They’re baaack! After a super-long vacation, the Low-Budget All-Stars have returned.
They’re not bigger. They might be a little better. But they’ll definitely help you add pop to your fantasy lineup at low, low prices.
For those new to the program, here’s how the LBAS’s work: Every week, I’ll post the best value picks for each position in fantasy baseball.
And if you see any players out there putting up huge numbers at affordable prices, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email!
And now, on to the show…More »
This week’s question: Do you like the use of instant replay in baseball games? Why or why not?
My thoughts are that commissioner Bud Selig was correct in bringing in instant replay to judge fair-or-foul homeruns. But I think that the strike zone is where instant replay is most needed. Between injuries, steroids and suspensions, baseball's only hope is to keep the game as fair as possible. And in fixing the strike zone, they can avoid all arguments.
I think that instant replay is great because you can't always see everything with your eyes. Yes, there are still some glitches, but it's great to me.
-A Reader from Nebraska
Wait a minute. That’s it?! I guess Dugout Dispatch readers don’t care about instant replay. Luckily, I also asked you all for new baseball video game suggestions and I got some really awesome responses. Here are the best ones:More »
Tracy McGrady’s playoff career can be summed up in one word: disappointing.
He is notorious throughout the NBA for having never won a playoff series. For a player who is a seven-time All-Star and a two-time scoring champ, that stat is rather embarrassing.
McGrady’s Houston Rockets are one win away from advancing in the playoffs for the first time since joining the Rockets in 2004. They lead their series against the Blazers 3-2 with Game 6 at the Toyota Center in Houston tonight. So it looks like Tracy McGrady has a good chance of ending this terrible streak of seven consecutive first-round eliminations, right? But wait, there’s one problem...More »
McFarlane Toys has been making some of the most realistic sports action figures for quite some time now. But the 2009 college football line features a first: Current NFL stars in their NCAA uniforms. The six-inch figures are part of the McFarlane Sports Picks line. The players in the first series include Peyton Manning (Tennessee), Ray Lewis (Miami), Tom Brady (Michigan), JaMarcus Russell (LSU), Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma), and Hines Ward (Georgia). The detail on the figures is amazingly life-like and each player is shown in a signature pose. Whether you're a fan of the school or the player, these toys will be awesome.
The action figures will be in stores in August. See more pictures after the jump.
UPDATE: Right after I posted this, someone emailed me with some additional comments. And they were so good, I decided to share. Take it away Mal!
"I believe Rajon Rondo, and not Dwight Howard, should have been suspended. Howard threw an elbow during a fight for a rebound. Rondo punched Brad Miller in the face on the game-tying layup. THE GAME-TYING LAYUP! Sounds really, really wrong to me."
And now, back to my regularly-scheduled post...More »