We begin our day with a most bizarre development out of Korea:
Chan Ho Park in homeland controversy ..
San Diego Padres pitcher Park Chan-ho made headlines here Monday, not for his performance in the Major League, but for his reaction to a fan’s criticism.
Major portal sites in the country were flooded with short comments about the 32-year-old pitcher after they carried the story, titled ``Park Has War of Words With a Fan.’’
Things began on Sunday, when a Korean man who revealed his full name, left a message on the pitchers’ official homepage (www.chanho park61.com), in almost threatening tones, demanding better performances from Park. He called on Park to have a new mindset and to get out of the slump of the past few years, saying, ``Don’t even think of coming back to Korea, if you fail to recover the pride of Korean baseball this season.’’
Mavericks beat the Bucks handily …
For the second game in a row, they steamrolled an Eastern Conference opponent and turned the fourth quarter into a hood ornament as they clobbered Milwaukee, 114-95, Monday night at American Airlines Center.
Combined with Saturday's 33-point win over New Jersey, it's the first time this season the Mavericks have had back-to-back double-figure wins.
"The guys came out after a big win with a pretty good effort," coach Avery Johnson said. "They actually made me smile."
In case you are scoring along at home:
Diop: 28 minutes, 0 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks
Dampier:14 minutes, 3 points, 10 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 scolding to get him to act like he cares.
Kevin Sherrington on the Mavericks Center pedigree …
Stars end streak, get beat in Montreal …
NFL blushes; admits it butchered the Polamalu interception call …
The NFL said the referee made a mistake: Troy Polamalu caught the ball.
The league acknowledged Monday that referee Pete Morelli erred when he overturned on replay Polamalu's interception of a Peyton Manning pass Sunday in the playoff game between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.
Mike Pereira, the league's vice president of officiating, said in a statement that Morelli should have upheld the call, made with 5:26 left in Pittsburgh's win over the Colts.
UFC Ultimate Fight Night on Spike last night’s results listed …Honestly, aside from Stephan Bonner and Chris Leban, you did not miss too many huge performances…
Jeremy Roenick Dances …He is a quality hockey personality…
Meredith, my fellow employee and blogger offers a solid look at a special hockey history topic …
Anyone with a fitness dream can find inspiration in this …
Look what former member of the BaD Radio family has a new job!…Nicely done…
Below, the BaD Radio Ring of Honor, inside Bob and Dan Stadium:
The BaD Radio Ring of Honor …
And now, an email about Dampier:
Everything you guys said is completely right on. However, Damp would not have been available to us if he had heart.
Remember he was close to a sign & trade with Atlanta before we got him. There would have been significantly more interest in him at the time (from other teams) if he played as hard as some of the other guys, and, thus he would have never become a Maverick.
That being said, Damp frustrates the heck out of me.
At least we picked up Diop for nothing,
That guy brought up a fine point that reminded me of the old Andy Pettitte debate. Pettitte, in 1999, went 14-11 and had an ERA of 4.70 for the Yankees. He was being offered for Rusty Greer, Peter Gammons suggested, and our show was the only one that would have jumped all over that deal. Greggo was telling me how great Rusty was, and also how spare Pettitte looked in 1999. My response was, he wasn’t going to be available coming off a 22-5 season. He is only tradable for the Yankees because he is having a bad stretch. But, he will snap out of it. The Rangers passed, but the point is this: Great players are not available in trade (save the rare contract issue). Their teams hold onto them. If you can acquire a center, it is because he is either spare all of the time, or spare most of the time. Dampier qualifies, and Yao Ming does not.
That is why Erick is here.
How did New Green Bay Coach Mike McCarthy get his job? Many P1’s have a theory or two:
I disagree with all of them, of course.
Finally, a good strong P1 was up late one night and found this....
“... and now in news from around Ohio, this from Kentucky ...”
— Dan McDowell, talk show host
...on this website. http://www.gemair.com/~wjdaniel/oxymoron.htm.
Yep. That’s my guy.