Archive for April, 2009

The Rosin Bag: A Small Victory

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy1 CommentApr 30, 2009

It wasn’t quite the SI curse, but the Jays did accomplish something last night despite losing 11-3: they put an end to Zach Greinke’s 43 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run. It’s a long season, and you look for positives where you can. Brian Tallet’s E.R.A. ballooned to 6.45, but believe it or not […]

Chanelling Houston

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy4 CommentsApr 29, 2009

  No, not the city. “Channeling Houston” is a feature I hope to turn into an OSG regular in tribute to a dearly missed member of the sports-writing community, former Globe and Mail journalist William Houston. Mr. Houston was the G&M’s resident sports media critic/reporter, and he was awesome. He’s still awesome, he just doesn’t […]

Frozen Vulcan: All Giddy Over Penguins-Capitals

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy2 CommentsApr 29, 2009

Last night’s NHL slate was enough to relegate Jays-Royals to “during commercials” viewing. Alexander Ovechkin is a joy to watch even in the regular season – getting to see him play in a game seven was more than I could resist. The game got off to a slow start but more than made up for […]

Time To Relax

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy1 CommentApr 29, 2009

Welcome to my new home! I’ll borrow and paraphrase from The Offspring’s “Time To Relax” to set the mood: Ah, it’s time to relax – and you know what that means; a glass of wine, your favourite easy chair and of course this sports blog displayed on your favorite LCD display. So go on: indulge […]

The Twit: SIGN PEDRO Edition

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy1 CommentApr 28, 2009

Sporting thoughts are rather scattered today, so I will go to the old Twit format on this one: – Jays lose because of a young arm not finding the plate. These things kinds of games are going to happen. Ottawa Sports Guy Hex in full effect. – I’m concerned for David Purcey; looked great in […]

The Rosin Bag: The Streak Is Over

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: The Streak Is OverApr 27, 2009

If the Jays don’t win another series this year, you can blame it on the Ottawa Sports Guy Hex. On Saturday my record streak of consecutive Blue Jays games watched to start a season came to a close as real life caught up to me and prevented me from tuning in to the 10-2 loss […]

Anthems: Wake up! Time To Die!

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Anthems: Wake up! Time To Die!Apr 27, 2009

I’m a little late to the party here, but I’d like to use my corner of the intrawebs to lend my voice to the rising chorus of people who think national anthems should not be played before professional sporting events. I’ve been saying this amongst friends and family for years now, but only recently have […]

Zoom Zoom: Bah-rain Boh-ring

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy1 CommentApr 27, 2009

The Bahrain GP got off to one of the most exciting starts I can remember. There was passing, jostling, and more passing. Drivers jockeyed for position over the first couple of laps, highlighted by Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton trading 3rd place a few times. For a few moments, it looked like were going to […]

The Rosin Bag: Rogers Sportsnet v. TSN2

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: Rogers Sportsnet v. TSN2Apr 24, 2009

Hi again, just wanted to point you towards two excellent posts regarding the war of attrition going on between Rogers Sportsnet and CTV Globemedia (TSN2). In case you’re not aware, the first Jays series against the Red Sox was acquired by TSN. They then turned around and announced that it would be shown on TSN2, […]

The Rosin Bag: Attrition

Posted by Ottawa Sports Guy1 CommentApr 24, 2009

1. Dustin McGowan2. Shaun Marcum3. Jesse Litsch4. Ricky Romero If you were the GM of an expansion team, wouldn’t you be feeling pretty good about your team if those were your first four starters in the rotation? I bet you would be. The Jays would be happy to have them too, if they weren’t all […]