Eric Florack on December 13th, 2007

NEW YORK —AP- Judgment Day arrived for baseball’s steroids era, with the Mitchell report set to be released and posted on the Internet for all to see.Many questions from a decade of doping will be answered, but many will remain and perhaps new ones will emerge. The Mitchell Report exposes a “serious drug culture within […]

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Eric Florack on March 2nd, 2013

Let’s imagine, that we have two arbitrary points on a line.  You’re standing on one of them. Let’s further imagine, that you move half way to the other point. Then, you move halfway to the other point. Then, you move halfway to the other point. Then, you move halfway to the other point. Then, you […]

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davidl on July 10th, 2011

Dumbo knee deep in his own poop, Jennifer Rubin explains that it the policies stupid.    That is an lame speech,  the only kind of speech Obama can deliver, can not paper over a failed economic policy, from Washington Post: It is then not so much a lack of “message discipline,”as the punditocracy likes to […]

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Eric Florack on February 9th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read on the sphere… Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble An interesting weekend, and lots on the horizon to discuss. Let’s get it. PROKULUS: Obama is scheduled to beg and plead for his Porkulus bill tonight. He’ll lay out all kinds of doomsday scenarios, and basically, be playing the […]

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Welcome dear reader, to the most intense nightly read on the ‘sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know, Colin Powell. All the rage over the weekend. I don’t think there’s much argument against the idea that there’s a decided attempt on the part of some to keep General Powell in the headlines. Liberals, […]

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davidl on January 7th, 2008

Roger Clemens compiled a life time record of 354 wins to 184 losses.  You don’t win that many ballgames without being competitive.  Well Clemens may be retired, but he is still competitive.  Clemens have filed a defamation lawsuit against his accuser Brian McNamee, and by extension George Mitchell.  Lester Munson, ESPN: The lawsuit also accuses […]

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Eric Florack on December 14th, 2007

I said yesterday morning that Major league baseball and its report that was issued yesterday about steroid use, was going to end up being a sham. They’d throw a few players under the bus, and that would be the end of the conversation. After so many years of leading this stuff slide, I can’t believe […]

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Eric Florack on November 15th, 2007

Several folks, including Billy Beck, and a pile more at Memeorandum, have noted thet Barry Bonds was indicted in that BALCO thing. Chicoer.com: SAN FRANCISCO—Barry Bonds, baseball’s home run king, was indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice Thursday and could face prison instead of the Hall of Fame for telling a federal grand jury […]

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davidl on August 14th, 2007

The Scooter, Phil Rizzuto, has died at age eigbty-nine.  Some players were better.  None were more beloved.  Dan Bollerman, reports:  Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) — Phil Rizzuto, a Hall of Fame shortstop and 40-year broadcaster for the New York Yankees known for his catchphrase “holy cow,” has died. He was 89. Listen as Scooter calls Roger Maris 61st, […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

Raining here, today. So much for getting any work done on the trailer. Honorable mention at OTB’s Caption Contest.. For once it wasn’t just the trailer park. TNR has released a statement on Beauchamp. Basically, the story amounted to “that’s my story and I’m sticking to it” as Bruce wonders, I will ask the same […]

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So, George Stienbrenner isn’t happy with “The Bronx is Burning”? (Shrug ) Yeah, well, about that….. I’ve got a suggestion for ya, Georgie…. How about putting a real team together? A team that isn’t routinely getting its lazy backside kicked up around it’s shoulder blades by teams with approximately half the total salary.  A team […]

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Eric Florack on July 19th, 2007

I’ll come right out and say this; I’ve never been a fan of Michael Vick. Certainly, he is talented in terms of football, however, I’ve always considered his style of play to be problematic in that he plays as an individual, not as a part of the team.  That said, I can’t say it any […]

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Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2007

* The oil companies are making on the order of 8¢ a gallon for gasoline. Meanwhile, the smallest tax on a gallon of gasoline comes up to 27¢, that being in the state of Alaska. Here in New York, it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 60¢ a gallon. Again, the oil companies are actually […]

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Eric Florack on December 15th, 2004

James at Outside The Beltway seems to think baseball in the DC area’s in trouble. He quotes Boswell in the WaPo who says in part: “Late Tuesday night, in the 11th hour of a marathon D.C. Council meeting, chairman Linda W. Cropp blew to smithereens the deal that MLB thought it had in place with […]

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Eric Florack on October 20th, 2004

So I’m watching the BoSox beat up on the Yankees last night, and an amazing thing happens… The Yankees cheat… Nothing new here… But then the umpires actually have the testicular mass to call them on it. Not that they didn’t make a couple bad calls that fell out in the Yankees favor, too… but […]

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