Welcome to Tuesday morning. If you think you're having a bad day just remember, it could be worse, you could have got fired at 3:15 am, after WINNING a game, like Willie Randolph. Way to stay classy Met Organization. Maybe the Mets thought that by firing him -- via press release and AFTER he had addressed the media -- at 3 am on the east coast would have kept the story out of the New York tabloids for a day. Of course it must have slipped their mind that the pesky internet, TV and radion would still be able to report it. We should have something else on this subject a little later today.
In news involving the other New York team, Wang is out until at least September (don't try that at home) and the Yankees are basically screwed. If they give away all their young pitchers for CC Sabathia, I'll be less than pleased. At least we've got Hank Steinbrenner to chime in with some comic relief. According to Hank, having pitchers hit and run the bases was a rule from the 1800s - ah, good times.
In scary news, Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker was found on the street unconscious. Hopefully he makes it out of this OK, but if he does, this guy is going to have to reassess his life. First Darrent Williams died in his arms, now this.
In Syracuse related news, Allen Griffen has landed on his feet, returning to St. Francis as an assistant basketball coach. For the last 2 years he had been at Providence, but the staff got cleaned out when Tim Welch was fired. Mike Waters has a hodge podge of college basketball happenings, including another Donte Greene update, he worked out with the Sixers.
In SU football news, Donnie Webb has a new post up that I missed yesterday - there's not too much in there, except for the rude usher story. On a personal note, I've heard stories about rude ushers in the Dome for years, but the guy we have in section 319 has always been awesome. You go 319 usher guy. Over at the Scout message board, Texan Mark has his tailgate guide updated.
Meanwhile, the Mariners fired Bill Bavasi and it seems to be making people in Seattle happy.