Sunday, August 25, 2013


Vin Scully has announced that he is returning for a 65th year of broadcasting baseball games.  Imagine that - 65 years! This man is so knowledgeable about the game, yet so laid back, that you almost don't need to actually SEE the game to appreciate the action or become emotionally involved in it, all with that marvelous sense of humor. Plus the man's voice is so mellifluous that I could listen to him read from the phone book for three hours.

This is good news for me but I suppose the people involved don't feel that way. ESPN published a survey to determine the worst sports personalities. The results were predictable: #1 was Skip Bayliss, #2 was Stephen A Smith. The only disappointing aspect of the survey was that Dick Vitale was only 18th. Can you believe there are 15 other worse personalities?

***BAD NEWS***
CC Sabathia has become another Phil Hughes. He has good stuff, but once he gets into trouble, he can't get out of it. Things just snowball.Annie-O noticed it right away last night. "He was great," she said, "until he had to pitch out of the stretch. Then it all went away." And that's been the story of his season.

I say this all the time: Baseball is cyclical. One day you're up, the next day you're down. From Aug 13th through Aug 17th, (five games) Alphonso Soriano was 15 for 22, with 5 home runs and 18 RBIs. Since then, he is 2 for 27, with 1 homer and 3 RBIs in 8 games. Not what you hope for from your cleanup hitter. A-Rod was 10 for 21 in that same period and 5 for 22 since. If the Yanks are going to be any kind of threat, these are the two key guys.

More problems, more players getting fined. RG III, of the Washington Redskins (Can I still call them that?), was fined $10,000 for a league violation. This is ridiculous. He hasn't even begun his second year yet. What did he do? He wore the wrong T-Shirt is practice. Won't these guys ever learn? I mean, really, how can he...wait, what? The wrong T-Shirt? For real? Oh, c'mon. Who's running the NFL, the NCAA? I know, it had an obscene saying on it right? Something disparaging about commissioner Goodell? It said what? "Operation Patience?"       ....I'm speechless.

" has offered Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson $1 million to let them clear-cut his trademark bushy beard. Your serve, WeedWacker ... $2 million?"  -- Dwight Perry
"Former Heat player Michael Beasley was arrested for possession of marijuana.Is that even news? That’s like me being found in possession of a donut.”  -- Greg Cote
"Amateurism is dead, smothered by NCAA commercialization. Yet, NCAA drags it around like it’s in a bizarre remake of ‘Weekend at Bernie’s.’”  -- Jay Bilas
"Ryan Braun not only lied about his drug use but accused the urine collector of being anti-Semitic: “I have one question: Is sleazebag one word or two?”  -- Len Berman
"Martina Hingis is the latest inductee into the tennis Hall of Fame. Anna Kournikova wasn’t nominated, despite a great body of work."  -- RJ Currie
"If Wilton Norman Chamberlain slept with 20,000 women, should his nickname really be Wilt?"  -- RJ Currie
"Really? Apparently in regards to an HGH testing agreement, Congress is threatening to get involved because the NFL and the NFL Players Association have gotten so little done. Pot meet kettle. Kettle, pot."  -- Janice Hough
"To motivate his team, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon brought a 20-foot snake into the clubhouse. With all the performance enhancers in baseball, by the time it left it was a 40-foot snake."  -- Brad Dickson
"The undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins just visited the White House. I realize the federal government moves slow, but this is ridiculous"  -- Brad Dickson



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