Have you ever gone to a ballgame and sat in foul territory and hoped one would come your way only to have them just go past you? Well that’s not what happened to Greg Van Niel during Sundays tribe game. He ended up getting four, that’s right four, foul balls! ” Three of them were catches and one was a ball I picked up off the ground.” He said after the game. One of the catches he was sprawled out across three rows to grab it. He kept three of the foul balls while the fourth he threw over to other fans. Talk about luck!
I have to say I’m sorry to all for not being able to keep up this last month. We’re in our summer slam at work so I’ve been working about a million hours a week and it seems if I’m not at work there’s something around the house that needs done so usually by the time the game is over, if I even make it to the end, I can’t even keep my eyes open to type. But I haven’t forgot about you guys I try to read any new posts and the slam seems to be winding down a bit so hopefully I’ll be able to balance everything out again and get back to writing. I enjoy writing about the tribe for this site and do miss doing it, you have no idea how happy I am just writing this, and I think after the all star break the tribes going to continue their up and up their on so I’ll have a lot of good thing to write about!
Wade Barrett is a gifted brawler. He’s young, a great talker, and hopefully a future champion. The question is, what will it take for him to be a breakout star finally? I’ve pondered and pondered then it finally hit me. Wade needs Paige the anti diva. He needs her as a manager or an on screen girlfriend, whichever one works in all honesty.
Paige is just as ruthless as he is, and she adds depth to the floundering women’s division. If they build the duo up properly, perhaps even give Barrett a run with the US title to build his credibility he’d be next in line for a MITB.
Just something to ponder…..
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The Packers made the decision today, to part ways with Defensive linebacker Desmond Bishop. Bishop was a pretty good player when health for the packers. from 2007 when he was drafted in the 6th round, until the 2011 season. Bishop had been getting better every season.
2010 and 2011 seasons being his best so far. He accumulated a total of 165 tackles, 8 sacks, 9 pass deflections, 4 forced fumbles, and 1 int that went for a touchdown. This move seems a bit of a head scratchier considering that he signed a 19 million dollar contract extension after the 2011 season. Sure, Bishop suffered a torn Hamstring injury that prematurely ended his 2012 season, but as to my knowledge. this guy hasn’t really been injury prone. From recent reports, It seems like he’s nearly, if not at 100%. He did have what he classified as a strained hamstring, for the reason as to why he wasn’t participating in the Packers mini camp, but the other reason for the release is the extension that he signed during the 2011 off-season and the huge amount of money the packers used to lock up some players this last off-season.
The packers this past off-season decided to lock up a ton of money in Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers with Clay getting a five year $66 million extension with a 20 million dollar signing bonus and Aaron Rodgers getting a five-year, $110 million contract extension along with a 35 million dollar signing bonus. These 2 factors (the money being more of the reason then the hamstring injury in my opinion) are the reasons for the departure of Desmond Bishop. Now Desmond Bishop is heading towards free agency and according to reports, he may be on a new team in no time at all.
Just in the last few hours according to a interview performed by Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com. Desmond Bishop stated that he is going to be having a visit with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday. Stay tuned, because I have the feeling that we will have two former packers on the Vikings roster, itching for a little revenge against their former team. Stay tune for further events people.
PS. I’d like to give an apology to Ryan Biersack for being so flaky as of late. I’ll try to get more posts going moving forward, but my Schedule has been a little bit in wacky as of late. I’ll try to get at least one post a week moving forward.
Also, don’t give me crap if the Vikings do indeed sign another Green bay Packer Mr. Ryan. see the slingshot? just keep it in mind………..
2 Months ago Nerlens Noel was widely considered the #1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft. Ask that same question toady to GM’s and what is the answer? I don’t know. Noel, is a great kid and an extremely hard worker. He was very much involved in the Lexington community and truly a great representative for Big Blue Nation #BBN. However, word has come out that he has come under guidance of “care takers” “advisors.” People who may be more interested in what they can do for them, instead of Nerlens. The current vibe is nobody can get ahold of Nerlens and he has blown off multiple meetings with high profile agents. I hope things work out for Nerlens. He will always be remembered as a UK fan favorite and I hope Coach Cal can reach out to him soon.
With a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the 9th the Cubs looked in line to sweep the Mets and win their 4th straight. Then came the bottom of the 9th. Carlos Marmol came in to pitch for the cubs and on a 1-1 count gave up a homer to Marlon Byrd. 3-1 still looking good for the Cubs but a walk, a single, and a sac bunt to up the runners gave the Cubs some reasons to worry. The next batter Kirk Nieuwenhuis gave the Cubs that reason. On a 1-0 count he nailed a homer to right for his first on the season and the three runs they needed for the 4-3 win.
Yeah the sweep would’ve been against the Mets but that really doesn’t matter much, look at the Marlins and Cardinals series that just happened, and sure their 28-39 and 15 out of first but it would’ve been nice to see them get a good streak going. They seem to get one small win streak a month. In April they had a three game and they closed out May with a five game win streak right after they had lost six straight. Now going into a series against the Cardinals we’ll have to see if they get some of the luck the Marlins just had and get some more wins going. So far their highest is a six game loss and a five game win streak and I’d love to see them break the five streak and if they can do that at least it would tie them both up then they’d just have to win one more so they get a better win streak than loss!
With a 2-0 win over the Nationals today the tribe are now 4-1 since the tearful eight game losing streak came to an end. The credit can’t be pointed in one direction though with the whole team in all areas from the batters to starting pitching on to the bullpen playing better and getting back into a solid rhythm.
Today couldn’t have been better for starter Corey Kluber, going 8 shut out innings on 8 strike outs and 7 hits. Those 7 hits as you could imagine did get him into some trouble a couple of times. One of those came in the 4th with no outs and runners on 1st and 3rd, working with that he struck out the next three to work out of it. The next was in the 7th where there were again no outs and this time bases loaded, he was able to get the next batter to hit into a double play and the next to hit into a ground out. That says a lot for him as a starter when even in those kinds of jams he can find a way to keep runners from scoring and work out of them and not get shaken up. Granted if he had let a run or two score it may have been a different story but he didn’t so… Klubers shut out gives the Indians a league leading 9 shut outs now on the season. Pestano closed out the gave for his first save.
Santana got an RBI single in the 4th bringing in Kipnis and in the 8th it was Kipnis out on a sac fly to bring in Bourn for the Indians two runs.
The one loss they’ve had came in yesterdays heart breaker where in the 3rd they were down 5-0 and by the end of the 5th were up 6-5 only to lose it 7-6 by giving up a run in each the 8th and 9th. It happens what can you do?!
Monday starts a series with the Royals who are only a half game behind the tribe for the second spot in the AL Central! GO TRIBE!