First round KO: Philly's first "Flyin Hawaiian" knocks out Jose Canseco in the first round of a celebrity-charity boxing match. He treated him like the Giants goal-post in 1992, making Canseco look even more ridiculous then he already has made himself. Sikahema was asked if there were any surprises. "That it didn't finish in the first 30 seconds," he said.
As the Apple turns...: Willie Randolph is out as manager of the New York Mets, fired in the middle of the night 2 1/2 months into a disappointing season that has followed the team's colossal collapse last September. In the middle of the night? Seems pretty cold.
How 'bout dem ball-girls?!: The bottom line is having the best seat at Citizens Bank Park. It was enticing to Laura Litzenberger, another of the new ballgirls. "I spoke to some of the girls who were ballgirls last year and my biggest fear is touching a fair ball; they told us to concentrate on the game," said Litzenberger, a Kutztown University graduate with a degree in elementary education.
$5 Dollar Fine: for looking at his hair too long. Some funny baseball humor. "They're very strict in Double-A," said Chris Coste, Kendrick's teammate on the R-Phillies. "The problem is that it was written up and put in the kangaroo court box, but he was called up before the case could be read." The charge? "Spending 22 minutes and 39 seconds in front of the mirror doing his hair," Coste said, without a hint of a smile. "And his hair didn't change from Minute 1 to Minute 22. He really likes his hair."
The Saints come home to a heart warming party: and hang out with grateful, while a little tipsy, fans of the city's historically maligned, now proud franchise. If this doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you dont like football. It brought a couple to mine, and I am a Philadelphia phan.
Amputee Everest summitter recants story: C'mon dude, which is it? This guy sounds more and more like a foolish jerk. Although, if he continues to climb, there won't be much left of him anyway.
12 Year-old Kid Drops Two Aces: quick!! Someone call Nike!!
Rocky might be returning home: but at the foot of the steps? Better than nowhere I suppose. "Ordinary Philadelphians"?, what's up with that? Didn't know there was such a thing. Its about time Rocky returned to his spot overlooking one of the greatest cities in the world, I remember him up there when I was a kid. Rock on Rocky.
Bud says no celebration for Barry: when (or if?) he breaks Ruth's record. It's fine with me if he never steps foot on a diamond again.
The Flyers win a good one: being physical early, with some hard checks and minor scuffles. Even Forsberg was overly aggressive, getting 2 minutes for charging that only fired up the Philly faithful. Much Yuengling was drunk...
Ultimate Bowling tournament with an ultimate prize: the bowling alley itself. One only can wonder what these family issues are. Still, it would be pretty awesome to win it. I carry an average of around 160, I will buy the beer if one of you guys buys the gas.
Legally blind musher finishes Iditarod: with a little bit of luck and a little bit of help. Two words: awesome girl.
Cheerleaders grounded by new rules: I say let 'em fly. One scary incident shouldn't take away the thrill these girls feel for cheerleading.