his fifth ring along with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.  Meanwhile Kawhi Leonard was named Finals ...

Mariner Diaries #5: Well you don’t see this every year

Ever since April 23rd the Seattle Mariners have been on a roll.  They have won 8 of their last 10 games, and are 1/2 of a game behind the LA Angels for second place in the AL West (the Oakland A’s currently lead the division with the Mariners 5 back of them).  Let’s also take a look ...

NBA Playoff Post #3: 2014 NBA Finals Preview

I do apologize for the long wait everyone, but here we are.  Welcome to the 2014 NBA Finals! This is a rematch from last year when the San Antonio Spurs played the Miami Heat in a Best of 7 series.  The Heat won in 7 games and LeBron James captured his second straight ring and ...

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