October brings some of the year's most exciting times, both on the baseball diamond and in the stock market.In October baseball, we have seen epic performances and catastrophic failures. The stock market has proven to be no different. The beginning of the fourth quarter can set the stage for extraordinary bull runs, yet October has also seen some of the biggest crashes in market history. The bulls seem mostly in control now, but we will have to remain prudent and cautious in moving forward. With that in mind, I would like to return to a recent deep-in-the-money success story: Unit Corp. ( UNT). I first
Maintaining their hot streak, the Rockies went into Philadelphia, and proceeded to take Game One, 4-2 yesterday, behind Jeff Francis. In the middle game of the tripleheader, the Red Sox shutout the Angels 4-0, as Josh Beckett pitched a complete game. In the nightcap, the Diamondbacks beat the Cubs, behind the superb pitching of Brandon Webb. The Yankees and Indians start their series today in Cleveland. The National Hockey League season began this weekend on a frozen pond across the pond, as Anaheim and Los Angeles split two games in London. The remainder of the teams will start their seasons in the next few days. In college football, LSU has replaced USC atop the college football polls, after USC barely beat Washington on Saturday. Both teams have some formidable challenges upcoming; hence, their spots are far from secure. The world of sports lost an Olympic fixture on Monday, when Al Oerter died of heart failure in Fort Myers, Florida. Oerter won gold medals in the discus, in the 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968 Olympic Games. Oerter, along with Carl Lewis (long jump), are the only athletes in history to claim gold in the same event in four consecutive Olympics. Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie is another Olympian, with an incredible resume. He won Olympic gold in 1996 and 2000 in the 10,000 meters, in addition to setting multiple world records in the 5000 meters, as well as the 10,000 meters. In 1999, he won the 1500 meter World Indoor championship, essentially a sprint for him. At 34 years old, Gebrselassie unequivocally established himself as one of the greatest distance runners in history with his world record of 2:04:25, in the Berlin marathon, when he shaved 29 seconds off the previous mark established by Kenya's Paul Tergat in 2003. His remarkable range, from 1500 meters to the marathon, is virtually unparalleled in track history. The Players Club recognizes and appreciates Gebrselassie's ability to adapt to different distances, and master them all. Running alone for the last six miles of the Berlin marathon, he was amazingly able to generate a negative split, whereby his second half-marathon was 1:01:57, which was 32 seconds better than the 1:02:29, he ran in the first half-marathon. By guaranteeing recurring cash flow, through our strategic partner, The Players Club endeavors to provide balanced splits throughout the marathon of our members' lives. Always remember: Life is a journey, enjoy the ride!