This malaphor was uttered by Brian Johnson, the San Francisco Giants’ color announcer, describing a Detroit Tigers pitcher. It is a mash up of “on the ropes” (doing badly and likely to fail) and “back against the wall” (to have serious problems which limit the way you can act). 68 more words
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World and Olympic champions, chart-topping musicians, best-selling authors and familiar figures from TV and radio will all be on the star-studded grid for the inaugural Celebrity Challenge Trophy Race at this month’s eagerly-anticipated Silverstone Classic (28-30 July). 530 more words
"Cauliflower" Chase Brown & Nick Comoroto vs. Brian Johnson & Matt "Sex" Sells (ROH Future of Honor June 16, 2017)
This is a pretty bizarre match. Like pretty much all of Ring of Honor’s “Future of Honor” matches it was a dark match, but this match was so dark that the arena was more or less completely empty aside from some ring crew guys, and it didn’t seem to be a gimmick since the fact that the arena was empty was never mentioned and the two teams involved just wrestled a standard issue tag match unlike every other “empty arena match” I’ve ever seen. 99 more words
Veteran right-hander Doug Fister was granted his release on Wednesday from the Los Angeles Angels after exercising his opt-out clause. After making three starts in Triple-A posting a 4.02 ERA over 15 2/3 innings with 10 strikeouts, the Halos opted not to promote Fister to the 25-man roster. 391 more words
BOSTON (CBS) — The back end of the Boston rotation just can’t stay healthy.
Brian Johnson left his start on Wednesday night in Philadelphia with discomfort in his left shoulder, and is back to Boston to be re-evaluated on Thursday. 321 more words