In this weeks “Guess the Baller” we feature a modern-day villain to you faithful Bostonians. You may not know by looking at this Topps bubblegum surprise, but this dude is quite the ladies man. You get a few hints: he was a rookie in ’95, played for the Royals, wears jewelry,… and he has weak ass ribs.
And the answer is Carlos Beltran. Looks like somebody got hooked up with a good eyebrow groomer since ’95. Known for those great eyebrows, devilish good looks, and superior play in October – he is quite the baller. Beltran is playing in his first World Series – tied at 1-1 and heading back to St. Louis for Game 3. Playing against your hometown Red Sox, lets hope it is an utter disaster for Beltran and the Red Birds.
Seriously, not surprised at all. Guaranteed Gronk was fully torqued during this photo shoot.
You salty dog you… trying to steal the spotlight from the AMERICAN who won the US Open! Don’t you know flag day was last week? Not only do I hope this man was arrested, but I hope they put him in jail for his terrorist actions. Viva America!
ESPN – Tim Thomas might be playing elsewhere next season, or he might not be playing at all. A source told ESPN.com on Thursday that the 38-year-old Boston Bruins netminder was contemplating taking next season off. Which doesn’t mean he will, but it’s something he’s apparently raised. Thomas has one year left on his contract that pays him $3 million, although his cap hit is $5 million. His no-trade clause lifts July 1.
Word on the street is Tim Thomas even moved his family out of Boston. So I guess we can look for Tim Thomas to be a Columbus Blue Jacket on July 2nd. Columbus needs a goalie, or at least a short-term goalie to mentor some of their young guys. Pair Thomas with Lucic or Krejci and you should easily be able to get Rick Nash from the Jackets. I would like to thank Tim Thomas for the great play over the years, but it is time to go bud.
CBS Boston – With concussions becoming a major concern in the NFL, and with general player safety at the forefront of the league’s focus, it’s been made clear over the past few years that any contact with an opponent’s head will almost certainly result in a 15-yard penalty and perhaps a fine from the league office.
So you can imagine Vince Wilfork’s surprise when Rajon Rondo got hit in the head and face by a flailing Dwyane Wade in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night, only to see no referee call a foul.
“Oh man,” Wilfork said when asked specifically about the play. “That’s a fine out here.”
Okay it was definitely a missed call and ended up being a 4 point mistake by the ref, but Rondo did over exaggerate out there. Not to take anything away from Rondo since he played his rump off, he still should have been running back on defense to prevent the break instead of hitting the deck like a fish out of water. We love Vince’s enthusiasm and Celtic cheering but if that happened on a football field it wouldn’t be too big of a deal. Sorry to be your bubble big dog.
Yahoo Sports – The New Orleans Hornets won the draft lottery and get to pick one of the most transcendent prospects in years, Kentucky’s Anthony Davis. The NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets, with a 13.7 percent chance, won the lottery. For over a year, David Stern pushed hard to get maximum value for his owners on the re-sale of the Hornets, and Tom Benson gave Stern an asking price and an assurance the franchise wouldn’t leave New Orleans. “It’s such a joke that the league made the new owners be at the lottery for the show,” one high-ranking team executive told Yahoo! Sports. “The league still owns the Hornets. Ask their front office if new owners can make a trade right now. They can’t. This is a joke.”Hornets coach Monty Williams represented the franchise at the draft lottery. The reaction of several league executives was part disgust, part resignation on Wednesday night. So many had predicted this happening, so many suspected that somehow, someway, the Hornets would walk away with Davis. That’s the worst part for the NBA; these aren’t the railings from the guy sitting at the corner tavern, but the belief of those working within the machinery that something undue happened here, that they suspect it happens all the time under Stern.
How about we state the obvious and admit that the NBA is fixed. Last night I actually watched this joke of a lottery and the entire thing felt like a WWE event. If Macho Man Randy Savage was still alive I guarantee he would have been there to open those envelopes screaming “Ohh Yeah! The Bobcats get pick number twooooooo!” All I wanted to do was light David Stern on fire and beat the stupid smirk off of Dan Gilbert’s kid and his goofy glasses. I would never do such a thing because I’m pretty sure he is like 14-years-old, but please stop dressing like a turkey. Anyhow, the NBA is a joke and Stern sold the Hornets with the new owners knowing they would be the proud owners of Anthony Davis. If I wanted a soap opera I would have watched the XFL when it was around. Clean it up Stern.
That is exactly how I feel about most Jammers out there. You have zero talent, yet you seem to know everything about blogging. Watch your tone. #blogsohard #stayhome
Manny Ramirez is turns 40 today and Andy Gray of SI Vault wanted to make sure we never forget his old pals Pedro Martinez and El Guapo. How can you not love El Guapo? In related news, Manny’s suspension is over and he may be back in a big league uniform any day now for the Oakland A’s. Probably wont be right away, but you will see him in green and yellow very soon. Weird.
What was so special about your Memorial Day weekend? Oh you had a BBQ? Oh you drank some beers? What if I told you one Jammer held their 10th Annual Memorial Day Wiffle Ball Tournament at this field? Well they did. According to sources they had six kegs, loads of food, and tons of hot babes in bikinis… okay there were no hot babes in bikinis, but still sounds like a good time. If you look closely at the field you will obviously see the green monster, a wonderfully manicured field, huge trophy, scoreboard, legitimate foul poles, and it looks like a Budweiser sponsorship? Not bad at all. I spoke to my source, who may or may not be the groundskeeper, and was told team “Fuck Sleeves” have their hands on the hardware. Congrats to you “Fuck Sleeves,” you lucky dogs.
NESN – FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported on Thursday afternoon that Sheen had won the auction for Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl ring. “Got no idea if this is true but if is it’s hilarious,” Glazer tweeted. “Lawrence Taylor & his agent Mark Lepselter were told last night winning bidder for LT’s Super Bowl Ring was none other than Charlie Sheen!!!” The final bid listed on the auctioneer’s website reveals that the ring went for $230,401.
According to our sources, this is completely false, but it does make some sense so lets roll with it. If you had a s-load of cash, how would you use it? Maybe buy some blow, possibly some hookers and porn starts, or most likely buy Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl ring. In Charlie Sheen’s case it is all of the above. I know that Charlie Sheen buy LT’s ring may sound a bit odd, but if you think about it the two of them actually have a lot in common. They have fame, have had fortune, have been in Hollywood movies, have experimented with many forms of drugs, and love women… well LT loves young (under-aged) women.