Speed Read: Posada Gets Yankees In Stupid Brawl

You might wonder why you see the occasional baseball fight during July or even August, but almost never in September. For a good reason why, ask Bill Lee. (Actually don’t, because you’ll probably get a two-hour lecture on pot. Or the evil of the DH. Or both.) Even though it happened in May of 1976, him separating his shoulder during a huge brawl between the Yankees and the Red Sox caused him to miss the majority of the season (and possibly ruined his career).

Yankees vs Blue Jays brawl

So the same reason last night’s fight between the Yankees and the Blue Jays was both so compelling and ridiculously stupid. Because they were throwing real punches - not just the usual preschool pushing of most big league fights - and big-name pitchers like Joba Chamberlain and C.C. Sabathia were right in the middle, just waiting for a Blue Jay with a grudge to rip up their multimillion dollar arms. A good rule of thumb: don’t get into fights with teams who are 13 games under .500 - they don’t really have much to lose. Read more…

Michael Irvin: Generous Guy @ Gentlemen’s Clubs

• Our own Pete Gaines reminisces about the time he & his buddies ended up cavorting at a Chicago strip club with Michael Irvin.

Michael Irvin live nude girls

• The Red Wings have released Chris Chelios, but that doesn’t mean the 47-year-old is ready to hang up his skates just yet.

Sean Avery supposedly gets his own serving of sloppy seconds in the form of Mark Sanchez’s supermodel girlfriend Hilary Rhoda.

• Egypt’s soccer team denies being robbed by hookers, blames the media for distracting them to defeat.

Brock Lesnar thanks God, not steroids, that he’s “built like a black man”, yet doesn’t care too much for President Obama.

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Iverson, Mora, & Namath Get Autotuned (w/ Video)

Sometimes a video comes along that’s so perfect, anything we add to it would be superfluous; the best thing we can do is just stand back and let the magic happen.

Allen Iverson
(We were tempted to photoshop a T-Pain hat onto Allen Iverson, but it would have been a little too esoteric.)

This would be one of those times. KISSING SUZY KOLBER has unearthed an epic remix of some of the most memorable moments in media meltdown history - set to Autotune. Oh, it’s so good. Video’s after the break (and near as we can tell, completely SFW).

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Sorting Through The Baseball Playoff Situation

And so ends another baseball regular season (almost). A season that went down to the wire with a whole mess of games just finishing up that had playoff implications. In fact, let’s break down exactly what happened, and what will happen next.

Jim Mora Playoffs

(The playoff situation is still a bit unclear for Jim Mora)

In the National League, the last remaining spot was claimed by the Brewers in another amazing performance by C.C. Sabathia - can you just hand him the NL Cy Young yet? - pitching a 4-hit complete game, his rubber arm going 122 pitches. It’ll be the first appearance for the Brew Crew since 1982.

The Mets, meanwhile, continued their collapse by losing a home game to the Marlins 4-2, guaranteeing that, for the first time in God-knows-how-long, there will be no Fall baseball in the Big Apple. With everything now set, the Dodgers will travel to Chicago to take on the Cubs and the Brewers will head to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies. Both series start Wednesday.

The more complicated American League version of things after the jump:

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