Random finds while trying to imitate Tom Brady’s Internet habits…
"Did he look at you and go, `I have never ...'" Mike Timlin said as he pointed his finger, an obvious allusion to Rafael Palmeiro's stern denial before Congress, writes the Hartford Courant’s David Heuschkel.
No, but Damon did say he would be more than happy to take a test to prove his innocence. Baseball officials are unsure where the rumor started, but a number of e-mails were circulating in cyberspace yesterday with both names attached.
Blame Torre for bringing in Jaret Wright and an ancient Randy Johnson. Blame Torre for throwing millions at Carl Pavano. Blame Torre for thinking that the bullpen as constituted would do just fine, no matter how badly it broke down last October. Blame Torre for the shell of a player that is Bernie Williams. Blame Torre for not having Carlos Beltran to replace him. Blame Torre for Kevin Brown. Blame Torre for Tim Redding. Blame Torre for Alan Embree.
If anything, Torre should get an extension for what he’s done with these losers. It’s Brian Cashman that should go. We said it last October, and we'll say it again. Cashman may very well succeed elsewhere, but it's not going to be in New York any longer under George Steinbrenner's watch. Especially not in this mess.
"STEVE ERHARDT is a man in search of perfection. A virtual human 'Ken' doll, the celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist has undergone approximately 30 cosmetic surgeries and subsequent maintenance and has spent close to $250,000 out of his own pocket to achieve his current look."
Take a look at this guy’s mug. It’s hideous. In fact, I bet he could recoup his money by charging people NOT to look at it. We can only assume the anatomically ambiguous Ken dolls apply here as well. Or we hope before breeding crosses this freak’s mind.
Q: You're either doing less musically during the season, or it's less publicized. Is that the case? And if so, is that intentional?
A: A little. Nobody has really asked me about it, I guess. I would play the Ale House sometimes, maybe those things would happen, which I don't do anymore. I don't want to be the token ballplayer that has a guitar in his hands. I take it more serious than that. I like to pursue it more professionally. I'm still writing and learning a lot of jazz stuff lately. I just go inside my cave.
Hmm. Et, tu, Mr. Arroyo?
Payton is playing well in Oakland (nine homers and 25 RBIs in just 28 games), and one can understand his desire to play every day. That being said, his exit from Boston was not handled with any discernable amount of grace on his part.
"I wish he could be playing in Colorado with me," he said.
Those are some surprising words to be sure. If these guys are willing to forgive and forget, the fans probably should be, too. Moore, however, still has a civil suit pending against Bertuzzi, Brad May (now remarkably with Colorado), Canucks general manager Brian Burke, Canucks coach Marc Crawford, and the Vancouver organization.
And, for the record, it’s “Gimmee Shelter.”