Bradley Woodrum is a freelance writer with degrees in English and economics, and a contributing columnist for DRaysBay. He co-founded the blog Cubs Stats and has penned award-winning poetry and nationally published short stories. He presently works as a freelance editor for economics, finance, and accounting textbooks by day; and by night, he straps on leotards and a cape, walks into the next room of his house, and blogs about the world of baseball. In his free time, Bradley also composes music, makes little movies, and plays basketball in Chinatown – all of which is code for “watches Spongebob and old Robotech episodes in pajama pants while eating Nutella straight from the jar.” Readers who cannot get enough of Brad, which the American Public Health Association now recognizes as a genetic disorder, may find his artsy-fartsy, mamby-pamby poetry and short stories on his blog, Homebody and Woman.
Craig Dahl and Darian Stewart are locked in a battle for the St. Louis Rams' starting safety position.
The Americans grab another gold medal as Gabby Douglas wins the women's individual all-around competition.
Team USA is behind the Chinese national team in the total medal count, but they made up serious ground in Day 6.
The St. Louis Cardinals hope to get their injured starting pitcher back soon, and his first rehab assignment points to a relatively soon comeback.
The USA Basketball team begins bracket play on Sunday, while four separate swimming events go to the finals among the 11 gold medal events.
The Chinese Olympic team holds an early lead in the London 2012 Olympics medal standings.
The Rams' 5th round, LG Rokevious Watkins, is still struggling with weight and fitness issues at the beginning of the 2012 Training Camp.
The Houston Astros have claimed rookie reliever RHP Chuckie Fick from the St. Louis Cardinals.