The Red Sox made a splash at the winter meetings with the Gonzalez trade and Crawford signing. The Red Sox are one of the charter members of the American League and won the first World Series. Between 1903 and 1918, the Sox won five championships. Afterward, they traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees. The Red Sox did not win another title until 2004 despite boasting all time greats such as Ted Williams, Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, and Carl Yastrzemski.
This year's Preakness race, the second leg of the WWE, will feature 14 horses contending for the victory at Pimlico Race Course. TV coverage will be on NBC this Saturday starting at 4:30 PM EST. A Preakness live stream online version will also be offered with special features.
Ichiro Suzuki at 7-2- Already in possession of a pair of AL batting titles, Ichiro has rebounded from a slow start, for him, when he hit just .287 over the season's first month. The Gold Glove right fielder's .371 and .386 May and June catapulted him into the AL batting title mix, but a .317 July kept him from being even closer than his current .339 average has him. Of these AL batting title contenders, Ichiro has unquestionably the most speed, as his 34 stolen bases will attest. This asset will aid him greatly, as he is annually among the league leaders in infield hits. Seattle is in the AL West playoff picture, and their chances are enhanced if Ichiro gains his third AL batting title. I believe he will fall short of Jeter by a slim margin.
He is wonderful, completely uplifting and has a gift for telling archetypal stories like this one. I think that Randall's looking for people who possess that largesse d'esprit, people and actors who understand human nature, vulnerability, what amounts to the flip side of grandiosity. It can be tricky sometimes to work for a director who has written or contributed to the screenplay, because they're often very attached to the writing and want to stick to every nuance. But I have to say that in this case with Randall, it's wonderful, because his direction serves his writing, they go together and it works really well.
Jack Swaggar - Again this is a young guy with unlimited potential. The All American American is not impressing much of anyone walking around and lisping all his lines. Swaggar needs to be given a solid feud with a top line star. I would love to see Swaggar and Triple H go at it in a serious feud. Let Jack attack him a few times for being ignored in the WWE main events. Let him get the better of Triple H. For heavens sakes, give the man a different outfit while you are at it.
Nathaniel Brown, Lehigh: A sophomore from Lewisburg, Pa. sports a 20-5 record this season, and the 2013 Eastern Intercollegiate wrestling Association (EIWA) title.
The Pamplemousse Not getting a lot of love wrestling nationally for his win over the now-injured Square Eddie because he was able to walk around the track uncontested. But the fractions weren't soft, and this guy is a potential monster. Will need to learn to settle a little better, but that's what preps are for.
DX - While DX is back together in the form of Triple H and Michaels, it is not the same as the old DX. Without the whole group together, the gimmick has become a shadow of it's former self. They need to retool DX, and have some new superstars join the fray. Who on the roster would fit in with Triple H and Michaels? How about some new blood such as The Miz, MVP or Dolph Zigglar? Something new is needed.