Archive for July 6th, 2008

Sunday, July 6th, 2008
Yankees Rumors & News

Mariano Rivera is still the best closer in baseball. Sometimes it takes a near disaster like the 9th inning yesterday, to make you realize how good Rivera is.

With the Yanks up 2-0 and Rivera on the mound you thought the game was going to over. One thing you learn from watching Yankees-Red Sox is that it’s NEVER over until the final out is recorded, no matter what the score is and what the situation is. That’s what makes baseball so great. That’s what makes this rivalry so great. So Rivera hits two guys, gives up two hits, one run and the bases are loaded and no one out. He strikes out Coco Crisp, gets Jason Varitek to pop up, and strikes out Julio Lugo. He did all that with the same calm, expressionless demeanor he always carries.

For a moment in the 9th inning you could see Rivera was worried. Dave Eiland came out and spoke to the Yankee closer and the rest of the infield. …

Knicks Rumors & News

The agent for former Chicago Bulls guard Chris Duhon confirmed that the 4 year pro has reached a verbal agreement with the New York Knicks. While it is believed that the Orlando Magic offered Duhon a more lucrative deal, the chance to become a starter swayed him to join the Knicks. Because the Knicks are over the salary cap, to sign Duhon the Knicks used their mid-level exception which, according to, is valued at about $5.4 million this season.

Before Knicks fans get too excited, remember that Duhon is not a franchise changing point guard. Assuming he becomes the Knicks starting point guard, he’s probably the fourth best lead guard in the Atlantic Division behind Devin Harris, Rajon Rando and Andre Miller. He lacks quickness, cannot create plays for his teammates on his own, and is an inconsistant outside shooter.

However, Duhon is the only guard on the roster (outside of …

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