I finally took the time to read the story about MLB ump Joe West telling a Jersey periodical he thought the pace of play between the Yankees & Red Sox was so slow it's embarrassing. Really? This is how you make your living and you have this kind of complaint? Perhaps Mr. West should check out and find another way to put food on the table. Certainly baseball should and has taken some steps to quicken play, but I'd like to think the guys in blue were so radar locked into getting calls right and paying attention to the action they left their stopwatch in the dugout. As a rule, the better offenses will generate longer games because the hitters are more selective and unwilling to swing at bad pitches and foul more balls off. You'd think a professional umpire would understand that. What a knucklehead.
Word came down that the district attorney in the Georgia county where Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger is accused of sexual assault will announce a decision whether to prosecute on Monday. Make no mistake, this is really serious business. This Pittsburg franchise is one of the greatest on the landscape of American Sports. The Rooney family is highly respected for how they operate. This is not gonna cut it. I wouldn't doubt Big Ben's career as a Steeler ends with a conviction. On Wednesday we heard Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne take Tiger to task for his moral indescretions because Woods has become synonymous with the Masters and this is not the image they want to portray. Well magnify that times a billion because Tiger didn't break the law or step into the kind of despicable behavior Roethlisberger is accused of. Stay tuned because this will be a major impact decision. Very curious as to your thoughts on this. Enjoy the weekend.