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SuperNova?

According to the internet, a supernova  is an extremely energetic stellar explosion.  Supernovae can cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, before fading from view over several weeks or months.

Is Ivan Nova a supernova?

He has been absolutely dominant this year since making his way back from AAA, and after pitching his first career shutout on Sunday, has an ERA of 2.88 and a W/L record of 8-4. He has been the most reliable starter not named Kuroda for the bulk of the season and his consistency has been impressive.

He doesn’t have no-hit stuff like a Kershaw or Harvey, but Nova has turned into a pitcher this season. It felt like he was more of a thrower the past couple of seasons—getting by on decent stuff—but now it feels like he has a great understanding of how to set up hitters and use all of his pitches to their full effectiveness.

Is this what we can expect from Nova from here on out? Or his he just going to briefly outshine most pitchers and fade from view?

 

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Math….Baseball Style

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The Major League Baseball season is underway and while watching the season at its infancy, I thought about some the Math equations that are involved with baseball and its teams during the upcoming season. Here are 30 Equations, one that represents every team in the Major Leagues….Enjoy.

AL East-

Yankees– Yankee Bullpen – Mariano = Garbage

Red Sox– Saito + Penny + Smoltz = Boston Hospitals Rejoicing

Rays– Great Team – Fans = Tropicana Field

Blue Jays–  Roy Halladay + Alex Rios = Trade Deadline

Orioles– Opening Day Win over Yankees + 65 = Win Total for 2009

AL Central

Indians– Young Players x Underachievers = 2009 Season

White Sox– Ozzie – Cursing = An Off Night

Royals– Juan Cruz + Joakim Soria = An Actual Chance in Hell

Tigers– Overpaid Roster + Recssion = Fire Sale

Twins– No superstars + Ron Gardenhire= playoffs

AL West

Rangers– 200 hr’s+5.50 ERA= Last 14 years of Rangers Baseball

Mariners– Ken Griffey Junior+ old age= disabled list

Angels– Expectations x Adversity = Mike Scioscia Toughest Year Yet

Athletics– Constant Rebuilding + Bad Stadium = Forseeable Future

NL East

Phillies– Rollins + Utley + Howard = Best Clutch Team Ever

Mets– revamped bullpen+ new stadium= Phillies still win the East

Marlins– Young Team + Confidence = Dangerous Group

Nationals– Young Lineup + Garbage Pitching = More Losing in DC

Braves– Bobby Cox – 1990’s= mediocre

NL Central

Cubs– Improved team+Curse= another 100 years of losing

Brewers– Pitching Staff – CC = A Joke

Pirates– (God-Awful x No Hope) / Suck= Pirates for the foreseeable future

Reds– Votto + Bruce + Volquez = The Future

Cardinals– Lineup – Pujols = No Shot

Astros– Pitching Staff – Oswalt = Disaster

NL West

Giants– CY Young winner+nobody else= no long term contract for Timmy

Dodgers– Dodgers – Manny= Still winning the west

Padres– Padres – Peavy= August 1st

Diamondbacks– Starting Pitching / Bullpen = Many Sad Endings in the Desert

Rockies– 2009 – Matt Holliday = 2007 looking more and more like a Fluke

– The Falk (and Brenden)

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How to fix the bad teams of Baseball: Hank Style

4_top_openbgIf you’re like me, you are still in shock over Bridget, Holly, and Kendra leaving the Playboy mansion. I think Kendra could do a lot better then Hank Baskett, hell she can turn around and find a better athlete.

Let me take your mind off the pain(yeah that’s a Major Payne reference)

Here are the teams that should either disband or pretend the 2009 season isn’t gonna happen: And how Hank would fix them

1- Washington Nationals-The nation’s Capital hasn’t been this gloomy since the British burned the White House in the War of 1812.

Hank’s Vision: Hank would lock every player in closet and bring in the the 1977 Yankees, not even Hank could win with this bunch.  

2- Pittsburgh Pirates- Pirates should be plundering, but this team hasn’t signed a major free-agent since BlackBeard roamed the seven seas.

Hank’s Vision: While donning a Pirate costume, ala Jack Sparrow, He forces everyone to walk the plank….Hank is just a sucker for role playing.

3- San Diego Padres-The Friars will have to pray harder. Enjoy Peavy now, because he’ll be gone by July

Hank’s Vision: Hank would battle the Padres Closer in a Wii Fit contest to see who would could last longer….Hank quits after 1 minute because of a lack of smoke breaks.

4- Seattle Mariners- Even the godsend named Junior Griffey will not help them navigate their way back into respectability.

Hank’s Vision: Hank asks Griffey who does he want to be remembered as, a Yankee or a Toledo Mud Hen….When Griffey tells him that he plays for the Mariners, Hank burns his arm with a cigarette

5- Baltimore Orioles- The only team on this list headed in the right direction.  Too bad they play in the toughest division in baseball.  Enjoy last place, at least Baltimore Harbor is kinda nice.

Hank’s Vision: His job here is done, his Yankees already pound on this team 18 times a season, its just time to kick back and pull out a carton of cigs and watch the beatings continue.

-Brenden

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