Sunday, July 14, 2013


Alex Rodriguez - Sure, he has millions of dollars, but he doesn't have any self-respect -- or the respect of anyone else in the game. A-Rod has so much hanging over his head right now, that he hasn't seen the sun in months. A lot of it is coming to a head within the next two weeks. The Biogenesis interview was Friday, and Mike Lupica had this to say:
"Alex Rodriguez met with Major League Baseball’s investigators on Friday in the Biogenesis case. And even if A-Rod took the Fifth, as so many of the other Biogenesis All-Stars have, somebody must have been doing some talking down there in Tampa if the meeting between MLB and A-Rod took as long as the 2008 All-Star Game at the old Stadium." (That one went 15 innings, as you recall)
No one including A-Rod, knows if he can still play. No one, including Cashman, knows if the Yanks still want him.  And it's getting to the point that not many people care.

Bud Selig - If a player happens to be playing at a superlative level, the PED rumors start to fly. Baseball needs star players, but not if the fans think they're cheating. That's the legacy that Selig will take into retirement. The players don't care, because they still get the big contracts. The owners don't care, because outstanding numbers put fannies in the seats. The Players Association is as much to blame as anyone, but they believe they've done their job if the players get big money and they appeal any fine or suspension, all the while espousing a "clean" game.

Roger Godell - Pro football probably has as big a PED problem as baseball, but no one cares because their players are being arrested for crimes as big as murder to spitting on the sidewalk. My Dad used to say that you can't get anywhere in this world without a college education. It seems that football players in college are learning things I don't want my grandchildren to learn.

##  If George Steinbrenner were alive and active today, how many trainers would the Yankees have gone through by now? 
##  Why does the media immediately try to find fault with the Yanks because Jeter got hurt again in his first game back after breaking his ankle? He didn't hurt his ankle, he pulled a muscle. He could have pulled that muscle running away from the trainer - which might have been the smart thing to do.
##  If Tim Lincecum can throw 148 pitches in a game, why does Larry Rothschild, Yankee pitching coach, need CPR when a pitcher reached 100 pitches?
##  When will they fix the All-Star game so it will become a summer classic again, instead of some kind of bastardized playoff/showoff game? Is the answer, Never?
##  If, according to the Yankee announcers, every  manager or coach on the opposing teams, is " of the most respected figures in the game," why do they keep getting fired?
##  I've just gotten used to listening to "Flash" Flaherty say, "He didn't try to do too much with that pitch," do I now have to deal with David Cone saying, "Without a doubt,.." after everything Michael Kay says? (Five times yesterday, eight times Friday)

"Dwight Howard says he’s looking forward to a “fresh start” in Houston. The guy is one more alienated team and fan base away from being the Manny Ramirez of basketball."  -- Janice Hough
"A bystander threw urine on Tour de France rider Mark Cavendish: “I wonder if it tested negative.”  -- Bill Littlejohn
"Days since an NFL player was arrested: 0.”  -- Fark,com
"The minor-league Lehigh Valley (Pa.) IronPigs are giving away a funeral in an upcoming promotion.Or as Bob Uecker might describe the prize, low and in the dirt."  -- Dwight Perry
"Chris Wondolowski scored three first-half goals for the U.S. in a 6-1 soccer win over Belize,: impressing everyone but his seamstress who misspelled his name on the back of his jersey.”  -- Len Berman
"NBA star Kevin Durant is engaged to WNBA star Monica Wright. Kentucky just offered a full ride to their first child.The couple is planning a small, quiet ceremony. They’ll be married at mid-court during the WNBA finals."  -- Brad Dickson
"Star basketball guard, Marshall Henderson, now suspended from Old Miss, was on his , fourth college. And this suspension was the result of “multiple” failed drug tests. It’s all part of the NCAA’s “10 strikes and you’re out program.”  -- Janice Hough
"No truth to persistent rumors of a 5.2 earthquake in Cleveland last Sunday.Alas, it was just Prince Fielder stealing second against the Indians."  -- Dwight Perry
"New York Jets' head coach Rex Ryan was spotted running with the bulls. He could be trampled and gored. In New York City, that's known as "the postgame press conference."  -- Brad Dickson
"I'm not sure why ESPN: The Body Issue is featuring Gary Player, a 77-year-old golfer, but we can pretty much rule out "popular demand."  -- Brad Dickson


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