Remember that old theory that as long as Bud Selig was Commissioner then the Brewers would be cellar dwellers? Throw it out. Built like the cast of a smash hit television show, the Brewers have assembled a team of guys who are establishing their identities with this team, playing the role they were born to fill.
Please join Hokie Nation in a tribute to the victims of Monday’s massacre in an honorary “Orange and Maroon Effect Day” this Friday.
Begun as a football tradition to make Lane Stadium a sea of one color, Orange and Maroon Effects have been a staple of Virginia Tech athletics for almost a decade. On Friday, “Hokie Nation” will unite in wearing Orange and Maroon to honor those killed in the horrific massacre that occured in the quaint picturesque town of Blacksburg on Monday.
Please wear any orange and maroon on Friday to show your support for the Virginia Tech community. It does not need to be official Virginia Tech gear.
Hopefully the entire nation will become as united as Hokie Nation already is.
April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball. This is a terrific annual celebration to honor the day that baseball’s color barrier was broken, long before society’s, in 1947. However, on the 60th anniversary of this momentous event, it has turned into anything but a celebration.
Every season, the first week holds a mystical excitement, a throbbing urge to anoint many young players as breakout stars. However, each season holds a bag of tricks and treats, and more than not are tricks.
Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn, locks for the Hall of Fame, were officially announced as the only elected nominees for this year. This generation of players is the one that brought baseball back from the disastrous strike. While Ripken and Gwynn may be viewed as perfect citizens, Mark McGwire did more to bring the sport back than anybody else on the planet, and his record is just as clean.
On Monday in Orlando, baseball’s high rollers will begin the four days of rabid negotiations that largely decide rosters. Free agents will be signed, and some major trades could go down, possibly not the ones you are expecting. Here is a preview of the excitement.
The NBA is in the final stages of warming up for the proving ground stages of the season. Some teams are out to prove they are for real, while other upstarts will fade back into mediocrity.
With a week of road trips, the West certainly solidified itself as the better conference, thrashing Eastern teams wherever the games were played.
Ohio State secured a berth in the National Championship Game on Saturday, defeating Michigan, and becoming the stand alone, unquestioned leader of the pack. It was not controversial, nor disputed. By winning the game, Ohio State knocked out the second challenger from the number two position this year.
Five starters return to the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team this season. These are five starters from a 14-16 team, but in a rare example of life intruding into sports, this team has an excuse and a reason to expect more.