Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category


A RedZone Channel for MLB?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Hey folks, I’m building a fun little project over the next 48 hours. I’ll post the occasional update here, but you can follow all the details over at

Are You Ready for Game 7? Are you Sure?

Friday, October 28th, 2011

It is said that all good stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Last night’s game may have had a beginning and middle so sloppy that was at times hard to watch, but boy, did the ending make up for it.

Just how good was it? I can’t see how Gerald Laird’s celebration isn’t enough to convince, but for the stat-heads out there, I’ve included the full list of the 10 top-rated games in our history below, including last night’s epic that slid into the #6 spot.

World Series.
Game 7.
Less than an hour.
Let’s do this.

1. Packers 31, Steelers 25
Rodgers, Packers beat Steelers in Super Bowl
Final (729)

2. Syracuse20 127, Connecticut4 117
Sixth OT proves to be charm in Syracuse’s win over UConn
Final – 6OT (692)

3. Auburn1 22, Oregon2 19
Auburn downs Oregon on last-second FG for BCS title
Final (661)

4. Giants 17, Patriots 14
Giants win Super Bowl XLII, spoil Patriots’ bid for perfection
Final (635)

5. Packers 42, Saints 34
Packers survive Saints in high-scoring thriller
Final (569)

6. Cardinals 10, Rangers 9
Cards rally to force Game 7 with Rangers
Final/11 (565)

7. Phillies 5, Reds 4
Let’s play 19: Phillies edge Reds in marathon
Final/19 (501)

8. Arkansas 50, LSU1 48
McFadden, Arkansas shock No. 1 LSU in triple-OT
Final – 3OT (494)

9. Steelers 24, Jets 19
Steelers ground Jets, reach another Super Bowl
Final (489)

10. Jets 28, Patriots 21
Jets KO Patriots, set up title game with Steelers
Final (489)


Friday, July 24th, 2009

Any of you early members of RUWTbot’s Army might remember the last time Mark Buehrle threw a no-hitter—I know I do.

It was a just a couple months after our TechCrunch write-up, and RUWTbot completely missed it. Total and complete Fail.

It was probably one of my most depressing days at RUWT?, so to see Buehrle pitch another no-no yesterday, and watch all the alerts stream out, felt extra sweet.

Things are always a bit quiet during the Summer, but there are some big changes coming to the way alerts work—some awesome, some not so awesome. Stay tuned.

RUWTbot got sleepy

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Running a startup is a lot like having a kid. Well…maybe a pet. A real annoying pet. One that pees all over the rug as soon as you leave the house.

Headed out with some friends this afternoon to catch Josh Hamilton play some Triple-A ball on a perfect Austin day in the low-90s. (And he signed autographs for a solid half hour. It was pretty dope.)

Got home to find a disconcerting “What happened to all the scores?” shout from senorpepr. Ugh. Fail. RUWTbot fell asleep for a bit, but he’s up and cranking again.

Oh, and for the RUWT? Sports Toolbar users out there, keep your eyes peeled—there’s a new version dropping in the next couple days.

Now That’s More Like It

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I’m just gonna come right out and say it:

March was a major letdown.

Whew. Finally got that out.

I don’t know if it was just me, but it just seemed like March was a month full of total snoozers. March Madness was so Badness I even sat down to watch the Women’s title game hoping for something good—22-point blowout.

But boy, has April stepped it up. We seem to be having at least one great game every night, and today we have 4(!) NBA playoffs games, 2 NHL playoff games, Yanks/Sawx at the Fens, 500 miles of Talladega, AND the 2nd day of the draft!

It’s a smörgåsbord of great games on TV today. Check the snack situation and slide on the sweatpants. No reason to leave the couch today, kids.

Revenge of the Desktop Sports Widget

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Manny traded for Favre, straight up!

Is anyone else’s head still spinning? Manny, Pudge, and Junior were the big names, but it seemed like every team was up to something at some point this week.

To help you keep track of all the chatter in the Bleachers, I’m happy to announce the relaunch of the RUWT? Sports Desktop Widget. Launched over a year ago (wow!), it got as much love from me as the AppleTV gets from Jobs. (zing!)

To make up for that, I scrapped everything and rewrote it from scratch with a new game plan. For the first time with any RUWT? widget you can root and shout from your desktop without even opening your browser.

I’m really psyched about this “new” app and you should expect a lot of new features rolled out over the next few weeks. Gimme a shout if you have any requests. Get it!

We couldn’t find any games that match all of the options you selected

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Wow. What a year it has been for sports.

The Super Bowl, March Madness, Tiger and Rocco in the U.S. Open, Nadal and Federer at Wimbledon, heck, even Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest went into overtime. A dog-off, if you will.

This week though, is quite special a special one. With the MLB on the All-Star Break, we have two of the slower days in the entire sports year. Unless you’re into the WNBA, a lot of you that use the RUWT? Sports Toolbar are staring at “We couldn’t find any games that match all of the options you selected.” No, it’s not a bug, it’s just that there were a whopping three games on Tuesday. One WNBA game, and two minor league Arena Football games. Today? Not much better.

But all is not lost, kids. First, we had Josh Hamilton completely own Yankee Stadium (and the fans), relegating Morneau to completely forgettable, anticlimactic winner status, and a marathon of an All-Star Game last night. And the best part? It’s only gonna get better from here.

College Football starts in a short six weeks, and I’m already starting to see television ads for Fantasy Football leagues. Things always get slow in the summer (even I’ve been slacking on my blogging duties), but there are a bunch of great games and great RUWT? developments on tap for the Fall, just around the corner.

Do we need to check the Red Sox game?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

The motivation for RUWT? is pretty simple: I hate missing great games and I don’t think any of us should have to ever again. Here’s a great post I found late last night about RUWTbot doing his job.

I almost missed Jon Lester’s no-hitter. There I was with my softball team, relishing another victory, not really paying attention to much, largely due to some slightly inconvenient tv locations. The meal and beers were seemingly at an end when my buddy Derek piped up:

“Uhhh… so, I signed up on this site called The idea is it sends me e-mails and texts when there is an awesome game on, like an overtime basketball game, 12-inning baseball game, whatever. You tell it what tv channels you get and what sports you want to follow, and it let’s you know when something exciting is going on. Anyway, I’m supposed to get e-mails when games are at an “high” level of excitement, and texts when a game is at “severe” level. So, my question is… why am I getting a text that says “Red Sox 7, Royals 0″? Do we need to check the Sox game?” (more)

YTT29: Mudcats Spirit Keeps Us Warm!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Today’s YTT (care of the chairman) brings me back, so I’m sharing some early athletic stats with all of you from my first (and only year) playing Little League:

– I played Catcher and couldn’t catch.
– I dropped every third strike and proceeded to either sail the throw into right field or peg the runner in the back—there was no in between.
– In one game I clocked one over the head of the Left Fielder for an inside-the-park home run. Coach moved me up in the batting order for the next game where I proceeded to strike out in every at bat.
– Everyone in the league got an award. Mine? Most Improved Player.
– We lost all every one of our games going into the season finale.


– In the last game (against another winless team), we scraped out a win, rushed the field, and piled on the pitcher. And it was awesome.

Bored? Talk to RUWTbot. He’ll listen to you.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

If you use MSN Messenger, Google Talk, or any Jabber client, you can now Instant Message RUWTbot.

Just add as a new contact, and you can ask him for sports scores for the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. This is new for him, so be friendly. You can get the whole story straight from the source at

Examples of what you can ask him: suns scores, yankees news, nba news, nhl scores, tv espn2, tv tnthd

Try it now!