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Staff Picks: Ryan’s 2012 MLB Predictions

National League: West: Diamondbacks Central: Cardinals East: Phillies Wild Card: Marlins Wild Card: Giants NLDS: Phillies def. Marlins in 4; Cardinals def. Diamondbacks in 5 NLCS: Cardinals def. Phillies in 6 NLCS MVP: Lance Berkman Awards: NL Rookie of the Year (hitter): Devin Mesoraco NL Dark Horse Rookie of the Year (hitter): Bryce Harper NL Rookie of […]

Sombrero Staff Videos: Reliving our glory days

In conjunction with Dee’s post about our recent Grinnell College alumni weekend, I thought it would be a nice change-of-pace to post some videos from our glory days. We’ll get things going with a yardball from Dee circa 2008.  He may have only hit a couple in his college career, but that no-doubt trot would […]

Team Putouts or GTFO Fantasy Update: Snappin’ Necks, Cashin’ Checks

When I last wrote about my first fantasy exploits, I was losing in the first week with only three days left. My staff was performing poorly, and I was freaking out in front of my computer screen while Madison Bumgarner, Matt Thornton, and Ted Lilly tried to sabotage my team. After an awkward first week, […]

My First Week of Fantasy Baseball: Team Putouts or GTFO

When I say this is my first week of fantasy, I don’t mean the first of the season—I mean I’ve never participated in fantasy sports before this year. Previously, I assumed that I would make too big of a time commitment just to be stomped around by guys (and possibly girls) that have done this […]

Sombrero Staff Prognostications: Ryan’s 2011 Predictions

AL EAST 1 – Boston Red Sox 2 – Tampa Bay Rays (Wild Card) 3 – New York Yankees 4 – Toronto Blue Jays 5 – Baltimore Orioles AL CENTRAL 1 – Chicago White Sox 2 – Minnesota Twins 3 – Detroit Tigers 4 – Kansas City Royals 5 – Cleveland Indians AL WEST 1 […]

A Petition to the Philadelphia Phillies

Let me start by saying congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies for sneaking out of the bushes and assaulting the hopes and dreams of not one, but two franchises. My condolences to the Rangers, but nothing fills me with the Christmas spirit quite like seeing the Yankees fail. With that said, I’d like speak directly to […]

La Russa is Back! Bring in the Geezers!

The Cardinals and long-time manager Tony La Russa recently agreed on a contract that will bring him back for the 2011 season, as well as a mutual option for 2012. What does this mean for Cardinals fans? Well, it means more classic double switches, more pitchers batting before Brendan Ryan (although I still haven’t decided […]

A Letter to Edgar Renteria

Dear Edgar Renteria, As a Cardinals fan and admirer of most of your work in St. Louis, I want to take the time to congratulate you on winning the World Series and MVP honors.  You’ve had a tough career recently, what with your struggles in the American League and the recent trips to the DL.  […]

The Best Sports Sign Ever? The Best Sports Sign Ever.

I’m going to be upfront with you, reader: I’m prone to hyperbole.  I say things are awesome or the best that certainly aren’t awesome or the best.  On more than a few occasions I’ve proclaimed the Baja Chalupa from T-Bell to be the best food ever.  That’s not true, and I’ll be the first to […]

Facepalm: A Rant Against Baseball’s Worst Announcer

(For those that don’t know, the term “facepalm” is used when someone says something so stupid, so dumb, that your only response is to cover your face with your hand. Because knowledge is power!) I’m not a violent person. When I get frustrated, I don’t get into fights or start kicking puppies. I deal with […]

World Series, Game 1: Insert Pun on Lincecum/Lee’s Name Here

Do you know what the best thing about baseball’s postseason is, besides the fact that the Yankees are no longer present in this one?  Anything can happen, and we fans get to witness it.  A career .265 hitter claimed on waivers in the middle of August bats .350 in the NLCS, belts 6 extra base […]

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