With profound apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer for my somewhat confusing analogy, however this emotional and bizarre baseball season proves once again that impressive stats, open check books, and fabled densitiesâ€¦guarantees nothing.
Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees suffered what can only be described as a â€œmeltdownâ€. The marquee names such as A-Rod, and Jeter in snug fitting pinstripes did little to stop the bloodletting, the Rocket past his prime simply fizzled out and crashed to earth. And what was taken for granted in August abruptly ended in October, as a 7-game lead,... Read More
Will George Steinbrenner fire Joe Torre after losing in the AL Division Series to the Cleveland Indians? Georgie Porgie said that Torre was gone if the Yankees didnâ€™t come back and win the series, which they lost in four games, but was it an idle threat or just a lame attempt to rally the troops?
George and Joe are very different people, in my opinion. The fact that theyâ€™ve been working together for so long is amazing, I believe.
The two men possess very disparate qualities -- Torre is a class act and a wonderful human being. Steinbrenner is a slime ball.
Torre has established throughout... Read More
Marion Jones has finally come clean, but itâ€™s too little too late, in my opinion. After years of angry denials, Marion Jones is ready to admit she doped.
The three-time Olympic gold medalist is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday to plead guilty to charges in connection with steroid use, a federal law enforcement source told The Associated Press.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, and would not provide specific details about the plea.
Jones also sent family and close friends a letter in which she said... Read More
Ever since their disasterous loss in Super Bowl XXXVII to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, most can say that the Oakland Raiders have lost their swagger.
After posting a 2-14 record in the 2006 season, the Raiders are finally beginning to turn things around.
Last year, the Raiders had very inconsistent play no the offense. Quarterbacks Aaron Brooks, Andrew Walter and Marques Tuiososopo could not get the offense going. Now, Andrew Walter in the only one that remains on the roster.
However, the 2007 season has been much more kind to the Silver and Black.
After starting the season 0-2, the Raiders... Read More
The 2007 Major League Bsaeball season was probably one of the most memorable baseball seasons that we have seen in a long time. One can say that it was historical. Barry Bonds finally became the All-time home run leader, the Philadelphia Phillies lost their 10,000th game in franchise history and becamse the first professional sports team to lose 10,000 games in franchise history and still win their division, the Boston Red Sox are AL East champions for the first time in 12 years, and Todd Helton will finally get a chance to play in October as his Colorado Rockies made the playoffs for the first... Read More
Outspoken U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo will not be with the team for Sunday's third-place game against Norway in the Women's World Cup.
Coach Greg Ryan announced the decision 24 hours before the game and just two days after Solo went public and criticized him for benching her for the semifinal with Brazil. Ryan went with 36-year-old veteran Briana Scurry, but it didn't matter. Brazil overwhelmed the top-ranked Americans 4-0, superior in every phase of the game.
"We have moved forward with 20 players who have stood by each other, who have battled for each other," Ryan said on Saturday. "And when... Read More
The SF Weekly is featuring a cover story this week entitled, â€œSteroids Confidential â€“ Greg Anderson Has Given Up His Freedom Rather Than Testify About Barry Bonds. But One Man Has Learned The Trainerâ€™s Secrets,â€ a piece written by Nic Foit and Ira Tes. When I first read this article, I was absolutely astonished at what it uncovered. And what I learned after reading it shocked me even more.
In the article, they reveal that Barry Bonds injected steroids into his penis in order to satisfy his mistress Kimberly Bell, which later led to Bonds not being able to bend over and caused an error... Read More