Wednesday, April 17, 2013


It's probably obvious why.

Note from RJ Currie:
I just heard about the Boston Marathon bombing. So far, three dead - including an 8-year-old - and more than 100 wounded. No doubt, some will try to spin this tragedy into morbid jokes. I am not one of them. I am sickened and saddened by yet another senseless attack on innocent people.
[Posted 4/15/13] 

I know I speak for my family and friends when I say how saddened we are by all these heartless acts of violence. 

## There are surprises up and down the standings. Dodgers are 7-7, the Angels are 4-10, Tampa is 4-9 and Boston, yes Boston, is 9-4. The Yanks have scored the third most runs in the American League and have played less games than all of them. 

## Bobby Abreu received no contract offers this winter and says he's taking a year off to take care of his business ventures and will come back to play next year. He's 39. Good luck with that, Bobby. 

## No one - including Derek - will offer any definite timetable as to his return. Girardi says that when he is ready to perform all the baseball activities, he will basically need a full spring training regimen before he returns. We might be looking at the middle of May.
Mark Teixeira has passed the next step in his recovery. He is now swinging a bat under water. He ought to be right at home: he always looks like he's running under water.  

## Today is the 60th anniversary of the longest homerun ever hit. Mickey Mantle's 565-ft blast in Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. There is a lot of conjecture as to how far the ball really went, since we only have the word of NY Yankee publicist, Red Patterson, and you know publicists would never lie, don't you? 
Actually, Mantle always claimed that the ball he hit at Yankee Stadium that hit the upper facade, was the hardest ball he ever hit. Mantle wasn't a big guy, 5ft 11 inches and 195 lbs. at the peak of his career, but he was strong, had great wrists and amazing hand-eye coordination.  So maybe he did hit it that far, maybe he didn't. Either way, let's not ruin a good story.

" Two Chicago Cubs pitchers tied a record with 5 wild pitches in a inning today against the SF Giants Mitch Williams wants his nickname retroactively changed to “Not-so-wild-thing”  -- Janice Hough
"If Tiger had won, or came within 2 shots, this tournament will be marked with a Masterisk.”  -- TC Chong
"Researchers at Berkeley say new developments in brainwave-sensing technology mean most university students could soon be typing assignments using the power of thought. The rest have athletic scholarships."  -- RJ Currie
"Ever pick up a big, long ole stick and flip it end-over-end into the water? Then you can picture Kareem Abdul-Jabbar competing on Splash."  -- RJ Currie
"The 76ers need to open their wallet for free agency: "Washington and Lincoln can't play the corners for you, but they can get somebody that can."  -- Julius Irving
"A dad didn't think his son was getting enough playing time in the season opener for 7- and 8-year-olds, so he pulled a .45 handgun on his kid's baseball coach. In keeping with the theme, it happened in Moody, Ala."  -- Dwight Perry
"Monday, in case you've forgotten, was tax-return deadline day. Just think of yourself as Tiger Woods, and the IRS is about to exact a 25-stroke penalty."  -- Dwight Perry
"A man is walking around the entire world. He’s not trying to set a record. He has a ticket to fly on American Airlines but walking is faster."  -- Brad Dickson
" France wants to tax soccer players at a rate of 75 percent. Imagine if the U.S. taxed athletes at a rate of 75 percent? We could pay down the national debt just from the guys on the Yankees DL."  -- Brad Dickson


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