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Ufez Jones
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Name: S.
Location: StL
ZIP: 63139
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: November 23, 2020

Ufez Jones has posted 357 links and 2,632 comments to SportsFilter and 27 links and 725 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

In StL, but a fan of most Dallas teams. Jerry Jones as a general manager is the best reality show around.

Recent Links

Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Manager: Tony La Russa has been hired at age 76 to manage the Chicago White Sox, his first time as skipper since leaving the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011, ESPN's Jeff Passon tweeted Thursday afternoon. This makes him the third oldest manager ever behind Jack McKeon at age 80 in 2011 and Connie Mack at age 87 in 1950. Only three others managed teams in their 70s.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 02:14 PM on October 29, 2020 - 18 comments

The Miami Marlins cancel their home opener after 12 players, 2 coaches test positive for COVID-19.: The Marlins have not left Philadelphia, where they played a series over the weekend. It's unclear right now if the game will be considered a forfeit or will attempt to be made-up during the shortened 60-game season. As of now, tonight's Phillies/Yankees game is still scheduled to be played.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 10:07 AM on July 27, 2020 - 9 comments

Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs' death ruled accidental overdose. : The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office stated that Skaggs died of terminal aspiration as a result of use of Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and alcohol. Skaggs' family stated that they "were shocked to learn that it may involve an employee of the Los Angeles Angels".

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 05:42 PM on August 30, 2019 - 1 comment

How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games: ESPN's Scott Eden takes a deep dive into the Donaghy saga. Well worth the long read.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 07:10 PM on February 20, 2019 - 10 comments

MLB and MLBPA announce a deal with the Cuban Baseball Federation that allows Cuban baseball players a safe and legal way to sign with a MLB club.: The objective of the agreement, which is the product of years of negotiations with the FCB, is to end the dangerous trafficking of Cuban players who desire to play professional baseball in the United States, a practice that has been documented in legal proceedings and media reports, and which has caused significant hardship to Cuban players and their families.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 09:13 PM on December 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The NFC East in a nutshell: https://twitter.com/recordsANDradio/status/1325501806567419904

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:24 PM on November 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Oh yeah. Ian gets questioned about it in pretty much every interview still to this day.

And as much as I love The Big Boys (and particularly "The Fat Elvis") White N****rs is very cringey, even if people try to spin it as a queer-pride anthem. Biscuit Turner has been dead for a while now though, so he doesn't have to defend it any longer.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:49 AM on November 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Yeah, there's some language in that song that hasn't aged well (even though X themselves were very much against it and that was basically the point). There's a lot of early punk stuff along those lines. Definitely not something you could try to release today.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:04 PM on November 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

NoMich: X is one of my favorite bands of all time. I got to see them open for the Violent Femmes last Summer and it was a fantastic concert (hey, remember when concerts existed?). Those first three albums they put out were a hell of a run (and John Doe's solo stuff is outstanding as well).

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:27 PM on November 03, 2020

Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Manager

From Andrew Simon on Twitter: "Aug. 1979 - White Sox hire Tony La Russa, the youngest MLB manager at the time (34).

Oct. 2020 - White Sox hire Tony La Russa, the oldest MLB manager at the time (76).

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:01 PM on October 29, 2020

Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Manager

So the White Sox have announced their new manager. It's *opens envelope, stares around room, eyes bulging out*, uh....

Tony La Russa????

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:11 PM on October 29, 2020

Dodgers Player Learns Covid-19 Test Was Positive During World Series Clincher

@NoMich - That's a kind of random but sorta common thing with people speaking in stadiums. See here for one: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/this-may-explain-why-rob-manfred-was-slurring-speech-after-game/ar-BB1asFc0?li=BB15ms5q

There are several examples over the years. I can link a podcast segment tomorrow (when it's posted online) that highlights a few of them.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:46 PM on October 28, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

My picks:

Stars in 5
Top goals: Benn
Top goalie (save %): Anton Khudobin
Team winning game 1: Stars
Team giving up 0 goals: Lightning
Top assists: Seguin
Conn Smythe: Khudobin
Tiebreaker: 22

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:23 PM on October 06, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Between Lou Brock and Bob Gibson it's been a tough few weeks for old-school Cards fans.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:57 PM on October 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Congrats to the Lightning who have been knocking on the door for so long. I'm glad they honored Stamkos but it had to have been a little bittersweet for him given how little he got to play in the Finals. I'm sad to see Dobby's Cinderella story end, and I have no idea what the future will hold for him, but it was a hell of a fun run.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:16 AM on September 29, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That game last night was infuriating, but I won't get into that.

Apparently the last time a team came back from being down 1-3 and won the cup was the 1942 Maple Leafs (and they actually came back from 0-3).

Maybe we'll get another classic Tampa choke job, but I'm definitely pessimistic about it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:10 PM on September 26, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I mean, to be fair, if I were drafted by the Knicks I'd probably do all I could to avoid playing for them too.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:00 AM on September 26, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

(I tried in both Firefox and effing Edge, but couldn't get the form to work. Anyhow, I did get it posted before the puck dropped :) )

Let's go Stars.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:38 PM on September 19, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals

I dunno if it's an issue with my laptop or not, but my picks are:

Stars in 5
Top goals: Benn
Top goalie (%) Khudobhin
Team winning game 1: Stars
Team giving up 0 goals: Lightning (I can see it happening)
Top assists: Seguin
Conn Smythe: Khudobin
Tiebreaker 22

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:36 PM on September 19, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks

My picks:

Celtics in 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:50 PM on September 15, 2020