Archive for July 8th, 2009


I’m Keith Hernandez

Forced to sit through another abysmal Mets game — the last time a position player drove a run in was FRIDAY — these fans at least are in good enough spirits to bring a kick-ass sign to the game. Unfortunately for them, they picked a day where Keith Hernandez wasn’t at the game, so they were unable to share their awesome drawing with him. Regardless, SNY picked them up and gave them a brief moment of fame to honor their artistry.

KeithYou mess with Keith, you get the horns.


Carlos Beltran Signed to Sex Offenders List

From the Boston Globe:

Five potentially dangerous sex offenders are being added to the Most Wanted Sex Offender list maintained by the Massachusetts State Police and the Sex Offender Registry Board.

The five were identified by State police today as:

Carlos I. Beltran who is wanted by Haverhill police for indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and failure to register as a sex offender. The 43-year-old is also being sought by Newton Police for violation of an abuse prevention order.

Don’t worry Mets fans, it turns out there are other people with the same name…


It Turns Out Rock Also Beats Boats

KnightStarArthur Manning was on his 36 foot yacht Knight Star in a Royal Channel Islands race when he suffered what he termed an “embarrassing mis-judgement.”

“We’d consulted local charts but didn’t take into account the height of the rocks, or whether there was enough water. The boat ground to a halt and we realised we were grounded — we immediately pulled all the sails down and put on our lifejackets. We both feel terrible … nobody likes hitting rocks, so this was very embarrassing.”

The two men on board were rescued by some French sailors and at high tide the ship was freed from its predicament.

They did not win the race.

[Daily Mail]


Where in the World is Bartolo Colon

bartolo-colon-dominican-republicScheduled to make a Triple-A start on Thursday, Bartolo Colon is nowhere to be found; this is a small issue for the Chicago White Sox.

I know where he is supposed to be right now. He’s supposed to be in Charlotte, preparing to start Thursday,” White Sox GM Ken Williams said Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. “Efforts to contact his agent have been successful. Their efforts to contact their client have not been so successful.”

I recommend first checking out all the area Old Country buffets…



LeBron Gets Schooled, Then Destroys the Evidence

JordanCrawfordDunkLeBronWhen one of my good friends was a senior in high school in suburban Cleveland he played against an eighth-grade LeBron James. During the game, my friend was dunked on by LeBron. Twice. This is Doug’s Revenge.

At LeBron James’ Skills Academy, a basketball camp for high school players something out of the ordinary happened, Jordan Crawford, a junior from Xavier University who was there as an instructor, played in a pickup game against LeBron in which he caught an inbound pass and threw a two-handed dunk down on the King. Freelance photographer Ryan Miller was at the camp videotaping the game, he captured the moment in all it’s glory.

Unfortunately for all of us, LeBron called over Nike Basketball Senior Director Lynn Merritt who was on the sidelines and whispered something in his ear. A moment later, Merritt walked over to Miller and “He just said, ‘We have to take your tape,'” Miller said. “They took it from other guys, too.”

There wasn’t a policy prohibiting filming and Miller had been there all day without an issue until this. “There’s nothing I can think of besides LeBron just not wanting it online,” Miller said. “It’s a good story to tell people, I guess. But then again, I’m kind of pissed. I lost my tape.”

High schooler Dwight Powell who was there described it thusly:

They were split into teams, and LeBron had his own team. In all the college player’s eyes, I could see a little fire burning, with all of them itching to show what they have against arguably the best player in the world. One player in particular definitely left their mark in Jordan Crawford of Xavier. On an inbounds play, The King was a step slow, and Crawford put a two-hand dunk on him.

I was shocked, but nothing will change my opinion of King James. Jordan Crawford on the other hand has some bounce!

[CBS Sports]

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July 2009