Thursday, August 30, 2007

If Mets Miss Playoffs, Blame Omar Minaya

The Mets have just been swept by the Philadelphia Phillies, which puts them two games in front of the National League East as they limp to Atlanta. And with 6 games left on this 10 game road trip, there's a good chance the Mets could be out of first place by the time they finally make it home to Shea. If that happens and the Mets go on to miss the playoffs, I'm putting the blame squarely on Omar Minaya's back for these reasons:

1) His over-the-top love for Latino players which has come back to bite him, esp. in the cases of Duaner Sanchez and Guillermo Mota.

2) Not re-signing Chad Bradford who had an excellent year last year.

3) Giving up way too early on Brian Bannister and trading him for mediocre relief pitcher Ambrioux Burgiois (who couldn't even make the Mets roster this year and now needs Tommy John surgery)

All year long the Mets have allowed the Braves and the Phillies to hang in there, they haven't even had a 5-game winning streak all season. There's a good chance that they might not even win the wild card--hard to imagine considering that the Mets clearly have the best team in the National League.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Travis Henry Has Nine Kids By Nine Different Women

What an idiot. Or maybe Travis Henry has never heard of a condom or birth control or how about something called a vasectomy? He better hope he doesn't do anything even more stupid (including impregnating another chick) that would risk him losing any of the loot remaining in his contract because he's gonna need every cent of it for life.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bridget Moynahan Has Tom Brady's Kid

Brady's "good guy" image took a major blow after it was found out that he dumped ex-girlfriend Moynahan while she was pregnant with his kid. Thank goodness for Tom, supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been there to assist Tom during this difficult time.

Eddie Griffin Dies In Car Crash

Damn, I was shocked to read this news tonight. Been following Griffin's career ever since his days at Seton Hall. On the court he literally had mad talent, but it was his demons off the court that he never seemed to be able to control. At least he's at peace now.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Atlanta Stuck With Joey Harrington

You just know it's going to be an extra rough season for Falcon fans now that they're stuck with the worse QB in the league not named Rex Grossman.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Michael Vick Pleads Guilty

I heard that as many as 7 so-called "friends" could've testified against Vick if he went to trial, so basically the idiot had no choice but to cop a plea. Now his career is basically over. What an ass.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Carlos Zambrano Robs The Cubs

Listen, I'm all for Cubs management trying extra hard to change almost a century without a World Series championship, but Carlos Zambrano getting a 5-year, $91.5 million contract extension today is insane for a pitcher. Zambrano is a top-notch pitcher, but the guy's never won a Cy Young or even 20 games in a season. Now that this deal is official, you just know that Johan Santana is the happiest man the planet right now.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Don't Mess With Jose Offerman

Damn, this is insane. And yeah, Offerman's days of playing professional baseball are over. Yet, somehow I get the feeling that there's more to this story that we haven't gotten so far.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Phil Rizzuto, "The Scooter", RIP

I'm 34yo and even tho I wasn't much of a Yankee fan growing up, Don Mattingly was my favorite player because of the way he played the game and Phil Rizzuto was my favorite broadcaster because no one made the game sound more fun. He'll be missed by many.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Blame Theo Epstein For Red Sox Troubles

So your team already has a dominant set-up man and closer, what do you do? Well, if you're Red Sox GM Theo Epstein you break it up, of course. Epstein (who got rid of half of the '04 world championship team mere minutes after they won it all) still doesn't the idea that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Eric Gagne has been horrible since he got traded to the Red Sox, yet considering Gagne's history, no one could've predicted that. But the idea that the Red Sox needed Gagne in the first place is ludicrous considering that Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon were already doing a superb job for the back of the pen. And now that the Sox are back in a pennant race, they can look no further than Epstein if they end up as a wildcard or worse yet, missing the playoffs entirely.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Penny Hardaway To Reunite With Shaq

I saw Penny not too long ago try to comeback with the Knicks and it was obvious then that he didn't have much left. Be surprised if he could make a difference on any team now.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Rory Sabbatini Is A Whiny Little Bitch

First the idiot (who's never won a major golf tournament in his life) had the nerve to try and diss Tiger Woods sometime ago and now he kicks a fan out of this past weekend's Bridgestone Invitational the because the fan had the nerve to yell "Hey, Rory. Still think Tiger's beatable?" after Sabbatini was walking away from the ninth green. Maybe if Sabbatini wasn't so stupid to be dissing Tiger, he wouldn't be so sensitive when his words get thrown right back in his face.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Barry Bonds Ties Hank Aaron

One swing away.

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Barry Bonds swung, took a half-dozen steps and clapped his hands. With no trace of a smile but a strong shot for all the doubters, he caught Hank Aaron and tied the career home run record Saturday night.

No. 755 was an opposite-field drive to left field, moving Bonds within one swing of having baseball's pinnacle of power all to himself.

Commissioner Bud Selig stood up and put his hands in his pockets while Bonds' family hugged and high-fived. When Bonds crossed the plate, he lifted his batboy son, Nikolai, and carried him several steps in an embrace.

The Petco Park crowd stood and cheered, with some boos mixed in, when the San Francisco slugger homered off Clay Hensley in the second inning. Several fans held up asterisk signs.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Skateboarder Jake Brown Survives 50 Foot Fall

Now that's scary.

More details:

Despite an almost 50-ft. free fall from competitor Jake Brown, Bob Burnquist won gold in Skateboard Big Air in the opening night of the X Games on Thursday, scoring 95.6 on the final run of the competition.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Cubs Don't Impress Me

We've seen it time and time again, every few years the Cubs do something nice to make fans all across America swoon, not to mention dream that this might finally be the year that the sorriest franchse in baseball makes it to the World Series. Now here it is, early August and the Cubbies are in first place and the script is already set to be written again. But, of course, this being the Cubs you just know that they'll disappoint--but at least all the Cubs buzz makes this weekend's series with the team with the BEST record in the National League more interesting. Hopefully, the Mets can take two-out-of-three and give Cubs fans yet another dose of reality.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Giants Right To Tell Michael Strahan To Retire

Michael Strahan has always been a big, overrated, gap-toothed phony and you just know that this "possible retirement" talk is nothing but Strahan's attempt to make as much loot as he can after his dick got him in so much trouble with his ex-wife. Bottom line, the Giants don't need Strahan anyway, because he's never been about winning so much as he is about himself. So if he's serious about "retiring" (which he ain't), the Giants have every right to call his bluff.