DREAMS BLOG

June 14, 2013

Was It Cheating Then?
Was it considered cheating when outfielders in the ‘60s and ‘70s used those peach-basket sized gloves to catch batted balls or how about pitchers who used resin to get a better grip on a baseball in order for a pitch to move differently?
Just Wondering
I was just wondering why all of the blathering, made by sportsers about player’s legacies (once called reputations) bother baseball players making $100s of millions? That’s like being told, “That will be entered on your permanent record.” Who’s responsible for keeping those records? Mine should look like an old set of encyclopedias. All of this drama is getting to sound like a reality show not sports where you can see who is winning by looking at the score board.
Act Like A Yankee
We’ve seen a 100yrs. of excellence and top-drawer actions. That CANNOT be trashed by the bad behavior of a few rotten apples. Some sportsers want to think of themselves as being “objective” but they’re only mudslingers who want to be “got-cha” reporters. Jonette Howard (ESPNNY.com) even compared the Yanks to the Knicks saying, “It’s not often you can say the crosstown Knicks outdo the Yankees in anything on the management side of the operation. But when it comes to dealing with embarrassing or unwanted drags on the franchise, the Knicks look like cold-eyed realists who cut bait. And the Yankees look like an alligator-armed franchise that won’t reach to pick up a dinner check after gorging at the table.”
Pickle Juice
The sportspickle.com wrote, “Report: Baseball to punish A-Rod by making him play baseball in public.”
The Bottom Line
There are NO “white hats” in this whole PED business. It’s filled by perjurers, scam artists, bullies, and cheats. Don’t believe anything that you read or hear because there are hidden meanings behind every word. But in the final analysis the bottom line instructs us to remember that it’s all about the money.
Bully-boys
Mike Fish and T.J. Quinn of ESPNNY.com did some investigating and wrote, “Major League Baseball has secured a cooperative agreement with Tony Bosch, the founder of the Miami-area clinic at the center of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, but the attorney for another key potential witness on Friday accused baseball of “bullying” his client.
The attorney for Carlos Acevedo, who along with Bosch and three others was named in a civil suit brought by MLB in March, told “Outside the Lines” he has filed a motion to have his client dismissed from the suit. Martin Beguiristain expects his motion to be heard Wednesday in a Miami-Dade County circuit court. “I understand that they’re saying they can’t fight a fair fight with the people they are saying violated the contract [the players who are represented by the players’ association],” Beguiristain said. “They have to be bullies and go bully the little people. Every named defendant has been bullied by Major League Baseball. Investigators showing up at their houses, what is wrong with these people? Go to the guy’s job. Why are you coming and banging on the guy’s door? Who do they think they are?
“They say they have everything they need,” he said, referencing Major League Baseball. “Bosch’s credibility, I don’t know. If it’s true he is collecting money. If it is true he has bodyguards. If it is true he is running around spending money all over the place. If it is true they are taking care of him. If it is true they are putting in a good word with the feds. Yeah, I think his credibility isn’t great. It is worthless. “And if what they are saying is true and Anthony Bosch is going to say he did this, that and the other, then Anthony Bosch is going to be opening himself up to all kinds of criminal liability. Let’s see if Anthony Bosch gets charged. If he doesn’t, then Major League Baseball does have all that.”
No Surprise When the calendar changed from May to June, so did C.C. Sabathia’s pitching performances. This isn’t the first time. Maybe it’s a temperature thing that allows him to throw better in the warmth.
Tim Duncan
I was delighted to hear Tim Duncan say, “I played awfully. Not for a b-ball reason, but for the proper use of an adverb. I’m sorry- little things make me happy.
Dwight Perry’s (Seattle Times) Talko Time
Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, on what it’s like to have his own statue at Miller Park: “Once I get it paid off, I’ll know.” Santonio Holmes
A Lisfranc injury most often occurs when a foot is plantar flexed and another player lands on the heel.” Treatment depends on the severity of the injury- if surgery isn’t necessary 6 weeks could be the answer; if surgery is needed look at 12weeks with screws put in the foot.
Wrestling Gets Off The Matt
Tracee Hamilton (DC Post) wrote about the IOC’s decision to give wrestling a second chance to be a core sport. “The modern pentathlon used to be the most oxymoronically named sport at the Olympics; little about it was actually modern. But that sport saw the threat coming and changed its format, making it far more compelling to watch. And that’s what the IOC wants: continued boffo ratings for its Games. In fairness, that’s no different from what college and professional sports want; it’s just that the Olympics likes to tout itself as a Lollapalooza of amateur athletics (although no one really buys that anymore). But the IOC does have a unique product to sell. For two weeks every two years, Americans — and everyone else in the world — can see sports and events that they otherwise might not even know existed. Wrestling doesn’t quite fit that mold, but it’s not far off. The real shame is that it took a near-death blow by the IOC to get the attention of the sport. Being reinstated as a provisional sport is a long step down from being a “core” sport. But it is wrestling’s best — and perhaps last — chance. Here’s hoping the sport makes it through the repecharge and back into the main draw where it belongs.” Holder’s Move
U.S. Attorney General Holder wants a judge to appoint a watch-dog committee to oversee the NYPD’s “Stop & Frisk” policy.
Is this a quiet move toward taking over the PD? Will LA be next?

Dreams Blog

June 7, 2013

Act Like A Yankee
We’ve seen a 100yrs. of excellence and top-drawer actions. That CANNOT be trashed by the bad behavior of a few.                      Some sportsers want to think of themselves as  being “objective” but they’re only mudslingers who want to be “got-cha” reporters. Jonette Howard (ESPNNY.com) even compared the Yanks to the Knicks saying, “It’s not often you can say the crosstown Knicks outdo the Yankees in anything on the management side of the operation. But when it comes to dealing with embarrassing or unwanted drags on the franchise, the Knicks look like cold-eyed realists who cut bait. And the Yankees look like an alligator-armed franchise that won’t reach to pick up a dinner check after gorging at the table.”
Picklejuice
The sportspickle.com wrote, “Report: Baseball to punish A-Rod by making him play baseball in public.”
No Surprise
When the calendar changed from May to June, so did C.C. Sabathia’s pitching performances. This isn’t the first time. Maybe it’s a temperature thing that allows him to throw better in the warmth.
Dwight Perry’s (Seattle Times) Talko Time
Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, on what it’s like to have his own statue at Miller Park: “One I get it paid off, I’ll know.”
R.J. Currie of SportsDeke.com, after LeBron James was fined $5,000 for flopping, against the Pacers: “There’s 1minute,7 seconds pay he’ll never  get back.”
So why is the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN?
“You’d think something like this would be on The Learning Channel,” noted Craig Ferguson. “Then again, you’d think The Learning Channel wouldn’t show ‘Honey Boo Boo.’”
“AP’s Steven Wine on all the grunting during the Maria Sharapova- Victorio Azarenko semi final at the French Open: ‘They sounded like they were pushing a stalled Peugeot across lanes of traffic in the Arc de Triomphe’”
Wrestling Gets Off The Mat
Tracee Hamilton (DC Post) wrote about the IOC’s decision to give wrestling a second chance to be a core sport. “The modern pentathlon used to be the most oxymoronically named sport at the Olympics; little about it was actually modern. But that sport saw the threat coming and changed its format, making it far more compelling to watch.                                                                     And that’s what the IOC wants: continued boffo ratings for its Games. In fairness, that’s no different from what college and professional sports want; it’s just that the Olympics likes to tout itself as a Lollapalooza of amateur athletics (although no one really buys that anymore).                                                                                   But the IOC does have a unique product to sell. For two weeks every two years, Americans — and everyone else in the world — can see sports and events that they otherwise might not even know existed.                                                                                              Wrestling doesn’t quite fit that mold, but it’s not far off.                            The real shame is that it took a near-death blow by the IOC to get the attention of the sport. Being reinstated as a provisional sport is a long step down from being a “core” sport. But it is wrestling’s best — and perhaps last — chance. Here’s hoping the sport makes it through the repecharge and back into the main draw where it belongs.”
Santonio Holmes
A Lisfranc injury most often occurs when a foot is plantar flexed and another player lands on the heel.” Treatment depends on the severity of the injury- if surgery isn’t necessary 6 weeks could be the answer; if surgery is needed look at 12weeks with screws put in the foot.
He Gives 2%
Dwight Perry (Seattle Times) told us that, “Royals backup catcher George Kottaras defeated Rangers reliever Robbie Ross in a cow-milking contest before a recent game.                                            So what if Kottaras was hitting .140 with just one homer? He’s certainly proficient on squeeze plays.”