Bizarre story adds to Knicks saga
Baseball season is just around the corner and guess who won’t be helping out minor league prospects at the Astros upcoming training camp? Roger Clemens will only be a spectator and won’t participate in any on-field activities. That is, unless he yells directions from the sidelines at his son, Koby Clemens.
Speaking of the Astros, how is their payroll at $107 million? Unless Aaron Boone is getting Mark Teixeira money, then where exactly is this money being allotted?
Bizarre allegations New York Knicks’ center Eddy Curry is involved in the latest sex scandal to hit the Knicks/Cablevision/Madison Square Garden. Curry’s former limo driver alleges Curry made unwanted sexual advances towards him, berated him with racial slurs, gave him orders at gunpoint and withheld his pay and wages. True or not, this story sounds straight out of bizarre-land. If any of these outlandish allegations are factual, you can draw a correlation to today’s younger athletes being mentored by the likes of Isaiah Thomas and the aforementioned Clemens.
Misplaced priorities National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman should hand in his resignation. Ottawa Senators forward Jarko Rutu was given a mere two-game suspension for biting the thumb of Buffalo Sabres forward Andrew Peters. Colin Campbell, the NHL senior executive vice president of hockey operations, should also be looking for employment elsewhere. Dumb and dumber (Bettman and Campbell) are the same tandem who gave Anaheim Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger an eight-game suspension for stomping down on the foot of Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler. Someone tell me why former Dallas Stars left wing Sean Avery is still in NHL exile for his ‘sloppy seconds’ comment?
Rulings aside, Bettman’s massive league expansion has diluted the talent level, and in retrospect were franchises in Atlanta, Nashville and Carolina really necessary? If Thrashers superstar forward Illya Kovalchuk is traded, or decides to leave the sinking ship via free agency in the summer of 2010, then you can pretty much count on the fans leaving with him.