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Joey Bats and the Jays the latest to be alienated by Royals

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The Kansas City Royals continue to be a mogwai fed after midnight -- previously cute and cuddly, but now a gremlin that voraciously terrorizes everything in its path. The Royals were involved in their umpteenth bench-clearing incident this season on Sunday in Toronto, although this time the far more interesting action ...

Giants owner doesn’t know how many fingers Pierre-Paul has

Friday, July 31st, 2015

"How many fingers am I holding up?" used to be the NFL's version of a concussion protocol. Now, it is a question one player can legitimately ask to his owner. As the New York Giants head to training camp, team co-owner John Mara legitimately does not know how many fingers are ...

Cubs need to punt on 2015 at trade deadline

Monday, July 27th, 2015

In a way, this feels better than a September collapse, because they presumably got it out of the way before mistakes could be made and real heartbreak could be suffered. But this weekend's home sweep at the hands of the woeful Philadelphia Phillies, which included getting no-hit for the first ...

LSU WR Peterson joins would-be teammate Kiel at Cincinnati

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Cincinnati football is apparently now the official home of those who "don't have enough chest" to play at LSU. Wide receiver Avery Peterson, the younger brother of Patrick, is headed to play for the Bearcats after playing only one game for the Tigers during his redshirt freshman season. When he's there ...

ACC Football: F*ck This Sh!t

Monday, July 20th, 2015

College conferences like to come up with catchy mottos because some consultant told them it matters. That's why last year the Big 12 tooted its horn as having "One True Champion" until realizing it had a problem on its hands trying to get TCU into the College Football Playoff over Baylor ...

Pair of SoCal games rained out for first time in years

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Is Sunday what Al Gore was warning us about? Both the Padres and Angels had home games rained out for the first time in a very long time, with San Diego calling a game for the first time since 2006 and the Anaheim doing so for the first time since 1995. For ...

Report: Griffin initially told Jordan to stick with Dallas

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

In a wonderfully detailed piece of reporting, ESPN.com's Ramona Shelbourne and Tim McMahon captured DeAndre Jordan's odyssey from committed future Dallas Maverick to guy hiding inside his house so he could avoid Mark Cuban and stay with the Clippers. There are plenty of interesting nuggets, but one in particular sticks out ...

Buffalo Bills OL coach Aaron Kromer accused of punching boy

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

The Buffalo Bills appear headed back to respectability on the field, but they are still plenty capable of being an embarrassment off of it. New offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested in Florida early Sunday morning, aka late Saturday night, for allegedly punching a boy in the face. (Because what ...