Hey. That's my social security number, jerks.
"We were losing by a run. It was a crucial point in the game. I wasn't going to let him get on base easy," said Huff. "Unfortunately, my leg bent over as I was blocking the bag and snapped."
Huff is the second Giants starter to go down for the season to injury due to playing aggressive defense. Catcher Buster Posey fractured his leg and strained ankle ligaments blocking the plate on Wednesday night.
"I felt it was a clean play," said Morrison. "I was jogging down the line after my hit fell in and all of a sudden I see Huff standing there. I stopped and said: 'What are you doing? Move!' And he was like: 'No. I'm blocking the bag.' And I said: 'You can't do that.' And he said: 'I'm doing it.' So I just took a few steps back, ran full speed, lowered my shoulder and took him out."
Giants manager Bruce Bochy also agreed the play wasn't dirty, but said that baseball needs to adopt rules protecting fielders. When told there is already a rule prohibiting fielders from blocking bases, Bochy said: "Oh. I need to remember to tell my guys about that."
I don't think he looks bald at all.
"You don't have success in this business by making rash decisions," said Riley. "Yes, there was an urge to let Erik go back in late November when we were 9-8, but I felt that now was the better time to make the move."
Spoelstra loses his job after helping the Heat run through the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 12-3 record. But it wasn't enough for Riley.
"He said something about how we could have been undefeated and that perfection is the goal," said Spoelstra. "But I think he was mainly just trying to cover his ass for a wrongful termination lawsuit. Everyone knows how much he wants another NBA title on his coaching resume. I've assumed this was coming ever since he moved into my office during our 12-game winning streak during the regular season. I am very proud of what I've done with this team, considering that I've been watching film and meeting with players in a small equipment closet near the arena service elevator since January."
May 27, 2011 Column
Tweet of the Week
Danny Granger Would be a Very LOLzy Prison Warden
From @Dgranger33 AKA Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger
I bet America put him up to it.
Versus CEO Mark Schmidt, from Chapter One: "The First Sports Network To Start on a Drunken Dare"
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"No, we didn't have any big stars like Chris Berman or the gorilla mascot from the Phoenix Suns, but what we did have was a great deal of inexperience and a severe lack of professionalism. We literally learned to work the cameras as we went. We actually shot most of our footage with Mark's iPhone and used iMovie to put it all together. That's why there were so many text alert sounds during our Mountain West conference football coverage."
Versus Production Director and Part-Time Custodian Jonas Felt, from Chapter Three: "On The Shoulders of Midgets"
"It was a mistake and I'm obviously really sorry," said Brown. "Thankfully, my secretary was able to dump the water cooler on him and quickly put him out. These are the sort of initial problems you have when you start a new job."
The brief burning of franchise player brings more concern about a hiring many Lakers fans and NBA experts found to be questionable and rushed. But general manager Mitch Kupchak isn't ready to pull the plug just yet.
"I'm still gathering all of the details on exactly what happened," said Kupchak. "Supposedly Mike thought his computer was over-heating, so he panicked and decided to start a fire under his desk as a way to balance out the heat in the room or something? And that was when Kobe stopped by. I realize it doesn't look good, but I hope we can all laugh at this one day and say it was all up from here."
May 26, 2011 Column
The Game: Issue #10
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious at a game? Send your submissions to OverheardSP at gmail. Or submit for future editions about the gym.
I was at a Yankees game where CC Sabathia was pitching. He wasn't pitching well and so my friend and I were heckling him. Moments after I yelled 'YOU SUCK, CC!!", the hot girl in front of me turned around and asked: "Who's CC?" I told her he was the pitcher.
She turned back around and I read the back of her Jersey: "SABATHIA 52."
Last season me and a few buddies were at the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs game in St. Louis. A couple from Chicago were sitting next to us. The girl was a typical hot blonde, fun to look at but extremely dumb.
The Cardinals have the Gateway Arch cut into the centerfield grass. While watching the game she loudly says: "Awww that's awesome they have a rainbow in their field!" Everyone around just sat there staring at her without saying a word.