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SECOND BEST DRUNK ATHLETE STORY OF THE DAY

August 20, 2008

“FAT, PUSSY TOAD” HIDEKI IRABU

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested for allegedly assaulting a bartender in Osaka, Japan today. The New York Post says Irabu drank “20 mugs of beer” then apparently became angry when his credit card was declined. Irabu allegedly pushed the bartender against the wall, pulled his hair and smashed nine liquor bottles.

Irabu spent six seasons in Major League Baseball with the Yankees, Rangers and Expos. He is currently retired and living in California.

The pitcher was one of the first Japanese League players to make the transition to the big leagues. He didn’t do it very successfully. Irabu was 34-35 (although he did win 13 games for the Yankees in 1998). He also drew the wrath of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner who once called Irabu a “fat, pussy toad.”

GEORGE STEINBRENNER

THE GENIUS OF CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY

August 18, 2008

DARRYL STRAWBERRY

Spectacular effort by the website Deuce of Davenport. They have managed to uncover a 1987 rap song by then Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry. The song is linked on the MySpace Music page. You can hear it for free.

Some things are so awful they are a joy to behold. To hear Darryl! singing “Chocolate Strawberry” click:   HERE

 

PRO BASEBALL’S FIRST AMBIDEXTROUS PITCHER SELECTED TO MINOR LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME

August 18, 2008

PAT VENDITTE

Sporting News Today has a feature on former Creighton pitcher Pat Venditte being selected to the New York-Penn All-Star Game.

Venditte is the first truly ambidextrous pitcher in professional baseball history. Pitching for Staten Island in the New York Yankees system, Venditte has put up some very impressive numbers. He has 16 saves and 29 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings. Venditte has an ERA of 0.93 pitching left-handed and 1.29 as a righty.

T.J. SIMERS STIRS UP VIN SCULLY/JEFF KENT FEUD

August 17, 2008

VIN SCULLY

As we’ve written earlier, Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers is having a career year.

Simers is at it again. This time he’s managed to drag legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully into a feud with acerbic second baseman Jeff Kent. Kent has always been a bit of a dick, but this is a fight he can’t win.

In 59 years of broadcasting I can’t remember Scully EVER being touched by controversy. Now, after Simers relayed some of Scully’s play by play comments back to Kent, the LA second baseman said,

 

 

“Vin Scully talks too much.”

 

 

 

 

 

Unbelievable. Rather than back down from his comments, Kent repeated them at a Dodgers function where he addressed a WOMEN’S GROUP. I don’t know what possessed the Dodgers to choose Jeff Kent to speak before 200 women. Public speaking isn’t exactly his forte.

Finally, just what were the “controversial” comments made by Scully? He pointed out the statistical FACT that Kent is hitting .500 with newly acquired outfielder Manny Ramirez hitting behind him. Somehow Kent took this as a personaL insult,

 

 

 

“It diminishes my whole career and all the hard work. I take it as an insult.”

 

Kent has raised his batting average 20 points since the Ramirez trade.

 

BOMB THROWING LA TIMES COLUMNIST T.J. SIMERS

YANKEES CENTER FIELDER MELKY CABRERA TAKES HIS DEMOTION TO MINORS WELL

August 16, 2008

TWO MLB OWNERS GOING THROUGH MESSY DIVORCES

August 8, 2008

JOHN HENRY AND WIFE PEGGY SUE

Trophy wives don’t age well. Unfortunately, as two Major League baseball owners are discovering, they’re also not cheap or easy to get rid of. MLB owners John Henry of the Boston Red Sox and John Moores of the San Diego Padres are currently going through divorces.

The Palm Beach Post has a story about Red Sox owner John Henry’s divorce. The paper says it’s not known “whether Henry’s baseball team will be affected.”  One thing is certain. Somebody at the paper doesn’t like John Henry. He is referred to in the article as a “Mr. Rogers-lookalike.” The paper also speculates as to who will get custody of the couple’s 164-foot yacht.

 

 

JOHN AND BECKY MOORES

Meanwhile, the Moores divorce is a lot messier. Although Becky Moores agreed to arbitration, a recent article in the San Diego Union Tribune indicated Mrs. Moores may go after her husband’s baseball team. ( Bitch! She’s not only trying to take his baseball team but she also took his house on the Pebble Beach golf course!)

Since filing for divorce, John Moores has been “virtually invisible” with the Padres. Pitcher Jake Peavy recently said he has seen the owner just once since spring training. Moores has moved back to Texas. He even gave up his Padres luxury box to his soon-to-be-ex-wife. That story was written about yesterday on the website SPORTSbyBROOKS.

That’s right, the OWNER of the San Diego Padres doesn’t own Padres tickets. He also hasn’t been to a regular season game this year and THAT’S the reason for this post. People always want to divide professional sports franchises (especially baseball) into “big market” and “small market” teams. There’s no such thing. John Moores certainly has the financial wherewithal to field a competitive team. He simply CHOOSES not to. Why? Because he doesn’t care anything about baseball. And that marks the real division in baseball. Owners who care about baseball and those who don’t.

RANGERS MANAGER RON WASHINGTON WON’T TAKE C.J. WILSON’S CRAP

August 7, 2008

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Tuesday was quite an eventful day for Texas Rangers closer C.J. Wilson and none of those events worked out for the quirky lefthander.

First, Wilson gave up a grand slam to the worthless Richie Sexson of the Yankees. This led to him literally being booed off the mound by Rangers fans. Then Wilson tried to show up old-school manager Ron Washington when he came out to remove the struggling lefty. Wilson disgustedly flipped the ball at Washington. Washington made Wilson come back and HAND him the baseball. Then the team punished Wilson by stashing him on the disabled list right after the game.

At this point Wilson is probably a better blogger than he is a closer. In fact, here’s just a partial list of things C.J. Wilson can do better than playing baseball:

 

Review albums:

 

 

Tattoo artist:

 

 

Play cricket:

 

 

Play air guitar:

 

JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT: OLD PICTURE OF OSCAR GAMBLE’S AFRO

August 6, 2008

ANOTHER GREAT NEW YORK POST COVER

August 5, 2008

Not only did the New York Post come up with another great headline today but they actually managed to refer to the “Carl Pavano memorial MRI tube.”

PRINCE FIELDER FIGHTS TEAMMATE

August 5, 2008

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Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder goes after teammate pitcher Manny Parra in the Brewers dugout.

Story and video:    HERE

 


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