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Down with the King

jim leyritzThe King Jim Leyritz, a former major league baseball player, was charged with manslaughter on Friday for driving under the influence and killing another driver.  Many of you don’t remember, but Leyritz was one of the “clutchest” post season designated hitters I’ve seen. He punished the Atlanta Braves many a times, as a Padre and a Yankee.  He quietly disappeared at the end of his career.  It’s sad to see this guy’s career go down.  Another athletes, another felony, what a surprise.

December 29, 2007 Posted by | Ara, MLB BASEBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stay Classy San Diego

The news just keeps getting worse for fans in San Diego. After the Chargers lost again on Sunday, the Padres received another blow as their best hitter, Milton Bradley is done for the season after tearing his ACL. It gets worse. He didn’t tear it running down a fly ball or crashing into the fence. He tore it after he had to be restrained by his manager Bud Black, while trying to go after first base umpire Mike Winter. The story is that Winter provoked Bradley by calling him a piece of crap. If that is true then Winter should be suspended, but because he couldn’t control his temper, Bradley will be watching from home. Black tried everything to hold back the volatile Bradley, until they fell awkwardly onto the ground. The Padres were cruising this past week, but now are only a 1/2 game up on the Phillies for the NL Wildcard. They’ll have to do it without Bradley, who will likely miss a portion of next season too. When will these guys ever learn? Bradley just doesn’t get it. We’ve seen this before from Bradley too, always erupting at umps, fans, and players alike. It’s only a matter of time before he argues himself out of the league. There’s just no room for his antics anymore and it seems fitting that some bonehead incident like this would happen to Milton. If only someone had dealt with his anger issues early on, he wouldn’t be in this situation now. So good luck to the Padres the rest of the way, San Diego needs some lovin’ right now.

September 24, 2007 Posted by | MLB BASEBALL, Romik | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment