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June 26, 2015

A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still Spelled- Liar
I may have been naïve but I felt that Pete Rose should have been reinstated. But not now. All along Rose said that he didn’t bet on baseball when he was a player. However that’s been proven to have not been true.
How can you tell if Pete Rose is telling a lie? His mouth is moving. Rose was never sorry for what he did wrong. He was only sorry that he was caught.
Knick Draft
Ian Begley (ESPNNY.com) told us, “The New York Knicks are “entertaining” the idea of trading down in the draft if Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell are off the board before they make their pick, sources tell ESPN.com’s Chad Ford.
Writes Ford:
‘It sounds as if they remain on the fence about both Emmanuel Mudiay and [Kristaps] Porzingis. That’s why they’ve been looking at players such as … Frank Kaminsky in recent workouts. If the Knicks can get a valuable veteran and still land somewhere in the back end of the lottery, it might make more sense for them than taking a player they aren’t sold on at No. 4. We know several teams, including the Nuggets and Pacers, are trying to move up in the draft.”
Team president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills have both said that the team would consider all of its options with the No. 4 pick, including the possibility of trading it.’
If you’re looking for more evidence that the Knicks are at least considering the possibility of trading their pick, the club is scheduled to work out three players this week who are projected by most to be taken outside of the top four picks.
So it would be premature to say that the Knicks are “definitely” trading their pick or keeping it at this point. But, according to Ford’s sources, there are scenarios in which they would entertain dealing it.
One of the interesting aspects of Ford’s report is that the Knicks are not sold on any of the prospects that could be available to them in the scenario discussed above, including Mudiay, Porzingis and Winslow. Passing on these three players, of course, could leave New York open to plenty of second-guessing if one of them turned into an elite NBA talent.”
ESPNNY.com discussed Phil Jackson’s recent presser, “Jackson made it clear that he’s committed to running his triangle offense — and he will recruit players based on their ability to fit the system.
I don’t think the offensive system has to take a back seat to anything we do,” Jackson said. Later, he added: “Players who are resistant to it shouldn’t be here.
Jackson delivered another not-so-subtle message to potential free agents when he talked about branding.
We’re not interested in guys who are just interested in the money and in their branding. They have to have a little more to their life than just those selfish desires,” Jackson said.
Jackson made it clear that he’s committed to running his triangle offense — and he will recruit players based on their ability to fit the system.”
Jackson said, “For the time I’m here.” Has he started looking already?
Jackson’s Views On Offenses
“When I watch some of these playoff games, and I look at what’s being run out there, as what people call an offense, it’s really quite remarkable to see how far our game has fallen from a team game,” Jackson told Bleacher Report. “Four guys stand around watching one guy dribble a basketball.
“I watch LeBron James, for example. He might [travel] every other time he catches the basketball if he’s off the ball. He catches the ball, moves both his feet. You see it happen all the time. There’s no structure, there’s no discipline, there’s no ‘How do we play this game’ type of attitude. And it goes all the way through the game. To the point where now guys don’t screen — they push guys off with their hands.”
Perry Patter
Dwight Perry (Seattle Times) wrote, “Major League Baseball has canceled out 65 million All-Star Game votes because of improprieties.
“Where were you guys when I could have used you 15 years ago?” asked Al Gore.
Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on All-Star voting run amok: “Six members of the Kansas City Royals are now leading the U.S. presidential race.”
“Broncos linebacker Von Miller revealed he’s been fined by the team for breaking wind in team meetings.
If that doesn’t call for a personal-foul penalty, what does?”
So what if he’s hitting .647 with five homers and 15 RBI in just nine games against Cleveland this season?
Or, as reader David S. put it to The Plain Dealer: “Did Albert Einstein get his definition of insanity by watching the Indians pitch to Miguel Cabrera?”
Switzerland’s ambassador to Venezuela, annoyed at a Caracas Country Club next door to his residence, put up a banner warning that stray golf balls injuring or killing anyone on his property would violate the Vienna Convention.
And if Charles Barkley happens to be playing there, the Geneva Convention.
Sounders forward Clint Dempsey got fired up during a U.S. Open Cup game and tore up the referee’s notebook.
In addition to a three-game suspension, MLS gave him a commemorative, taped-together red card.
Just five of 149 local homes listed by a Gig Harbor rental company for last weekend’s U.S. Open were listed as “rented” on tournament weekend, the Tacoma News-Tribune reported.
What, weren’t the lawns green enough?
The Mariners rank last in baseball in team batting, and 28th in runs scored and on-base percentage?
Here’s hoping new hitting coach Edgar Martinez knows a good recipe for chicken salad.
Golfer Dustin Johnson, the future son-in-law of hockey icon Wayne Gretzky, tied for second in this year’s U.S. Open.
To no one’s surprise, he was a combined 2-under on the five-hole.
There’s a law on the books in Arlington, Va., making it illegal to curse, punishable by a $250 fine and possible jail time.
Hubie Brown, in absentia, just got sentenced to 2,500 years in jail and a $3 million fine.

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