Monday, April 23, 2007

Coming Soon...

The Washington Capitals will unveil their new uniforms at a special Draft Day Party on Friday, June 22, held at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The event will be held in conjunction with the live broadcast on Versus of the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, which takes place that evening in Columbus, Ohio.

The new uniforms will mark a return to a red, white and blue color scheme – the colors the Capitals wore from their first season in 1974-75 through 1994-95. The Capitals are the first team in the NHL to announce their plans to unveil their new uniforms, which are produced by Reebok and feature the Rbk EDGE Uniform System technology that was introduced at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas. The Capitals are the first team planning to have their new uniforms on hand at the NHL Entry Draft.

Further details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Wanna race?

There are advantages to sports in L.A.: Shaq was able to appear in some terrible movies and Rick Fox became better known for his on screen play than his moves in the Lakers' purple and gold. But when done right, the synergy that sports and Hollywood can provide is amazing:

The pair helped raise money for charity during their race which was won by Pete. (Details and video here).

Dr. Phil, you have some new crazies coming your way including a fun mascot next week. Someone who should be on your show is my favorite person, Psycho Stalker , who likes to send random e-mails to my friends. I hope all is well Dr. Phil and good luck because you will have your hands full.

I'm off to drink wine on the balcony.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mr. Roboto and free fallin' in the draft

This is for Laura who is currently holding my first child hostage until I update my blog...

Dice-K was the talk of MLB, Boston and Japan today but who stole the show? That's right, the newest Mariners' ace, King Felix! Felix tossed a one-hitter to quiet the crowd and the frenzied Japanese media. Go M's!

Speaking of Japan:
So if you are Japanese and are playing a baseball game in Japan for a Japanese team and you speak Japanese, in what language would your name be on the back of your jersey?
Dice-K vs. Ichiro
So we import Japanese cars but export uniform lettering? Doesn't seem like the most fair trade to me, but then again, I'm not an economics specialist!

First, Mr. Junior Red Wing was resigned and now this!! Could anything else happen to the poor Caps this offseason? There was an 8% chance that they would drop in the draft and of course, that is what happened. Supposedly, there are only 4 decent players in this years draft (No Ovie or Crosby-esque players here) but the NHL draft isn't like the other leagues' drafts; NHL teams tend to draft by best available and NHL-readiness and not necessarily how a player fits into their system.
Speaking of hockey, from the Colbert Report: "I just figured out the difference between baseball and hockey: baseball is the one with all of the Hispanics."

And speaking of baseball:
I think that the Expos were better playing in Puerto Rico than in Washington, D.C.!!!