06.29.06

Wife Beater Bearing The Legend “Wife Beater”, Considered In Poor Taste

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Does this mean my order hasn’t been shipped?

(there’s nothing funny about copyright infringement)

I’m not surprised there is unrest in Philadelphia concerning the state of the Phillies. But surely the disgruntled parties can muster up just a little bit of original content?

While sneering at Lastings Milledge’s misdventures with the Green Monster, the Boston Globe’s Chris Snow suggests that when Cliff Floyd finishes his latest rehab assignment, the Mets’ rookie outfielder will be sent to Binghamton. Which would a heck of a demotion, considering Milledge was performing well in at Triple-A Norfolk prior to his call-up.

Bronx Banter’s Cliff Corcoran makes his picks for the AL and NL All-Stars. Corcoran correctly points out that Florida second baseman Dan Uggla is the obvious choice for the senior circuit’s squad.

The Griddle’s Bob Timmermann
notes that Milwaukee reliever Matt Wise has missed playing time due to a salad-tong mishap. Even Jeff Kent is embarrassed to read about this.


While reminding us that Mariners catcher Kenji Johjima became the first Japanese player to have consecutive multihomer games in the U.S. majors this week, Japan Baseball Daily observes Joe Mauer’s rise to prominence…in Japan.

With Ichiro tearing it up right now and appearing headed for another all star starting slot, the Japanese press has turned its attention to Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer because he is keeping Ichiro out of first place in the American League batting race by hitting at a near .390 clip. In fact, Sports Nippon frowned on this state of affairs with a headline that used the word for “shove aside” to describe how Mauer is fending the Mariners all star off by rudely collecting nine hits in his last two games. Joe doesn’t have to worry about Japanese hating him or anything, but they will nonetheless be frustrated by their hero not being on top. Heavy is the bat that is hotter than some country’s national hero.

With Oakland leading San Diego, 5-3 in the bottom of the 9th today at Petco, Ken Macha opted to have Huston Street intentionally walk Brian Giles with runners on third and second and two out. Josh Bard proceed to hit a single up the middle, scoring Josh Barfield and Mike Cameron. Adrian Gonzalez struck out to end the inning moments later, but the damage was done ; Street’s 6th blown save, with a small assist by Macha. Trevor Hoffman (above) is on for the Padres in the top of the 10th, facing Oakland’s 2-3-4 of Swisher, Chavez and Crosby.

One Response to “Wife Beater Bearing The Legend “Wife Beater”, Considered In Poor Taste”

  1. Chuck Meehan says:

    Selling the Phillies is a moot point as part of the stipulation for state funding for CBP is that the current owners can not not sell the team for a 5 (?) year period. Phils CEO Dave Montgomery is getting slaughtered and deservedly so. Whether this incident was Myers striking his wife or him forcibly (and violently) trying to drag her up off a curb that she sat down on after an argument ensued about her refusing to go back to the team hotel with him, Myers should have been sat for his start and an official statement regarding the incident from Montgomery released ASAP, not 4 days later (note: the incident was witnessed by a female marketing employee of the Phillies). As far as Myers and his temper, I can only hope for his wifes sake and his that the leave of absence and counselling/therapy will help them both, but Philadelphia is an unforgiving city and I have a feeling that he is not going to remain in Philadelphia and will eventually be moved elsewhere.

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