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Bank Ben Ballpark – Hey… It Could Happen.

May 28, 2009 4 comments

Hawaii

I spent the better part of last night watching “The Sandlot” while intermittently surfing the net for cheesy retro commercials.

Somewhere between Squints putting the moves on Wendy Peffercorn and recalling just how annoying the Domino’s Noid really was, I stumbled upon the old McDonald’s McWorld, “If Kids Ruled the World/ Hey… It Could Happen” series.

While I pondered how cool it would have been to have actually had a chocolate shake-spewing water fountain at my school, I came up with an idea I had to put into action. Read more…

Exclusive Interview: Jake Peavy

May 22, 2009 1 comment

Jake Peavy

It came as no surprise that San Diego Padres pitcher, Jake Peavy, used his no-trade clause to reject a deal that would have sent him packing — to the White Sox — to play for a manager (Ozzie Guillen) crazier than Sideshow Bob. Plus playing for the (wrong) Sox would have been a lateral move. Why leave a crummy situation for… another crummy situation?

Aside from those thoughts, I had reached a handful of other various conclusions and begun preparing for a blog, when to my surprise my phone rang, and wouldn’t you know it, Jake Peavy was on the other end.

This was how the conversation went… Read more…

Got Mail?: Preview

May 21, 2009 1 comment

Alec Baldwin

Was our last Got Mail? blog really on March 12? Wow, this preview edition is even more belated than KFC’s realization that specializing a business around something fried in a calorie-counting America, is dumber than an MLB player getting caught trying to use a whizzinator in a drug test. Read more…

The Post Where I Constantly Mock Reilly Again

May 20, 2009 1 comment

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Ever so often, one person will come along who inspires their community, their city, and eventually the country. Someone with such intelligence and charisma, that one cannot help but follow because something special is bound to happen.

Sadly, that man is not Rick Reilly. Let’s see what “Ol’ Cliché” is up to today. Read more…

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The Most Important Day of the Year – Thanks L.A.

May 19, 2009 4 comments

Marcus Camby

My nerves are shot – my spinal cord has been sending shock waves throughout my system all day, causing more vibrations than a TMZ staff cellphone in a Los Angeles earthquake.

Ironic, since L.A. is to blame for my unstable condition. Read more…

Not in HD Presents: King of Commenting Competition – 2009

May 18, 2009 15 comments

NotinHD-King of Commenting

We have been overwhelmed with the astonishing quality of our site’s commenters. You guys put serious energy into your creations and it shows day in and day out. Comments of all varieties end up on our posts. Witty, humorous, informative, drunken rants (mostly drunken rants), combinations of all four, as well as some all-around extremely odd remarks.

But who is the most talented/ entertaining commenter?

That’s what we intend to find out. Read more…

Celtics Miss Conference Finals – Blame Will Ferrell

May 18, 2009 3 comments

Brian Scalabrine

Can you hear that?

(I’ll give you a moment to soak it in…)

(… Still soaking…) Read more…

Where – Deadarm is Totally Worth It – Happens…

May 16, 2009 Leave a comment

BRYANfuller2We want to take a moment here at NotinHD.com to give some props to one of baseball’s more dramatic stories this year. Bryan Fuller, senior RHP, from Campbellsville University – a small NAIA college in Kentucky – pitched 21 straight scoreless innings in 26 hours to propel his Tigers to the NAIA World Series. The story of how he did it is pretty incredible. Read more…

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Ten Non-Budget Related Reasons Why the A’s are Done

May 16, 2009 2 comments

Athletics Tigers Baseball

For those of you who don’t know, I am first and foremost an Oakland A’s fan, though just between us friends, let’s use that term loosely. I am a secondary Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Odds are the proclamation of my affinity for the green and gold comes as a surprise, but the same for the boys in blue does not. Read more…

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Around the League – May 15

May 14, 2009 Leave a comment

ryan-zimmerman

I think most of us owe Nationals third baseman, Ryan Zimmerman, an apology.

In 2006? Top prospect. Future star. Potential 30/20 guy.

Fast forward to the winter or 2008. He was a bust. A flash in the pan. Probable 15/6 guy.

Read more…

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