And So It Begins…

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Avery Johnson and the Mavs have parted ways.. My next question is who will he be replaced by? Its to bad Larry Brown was snatched up by the Bobcats earlier this week. I’m sure Avery has to be happy about one thing, he will no longer have the owner sitting 5ft away from him behind the bench. This move comes as no surprise to anyone.. Speculations have been building for the last few weeks about his job security with the team. Ok Cuban, who is next? Josh Howard, Jet, You gonna pick up Kidd’s option?? Are you going to clip your GM? With zero help coming in the draft, whats your next move???

I wonder if Cuban is pondering his next move, while he is up in Chicago today watching the Cubs play.. Since he is still a potential buyer of the Cubs..

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Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington finds himself on the hot seat also. With the Rangers sitting 9 games under 500 at the end of April, I look for Washington to be next in line for the firing squad!

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Dave Tippett is the only safe coach at this present moment. Up 3-0 in the western conference semi finals.. Tippett has pretty much secured his spot with the Stars next season. GO STARS!!!

Just for you Richie Rich.. A picture of Tippett sporting his 70’s stash!

The Days Of Clemens Life Episode 3…

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Previous Episodes

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode three opens with Roger Clemens back in the news with new allegations he and once country superstar Mindy McCready Mindy McCready had a 10 year  affair. Question, WHO CARES?? This is just the latest attempt from Brian McNamee’s camp to smear Clemens name further. If this new information is accurate.. Maybe McNamee will regain some credit after Congress ripped him apart in February.

With Roger Clemens image already on shaky ground, even if these latest allegations aren’t true, he is still going to look bad. First the steroid allegations, now extra marital affairs? Considering for years Clemens has stated numerous times *My family comes first*. Honestly nothing that comes out of this soap opera known as Roger Clemens life surprises me anymore. Another spin on this could be some exposure for Mindy McCready, since she is trying to reestablish her music career. She also has a documentary, and TV series project in the works. McCready released this statement today. The fact that she says *I can’t refute anything in this story* is probably not going to help Clemens case any.

Chances are some of these allegations could be true. The fact that Clemens met McCready when she was 15 does raise some questions. Also there is word that Clemens has given McCready money to help her out with her legal problems, which I would assume happened during her *prescription fraud* troubles. This is something that can be easily dismissed or spun by the dream team as *a friend helping a friend in need*

It’s a damn shame that a legendary career turned in by one of the top 5 pitchers to every take the mound, has been flushed in the matter of 6 months. I wonder if Clemens is rethinking his original strategy about the way he handled all of this. Perhaps going on 60 minutes, making the rounds to meet with every congress member that would see him, and just being so public with  professing his innocence was not the best way to handle this. As time goes on, and more things turn up with each turn of the stone his image is becoming more and more tarnished.

Stay tuned, there is no telling what Episode 4 will bring us in *The Days Of Clemens Life*

John Smoltz Reaches 3000…

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4/22/2008

John Smoltz becomes the 16th pitcher in MLB history to reach 3000 strikeouts.

Nolan Ryan       5,714

Roger Clemens  4,672

Randy Johnson  4,629

Steve Carlton     4,136

Bert Blyleven     3,701

Tom Seaver        3,640

Don Sutton          3,574

Gaylord Perry     3,534

Walter Johnson   3,508

Phil Niekro           3,342

Greg Maddux       3,287

Ferguson Jenkins     3,192

Bob Gibson            3,117

Curt Schilling         3,116

Pedro Martínez     3,031

John Smoltz           3,006

Outstanding list to be apart of.. The message that Maddux left Smoltz is classic!!

“I already got a text (message) from Maddux,” Smoltz said, “He said I’ve lost one hair for every strikeout I’ve made.”
Congrats John!

Friday Funny…

With baseball season officially under way.. I thought it would be nice to toss up the top 9 fights in MLB history. I’m glad to see Nolan made this list.. After the red ass beatdown Nolan handed out.. Everyone thought twice about charging his mound!!

Good Night To Be Dallas Fan…

Last night was a good night to be a fan in Dallas. The Stars lay the beat down on the defending Stanley Cup champion Ducks. The Mavericks pull out the last second win against the Utah Jazz.. to clinch a playoff spot, for those of you keeping score.. this will make the 8th consecutive season the Mavs make the playoffs. Now on to the real shocker of last night.. Your Texas Rangers swept the Orioles in a double header last night..

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Marty Turco turned in a stellar *shutout* performance last night. The Stars as a team played outstanding to go up 1-0 in their first round playoff series against the Ducks. The Stars 4 goals all came off power play opportunities. Game two in the series will be tomorrow night. If your a Stars fan, lets hope the guys keep that killer instinct! Remember the Stars are calling for a *black out* for game 3, here in Dallas on 4/15. Need tickets? Texas Tickets and Ticketmaster are still showing to have tickets available..

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Your Dallas Mavericks pull out the win against Utah at home last night 97-94. Dirk drains a 3 pointer with 0.9 seconds left to avoid overtime. Dirk goes for 32 points in last nights effort. I would like to thank the Nuggets for helping the Mavs make the playoffs by beating Golden State last night. The Mavs finally look like they are playing like a team after the Jason Kidd trade. Lets hope they can carry this momentum into the playoffs..

TEXAS RANGERS

Now on to the shocker of the night.. Your Texas Rangers win 2 games.. IN THE SAME DAY?? Ron Washington is now over 500 for the first time in his Head Coaching career. I never thought I would say this, but the Rangers bullpen has not been to bad this year. Hopefully the bats can stay atleast warm to get some runs on the board to return the favor for the good pitching..

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With this being the final season played in “the house that Ruth built” ESPN has put together a nice little tribute to the stadium. Including a time line of more memorable events.. Definitely worth a look.. 🙂