Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lots of Favorites Took a Dive in the NCAA Tournament

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- Martin Luther King Jr.

The 2013 NCAA Tournament has to go down as one of the most corrupt tournaments in history, and believe me, that's saying a lot, because the competition is so fierce. The casualty list of favorites that were required to take a dive includes Notre Dame, San Diego State, Oklahoma State, Gonzaga, Wisconsin, Kansas State, New Mexico, UCLA, Georgetown, St. Louis, Ohio State, Indiana, UNLV and Michigan.

I'm including Michigan on that list because, even though they were only a No. 4 seed, they had more talent than everyone else and probably could have gone undefeated if they hadn't been required to throw so many games. No one else had five NBA prospects in the starting lineup. Plus, they were a well-coached team and played like it when the fix wasn't in.

(Editor's note: By the summer of 2016, all five starters from that 2013 Michigan team were still playing in the NBA. As of January 2017, Mitch McGary was no longer active, but Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas were still playing in the NBA.)

The second half of Michigan State's loss to Duke was also highly suspicious. If the fix hadn't been in, I seriously doubt they would have lost by 10 points after playing Duke evenly in the first half. They still might have lost, but it would have been a close, hard-fought struggle.

The most obvious fix of the season was when Michigan lost to winless (0-14) Penn State on Feb. 27 with the Big Ten championship on the line. You'd have to be pretty naive to believe that game was on the level.

After losing its first 14 games of the Big Ten season, Penn State won that game 84-78 on the strength of 10-for-20 (50 percent) shooting from 3-point range. The Nittany Lions outscored Michigan 30-15 from the 3-point line, since the Wolverines could manage to make just 5 for 20 (25 percent). The reason for the mismatch was Michigan deliberately leaving Penn State players wide open beyond the 3-point line.

The Wolverines also committed 15 turnovers, an unusually high number for a team that usually made fewer than 10 in a game. And this was against the slowest and least athletic team in the Big Ten, when a win could have meant staying in the race for the conference championship. Think about it -- it doesn't add up!

Sometimes when a team pulls off a particularly suspicious upset, such as 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast's "win" over second-seeded Georgetown, it's allowed to win its next game just to deflect some of the attention from its first crooked win. That way, clueless fans will say, "I guess those guys must be for real."

So after Florida Gulf Coast knocked off Georgetown, they upset seventh-seeded San Diego State in their next game and kept the score close against Florida before losing. See what a tough team they were? LOL! This was a team that finished 26-11 after a rugged season in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Their season opener was less than auspicious, as they got blown out 80-57 by Virginia Commonwealth, the same team that got run off the floor by Michigan in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. But they bounced back nicely with a 63-51 win over Miami, which was seeded second in the NCAA. That game was probably fixed to give the FGC program a boost in visibility -- an upset against one of the state's top programs in its second year as a Division I program.

They got blown out by Duke, St. John's and Iowa State, and then lost to Maine, Mercer, East Tennessee State, Lipscomb (twice) and Stetson. But that was before they were miraculously transformed into a juggernaut in time for the NCAA Tournament.

LOL! The gangsters involved in fixing all these games must think college basketball fans are pretty naive, and they're right, because most fans don't suspect anything suspicious is going on despite all the "upsets" that wreck the tournament every year. Don't be one of those clueless fans! Be skeptical when a game doesn't add up, and then look for the telltale signs that the fix is in.

I like to root for the underdog too, but not when the favorite is taking a dive. All those "upsets" prevented some excellent matchups from taking place this season, such as Gonzaga-Ohio State, Georgetown-Michigan, Indiana-Marquette, Indiana-Michigan in the national semifinals and lots more.

Wichita State's "miraculous" run was another example of a team getting its path cleared by the other team taking a dive. In their opener, the ninth-seeded Shockers "shocked the world" by blowing out eighth-seeded Pittsburgh. Somehow the Panthers just forgot to show up for work that day.

Funny, isn't it? You would have thought they'd be excited about playing in the tournament. Instead, they played like they just wanted to go home as soon as possible. It wasn't that big of an upset except for the margin of victory, 73-55.

That set the stage for another "miraculous" tournament run. In their next game, they knocked off top-seeded Gonzaga, which had struggled in its opener. Now fans could say, "I guess Gonzaga just wasn't as good as we thought. They were lucky to win their opener against Southern. They were ripe for an upset."

Now Wichita State had some credibility, plus they caught a "break" when Kansas State took a dive against LaSalle and Wisconsin did the same against Mississippi. That meant that instead of facing fifth-seeded Wisconsin in their next game, the 13th-seeded Explorers were matched up with 12th-seeded Ole Miss. They survived that test but couldn't stop the burgeoning powerhouse from Wichita, so the Shockers advanced to the regional finals against Ohio State.

The Buckeyes threw that game in one of the most obvious fixes of the tournament. Somehow they just couldn't be bothered to show up for work that day.

After decimating the West Regional, the Shockers couldn't very well be allowed to get blown out in the Final Four, so they were allowed to take a commanding lead in the first half before finally succumbing to Louisville in a valiant effort. See how it works?

The point I'm making here is that you need to open your mind to the possibility that most of these "upsets" are not upsets at all, they're hoaxes.

In addition to looking for all the telltale signs while you're watching the games, check the box scores and look for statistics that don't ring true. For example, when Michigan lost to Wisconsin this season in the Big Ten Tournament, they held the Badgers to 17 points in the first half. But in the second half, the Wolverines surrendered 51 points and lost 68-59.

Are we really supposed to believe that a team with five NBA prospects in the starting lineup, led by one of the best coaches in the game, could give up 51 points in the second half after holding Wisconsin to 17 points in the first half?  Leaving players wide open for easy shots is a telltale sign, and this game was a prime example because it was lost in the three-point shooting column, where Wisconsin outscored Michigan 24-9.

Nik Stauskas, rated one of the top 100 players in college basketball by ESPN, who went 6-for-6 from three-point range against Florida in the NCAA Tournament, was 1 for 8 against the Badgers. That was another sign that the fix was in.

For lots more on the game-fixing scandal, see this:

College and Professional Sports Are Crooked as a Dog's Hind Leg

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Fixing of the NCAA Championship Game

Michigan lost the national championship game despite having five legitimate NBA propspects in the starting lineup and being led by one of the top coaches in the game. With Trey Burke, Glenn Robinson and Mitch McGary all rated in the top 15 of NBA prospects and Tim Hardaway a cinch to be drafted in the second round, the Wolverines should have won that game easily. And they would have if they hadn't been forced to take a dive.

(Editor's note: As of February 2015, all five starters from the Michigan team that lost to Louisville in the 2013 Championship Game were playing in the NBA: Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway, Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson.)

Louisville didn't have a single player rated in the Top 15. Not that talent guarantees success on the basketball court, as basketball is a team game. But this Michigan team was well-coached and cool under pressure when it was allowed to give 100 percent, such as the Big Ten opener at Northwestern, which the Wolverines won 94-66 while shooting 59.6 percent from the field, and the following game against Iowa, which they won 95-67.

When they were allowed to play their A game, they were very proficient at working the ball around for an open shot, and they rarely committed turnovers. There were many games in which they committed less than 10, and a few in which they committed 6 or fewer. That's saying something for a team that played at breakneck speed.

Unfortunately, the championship game was fixed, like so many other games in the tournament, year after year. The Michigan team that showed up in the second half was not the real Michigan team -- it was a team that was ordered to throw the game and allow Louisville to walk away with the trophy.

It was clear from the start that the game was fixed because the officiating was so obviously crooked. In the opening minutes with Michigan ahead 5-3, Hardaway drove in for a layup and was denied a basket when the officials refused to make an obvious goaltending call against Gorgui Dieng.

On the ensuing fast break, Peyton Siva plowed into Burke, and Burke was called for a foul despite the fact that he was backpedaling at the time. In basketball, you can't just plow into the opposing players when they've moving away from you. That's called charging, and the officials refused to make that call as well, because the plan was to take Burke out of the game early with foul trouble.

A few minutes later, Siva got away with another charging foul when Robinson stepped in front of him and took a charge. Again, Robinson was mistakenly charged with the foul. Then, with Michigan leading 20-15 and 11 minutes remaining in the first half, Burke was charged with a second questionable foul as he tried to block Luke Hancock's three-point attempt. There did not appear to be much contact on the play, if any.

As a result or those two crooked foul calls, the national Player of the Year had to sit out the next 11 minutes. That in itself is highly suspicious, because if anything, the refs usually tend to show favoritism toward the game's marquee players, especially in a nationally televised NCAA championship game. Instead, on this occasion, the game's top player was singled out to be railroaded to the bench. You'd have to be pretty naive to believe it was all just an accident.

I counted at least six blatant officiating mistakes that went against Michigan in the first half, but despite the officials' best efforts to sabotage the Wolverines, Spike Albrecht ruined their plan by scoring 17 points in the first half and leading the Wolverines  to a 35-23 lead with 3:10 left in the first half. That's when the process of throwing the game kicked into high gear.

Keep in mind, Michigan is skilled in this endeavor and has lots of experience, having thrown seven other games this season and having shaved points in many others that they could easily have won by a more decisive margin.

With three minutes left in the half, the Michigan team that had played so well in the opening minutes could suddenly do nothing right. They started missing easy baskets, fumbling away loose balls, throwing the ball away, leaving opposing players wide open for easy baskets and failing to block out on the boards, among other things. Very uncharacteristic for a well-coached team that's cool under pressure when not required to throw a game.

After going on a 15-6 run with Burke on the bench, they allowed Louisville to get back in the game with a 14-1 run of their own, including 12 points by Hancock, who was deliberately left wide open for several three-pointers, despite being an obviously capable outside shooter. Do you really find nothing suspicious about this meltdown? Michigan's 12-point lead was down to one by halftime, 38-37, and the fix was in for the entire second half.

The second half was more of the same, as the previously smooth and composed Michigan players continued to run around the basketball court like chickens with their heads cut off. The only possible explanation is that it was all in the (Louisville) Cards, so to speak.

See, Louisville has been forced to throw its share of games through the years, and sometimes programs are rewarded for their previous cooperation. Michigan's long run in the NCAA Tournament this season was probably a reward for cooperating by throwing their first-round game to Ohio University last season in what has to go down as one of the most suspicious "upsets" of that corrupt affair, and believe me, that's saying a lot.

Michigan even benefits sometimes from all the fraud that's going on. An example from this season would be the "miraculous comeback" against Kansas, in which the Jayhawks cooperated by giving away the game. Of course, if Michigan hadn't been forced to give it away in the first place, Kansas never would have had to give it back to them.

But back to the Louisville game. In addition to all the the usual mistakes that comprise the typical meltdown, such as missing easy baskets, making senseless turnovers and silly fouls, leaving players wide open, deliberately dribbling into traffic, making forced passes, missing free throws, failing to block out on the boards and so on, the second half also featured more corrupt officiating.

Burke was called for another foul when he made a clean block on Siva with 5:09 left in the game and Michigan down 67-64. Later, Hancock was left wide open for the three-pointer that put Louisville ahead 76-66 with 3:25 left and pretty much sealed the deal.

The Wolverines still had a chance when they trailed just 78-74 with 50 seconds left. But Caris LeVert stepped out of bounds with a crucial rebound that would have given them the ball and a chance to narrow the lead, making no effort to stay inbounds or pass the ball to a teammate on his way out.

You have to feel sorry for the players and coaches. Imagine what it must be like to be forced to lose the NCAA championship game on purpose and then to be sworn to secrecy about the entire disgraceful affair.

Even Women's Basketball Games Are Fixed Sometimes

Notre Dame was forced to Throw One for the Gipper in their 83-65 loss to Connecticut in the Final Four of the women's tournament on April 7. That game was fixed, just like hundreds of other college basketball games every season. Baylor's "loss" to Louisville in the regional semifinals was another obvious hoax.

One of the telltale signs to watch for when a game is fixed is when players suddenly find they're unable to make routine jump shots and layups in the most important game of the season.

Notre Dame's uncharacteristically abysmal (29.7 percent) shooting performance against Connecticut is a telltale sign that the fix was in. Against Connecticut, Kayla McBride was 3 for 4 (75 percent) from 3-point range and 2 for 16 (12.5 percent) from 2-point range. When they're not missing shots on purpose, players can usually manage to shoot a better percentage from 10 feet than they can from 20 feet. Not in this game.

The Irish (22-74, 29.7 percent)) managed 12 more field-goal attempts than Connecticut (29-62, 46.8 percent). If they'd made 10 more baskets, they would have won the game. That would have meant going 32 for 74, or 43.2 percent. That shouldn't have been too difficult, considering they shot 41.3 percent in their previous game against Connecticut, and they shot 46.0 percent against Duke in the regional finals.

Skylar Diggins (3-15), Kayla McBride (5-20) and Jewell Loyd (5-17) combined to shoot 13 for 52 from the field, or 25 percent, and yet Notre Dame made 17 for 20 from the free-throw line (85 percent). Strange, isn't it, considering they had so much trouble finding the range everywhere else on the floor?

I'm not saying Connecticut didn't have a great team. They might have won anyway, even if the game hadn't been fixed. But they wouldn't have won by 18 points, I can guarantee that. It would have been another close, hard-fought struggle, just like the first three Notre Dame-Connecticut games this season.

As far as the Baylor-Louisville game is concerned, that one was thrown at the 3-point line, where Louisville went 16 for 25 for 64 percent, thanks to Baylor leaving them wide open on purpose. From 2-point range, the Cardinals had a more typical performance, 11 for 31 (35 percent).

Baylor's Brittney Griner is considered by some experts to be the greatest player in the history of women's basketball, and the Bears also have at least one and maybe two other WNBA propspects in their starting lineup. Baylor went 40-0 last year, won 32 in a row this season and was a prohibitive favorite to win another NCAA championship. I guess it just wasn't in the (Louisville) Cards this time.

Connecticut exposed the fraud by trouncing Louisville 93-60 in the championship game. In other words, the ballclub that knocked off the greatest team in the history of women's basketball got blown out in the championship game by 33 points by a lesser team! And 33 just happens to be the highest degree of corruption available in Freemasonry. Another tip-off that it was a Masonic operation all the way.

The gangsters in charge of fixing all these games must think basketball fans are pretty damn naive, and on the whole, they're right. But I'm not your typical college basketball fan, and I can usually tell when the fix in in. After reading this blog, I hope you'll be able to as well.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cubs Threw the NL East in '69 and the NLCS in '84, '89, '03, '15 and '17

It's easy to fix a baseball game. The pitcher takes a little something off the ball, the batter is told what type of pitch to expect, fielders intentionally misplay grounders and fly balls, baserunners make deliberate "mistakes," batters strike out on purpose, pitchers walk batters intentionally while pretending it was an accident  and umpires make crooked calls.

The Cubs have it down to a science because they've had so much practice through the years.

When players start booting routine grounders and making wild throwing errors, it's usually because the fix is in. The 2003 National League Championship Series was another prime example.

The Cubs led the Marlins 3-1 in the eighth inning of Game 6 when shortstop Alex Gonzalez booted a routine double-play ball that would have gotten them out of the inning. Instead, his intentional error opened the floodgates, and Florida (now Miami) went on to win Game 6 and Game 7 to advance to the World Series, where they defeated the Yankees.

Watch Gonzalez boot the double-play ball at the 1:40 mark, and be sure to watch the slow-motion replay:

Apparently Major League Baseball wanted to reward the Marlins with their second world championship in seven years. They won their first one in 1997, even though the franchise was only in its fifth year of existence.

Meanwhile, until they finally won the World Series in 2016, the Cubs hadn't made it to the World Series since 1945, and hadn't won one since 1908. Every time they got a good team together, they were forced to throw the playoffs. They also took a dive against the Dodgers in the 2017 NLCS.

Perhaps the most obvious fix of all was in 1969, when the Cubs threw an eight-game lead in August and ended up eight games behind the world champion Mets.

Evidently Major League Baseball wanted the Mets to win that year -- their eighth season since being founded in 1962 to replace the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, who had departed for San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. MLB officials probably thought it would be good for baseball for New York to have another successful franchise.

The Mets won it all, even though their starting lineup was vastly inferior to the Cubs' and to the Baltimore Orioles, who threw the World Series to the Mets. Not that the Mets didn't have some great pitchers in Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry, Nolan Ryan and Tug McGraw, but maybe their fantastic run at the end of the season wasn't so "miraculous" after all. Maybe their opponents were required to throw a few games along the way.

That would explain how they managed to go 14-3 in their last 17 games in August, and 24-8 in their last 32 regular-season games during September and October. They finished the season at 100–62 after going an incredible 38-11 in their final 49 regular-season games -- a mind-boggling winning percentage of .775.

The Mets were good, but they weren't that good. Most of their players spent the year hovering somewhere just north of the Mendoza  line.

Meanwhile, the Cubs couldn't do anything right down the stretch, despite having done almost everything right in the first five months of the season. And this was a veteran team with players who supposedly were hungry for their first National League pennant and World Series.

The Cubs had an infield full of All-Stars in Ron Santo, Don Kessinger, Glenn Beckert and Ernie Banks. Plus they had Billy Williams and Jim Hickman in the outfield, Randy Hundley behind the plate, three terrific starting pitchers in Ferguson Jenkins (21 wins), Bill Hands (20 wins) and Ken Holtzman (17 wins), and a terrific closer in Phil Regan (The Vulture).

Another reason why Major League Baseball may have wanted the Mets to win the World Series in 1969 was to give their incredible season-ending hot streak more credibility. By winning the World Series over the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles, one of the greatest teams in MLB history, sports writers and fans could proclaim the Mets a "team of destiny."

That took some of the attention away from the atrocity that was committed against the Cubs that year. It gave the Mets' miraculous comeback against the Cubs an air of legitimacy.

The same goes for the Marlins' victory over the Yankees in the 2003 World Series. That took some of the attention away from the obvious hoax that was committed against the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.

The Cubs also threw the 1984 National League Championship Series against the Padres, when they blew a 2-0 lead and lost three straight in San Diego. And they took a dive against the Giants in the 1989 playoffs. (Remember Sandberg and Dawson chasing all those pitches in the dirt?)

In my opinion, the Cubs' abysmal performances against the Braves in the 1998 playoffs, the Diamondbacks in 2007 and the Dodgers in 2008 were also highly suspicious.

There's more on how to fix a baseball game here:
How Baseball Games Are Fixed

And there's lots more on the fixing of college and professional sports here, including information on who's doing all the game-fixing behind the scenes and why they're doing it:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

All My Favorite Teams Take a Dive

As I've pointed out countless times on this blog, the people who are in charge of destroying my life will do just about anything to make my life more miserable than it already is. Fixing of athletic contests involving my favorite teams is just another example of this.

The primary victims of this in the past few years have been the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears, and the University of Michigan football, basketball and baseball teams. Notre Dame football and basketball have also been adversely affected, and even professional golfers.

Most of the games the Michigan football team has lost since 2006 were deliberately sabotaged as part of the massive campaign to destroy my life. They've been trying to get me to kill myself for years, and apparently they're hoping something like that will push me over the edge.

I'll admit, it does disappoint me, and I feel bad for the players and coaches who are co-opted into the conspiracy, but in the final analysis, it's not that important to me. I have other things I'm far more concerned about, and all their silly games are just a blip on the radar screen of my life. I have nothing to do with the outcomes of these games.

When I realized the games were being fixed, I stopped watching. For a while, that seemed to help a bit, but sometimes when I don't watch the games, my team deliberately throws the game anyway, especially if I'm on the Internet during the game or doing something else they disapprove of, such as playing golf. Or maybe I was on the Internet before the game.

The first one I noticed was the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2, 2006, when Notre Dame lost to Ohio State 34-20. I remember I had a bet on Notre Dame, which I believe was either a slight underdog or a slight favorite. It was Charlie Weis's first year at the helm, and the Irish had a pretty successful season. They just missed knocking off archrival USC in October 2005.

The Fiesta Bowl was marred by several uncharacteristic defensive lapses, as the Irish gave up some big plays because of missed tackles and missed assignments in the secondary. Later that year, when I moved into my apartment in South Bend, there was a guy on the first floor who had the newspaper account of the game plastered across his front door, which was adjacent to the mailbox. I had to see that every time I went down to the mailbox, and this was more than two months after the game had been played.

I believe that was a psychological operation designed to remind me of an event that had been disappointing to me. By then I had figured out the game was fixed, so it was also a reminder that they had the power to sabotage my favorite teams.

Another obvious hoax was the Ohio State-Michigan game in 2006, the day after Bo Schembechler supposedly died of a heart attack. I have my doubts about whether "natural causes" resulted in that heart attack, because the timing of his death on the day before the big game was suspicious, and the CIA has had the capability to cause a heart attack remotely for many years. I believe that was the method they used to kill my mother in 1991, and there's an excellent chance it will soon be the method used to kill me.
After I posted this, I received some threatening e-mail messages.

At any rate, Michigan was moving the ball at will against Ohi State, but the defense gave it all back at every opportunity. As I recall, the giveaway was all the blown assignments in the secondary and missed tackles. Michigan never used to give up 75-yard touchdowns, and it happens all the time now.

On offense, deliberately thrown interceptions, dropped passes and fumbles are easily concealed as an "off day" or whatever. But it's all a hoax. And totally out of character for Michigan teams through the years.

Perhaps the most blatant example was the season opener against Appalachian State in 2007. I'm telling you right now, if they had wanted to, Michigan could have won that game if Chad Henne had had one hand tied behind his back. But they were under strict orders to lose.

The Michigan basketball and baseball teams also have deliberately thrown games in recent years. All it takes is one or two key players to screw everything up. Notre Dame is forced to do the same thing, even though I'm not really a Notre Dame fan. I take an interest in their football and basketball teams because I grew up in South Bend and Niles, but it doesn't cause me any great anguish to see them lose. I think Charlie Weis would have been successful there, but he had to throw games, too.

Michigan's basketball team had virtually everyone back last season from a team that made the NCAA Tournament, but they were plagued by blatant mistakes such as intentionally missed shots, defensive lapses, turnovers and various other intentional gaffes.

And although Notre Dame had a fairly successful basketball season, the Irish took a dive in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, losing to unheralded Old Dominion when star play Luke Harangody deliberately had probably the worst game of his career.

Just last week, the Chicago Cubs set a record for futility in a 17-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies when they gave up 12 runs after two were out in the eighth inning, giving up an astounding major-league record 11 straight hits in the process. And this wasn't exactly Murderers Row they were facing, it was a mediocre Colorado team.

What I'm alleging is that it wasn't just a fluke. If a hitter knows what type of pitch is coming and its approximate location, it's a lot easier to get a hit. There could have been a signal of some sort communicated to the Colorado hitters.

Another tainted moment in Chicago Cubs history was the Wrigley Field opener of the playoff series against Arizona in October 2007. The Cubs were down 2-0 in the series, even though I hadn't watched the games, so I decided what the hell, I was going to watch some of this one. I was in my car headed to a bar to watch some of the game and had the game tuned in on the radio. Sure enough, the very first pitch of the game was tagged for a home run by the Diamondbacks, who went on to sweep the series.

Sometimes the screw-ups are numerical, built around the number 33, which is a sacred number to Freemasons. There are 33 degrees in Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and they like to use the number to communicate their influence on events.

For example, on Oct. 25, 2008, my ex-wife's birthday, Notre Dame defeated Washington 33-7 in a game I purposely did not watch. I believe the signature 33 was to show Freemasonry's connection to my ex-wife's family. The following week, Notre Dame lost to Pittsburgh, 36-33, because I was listening to the game on the radio on my way home.

The next year, they defeated Michigan State 33-30 and lost to Connecticut 33-30. The Connecticut game went into overtime, and there were some machinations necessary to achieve the final score of 33. I believe it was a deliberately engineered score because I was watching the game.

The Cubs have had several games this year in which they gave up three runs in successive innings, usually the second and third. When you read the linescore for the first three innings, it looks like this: 033. I believe those scores were deliberately engineered to send me a message.

And what would that message be? I don't know for sure, but a few ideas come to mind: stop reading about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, stop reading about Planet X, stop reading about chemtrails, stop posting to your blog and kill yourself or we'll ruin the Cubs' season.

A couple weeks ago, I tried an experiment to see if I could improve the Cubs' fortunes. They had a big series against the first-place Cardinals at Wrigley Field, and I stayed off the Internet Friday and Saturday. The Cubs won both games. On Sunday, I "relapsed," and the Cubs lost the third game of the series in extra innings. It's ridiculous, because the Cubs have more talent than anyone in their division, and they would be leading the division by 10 games if they'd been allowed to play to win.

I know this is hard to believe, but what I'm alleging is that certain players are required to deliberately screw up to influence the outcome of a game, and their lives depend on keeping quiet about it.

Before you dismiss my allegations as the ravings of a lunatic, check this out. Brian Tuohy was written a book about the fixing of professional sporting events called "The Fix Is In." His web site is here:

College sports is just as big a business as professional sports, so it's clearly within the realm of possibility that some college games are fixed for whatever reason. One blatant example that comes to mind is the defeat of the Kentucky men's basketball team in the NCAA Tournament this year. We're talking about a team whose entire starting five were drafted by the NBA, some in the first round (or was it all five, I can't remember).

The motive for having Kentucky take a dive? Coach John Calipari was already tainted by NCAA violations at his previous school, Memphis. And with all the Kentucky players leaving early to join the NBA, the NCAA might have felt it would cast college basketball in a bad light to have Kentucky go all the way. Why not engineer a Cinderella story like the Butler Bulldogs instead?

I could write an entire book about my observations from the last few years, including Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman fumbling the snap in the Super Bowl and throwing interceptions to help Indianapolis win, but I think you get the idea.

If sporting events can be engineered by the NFL and the NCAA, they can certainly be influenced by the men who run those organizations and every other corporation in the world -- the Illuminati.

P.S. After I posted this on Aug. 1, the Cubs got clobbered by Milwaukee in their next game the following night, 18-1, and they gave up five runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. Here was Milwaukee's line score for the first six innings: 000 551.

Since I was born in 1955, I interpreted this to mean that this disaster was choreographed specifically for me in response to my blog post, especially since the Brewers also had 26 hits. I was married on 6-26-76 in a satanic ritual (666), and they often use the number 26 in their psychological warfare campaign aginst me, discussed elsewhere on this blog. (See "The Fugitive -- From a Satanic Cult")

Soriano's 'Unbelievable' Turnaround Is Highly Suspicious

It looks like Major League Baseball might be up to its old tricks again.

Pennant races have materialized out of nowhere many times in the past, and there could be another one brewing in the American League East now that the Yankees have acquired Alfonso Soriano.

Follwing are some details from an AP article published on Sunday, Aug. 18:

In his last four games through Friday night’s win at Boston, the 37-year-old Soriano went 13-for-18 with five homers and a record-tying 18 RBIs, becoming just the sixth player to drive in that many during that span.

The Yankees acquired Soriano in a trade with the Chicago Cubs in late July, bringing him back to the organization where he began his major league career in 1999.
“It’s fun to watch the way he’s adjusted right away,” Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano said. “He was in the National League for six years and to come back to the American League and swing the bat the way he is, is unbelievable, especially right when we need him.”

Soriano became the first player with 18 RBIs in four games since Sammy Sosa of the Cubs in August 2002. Before that, it was the Yankees Joe DiMaggio in 1939.

The Yankees acquired Soriano to boost a struggling lineup that was injury-riddled and looked nothing like last year’s team that led the majors with 245 homers. At the time of the deal, they were next to last in the AL with 88 homers.
In one four-game stretch, he has them thinking about how well they can play. The Yankees are chasing a wild-card spot. With the Cubs, Soriano was on a team that had one of the worst records in the NL.

The season didn’t start well for Soriano. He didn’t collect his 18th RBI until the 47th game, getting just two in 26 April games.
Soriano hit .254 with 17 homers with 51 RBIs with the Cubs. Going into Saturday, he was hitting .320 with eight homers and 26 RBIs for the Yankees. He had 397 career home runs.
On Friday night, in a win over the Red Sox, he hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs. It was New York’s fifth win in six games.
“It’s like he’s playing slow-pitch softball,” Rodriguez said following Friday’s win.
Maybe that analogy isn't too far off the mark. When a pitcher deliberately grooves a gopher ball to a hitter, it's almost like hitting a softball. And just maybe, A-Roid was letting on that he knows something's not on the level about the whole thing.
Perhaps Major League Baseball wants the Yankees to get back in the pennant race, the way they did in 1978, when they rallied from a 14-game deficit in July to overtake the Red Sox and win the pennant in a one-game playoff.
At any rate, Soriano's sizzling start with the Yankees is highly suspicious, considering his abysmal play in Chicago and the fact that he's now playing in a new league against pitchers he's never faced before.