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The final move July 4, 2007

Posted by Trevin in Uncategorized.
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Guess what?

Our website has relocated one final time to our amazing new home at thesportsidiots.com

Our stop here on the WordPress domain was part of the transition from Blogger to WP which has went very well.

So if you’re reading this old version of the site, come join us at our new home where we’ll be updating much more frequently and looking great in our new digs.

Mesoraco and Company advance to the Pennsylvania High School State Final Championship League Game Cup June 12, 2007

Posted by imf4t4l in Devin Mesoraco, Punxsutawney Chucks.
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(I stole this pic from here)

To start off, if you were directed to this blog because you typed “Devin Mesoraco,” “Mesoraco Reds,” “Punxsutawney Mesoraco Draft,” or a combination like that, then this is where you want to be for recent news about the new celebrity while he’s still in Punxsy. In the state semifinal 14-3 win, he went 1-2 with a solo homerun and 3 walks but also making a ridiculous defensive play. For a preview of what you’ll be buying in a few years, click here. For complete game recap, click more and read on bitches.

Devin Mesoraco: Punxsutawney’s Finest (Behind Me) June 7, 2007

Posted by imf4t4l in Devin Mesoraco.
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I haven’t contributed to this site in a long time and I think it’s about time I do, especially with Dev just being picked. It was so surreal watching his face pop up and his name being called on ESPN by Bud Selig (and having his name spelled wrong). I can only wish him the best of luck in the future as he takes over David Ross’ spot. I can’t think how crazy it would be to watch him play on TV with Ken Griffey Jr. and friends.

For any Reds fans reading this, you aren’t going to be disappointed, he is the real deal. He has a ridiculous arm that easily throws guys out by 3 or 4 steps right on target. No balls ever get by him. But he isn’t all defensive either, his swing is so quick and powerful that he can hit the long ball or sharp hits to the gap. The Cincinnati Reds made the right pick with him and the 14 teams before will regret not taking him.

Devin and I go a long way back: we’re related, we live beside each other, we played on the same baseball team all through Minor League, Little League, and Legion. He’s one of the coolest kids around. It was ironic when he was picked by the Reds because we played for the Cloe Lumber Reds when we were in Little League. When we played together, with me obviously being the better player, I had to step down so Dev could become the baller he is. I take any and all credit for his baseball playing skills. So I think the Cincinnati Reds should be thanking me right now. You’re welcome Reds.

Big ups to Devin Mesoraco! June 7, 2007

Posted by Trevin in Devin Mesoraco.

I’d like to wish luck to big Devin Mesoraco in the MLB entry draft today. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Ron, Kolby, and myself went to high school with Devin and have grown up ballin with him.

I’m actually leaving in about an hour to go watch Devin and the rest of the high school baseball team play in the PIAA quarterfinals of the state playoffs.

The draft is this afternoon, so there’s a good chance that by the time I’m back from the game he’ll have been selected already.

Let me say the kid is totally legit and is worth any selection in the first round. He’s not a Boras client, so he’ll be available for a good price. Mesoraco probably has one of the highest ceilings of any player in the draft. He’s got an amazing arm, great speed, and can hit for power well. He’s been a standout athlete in football, baseball, basketball, or anything else he wanted to be good at.

If the Pirates take him at four, there will certainly be a little bit of backlash because he isn’t as well known as a Vitters or Weiters.  However, many scouts know have Mesoraco as the top catching prospect in the draft and he’d come at good value for the Pirates at number four. Dave Littlefield has went to see Devin play several times and has been impressed.

Regardless of what happens today, Devin Mesoraco is our boy and will be a great addition to any MLB franchise.

Salomon Torres ruined my day June 3, 2007

Posted by Trevin in LeBron James, NBA, Pirates, Reggie Miller, Spurs.
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I just got back from Pittsburgh a little while ago. Made my first trip down to PNC this year and boy was it awesome!

I saw the Pirates get out to a 4-0 lead and end up losing 5-4. A little kid next to us summarized the entire stadiums feeling when we were leaving: The Pirates stink!

Anyway, I haven’t been able to update nearly as much as I have wanted to. Believe it or not, I’ve got a real job and that means I actually have things to do six days every week. Here’s what I’ve been thinking though:

1. LeBron is really, really good. I still haven’t decided if I’ll call myself a fan of him or not, but I definitely enjoy watching. I got chills from watching the NBA during Game Five. That hasn’t happened since I watched Jordan shoot over Bryon Russell in Game 6 of the Bulls final title. Before anybody asks…yes, I watched the Cavs/Pistons series without reverting back into reruns of Slamball.

To prove our perfect analysis at The Sports Idiots, this is what Ron had to say back a while back about Lebron:

“Hello, my name is Lebron James. I’m 6′8″, 240, can handle the ball like a point guard and pass it like a white man. So, what will I do? I’ll take pull up fadeaway 3 pointers all game!”

He made about a half dozen of those shots down the stretch of Game Five so props to Ronaldo for his forshadowing. Ha.

2. Jim Tracy should start using Snell and Gorzo as middle relief during their off days. I don’t even know if I’m joking anymore.

3. I will have a big wrap up of the PIAA Track championships later this week. I know you are on the edge of your seat for that one!

4. About the Spurs…I actually watched a few second halfs of their series against the Jazz. I tried watching from Ron’s perspective that Duncan can make any sort of move he wants in the paint at any time. I could see that, and I was actually a little intrigued by watching him work. However, he still doesn’t do it for me.

I grew up spoiled watching the NBA of the 90’s, specifially watching Michael Jordan. That’s probably why I’m not thrilled about watching what will be known as the Tim Duncan Era after the Spurs grab a few more rings.

5. Speaking of past NBA days, I watched the Knicks/Pacers game this week where Reggie Miller hit 3402184923 three pointers in the last couple minutes and totally called out Spike Lee. Definitely one of my favorite NBA games ever played.

Duncan & the Spurs: Great, boring, or both? May 23, 2007

Posted by Trevin in NBA, Spurs, Tim Duncan.

There’s been quite a few discussions recently about the San Antonio Spurs and their style of play. I’ve been meaning to write something about this for a while and Ron’s recent entry sort of reawakened the beast within me.

Both Ron and reader Bob Shit are pretty big time supporters of the Spurs brand of basketball. Both guys appreciate the strong fundamentals, team concept, and effort that the Spurs put out.

I mostly agree with this, but there’s a few things I hate about these Spurs. Find out after the jump.

The Puntisher takes no prisoners May 23, 2007

Posted by Trevin in Chris Gardocki, Daniel Sepulveda, Steelers.

The Steelers announced the release of veteran punter Chris Gardocki today. Gardocki had punted for the Steelers for three seasons.

Here’s a random fact about Gardocki you never heard: He has never had a punt blocked during his career. Gee, I bet you’re glad I filled you in.

This move by the FO further shows the force of 4th draft pick Daniel Sepulveda – The Puntisher. I give all credit for that name to one of the readers at HSS, but I’m going to be using it for sure.

Anyway, the punter position for the Steelers seems to be set. I think Mike Barr is still on the Steelers roster, but he’ll just be small competition for The Puntisher. Even if Barr kicks better during training camp, there’s no way the Steelers will cut a 4th rounder.

Droppin’ some sports knowledge. May 22, 2007

Posted by xwalker4 in Devin Mesoraco, NBA, Pirates, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Shawn Chacon, Spurs, Tennis.
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I’m back! No, I haven’t been in a coma or even worse watching a Fedko Fone Zone marathon, I’ve just been studying for a little thing called the Dental Admission Test and then umpiring little bastards on the baseball field.

Anyway, I have come to give you my take on some sports issues. Bear with me.


Down with Tony Armas Jr.! May 20, 2007

Posted by Trevin in Bryan Bullington, JVB, Pirates, Sean Burnett, Tony Armas.
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After his most recent outing, it’s obvious that the Tony Armas era is coming to an end. After his “stellar” effort in spring training earned him the 5th spot in the starting rotation, Armas has rewarded the Pirates management by posting an 0-3 record with a whopping 8.46 ERA. Either the Pirates staff sucks at picking out starters in spring training or we have no good pitchers in the entire organization. I’d prefer to believe the former.

More after the jump, including my choice for his replacement.

Four ways to save the NBA May 13, 2007

Posted by Trevin in NBA.
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I know it’s been forever since I actually wrote something worthwhile, so I gave it a go again.

With the second round of the NBA Playoffs going on, conventional wisdom would say I should be writing a column discussing the issues surrounding round two.

However, I think there’s a bigger issue that needs addressed before I can even touch on the actual playoffs.



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