Spanning the Globe

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Escogido 3, Aguilas 1 in Escogido.  Pedro Florimon was 0-for-3 for Escogido.

PLAYOFF UPDATE

Dominican League—Escogido leads Aguilas three games to none in the best-of-nine championship series.

Mexican League—Obregon leads Guasave two games to none in the best-of-seven championship series.

Puerto Rican League—Mayaguez leads Caguas four games to two in the best-of-nine championship series.

Venezuelan League—Aragua leads La Guaira one game to none in the best-of-seven championship series.

Australian League—The playoffs start Thursday.  Perth plays Melbourne and Adelaide plays Sydney.  Each series is best-of-five.

Happy Birthday–January 24

Dave Brain (1879)
Pinch Thomas (1888)
Cliff Heathcote (1898)
Flint Rhem (1901)
Jean Yawkey (1909)
Johnny Dickshot (1910)
Ray Kelly (1914)
Jack Brickhouse (1916)
Walter Haas (1916)
Dick Stigman (1936)
Sandy Valdespino (1939)
Jumbo Ozaki (1947)
Tim Stoddard (1953)
Atlee Hammaker (1958)
Neil Allen (1958)
Rob Dibble (1964)
Scott Kazmir (1984)

Better known as a professional golfer, Jumbo Ozaki played professional baseball in Japan for three seasons, pitching for two seasons and playing outfield for one.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–January 24

Game 17: Timberwolves hosting Houston 7pm.

What are you more excited for: the return of Kevin McHale or the return of Johnny Flynn?

The Wolves are having a good year, even though they have a below .500 record (7-9). It feels like they should be 13-3. Ok, maybe Im a little overboard, but the excitement for this team skews things out of proportion. Basketball Reference says we should be 9-7.

I was looking at the standing in the Sunday paper and was surprised to see our improved hoopsters are still last in the division and in 11th place (out of 15) in the Western Conference. So, even when the Wolves are playing semi-winning basketball they are still out of the playoffs. Go figure! But there is still a lot of season left to sneak into an 8th position.

Earlier today, Coach Rick Adelman said that he thinks JJ Barea and Michael Beasley wont play this week and Martell Webster and Brad Miller will practice some this week.

Enjoy the game! Go Wolves!

-davidwatts

EEE – Deuce goes for three

Big news over the weekend is Clint Dempsey's second hat trick in as many games. His hat trick is the first for an American in the league. Dempsey now has 9 goals in the league, tied for 7th best for all players and tied for fist among midfielders (with Frank Lampard). Manchester City beat Spurs by a score of 3-2 to keep their place at the top of the table. Manchester United defeated Arsenal 2-1 to keep pace with their neighbors. In the States, the ManU-Arsenal game was aired on Fox before the NFC Championship game.

Sunderland won 2-0 over Swansea City to continue their good run of form under new manager Martin O'Neill. Under the new manager, the Black Cats have taken 16 of 24 points, compared to 11 from 42 under Steve Bruce. Everton couldn't hold a one goal lead and drew with Blackburn Rovers 1-1. Chelsea failed to score in their 0-0 draw with Norwich City. Wolves fell to Aston Villa 3-2 to drop into the relegation zone. Continue reading EEE – Deuce goes for three

Spanning the Globe

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Saturday

Escogido 5, Aguilas 2 in Escogido.  Pedro Florimon was 2-for-3 with a walk for Escogido.  Luis Perdomo struck out one in a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk, for Aguilas.

Sunday

Escogido 4, Aguilas 1 in Aguilas.  Pedro Florimon was 0-for-2 with two walks for Escogido.

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Saturday

Mayaguez 8, Caguas 5 in Mayaguez.  Daniel Ortiz was 0-for-4 and scored once for Mayaguez.

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Saturday

Magallanes 8, Aragua 4 in Magallanes.  Pedro Guerra struck out seven in three perfect innings for Magallanes.

Sunday

Magallanes 6, Anzoategui 5 in Anzoategui (11 innings).  Lester Oliveros struck out two in three shutout innings, giving up one hit, for Anzoategui.

AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

Saturday

Adelaide 7, Brisbane 1 in Adelaide (Game 1).  Rory Rhodes was 0-for-3 for Brisbane.

Brisbane 4, Adelaide 3 in Adelaide (Game 2).  Rory Rhodes was 0-for-4 for Brisbane.

Perth 3, Sydney 0 in Perth.  Jacob Younis was 0-for-3 with a walk for Sydney.  Luke Hughes was 1-for-4 with an RBI for Perth.

Sunday

Melbourne 10, Canberra 7 in Melbourne.  Tim Atherton surrendered eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits and three walks in 4.1 innings.

Perth 7, Sydney 2 in Perth.  Jacob Younis was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI for Sydney.  Luke Hughes was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, scoring twice and driving in one for Perth.

PLAYOFF UPDATES

Dominican League—Escogido leads Aguilas two games to none in the best-of-nine championship series.

Mexican League—Obregon leads Guasave two games to none in the best-of-seven championship series.

Puerto Rican League—Mayaguez leads Caguas four games to two in the best-of-nine championship series.

Venezuelan League—Aragua won the round-robin, but there was a three-way tie for second among Anzoategui, La Guaira, and Magallanes.  Magallanes defeated Anzoategui in the first game of the playoff, with La Guaira getting the bye.  La Guaira then defeated Magallanes in the second game.  La Guaira will play Aragua in the championship series.

Australian League—The playoffs start Thursday.  The way the brackets work, 1 plays 2 and 3 plays 4 in the first round.  In the second round, the winner of 3-4 plays the loser of 1-2.  In the championship round, the winner of 1-2 plays the second round winner.

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.