We are only a couple of weeks into the MLB spring-training season and there have already been a couple of headlining stories concerning the Evil Empire – yes the New York Yankees. Normally, I wouldn’t consider anything that happens during spring training news, but ok, this story really got me thinking. Sorry to disappoint, but it wasn’t the brawl that got my noodle cranking.
No, it was the Yankees new addition that grabbed my attention when they signed tenured rookie (and by tenured I mean old) Billy Crystal to a one-game contract my ears perked right up.
DISCLAIMER: I am not going to get into the slippery slope of why I think it is bad to sign celebrities to play professional sports. (See also: Garth Brooks’ San Diego Padres career or Master P’s run at the NBA). But in the spirit of summer daydreaming I began to drift away thinking about what pro sport I would like to participate in for one day if given the opportunity.
After witnessing Shaq Daddy and the rest of the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night in Denver, it is true that the once massive tread on the mighty Big Diesel, has finally worn down.
It was almost painful to watch as the lumbering giant was ineffective against the Nuggets – often playing one-on-one with Marcus Camby and losing. Shaq played 30 of the most painful minutes I have seen during the Suns vs. Nuggets tilt Wednesday night. Shaq did put up modest numbers en route to scoring 12 points on five of six shooting and two of four from the stripe and to be fair, he did grab 15 defensive boards, but Shaq is slowing down the rest of the offensive unit he was brought in to help. At this point, Shaq’s liabilities are making more of a presence than his assets.
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