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Lakers/Kings Roundup

These past two days have been nothing short of news. Let’s start things off with Wednesday.

■Apparently Kobe Bryant decided to make a visit to our “friendly” neighborhood club MiX. Apparently, Kobe was just chilling, relaxing-enjoy a few tasty beverages. I don’t know what is the deal with Wednesday. Maybe I am getting old, but it seems like the weekend starts on Hump Day.
■Today, Thursday, Metta World Peace and Mr. Pau Gasol were seen getting some sushi at Mikuni. Not quite sure if it was the one in Downtown or near the mall. Regardless, they were out enjoying the beautiful weather.
■We come to find out Kobe won’t be playing. He officially loses the scoring title to OKC Thunder, Kevin Durant. He is focused on getting that sixth ring.
■The Maloofs and KJ had a encouraging meeting today in regards of the arena. Mayor Kevin Johnson says that they “…agreed not to negotiate in public.” So we shall see how that goes.
■No starters will be playing for the Lakers.

This is the last game of the season for the Sacramento Kings. The season was filled with up and downs, on and off the court. The last pick from the draft, UW’s (University of Washington) finest Isiah Thomas has become a fan favorite. Jimmer Fredette had a OK rookie season. Demarcus Cousins played well. Coaching changes, arena issues, just the norm for Kings Basketball.

I’m excited to see my Pacific Division Champions Lakers play tonight in person. I’m not excited that it won’t be the same Lakers that I’m used to seeing. The Lakers are waiting to see if they host the Denver Nuggets or Dallas Mavericks in the first round on Sunday.

Welcome Back Happiness.

Lately, two songs have been on repeat on my iPod. This is the first one…

 

 

 

The title itself explains it all. Unfortunately, the age range of 18-26 gets a bad rap. What’s wrong with having fun. We go through enough M-F with work, then we have bills and rent. Sometimes a break is needed, and why not have that break with your friends. This song is a true definition of just having a good time and not worrying about what other people think about you.

Then we have this bad boy…

 

I think this song is about us rising to the occasion. Just listening to the first verse I can relate to the song.
Then again I can see at as a weird version of a make-out song. I sense double meaning for some reason.

These two songs pretty much explains how I’ve felt these past couple of days. I can finally say that I am happy with my life again.

True, and very true.

“To find fulfillment…don’t exist with life – embrace it. ” – Jim Beggs

Opening Week!

Clear skies, Cracker Jacks, Sunflower Seeds and BASEBALL! What more can one ask for. The Boys of Summer hit the field to as the 2012 MLB Season begins.

The A’s are back in the States and are hosting the Mariners tomorrow night.

Oakland and Seattle split a two-game series last week in Japan, before coming back to finish off their Spring Training slate. Since their last playoff appearance in 2006, the A’s have finished no higher than ninth in the American League in runs scored while boasting some of the league’s best pitching. This year’s squad will be led by two injury-prone veteran starters — Brandon McCarthy and Bartolo Colon — and several unproven arms in the back of the rotation and bullpen. The offense must score some runs with their young, yet unproven, talent led by Yoenis Cespedes.

The Giants head to Arizona to take on the defending NL West Champs, the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Giants hope to make the playoffs and are led by their two-headed monster of Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. The squad struggled at times to generate runs, but the return of Buster Posey should help with that issue. Top prospect Brandon Belt made the Opening Day roster as well as a couple of rookies. The Giants focused on offense this past off-season and hopefully it will lead them back to the playoffs.

In Minor League news, The Sacramento River Cats begin today in Sin City as they take on the Las Vegas 51s.

The Cats roster is set but we shall wait a few games before we get any deeper.

My Predictions:

AL/NL West: LA Angels/SF Giants

AL/NL East: NY Yankees/ PHI Phillies

AL/NL Central: DET Tigers/CIN Reds

AL/NL Wild Card 1: TEX Rangers/ MIA Marlins

AL/NL Wild Card 2: BOS Red Sox/ ARZ Diamondbacks

ALCS: Angels over Tigers

NLCS: Phillies over Red

WS: Angels over Phillies in six games.

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