Nutty 18-year-old Yankees fan jumps from Yankee
Stadium upper deck into the netting above home plate,
reportedly on a dare. That's insanity.
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Two Words For You:
Every pitch Kenny Rogers snaps into the
glove of his catcher tonight in Boston will be like a
little slap in Bud Selig's face.
In the last week, baseball's punitive authority has
First, anti-steroids crusader Raffy Palmeiro is
busted. He comes back Thursday, emphasizing the 10-day
"first-strike" punishment is a joke.
Now, an arbitrator overrules MLB and reinstates
Rogers, immediately, after he served only 12 games of
a 20-game ban.
The question isn't really whether the 20-game ban was
fair or not; the real issue is Bud Selig's power to
control the game.
Selig got caught up in the media whirlwind when he
delivered his punishment; he was backed into a corner
when he heard Rogers' appeal himself.
Don't blame the arbitrator: Selig had honorable
intentions, but took tactical missteps throughout the
Decisive leadership doesn't have to be coupled with
extreme positions. Selig gets an embarrassing reminder
of that tonight at Fenway.
Boss Rips Torre
It has begun: "I'm not pleased with the
manager," Steinbrenner said. "I'm not sure why they
left [Alan Embree] in" to face Paul Konerko, who hit
the decisive HR in Yankees' 2-1 loss.
Likely to compound the Boss's agita, the Red Sox beat
the Rangers dramatically in 10 innings, increasing
their East lead to 4.5 games.
And did Jamie Moyer really turn down a waiver offer to
join the Yankees as NY Post says? Now THERE'S a signal about the state
of New York.
MLB Tues Wrap
Felix Watch: He's the real deal!
Mariners rookie SP Hernandez gets first MLB win with zero
ER (6 Ks) in 8 IP in 1-0 SEA W over MIN.
Vlad the Imp-A-ler: How about back-to-back AL
MVP awards? Guererro hits a grand slam and rings up 5
RBIs in 9-2 W over rival Oakland.
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Wade Miller: Red Sox SP goes to DL with shoulder issue
Shareef Abdur Rahim to Nets: So NJ signs Marc Jackson
Padres a yo-yo: July duds start to sizzle in
August, winning their 5th straight impressively:
Slapping Pedro with his season's worst start.
Cards' Reyes debut solid: StL's top SP prospect
impressive (2H in 6.1 IP, but one hit was a 2-R
Royals brutal: 11th loss in row is ugliest of
all; up 7-2 in the 9th, K.C. gives up 11 RUNS. 12
straight losses would be franchise record.
Raffy returns: Suspension ends Thursday, and his agent says that
Palmeiro will play. It's must-follow, if only for fan
reaction. Ripken in "state of denial."
J. Lewis returns: The NFL's Martha
Stewart practiced Tuesday. Comparisons between
training camp and prison ended promptly.
Cards sign Rolle: DB a lead candidate for NFL
Defensive Rookie of the Year. Think the Cards could be
a breakout team? Antrel's a big reason.
Braylon a new Brown? Cleveland stud rookie WR
Edwards could sign today. Now, if only the Browns had
a QB to get him the ball....
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You know you're the Atlanta Hawks when:
In ruling that your ownership group can't boot a
renegade partner, the judge questions the sensibility
of spending $70 million on Joe Johnson. Everyone's a
More NBA: Lakers boot Grant. The dreadlocked PF
will get the $30 million left on his contract and the
Lakers will save $30 million in luxury taxes. He could
be a bargain for a contender looking for a
Quickie 50/50: SD
Impressions of S. Dakota:
Two words: Corn Palace, the most unusual location for a
state high school basketball tournament in the
country. Oh, and Adam Vinatieri.
Vote Best of SoDak
SF-area radio DJ finally axed for Alou scandal. But it
wasn't his original ignorant comments; it was his
mockery of an Alou interview about the story.
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Jack Morris says he "doesn't want to be in" the
baseball HOF if voters let known steroid-cheaters in,
too. Good thing he doesn't have to worry.
Solace for NYC 2012: Cost to Athens for hosting the
'04 Games is expected to rise 18 percent more than
expected. All those hidden fees...
Spurrier scandal update: Ol' Ball Coach denies making
promises to players involved in alleged
For the record, Todd Bertuzzi had 10 times as many
words in his "thank you" letter to Canucks fans as
games he was suspended for.