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DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

July 23, 2008

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RICK MAHORN AT THE CENTER OF THE WNBA STORM

It’s funny how little criticism thug Delisha Milton-Jones is getting for punching a coach. Yet Mahorn is getting blasted for pushing Lisa Leslie.

IGNORANT AMERICANS CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY CHILDRESS BOLTED FOR EUROPE

What is the issue with former Hawk Josh Childress leaving the NBA? Let’s see: pay me $20 million, lead a team in scoring and live in Greece. You’re right, Childress is crazy!! Here’s a shocker, it’s a possibility that some people actually think living outside the country is better than living in Hotlanta.  

SPITZER’S HO HANGING WITH A MILF, HER OWN

Holy crap! We knew this Ashley Dupre was smokin hot. Now we know why. The ho didn’t fall far the tree. Which is the Mom and which is Ashley (pictured from behind) 

ANTI-AMERICAN JOURNALIST POPPED FOR RUNNING OVER A PEDESTRIAN

Bob Novak, the 77-year old former host of CNN’s Crossfire, is in hot water for his driving. Novak hit a 66-year old with his Corvette. You’ll remember Novak was the “journalist” who outed CIA operative Valerie Plame back in 2003.

MLB PROSPECT SIGNS WITH A’S WITH THE HELP OF SPORTS BOOKIE

TheSportsPig.com reports that Oakland GM Billy Beane was taken to the cleaners by a Dominican bookmaker. According to SI.com,

Edgar Mercedes has made a fortune taking bets. He is the owner of Out 27, the biggest sports book and bar in the Dominican Republic. Mercedes also owns 45 other bookmaking operations on the island. Mercedes is a top  ”Buscones”  or street agent who represents several baseball players (including Inoa.) 

MMA CENTRAL

Silva wants UFC “team” to faceoff against other promotions

Toyo Tires may be backing away from Rampage Jackson

‘Not so fast my friends’ on the Affliction live gate dollars

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 22, 2008

IS KEVIN JOHNSON A VICTIM OF FEMALE DOUBLE-STANDARD?

The former NBA player is running for Mayor of Sacramento. I bet you KJ thought playing the Detroit Bad Boys was dirty, but it’s nothing compared to the political arena.

Johnson has dealt with two unproven sexual misconduct charges over the last 13 years. In both cases, the police couldn’t find enough evidence to make the claims stick. KJ was exonerated.

That said, the female candidate in the Sac mayoral race has repeatedly made it fair game to smear KJ during the lead up to the early June election. SportsByBrooks.com has a good list of the stories detailing how KJ has been a human punching bag for the female candidate……  

Heather Fargo wants police to reopen the sexual misconduct case

Mailer attacks Johnson, black leaders not happy

Website: NoWayKJ.com

HUNTER PENCE (photo above) LOOKS LIKE A DORK, BUT WOMEN DO LIKE FAME, MONEY

Check out the POA, that the Astros 2nd year OF is poking!! Terri B!!

 

Here’s an unreal gallery with the rest of the photos.  

WHO’S THE REAL MAN, PHIL OR POP?

I’ve been a called pansy for being an avid fan of American Idol. I’m sure all “real” men know by now…David Cook won the Battle of the Davids. I’m positive one NBA coach has no idea who won the contest.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson and Spurs headman Gregg Popovich were asked about the Idol Finale which coincidentally was taking place across the street from Staples Center in LA.

Jackson was predictably smooth when asked about the show…

“Well, fan may be a broad term,” Jackson said. “I’m kind of a nay-sayer but I enjoy watching it with Jeanie (Buss, his girlfriend). She (records and) edits it for me.”

So, who does Phil like?

“I think David’s going to win,” he said.

Popovich not so much….

“Is that where they dance with each other?” he said, laughing.

So is Phil a wimp? Or is he the wiseman, afterall he’s the one with Jeannie B (NSFW).

BIGGEST RIPOFF SURGERY GOING

I could be a bastard and laughed at the now fat Carnie Wilson but I won’t. I actually feel for the mouthy lardass.

The photo on the left was from a Playboy shoot back in 2003. She lost 150+ pounds with the aid of stomach reduction surgery and then showed an impressively huge rack (NSFW).  

Apparently, she’s eaten like an elephant since and the surgery isn’t exactly fullproof. You feel bad for her? Or am I old, soft pussy?

DOES ANYONE READ THIS CHICAGO PAPER?

The Arlington Daily Herald may be the third biggest paper in the Chicagoland area for all I know. Or it could be suitable for kitty litter liner.

Either way this Bulls writer is off his rocker. He is the typical print media member nowadays. If I say black, you say white. If I say the sky is blue, you say it’s not. It’s the Peter Brown (former radio host) principle, go against the grain just to piss people off. The point being there is too much arguing simply to create conflict. Does ADH writer Barry Rozner really believe this is a wise move for the Bulls No. 1 pick?.?.?.?.

Maybe the best move is to deal the pick and get three from New Jersey (10, 21, 40), rebuilding the team and finding a star in a trade, but that kind of radical thinking doesn’t seem possible given Paxson’s deliberate nature.

He follows up that gem with a suggestion that if you take Derrick Rose, you may want to get THE guy who knows how to coach him.

All this might be easier if the Bulls had a coach in place, and it wouldn’t be as crazy as you think to steal John Calipari from Memphis, since he understands Rose and would certainly know how to employ him.

Smart move Calipari, the Rose “expert” coached him for all of 39 games. Of course this completely discounts the fact that Calipari’s NBA resume kinda stinks.  

TIME FOR COUGARS TO PUT ON SOME MORE CLOTHES?

Madonna & Sharon Stone

What is that between Stone’s legs? A little weird.

 

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 21, 2008

FUN SUMMER ON THE WAY

Fuel prices in Death Valley on Tuesday!!! At least diesel is cheaper than premium. LOL! Or cry.

ANDY KATZ SPEAKS TO 26 NBA GM’S ABOUT THE NBA DRAFT PROSPECTS

ESPN.com has the list of unanimous choices to be chosen in the lottery.

Jerryd Bayless, Fr., G, Arizona — 26
Michael Beasley, Fr., F, Kansas State — 26
Eric Gordon, Fr., G, Indiana — 26
Brook Lopez, Soph., C, Stanford — 26
Derrick Rose, Fr., G, Memphis — 26
O.J. Mayo, Fr., G, USC — 26

Here is the rest of the list..

Let hope WVU’s Joe Alexander (pictured) isn’t labeled your typical white non-athlete. Looks like he can jump a little.

CANSECO HITS ROCK BOTTOM

Jose is one step away from the poor house. This from SportsByBrooks.com…

Dan Gross of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS punches up news that the former MLB slugger-slash-offending author is looking for a fight. He & his promoter already have a date & place set – July 12 in Atlantic City. Now all they need is an opponent.

So, what’s it worth to someone willing to go a few rounds with Jose?

About $5,000. Canseco may even thrown in a signed copy of either “Juiced” on “Vindicated” – but not both. That’ll hurt book sales.

Those interested in stepping into the ring with Jose should forward along their name, address, phone, trunk size & choice of corner water (Evian, Arrowhead, tap) to fightcanseco@aol.com.

GREAT JOB BY SPORTSRADIO’S ETHICAL EXPERT

Jay Mariotti came off as a clown on the recent CostasNow piece on sportsradio and “guy talk.”

Thank god the traditional media is here to save the audience from “mean-spirited, negative, knee jerk” talk.

Here is a great list of Mariotti stories since late April…

Briggs’ disturbing twist: Too much baby-mama drama (May 18)
Had enough Bull? Jerry Reinsdorf should sell team (May 14)
Ozzie talks about quitting? Crybaby can’t take the heat (May 13)
Excuses, excuses: Dawdling Bulls fail Chicago (May 11)
Drunk or victimized, Benson has no Bears future (May 8th)
Ozzie, Sox: Chicago’s rude, crude embarrassment (May 7)
As Mt. Piniella erupts, Kerry Wood experiment fizzles (May 2)
Quarterback- phobic Bears headed for a crash (April 28)
With reputation in doubt, Angelo plays it boring (April 27)

THIS IS WHAT SHE SWITCHED TEAMS FOR?

 

That’s Cynthia Nixon from Sex and the City. She’s a lesbian but what exactly is that thing she’s with?

WE’RE WAITING FOR FRIDAY’S VIDEO FROM HOLLYWOOD PARK

Here’s 2007…

BIKINI BEACH MILE 2

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 12, 2008

TUBBO PUTS HIS FAT FOOT IN HIS MOUTH

Andruw Jones committed the cardinal sin when it comes to pro athletes. He ripped the fans in Los Angeles.

Read The Sports Pig’s account of T.J. Simers v. Jones and how “tubbo” put a nail in his own coffin.

DAN LE BATARD SHOCKS THE SPORTS WORLD!!!

Miami Herald columnist did something in his final story that I thought I’d never see in the history of the media.

LeBatard is taking a sabbatical and actually admits his work was sub-standard.

I’ve always been driven nuts by the hypocrisy in the sports media.

For example….writers will kill someone like Shaq for rapping and acting in addition to his NBA career. The thought is that the athlete is spreading himself too thin to be 100% effective at his craft. Yet there are a load of sportswriters who have added radio and television shows to their job responsibilities. There’s rarely a word that their job performance will be substandard because they’re spread too thin. Unless they get fired for that reason like Stephen A. Smith was by ESPN1050 and the Philly Daily News.  

LeBatard actually admitted on Sunday that he’s not doing good work for the Herald…

Besides, I’m doing you, the reader, a disservice when I go to write from an NFL Draft that could not possibly bore me more at this point in my life. And I don’t deserve to be paid for a diluted version of a column that I value too much to cheapen with a lack of passion. My column has lacked life for a while now because I’m stretched too thin with other obligations.

I wonder if Peter Vecsey is spread too thin? Or is he just lazy and incompetent? Last week, he got nabbed twice making up stories in the N.Y. Post.

DUMBEST COMMERCIAL EVER

Why would the WNBA compare itself to men’s rec leagues? How does insulting 35-year old men drive them to the TV to watch women’s pro ball? 

OJ MAYO SCANDAL…WRITERS CALLED IT YEARS AGO

CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel warned USC….Burned by Bush, USC should be wary of Mayo 

Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel blames NCAA president Miles Brand

Good example of the problem with college hoops recruitng. Yahoo’s story on the Pump Brothers

IS JENNIFER ANISTON REALLY A COUGAR?

I think it’s too early to call Aniston a cougar. She is hanging with 30-year old John Mayer but the 39-year old is far from being in the cougar category. This from the Everything2.com….

A woman over the age of 35 who is single or divorced (the more times, the better) who seeks out younger males for sex. Cougars can be tacky women with big hair and loud mouths or they can be graceful and eloquent. Either way, their attraction to younger men is always apparent in their social habits and body language.

Calling Aniston a cougar suggests that young men like her for her money and that’s she’s on her last legs looks-wise. I don’t think that’s the case with Jen. Do you?

Check out the rest of the Aniston-Mayer pictures.

BRITS ARE OUT-BOOBING US

The U.S. has clearly fallen in status in terms of international competition. Our basketball and baseball teams are middle of the pack now after years of dominance. That said, we could always hang our hats on our success in the Battle of the Breasts. Pam Anderson, Dolly Parton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Russell, Jayne Mansfield, Anna Nicole Smith, Scarlett Johannson, Jenna Jameson, Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Tara Reid, etc. teamed up to secure American domination. 

The Brits have stepped up with two competitors who are turning the BOTB world on its ears. We’ve already chronicled the Keeley Hazell (NSFW) explosion. She’s got some BIG competition coming from a fellow Brit, Gemma Atkinson. Wow!!

 

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 9, 2008

WE DEMAND THAT CLEVELANDERS ARE OUT OF THE ELECTION PROCESS!!!!

The state of Ohio has ruined at least one election with it’s buffoonery. Now comes word that its qualified voters are dumb enough to wait in line for three hours to save $12 on a pizza (WATCH NEWS VIDEO HERE).

We’re certainly a bit surprised about how darn popular this is,” said Tim North, vice president of Papa John’s Northeast region.

The company announced its apology deal Sunday in response to six shirts that a Washington, D.C., franchisee made. They referred to James’ complaints about hard fouls and Wizards center Brendan Haywood’s response in labeling him a crybaby.

They also highlighted James’ No. 23.

Hence, the 23-cent deal.

“You can’t beat the price,” said Blanche Price, a Euclid senior who arrived at the University Heights store at 9 a.m., armed with a lawn chair.

By 10 a.m., when unruffled, flour-dusted employees flipped on the “Now Baking” neon light and opened the doors, hundreds of pizza-hungry people — including a woman with a walker — had swarmed the parking lot. Inside, cardboard boxes covered every surface, and thin circles of dough towered on metal racks.

Pizza insanity reigned at each of the chain’s 41 Northeast Ohio franchises.

There were 600 people in line in Euclid, said police, who arrested one customer for public intoxication and another for resisting after he got out of the line and got back in, and they also cited a woman for disorderly conduct – all before the customers got their pies.

PINK AND PIVEN, REALLY?

Another odd pairing may have surfaced in Tinsel Town this week. This from the N.Y. Post’s Page Six…..

Jeremy Piven and Hollywood punk Pink were spotted at Green Door in LA Tuesday night getting hot and heavy on the dance floor. Piven hit the club after leaving a party for Victoria’s Secret fragrance Heavenly Kiss at Beso. Pink split from her husband, Motocross racer Carey Hart, in February. “Pink and Jer emy were all over each other and dancing really close,” said a witness. A rep for Pink con firmed she was at the Green Door, but said, “She was not with Jeremy Piven, dancing or otherwise.” Piven’s rep said, “He was there but didn’t hang out with Pink. Jeremy says she is a friend, a good woman.”

DON’T GET LOADED AT A BREWERS GAME

TWO SIDES STILL EMERGING AROUND BENSON DUI ARREST 

We told you on Monday how the “responsible” writers at the Chicago Tribune already had Benson convicted. Each day this week, another nugget came out about the ordeal down on Lake Travis.

This story has witnesses saying the police treatment of Benson was overkill.

“It was uncalled for, it was ludicrous, no point for it,” said Toby Patch.

Patch said what he saw at the Emerald Point Marina Saturday makes him distrust law enforcement. 

“It seemed to me they were manhandling him a little bit,” Patch said. “As they were taking him up the dock, they stopped, he said, ‘I am fine, I can continue walking,’ and they put their legs behind his knees and knocked him over his knees and started hog-carrying him.”

Then he said when the officers got Benson to the parking area, things really got out of hand.

“They ended up — I don’t know why — but laid him on his back, I heard him say, ‘Please don’t pepper spray me, please don’t pepper spray me,'” Patch said.

It seems like the police are getting nervous. Is the department grasping at straws or just trying to embarass Benson? This useless video of Benson being walked into the station has surfaced.

BARKLEY GETS RON BURGUNDY’D

EVA MENDES NOT AS HOT AS WE THOUGHT?

Sometimes hot chicks are better left with their clothes on. That’s right!!! Call me crazy!!!

Don’t get me wrong Mendes is awesone. But be honest, isn’t the bod a little disappointing?

Here’s an NSFW artsy pictorial done for an Italian mag.

HOW ABOUT A LITTLE OIL WRESTLING?

When I tell you guys to show up for an event, you’d better show up!!!

Ha-Ha.

Adam’s Ribs on Maryland between Flamingo & Tropicana (old Moose McGillicuddy’s) had a fund raising oil wrestling soire on Thursday.

The Vegas Slots, a female rugby team, fought their asses off. CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR 50+ SHOTS OF THE ACTION 

CHICKS AND WIENERS!!!

You know that I love the Hot Dog eating contests!! Until last year Kobayashi was without debate, the greatest athlete in the history of the world. Then out of nowhere emerged Ali’s, Frazier.

Joey Chestnut took down Kobayashi at the 2007 national championship. Ali – Frazier II is right around the corner on the 4th of July at Coney Island.

There was a local qualifier contest at New York New York on Thursday. Cofield & Cokin were out there for 4+ hours. What a great time. Rich LeFevre blew away the field with 32 dogs in 10 minutes.

CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR ALL THE GREAT SHOTS.

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 7, 2008

SHOOT ME NOW

Now the White Sox are in the crosshairs. Chicago players brought blow-up dolls into the clubhouse as a some sort of ritual to snap a losing streak. 

The slumpbuster offended some and Ozzie Guillen was actually asked to address the situation.

Association for Women in Sports Media is outraged….

The presence of those dolls creates an uncomfortable situation for any female journalist who enters the White Sox locker room simply trying to do her job,” said Jenni Carlson, the group’s president, in an e-mail.

OBJECTIVE MEDIA TAKE OF THE DAY: SUZYN WALDMAN THINKS CLEMENS IS BEING TREATED UNFAIRLY

Gotta love Suzyn, she just doesn’t know when to stop. She says that all of her experiences with Clemens have been positive so she doesn’t believe the stories of the last six months.

WHO HATES STEPHEN A & SKIP MORE, EACH OTHER OR THE AUDIENCE?

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GENIUS FRANCESA, SAYS RADIO CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND BLOGS SHOULD BE THE SAME WAY

Watch the clip as WFAN’s “star” says all blogs are vile and need to be controlled.

SAD NEWS, WORLD’S CREEPIEST SHOW ABOUT TO GO OFF THE AIR

The Sports Pig found this item. The modern day Dr. Ruth, Sue Johanson, is going bye-bye.

The entry features an absolute laugh-out-loud photo at the bottom!!!

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 1, 2008

THE JIG IS UP, PUBLIC FINALLY ADMITS PAULA IS OFTEN WASTED ON AMERICAN IDOL

Paula Abdul on American Idol 4/29

I’m one of the few sports radio guys who is an Idol devotee. I like the show in spite of stupid viewers who keep less talented singers on the show.

But the real flaw of the show is Paula Abdul. I would estimate that as I’m watching, I screamed out, ” Paula is wasted” during 25% of the shows. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t watch live anymore. I DVR each episode and then fast forward when she speaks.

Her confusing gaff the other night followed by a nonsensical bumbling explanation looked like a person whacked out of their mind on something other than Coca-Cola.    

COULD PACMAN BE THE NEXT CLEMENS?

Did Jones make a mistake in placing the blame on Arvell Edwards for last year’s Minnx shooting? Police have to investigate these claims by Edwards made on Newschannel 5 in Nashville….

“I feel sorry for them and everything, but I want to let them know I’m not the person who done this. I’ve been shot before. I know how it feels,” he told NewsChannel 5 reporter Amy Rao.

Documents uncovered by NewsChannel 5 reveal Jones told detectives a man he had never met before, Edwards, told him he would take care of things. Then, Jones witnessed Edwards opening fire.

Jones told police Edwards extorted $15,000 from him, telling him he needed to pay for “services rendered. I definitely didn’t receive no $15,000. I definitely didn’t extort nobody out of no money.”

Instead, Edwards said Jones “paid somebody to shoot that club up.  Now, if he wants to tell on somebody he needs to tell on himself and tell them what he actually done.”

Edwards said Jones knows the shooter well. Edwards said the shooter is part of a crowd Jones hangs out with in Atlanta.

“He knows they name,” Edwards said. “He knows they street name. He needs to tell on them instead of trying to put this on me when he knows I didn’t do this and he know I never met him before and he know he don’t know me and I don’t know him.”

Clemens is being bombarded by new daily stories detailing his womanizing. Will Pacman have his boys start flipping on him as well?

MICHAEL BUFFER BEATS CANCER AND IS WORTH HOW MUCH?!?!?

Boxing announcer Michael Buffer’s voice rumbles again

HOLY CRAP! I’M AT THE STORE NOW BUYING PSIII AND GRAND THEFT AUTO IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Strip Club Gameplay HD — THIS ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR KIDS (NSFW)

DID WSOP MONEY GRAB RUIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE FINAL TABLE?

The World Series of Poker is moving its Main Event final table to Nov. 9-10.

The champ won’t be crowned until four months after the rest of the competition? Isn’t stamina a key component of the tournament? Not anymore.

SOME PREGNANT WOMEN ARE RIDICULOUS

When you’re hot, you’re hot. Jessica Alba is rotund but still sizzling.