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Bye bye repeat hopes...

The terms of the deal: Los Angeles gets Ramirez, Boston receives Jason Bay and Pittsburgh obtains Andy La Roche, Brandon Moss, Craig Hansen and a minor league pitcher from the Dodgers.

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Ron Artest is Ghetto

“This is Tracy (McGrady) and Yao’s team, you know,” Artest said. “I’m not going to take it personal. I understand what Yao said, but I’m still ghetto. That’s not going to change. I’m never going to change my culture. Yao has played with a lot of black players, but I don’t think he’s ever played with a black player that really represents his culture as much as I represent my culture.”

Yao has expressed his concern with Artest’s previous actions that could be considered detrimental to his team. Clearly this is the way to squash it and reassure the Rockets that they made a good move.

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any change possible I will post a Mariners-era Griffey picture on this site...

Warning: any change possible I will post a Mariners-era Griffey picture on this site...

It’s a day of movement and change. July 31st is the trade deadline in Major League Baseball and another day of NFL training camps.

Brett Favre has been offered a reported $20 million over 10 years to stay off the field. This week John Lynch has had a falling out with the Broncos, culminating in a reported parting from the team and possibly the game.

Manny Ramirez is doing the same song and dance that he has for the past 3 or 4 seasons in Boston and just like the past 3 or 4 years, this year is the most serious. Ken Griffey, Jr. has been traded to the Chicago White Sox. Griffey is yet to make a World Series appearance in what is undoutidly a hall of fame career. The trade is pending Griffey’s approval since he has 10+ years of MLB service and 5 with his current Reds.

These four men have completely different opinions that they have molded.

John Lynch is the hard nosed, tough guy who has gotten himself in some trouble. Manny is the clown with supernatural talent. Brett Favre is the spoiled superstar who can’t leave the spotlight. While Griffey is, or at least was, the MLB’s golden boy before his injuries.

Most everyone wants to see Ken Griffey, Jr. succeed and even win a championship. He deserves one. The other three men have championships and they are far less deserving as people then Griffey.

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Pudge still has it in him...

Pudge still has it in him...

It’s funny how Pudge is making over $10 million a year now and he will struggle to hit double digit home runs and break 50 RBI. However, nonetheless he is still an upgrade at catcher for the Yankees. After all, that is the point of a move like this on July 30th. They want to get better right now.

Will Pudge be a Yankee next year? If it was any other team then the answer would undoubtedly be no. Hey, they have the money so you never know.

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For the past several years after the Patriots first Super Bowl victory there has been a lot of media coverage surrounding the team. I know for sure from living with fans of the Broncos, Jaguars, Eagles, etc that this gets old.

Can we call agree that this Favre thing over the past 3 years is the worst NFL storyline in that time frame?

This is especially ridiculous for one reason. That is because he is hurting his own organization. The organization that he has been a part of for over a decade.

Selfish, very selfish.

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