"Mangenius" Suspended

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Jets Head Coach Eric Mangini for 8 games today, citing alleged connections to organized crime.


RIP Clete Boyer

Former Yankees great dead at 70

Bullshit Trade Rumor Evaluation #1

Bobby Abreu for Jermaine Dye

This is a trade that works in the favor of the Yankees. Jermaine Dye is an immediate upgrade in right field, as it seems that Abreu has forgotten how to play the position. He is also a power upgrade that would be very valuable with the loss of Giambi (even though he hasn't been a threat all year) in protecting Alex Rodriguez, the greatest player we will ever see. Some perspectives that I have read equate this trade to "rearranging lawn furniture", but Dye could very well be a David Justice-like addition to the team, minus the beating of Halle Berre.


Yankees v. Red Sox finally lives up to its billing

As the baseball world hopes quietly for Barry Bonds to get hit by a trolley car, the man who will eventually overtake his career home run record shines on baseball's biggest (regular season) stage.

This is how they were supposed to look. It seemed like the baseball gods realized how unfair they had been to the boys in Pinstripes, and how overly generous the Red Sox had been treated. We came to find that Hideki Okajima was not a head jerking cyborg, but a regular Asian pitcher who gets figured out after 3 months like the rest of them. Even Papsmear got touched for a game winner at the hands of ARod. The pitching was shotty, and the offense was unstoppable. Bobby Abreu, Robinson Cano, and Melky Cabrera were the large contributors that they were expected to be, and the bullpen was just good enough to pull out two of three.

Now don't get me wrong, the Yanks were far from perfect. Scott Proctor was horrific, Derek Jeter took the weekend off, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez looked like George Bell and Jose Canseco in RBI Baseball. We also found out that Roger Clemens has a groin problem (probably caused by Susyn Waldman being attached to it). This means the return of Matt DeSalvo to the team, the 2007 version of Sam Militello, to get pummeled by the White Sox. The job now is to pick up a couple of games, and hold down the fort until Clemens and Hughes are up and running.

Sorry, Boston. This summer won't be easy.