BASEBALL IN SHAMBLES
Senator McCain Says Records Can't Be Trusted
Senator John McCain appearing on CNBC's Dennis Miller was asked if people can trust today's baseball (home run) records in a historical perspective, he replied "I don't think you can."
"I think that the problems that are out there are coming to the surface, which I think is good for baseball." -- Sox manager Terry Francona
"I know that we were well on our way to having serious steroid testing, drug testing, and we still are and we didn't need a book to come out and tell us that we needed to do something."
-- Sox former captain Trot Nixon
'Present and Future' Danger
Selig, Alderson Strategy of Spin and Silence is Not Working
Canseco Will 'Shock the World'
Jose tells The Big Show on WEEI that he will "shock the world." There is another stage coming out that will prove he told the truth about McGwire. "There's a lot more coming out, a lot more happening in the next month."
Dirt Dog Barks at A-Fraud
"I'm not a deadbeat dad, you clown."
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)
Nixon Blasts A-Rod in Ft. Myers, Says Alice is Not "Yankee Type."
"He's done some great things on the field. He's one of the best baseball players in the game and probably will be when it's all said and done. But when people ask me about the Yankees, I tell them about (Derek) Jeter and Bernie Williams and (Jorge) Posada. I don't tell them about Rodriguez."
He also criticized Rodriguez for slapping the ball away from Boston pitcher Bronson Arroyo along the first base line in game six of the American League Championship Series.
RED SOX ACQUIRE INFIELDER ALEJANDRO MACHADO FROM WASHINGTON NATIONALS, ANNOUNCE DENNEY TOMORI SIGNING
The Red Sox today acquired infielder Alejandro Machado from the Washington Nationals for a player to be named or cash considerations. Machado will be added to the Red Sox' 40-man roster, which now stands at 40. The switch-hitting middle infielder is a career .291 hitter over six seasons in the Braves (1999-2001), Royals (2001-03), Brewers (2003) and Expos/Nationals (2004) organizations. With 154 career steals, he has averaged 25.7 a campaign. The 22-year-old has posted 30 steals in a season three times, including last year with the Expos' Single-A Brevard County and Double-A Harrisburg affiliates. He also stole 30 bases in 2003 with Double-A Wichita (Royals) and Double-A Huntsville (Brewers), and in 2000 with Rookie-level Danville. The six-foot, 184 pounder tied for the Expos organization lead with his 30 stolen bases in 2004, while ranking fourth with a combined .306 batting average. The Venezuelan hit .355 (66-for-186) with 11 steals in 46 games for Brevard County before his promotion to Harrisburg, where he batted .280 (97-for-346) with 19 steals in 93 games.
Tito Rear-Ended in Florida
Francona's Car Gets Hit from Behind While Talking on the Phone with Dale and Mazz. Bob Neumeier and Grady Little Sought for Questioning.
Mazz: The Dale and Holley Show Debuts on WEEI March 1
At least Holley knows baseball (cough)
MLB Buys the Mickey Mouse Online Ticket Broker that Put Hundreds of Thousands of Sox Tickets into the Hands of Scalpers for Years, and Shut Out the Vast Majority of Fans from Having a Chance to Go to Opening Day
Yanks Knew Giambi was Using, Cashman Lied, "Steroids" Deleted from Contract
Yankees Gladly Made Deal with the Devil
And Giambi's Two HR's in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS
Put Sox Through Hell, and Cost Them Series Shot
"Besides trying to spin their oversight to their advantage, the Yankees have also been less than forthcoming in their reaction to the suggestion that they omitted references to steroids at Giambi's request.
"In one breath, General Manager Brian Cashman called the report inaccurate and hogwash. In the next breath, Lonn Trost, the chief operating officer, acknowledged that the Yankees indeed had done the deed.
"The Yankees can't even get on the same page. When they were signing Giambi, maybe they were missing the page that would have prompted them to ask him the question." -- Murray Chass embarrasses the lying Yankees in the Times
Bud Lied: FBI Said MLB Knew of Steroid Abuse in Mid-90's
Orza Tried: Union Scumbag Tried to Downplay Advantage in 2000
(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo)
What Did Mo Know About Nomar?
"If you start to get injured at the age he’s getting injured then that just brings up speculation... what happens is when you start hurting your wrist, and your ankles, and things aren’t healing that's what brings up the speculation. -- Mo Vaughn on WEEI with Michael Smith and Steve Burton
Garciaparra Distrusts Steroid Testing