Steve Smith will be haunting Carolina strip bars for years to come – he agreed to a three-year contract extension that’ll keep him in teal through the 2012 season. I can’t find the details, but I know he’ll definitely be able to make it rain. And not like Pacman.
Brad Penny racked up 14 Ks in his dominating performance over the Marlins. In his first career win over his former team, he pitched 7 shutout innings with no walks and only 5 hits. So, is Penny still dating Alyssa Milano? I can’t keep up.
Carl Pavano is not pleased at the Yankees’ request that he get examined by even more doctors. Of course he’s not! He’s probably scared that the doctors might fix him and he’ll actually have to earn the millions they’re paying him! Lazy ho.
UPDATE after the jump!
Let me preface this by saying I love David Wells. I think he’s fabulous. Howevah, he really needs to shut it – he thinks that Roger Clemens’ special perks (such as not traveling with the team) show disrespect to the team. I kind of agree with him, but guess what? It’s nobody’s business but the Yankees and Clemens. So, Wellsy, sorry but SHUT UP!
In other blowhard news, David Ortiz thinks that we should cheer for Barry Bonds. No, seriously. Never mind that it’s as Ann as the nose on plain’s face that Bonds used steroids (aw, he thought it was flaxseed oil!). Ortiz goes on to say: “Have they proved he used steroids? But it was a cream or something. He wasn’t injecting anything, right?” Oh, Papi. Is that how you justify your steroid use? (JUST KIDDING – This is not an accusation of steroid use!)
UPDATE - So maybe my pseudo-accusation wasn’t too far off – Ortiz isn’t sure if he has taken steroids. Lemme answer that for you: if you don’t know, it usually means yes.
The couches were burning bright in Detroit last night: the Red Wings advance to the Western Conference Finals and the Pistons take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Chicago Bulls. And the Tigers are in second place, half a game behind the Cleveland Indians. Rock on, Detroit!
And in sad news, former world champion Diego “Chico” Corrales was killed last night in a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas. Condolences to his family and friends.