Remote gives control over crazy world of sports
Sometimes a remote control isn't just for TV. Sometimes it's for channel surfing a column.Like, I could write about the Triple Crown, but it's hard to wrap your arms around a sport where the star athletes have a tendency to, you know, die in front of you. Last year, it was Barbaro who eventually spun in. This year, Eight Belles. So I'm going to take a pass on the Belmont Stakes, even if Triple Crown fave Big Brown drives a UPS truck to the finish line. Plus, the big fella has a history of foot injuries, and the competition is so thin that winning the Crown might be like winning the NL West. Or even worse Click
Those 104 major league players who tested positive for steroids in 2003 must be thrilled with their union leadership these days. Not only did the feds obtain the supposedly anonymous test results by outsmarting the players' association on the legal front, but those 104 names aren't likely to stay secret for long. If all goes as expected, the government wants to cliff dive into the list to determine where the players got the juice.And, as reported by The New York Times, here's the kicker: Under the terms of its agreement with the owners, the union could have destroyed those 2003 test results but didn't! What the union needed to do back in 2003 was contact Roger "The Evidence Killer" Goodell Click Went to BarryBonds.com to see whether Mr. Asterisk had posted a response to the recent remarks made by Henry Aaron. Aaron, speaking to reporters before his commencement speech at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., said jokingly (we think), "I still consider myself the home run king. But seriously, I think Bonds has done wonderfully. I think he had a marvelous career." Had? As in past tense? Aaron knows Bonds is done. And even though Aaron didn't refer to Bonds in the speech, there was a certain relevance to the advice he gave to the graduates. "Be careful before you make choices," 74-year-old Aaron said. "Avoid shortcuts. They are quick fixes and unrewarding."