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NY Sports Nutz are BACK!!

Posted: May 29, 2013 by B in Shangri-La

The NYSports Nutz are back! After a week of recovering and recouping from our Tough Mudder in Chicago, we are back and better than ever. Check out the pics of Team CBC Wolfpack muddering through the 12 miles and 22 obstacles. What a great experience! We are Mudders! Are you Tough Enough?

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We Need More Players Like This!

Posted: May 8, 2013 by B in MLB, Shangri-La

You have probably seen the random act of kindness the Dodgers Matt Kemp displayed at a recent game against the Giants at AT&T Park (If you haven’t, check it out below). An ailing boy, Joshua, and his father were in the stands and the boy’s father struck up a conversation with the Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach throughout the game. He explained that Joshua was sick and Matt Kemp was his favorite player. As Kemp made the final out of the game, Wallach looked for Kemp in the dugout and brought him over to Joshua. What took place next is why many of us have sports heros and are fans of athletes. Kemp signed a ball, gave Joshua his hat, jersey, and game spikes, shook both Joshua and his father’s hand and ran back to the Dodger dugout.

As you watch the video, look at Joshua’s face and how his eyes light up. This is what sports does and why we still look for heros in it. Despite the millions of dollars athletes are paid, the PED scandals, the cheaters, and the liars, there are individuals who still see thier role as difference makers. This moment proved that one small act, can make a lifelong impression in any difficult situation. Matt Kemp, you have another fan here in me. Good job!

Sunday definitely put us locals in a New York State of Mind! The Knicks won it’s 12th straight, the Yanks shut down the Detroit Tigers, and the Mets rallied a win against the Miami Marlins. There’s no better place to be when the locals are winning then New York City! So why was Sunday so special? The Yanks scored 7 runs against the Tigers and Justin Verlander to a final score of 7-0. Verlander pitched 7 1/3, allowing seven hits, three runs, two walks, while striking out four. CC Sabathia out dueled his counterpart going for a scoreless 7 with four hits, three walks, and struck out four. The Yankee bats came alive with Francisco Cervelli going 2-4 and driving in two and Jayson Nix going 3-4 with a homer.

Back in Queens, the Mets scratched their way back to get a 4-3 win over the Marlins. The Mets were silenced by top Marlin 20-year old prospect Jose Fernandez for the first five innings surrendering three hits, one run, one walk, and striking out eight. Once Martinez was out of the game the Mets capitalized on the Marlins bullpen scoring three unanswered, capped by the two-run walk off single by Marlon Byrd.

The biggest win on Sunday came from the New York Knicks, who won their 12th straight against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder with a final score 125-120. The Knicks were lead by Carmelo Anthony’s 36pts and 12 boards and JR Smith’s 22pts and two key three-pointers. Russel Westbrook lead OKC with 37pts, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists. If Anthony and Smith continue to play at this pace and with the likely return of Kenyon Martin, Kurt Thomas, and Amare Stoudemire, the Knicks could find themselves deep in the playoffs.

What a great day to be in a New York State of Mind!

NYSportsNutz…we’re here!

Posted: March 29, 2013 by B in Satin, Shangri-La, Sports

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The NYSportsNutz have arrived! Get ready…and enjoy the ride!