Recent Posts by rosey8810

April 06, 2005

Francona taken to the hospital: The Red Sox skipper was taken to New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan around 9:30 after experiencing tightness in his chest.

posted by rosey8810 to baseball at 12:03 PM - 4 comments

March 18, 2004

Get Those Grades Up:: A mistrial was declared this morning in the case of former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd, who was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shoving a gun in his son's mouth to punish him for poor grades.

posted by rosey8810 to football at 09:48 AM - 3 comments

March 09, 2004

The busiest day of the NHL Calendar...: or so they say. Another season and another trading deadline has arrived. Will there actually be any blockbuster deals in the final hours this year, or will it be just another tease of meaningless swaps? Things have already started today and Colorado is first out of the gates, acquiring Tommy Salo and Chris Gratton in separate deals. Everyone's in on the deadline tracking action, including, NHLPA.comand Happy Trading!

posted by rosey8810 to hockey at 10:36 AM - 22 comments

February 11, 2004

Ducks & Flyers Under One Roof?: With the potential blockbuster merger of cable giant Comcast and global giant the Walt Disney Co., one of the factors during today's discussions has been overlooked and could provide for some interesting debate down the line: A merger would put the Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Mighty Ducks on the same company payroll...

posted by rosey8810 to hockey at 01:45 PM - 9 comments

January 30, 2004

Wing Bowl upset in Philadelphia: - 99-pound South Korean woman Sonya Thomas shocked the 22,000+ fans early this morning at the Wachovia Center, eating 167 chicken wings for the Wing Bowl XII crown. Thomas is the first woman in 12 years to win the event, beating out some men who were over five times her size.

posted by rosey8810 to culture at 10:00 AM - 10 comments

November 03, 2003

Finally! An honest-to-goodness closer in Philadelphia.: The Phillies pull the trigger, acquire all-star closer Billy Wagner. News conference set for this afternoon. Sources are saying pitcher Brandon Duckworth and player(s) to be named later are headed to Houston.

posted by rosey8810 to baseball at 11:52 AM - 8 comments

October 10, 2003

Phils' Pitcher Padilla breaks collarbone in auto accident.: He was en route to his hometown of Chinandega, Nicaragua from the capital of Managua when his driver fell asleep at the wheel. The driver ultimately died. In addition to his collarbone, Padilla broke a finger on his right hand and bruised his shoulder.

posted by rosey8810 to baseball at 01:00 PM - 3 comments

September 30, 2002

MLB Firings Begin.: Pujols, Gone. Kimm, See Ya. Who's next on the MLB Managerial Chopping Block? Who should be next?

posted by rosey8810 to baseball at 11:26 AM - 17 comments

September 25, 2002

Crazy Wife files $12M suit against Finley.: Yes, our favorite Whitesnake performer is back in the news! Actress/Crazy Person Tawny Kitaen has filed a lawsuit against her husband saying he "broke a promise to finance her life, for the rest of her life."

Among my favorite notables in the suit are that "Kitaen ... managed his house and his life ... performed God's work by helping him select his hair color, a delightful dirty blond" and that "Her celebrity rubbed off on Finley, the lawsuit says, boosting his career--and earning power."

My question is, if God instructed her to manage his house and life, who told her to twist his ears and dig her heels into him while he was driving?

posted by rosey8810 to baseball at 04:13 PM - 1 comment

September 13, 2002

NFL says no to Manning's tribute to Unitas.: In its usual No Fun League fashion, the league rejected Indy Colts QB Peyton Manning's request to honor the passing of Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas. The QB ordered and planned to wear Unitas' trademark black tops on Sunday against Miami.

The NFL's statement said that "no team other than the Baltimore Ravens will be allowed to wear a patch or armband on their uniforms" on Sunday.

posted by rosey8810 to football at 09:51 PM - 4 comments

August 29, 2002

Green Bay Officially Cuts Brookins.: What an absolutely strange story...does one find Brookins at fault for going overboard? To his defense, what else could be going through a player's mind when you're asked to hand over your playbook on cut day with no explanations? Does the blame lie on Brookins, or should we find the Packers at fault for not being clear when they asked for his playbook?

posted by rosey8810 to football at 03:11 PM - 3 comments

August 19, 2002

Travis Lee: Philly Fans Low Class.: Philadelphia first baseman blasts sellout Vet Stadium croud for booing ex-Phillie Scott Rolen as he opened the convertible door for Hall of Famer Harry Kalas. The announcer was honored in a ceremony at the Vet before the Phils-Cards game for his induction into Cooperstown.

posted by rosey8810 to baseball at 09:19 AM - 7 comments

August 02, 2002

Say it Ain't So, Wayne.: Mario, M.J., now Gretzky?! Don't know if this is a great idea or not, but rumors of the Great One's return to the ice are starting to pop up, thanks to Roenick and others...

posted by rosey8810 to hockey at 04:20 PM - 7 comments

July 18, 2002

Grandpa Muscara, Horse Owner.: 78-year-old local man takes a shot at the big time with a $2.2 million purchase in May of a 3-year-old horse. After just two races in the past two months, Mach Three has already brought in over $1.2 million. Looks like a good investment...

posted by rosey8810 to other at 02:16 PM - 0 comments

April 10, 2002

Too Much On Reid's Plate?!: While we can blame pretty much every participant that led to the split between Jeremiah Trotter and the Philadelphia Eagles, but one could lay the bulk of the blame on Head Coach/GM/VP/etc. Andy Reid. Andy "The GM" refused to speak with Trotter (presumably because of money) -- but if a player can't come to his coach for advice or to voice his opinion ... it looks like the Eagles front office may have some bigger issues to deal with...

posted by rosey8810 to football at 03:56 PM - 0 comments

March 18, 2002

Brilliant or Ridiculous?!?: A family of six from the Northern Philadelphia suburbs are dropping everything -- work, school, even selling their home -- to go on a six month rock climbing journey across the country. If only my parents had thought of this ten years ago...

posted by rosey8810 to extreme at 10:26 AM - 3 comments

March 12, 2002

"Every Thang's Going To Be All White." : After failed attempts to persuade a local school to change its mascot, a group of American Indian Students in Colorado decided to offer a different perspective, naming its intramural hoops team "The Fighting Whities."

posted by rosey8810 to culture at 09:14 AM - 10 comments