Baseball is a game of adjustments, batters adjusting to pitchers and defenses making changes to batters. Mariano Rivera has been one exception, making a career using one pitch that everyone knew was coming but no one could consistently hit. For batters there is an end in sight as Rivera will retire at the end of the 2012 season putting an end to his Hall of Fame Career. Continue reading →
You know when it’s finally starting to feel like spring when you’ve got your hot dog slathered in ketchup and sauerkraut, and box of Cracker Jacks nearby to satisfy your sweet tooth! Kicking off the month, Major League Baseball celebrated all over the U.S. with Opening Day, bringing in thousands of excited fans ready for some home run action. And, nothing says spring, and perhaps even April, more than spring sports.
Not all was so sunny though, as April also brought us quite terrible events like the Boston Marathon bombing, the West Texas fertilizer explosion, and earthquakes in Iran and China. Luckily though, good things did finish off the month of April. Earth Day, as always, celebrated support for environmental protection around the world, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas, was dedicated to the public. The dedication pictures are truly great, because when would you ever think you’d see George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama all laughing with each other?
Scroll down to see our highlights from this month, and don’t miss all of our April favorites back at Newscom. Continue reading →
If a team had won the Major League Baseball offseason it would have been the Toronto Blue Jays. They made a big trade for most of the Miami Marlins roster when Miami was dumping salary, but they weren’t done there. Toronto secured their pitching rotation when they went out and got last year’s NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. With just a little over one week into the 26-week season, Blue Jay fans are ready to get rid of the entire team. Luckily for Dickey and the team they still have some time to get back to the winning. Continue reading →
February. It’s a month of love…and celebration! In February we celebrate candy hearts, black history, and U.S. presidents. We celebrate Chinese New Year, Carnival, Kumbh Mela, and the Lantern Festival. We celebrate athletes at the Superbowl, singers at the Grammy’s, actors at the Oscars and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. We even celebrate our dogs at the Westminister Dog Show.
With all this celebration, comes plenty of pretty fantastic pictures! And not only that, but this month we also were lucky to get new fantastic Hawaii pictures from our partner Design Pics–Pacific Stock. If you’re feeling cold and sick of winter, be sure to check them out. If you’re like most people at the end of February (myself included), all you’re looking forward to is warmer, sunnier, spring weather. Continue reading →
As baseball players continue to get ready for the season with spring training, a number of the top players will start playing meaningful games as they compete for the only Baseball World Championship at the World Baseball Classic. Sixteen countries from around the world will field a team in the third WBC, including Japan who are looking for their third championship. Continue reading →
After weeks of postseason baseball, including the first wildcard round in MLB history, the World Series matchup is set and will feature two 3 seeds: the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants. The Tigers are making their 11th appearance in the Fall Classic and are looking for their 5th title. The Giants last won the Series in 2010 and are now looking for the 7th win, but they have not made things easy on themselves this post season. Continue reading →
The stage is set, the carpets are vacuumed, the shoes are probably polished. It’s time for the second presidential debate for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Tonight, both men will be asked questions by Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent, as well as audience voters in the town hall-style debate. Continue reading →
Chipper Jones has played 2,498 games in an Atlanta Braves jersey. Now Jones is only guaranteed to suit up once more in a game where he will fight to play another day. Jones announced before the season that he would retire after his storied 19year career with the Braves. After 162 games the Braves find themselves in the wildcard spot and will host St. Louis on Friday where the entire stadium will be looking for the Braves to win one for Chipper. Continue reading →
Texas finished the 2011 season one out short of winning the World Series. In the off-season they did not just stand around, they improved their lineup by bringing in Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish. The Rangers are on top of the American League standings and poised for another run at the World Series. For the Rangers and Darvish, the goal is not a top seed or the playoffs; their goal is to win the trophy they were so close to last season. Continue reading →
In 2009 Bryce Harper, who was a 16 year-old high school student, was called the “Chosen One” by Sports Illustrated. Now in his first Major League season Harper has lived up to the hype by making the All-Star team and has helped position the Washington Nationals for their first playoff run come September. Continue reading →