Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Baseball Predictions

The new baseball season is coming in 2 days!) and what does that mean? Instant replay and bad ticket prices? No....predictions!!!

I love to do predictions for everything. My new baseball predictions, for standings by division are cool and I hope you enjoy them.

How about you?  Do you like baseball? Who do you think will come out on top this year?

AL East

1. Boston Red Sox
2. New York Yankees[wildcard]
3. Tampa Bay Rays
4. Toronto Blue Jays
5. Baltimore Orioles

AL  Central

1. Chicago White Sox
2. Minnesota Twins
3. Detroit Tigers
4. Kansas City Royals
5. Cleveland Indians

AL West

1. Texas Rangers
2. Oakland Athletics
3. L.A Angels
4. Seattle Mariners

NL East

1. Philadelphia Phillies
2. Atlanta Braves[wildcard]
3. Florida Marlins
4. New York Mets
5. Washington Nationals

NL Central

1. Milwaukee Brewers
2. St Louis Cardinals
3. Cincinnati Reds
4. Houston Astros
5.Chicago Cubs
6. Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West

1. San Francisco Giants
2. L.A Dodgers
3. Colorado Rockies
4. Arizona Diamondbacks
5. San Diego Padres


Sunday, 27 March 2011

How to Hockey

I have been reading a blog called How To Hockey and I can tell you this is one great blog. It offers free[now we all like that word] hockey training posts and videos. It covers everything from dekeing to shooting. It is a great blog for beginners or diehard fans looking to improve their game. Below is the link. I loved it and I hope you do too!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

My Thoughts on Concussions - Part 1

No one can escape hockey's worst injury: the CONCUSSION. The NHL [Ugh...Gerry Bettman] is trying to crackdown on concussions. We all know Sidney Crosby and Marc Savard (to name a few) have been hit by one. But now almost  every other day a player gets hit by one. 

The Chara/Pacioretty hit was..... don't get me started on Big Z! The biggest goof in the NHL is now the roughest.  This article is not about Zdeno, but I'm sorry when I think of his name it makes me want to lose my mind. 

One of the dirtiest plays in hockey so far this year was the Stefan/Green hit. It ended with a concussion for Green.  Come on!! In the GTHL you would get suspended for retaliation . You can see it here:

I have a friend named Eddie who has had 2 concussions in 4 days and I am going to interview him for next week. Stay tuned...

Monday, 21 March 2011

The Curve

I really like hockey stick curves. It's cool to look at the good ones and bad ones.

My favourite is the Crazy Ovi. The mid curve and open face rocks. Heaven!!!!!

Some of you might be thinking What the heck is a hockey stick curve?? I will tell you. 

Every curve is good for something -  deflections for the Seguin curve, stick-handling for the Kessel curve. Lots of different goodies. I have the sick Kovalchuck curve. Here are the top 10 best and worst curves [in my opinion].


1. Crazy Ovi
2. Nash
3. Crosby/P87A
4. Hedman/P40
5. Savard
6. Kovalchuck
7. Stall/P91A
8. Hall
9. Backstrom/P92
10. Lidstrom


1. Malkin/PM9
2. Kovalev
3. Thornton
4. Vanek
5. Tavares
6. Stastny
7. Heatley
8. Iginla
9. Sakic
10. Zetterberg

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Baseball Surgery

On Wednesday I was reading a book called The Baseball by Zack Hample, and
there was a section on the inside of a baseball and what it looks like.

I decided to try it out!

This is the newly cut cover of the baseball.

This is the first layer of the yarn string thing.

This is my brother trying to cut the yarn/string.

    This is him trying to rip it apart.

    This is the second layer of the baseball.

    This is all 4 layers.             

    This is the ball and all 4 layers.

This is the bouncy ball core.

This is the core up close.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Weird Dream

photo source

Last night I had a weird dream: The Toronto Maple Leafs magically made the playoffs and made it to the conference finals. They were facing the Vancouver Canucks [they're not even in the same conference???????] the Leafs lost 3-1.Some unknown German player named Aldof Hinkley who scored 2 goals for the Canucks. Kessel scored on a breakaway. I have lots of weird sports dreams. Phil Kessel then got arrested by Toronto police for not scoring more goals.

Let Me Introduce Myself

My name is Ben Scott and I am a sports fanatic. I love hockey, soccer, football, and baseball. My favourite hockey team is the Washingtion Capitals. My favourite soccer team is Real Madrid. My favourite football team is Minnisota Vikings. My favourite baseball team is the St Louis Cardinals. Look for more posts coming up.