Looking Beyond the Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers, like many other MLB teams, are being kicked in the teeth once again after living up to their end of a bargain. It appears the Brewers âAce,â Ben Sheets, is looking to take his accomplished resume elsewhere. Sheets says heâs headed in the direction of free agency, and we know how that usually turns out for the Brewers: bubkes. Despite the fact Sheets has been stained with injury, the Brewers have done a pretty good job trying to retain talent and has been candid about their intentions with players.
Sheets is quoted in a local daily, âyou canât invite yourself back.â Who says? Sure you can invite yourself back. In fact, why donât you do just that? Or is that baseball rhetoric, code for, âI wouldnât come back if you were the last team on earth?â
organization has had some pretty tough luck. Last year they lost Francisco
Cordero after rescuing him from a Titanic-proportioned career meltdown. The
flame-thrower eschewed the Brewers offer despite the fact the team resurrected
his career on a scale which would have impressed even Lazarus. Apparently that
doesnât mean much to the native of the
injury-prone years, Sheets is having a dream year in terms of production and
will draw huge interest from other teams. Sheets pitched a complete-game
four-hitter last week against
The Cubs-White Sox rivalry is known as the Crosstown Classic, a noble sounding match-up, like a golf tournament, the Red Line rivalry, Expressway Series or Crosstown Showdown.
way you slice it the Cubs battered the Sox around the block and then some. The
Cubs swept three games leaving the Sox to lick their collective wounds until
A couple of years back the series included an impromptu boxing match when the Cubs and White Sox added a new chapter to the already intense rivalry:A brawl broke out in the bottom of the second inning, Brian Anderson of the White Sox hit a sacrifice fly, attempting to score catcher A.J. Pierzynski. This resulted in a play at the plate with Pierzynski colliding with Cub catcher Michael Barrett, knocking him over and jarring the ball loose. After slapping home plate in celebration, Pierzynski began to walk away, but Barrett blocked his path and punched him in the jaw. This set off fighting between the two teams and Barrett drew a 10-game suspension.
Blubber and the Kid
It was a match made in golf
hell, involving a chain-smoking glob of goo and a rocker from the fair city of
is a game which prides itself as an elite sport, played by gentleman with a
voluminous amount of disposable income. Just like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack, the bulbous John Daly and his gelatinous frame
did their best to send golf back light years to the stony hills of
As if this couldnât get any more surreal, he was partnered with Kid Rock dressed in overalls and an Amish farming hat. Rock held a tall-boy Bud while his new pal Daly unabashedly smashed a golf ball from the top of the can. Hundreds mindlessly followed the two cutups along the tees and fairways as Daly delighted fans by signing autographs off the top of his belly, and Kid Rock, looking woefully out of place, smiled and flailed his greasy hair.