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first_imgTUSCALOOSA – Nick Saban’s face lit up when describing the matchup Alabama’s defense will face against Arkansas’ offense, particularly its potent rushing attack.Saban considers the Razorbacks’ offense a “back to the future” approach to playing college football. It’s a challenge he and the defensive players welcome.“I never thought that I would be here as a coach, in my lifetime as a coach, that running regular, I-formation plays and running the ball out of regular two wide receivers, two backs out of the backfield, would be the anomaly of football,” Saban said. “We have not played, I don’t think, a dozen snaps of regular (3-4) defense all year long.”Arkansas’ offense features the nation’s seventh-best rushing attack at 316.6 yards per game. That’s also good for No. 1 in the SEC. On the flip side, Alabama’s rushing defense ranks No. 3 in the country, allowing just 64 yards per game. That’s also good for No. 1 in the SEC.The most rushing yards Alabama has allowed in a single game was 107 against Florida. The least amount the Hogs have gained was 153 in its season opener. Since then, the Hogs have topped 200 rushing yards in every game, with a couple of 400-plus yard games mixed in.It all starts up front. On average, the Razorbacks feature the nation’s largest offensive line, averaging 328 pounds. Saban said the Tide would count on some of its bigger defensive linemen more in this game to combat the Hogs massive offensive line.“I think they can talk all about how big they are, but really, they’re pretty good,” Saban said. “That’s what concerns me more. … They do a really good job of executing the plays they run. They really play smart, they get a hat on a hat. They’re big and strong physical people that can maul you if you don’t play with good pad level and strike and get your hands inside so you can control the block and be able to get off the block like you need to.”Tide linebacker Reggie Ragland said he’s “excited” for this type of test. Ragland said “it’s been a while, so I have to get myself mentally prepared for it, and everyone else does, too.”“They run the ball, so we’ve got to strap it up and be ready to play physical football,” Ragland said.Because of the limited game action Alabama’s defenders have played in base defense, Saban said this game will require a big adjustment. Still, he’s looking forward to the opportunity.“This is really old-fashioned, hard-nosed, Bo Schembechler/Woody Hayes kind of football,” Saban said. “That’s something that is going to be different for our players and our preparation. In fact, it’s so different during the bye week, we spent a day on trying ot review regular defense that we don’t ever seem to play. But we will play it this week.”(7) ALABAMA AT ARKANSASWHEN: 5 p.m. todayWHERE: Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, Ark.RECORDS: Alabama (4-1, 1-1 SEC), Arkansas (3-2, 0-2 SEC)ON THE AIR: TV — ESPN; Radio — WXFX-FM 95.1, WDXX-FM 100.1, WTLS-FM 106.5, WTLS-AM 1300LINE: Alabama by 9last_img read more

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first_img 1,172 SportsLogos.Net 0 419 959 2 Share on other sites Followers 3 Forums Home Location:Los Angeles, CA What IS there old logo supposed to be???It’s supposed to be an abstract player holding a ball. I always thought it looked like an abstract shark myself. Page 1 of 2   I still can’t get over how ridiculous it is that the second Sportsnet channel is called Sportsnet One. Next Sportsnet unveiled their new look today. The idea being that their TV stations, radio stations, website and, magazine all have the same look.Check out the logos hereSaw this earlier today, and don’t like the new logo. It looks very “American” to me, and the little blue/red mark looks like a cropped Buffalo Bills logo. When I heard Sportsnet was planning on launching a magazine, I started thinking that it would fail immediately. Sportsnet does not have the cache of TSN, and its brand is very weak in comparison to TSN. I don’t think this new loook changes anything. This topic is now closed to further replies. Jer15 0 Posted September 30, 2011 959 Formally mr.negative15 the_fan Corvus 12,229 posts Members Link to post 419 1,535 Prev Followers 3 26,195 Sports Logo News 0 Link to post Location:Calgary, AB Members Posted September 30, 2011 But what’s the difference between “West” and “Pacific?” Is West being used for the Midwest?Pacific is BC and Yukon, West is Alberta, Sask, Manitoba.Yet TSN Jets looks after Manitoba, Sask, NW Ontario, the NW Territories and Nunavut. No idea how they decided that the Territories were Jets fans.Time zone, maybe? Share on other sites Members Jer15 419 Link to post 2 We the North! Share on other sites Got you roasted like evah 1,083 Jezus_Ghoti Share this post 1,083 Posted September 29, 2011 Corvus Link to post Jer15 1,355 Link to post Share on other sites Neon_Matrix Share on other sites the admiral 159 Location:Land O’ The Leafs 959 1,535 Share this post 0 2 Location:Canada’s Vacation Paradise Link to post Share this post 1,535 3,628 posts 0 Members SportsLogos.Net Posted September 29, 2011 “I see you’re drinking 1%” 1,083 0 159 Link to post Neon_Matrix 0 0 Board Man + Young Trece Share on other sites Share on other sites Lee. Next Lee. Members Members Members Location:Vancouver 2,749 posts 26,195 Forums Home “Blue and red looks like Buffalo” is the new “red and yellow looks like McDonalds.” 23,934 posts But what’s the difference between “West” and “Pacific?” Is West being used for the Midwest?Pacific is BC and Yukon, West is Alberta, Sask, Manitoba.Yet TSN Jets looks after Manitoba, Sask, NW Ontario, the NW Territories and Nunavut. No idea how they decided that the Territories were Jets fans.Hate it. My Dad is seriously talking about shelling out for Centre Ice just so he can see the Jets. Very stupid on TSN not to make the Jets available to the entire country.Anyways back to the change. If it means a change to their horrible graphic package then great, it’s a good clean update. Share on other sites Location:GTA Posted September 30, 2011 nash61 419 Sportsnet 0 Members 4,356 Posted September 29, 2011 0 Posted September 29, 2011 More egregiously, it looks a lot like Comcast SportsNet’s logo: Share this post 786 0 Sportsnet 45,948 posts nash61 nash61 nash61 “I see you’re drinking 1%” Posted September 30, 2011 Share this post Page 1 of 2   Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators 0 “Blue and red looks like Buffalo” is the new “red and yellow looks like McDonalds.”It’s the fact that it has a red streak over a solid blue shape, not that it’s red/blue. Link to post 6,624 posts Share this post 0 Jer15 Link to post 23,667 posts Sportsnet 0 Posted September 29, 2011 Members 6,981 posts Posted September 30, 2011 Link to post I still can’t get over how ridiculous it is that the second Sportsnet channel is called Sportsnet One.they had to “one up” TSN2 57,915 posts As long as they don’t touch the programming on “Sportsnet World” I couldn’t care less. BigBubba Posted September 30, 2011 Location:Tampa, FL 273 posts Quillz IceCap Location:Calgary Lee. 4,578 posts Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Angels, Bills, Blue Jays, Chargers, Dodgers, Kings, Lakers, Lions, Panthers, Rams, Tiger-Cats 1 BigBubba 1,355 Share on other sites 0 Share this postcenter_img Lights Out 0 Share on other sites 786 I don’t think it looks that bad. Clean and simple.But what’s the difference between “West” and “Pacific?” Is West being used for the Midwest? 0 26,359 posts Members Location:in phone Sportsnet unveiled their new look today. The idea being that their TV stations, radio stations, website and, magazine all have the same look.Check out the logos here 1,597 posts Sign in to follow this   Share this post Sports Logos Share on other sites 419 786 21,575 Posted September 30, 2011 Posted September 29, 2011 Favourite Logos:Animals or Fruit with sports equipment Members I’ll give Sportsnet credit, they’ve gone out there and added a LOT of great analysts and writers. Their new branding is very bland, I agree, but the additions they’ve made in regards to content are going to enhance their reputation. Favourite Logos:New Zealand Warriors Upgrade IMO, old look was horrible and surprised it has lasted this long.I don’t think it looks that bad. Clean and simple.But what’s the difference between “West” and “Pacific?” Is West being used for the Midwest?Pacific is BC and Yukon, West is Alberta, Sask, Manitoba. 4,356 Share this post 1,355 Link to post 4,356 959 All Activity Share this post Share this post Members 26,195 Link to post 1,535 Posted September 30, 2011 6,981 posts Location:Canada’s Vacation Paradise Of course it looks “too American” when the letters aren’t made out of maple leaves. Link to post M4One 0 Posted September 30, 2011 NEW.ERA the user formerly known as NJTank Vibin’ 0 2 Members M4One Not affiliated with sportslogos.net Recommended Posts Share this post Share on other sites Members What IS there old logo supposed to be??? Share on other sites 8,818 posts 23,667 posts scottyvoodoo 959 0 the_fan Posted September 30, 2011 This looks horribly generic and bland. I loved the old one, even though I have no idea what it’s supposed to be. Watching Sportsnet Connected, hell, even Jays Connected will be an eyesore. Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators Sports Logo News Crude 7’s Rugby Location:Vancouver, BC 0 Share this post Sports Logos Share on other sites Share on other sites 1,172 Frankie Share this post 10 By Jer15, September 29, 2011 in Sports Logo News Prev Share on other sites I apologize for any decorum Link to post 1,535 IceCap Members 0 It looks like the Buffalo Bills, especially the unused logo. Formally mr.negative15 0 1,172 Members 1,038 posts Link to post Share this post Jarred Revolver Frankie NEW.ERA 12,229 posts 159 324 Jezus_Ghoti I still can’t get over how ridiculous it is that the second Sportsnet channel is called Sportsnet One.I guess the One is because it is the national channel while before SNOne, it was just four seperate regional channels with shows broadcast for their timezones except for the Jays.It looks like the Buffalo Bills, especially the unused logo. I saw them do a piece just the other day about the new magazine and had no idea they were going to rebrand the whole thing. When I saw the magazine, I thought the same things about the Bills. Maybe one day the network or the new magazine will do a story on what exactly the old logo was. This is also like the third or fourth time the network has under gone changes to its look. But what’s the difference between “West” and “Pacific?” Is West being used for the Midwest?Pacific is BC and Yukon, West is Alberta, Sask, Manitoba.Yet TSN Jets looks after Manitoba, Sask, NW Ontario, the NW Territories and Nunavut. No idea how they decided that the Territories were Jets fans.Hate it. My Dad is seriously talking about shelling out for Centre Ice just so he can see the Jets. Very stupid on TSN not to make the Jets available to the entire country.Anyways back to the change. If it means a change to their horrible graphic package then great, it’s a good clean update.Ain’t got nothing to do with TSN. By now shouldn’t we all know about how the tv deals are seperated from national and regional deals. TSN can only show Jets games within the Jets region, except for the ones that are part of their national tv deal. It’s why if you live in Halifax, the only time you would be able to see the Canucks (if you wanted) would be when they were on CBC and TSN nationally, but wouldn’t be able to get their games on Sportsnet unless you bought centre ice. 0 10 Location:GTA 21,575 Share on other sites Posted September 29, 2011 Quillz Members Link to post Share this post 10 Link to post Not affiliated with sportslogos.net 185 posts 0 Moderators 0 Posted September 30, 2011 scottyvoodoo Posted September 30, 2011 959 0 Share this post 1,535 Lights Out 0 Link to post Share this post 0 Official Hater Of Everything Senators Go To Topic Listing Jarred Revolver Members Members Share this post 324 All Activity 21,575 Link to post Share on other sites 3,239 posts 2 1 Posted September 29, 2011 But what’s the difference between “West” and “Pacific?” Is West being used for the Midwest?Pacific is BC and Yukon, West is Alberta, Sask, Manitoba.Yet TSN Jets looks after Manitoba, Sask, NW Ontario, the NW Territories and Nunavut. 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first_imgThat’s according to ABC Sevilla, who first seriously reported the Spanish side’s interest in the veteran goalkeeper yesterday.According to their report, Manuel Pellegrini’s side had identified the Chilean goalkeeper as a target this summer once his deal with Manchester City ends and had already opened negotiations.They were confident of getting a deal over the line, and ABC very much present that as the case today.Embed from Getty ImagesThey report that negotiations with Bravo’s agent are ‘well underway’, but there are a ‘number of issues’ that need to be resolved before a deal can be signed.One of those is his current obligation to Manchester City. Bravo is Guardiola’s back up goalkeeper and has a contract with them until the end of their season.That is set to run for a while after they managed to knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League and secure a place in the semi-finals of that competition.Bravo’s commitment to them is total and he has made it clear he will not ‘close any negotiations’ with a new club until their run is over. Thus, Betis are being forced to wait.There is also the issue of his contract, with it as yet unknown whether he will sign for the La Liga side for one year or two.Either way, Betis are confident of getting a deal done, and there is plenty of optimism about Bravo’s potential arrival.They see him as a player who can upgrade their goalkeeping spot instantly but also add experience and ‘more weight’ to the dressing room via his personality.The key to anything is happening is Manchester City finishing their campaign though, with Betis sure to be keeping an eye on proceedings over the new few weeks.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.UndoSingtel PowerInstant savings and a $50 rebate.Singtel PowerUndo Real Betis are ‘optimistic’ about completing the signing of Claudio Bravo from Manchester City this summer.last_img read more

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first_img LIVE TV Written By WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 5th June, 2020 06:29 IST Saracens Facing Fixture Chaos In Rearranged Rugby Calendar As English rugby bosses scramble to rearrange the domestic calendar, Saracens is leaving them with a major headache COMMENTcenter_img As English rugby bosses scramble to rearrange the domestic calendar, Saracens is leaving them with a major headache.The current European champions must play next season in England’s second-tier Championship after being demoted from the Premiership forIt leaves the prospect of the next season of the Championship starting — maybe in September — while the current Premiership season is ongoing.Adding to the mess is the fact that Saracens is still in the European Champions Cup, which organizers are hoping to complete in mid-October — if public health regulations allow — when the Championship could be in full swing and the Premiership still might not be finished.“That is one of the topics we have got to resolve,” Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney said of Saracens.Sweeney spoke of the need for a “spirit of harmony” as organizers look to get their competitions restarted or finished. There is also the lucrative international game to consider, with the prospect having already been raised of this year’s suspended Six Nations tournament being completed in October.Some of England’s best players are on the Saracens squad, like captain Owen Farrell, lock Maro Itoje and No. 8 Billy Vunipola.“You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to get around a table and find compromises that work for both sides,” Sweeney said. “We want to avoid a pure conflict situation with that and recognize the international game has got requirements and the club game also, but let’s find a way through it.” First Published: 5th June, 2020 06:29 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgBERN, (Reuters) – The hosts for the 2023 women’s World Cup will be chosen at an online meeting of the FIFA Council on June 25, the global soccer body said yesterday. FIFA will choose between Brazil, Colombia, Japan and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand in what it said was the “most competitive bidding process” in the event’s 29-year history. None of the bidding nations have staged the event before.The hosts were originally due to be chosen at a FIFA Council meeting in Addis Ababa in June but that was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.“FIFA remains committed to implementing the most comprehensive, objective and transparent bidding process in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, said FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura. FIFA said its evaluation report on the four bids will be published in early June. South Korea and South Africa dropped out of the race in December.The 2023 tournament will feature 32 teams for the first time, up from 24 in France in 2019.last_img read more

first_imgGermany international midfielder Emre Can has completed his move to Italian champions Juventus.Emre Can, 24, joins the Old Lady on a free transfer after he ran down his contract at Premier League giants Liverpool.The Reds had earlier announced on June 8 that the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup winner would leave the club when his contract ends this summer.Emre Can joined Liverpool from German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 and went on to score 14 goals in 167 appearances.His last appearance came in the Reds’ 3-1 loss to European Champions Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final on May 26.He will officially become a Juventus player on July 1.He has 20 caps for Germany but was left out of Joachim Low’s World Cup squad despite helping to the Confederations Cup title last summer.Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgData is often a hot topic in esports, whether outlining the vast amounts available in a single game, or the lack of reliable data available on esports consumers worldwide. Many companies have emerged offering data solutions for a range of uses.Scott Horowitz, YouGov SportOne company that is looking to add value to the esports industry through data is YouGov Sport the global sports, sponsorship, and entertainment research company. YouGov Sport will be present at #ESINYC as one of our sponsors and will no doubt have a keen eye on our ‘Data, Data, Data: The Commercial Opportunity‘ roundtable at the event. Ahead of #ESINYC, we spoke with Scott Horowitz, Chief Revenue Officer of YouGov Sport to find out how YouGov want to add value to esports and what sets them apart from others.  Esports Insider: Why do you think events like ESI New York are important? Scott Horowitz: These events are extremely important to organisations like ours because it allows us to keep our fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the esports space. These events are gatherings of industry experts we can all learn from and network with. After coming out of an event like this, I feel like we are better informed about the industry and trends within it so we can speak correctly about what the esports space currently looks like and where it’s going. Also, by referencing our attendance at events like this and the education learned, we become a lot more credible.ESI: How do you see YouGovSport adding value to the esports industry?SH: The biggest value that we can bring to the esports space is being the most up to date and relevant source of information on consumers. Our daily data collection around the world allows us not to have to wait six months to understand what happened (past tense), however, we can keep on top of what is happening (current) among consumers related to sport, entertainment, and more.  “Having data collection in over 30 countries around the world, all connected, allows us to be the only up to date global data source for what’s happening in stick and ball sports, esports, and more”ESI: What work have you done previously in esports, and how do you hope to build on this?SH: Over the past few years, YouGov Sport has worked with several publishers, sponsors, and other rights holders to better understand the esports consumer. This has been so interesting to us since we have traditionally looked at stick and ball sports, so this new category has been fun to dive into and understand.  For me personally, I would like to see us start to publish some thought-leadership around the topic of esports and the consumers. We have so much information and so many insights collecting every day on the topic, that being able to connect the sport to specific brands and really dive into how different esports is than say, basketball or football, is extremely exciting. We just need to let people know we have this information and that it’s available, we believe we will become the go-to source for up to date information on the sport.ESI: What sets YouGovSport apart from other data providers?SH: I would say there are two main things that set us apart from others in the space, and there are a lot of people running around now. The first is our data. We are the only provider collecting daily data, publishing it for our subscribers daily, and updating our profiling database on a weekly basis.Other sources of information on consumers related to sport and entertainment are either bespoke in nature, so collected once or twice, or if syndicated they only updated two times per year. So the first thing I would say that sets us apart is the amount of information we have, and it’s all connected, all over the world.“YouGov Sport has worked with several publishers, sponsors, and other rights holders to better understand the esports consumer”The second main point of difference between our peers and us is our level of client servicing and support we provide to our clients. We do not believe in just turning on a subscription and letting our clients lose; we are very hands-on and supportive along their business journey.Everyone is time-poor which is why we decided to invest in a support model first above anything else. This means on-site visits for workshops, monthly check-ins, and help with the heavy lifting when major projects come up. Our clients appreciate our support and help and consider us to be partners in their business more than vendors.ESI NYC is brought to you by: Find out more about our event partners here Register for ESI New Yorklast_img read more

first_img Amazing movies best funny animals Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Most awesome bullfighting festival Football player touch female referee s breast!center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 MIKE TYSON has revealed he is considering getting his whole body covered in tattoos after claiming he is in the best shape of his life.The 53-year-old – who was recently crowned as the eWBSS heavyweight champion after outpointing Muhammad Ali in a thrilling final – already boasts a number of iconic tattoos.Mike Tyson is considering getting tattoos all over his body at the age of 53One of Tyson’s most iconic inkings is his tribal design on the left side of his face, which he got just a week before his 2003 bout against Clifford Etienne.The American also has the face of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong on his right arm, along with a portrait of Che Guevara on his rib cage.And Tyson has insisted he is thinking about getting more artwork, as he stated he has never felt in better condition than he does right now, despite hanging up his gloves in 2005.In an interview with WBC Talks, he said: “I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in my totally life of existence. I have no complaints.“This is the best time of my life. As a human being, I feel like sky is the limit and nothing could go wrong. “I am very fit. The best I ever been in my life. I’m training everyday.”He added: “The other day, I was thinking about just getting a tattoo. I’m in such good physical condition.Tyson was nicknamed the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ during his careerCredit: ReutersThrowback footage of a terrifying Mike Tyson shows his boxing skill in sparring sessionA tattoo of of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong can be seen on Tyson’s right armCredit: AP:Associated Press“I was just thinking about getting my whole body inked up.”Tyson recently declared that he would destroy both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury if they ever fought when he was in his prime, while he admitted that he would lose to Ali.And his ex-trainer Jeff Fenech has insisted that he would KO Deontay Wilder within a minute if the two ever faced each other in the ring.Mike Tyson slaps Dana White and kicks him out of his seat on private jet leaving UFC boss stunned in prank Funny Moments Of Football DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore!last_img read more

first_imgSmith retired at age 38 in 1994 after playing 35 games for the Orioles. He hit .203 with a .333 OBP. The end was unremarkable, other than that it came six years later than everyone expected. “I don’t want to be remembered as the guy who used to fall down and stumble after fly balls, or as the guy who came back from a drug problem,” Smith told SN. “I want to be remembered as a being a good player. That’s all.”Indeed, Smith was a good player — except for in 1989, when he was eye-poppingly and shockingly great. This is Baseball Musings, an occasional offseason column that riffs on random things found while perusing Baseball Reference.Sometimes a stat just jumps right out and punches you in the face. It seems like a crazy typo, something that makes you laugh because doesn’t make a bit of sense — an egregious outlier among other, more sensible numbers. But a second look and little digging show that, no, it’s not a mistake. It really happened. But it still doesn’t make sense. This was my experience the first time I saw Lonnie Smith’s outrageous 8.8 WAR for the 1989 season. There’s a lot to unpack here, but we’ll start with this: A big part of what made Smith’s ’89 campaign so surprising was the path he took to get there.MORE: The great human moments of the 1991 World SeriesOn the field, Smith’s MLB career up until that season had been an unequal mix of great, good and mediocre for the Phillies and Cardinals. His traditional batting stats were usually good, so his value came from his offense. He could hit for average and steal bases back when those were necessary traits in top-of-the-order guys. But his game had a big drawback: his defense. In the field, Smith was a consistent liability, earning him the nickname “Skates” and putting him on many a blooper reel. But the good tended to outweighed the bad.By far his best pre-1989 year came in 1982, when he was an All-Star with the Cardinals, leading the league in runs scored, putting up a 6.2 WAR and finishing second in the MVP vote. From 1980 through 1987, Smith had a career slash line of .290/.365/.406 along with 302 stolen bases. He was also part of three world championship teams: the Phillies in 1980, the Cardinals in 1982 and the Royals in 1985.But any on-field success was countered with off-field issues, including a drug problem, public bashing of the American League and a beef with then-commissioner Peter Ueberroth related to drug testing. It was a negative mix that left him unwanted and essentially out of baseball as the 1988 season approached. Nobody wanted to take to on the baggage, so the phone never rang. Eventually, Smith went proactive and started calling teams in hopes of finding a job. The only taker was the rebuilding Braves, who signed the overweight and out-of-shape Smith to a minor league deal during spring training. Once he was back in baseball-playing shape, Smith impressed enough in his Triple-A assignment that he was called up to the big league team in July. He played 43 games that season for a 54-106 Braves team, but put up lackluster totals, slashing .237/.296/.342. Still, Smith was a big leaguer again, albeit as essentially a platoon player on the worst team in the National League. But it was something to build upon.Which brings us to 1989, when the Braves were bad again but Smith somehow became the best all-around player in baseball.Smith won a starting job in spring training and began the season as the Braves’ lead-off hitter before eventually settling into three spot. And he made an impact from the beginning, leading the Braves in most offensive categories in the season’s early months. But he wasn’t just the best on the Braves — he was among the best in the National League. Through early August, Smith was among the NL leaders in average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.Absolutely nobody saw it coming.”Lonnie Smith is the best damn story in baseball, absolutely the biggest and the best,” Braves manager Russ Nixon told Sporting News in an August cover story that carried a blunt but accurate headline: “Given Up for Dead — Except by Braves — Smith Revives Career.” That Smith, at age 33, was back in the majors at all was impressive to the rest of the league. His numbers only enhanced an epic comeback story.”Most of the time, when a guy goes down as far as Lonnie, he never recovers,” Giants manager Roger Craig told Sporting News then. “… Overall, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody come back as far as he has.”The turnaround wasn’t lost on then-Royals GM John Schuerholz, who released Smith in 1987 and, conincidentally, would become his boss again with the Braves a few years later.”I think if you polled baseball general managers and asked if they’re surprised to see Lonnie Smith having the kind of season he’s having, I think surprised would be a pretty unanimous description,” he told SN.Smith’s offensive contributions were the attention-grabber in 1989, but his defense also went to another level. For the first time his career, he was among the best outfield defenders in the league, compiling a 2.1 dWAR and 23 runs saved on defense — shocking numbers for the erswhile Skates — although such things weren’t fully appreciated at the time. When it was all over, Smith’s 1989 campaign was easily the best of his career. In 134 games, he clubbed a career-high 21 home runs and drove in a career-best 79 runs, while also taking more walks (76) than he ever had. He led the National League with a .415 on-base percentage and also led the league with a .427 average with runners in scoring position. Not to mention those 23 defensive runs saved. The totals with the bat and glove added up to produce that prodigious 8.8 bWAR, leading all MLB postition players. To put that in perspective, that’s a higher WAR than Mike Trout’s 2019 campaign. But unlike Trout, Smith finished 11th in MVP voting and didn’t even make the All-Star team, though he was named Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year.There was no obvious logic for why Smith’s 1989 played out the way it did. It was just a year when everything clicked: the right setting, the right team, the right motivation — and a year free from the negativity and various obstacles that had dogged him in the past. Smith himself offered no insight as to his turnaround, but said his 1989 output could be just the beginning.”I still don’t feel as if I’m totally back to where I was before,” Smith told SN in that cover story. But, it turns around, there was nowhere to go but down after such a stellar and unexpected output.Smith never again approached his 1989 production, though he wasn’t without his significant contributions. His 1990 season produced a strong 4.6 bWAR, but his 1991 production saw a signifcant dip, thanks in part to his defense returning to normal, though he did contribute to the Braves’ worst-to-first turnaround that year and hit three home runs in the World Series against the Twins. 1992 was more of the same, though he was limited to just 84 games. His big highlight that season was a grand slam off Jack Morris in the World Series against Toronto. His 1993 season saw a slight uptick in his offense in stints with the Pirates and Orioles, as he carried a .420 OBP and an .868 OPS in 103 games.last_img read more

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