The Pulse

New segment “The Pulse” looks at comments and information from various sources and I give my comments on it.

Tweet @ridor9th: @markgobble @thebamoor @tegiansanti think NBA should retire #23 just like MLB did with Jackie Robinson’s #42?

Jackie Robinson was not only a monumental figure in baseball, but also in American history. He broke the color barrier in the game and played a huge role in civil rights. Michael Jordan made some shots, that’s it.

Tweet @sovereign0715: @SportsNation – who wins 2010 pennant/rivalry
yankees/red soxs/angles
dodgers/cardinals/white soxs

Obviously this question was not intended for me, but I will answer anyway. In the first one, the Yankees are the obvious choice. They would be going up against two deflated teams. Angels are also losing Vlad and the Red Sox are just getting older and older. The Phillies are the favorite it the second, because they are just a mile better than both put together. Then, you have the last one. It is interesting. The Dodgers are all down hill to me. The Cardinals made it this season with two miracle pitching performances from Wainwright and Carpenter. With losing Holliday in there, the Cards are a big question. The White Sox just aren’t very good. So of all of them, I’m going with Joe Torre and the Dodgers.

Blogged The Baseball Nerd: Within eighteen months there will be a video replay rulebook issued to
every ump and manager and included in every media guide. You watch.

Keith Olbermann argues that MLB never stays true to their word and always does the things they say they will never do. In this case, it’s instant replay. I’ll make this simple. The umps were atrocious in the postseason. Now that technology is so advanced and will continue to grow, fans will get more and more fed up with the Umps. Eventually, MLB will need instant replay.

Blogged A Bite Off The Big Apple: 80% of you would not give up Austin Jackson in a deal for Curtis Granderson.

I agree with all of you. Grandersons stats have pretty much all fell this year except for home runs. The Yankees are in way desparate for a center fielder. Jackson has been their top prospect for a long, long time. He’s young and has a lot of potential. Let’s give him a chance, at least.


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