Archive for July 21st, 2009

21
Jul
09

Just Saying, I Know What I’m Talking About

On July 10th, I called in to WEEI, Boston’s sports radio to discuss potential trade targets for the Red Sox. At the time I suggested they ignore going after Roy Halladay and instead concentrate, now or in the off-season on prying Adrian Gonzalez off the Padres. I also posted about it here. On the radio the hosts curtly got off the phone with me, saying that I was being ridiculous and making no sense; well Hall of Famer Peter Gammons, one of the most respected names in baseball agrees with me as he says in his latest article on ESPN:

Considering Boston’s young pitching and the Padres’ lack of it (although 21-year-old right-hander Mat Latos threw 96 mph Sunday), a multi-prospect deal for Adrian Gonzalez makes sense for both teams. The Padres’ ownership is worried about the public perception if the team were to trade away Gonzalez. Fans? What fans?

Now, this isn’t to say Gammo is always right, but the fact that I’m on the same wavelength as him, and considering his sources and contacts within the Red Sox organization, I’d say I’m just a wee bit justified in saying to WEEI that I know more than they do.

21
Jul
09

Might as Well JUMP

BJ Penn is a 30 year old MMA fighter who tops out at a mere 5’9″ which makes this stunt of his all the more impressive. Sure, it’s only 3 feet of water, but I sure as hell can’t do this and I doubt any of you can either.

21
Jul
09

Brazilian Cheerleaders Make the World Better

Brazil exports many goods around the world, and it was about time that the US gets our trade deficit more in order by sending them something of great value back, cheerleaders! Do you know what happens when you take the hottest national population and then add cheerleaders into the mix? Well, here’s the answer.

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Have I mentioned how much I love Brazil?

[Fleshbot] (link NSFW)

21
Jul
09

Omar Vizquel, Kind of a Weird Dude

omarkangarooWe’ve seen Omar Vizquel’s prowess with the glove on the field and his “skill” with a paintbrush but I was never prepared for this little item in a notebook from Phil Rogers;  “Rangers infielder Omar Vizquel has three pet kangaroos at his home in Seattle.”

The marsupials don’t spend all their time at his home, he apparently brought them to the clubhouse last week. No word on whether or not Frank Francisco went a couple rounds boxing with them…

[Chicago Tribune via With Leather]

21
Jul
09

LT is Enjoying His Retirement

lawrence_taylor_hallLawrence Taylor reinvented the linebacker postion, thanks to him, there is a distinction in the NFL between pre-LT and post-LT. In his retirement he has done many different things, including Dancing With the Stars but the one thing he doesn’t do is his former profession. When not describing his golf game as similar to the Unabomber, LT explained in an interview with KLAC in Los Angeles that:

I don’t really mess with football anymore. That’s an era of my life that has passed. A lot of the guys will sit there and live football. Every Sunday they’re glued to the TV watching football. I don’t watch football. I’d rather watch two people fuck. Now look, I don’t really watch football. I am very appreciative of all the fan love and all the people that remember the things you have done. But that’s not what turns me on in the morning.

Now there’s a man who knows what he likes…

[Sports Radio Interviews]

21
Jul
09

The Laker Girls Want YOU

Over 500 women came out for the opportunity to become a vaunted Laker Girl the other day and LAist was there, complete with camera crew to get all the hard news. It being LA, there was more plastic at this audition than a Lego factory.

[LAist]

21
Jul
09

The Mets Want Your Booty

ggOn July 25 and 26 the New York Mets want to let their fans come and meet some of the greats from Mets teams past, but Ron Swoboda don’t come free, you better bring some gold. In partnership with USCOINS.com, who are one of the team’s sponsors, fans can come early to the game, check out the Modell Clubhouse and meet former Mets such as Mookie Wilson, Ed Kranepool, Swoboda, George Foster and Darryl Strawberry.

More importantly for USCOINS’ mindset, the fans can bring their gold items to trade in for cash. As the press release says, “Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your valuables and meet the Mets,” because THERE’S a deal worth paying right now…

In order to get in to the event you must have at least $300 in merchandise and there will be screeners on hand to assess your items before allowing admission. I would love to be outside the gate when someone gets turned away, that has to be the saddest moment in a person’s life.

[SNYimag]




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