Thinking About: Glossophobia

If you have watched TV this month, especially the first few rounds of the MLB playoffs, you are probably familiar with this ad for the Nexus 7 tablet. While the ad campaign began this summer with a longer spot, it has been during the fall that the campaign really began to take root influencing search […]

Play It Again, Samsung

Samsung has launched an ad campaign for their smart watch, the Galaxy Gear. And from the ad, you might think this watch is about to make your dreams come true.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3qeJKax2CU&w=420&h=315] Yes, fictional character have used this technology for decades. A watch that can display information beyond time, act as a communication device, and, if […]

Who Will Be the Comeback Players of the Year?

Each year two players, one from the American League and one from the National League, are honored as Comeback Player of the Year. Whether the player is returning from injury, illness, or ineffectiveness, each winner has overcome a hurdle of some sort and reversed their fortunes from the previous year. As the season winds down, […]

Ubaldo Jimenez’s Comeback Gives Hope to Cleveland

In 2010 Ubaldo Jimenez made his name in the baseball world with a breakout season. Even more surprising, he was a dominant pitcher on the often pitching-troubled Colorado Rockies. He was an All-Star, finishing third in NL Cy Young voting, and even picked up a few MVP votes. The four-year, $10 million (before his options […]

Did the Baltimore Orioles Have a Successful Season?

The Baltimore Orioles won just 69 games in 2011. Thanks in part to a strong bullpen and a breakout season by Adam Jones, the Birds upped their win total to 93 in 2012 and lost the American League Division Series to the New York Yankees in five games. Coming off the heels of their first […]

How the Oakland A’s Vanquished the Texas Rangers and Won the West

On Sunday, the Oakland A’s topped the Minnesota Twins 11-7 for their 93rd win of the season and clinched first place in the AL West for the second year in a row. For the first time since a run of four straight playoff appearances ended in 2003, the A’s have reached postseason play in back-to-back […]