Wednesday, November 30, 2005
W*USA 9 News - Ronald MacDonald Gets Arrested For Wendy's Theft
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
FOR SALE: MOODY LEFT FIELDER
- 4,500 Square Feet
Poorly covered by enigmatic left fielder
- 4 Bedrooms
"THEE" ENRIQUE WILSON slept here!!
- 6 Bathrooms
Green Monstah NOT INCLUDED.
- Spacious Penthouse Balcony leading to luxurious bar area
Autographed Johnny Damon water balloon kit and "unopened" Jack Daniels-2004 post season Kevin Millar edition-included!!!
Generously priced at only $6.9 million!!
Monday, November 28, 2005
but is near the top of our sh...ort list...
Santa's Naughty List
"The culprit: Fox Sports Net West reporter Carolyn Hughes.
The crime: Was taken off the Dodgers coverage in July after the swirling rumors became reality - she was having a relationship with Dodgers pitcher Derek Lowe.
The floodgates finally opened when a media watchdog Web site, RonFineman.com, reported the affair with compromising photographs. Lowe's wife, Trinka, contacted the team and FSN to inform them of the conflict of interest, among other things.
According to Fineman, Trinka Lowe also confronted Hughes after suspecting there was something afoot and posed the question: 'Do you think this is an appropriate and professional relationship?' To which Hughes responded, according to Trinka, 'Yes I do ... There is no crime.'
The aftermath: FSN threw up a smokescreen, saying Hughes would continue to host 'FSN Across America' in September, but that show was never renewed. The network still has not officially suspended or fired her.
While Hughes and Lowe continue to be seen together at Lakers and Clippers games, it hasn't stopped other athlete-reporter relationships from becoming public.
New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez recently announced his engagement to ESPN Deportes reporter Carolina Cruz, although the network claims she no longer works for them. Indy 500 winner and IRL champion Dan Wheldon has also gone public with dating Nicole Manske, a sportscaster at WISH-Channel 8 in Indianapolis. "
He's not crazy about New York, but he said he would go there if that was the only way to get out of Boston. He's just fed up with people bothering him all the time, showing up at his house.'"
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
'I'm going to wear whatever they give me,' Beckett said when asked about his boyhood idol and fellow Texan. 'It would definitely mean something to me.'"
Friday, November 25, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
If the Evil Emperor Could Keep His Cool And Make A Deal With The Evil Empire, A Swap Of Two Disappointments Would Be Feasible...
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
John Henry pulls back the curtain on Sons Of Sam Horn Website
"It is virtually impossible to stop leaks in Washington or in sports. The promise of anonymity eliminates accountability and makes it impossible to “discipline” anyone. The Plumbers were formed to plug leaks in the White House. Witch hunts can be more damaging than leaks."
-John W. Henry
"Q-Who was the one that did not want the Bigbie deal to go through?
JWH-Me! You probably think I’m joking, but unlike the media, I was there."
Damon's Agent Eager for Stats to Be Binding - New York Times
(please give props to NESH/Hubartworks)
Roger's #21 will look just perfect on this kid from Texas...
But here's betting that Casper Henry and Co. are Uh-Scared of even the slightest of controversies and are thinking ahead to retiring Rocket's number.
(If you use this photo, please give props to New England Sports Hub-Hubartworks.)
Beckett is the man, but Mike Lowell could get a big head in Fenway Park and rejuvinate his career.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Maybe the boys aren't leaving town to join Byrnes(right) after all...
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Let us be very clear: Nomar and Boston are once again a toe-tappingly-good fit.
Red Sox Nation was divided on the 2004 departure of Nomah, and have since been enlightened of the ways of Evil Emporer Larry Lucchino. The Red Sox could pull a slick p.r. move and please a majority of their fan base by bringing back the Charlestown lifesaver. Nomar proved with the Cubs that he could play a solid third base, would be dynamite at first(see Paul Molitor), and is athletic enough to play the outfield. His offensive production would likely still surpass that of Johnny Damon, at a huge bargain basement discount.
Tribune On Nomar's Future: " Nomar Garciaparra isn't gone yet, though he's one step out the door. 'If there was ever any possibility, it would be in the outfield,' Hendry said. 'In his best interests he needs to look around and see what the other possibilities are at the infield positions he might want to play instead of taking a gamble playing outfield.' Garciaparra's agent, Arn Tellem, has talked to the Orioles, who have a shortstop in Miguel Tejada and a third baseman in Melvin Mora. Garciaparra would have to play first or the outfield for the Orioles. The Los Angeles Angels may want Garciaparra as a third baseman, but their priority now is signing free agent Paul Konerko."
-Nomar Garciaparra Hub
-Padres G.M. Kevin Towers
Hyzdu, Perisho have agreed to minor league deals with the Red Sox
Henry Hunted On A Hot Dog Safari
Andelman continues, "Has anyone ever checked into John Henry's business practices? These guys developed Epstein's skills and he was ready to lead the team for the next 25 years, now they are killing him."
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Price of Hanley Ramirez and Lester may be to high, but the Sox certainly have the money to take on Mike Lowell's remaining 2 years and $18 million deal...Mike Lowell is still an above average 3rd baseman, and could play first if Youkilis is handed the 3b job.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Swap contingent on medical clearance; Mets would add Nady"
Andelman Swipes Back At Ordway-Sox Owners, And Of Course Larry Lucchino:
Eddie Andelman broadcast his final AM 1510 program from the Soldiers Home, Rt. 16 in Chelsea, Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. Fittingly, Andelman used his last day on the 1510 airwaves to help others. Governor Mitt Romney was be a guest as Andelman raised money for the Soldiers Home.
Former 'Diehards' Anthony Pepe and Jon Anik sat in with Andelman. No phone calls were taken on the show, and Andelman encouraged people to come to the remote broadcast and contribute anything from monetary donations to phone cards, hats, t-shirts and books for the soldiers.
'This is the last stop in a series of veterans' homes,' says Andelman. 'We've already gone to Bedford, West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. These guys are the real heroes, not Manny Ramirez. I was never able to serve my country, so this is my way of doing that. The world has gone crazy with athletes as role models. Athletes don't even like the fans. These veterans don't have money to make phone calls or enough clothes. How does this happen? It's a national disgrace.'
Andelman is candid in discussing his time at AM 1510, 'The Zone was good to me. I left WEEI over moral issues. There is room in Boston for two or three sports stations, but AM 1510 never had a good morning show and you can't have a station without that. I am going to use all my contacts to help the Zone guys get other jobs.'
Former 'Diehard' Ryen Russillo, who had a couple of on-air run-ins with Andelman, is included in the veteran radio host's good will. He states, 'If our conversations came across as anything more than debate, I am sorry. Ryen is the hardest-working guy I've ever been around. He does more pre-show work than anyone I've met in the business. He's tremendous.'
Andelman says he told AM 1510 last..."
While Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino gets most of the blame, Epstein did nothing to stop a smear campaign against Garciaparra. Why is Nomar getting injured so much? Look how big he's gotten! He turned down $60 million over four years! "
-Larry Lucchino Red Sox Smear Campaign Hub
Because of his consumption and frustration, Bowden has lost touch with the big picture. His family life, of which he was once quite proud, is a shambles. He's going through a messy public divorce painted in scandalous colors. The media is floating that his wife, Amy, is going out with Reds minority owner Bill Reik, who has emerged as one of Bowden's public critics.
Of course, by his brash, opportunistic antics, Bowden has been making critics and enemies for at least his 10 years as the Reds GM, leaving himself particularly susceptible to a feeding frenzy. "
Hub Prediction: Jim Bowden will not be named Red Sox G.M.
-Red Sox Hub
"At the Reds' winter organizational meetings sometime in the middle 1990s, General Manager Jim Bowden challenged the scouts with the names of premier hitters from the early 1990s -- names like Jeff Bagwell, Robin Ventura and Frank Thomas. Bowden asked his scouts a tough question: 'What do all these guys have in common?'
'They're All-Stars,' one replied.
'They're all .300 career hitters,' came another response.
Bowden knew all along he wouldn't hear the right answer from this group.
'You guys said they couldn't play for us,' he spat back at the scouts.
That moment is Jim Bowden in a nutshell, dynamic and indelicate, alert and alienating. But also making a worthwhile point. "
Don't these clowns get it? Offering Damon a 3 year $24 million deal is a waste of time, as Boras is seeking a 5-7 Year deal at $12 million annually, while his market value likely caps out at $10-11 million annually for 4-5 years. Sox should get it over with and offer Johnny a 4 year, $40-45 million take-it-or-leave-it offer...then move on.
Red Sox Hub
Thursday, November 17, 2005
File Under-Conspiracy Theory:
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Patriots have now had 8 different offensive starters out for significant time
Dan Koppen is now officially out for the season.
In light of these seemingly insurmountable odds, Mr. Schottenheimer, the Patriots 5-4 start may be the best coaching job yet by Beligenius and his staff.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
If the Sox could land both Johnny Damon and Ron Jeremy Matsui in free agency, they could have both "The Pimp and The Porn King" at the top of their lineup, looking to score...
-Red Sox Hub
Kenny Kills Manny
Friday, November 11, 2005
Can Leaderless Red Sox Take Advantage??
(photo by hubartworks)
The four headed Red Sox G.M. machine should hook up with their old 5th wheel-Arizona G.M. Josh Byrnes. A Clement for Vasquez swap makes sense for both teams, as the snakes have to deal Javier by March, and Clement also appears to need a smaller market. Although Vasquez had a poor 2nd half of 2004 for the Yankees, he was a dominant All-Star in the first half, is only 29 years old, and, unlike Matt Clement, has been a #1 caliber starter in the past. Javy has one less year remaining on his deal (2 years-$23 million remaining) than does Clement, so the deal makes sense for the Sox from a fiscal standpoint as well. A deal involving David Wells should be considered as plan B, although Arizona would likely want a prospect, or an expanded deal.
-Red Sox Hub