May, 2006 Archive

Griffey gets mad and gets even

May 24, 2006

CINCINNATI, OH — It’s a lesson so many have had to learn in the past, and some local Cincy sports-talk radio hosts learned it this week: Ken Griffey Jr. plays better when he’s mad. In the days since the “Two Angry Guys” put forth that Griffey should move from center field, Griffey has gone 4-for-8 […]

Pierzynski formally applies for martyrdom

May 21, 2006

CHICAGO, IL — The day after the bench-clearing brawl at US Cellular Field, White Sox catcher AJ Pierzynski was yet again the focus of head-shaking on Sunday. After Pierzynski hit a home run in the fourth inning, he thumped his chest twice, put his fist to his mouth and pointed toward the sky, mocking Cubs […]

So, what IS Albert Belle doing these days?

May 18, 2006

PHOENIX, AZ — Former highest paid player in MLB and trick-or-treater hater Albert Belle was arrested for the second time in four months, as he was charged with a second stalking charge on Wednesday. Belle, who awaits his court date on previous charges of stalking his ex-girlfriend, was accused of making repeated phone calls to […]

Link(s) of the Week: Pathetic figure

May 17, 2006

In which a basically anonymous sportswriter demonstrates that no, he has not read “Tuesdays With Morrie.”

Damn you, Bonds

May 15, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The world watched, waited, and griped, but Barry Bonds couldn’t tie Ruth during the Giants’ homestand last week. Before leaving on the team’s next road trip to Houston, the media sought answers for the dry spell. “I’m late guys. I gotta go,” Bonds told reporters on Sunday night. “The bus leaves […]

Link(s) of the week: YouTube comes through

May 12, 2006

I’m surprised it took this long to post a video of Rick Sutcliffe’s legally-impaired visit to the Padres’ broadcast booth, but here it is. The oddest part is, he doesn’t sound nearly as insane as he was portrayed in the media. (Maybe that’s a statement about some of the people I attend games with.) Kinda […]

ESPN drives Sutcliffe to drink

May 11, 2006

SAN DIEGO, CA — A visit to the local broadcast booth from ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe turned into what appeared to be drunken rambling on Wednesday night, leading to a publicity bonanza for the Padres’ TV outlet Thursday. Sutcliffe, who had apparently been tossing back a few at Petco Park with Oscar-nominated chum Bill Murray, […]

News day so slow D-Backs’ whining becomes news

May 11, 2006

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Diamondbacks will find their June even longer after their game at PNC Park was rained out Thursday. The rainout means they’ll play on June 19, losing another off day in an already hectic month. “Now we know how The Red Hot Chili Peppers will feel on their upcoming world tour behind […]

Giants fans prepare to catch 714; weapons involved

May 9, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — With the undeserving Phillies fans deprived of his Ruth-tying homer, Barry Bonds will return home where they will actually cheer when he hits 714 and 715. Bonds, who sat out on Monday night, should be in the lineup Tuesday. Commissioner Bud Selig has not mentioned whether he plans to be in […]

Bonus Lo’W: @*$! Umps

May 5, 2006

Baseball math: Beer-league umps + professional players + radio broadcaster already frustrated by team’s futility + dizzy bat race = good listening.

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