- I know this one isn't sports related per se (unless you think bullying is a sport) but it was too much to pass up. Pamela Manson of the Salt Lake Tribute reports that yesterday the Utah Supreme Court threw out the manslaughter conviction of Erik Curtis Low on the basis that the jury was instructed that it could convict Low of manslaughter instead of Murder if it so desired. Not such startling news, as bumbling prosecutions aren't all that odd, but I haven't told you what Low did yet. Apparently (and you can read in the article), Low was at his aparment with three other men and they were drinking, ingesting cocaine and horsing around when one man, Jon Michael Hirschey grabbed low and gave him an atomic wedgie (I shit you not, the wedgie was apparently so strong, it lifted low off his feet). Within a few seconds, Low, drew a gun and shot Hirschey twice, once in the shoulder and once in the head, killing him. He was charged with murder and taken to trial. From there, you can see the results and today Low walks free, however I would surmise he'll receive a much smaller charge and probably conviction...
- Paul Snider of the Tribute introduces us to the next Rick Ankiel
- Jill Painter of the LA Daily News tells us Baron Davis is probably a Clipper (Talk about the poor man's Kobe)
- Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News recruits NBA referees who are in the Army now as the NBA hires a former Army General to head its Referee operations, formerly seperating them from basketball operations.
- Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald proves the Patriots are Hypocrits (and douches!)
- Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald tells us if Ronnie Brown and his (supposed) mentors have their way Ricky Williams will be the Fins opening day starter
- Jack Curry of the New York Times reports that Mark Ecko will donate the 765th home run ball by Barry Bonds to the Hall...and yeah, it'll have an asterisk.
- And as given to us by Deadspin.com, Harold Reynolds apparently is making is graceful return to cable network baseball analysis...hopefully TBS has enough interns for Reynolds' to grab.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Daily "Linkin' Logs" (7/2/08)
Another additional of the Daily Linkin' Logs. Its a fine morning for my Philadelphia Phillies, who sent their "ace" wife beater down to the minors to rework. Makes me wonder how he took it. Did he "Chacon" Pat Gillick the GM, "Ramirez" the traveling secretary as he planned the trip, or did he take it in silence and just "Myers" his wife when he got home.
I shouldn't discredit Myers too much, since the incident in Boston in 2006, he's be more than willing to do therapy with his wife, has learned to control his anger and also took the move to the minors as a chance to rework rather than the demotion some might think it is.
As a result, the Phils posted a rare W (as of late) over the Bravos last night and called up R.J. Swindle, the electric middle relieve who's posted a 1.93 ERA in just over 20 innings pitched in AAA ball. Still makes me wonder where the next starter (to replace Myers) will come from.
Well enough about the Phils, on to the links!