Archive for October, 2008

Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Sounds Off

Give credit to my boy Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News blog for landing an interview with Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart.

Bottom line, Stewart feels scapegoated and defended himself.

Rangers Top 2008 Draft According To Baseball America

The Rangers had the best draft in baseball according to a note sent to me by my man Jamey Newberg from his newbergreport.com:

A year after Baseball America tabbed the Rangers’ deep 2007 draft class as the second best in baseball, the publication has just published an article anointing Texas as having had the number one draft in baseball in 2008, ahead of the Royals, Giants, Twins, and Red Sox.   

First baseman Justin Smoak was named the number two power hitter in the draft (behind only Pittsburgh ’s Pedro Alvarez).  Righthander Joe Wieland, the club’s fourth-round pick, was recognized as having the fourth-best pro debut of any high school player drafted in 2008, trailing three players who went in the first round. 

BA will review the Rangers’ draft in detail on Monday. 

Jamey

6PM Sports Live From Arlington

I will be at the Parks Mall for the 6PM sportscast.   I will be at the Barnes and Noble where Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton will be signing copies of his book Beyond Belief.

I have read the book and Josh goes into serious and disturbing detail of his cocaine use and his comeback to baseball and finding Jesus Christ.

The title is perfect and his story is very inspiring.

I’ll Take The Phillies

I think Philadelphia will win the World Series over Tampa Bay.

I have a rooting interest.  I got to know Charlie Manuel when he was the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians.  He used to wonder if he would ever get his chance to manage because he was an older guy.

He did well with the Indians as a skipper and now he has taken Philly to the World Series. 

Charlie’s mom past away recently so I know a win would mean so much to him personally.

Brian Stewart Is Not Calling The Defense

Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips would not deny defensive coordinator Brian Stewart will not call the plays this Sunday against the Bucs.

“I’d say more active, yes,” Phillips said. “I’ve been with the defense, but I’m going to concentrate more, I guess you’d say.”

Stewart’s demise was reported by ESPN.com’s Matt Mosley.

This team has some cracks and if they don’t find a way to win Sunday the house may fall in on everyone.

Tony Romo Won’t Play Sunday

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will sit out another game with his broken pinkie. 

Romo said this at Terrell Owens radio show Tuesday at the House of Blues in Dallas.

Josh Hamiliton Voted American League’s Best

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was voted by his peers as the American League Outstanding Player in 2008 in the Players Choice Awards.

This could be a lead up to Hamilton possibly winning the A.L. MVP after the season.