Archive for July 2009

Last week, Rany Jazayerli sent a heat-seeking missile in the direction of the Royals’ medical staff. The Royals read it. As a result, the Royals have banned him. Banned him from what is not exactly clear inasmuch as Rany lives and works in Chicago and isn’t exactly a constant presence at Kaufman Stadium, but banned […]

Here’s an event for you, at least if you’re in Brooklyn this evening: Gelf’s Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m., with a night dedicated to baseball. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Scott Price, Selena Roberts, and members of […]

The Rangers’ financial woes continue: Amid increased internet chatter Wednesday that Tom Hicks’ sports group – Hicks Sports Group – financial woes are deepening and that the club has borrowed money from MLB’s rainy-day fund, team officials took a strange approach. They went silent. The chatter arose Wednesday after a local blog reported hearing on […]

I think I read about this a couple of weeks ago, but today’s the actual ceremony: Red Sox left fielder Jason Bay has long played America’s pastime and will now be able to call himself an American. The 30-year-old player from Canada becomes a U.S. citizen Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at Boston’s historic Faneuil […]

Beautiful: Former major leaguer Jim Leyritz was arrested Thursday in South Florida on charges of domestic battery against his ex-wife, just two months before his trial on a DUI manslaughter charge was set to begin. Leyritz, 45, was arrested at his home in Davie, a Fort Lauderdale suburb, a police report said. He was being […]

I love Joe Mauer, but I’m guessing he’s got no flow: Joe Mauer is from Minnesota. He is white. He plays Major League Baseball. He is considered something of a pretty boy. None of these four things outlaws him from practicing his secret hobby. All of them combined into one 6-foot-5, sideburn-wearing, .400-flirting catcher, however, […]

Things I wrote while trying to decide whether it would worse to be a lawyer handling the Michael Jackson estate or a lawyer having to tell this woman’s family that, no, there probably isn’t a viable products liability lawsuit coming out of this. Wait, that’s crazy. Guys will be lining up to file that lawsuit, […]

A pinch is a device which creates, like, a cardiac arrest for any broadband electrical circuitry. Better yet, a pinch is a bomb – now, but without the bomb. See, when a nuclear weapon detonates, it unleashes an electromagnetic pulse which shuts down any power source within its blast radius. Now that tends not to […]

The pros and cons of revealing trade negotiations to other players

Let’s see who the Doctor examined today…