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AL East standingsThe AL east is finally back to normal—for now at least.

Yesterday, the Rays gave up a 10 run lead to the lowly Indians. A-rod went 5-5 at the plate. The Jays lost their 7th straight game.

After all of this the Red Sox and Yankees are one and two in the standings with the falling Blue Jays just a half game behind New York. (more…)

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arod_returnHidden in all this Mannywood saga is A-Rod’s triumphant return to the Yankee line-up tonight in Baltimore.

Finally lady luck is shining her love Alex’s way. Among all of the Manny controversy, A-rod’s own controversial return to the game is overshadowed.

It is true we do have quite a bit on our plate tonight–lucky for Alex.

Friday
7:oo EST – Celtics @ Magic [ESPN]
7:00 EST – Capitals @ Pens [VERSUS]
9:30 EST – Lakers @ Rockets [ESPN]
9:30-10:00 EST – Bruins @ ‘Canes [VERSUS]

There is a lot to celebrate tonight. Even McLovin is into these here NBA Playoffs.

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McLovin was celebrating the C’s game 2 win at District with some of the Celtics players.  This is the kind of picture that when you are down,  you take a look at this and it will make all your worries go away!

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cal-40-year-old-virginIt seems like some guys just can’t stay out of the news. This weekend was no exception for the media darlings that are Terrell Owens and Alex Rodriguez.

On the opposite side of the spectrum; the smaller conferences had a chance to shine as teams tried to punch their ticket to the dance.

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I wanted to take a look at the richest contracts in MLB history and see exactly what the teams got in return on their investment.

This list will go from highest to lowest and the factor we are using is the average annual value on the contract.

roger-clemens-yankees1. Roger Clemens $28,000,022 (2007)
This, to this day, is the contract of all contracts. Clemens made about $4.5 million per month starting in May 2007. Odd but the biggest contract was for by far the shortest length of time; under 6 months. If you extrapolate it out he would have made over $28 million over an entire season.

The Aftermath: Clemens pitched in 18 games and went 6-6 with a 2.18 ERA. The Yankees ended up losing out to the Red Sox in the AL East race but did clinch the AL Wild Card.

2. Alex Rodriguez $27,500,000 (2008-2017)
3. Alex Rodriguez $25,200,000 (2001-2010)
A-rod signed signed with the Rangers after the 2000 season. The contract he signed was at the time the most lucrative contract in sports history. The deal was for 10-years at $252 million.

arod-texasOn February 15, 2004, the Rangers traded Rodriguez to the New York Yankees for second baseman Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named. The Rangers agreed to pay $67 million of the $179 million left on Rodriguez’s contract.

On November 15, 2007, the Yankees and Rodriguez agreed on a 10-year, $275 million contract.

The Aftermath: The Rangers decided they couldn’t afford the sufficating contract and passed it along to the Yankees. After arriving in New York, that post-season, the Yankees had a historic collapse in the ALCS. To top it all off, after the report came out, Rodriguez admitted to using banned substances from 2001 to 2003, citing “an enormous amount of pressure to perform” due to his large contract.

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You made how much last year Mr. Selig... $18.3...? Oh, right. Five. $18.35 mil.

Bud Selig made his obligatory comments about the A-Rod PED scandal on behalf of Major League Baseball yesterday:

“What Alex did was wrong and he will have to live with the damage he has done to his name and reputation,” the commissioner said Thursday, three days after the Yankees star admitted using banned substances from 2001-2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers. While Alex deserves credit for publicly confronting the issue, there is no valid excuse for using such substances, and those who use them have shamed the game.”

It’s clear that even the simple-minded fool knew what was going on by the mid to late 90’s. Yet, the commish did nothing about it. He should be held to some level of responsibility for what has happened under his watch. (more…)

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I’m sure everyone had seen the A-rod interview with Peter Gammons at this point.  I want to point out my two favorite parts of the interview.

PETER GAMMONS: What kind of substances were you taking?
ALEX RODRIGUEZ: Peter, that’s the thing. Again, it was such a loosey-goosey era. I’m guilty for a lot of things. I’m guilty for being negligent, naive, not asking all the right questions. And to be quite honest, I don’t know exactly what substance I was guilty of using.

Loosey-goosey? Really? This quote came directly after Alex stumbled over his words in the beginning of the interview. He recovered well but pulled ‘loosey-goosey’ out of nowhere. We have all heard the saying. I didn’t expect to find it on the Merriam-Webster website: (more…)

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roidriguez

You cannot buy a Rodriguez #3 jersey-shirt so I decided to improvise.

The order is in – 100% complete and for real. The shipping is 6 – 10 business days so hopefully by early next week I will be able to sport my new shirt.

I’ll keep everyone posted on the status of the order. Either way we win. Either I will be walking around Boston with a ‘Roidriguez’ Rangers jersey-shirt or I will have a hilarious email from Major League Baseball to be posted here.

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