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Cespedes, Gisele, and Kobe walk into a bar

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Cespedes: Yoenis is reportedly meeting with Miami tomorrow to discuss a possibility of signing with the team. However, according to team president David Samson, Cespedes is not needed. “We want him, but we don’t need him,” Samson said. “The difference is this: When you want a player, you aggressively go out and try to sign him. When you need him, that’s when negotiations get very one-sided.” That makes sense, considering all the wheelin’ and dealin’ the Marlins have done this offseason. Other than Miami, the Cubs are the only other NL team that is reportedly interested in him. So, if the Cubbies sign the 26-year-old outfielder, does that mean Soriano is going bye-bye?

Talking Back: In response to Gisele’s comments about her husband’s teammates, New York’s running back, Brandon Jacobs, had some wise words: “She just needs to continue to be cute and shut up.” The real question here is: is she really that cute?

Kobe: Kobe Bryant has surpassed Shaq for fifth place on the NBA All-Time scorers list, with 28,601 career points. Surprisingly, Shaq is OK with it: “I never wanted to be the best Laker,” Shaq said. “I wanted to be the most dominant. I was that.”Obviously, Kobe is the best Laker. He is one of the most talented players to play the game. He is the closest we’ll ever get to having another Michael Jordan. Here’s a clip describing Michael Jordan’s dominance in the NBA:

Baseball-Themed Song of the Week:

Springsteen. Baseball. 56 days until the Cubs home opener!

  • Buddy

    I appreciate the wishful thinking, but Soriano isn’t going anywhere. The Cubs are stuck with him, and we just have to live with it.

  • Buddy

    I appreciate the wishful thinking, but Soriano isn’t going anywhere. The Cubs are stuck with him, and we just have to live with it.

  • Doug S.

    “Bye bye Soriano”
    -I’ll take 3 words I’d love to hear for $1000 please Alex

    • Mark P.

       I’m sorry–the correct response is “What are ‘bye bye Soriano’?”

      • Anonymous

        What are you the grammer police? They don’t care for grammer on that show

      • Dusty Baylor

        Also it’s grammar, not grammer…ducking)

      • Anonymous

        lousy spell check

  • Doug S.

    “Bye bye Soriano”
    -I’ll take 3 words I’d love to hear for $1000 please Alex

    • Mark P.

       I’m sorry–the correct response is “What are ‘bye bye Soriano’?”

      • AC0000000

        What are you the grammer police? They don’t care for grammer on that show

      • Dusty Baylor

        Also it’s grammar, not grammer…ducking)

  • Eddie Von White

    Gisele’s comments resemble those of a little kid. She did not help Tom’s P.R. leading up to the S.B. and after.  And no, she is not really that cute.

    Theo is hoping Soriano comes out and has a career year, thus making Theo look genius-esque – again.

    Kobe does not have the magnetic pull that MJ had, nor does he have the marketing ability Michael had and has. Plus, other than that gambling nuisance, Michael managed to stay away from controversary his whole career. The Lakers have a history of being over-exposed and over-rated. Yes they are good, but if I was taken hostage by angry terrorists and they gave me a choice of torture of either the NBA or the golf channel, I’d choose the latter.

  • Eddie Von White

    Gisele’s comments resemble those of a little kid. She did not help Tom’s P.R. leading up to the S.B. and after.  And no, she is not really that cute.

    Theo is hoping Soriano comes out and has a career year, thus making Theo look genius-esque – again.

    Kobe does not have the magnetic pull that MJ had, nor does he have the marketing ability Michael had and has. Plus, other than that gambling nuisance, Michael managed to stay away from controversary his whole career. The Lakers have a history of being over-exposed and over-rated. Yes they are good, but if I was taken hostage by angry terrorists and they gave me a choice of torture of either the NBA or the golf channel, I’d choose the latter.

  • Doc Raker

    We all know everyone gets in their car after a game and says some things about teammates, in private, that they would never say to their teammates. Giselle isn’t smart enough to understand that concept as of yet. This is why everyone should play team sports in their lifetime, these team concepts are life lessons that make life a lot easier.

  • Chuck

    RE Soriano: He is not going anywhere unless the Cubs pay all of his contract.  Period.  Deal with it.
    RE Gisele: While I only watched about 5 snaps of the game, so I can’t comment on what happened during the game.  However, I have no problem with her standing up for her man and defending him.  That is what your spouse is supposed to do.  If you don’t have your mate’s back, you should not be married.
    RE Kobe: Kobe is the best player in the NBA since Jordan.  Period.  Anybody who doubts that is letting bias cloud thier eyes to the truth of the matter.  It is not his fault that the rest of the team is crap.  Who is the Lakers 4th best player?  Metta World Artest?  Fisher?  Josh McRoberts?  Really?  You need 6 good players to win a title.  None of theose guys could even crack the rotation in Chicago.

  • Anonymous

    Soriano: Sit him if we have to. He makes 18M if he hits 0 HR, he makes 18M if he hits 100 HR.
    Gisele: Shut up. And no she is not really that cute. I would much rather have Adriana Lima
    Kobe: He is the closest thing we will ever see to Jordan, and Rose is the closest thing we will ever see to Kobe.
    Great clip: That’s the only argument I need! I had a sports Econ test, teacher called LeBron the best player in the NBA, I wrote on it Kobe’s better, he’s like not. So when I did test corrections, I wrote “Kobe has 5 rings, LeBron has ZERO!”

  • AC0000000

    Soriano: Sit him if we have to. He makes 18M if he hits 0 HR, he makes 18M if he hits 100 HR.
    Gisele: Shut up. And no she is not really that cute. I would much rather have Adriana Lima
    Kobe: He is the closest thing we will ever see to Jordan, and Rose is the closest thing we will ever see to Kobe.
    Great clip: That’s the only argument I need! I had a sports Econ test, teacher called LeBron the best player in the NBA, I wrote on it Kobe’s better, he’s like not. So when I did test corrections, I wrote “Kobe has 5 rings, LeBron has ZERO!”

  • Anonymous

    Oh and I got my free Papa Johns yesterday, even though it says only 1-topping, you can get multiple toppings free

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  • Eddie Von White

    Sounds like false-advertising. Where’s Clint Eastwood when you need him?

  • Eddie Von White

    Sounds like false-advertising. Where’s Clint Eastwood when you need him?

  • Doc Raker

    Chuck- Gisele was obviously frustrated and stressed from the game. The Giant fans who were heckling her got their wish, an angry response in which she throws her husbands teammates under the bus. Best to just smile and say good game and congratulations, as hard as it may be but surprisingly therapeutic, than be the catalyst of team discord. 

  • Doc Raker

    Chuck- Gisele was obviously frustrated and stressed from the game. The Giant fans who were heckling her got their wish, an angry response in which she throws her husbands teammates under the bus. Best to just smile and say good game and congratulations, as hard as it may be but surprisingly therapeutic, than be the catalyst of team discord. 

  • Katie

    I think smiling and saying “good game” and “congrats” to the opposing team is punishable by law under Bill Belichick.

    • Doc Raker

      You always have to respect your opponents, poor sportsmanship doesn’t make you better. Isn’t Belichick the guy who cheated by spying on his opponents? 

      • Katie

        Yeah, Doc. Not a fan of him. He’s a sore loser and a sore winner. And he wears that stupid cutoff sweatshirt thing.

      • Doc Raker

        That’s why we are bench coaches together, no Belichecking on our bench.

      • Anonymous

        He’s a real grump. The man needs to chill out. Retire and go run out the clock in Florida.

      • Anonymous

        Type Shady Brady and Bill Belicheat into YouTube

  • Katie

    I think smiling and saying “good game” and “congrats” to the opposing team is punishable by law under Bill Belichick.

    • Doc Raker

      You always have to respect your opponents, poor sportsmanship doesn’t make you better. Isn’t Belichick the guy who cheated by spying on his opponents? 

      • Katie

        Yeah, Doc. Not a fan of him. He’s a sore loser and a sore winner. And he wears that stupid cutoff sweatshirt thing.

      • Doc Raker

        That’s why we are bench coaches together, no Belichecking on our bench.

      • AC0000000

        He’s a real grump. The man needs to chill out. Retire and go run out the clock in Florida.

      • AC0000000

        Type Shady Brady and Bill Belicheat into YouTube

  • Gymjok

    When I thought that we might get Cespedes and considered where he would play, my thought was that maybe Theo has a Byrd trade lined up  contingent on getting Cespedes.

  • Gymjok

    When I thought that we might get Cespedes and considered where he would play, my thought was that maybe Theo has a Byrd trade lined up  contingent on getting Cespedes.

  • Mark Strickler

     Samson told Jayson Stark that the Marlins would be making Cespedes an offer today; hopefully the Cuban future All Star doesn’t take a lowball offer to play with the “home team.”  As for Giselle, she had a right to say what she though, although I’m not sure her husband is happy that she spoke her mind.

  • Mark Strickler

     Samson told Jayson Stark that the Marlins would be making Cespedes an offer today; hopefully the Cuban future All Star doesn’t take a lowball offer to play with the “home team.”  As for Giselle, she had a right to say what she though, although I’m not sure her husband is happy that she spoke her mind.

  • Allan Bendert

    Word is the Tigers are very close to signing Yoenis and then they will move Delmon Young

  • Allan Bendert

    Word is the Tigers are very close to signing Yoenis and then they will move Delmon Young

  • Buddy

     Just curious Allan. Who is reporting that rumor?

  • Buddy

     Just curious Allan. Who is reporting that rumor?

  • Buddy

    Maybe it’s the Kelsey Grammer police?

  • Anonymous

    The ont good thing Tom Brady has ever done is beat Ohio State 2x, gettIng John Cooper fired and paving the way for Jim Tressel

  • AC0000000

    The ont good thing Tom Brady has ever done is beat Ohio State 2x, gettIng John Cooper fired and paving the way for Jim Tressel