Announcing the All-Snub team

While Mark Buehrle supports teammate Paul Konerko’s candidacy for All-Star selection by wearing his “Paul-Star” tee-shirt, Konerko’s only chance to make it will be by winning the fans’ “Final vote” . We’ll know late Thursday whether or not the campaign is successful…

Is Verlander the new Ryan Express?

by Wally Every time I catch a glimpse of Detroit’s Justin Verlander pitching, I can’t help being reminded of Nolan Ryan.   What a treat it is to watch him throw a baseball and whiff a batter just about every inning!   But it’s a combination of things that make me think of the Ryan Express.    At 6’5″, […]

Wally’s Wednesday — Game 7 is on!!!

It’s roughly four hours until the face off of tonight’s game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks. For what it’s worth, in all my years of watching sports, it’s quite hard to surpass an NHL Stanley Cup Game 7 in terms of drama and excitement …

Wally’s Wednesday (a bit early)

by Wally I know it’s still Tuesday, but I couldn’t find anything catchy that contains “Wally” and “Tuesday”, okay? Man, it kinda sucked going without a playoff game in either hockey or hoops last night.    But, no worries, we’re back at it tonight with the Oklahoma City Thunder opening the Western Conference Finals in Dallas […]

Questions of the Day

Andre Ethier of the LA Dodgers extended his hitting streak to 28 games last night vs the Cubbies, so he is now halfway to reaching Joe DiMaggio’s “unbreakable” 56 game hitting streak of 1941…

Super Bowl Sunday

by Wally The pursuit of pro football’s holy grail will end tonight around 9pm (for those of us lucky enough to be in the Central time zone).   At this point, it’s simply time for predictions from our esteemed panel of “experts” here on the Pine.   Tell us who will win, what the score will be, […]

Wally’s Wednesday: National Signing Day!

The “offseason Super Bowl” of college football is today … National Signing Day Feb 2. All those national letters of intent are being faxed to athletic departments all over the country. In fact, by now most of them are in. Given that recruiting is the lifeblood of college football, this is a big day.