Two and a Half Men…
As if Alex Rodriguez hasn’t done enough to fill the tabloids this year, now comes word that he shops at the same place as former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.
Of course, I couldn’t help but think of Charlie Sheen.
On TV, Charlie plays a morally corrupt bachelor with too much money…kind of like A-Rod.
He drinks excessively, and doesn’t worry about the impact on others when he opens his mouth. He’s the last person you’d want to depend upon if you needed help. He likes expensive clothes, albeit bowling shirts, but they are still expensive…again like A-Rod. He’s compulsive, a womanizer, and has yet to act his age.
The similarities between A-Rod and Charlie Sheen a/k/a Charlie Harper are uncanny…
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My only question…
If Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira are two men, what does that make A-Rod?
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One difference between A-Rod and Charlie…Charlie’s funny…
ALFRED MANUAL MARTIN, JR
The other day, Jane Heller questioned my choice of Billy Martin as my all-time favorite manager. Billy was someone you couldn’t live with, but couldn’t live without. His fiery, combative style always eroded ownership confidence very quickly. But the guy was simply a winner. He loved the Yankees with a very strong passion, and he was his own man. Every time he was re-hired as a Yankees manager was a great day for me…every time he was fired was very sad. I always wondered what the start of the 1990′s would have been like had Billy returned for a sixth time.
To most people on MLBlogs, Billy Martin was a long ago figure. Perhaps many do not even know who he was. But I did, and I will always remember him…
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YANKEES WIN STREAK OVER
I am definitely on the bandwagon of those who feel Rays pitcher David Price is destined for greatness. I have been all along, but today only reinforced why the guy has so much promise. Four scoreless innings, three hits, two walks and four strikeouts.
The Yankees lost the game, 5-0, ending their 9-game winning streak.
The Yankees also re-acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the Chicago White Sox, but he most likely falls behind Francisco Cervelli and Kevin Cash in the catching pecking order. With Cervelli most likely going back to AA Trenton, Stewart just fills catching depth at AAA Scranton.
There was great feedback regarding how everyone chose their favorite teams. Every story was very interesting, and I appreciated the ones that gave insight into all four major sports.
I am all over the board. I have been a fan of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Vikings since childhood. I grew up in Iowa, and Fran Tarkenton was my favorite QB, so following the Vikings was easy. Years ago, I was listening to The Musers (George Dunham and Craig Miller) on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas and they said if your state didn’t have a professional team, you were in a “free agent” state. So, I guess I took free agency by its most literal sense given that my favorite teams are scattered across the country.
In basketball, I am a fan of the Phoenix Suns. I lived in Phoenix for eight years, and my two children still reside there. I can’t say there is any one player that attracted me to the team. I liked the ownership, which was headed by Jerry Colangelo at the time, and it was easy to follow the team. I attended a number of games while in Phoenix, and today I am a big fan of Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire.
In hockey, I am a fan of the San Jose Sharks (as you may have noticed on this blog from time to time). Although I am presently living and working on the East Coast, San Jose is home. I have meant to extend my thanks to Julia for her Boston Bruins being so gracious as to send Joe Thornton to the Sharks a couple of years ago. Thanks Julia! When I get home, you can be assured that I’ll be hanging out at the Shark Tank.
Have a great week, everyone! J
P.S. This is my 61st blog, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t dedicate this one to Roger Maris…