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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I won't link to the original source because there's some arguably not safe for work stuff there, but the website sportsimproper.com has Brian McNamee making the whole Clemens affair sound even seedier than it already did:
One of the needles I gave the government was used to inject Clemens with steroids in either July or August of 2001," McNamee was quoted as saying by sportsimproper.com in an item posted Wednesday. "The place was his high-rise apartment, which is located off the corner of 90th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan.
Can someone please put a gag order on everyone who has ever been within 15 feet of Roger Clemens? Because I really don't think I can handle much more of this.
If everyone saying that the Yankees will be better off without Alex Rodriguez is right, why didn't the absence of Albatross-Rod cause Team Dominican Republic to breeze past the Dutch?
Edit: Beat to the albatross reference by nearly a week.
The Tacoma News-Tribune catches up with Lou Piniella and gets him reminiscing about his says in Seattle:
“We had Randy (Johnson), Junior, Alex (Rodriguez), Edgar (Martinez), (Jay) Buhner to name a few. That’s a pretty impressive array of talent,” Piniella said, adding quickly: “I didn’t screw it up.”
The only thing worse than having the racist visage of Chief Wahoo staring down at you as you drive around the Indians' spring training facility is having the racist visage of Chief Wahoo staring down at you as you drive around what is no longer the Indians' spring training facility:
The face of Chief Wahoo, a symbol of the departed Cleveland Indians baseball team, will continue to smile down on Winter Haven - at least for the remainder of the city's current budget year.
Put this in the "causes I'd donate money to if I were rich" pile.
Attorney General Eric Holder and the guy he and Obama have chosen to head up the Criminal Division of the DOJ are recusing/will be recusing themselves from the Roger Clemens investigation and any potential prosecution:
Attorney general Eric Holder has cited a conflict of interest in recusing himself from any legal matters involving Roger Clemens, the Daily News reported Tuesday.
Just to clarify: Clemens at one point had two highly respected attorneys at his disposal, but chose to go all-in with Rusty Hardin. And they call Kenny Rogers the Gambler.
The Padres have been spoiled, er, I mean lucky enough to have the the city of San Diego footing the bill for much of the cost of Petco Park. Now San Diego, like every other city, is strapped for cash, and has had to look for help to make the debt payments on the ballpark bonds:
San Diego's downtown redevelopment agency will shoulder debt payments for Petco Park for the next five years, relieving the city of one financial burden as it struggles with ongoing deficits and budget cuts. Under a deal approved by the City Council yesterday, the Centre City Development Corp. will cover the $11.3 million annual debt payment through 2013 . . .
No biggie. It's not like San Diego needs fire stations or anything.
Here's the kicker of that Dominican Republic-Netherlands elimination game I linked this morning. Manager Felipe Alou started David Ortiz at first base -- a position he hasn't played in the Majors since 2007, and hasn't played well since God knows when -- because he wanted extra offense. The result: Ortiz goes 1-4 and the D.R. goes scoreless through 10 innings. Hey, that happens. Since it's a taut 0-0 game, however, Alou pulls Ortiz for Willie Aybar. I mean really, let no man say that David Ortiz's glove cost the team a chance to advance, right? The result:
The Netherlands' miracle occurred with the help of a fielding error by first baseman Willy Aybar that allowed the Netherlands to score the game-winner in the bottom of the 11th inning.
Like Bart said: this game's designed to break your heart.
Things to read while you realize that anything can happen in this crazy game:
Attention Cubs fans: no need to worry. I'm sure Carlos Marmol will be much more effective against Pujols, Berkman, and Braun this season than he was against Gene Kingsale. I mean, you really can't hope to contain Kingsale.