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National League News: Brewers, Phillies Finishing Strong

on September 05 2012 11:59 PM
National League News: Brewers, Phillies Finishing Strong

* It's hard not to like what the Brewers are doing despite being a long-shot to make the playoffs as the season winds down. Milwaukee, 15-5 in their last 20 games, have crept to within two games of the .500 mark. At 67-69, they still maintain the slimmest of hopes for a wild-card berth, now trailing St. Louis by six-and-a-half games. The Brewers have also been drawing in the crowds in Coutn Stadium, averaging just under 33,000 during the holiday weekend series with Pittsburgh. If last September taught us anything, it is that nobody is out of the playoff chase until the magic number says so.

National League News: Brewers, Phillies Finishing Strong

on September 05 2012 11:58 PM
National League News: Brewers, Phillies Finishing Strong

* It's hard not to like what the Brewers are doing despite being a long-shot to make the playoffs as the season winds down. Milwaukee, 15-5 in their last 20 games, have crept to within two games of the .500 mark. At 67-69, they still maintain the slimmest of hopes for a wild-card berth, now trailing St. Louis by six-and-a-half games. The Brewers have also been drawing in the crowds in Coutn Stadium, averaging just under 33,000 during the holiday weekend series with Pittsburgh. If last September taught us anything, it is that nobody is out of the playoff chase until the magic number says so.

NCAA Football News: Michigan Gameplan Against Alabama Leaves Fans Feeling Empty

on September 01 2012 11:57 PM

The performance put out by the Michigan Wolverines this evening was tough to understand. While ackowledging a Herculean effort was needed to even stay in their game with Alabama, the concerns regarding the kind of product they were putting out there on the field were not as pronounced. Al Borges, Michigan's offensive coordinator, came over from San Diego State with Brady Hoke last season. In many ways, he took Denard Robinson to places he had never dreamed of in 2011. But he seemingly took the night off at Cowboys Stadium tonight, playing to a conservative gameplan, and not allowing the strengths of the team to manifest outward. 

Washington Nationals News: Complaints of Strasburg Limit Silly, Unfounded

on August 31 2012 10:47 PM
Washington Nationals News: Complaints of Strasburg Limit Silly, Unfounded

We know that the Washington Nationals made the decision to limit Stephen Strasburg's innings. It was a plan put in place after consultations with medical professionals, and it piggy-backs off the way they handled the Jordan Zimmermann situation last season. When the announcement was made, the number of people complaining about shutting down baseball's top pitching phenom was limited at best. More to the point, the inning restriction was made public before the season even began, and nary a sound was heard about the short-sighted nature of this particular thought process.

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