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Archive for July, 2010

Enough Disection

The following short rant was too long for Twitter so I’ve transplanted it here: Omar Minaya said yesterday that Jerry Manuel and Howard Johnson are safe… for now. So today everyone and their grandmother is siding with or against Minaya’s opinion. A lot of people were surprised by this but I’m not. I mean, what […]

Manuel Back On The Chopping Block

With the start of the second half of the season resulting in a 2-9 record the talk of manager Jerry Manuel’s job being in jeopardy have been resurrected. There’s also been talk of hitting coach Howard Johnson being on the hot seat. If winning and losing is the criteria with which you hire and fire […]

Perez Ready To Help? I Think Not

I was reading David Waldstein‘s post in the Bats blog about the return of Oliver Perez to active duty for the Mets. I had some trouble getting past the first paragraph. It had nothing to do with the writing but everything to do with what was said. The paragraph ended as follows: He threw in […]

RIP George Steinbrenner

Who would have thought I’d write two consecutive posts about Yankee related personalities passing away? I surely didn’t. Yesterday I wrote about world class public address announcer Bob Sheppard’s death. Today it’s owner George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner succumbed to a massive heart attack this morning. After suffering the heart attack he was rushed to the hospital […]

RIP Bob Sheppard

By now everyone who reads this already knows that Bob Sheppard, long time public address announcer at Yankee Stadium passed away yesterday. Though this is not Mets news it’s not strictly Yankees news either. It’s baseball news. To most of us who grew up in the New York area hearing Sheppard’s voice for the first […]

Big News From LeBron James

There was a big development in the LebRon James situation today. It’s all over the news. No, I’m not talking about his Yankees cap being an indication that he’ll be signing with the Knicks. I’m talking about his opening a Twitter account. That’s right. He’s @kingjames on Twitter. Yes, this is what’s passing for news […]

DiPoto Named Interim GM of DBacks

Congratulations to former Mets reliever Jerry DiPoto on being named interim general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.