Friday, April 4, 2014

Ricky's Recaps Recaps

Here's the best of the best of the past year's "Ricky's Recaps," well they're all great so here's every single video...Enjoy!













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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Defying the Odds

The fall season long ended. Individual skill workouts and strength and conditioning workouts are also in the rear view. Needless to say with spring training still a month away for the Pumas (January 10th), there isn't much to report. But John Parker recently ranked the top prospects in the Texas Rangers organization for MiLB.com. Appearing on the list was none other than the Lake Erie Lasher himself. Ryan Rua finished his college career at shortstop but has played just about every other position while climbing his way to Double-A with the Frisco RoughRiders.
"The 23-year-old spent the bulk of his time at second base with Hickory but shifted to third after a late-season promotion to Frisco. He was neck-and-neck with Gallo in the race for the Minor League home run crown for much of the season -- Rua actually led the chase with 29 at the end of July."
This clip is from one of his first games after being called up to Double-A where Ryan launches a walk-off grand slam in one of his first games played after getting the call up to the RoughRiders. I can't watch it enough...this ball was crushed! Best of luck to Ryan on his journey to Arlington!


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fist Pump Friday: Pennant Edition

The World Series is set for a rematch of the 2004 series that saw the Boston Red Sox end an 86-year drought in a 4-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. It is clear that the best two teams in baseball face off on Wednesday night so there should be a lot of good reactions, after all, it is the Fall Classic. So with both the Sox and the Cards clinching their respective pennants this weekend, there were some great celebrations in the process. Here's a look at some of the best from both game 6's in a special edition of #FistPumpFriday.

The "we're starting a rally" fist pump

The "we're losing this game over my dead body" fist pump

The "I choose Division II" fist pump

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fist Pump Friday: LCS Edition

As the League Championship Series' games dwindle in number, the pressure mounts with each moment. And with the pressure, so to does the intensity of the celebrations, namely the fist pumps. Not all of these are technically fist pumps but they are in the ballpark. So without further ado, here is the first full edition of #FistPumpFriday.

 The "scored an early run, let's keep it going" fist pump

 The "one game closer to winning the pennant" fist pump

 The "I'll show you 'Mickey Mouse stuff'" fist pump

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fist Pump Friday: Tuesday Edition

There has certainly been a lot of emotion displayed from players this postseason, and I love it! But some of it is rubbing teams the wrong way, even though it seems like a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Wherever you stand on players' celebrations, you have to love the intensity of these games and the drama they are providing. For a sport that is routinely, and lazily I might add, called boring, emotionless, et al, this is just what the doctor ordered. Teams play all summer long and when six months of work comes down to one pitch, sometimes player's are victims of the moment. With that said, I am introducing a new segment that pays tribute to the emotion of the postseason. I wanted to wait three days before debuting #FistPumpFriday,  but given what happened on this day in baseball history 25 years ago, it feels appropriate. So without further ado, I give you the ultimate fist pump.


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