Here's video and a photo of last night's Nationals-Marlins brawl.
This is how you are supposed to brawl in baseball—get out there and get it going!! Plus the open ice hit by the 1st baseman in, is Classic.
Worst boyfriend ever: Girlfriend gets hit by line drive as boyfriend leaps out of way.
His excuse?: "The ball was coming up and I was going to catch it and it was in the lights and I lost track of it.” The guy was then reamed on by Astros announcers for a solid two minutes, scolded for his lack of a gentleman’s backbone.
(Please think of circus music in your head while reading this)
The Seattle Mariners fired Don Wakamatsu Monday afternoon and it raises some big questions. Jack Zurendcik “lost confidence” in Wak and the decision was “solely” his decision. I highly doubt that. There has been rumors abound that Ken Griffey Jr. stated that he would have nothing to do with the Mariners until Don Wakamatsu was gone from the organization. Did this play out behind closed doors—I doubt that this weighed at all on Jackie Z’s decision. But I highly doubt that Jack made the decision without thinking of himself and his longevity as the GM of the Mariners.
The M’s have shook up the players, they’ve changed the batting order, so now shaking up the coaching staff was really all that was left. We don’t have any players at AAA that we are waiting on to be called up—(OK maybe Micheal Pineda) so this was the only change left to be made. Why not wait till the end of the season? I would answer that question with a question—Why wait till the end of the season? If the M’s made the decision to move on then move on—it puts the M’s in a position to at least pursue/recruit the next manager for a good long time. Maybe they’ll make a good choice—so long as Chuck Armstrong and Howard Lincoln keep their noses out of the search.
"Daren is an experienced manager with over a decade of minor-league managing experience," Zduriencik said. "He is intimately familiar with our club; he was with the club in spring training and managed many of the players on our current roster in the minors. I believe he will do a fine job."
Citing a “a culture of violation and avoidance of respect,” the Tennessee Titans filed a lawsuit today in Nashville against USC and Lane Kiffin for allegedly ignoring the NFL club’s contractual hiring requirements of assistant running backs coach Kennedy Pola.
In the lawsuit filing the Titans claim that when Pola took a job with the franchise on Feb. 1, the assistant coach agreed that he would, “not under any circumstance solicit discussions or entertain employment with any other person or entity during the term without given written permission to do so.”
Pola was then hired last Saturday by Kiffin as USC offensive coordinator. The move came just one week before Titans training camp was scheduled to open. That despite the USC coach allegedly failing to obtain contractually required written permission to formally approach Pola about a position on the Trojans staff.
The filing cites Kiffin utilizing, “improper methods and means to direct harm and damage of parties to contract.” The suit also states that, “written consent” from the Titans was required for USC to hire Pola and that “verbal consent” was “inadequate.”
The NFL team added in its lawsuit that despite fully recognizing Pola’s contract requirements with the Titans, Kiffin “encouraged” the assistant coach to breach the terms of his deal.
The Titans are requesting a jury trial while seeking treble, punitive damages against Kiffin and USC.
Though a serious read, the endgame in this lawsuit is more symbolic than punitive. The odds of Pola returning to the Titans are slim to none regardless of court proceedings and any financial settlement obtained by the NFL team will be small, if not altogether insignificant.
It’s probably not a coincidence that this litigation emanates from the same state that Kiffin recently departed as Univ. of Tennessee coach under turbulent circumstances.
Not to mention that individual Titans game tickets go on sale in less than a week.
Click here for source - Sports by Brooks.
If you thought that Tiger Wood’s female troubles weren’t going to have an impact on the sales of all things Tiger, look no further than with his video game. Copies of EA Sports “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11″ were down…WAY DOWN.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, sales were down 68% year-over-year across all platforms, but the drop for the Wii version was the most precipitous at 86%; with some simple math, that comes out to a meager 38,100 sales in June 2010 versus 272,400 in June 2009.
Wow that is HUUUUGE. Don’t think Nike and any other company using Tiger’s likeness to sell their shit isn’t paying attention to this. Makes one wonder where Nike’s Tiger apparel sales are currently as compared to a year or two ago.
I’m betting they aren’t nearly as good. I mean who wants to be caught rollin’ around town decked out in Tiger’s gear. Even if you fashioned yourself as a bit of player, if you’re wearing that gear you have got to be radioactive to women. There will be a fallout zone of at least 5 feet around you for sure.
The most undercovered story of the summer, and maybe the year, is the outrageous circumstances of the sale of the Texas Rangers.
Before your eyes glaze over, understand that this story is very important as it pertains to the financial future of individual major league clubs. It also could dictate if the Texas Rangers exist this time next year - if MLB’s rhetoric is to be believed.