Monday, December 27, 2010

Freeway face-off

Yesterday, while lounging around at home, I recieved a text from my sister asking if I want tickets to the Kings game, of course that was a quick yes. Two great seats, free parking and VIP to the Lexus Club, SWEET!

I invited a friend, who is a die hard Kings fan like myself. And in front of a standing-room-only crowd the Kings did not disappoint, winning 4-1 over the Ducks, in their second meeting this season.

The first period was all defense from both teams and with a 0-0 ending of the period, we knew both teams had to step up the shooting on net. In the second, with fans still not in their seats from dining, the Kings scored first, but 32 seconds later they gave up a goal that tied the game 1-1.

After though, the Kings went on to score three goals in the second period and shut down the Ducks the rest of the way.

The Kings are now three points ahead of the Ducks, but they still have a long way to prove themselves and the playoffs again.

I have to say though, it was nice to see the crowd so packed at Staples Center for a hockey game and hopefully it will continue.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Martin leaves to stay catcher?

Martin could have stayed a Dodger and played as a utility player so at the end of the season he wouldn't have been beaten up.

But he left, and for what, roughly an additional one million dollars to play as a Yankee. In order for him to qualify for extra incentives (totaling 5.4 million) he will have to play 120 games behind the plate. If he had stayed a Dodger, he could play any position (140 games) to earn 5.3 million. I love Russell, but do any of you actually think he will be able to play those 120 games without the hip injury flaring up or receiving another injury?

I can't see it happening, I know he played more then that total when healthy as a Dodger before last season, but we all seen how worn down he was at the end.

He slumped really bad in the 2009 season only batting .250 with seven homeruns and 53 RBI's. and last season he only played 97 games due to his hip injury. The games he did play he batted .248, 5 homeruns and 26 RBI's.

The Yankees might be in a pickle too, if they want to have Martin as their starting catcher. They still have top prospect Jesus Montero, who they may trade, but I think it be a good idea to keep him on the roster if Martin can't come through.

Yankees previous catcher, veteran Jorge Posada will be assigned as designated hitter, while two other catchers besides Martin and Montero will be fighting for a roster spot come spring training.

To that, I say farwell Martin and I do hope for the best in his carreer, because one thing I loved to see him do was play awesome defense behind the plate, but if he will regain that we just have to wait and see.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Can I say thank you...

Where do I begin..well I officially sent my last four essays a few hours ago and I am done with school for the 2010 year.

I had a blast this semester, with of course some minor difficulties with people around me. I also met some amazing people! Some not so much and sadly those few will be around, but I have to go with the flow and remember I am better then what they may think.

This semester couldn't have worked out with the support of my family and close friends I have in my life and well you guys should know who you are.

Some of you, I just grew attached to this semester and I am so thankful that you guys were here for me during my rough patches, whether it was school or personal you stuck by through thick and thin. We had so many laughs and shed a few tears, but true friends always stay together.

I know at times we might have annoyed each other, but we let it go and worked things out.

I truly believe I grew up this semester (besides the certain days in the newsroom) I had emotions that I haven't had in a long time, I found myself drawing conclusion about things I knew, and I learned to let go when the time wasn't right.

I will miss those of you, who will not be back next semester, but I know we will stay in touch and those that I will see, lets make our last semester memorable. And for those of you not graduating next semester I will make sure you will miss me when I leave LOL..

Again thank you, my rocks in my life and my mentors in some way.