Archive for April, 2009

Frozen Vulcan: Ce n’est qu’un au revoir…

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Frozen Vulcan: Ce n’est qu’un au revoir…Apr 23, 2009

And so ends the Montreal Canadiens centennial season. I have to tread carefully here because so many of my friends and family are die-hard Habs fans. I was reminded of this yesterday when my cousin scolded me on Facebook after I mentioned in my status that I thought fans of the Tricolore take joy from […]

The Rosin Bag: 20 Games In 20 Days

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: 20 Games In 20 DaysApr 21, 2009

Twenty games in 20 days. That’s what’s staring the Blue Jays straight in the face right now. The opponents for these games will be; Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles in California of Earth in the Milky Way and the Oakland Athletics. Before the […]

The Twit: Jays Are Hot Edition

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Twit: Jays Are Hot EditionApr 20, 2009

Ah, so this is what fingers to keyboard feel like…I had forgotten! Taking a week and a half off has not been kind to my blogging schedule, but alas here I am with another edition of The Twit. – I’ve obviously got to start with the red-hot Blue Jays. While my video game counterpart isn’t […]

The Rosin Bag: Deflation

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: DeflationApr 09, 2009

Dammit! And here I was starting to think the Jays would go 162-0! Ok maybe not, but that two game winning streak to start the season was fun, wasn’t it? Didn’t really feel like letting go of it, to be honest.  But here we are, and Jesse Litsch kinda wet the bed in his first […]

Soccer Pimp: In Defence of Passion

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Soccer Pimp: In Defence of PassionApr 08, 2009

If you’re a casual sports fan you may not be aware that the North American sports world is in the midst of a long-standing, ever-mutating battle between traditional “American” sports and soccer. This battle involves fans, owners and media, and it happens on both a conscious and sub-conscious level. The battle is the following; how […]

The Rosin Bag: Respect The Purcey

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: Respect The PurceyApr 08, 2009

I’m a sucker for pitching duels. Pitching is my favourite aspect of baseball, and I love it when both pitchers are dialed in and making life miserable for opposing hitters. Clearly, I want the Jays offence to perform well and build up some solid numbers, but I’ll take a game like last night every day […]

The Rosin Bag: The Kids Are Alright

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Rosin Bag: The Kids Are AlrightApr 07, 2009

I guess now we know why the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario revoked the Rogers Centre’s liquor licence for a couple of games this year. Some Toronto fans brought themselves into disrepute last night after causing a 10-minute delay in which Jim Leyland pulled his players off the field because of projectiles being thrown […]

Soccer Pimp: To Find Inspiration

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Soccer Pimp: To Find InspirationApr 06, 2009

There are moments in soccer that happen fairly frequently (certainly more frequently than in any other sport), which inspire me in a unique way. Moments of beauty that whether or not I am a fan of a particular team, I simply must put aside rivalries and tip my cap. Such a moment did not occur […]

Zoom Zoom: Play With Water, You Get Wet?

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on Zoom Zoom: Play With Water, You Get Wet?Apr 06, 2009

NASCAR fans who read this column will be forgiven for feeling smug this morning as I write of an F1 race that had to be stopped because of rain; only a month ago I took a shot at NASCAR for ending their crown jewel race due to a rainshower. What goes around… The Malaysian GP […]

The Twit: Weekend Plans Edition

Posted by Ottawa Sports GuyComments Off on The Twit: Weekend Plans EditionApr 03, 2009

Quick thoughts on what I plan to watch this weekend: F1 – Malaysian GP: I’ll be PVR-ing qualifying and the race, and will probably watch both on Sunday morning. Williams was fastest again in practice today. Should be interesting to see if Brawn GP can keep the momentum going forward. Will Ferrari and McLaren get […]