Thursday, July 13, 2006

I'm Sorry - Thursday Style

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

So continuing on yesterday's theme of "I'm Sorry", its part II of Weird & Whacked Wednesday.

You have undoubtedly heard that Barry Bonds may be indicted on charges of perjury and tax evasion. Barry's former best friend, Steve Hoskins, told investigators that Bonds did indeed use steroids and was prone to fits of "roid rage". Hoskins went on to detail his business dealings with Bonds, telling investigators that among other things, Bonds gave him thousands of dollars to pass along to a couple of Barry's girlfriends. Speaking to, Bonds said he wouldn't comment on the case because he didn't know what to say about it; going on to say that he doesn't know why the government is after him. Imagine that, Barry Bonds at a loss for words and not knowing what to say.

File this one under "whacked" - your former best friend, who knows everything about your business dealings, goes to the feds to spill the beans...and you don't know what to say? You were provided with details of his conversation with federal investigators, your former girlfriend is testifying against you and you don't know what to say? You don't know why the government is after you? Why on earth would you speak to to say nothing? Barry, have you met Zinedine Zidane?

Oakland A's pitcher Scott Sauerbeck (who just happens to be hanging out in Hazel's stomping grounds tonight - Fenway) was ordered to speak to children about his encounter with police back in May - and the perils of alcohol use. For those of you who didn't know, Sauerbeck allowed a woman who was intoxicated to drive his car - interesting to note that the woman in question was not his wife. These two geniuses tried to flee by parking the car and running into someone's backyard.

File this one under "just plain dumb" - all the way around. First off, is there any explanation needed on the part of Sauerbeck? Second, why would you ask this man to speak to children about alcohol use? What made anyone think that this was a good idea? Someone please explain this to me - its freakin' Scott Sauerbeck here people. What's next? Ask Barry to talk to kids about steroids?

Toronto Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi (aka the Chickenhawk) managed to lose his team last week because of - what else - his big freakin' mouth. After a loss to the Kansas City Royals, Ricciardi told the Toronto Sun that his team wasn't putting out the effort needed to win. If that wasn't enough, he went on to say that the heart of the Toronto's offence - the 3-4-5 hitters (Vernon Wells, Troy Glaus, and Shea Hillenbrand) - were killing the Blue Jays. Ricciardi, who's ego is bigger than his beak, couldn't leave well enough alone. The Blue Jays are actually playing well, staying within striking distance of the Red Sox, and he decides that it would be a good idea to call out his players right before the all-star break.

File this one under "whacked" - Ricciardi claims the 3-4-5 hitters (two of whom went to the all-star game) were killing his team. He conveniently forgot about his $55M dollar mistake in signing A.J. Burnett - who has been pretty much a bust for his team this year. No, J.P. decides to call out Vernon Wells - who will be a free-agent after next season. Wanna know how bad it was? Even one of J.P.' s free agent signings, reliever B.J. Ryan, said that it was a bad idea. Oh yeah, for those of you counting, the Jays are in year 6 of J.P.'s five year plan to win.

I was going to talk a little NHL tonight - but I'm still watching the Sox and A's, and following the Dodgers/Cards on CBS Sportsline. Back tomorrow with some NHL stuff - and MORE from the world of soccer - FIFA just won't quit. Have a great one peeps.

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the Day on Hazelspeeps - for my man Jimmy, who emailed me today to tell me my song choice last night was all wrong. Jimmy correctly pointed out that since Wednesday's big newsmaker was Zinedine Zidane (Marseille's Mad Minator) who said he didn't regret his behaviour...I should have picked

My Way - Elvis

Yes, Elvis - who really should have had plenty regrets for how he wound up.

Peesth Out...Buh Bye!


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