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Lastings Milledge is bringing sexism back

L Millz might sound like a rapper, but does he
have one of these?

Lastings Milledge has been in and out of trouble and controversy since he was in high school, so his latest troubles shouldn’t be anything new to “L Millz.” But that’s doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to further piss off a Mets front office that is already getting sick of Milledge’s actions.

Milledge is the CEO of Soul-ja Boi records, but instead of letting his talent spit rhymes while he rakes in the dough, Milledge had to open his big mouth and let some typical rap lyrics come flying out. During the song entitled “Bend Ya Knees,” in which Milledge is featured alongside his boy Manny D, Lastings uses phrases like “rich (N word),” “wealthy (N word),” a “top-notch ho” and even mentions how he has “a different bitch for every night.” Oh, Tupac would be so proud; but unfortunately for Milledge, Tupac is dead (at least that’s what we’re told) and with the whole Don Imus thing fresh in everyone’s minds there are tons of people ready to pounce on potty mouthed rappers. Like city councilmen, for example.

He’s lost his mind,” said City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-Queens), who sponsored the Council’s resolution that condemned use of the N word. “I don’t understand how he could, in the spirit of Jackie Robinson, put out music that’s so vile, using . . . some of the worst words in music.

Or the bigwigs who sign his checks.

We disapprove of the content, language and message of this recording, which does not represent the views of the New York Mets,” a statement from the Mets front office said.

But, hey, this is honestly a step up for L Millz, believe it or not. It definitely beats the hell out of allegedly having sex with 12 and 13-year-old girls.


[]: Milledge offensive player on a CD
[]: Lastings’ latest bad rap

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What the hell is going on with athletes and hair?

Not to be outdone by some piddly team from Baltimore and their mustaches, the NY Mets have decided to all shave their heads in a show of solidarity. There’s no significance behind their decision to shave their heads other than “because they can.” Only Jose Reyes and Aaron Sele declined to get the shorn. Jose because he probably loves his hair and Aaron because he has some family photos he has to take on Thursday.

Second is this photo of Dwight Gooden with what appears to be some sort of back of the head soul patch/target. It’s one of the most ridiculous haircuts we’ve seen in basketball since that flaming hairstyle by Memphis’ Jeremy Hunt this year.

And finally, here’s a random video of Manny Ramirez stroking Julian Tavarez’s hair. Don’t ask. Don’t tell.

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Ex-Met is a cat killer

Who could get mad at a
face like this?

Some dudes have serious jealousy issues, but this is taking it juuuuust a bit too far. Even Jonathon Babineaux thinks this guy stepped out of line.

Apparently Joe Petcka, who used to pitch for the Mets minor league team, became jealous because he wasn’t the only object of his girlfriend’s attention. Now, any man would probably become a little upset if their girl wanted to hang to with some dude named Norman, but they would most likely understand when they found out that Norman was a kitty cat. Well, Petcka isn’t quite as understanding.

Petcka decided that he would simply eliminate his rival and so, while his girlfriend was at work, Petcka snuck into her apartment and he pounded that pussy mercilessly. And as a calling card, Petcka left the lifeless kitty under his ex’s nightstand. Norman’s autopsy showed that he had received three busted ribs, broken teeth, a broken leg, lacerated tongue and a punctured liver.

The charge against Petcka is aggravated cruelty to an animal, which could bring about a two year prison sentence.

Because the press is involved, the judge set up ridiculous bail,” Mr. Petcka’s attorney, Charles Hochbaum, said as he left the courthouse. “I’ve walked people out who killed people on less bail than this.

Petcka might have learned the behavior from being on the set of “The Sopranos.” Apparently Petcka thinks he’s an actor, but his Hollywood career is going about as good as his baseball career went. In other words, it’s basically non-existent. Maybe he could get his career off the ground if he could get his rage under control. In additional to recently killing a cat, Petcka was arrested on domestic assault charges a few years back after grabbing his girlfriend by the throat, throwing her out of his apartment and then slamming the door on her finger.

Hopefully, they will throw the book at this douche and send him up the river for the full two years which will give Petcka plenty of time to work on the nuances of how to portray a prison bitch.


[]: Actor in custody after the death of his girlfriend’s cat

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Fat guy tumbles down stairs at Shea, crushes lady

Anybody who has ever been to a baseball game knows that fans are required to be active and aware at all times. You never know when a foul ball or even a bat could come flying into the stands. And you might want to even keep an eye on those crafty vendors who will try to sell you last week’s unsold hot dogs. But, the last thing any dedicated fan could possibly be prepared for would be a 300-pound monster of a man to come tumbling down the bleachers and blindside you while you enjoyed an ice cold brewski. Well, now you’ve been warned because that is exactly what happened to Ellen Massey during the Mets home opener on Monday.

I only know he came flying,” Massey, 58, said Wednesday from her bed in Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. “I was literally not able to breathe for about half-a-minute or so. The first thing I was aware of was not being able to breathe, and then when I was able to breathe I was aware of the pain in my lower back.

Luckily, Massey is a lawyer, so she’ll probably sue his fat ass if she ever finds him. The human cannonball got up and left the scene quicker than Michael Waltrip after he wrapped his ride around a telephone pole.

Massey is scheduled to have surgery on her back as a result of the incident and admits that she would have never expected anything like this to happen at her beloved Shea Stadium.

I have to say that in going to a baseball park, the only fear that has ever entered my mind is that I’d get hit by a hard ball,” she said.

“I didn’t expect a 300-pound human missile to hit me in the back. That doesn’t come up on my list of fears.

We’re wondering if it could have been this guy as he was taking a day off from his training to enjoy America’s pastime.


[]: 300-pound man crushes fan at Shea

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The Full Count: Mets still holding a grudge

1. NLCS Revenge: Remember last year when the Mets had a much better team but lost to the Cardinals in the playoffs? Well, New York started off this season with some sweet revenge. They swept the Cardinals in three games while outscoring them 20-2, including a 10-0 embarrassment last night. Carlos Beltran hit his first two homeruns of the season and drove in four runs, and Jose Reyes also went yard for the visiting Mets. But most importantly, John Maine showed his potential in the rotation by allowing just one hit in seven shutout innings. For the Cardinals, Albert Pujols just went 1-10 in the series.

2. Comeback kids: The Braves have won two extra-inning contests in a row over the Phillies, and last night’s comeback was fueled by their young talent. The Phillies got seven shutout innings from Cole Hamels and led 2-0 going into the 9th, but Brian McCann launched a two-run homer off Phils closer Tom Gordon. Then in the 11th, obscure pinch hitter Scott Thorman hit a solo shot to give the Braves the lead. Atlanta at 2-0 is one of eight undefeated teams left in the majors, while Philly is among the eight winless.

3. The Next Ace: Rich Harden has never had trouble on the mound; the key for him is simply staying healthy. He showed his potential last night as the A’s avoided a sweep by the Mariners. Harden went seven innings with 7 strikeouts and no runs allowed. If Harden stays healthy and other A’s pitchers improve, they have a shot at winning the no-man’s land AL West.

Player of the Day: Curtis Granderson, Tigers: 2-5, 3B, HR, 5 RBI in the Tigers’ 10-9 win over the Blue Jays.

Stat of the Day: Six different starting pitchers went at least 7 innings and allowed one or less earned runs on Wednesday. Three others added 7-inning, 2-run performances in a night dominated by pitching.

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Paul LoDuca: Seducer of 19 year olds, dropper of F bombs

Paul LoDuca is fucking freaking loving it.

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August 25 in Sports History: Doc Gooden enters the record books

In 1985: Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets became the youngest pitcher ever to record 20 wins in a season with a 9-3 victory over the Padres. “Doctor K” was 20 years and nine months, one month older than Bob Feller, who previously held the record. Gooden won the pitching Triple Crown that year with a 24-4 record, 1.53 ERA and 268 strikeouts. He helped the Mets win the World Series in 1986, but substance abuse and off-the-field problems ruined what probably would have been a Hall of Fame career. He became a journeyman instead, drifting to the Yankees (where he threw a no-hitter in 1996), Indians, Astros and Devil Rays. He retired as a Yankee in 2000. (

In 1939: The first nationally televised Major League Baseball game took place in Cincinnati, with a doubleheader between the Dodgers and the Reds. The game was broadcast by Red Barber over W2XBS, and the teams split the doubleheader. In 1995, Windows 95 debuted, and in 1853, potato chips were invented by chef George Crum (seriously). (Magic City Morning Star)

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Happy at least 48th birthday, Julio Franco

It’s amazing that in a league where the average career spans about 7 years, Julio Franco has been at it for 24 years (with a couple of stints in Japan and Mexico). He made his debut with the Phillies on April 23rd 1982. You want to know how long ago that was? Family Ties and Cheers debuted that year.

So congratulations to Julio Franco for… living and playing baseball. (By the way, here’s a very interesting look at the average length of MLB careers.)

[Yahoo]: Being Julio Franco
[Hot Foot]: Can I Call You Dad?
[Wikipedia]: Julio Franco entry

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Hey, at least she didn’t say he was gay

It’s not easy being Paul Lo Duca right now. He’s going through a divorce and his wife claims he was unfaithful during their marriage. Of course, as a professional athlete, most people don’t even blink at the suggestion of infidelity. However, there is growing rumor that Lo Duca has a gambling problem.

The sources said Lo Duca also had gambling debts, accumulating a big enough tab that Mets management was aware of it. The morals clause within Major League Baseball doesn’t prohibit a player from gambling at casinos or race tracks, but the league becomes concerned when one of its players runs up unmanageable gambling debts.

That’s because unmanageable debts lead to some guy saying “hey, throw this game and we’ll wipe out 10% of it…” and then all hell breaks loose. Lo Duca insists that he only gambles on horses and that all his wagers were legal.

His estranged wife said, “I just want my privacy. I want what’s best for my daughter.” This is a little odd consider she and Paul are expected to go on WFAN today to discuss their divorce. Perhaps someone has changed the definition of privacy and didn’t notify us.

[NY Daily News]: Mets star: You bet it’s legal!

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Crazy ass religions and sports shouldn’t mix

By now we’ve all gotten used to the prayer circles after the game and thanking God after every play, good or bad. But when David Wright is doing a commercial for a faith healer in the middle of the season, that’s going a little too far.

Hi, I’m David Wright. I invite you to the ‘Salvation Miracles Revival Crusade’ with Dr. Jaerock Lee, at Madison Square Garden, July 27, 28 and 29.

It’s hard to imagine athletes, who work hard in rehab to recover from injuries (and they’re usually the fastest healers on the planet) would believe in something as ridiculous as faith healing. We can’t gather any more information about the event because all the websites devoted to it are in Spanish and Korean. What we do know is that all three nights of the event have been sold out. Either there are a lot of foolish believers out there or David Wright is a hell of a pitch man.

Oh and if you’re a nutjob who believes in this stuff, save your hate emails. We have a mail filter for crazy.