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Comment Archives: Stories: Sports: From My Seat

Re: “Memphis Redbirds Revival

Who is the closer for the Redbirds?

Posted by Dan Short on 06/28/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “St. Louis Cardinals in Crisis: What's Gone Wrong

The biggest mistake other than the Adams trade to Atlanta was not getting serious with Sierra as the spark was there ! Giving up leads, terrible baserunnimg and lack of hitting we can over
come as this division always has ups and downs. I have heard replacing Matheny may be the answer ,but not now . My theory has always been don't fix it if it isn't broken !

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ron Matthew on 06/12/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Frank Deford (1938-2017)

Deford was one of my favorites, if not favorite, journalists of the last 40 plus years. And technically, I guess he was a sports writer.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/30/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

As someone who grew up watching hockey in Toronto (and no, I don't live in an igloo), I'm excited to see Nashville embrace hockey due to the great job GM Poile has done in putting together an exciting young team. I know Memphis and Nashville have an inter-state rivalry (as do Toronto and Montreal), but I'd love to see Memphians support the Predators. Your reward could be that y'all will finally see what a great sport hockey is. Go Preds!

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Posted by Nick Christoforou on 05/29/2017 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

What are the four professional sports teams in Tennessee? I can only think of 3

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Posted by Howard Glosson on 05/24/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

mejjep,
Let's torque up them Zambonis and race 'em.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/24/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

Are you kidding? I always thought that hockey would be a perfect fit for the typical southern fan base. We rednecks know how to throw-down when it comes to a sport with lots of action and fighting. And if there is blood and dental-loss, so much the better!

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Posted by mejjep on 05/24/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Lord Stanley Comes to Tennessee

Fun Fact: The only former SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League) player to have his name put on the Stanley Cup was Scott Darling who played for the Mississippi Riverkings (Southaven). Scott Darling was a member of 2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks team.

http://riverkings.com/news/posts/riverking…

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 05/24/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Triathlon Tandem

One of my goals is to do a triathlon...do you guys train others to compete?:)

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Posted by Susan Williams on 05/16/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Triathlon Tandem

Good for them. I like to see couples exercising together.

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Posted by LoveBC on 05/15/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: ““Uncle Tim” McCarver: An Appreciation

On of my favorite TV half hours was when Tim had Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola on his syndicated show.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/08/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: ““Uncle Tim” McCarver: An Appreciation

When he call on of his few Cardinals games on Fox Midwest, it's really a must watch. His analysis and overall sense for the game is astounding. He's also not shy calling out bad play and questionable managerial decisions by Cards skipper Mike Matheny. He's the Hubie Brown of baseball telecasts for sure. I wish the Redbirds would bring him in for a pregame autograph session like they used to do with ex players.

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Posted by East Memphis Mark on 05/08/2017 at 10:42 AM

Re: “St. Louis Cardinals: Wounded Winners Head to the Playoffs

I was at Game 1 and 2 of the 2015 NLDS. Reading this article now sent me back. In hindsight it really seems like those two games represented the turning point for the organization. It also sent me back to Game 5 of the 2014, when I saw Oscar Taveras pinch hit in the top of the 9th. His death still jolts me. It's a selfish fan thought, but it's hard to imagine what might have transpired in the last two seasons if he was still with us.

Posted by Martin Frye on 04/21/2017 at 9:32 PM

Re: “2017 St. Louis Cardinals: Hunting the Bear

And Piscotty is going to have to wear a football helmet on the basepaths now. :)

Posted by LeftWingCracker on 04/05/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “2017 St. Louis Cardinals: Hunting the Bear

nice work Frank! You are ne of the top baseball writers in the country!
At the end of your story, a line said Related Stories and listed Beyond The Arc. What is that? I don't think we have an arc in baseball unless you count the arc on a ball hit out of the park.

Posted by JayJay Guinozzo on 04/03/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Searching For Bear Bryant

Alabama spent decades trying to replace Bear Bryant, never being satisfied.

Well, they finally found a great one, one that's actually BETTER than Bryant. I am just anxiously waiting the period following Saban, because they'll be even more picky and even less likely to realize their expectations.

The legend of Bear Bryant has grown through the years, but people forget that his 11th-14th seasons at Bama were not all that impressive. He went 4 straight years without an SEC title from 1967-1970, going 6-5 and 6-5-1 in 1969 and 1970.

It's reasonable to wonder if in this day and age that Bryant would've been run off at that point. He obviously wasn't and went on to win 9 more SEC titles and 3 more national titles after that point. It's just interesting to look back on that and wonder how that would play these days. Imagine Saban going 9-3 these next two seasons and then 7-5 the following two seasons. Would Bama try to usher him into retirement?

For comparison, Bryant won 3 national titles and 4 SEC titles in his first 10 seasons at Bama. Saban has won 4 national titles and 5 SEC titles in his first 10 seasons at Bama. This coming in a tougher era of college football with scholarship limitations, a BCS title game, and now a playoff.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 03/13/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “How to Fix Baseball

Once a batter steps into the batters box he shouldn't be allowed to step out, unless he's out, going to first or charging the mound since he got plunked. Likewise the pitcher should stay on the mound only leaving it between batters. Finally to eliminate the long walk from a reliever coming in the game from the outfield bullpen, bring back those cool golf carts with the oversized team hat on top to pick up the pitcher at the bullpen and deliver him to the mound FedEx quick.

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Posted by East Memphis Mark on 02/27/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Memphis Sports Resolutions for 2017

I am hoping the ZBO resolution comes true!!

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Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 01/03/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “2016: Good for One Thing

@CL - It's a slippery slope. You do have a point. I'll shut up now.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/14/2016 at 8:23 PM

Re: “2016: Good for One Thing

Thanks Phlo. In my experience, it's thinking that we HAVE control that's the problem. The adjustment isn't in trying to change our nature, but only in adjusting our -response- to the inevitability of disappointment and tragedy. That's the place where faith is indispensable. And in fact why mine is so unshakable.

I'll bet you are better at that than you give yourself credit for.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/14/2016 at 8:18 PM

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