Archive | September 2013

Story: Romero’s debut powers Rays to third straight win

ST. PETERSBURG – Enny Romero was justifiably exhausted – both physically and mentally – after Sunday’s game.

Making his major league debut, the 22-year-old allowed just one hit and four walks in 4 2/3 innings, as Tampa Bay defeated Baltimore 3-1 at Tropicana Field. Read More…


Blog: Don’t shoot the Oklahoma State messenger

You should see some of the letters from readers that either cross a sports editor’s desk or make their way into his inbox.

They are bizarre, to say the least; accusations of bias are common, of incorrect quotes are head scratchers (interviews are almost always recorded), and of such poor writing that the author of a piece should be fired.

It’s happened to me whether it was during my few years at the Daily Illini – at a time where I was learning – in St. Petersburg working for Major League Baseball, or during my first real job in Port Charlotte, Fla., with a community daily. Read More…

How Will The Rookie Quarterbacks Play in 2013?

With the announcement that both Geno Smith and EJ Manuel will start from the beginning for their respective clubs, the 2013 quarterback class just stepped up a bit. While neither might be trusted in most fantasy football leagues right away, they could have some sleeper potential like Russell Wilson just a season ago. So how will the two AFC East gunslingers do in year one?

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Blog: On feeling sorry for Zach Jones

I’m feeling for Zach Jones today.


Now you may not be able to sympathize at this point for a guy you’ve never heard of (or if you have, it’s undoubtedly a different one), nor one that is playing minor league baseball right now. Read More…

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