Any truth to the rumors that the Yankees are eyeing him, or is it one big "rains/pours" joke? Fun to speculate, but says here he'll be a Cub.
The Lead Item
Two Words For You:
There's a whole lot of "best-ever"
superlatives being thrown around with this A-Rod
abuses loves "instant
history" like this one, so let's do a quick rundown of
the biggest "evers" in play:
Best lineup ever?
Please: Gotta play the games.
Best SS/3B combo ever?
Lock: Even with DJ's bobbles.
Best-selling MLB jersey?
Easily: No. 13 is must-have.
Biggest "Yes, But ..." ever?
Yes, but pitching wins rings.
Best Yada-Yada-Yada ...
Only one no-argue superlative:
Most. Pressure. Ever.
And the regular season (most scrutinized ever)
will have nothing on the drama (biggest meltdown
ever) that will happen with George Steinbrenner if
the Yankees don't win the World Series (biggest
Forget the current logjam (Pitt, Miss.
St., 'Zaga, Okla St.) for that fourth No. 1 NCAA
Tournament seed. That final top seed will go to the
winner of the SEC Tournament, presuming it's a
Miss. State-Kentucky final.
Meanwhile: Whichever coaches' poll voter gave
Duke its single No. 1 vote should have their ballot
revoked. Have some suspicions ...
Dodgers Go Moneyball
Is new Dodgers GM Paul DePodesta another
Theo Epstein? L.A. doesn't have the commitment to
spend like Boston, but the 31-year-old
||BUSY? READ THIS NOW; BOOKMARK QUICKIE FOR LATER
|WHO'S GOT THE MOMENTUM ...|
The Boss: Say what you want, Big Stein's committed to Ws|
Oklahoma State: Cowboys have won 10 straight in Big 12
Bootleg T-shirt sales in NYC: Get your "A-Rod 13" jersey!
|... AND WHO'S GOT NO MO'|
Florida hoops: Out of Top 25 for first time in 95 weeks|
Kobe: Getting dissed on all sides for his me-first 'tude
Red Sox Nation: A-Rod press conf. today hard to watch
number-crunching, CW-defying, Harvard whiz kid made
his rep with the A's through budget living. Expect him
to have the Dodgers winning the NL West just in time
for Bonds' retirement.
NBA Trade Deadline
Thursday, 6 p.m. ET: Is everyone
(except Isiah, apparently) content to stand pat?
Where are the crazy rumors?
"Trade AI!" is passe: And the
Sissys seem too weak to pull the trigger on it.
Given the Lakers know Kobe is as good as gone
this summer, why not get something back for him today? They're better off with a scorer who
doesn't want/need to be the No. 1 guy anyway.
There are a ton of those guys around -- T-Mac, Stevie
Franchise, Vince Carter, to name a few who would be
Line I Wish I Wrote:
I thought we were watching the greatest shortstop
since Honus Wagner, but it might wind up that all we
saw was the greatest player since Barry Bonds.
-- ESPN.com's Rob Neyer
Anyone else see this last night? I see
it kind of like the Yankees: You think you will
look away, appalled, but instead you find yourself
kind of mesmerized.
The defending national champs are reeling: Lost 5 of last 8 and, at this point, will go Dancing with an invitation delivered out of pity.
|Today on ESPN.com|
|P2: Hottest Male Athlete!|
|Fantasy Baseball: Sign up now!|
|Best 3B/SS combos ever:|
|A-Rod/Jeter, NY '04|
|70 HRs, 280 runs scored?|
|Molitor/Yount, Mil '82|
|Yount: MVP; Molitor: 136 R|
|But then Thome moved to 1B|
|P. Traynor, A. Vaughn|
|Two HOFers for Pit in '30s|
|Schmidt: great; Bowa: overrated|
Who's getting slept on throughout this entire A-Rod
frenzy? Alfonso Soriano. Just watch him have a career
Does Rangers owner Tom Hicks know something the rest
of us don't? He looked like he'd lost 120 million
pounds on SC last night ...
What could eclipse A-Rod news? If new Astros
hand-shaker Nolan Ryan said he was in training to make
comeback as a spot reliever ...
WUSA announced "Keep the WUSA Dream Alive"
ticket-drive campaign. Here's a dream: That WUSA can
succeed without huge changes ...
Off work yesterday and miss the Quickie? Check the archive for a link to Monday's A-Rod-heavy