Monthly Archives: July 2013

Moustakas: Allergic to RBI

Back in April, we posted this blog about Mike Moustakas and his incredibly unfortunate struggles at the plate. At the time he was batting .148, and through the miracles of small sample size in the early season he was able to get his average up to .195 by the end of April. May wasn’t good […]

Landon Donovan is the man!

The U.S. National soccer team takes on Panama this Sunday in the final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Americans are seeking their fifth Gold Cup title as they take on a Panamanian team who knocked Mexico out of the tournament in the semifinals. The American team has been on a historic roll for […]

Not ready for the Tour de France

Although many Americans weren’t paying attention, the 100th Tour de France finished at the¬†Champs-Elysees in Paris this past weekend. The 21 stages took riders 3,403.5 km, or 2,114.84 miles, and 28 year-old Brit Christopher Froome came out on top. He finished the entire course in just under 84 hours,¬†83:56:40, 4 minutes and 20 seconds faster […]

What skills do the best players have in common?

What skills do the best players in baseball possess? We obviously know top players such as Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, and Chris Davis all have different combinations of skills, but what exactly makes these players so great? What characteristics and traits as baseball players are common among the best players? On the flip side, what […]

Difference in Home & Away Performance

Everyone knows that sports teams perform much better at home than away. Numerous studies show that across all sports, home teams win anywhere from 52% (MLB) to 66% (NBA) of the time. Many people have their own opinions for the reason behind the home field advantage, ranging from the home crowd positively influencing team performance, […]

Homer throws a no-no

Homer Bailey pitched his second no-hitter last night, shutting down the Giants in a 3-0 win at Great American Ballpark. He joins some incredible company with other pitchers to pitch multiple no-hitters in their career. By my count, Bailey became the 31st pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter. I’m sure you want to know […]