Archive for April 18th, 2008


Friday, April 18th, 2008

“Max” Vindicates Arod

Yankees Rumors & News

The person Jose Canseco identified in his latest book as “Max” has stepped forward and has denied ever providing Yankees’ slugger Alex Rodriguez with steroids.

In his first book Canseco outed several prominent baseball players as steroid abusers. As if to outdo himself he printed the book Vindicated earlier this year. The book was meant to be a “clarification” of names which didn’t make it into the Mitchell Report but who Canseco supposedly had “stuff” on.

When the book came out this opening day Canseco claimed to have introduced Rodriguez to a steroid dealer he called “Max”. Many wondered that if he always had this information why wouldn’t he come forward with it in his first book. Canseco claimed the reason he didn’t come forward with this information because it was known that he hated Rodriguez so much that nobody would have taken him seriously.

Not many believed Canseco this time around especially as long as the identity of “Max” was unknown. Aside …

Ding-Dong, Zeke Is Dead

Knicks Rumors & News

According to the Journal News’ Mike Dougherty, the Knicks have schedules a 5 p.m. conference call to announce that Isiah Thomas will be removed from his position as head coach.

According to the report, Zeke will likely stay within the organization, but in an invisible capacity.

Early candidates to replace Thomas include former-Knicks Mark Jackson and Herb Williams, and former-Bulls coach Scott Skiles.

What else is there left to say? It’s a long-overdue end to a very ugly era.

If Shockey wants to whine, send him packing

Giants Rumors & News

There is a report in today’s New York Daily News that Jeremy Shockey has been sounding off about his frustrations with his role on the Giants.

If the report is correct then all I have to say about the mouthy tight end is this — Good Riddance! The Giants are defending Super Bowl champions, which they accomplished without Shockey. The last thing they need is him starting up his whining about not getting the ball enough.

Here is what the Daily News said.

The brash tight end, who missed the Giants’ championship run with a broken leg, has been sounding off for more than a month about his frustrations with the Giants, according to NFL sources. And he has told friends he would welcome a trade to the New Orleans Saints, who made an offer for him last month.

With Shockey coming off a broken leg and yet to play a full, 16-game season, most team sources don’t believe the bidding will get high enough for the Giants to seriously consider a deal. …

Mets Look to Continue Hot Streak against Phillies

Mets Rumors & News

It took 14 innings, but the Mets put away the Nationals last night. Damon Easley scored on a John Hanrahan wild pitch, as the Mets upped their record to 8-6. There wasn’t much time to celebrate as once the game ended, the Mets had to board a bus to begin their seven-game road trip. What better place to start then 90 miles south of Flushing against their division foes, the Philadelphia Phillies.

While recent history has shown the Mets struggles against the Phillies, they have to be encouraged by their showing against the Phillies last week. After starting off the series slow, with a sloppy-played game, the Mets won the final two games in both dominant and dramatic fashion.

To continue the drama in this building rivalry, opening the series will be two of the National League’s best pitchers, as Johan Santana faces Cole Hamels.

Santana is 1-2 with an ERA of 3.05 and a WHIP under 1.00.  Thusfar this season, he has been a victim of run support, as the Mets have only scored …

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