Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Santana going to the Mets?

Damn..that is an interesting move. Mets give up: outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey for Johan.

Didn't the Red Sawx and Yanks offer better guys earlier in the off season?

Oh and The Rocket showed up at the Astro's minicamp? Give me an effin break..
Sunday, January 27, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

What ever happened to Michael Vicks dogs?

I was perusing CNN today when I found this video about the outcome for those 49 or so dogs rescued from Vicks property.

I was quite happy to see that only one of them had to be euthanized so far. As a former owner of a pitbull, it made my Sunday morning to watch the video and check out BadRap.org and DogTime's other videos about the pitbull's that Vick owned and inhumanely treated like mere chattel.

My pitbull Baby was horribly mistreated when she came into our lives, she was afraid of her own shadow and any loud noise would cause her to shake uncontrollably. She didn't know how to play or what toys were for. She was the sweetest dog I have ever had and not a day goes by that I don't miss her. She loved all the cats in our house, and both the smaller dogs as well. She died a year and a half ago from cancer. Her time with us was much too short. I am glad that Vick's dogs have been given a second chance at a decent, loving life and not just put down without a thought.

And so ends our post today..no sports really..just the love of a dog. We will resume our regularly scheduled bitchfest about sports tomorrow ummkay?
Saturday, January 26, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Trades, signings and what not..

As I jones for baseball and await the Super Bowl..I amuse myself with the trades and signings that have taken place so far this off-season. Some highlights:

Michael Cuddyer got a nice contract extension from the Twinkies. Three years and he now avoids arbitration. Dollar figure: $24 million and an option for 2011.

Troy Tulowitzki signed a six year extension with the Rockies with an option for 2014. Dollar value of the contract: $31 million

The White Sawx signed Octavio Dotel to a two year contract. Dollar value: $11-million. He is joining a bullpen that blew 23 saves, had a 19-25 record and an ERA of 5.49. Dotel will earn $5 million this year and $6 million in 2009.

Yadier Molina signed a nice four year extension with a club option for 2012 with the Cards thereby avoiding Arbi. Dollar value: $15.5 million.

Damn, a whole lotta guys signed contracts this past week..thereby avoiding arbi. Check it out if your bored and/or craving some baseball news.
Friday, January 25, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Who's getting Arbitration, and what they want.


This handy list gives us an overview of who accepted arbitration, what they want and what the team offered. Book mark the lil sucker as it will keep track of who wins and who loses. Of course the wheeling and dealing can continue up to the hearing date. Arbi takes place between Feb 1st -Feb 21st.

To me..we all lose with these exorbitant salaries paid to grown men that play a child's game.

Speaking of grown men with the IQ of a child..watch OJ get his ass chewed out by the female judge

Judge lays down the law to O.J.
Judge lays down the law to O.J.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Pujols cops a 'tude..


Seems Albert didn't take kindly to a St. Louis tv station erroneously naming him as a steroid user in the Mitchell Report.

So he banned their asses from attending his upcoming press conference. Can't say that I don't blame him. Shoddy reporting should have a consequence in my humble yet outspoken opinion.

On the Clemens steroid front..McNamee is insisting he told others about the Rockets roid use at the time it was happening.

ESPN is reporting that Philip Rivers actually had a bit of surgery before the AFC Championship game. Rivers has a torn ACL and requires more extensive surgery to fix it.

Only 35 Days, 11 Hours, 47 Minutes till Spring Training..
Sunday, January 20, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Chargers lose but I win

Thank Jebus for the spread..and the fact that the Pat's didn't cover it again. Pat's have not covered the spread over the last four games I believe, including last week's 31-20 win over Jags, which, as you might recall, I won money on as well.

Its comforting since the Chargers sucked ass..seriously..it is. I would of loved to see them bust the Pat's streak..

Now it's time to get into roundball and hockey..yuk. Spring Training starts in 37 days..I can't friggin wait..

Two Ice Bowls today..oh goodie!

The coldest game recorded in NFL history was the "Ice Bowl" at minus-13 degrees played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. GB won 21-17. Its gonna be colder than that today.

I feel my Chargers will lose today, but not by 14 pts, hence I put my money on them. As for Green Bay..Buddha help those players today, its outright stupid to play the damn game in the evening in a part of the US that is lucky to get to 32 degrees by noon this time of year.

The Green Bay defense is young and that might not bode well for them in the second and probably coldest Ice Bowl of the day.

I was up at 6am and watched ESPN's OTL, it was a good show that dealt with the steroid issue and Dan Naulty's personal issues and guilt in taking steroids. He didn't come off as a whiner, so much as someone who knew what he was doing was wrong and regretted it then and now.

Enjoy your final football game day for this month..fucking yahoo's give us a two week break until the SB.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Buzzard Selig gets contract extension.

Why baseball owners want a Commish in his 70's is beyond me, but they have given Selig a three year contract extension. Bad things he has done via Sportsline:

1. Canceled the 1994 World Series.

2. Wasn't nearly as responsive as he should have been in a leadership role as anabolic steroids and HGH were getting a grip on the game.

3. Threatened Minnesota and Florida with contraction following the 2001 season, a ham-handed scheme that the Twins never deserved, would never hold up to legal challenges and that needlessly heaped more negative publicity on the sport.

4. Instituted interleague play, a hit at box offices in New York and Chicago that still doesn't make up for the deviation from the game's tradition.

Number four is a travesty for me. I will never forgive his tired ass for that one.

For Mathman..

Ok..five things I never saw myself doing in my twenties..that I actually did.

1. Becoming a yuppie..thankfully I outgrew that phase ;)

2. Getting married..have done this several times now ;>P

3. Having a child.

4. Marrying a Republican...they aren't all assholes ya know!

5. A twofer..Moving up the ladder into a management position at work and working for the 'government'.

I don't carry on the tradition of passing on Meme's..mostly because no one reads this blog except Bruce and Mathman ;>P
Thursday, January 17, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Been busy as of late..

So to Mathman..I do apologize for not answering your meme..I will try to get to it soon..I swear. Life does have a habit of getting in the way sometimes.
Monday, January 14, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Congressional Steroid hearing live tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow, CSPAN will carry the MLB Steroid Hearings live starting at 9:30AM eastern and at the ungodly friggin hour of 6:30AM leftcoast time. You can watch online here..or on cable via CSPAN2

Van Morrison and Roger Waters Comfortably Numb
Sunday, January 13, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

How exactly did Norv Turner pull that one outta his ass?

Perhaps the answer lies in what Indy did wrong more than anything. I mean..running the ball on 3rd and five isn't a standard play that I know of...Norv got lucky.

Richmond by Joe Bonamassa
Saturday, January 12, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

I took the Jags and the points.


It paid off. I figured the Pat's would win but not by 15 points.

Can't bet on the Chargers tomorrow..just don't feel confident there.

The over was worth it too in the Pats/Jags game.

On the baseball front..Buddy Selig wastes more money and provides more lip service by creating a department of drug use. WTF? Mitchell recommended it, so it must be good, right? Fuck me running, get a load of this bullshittery:

MLB said the unit "will have broad authority to conduct investigations." The limits of the unit were not immediately clear. Will it place moles in clubhouses?

This crap is on my last nerve, seriously. The players now will have to keep lawyers on their payrolls too I guess. No one will trust anyone is my guess. Reminds me of trying to buy pot from a friend of a friend... who is very paranoid.
Friday, January 11, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Et tu Barry?


Could Barroid Bonds expect this length of sentence if and when he is convicted of lying to federal investigators over the same BalCo investigation as Ms. Jones?

The former Olympic track gold medalist was sentenced to six months in prison Friday for lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam.

The money quote from maid Marion: "I ask you to be as merciful as a human being can be,"

Judge could of gave her longer. From Da Judge: He said Jones damaged two federal investigations with lies that came years apart, so "I don't think the criminal conduct can be written off as a momentary lapse of judgment or a one-time mistake, but instead a repetition of an attempt to break the law."

Sucks to be you Ms. Jones...hopefully Barroid was paying attention.

Complete results of HOF voting ballot and other sportswittery

Can be found here. In other sports news CBS is reporting OJ is back in the slamma. Why can't they keep this asshat in there?

Something about rights I think..

He is supposed to have attempted to contact one of his co-defendants which was a huge no-no issued by the judge who gave him his freedom. I saw the hearing live, and the judge's biggest bitch and warning was that OJ better not try to contact them via emails or any other known method of communication.

tsk..tsk..
Wednesday, January 09, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Congressional Hearing on steroids postponed.

From SI we get this unofficial notice:

The U.S. congressional hearing involving pitching stars Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and former trainer Brian McNamee was postponed on Wednesday until Feb. 13 so lawmakers can gather evidence and coordinate their investigation with the Justice Department.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was informing witnesses that the Jan. 16 session is being pushed back.

SI also has an "exclusive" interview with McNamee up here.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

The Goose is in!


Makes my heart sing..Gossage is in the hall..but Rice didn't make it... he missed by 16 votes.

Gossage received 85.8 percent of the vote Tuesday, easily surpassing the 75 percent threshold for baseball's highest honor and becoming just the fifth reliever in Cooperstown's bullpen. The Goose received 466 of 543 votes.

He also had some choice words for Barroid and Clemens on steroid use..

I do advocate for relievers getting in the HOF. ;)

Big Mac got a whopping 23% of the vote.
Sunday, January 06, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Clemens: He would take a lie detector test.

Update: Clemens has filed a lawsuit against McNamee

After watching The Rocket sit and seethe during his entire 60 minutes interview, I am left wondering a few things..

All the information against him IS hearsay. McNamee didn't lie about Andy Pettitte however. Was there incentive for McNamee to lie about Roger Clemens? A couple of choice quotes from Clemens during the interview:

"Twenty-four, twenty-five years Mike. You'd think I'd get an inch of respect. An inch," he adds. "How can you prove your innocence?"

"Never happened," Clemens says. "Never happened. And if I have these needles and these steroids and all these drugs, where did I get 'em? Where is the person out there gave 'em to me? Please, please come forward."

Clemens then steered the interview towards the drugs he did do; lidocaine, B-12 and Vioxx. He stated he ate Vioxx like candy. Vioxx has been taken off the market because of serious risk of heart damage and strokes. Clemens was quite adamant that he worries if he will have any lasting effects from eating Vioxx like "skittles". He stated he was given numerous pain medications via injections from team physicians, who also prescribed the Vioxx to him.

I still don't know about this guy. I want to believe he didn't. I feel that there is also no way to explain how he could still pitch at the level he did after the age of 40. But he wasn't the only pitcher to still be able to get it done after 40; Randy Johnson did briefly, Phil Niekro and Satchel Paige, who pitched into his 50's are a few that come to mind. ESPN lists others who pitched into their 40's:
Cy Young, 1908 (21-11, 1.26 ERA)
Pete Alexander, 1927 (21-10, 2.52)
Tom Seaver, 1985 (16-11, 3.17)
Warren Spahn, 1963 (23-7, 2.60)
Nolan Ryan, 1989 (16-10, 2.30)

Man, how could I forget Nolan Ryan? All the guys named by ESPN are in the HOF.. like I said..I just don't know..and perhaps we never will, without concrete proof, who can say?

But if Clemens can prove his innocence..they need to string up McNamee..seriously.

*Image is Cy Young's section in the HOF.

Ok..how did ya like those games?


I correctly picked the winnar's in both professional football games yesterday. I am batting a thousand at this point and I feel quite...well..I was going to say studly..but as a female that isn't what I was going for..

So, I feel very proud that I got both of them right. The ball and chain got both games wrong.

My financial future is secure at this moment. Then of course I will risk it all on the SuperBowl and lose my fucking ass. Bet on that.
Friday, January 04, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Clemens and his former trainer called to testify before Congress

Per the NYT:

The star pitcher Roger Clemens, his former personal trainer Brian McNamee and three others will be asked to testify under oath before a congressional committee at a hearing Jan. 16.

In addition to Clemens, the House Oversight Committee will call Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and Kirk Radomski, according to a person with knowledge of the hearing who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to talk about it.

Radomski is the former Mets clubhouse attendant who admitted distributing performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of major league players. His cooperation with federal authorities after his arrest formed the heart of the report by Senator George J. Mitchell into what Mitchell called baseball's "steroids era."

The report said that McNamee, who worked with Clemens, Pettitte and Knoblauch, said he injected Clemens with steroids.

Clemens has denied that and the congressional hearing was called to question him about the factual issues he has raised with the report. He is scheduled to appear on the CBS program "60 Minutes" on Sunday.

All five people are being asked to testify voluntarily, but the committee has not ruled out subpoenas that would force them to testify. Either way, they would be testifying under oath.

Should be interesting..and on CSPAN hopefully ;) For the rest, click the linkage..
Thursday, January 03, 2008 | By: Dusty Taylor

Ocular penetration must be stopped.


Live From Congress: The Skull Fucking Bill Of 2007

From the Satirical Political report we get this gem of humor:

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About the Iowa Caucuses, *But Were TRULY Afraid To Ask
By Don Davis

Sure, all you know-it-all political junkies think you know it all about the arcana of the Iowa caucus. But here are the cold hard facts that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know:

Q. Which way is the “cross-over” vote expected to go?

A: As in most years, independents tend to vote Democratic, but this year the GOP is expected to draw the vast majority of cross-dressers.

Q. Is it true that if a candidate doesn’t reach the 15% threshold, there’s horse-trading among the caucus-goers?

A: True, but also trading of cows, pigs, chickens and goats.

Q. Doesn’t the entire caucus procedure violate the sanctity of the “secret ballot?”

A: Well, yes, but ever since The Bushinistas hired Diebold, the government knows how you’re voting anyway.

Q. Doesn’t the 7 p.m. starting time of the caucuses discriminate against single mothers and night-shift workers?

A: Sure, but that’s balanced out by the fact that the farmers also are excluded, since they hit the hay at 6 p.m.

Q. Isn’t it unfair that a small percentage of voters exercise such a disproportionate weight in the voting for the highest office in the land?

A: That’s only the case if you look at the number of voters in Iowa– if you look at their actual weight, then they’re actually underrepresented.

Q: How about the lack of diversity in Iowa?

A: While it’s true that blacks constitute only about 2.5% of Iowans, the largely German population traces their ancestry to such disparate regions as Berlin, Brandenburg and Bavaria.

Q. Ultimately, will voters value “experience” or “change?”

A: After 7 years of George W. Bush, the voters seem prepared to go for anyone experienced enough to give them the correct change.