Tony La Russa Retires as Cardinals Manager

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony (Anthony) La Russa is retiring on what most would consider the top of the baseball world. The alarming, but humble announcement came Monday morning at Busch Stadium just three short days after the St. Louis Cardinals completed a historic run to the World Series championship. La Russa told management in August that he intended to retire at the end of the season and even through the team’s surprising run through October; he did not change his mind.  During Sunday’s championship rally, La Russa re-affirmed his plan to manager Bill DeWitt Jr. “It’s just time to do a little something else, and I recognized it,” La Russa stated at the news conference. “It just […]

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2011 Snowboard Equipment Trends

2011 Snowboard Season We’re entering the 2011 snowboard season and we thought you might like a sneak peak at what’s going to be hot! The SIA Trade show took place at the end of January and we got a look at all the goodies for this season, so if your falling behind a little bit we’ve rounded up some of the big trends. COLLABORATIONS It seems like collaborations are a trend that is here to stay. The ladies are often left out of the really cool collaborations, but not in 2011! One of the ones we are excited for is the K2/Nikita collab that will bring Nikita style to some K2 hard-goods. Burton is also doing a collab […]

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Milwaukee Brewers On a Losing Streak?

Brewers Lose back-to-back to the Cubs Ryan Dempster has the Brewers number. He beat Milwaukee for the fourth stright time, throwing seven and two-thirds strong innings in an 8-1 Cubs victory. Dempster gave up only the single run while improving his record to 2-0.  It was true that the Cubs had lost five of their last six games, and in three losses to the New York Mets had scored a total of just three runs. “We’ve got to score more runs,” manager Lou Piniella said. “Three runs, three games, that’s not going to cut it. All I know is, we need to score more runs to win.” Chicago came into the game having lost five of their last […]

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Shaun White To Have Dinner With President Obama?

Invariably, the name “Shaun White” rings with public adoration and iconic stature in the world of snowboarding; not to mention his gracious accomplishment in winning the gold medal in the men’s half-pipe competition at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.  The high-flying American defended his halfpipe title with a jaw-dropping sequence of flips and somersaults when he punctuated his night with his signature trick, the “Double McTwist 1260.” But amidst all the glory and flashing cameras in the news conference following his winning run, Shaun White passionately impressed his desire to meet President Obama.  “I don’t think we’ve had the honor to meet the President of the United States,” White said. Shaun White On Oprah Winfrey Shaun White subsequently […]

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Shaun White Pulls Off The Double McTwist 1260

Snowboarding has its own language, its own dress code, its own swagger and attitude…  Boarders, shredders, whatever you want to call them, they have a tendency to invent their own tricks and the names to go with them.  At the men’s half-pipe competition at the Vancouver Winter Olympic games, Shaun White nailed one of his signature moves, the Double McTwist 1260. What is the Double McTwist 1260? The Double McTwist 1260 consists of: two board-over-head flips within 3 1/2 turns. Double McTwist 360 So reading just what this trick consists of, one has to wonder just how anyone could ever come up with such a stunt?  On a secluded half pipe in the Colorado Rockies that cost a […]

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