A…Who?

   Oh that’s right A Rod. And he’s in the news again. These days A Rod seems more to me a definition than a nickname for the man child formally know as the baseball player Alex Rodriguez. I’ll just put it out there that i really don’t like the guy. I take him as the type that would get pushed down during recess and run and tell the monitor, or if other kids would’nt do something his way he’d be like I don’t want to play anymore, I’m going home.

   I just don’t understand. I mean here’s a guy that’s probably been juicing and dosing since little legue, has people saying they’ve seen him and helped him inject these drugs, should be banned with all numbers erased,  may as well have guilty tattood across his gigantic forehead and what happens? He gets his suspention reduced. Of course. With a little help from his legal team that happens to be bigger than his baseball team. But what does he do after this is announced? He’s cries some more.

   Really A Rod when is this circus you’re headlining going to end? When they find you totally innocent and all this just magically goes away. I really don’t see that happening and remember man they found the 8 black sox innocent and look where it got them.

   Another thing that gets me through his tears is his ” Their singling me out”. Come on man, we’re not stupied. I think a basic math class factoring in the other guys that were suspended could tell you that’s just not the case. On top of that misguided thought, if someone were to put all this together just to get you who and why would they? Could it be the Yankees orginization? The only reason they might want to single you out would be to get out from under that huge way to under deserved contract they signed you to. Really though with all my dislike I have for the yankees I still think that a club with all that money could find a way to get rid of you if they wanted without the help of a scandal or conspiracy. So could it be the M.L.B. itself? Why would they bother, that’s only you thinking you’re bigger and better than you really are and that every one has it out for you. I got news for you buddy you’re not that good and seriously man the only one bringing you down is you.

   All you have to do is man up like the other guys did and get up there tell everyone you messed up apologize take your punishment and move on. If you’re not going to do that though here’s a better idea… Just GO AWAY! 

  

WWE SummerSlam

The 25th edition of SummerSlam is going to be epic. The story lines from the bottom of the card to the top of the card have been thought out, nothing appears to be forced or rushed, it’s just perfect.  A few problems, and hopefully it doesn’t happen is a triple threat for the tag titles, an Intercontinental title match, and U.S title match.  These three matches cannot happen because they’ll ruin what’s going to probably be the best pay per view of the year. 
 
With the announcement of what appears to be an Inferno match between Bray Wyatt and Kane has just made every match on the card as of now landscape changing in the WWE.  
 
John Cena doesn’t seem so super considering Daniel Bryan’s momentum and a looming viper. The main event is pretty much unpredictable.
 
What’s going to happen? Who will win? Will Damien Sandow cash in? Will Orton cash in and turn heel? What about CM Punk? August 18 will be unbelievable, so unbelievable I’ll actually pay to watch rather than rip it off of some sharing site. 
 
Tweet at me with your questions or comments @darrylhatcher (Jesus Shuttlesworth)

How Does This Happen?

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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

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…..

Also if you want to hear my oppinion on all things WWE or wrestling in general tweet me @darrylhatcher (jesus shuttlesworth)

Poor Matt Striker

Earlier this week the WWE released Matt Striker.  Out of all of the commentators the WWE could release they released him? Really? Not the third wheel on Smackdown? 
 
Matt Striker has an extensive knowledge of wrestling much like JBL. Some of his references might go over some fans heads, but what he does reminds me of this quote a rapper said,’You can’t respect the new school if you played hookie.’ Mist wrestling fans now are children who know absolutely nothing about wrestling. Matt Striker when given a chance mentioned wrestlers from all over the world, he gave insight into a match much like William Regal does when commentating. 
 
Maybe this is a swerve. It was rumblings earlier this year that Striker was supposed to manage someone. Maybe he returns in some new capacity. As of now however, the WWE has lost a phenomenal talent. Impact Wrestling is looking for a color commentator…

Desmond Bishop Released from packers.

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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.

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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……….. :)

Noel’s stock falling?

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.

@NerlensNoel3

@KySportsRadio

Poor Cubs

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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!

Kluber Shuts Down The Nationals

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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!

Ryback Should Chase World Heavyweight Championship

Ryback has chased after the WWE championship for the better part of a year now.  He’s lost due to controversy on several of those occasions. Why might you ask? It’s simple, creative isn’t sure how he’ll hold up as a champion.  
 
The World Heavyweight championship is a primary secondary title. John Cena has held it twice, Randy Orton has held it three times, Triple H has held it six times, and Edge has held it seven times. Basically some of the all time greats have held it on their way to the WWE championship. Ryback can feud with some of the best upper midcard guys like Alberto Del Rio or Sheamus. 
 
In fact, but things are on the horizon for Daniel Bryan this summer. I doubt  he’ll win the WWE championship, but maybe a second reign with the World title is in store for him.  Last month Bryan and Ryback had a phenomenal match on Smackdown.  The clash in styles made the match even better. A feud for the title between the two of them can perhaps make Ryback a better candidate for the WWE championship in the future. This could also help with his ring work.