Wednesday, July 18, 2012


   The Yanks won again and only needed one home run. Girardi started his "mix-n-match" routine early, just to let us know how much of this hot streak he was a part of.  Okay, I'll go along with this as long as Chad S-qualls is not part of any game the Yanks can win.

  The injury bug continues to infect the major leagues. Joey Votto had knee surgery. Jose 'Joey Bats' Bautista went down yesterday swinging a bat. David Ortiz damaged an achilles tendon running the bases. Brett Lawrie bruised his calf today when he fell over a railing. While the players aren't doing too well, Johnson & Johnson's sales are up.

  I see they have just called the game in the bottom of the seventh, with the Yanks winning the game 6-0. Toronto heads to Boston to take on the injury-riddled Red Sox, who have now lost David Ortiz for 15 days. The Yanks head to Oakland and then Seattle for the trip out west.

  The off-duty policeman who screamed racial insults at Carl Crawford in a minor league game, is being "punished."  He is on paid leave. Some punishment; sounds more like a paid vacation.

  Ozzie Guillen is mouthing off again, this time because some Chicago writers hinted that the White Sox' success is partially due to the fact that Ozzie has taken his stand-up act to South Beach. By the time Ozzie was done talking, you'd think he was responsible for the White Sox' amazing record..

  This item is from Dwight Perry's "Sideline Chatter" column:
The NCAA handed out the most hollow sanctions in its history last week when it declared that, for using 30 ineligible athletes in 12 sports, California Institute of Technology would have to, among other penalties, forfeit a season's worth of victories.
Said Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times, noting the basketball team's 310-game conference losing streak that ended last season: "The baseball team will vacate all wins during a period in which it went 0-112. The men's water polo team will vacate every win achieved while going 0-66.
"Caltech (is) the school that couldn't succeed at sports if it cheated."

"Justin Verlander is reportedly dating SI cover girl Kate Upton. Who knew he was that good at pitching woo?"  --  RJ Currie
"Olympic beach volleyballers might trade in their skimpy bikinis for leggings and sleeves because of cold-weather forecasts: "I think we're about to find out who the real fans of beach volleyball are."  -- Len Berman
"According to a new study, Kobe Bryant is the most overpaid player in the NBA. To his credit, Kobe is not passing the buck, mostly because he doesn't pass anything."  -- Brad Dickson
"An artist made an amazing sand sculpture of Fenway Park–it included Bobby Valentine burying his head in it”  -- Bill Litlejohn
"Kris Humphries signed a two-year deal to stay with the Brooklyn Nets. Leave it to the Kardashians to make the NBA look like a bastion of committed relationships."  -- Janice Hough

They have changed this site again, eliminating some of the features I use, like bold face, italics and spell-check. My 'editor' and I will do the best we can.



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