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July 01, 2013

Will Marlins keep Stanton? Poll. Vote!; plus Fernandezmania, Greg Oden, Ray Hudson, Serena, Cats draft, Trayvon poll verdict & more

1) It is WEDNESDAY, JULY 3. Welcome old friend Dan Sileo back on the air at 640 AM, the Home For Wayward Sons. 2) Back in his Lakers days in 1989, Pat Riley secured legal rights to the phrase "Three-Peat," so it may not be used without his permission. Damn! I think I owe Pat money. 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Trayvon Martin trial, Heat up for ESPY awards, NBA Draft, Marlins not stinking.

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PFT's Dolphins Mount Rushmore gets 3 outta 4 right: Pro Football Talk, of NBC Sports, selected Don Shula, Dan Marino, Jason Taylor and Larry Csonka to its Dolphins' Mount Rushmore. Our blog's own Dolphins/Rushmore poll, months earlier (your welcome), had Shula-Marino-Csonka 1-2-3 but the fourth was founding owner Joe Robbie. Then it was Bob Griese, then Taylor. Ours was better.

1aa1fernandezmaniaFernandezmania!: Marlins 20-year-old starter Jose Fernandez was dominant Monday night and leads the next wave of young Marlins who would make the future hopeful and bright if fans could trust they'll be kept long-term. I explore in Keep The Keepers, my latest column off last night's game.  

THE FUTURE OF GIANCARLO STANTON: The resurgent Marlins -- they are on a 17-11 run even with last night's loss in Atlanta -- seem very unlikely to deal 1aa1gstantonslugger Giancarlo Stanton before the July 31 trade deadline, but most experts continue to think it likely he'll be traded sometime before his contract expires at end of 2016 season. The reason isn't just the club's natural tendency to think low-payroll; the reason in this case is also a belief that Stanton would prefer to play on the West Coast. This poll seeks to gauge what fans think will happen. Now what they want to happen but what they honestly think will. Vote for the likeliest of the two possibilities and say why you think as you do.

HEAT'S FASCINATION WITH GREG ODEN: It sometimes seems like free agent Greg Oden has had more knee 1aa1godensurgeries than NBA games, but I get the ongoing interest in a man who last played on Christmas Day 2009. Oden is a 7-footer and still only 25. If healthy -- one of the biggest ifs in sports -- he'd be a low-cost, high-upside dice roll. The Spurs and Cavaliers are thought to be fronturnners for him, but Miami, the Celtics and Grizzlies also are hunting him. Heat offers him LeBron James and the best title shot. What the rest of y'all got? [Pictured: Oden, who looked 35 years old at 18 and now looks 48].

CALLING RAY HUDSON!: The NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the local pro team we don't talk about, fired longtime coach Daryl Shore and seek a replacement. Natural choice: Ray Hudson, the original 1aa1hudsonrStriker from way back in the day, later coach of the former MLS Miami Fusion and DC United, and currently a soccer analyst for the network beIN Sports. Hudson, pictured, has coaching experience but, as important, is an ambassador and salesman. If anyone could build excitement to better fill Lockhart Stadium and make this team relevant in a way it isn't, it's Hudson. I have my doubts he'd accept the job, but if it isn't offered they're nuts. [Update: Spoke today to Strikers president Tom Mulroy, who said, "I don't disagree! Ray was someone I thought about when I first took over the Strikers. However to the best of my knowledge he's in a great place with his current job."

SERENA BOUNCED FROM WIMBLEDON: No. 1-ranked five-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams loses to somebody named Sabine Lisicki. Craziest fortnight I can recall. Now if we can get Novak Djokovic outta there it'll be complete mayhem.

NHL DRAFT: CATS SELECT EXPERIENCED VETERAN, 17: Only in the hockey draft might someone who 1aa1alekcan't legally sip a lager and who may not even shave yet be called a veteran, but that's the pitch on Aleksander (Sasha) Barkov, whom the Florida Panthers made the No. 2 overall pick Sunday. He is pictured 1aa1alek2right, at at left standing next to some other guy in front of a comically small car. Barkov is the coveted "big center" and at 17 -- I have socks older -- has already played two pro seasons in Finland and is said to be NHL-ready. That's good because Cats must sate their starving fans soon, not later. I also like that Florida eschewed defense for a more offense-minded pick. This kid alongside rookie-of-the-year left wing Jonathan Huberdeau is itself an exciting vision.

SOUTH KOREANS CONTINUE RUINATION OF AMERICAN WOMEN'S GOLF: Back in the day you didn't 1aa1inbeepfollow the LPGA just because it was boring. Now you don't follow the LPGA because you're sick of the South Korean takeover. Of course, by "you," I mean "me." South Korean Inbee Park won the U.S. Women's Open Sunday, her third straight major. In second and third place: I.K. Kim and So Yeon Ryu. I don't mind a healthy influx of foreign-born talent in any U.S. sport, but the LPGA is under seige. OK, I admit to being a jingoist; sue me. As for Inbee Park (pictured), I see more victories in her future, along with a possible NutriSysytem endorsement. WHOA! OUCH! Is that mean?

Poll results: Your call a Trayvon Martin a hung jury: I asked if, based on what you know of the case, you would find George Zimmerman guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin, and "no" led with 47.9 percent, while 40.3% voted "yes" and 11.8% were undecided/not sure. It was very even at first, then sentiment for acquittal gradually gained traction.

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Your poll question was misleading - guarantee you would have seen a higher proportion if you had asked if Zimmerman was not guilty of 'second degree murder' instead of not guilty 'in the killing of Trayvon Martin'.

Greg Cote who stated that he has no interest in The Stanley Cup Playoffs is seeing an "exciting vision" upcoming for the Florida Panthers.

Stanton will be traded, does it really matter if it happens before or after he gets his next contract?

Cote knows when the Canadian stick skate season is and just named not one but two skaters from the local outfit.

That knowledge alone puts him in the 99th percentile among Florida sports fans, cut him some slack.

ɪғ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀ ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ sᴛᴜғғᴇᴅ ᴅᴏʟʟ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ɪᴍᴀɢᴇ ᴏғ ɢʀᴇɢ ᴄᴏᴛᴇ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʏᴏᴜ:


O Give it to your Doberman Pinscher and let him play with it

O Use it as a groin pillow

O Make a pin cushion out of it


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ᴠɪᴇᴡ ʀᴇsᴜʟᴛs

The NHL is largely made up of Canadian players but there are many US, European, and Asian born players now competing in the league which continues to make it great.

Cote grew up in NE BTW he knows what hockey means to most normal sports fans.

It's seventh most popular among 'normal' sports fans after the NFL, MLB, NBA, college football, college basketball, and NASCAR.

Pretty much sums up the average sports fan mentality in the US a bunch of yahoos.

* except the ones who like Canadian stick skate. They're 'normal'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Y3L0s1m2o

Pig SueeyyyyyyyyyyyyyYEHAAAAAAAAAAh AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Typical elitist Bostonian, hates everything about the rest of this country.

giancarlo would surely prefer to play for a professional team on any coast whatsoever rather than have anything at all to to with the loria gang.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2au2uxhQz1rst5fjo1_500.jpg

Typical elitist Bostonians are all liberal Democrats so wrong again you're really making a habit of this lately.

No, I mean because you hate black people and the entire south.

That is one big accusation there wrong again on both counts you're heading into dashi territory now.

So many sports, including two of the most, if not THE most popular sports in the world are basically a variation of the same thing; Team A tries to score at team B's end while preventing team B from scoring at their side.

The list is endless. Football, soccer, basketball, hockey, polo, water polo, rugby, lacrosse,...Quidditch:) The concept has to go back to the Aztecs, and their Ullamaliztli.

Baseball and perhaps cricket, stand alone (I think) as the only team sports not designed around that goal-at-opposition's-end formula. Everything else seems to be relegated towards the pursuit of individualistic distinction.

Not very imaginative of our species, when one views it from all the time civilization has had time to develop something new. A different team formula.

Haha, don't really have to read through the lines, yesterday you said the US' crime rate is because of black people.

Today the country is full of pig sooey yahoos because they don't like Canadian skate stick.

You said the US crime rate is proportionate to gun ownership.

I said it's not because black people commit more crimes.

Are you really disputing that again simple Criminal Justice statistics do the research blacks are incarcerated at a rate of 3 to 1 versus whites and they commit more violent crimes.

Nothing more than statistics no racial slant at all but I knew that you would see it that way and you're a di*k for calling me racist.

OC - a variation on the theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15m_i6QPAXE

I lived in the South before you did and before you learned to start blabbing your sterotypical bs too FU.

You are a racist, but that's nothing unique on this blog. What is unique to your elitist Bostonianity is your hatred of the south.


'The US' murder rate is almost entirely attributable to the number of guns our population has.

Wrong African Americans are incarcerated at a rate of almost 3 to 1 to whites.

I am sure the rate has increased for Latinos/ other races over the last decade or two but blacks commit more crimes and it isn't debatable simple criminal justice statistics bear that out for the last 40 years maybe more.

Posted by: Big Baby | June 29, 2013 at 07:14 PM

Black people commit more violent crimes than most other races sorry to burst your bubble.

(the real) david in los angeles,

Got to send some credit out to Nile Rodgers. I was enjoying a very popular, current song "Get Lucky," by Daft Punk, when it occurred to me that the basic riff was very similar, almost taken from stuff Nile Rodgers wrote and played for Sister Sledge (We Are Family), and when with Chic.

I knew Daft Punk were these two frenchies doing techno and it didn't occur to me that ole Nile was contributing to that song. A song, btw, that skyrocketed up the european charts.

Dude looks like time has not affected his looks one bit. 30 years later and he still looks the same.

Cool, catchy song. Dig it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5EofwRzit0

Black people are the reason for the high murder rate in the US.

US sports fans are pig sooey yahoos for not liking Canadian stick skate.

Like I said, typical Bostonian.

"Black people are the reason for the high murder rate in the US."

Statistically speaking yes a huge part of the reason.

US sports fans are pig sooey yahoos for not liking Canadian stick skate.

Now you're getting it.

I guess the liberal professor that taught me US crime stats was also a racist you're such a di*k.

Sure didn't bother teaching you about covariates, did he?

Hey Kaz, I thought I was the only one around here that was a racist and hated black people according to you(well woody too)..Now Baby too?..hhhmmm

BB, why don't you just call him an asswipe, it works for me.

OC, sorry Bra...that song you posted is total "mierda" I'm sure Woody will agree with me .

by the way Kaz and BB, I hope this helps with your argument..

http://colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.pdf

No variables needed this outcome is crystal clear.

Thanks FZB, rest my case.


"The New Century Foundation is an organization founded in 1994 known primarily for publishing American Renaissance. From 1994 to 1999 its activities received considerable funding by the Pioneer Fund,[1][2][3] and has been described as a white supremacist group,[4] which its founder, Jared Taylor, denies, calling it white separatist."

Your case was weak anyway.

To argue that the US murder rate isn't mostly affected by African Americans is just plain dumb.

Here's the thing - yes, the crime rate is higher in the black community.

Reasonable people will see that lack of education and poverty correlate highly with crime and are both major problems within that community for many reasons including a lack of accountability within that community for raising children properly.

Bostonians might say the US' murder rate is high because of black people and that the rest of the country are pig suey yahoos who are too unsophisticated to appreciate Canadian stick skate.

The argument wasn't a Sociological study it was about US muder rates and how they correlate to African Americans and on that one you lose.

Haha, yes well your case is being argued for you by white supremacists.

So. Yea.

Simple FBI crime stats win my case it was easy.

It takes an incredibly low, FZB/Dashiesque level of intelligence to single out race over income or education as the driving factor in those crime statistics.

You're a smart guy, just spent a little bit too long in Boston I guess.

FZ, no need to apologize, and yes, 100% sure that Woody would go along with you. That's because the two of you have barely enough musical depth to go beyond this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN0glN_dhTc

Try to stick with it. I know it's hard for the two of you.

Never said it was the driving factor that was your false interpretation I was only citing statistics and they are quite alarming when you really look at them at face value.

Go have a Sociological debate with someone else who cares.

Go slurp beans and hate blacks and the south.

Truth hurts.

Clearly.

I think Kaz just insulted me again, hehe

this is what I posted yesterday:

BB, so african americans are incarcerated at a rate of 3 to 1 compared to white people?..hhhmm, it all goes back to up bringing and education, way too many times they rather take the easy way out and don't wanna pay the price of going to school or work, shame, far too many young people are turning to that life...latinos, blacks and yes white kids too..

I didn't say anything about level of income but I do think it has everything to do with the proper upbringing and education, the responsibilty has to fall on the parents and more often than not they are failing these kids..its that simple.

Kazaam is a typical liberal thinker the kind that's ruining this country.

I cite FBI statistics and he tries to give lessons on race in America get real we are all big boys here.

FZB - and today you posted white supremacy literature to support Big Baby.

Don't worry, I don't blame you, I think of you as Lenny with a keyboard. Nicest guy on this blog, bar none.

What you'll notice though, is while Big Baby has said multiple times that the US crime rate is high because of black people, he's made no mention of poverty or education.

So while he can retroactively say that he 'meant' whatever he would now rather mean, his Bostonian mentality is pretty evident.

WHOO PIG SUUEEEYY!

It is high because of black people.

What about that don't you understand?

Lenny Bruce or Kravitz?

Lenny Small.

Lenny's the other one - which I only know because that Lenny went on to be a complete badass in the Christopher Guest movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDR9Xh0GPeQ

FZ, did you ever create space in your closet for polyester pants, thin rayon shirts and platform shoes, or did you pretty much stay away from the dance scene?

Kazaam- As far as Boston goes, the city is a bastion of liberalism. look at the colleges, politicians, from the area. There is a reason they call cambridge, the peoples republic of cambridge. It is the snotty liberals who look at anybody in the south as a bunch of bible thumping yahoos. I dont think BB is your typical liberal. No matter how you cut it, there are more blacks in prisions then whites. Is it education, up bringing, lazy, who knows. Naples has a small black population, good size spanish population, whenever I pass the local jail crew working on the streets here, its hard to find a white face. If blacks had the work ethic of the spanish, prisons would be less crowded.

Yea, but leave the college campus and the political realm and you've got a population who are well known for being racist towards black people and elitist about the northeast coast.

My only point is that Big Baby is a stereotypical Bostonian, the racist nonsense is nothing unique among the regulars of this blog but the hatred of the pig sueey yahoo rest of the country is 100% Boston.

It's not a racist city either we have a black governor for gosh sakes that myth was perpetuated by a small number of people regarding an unfortunate school integration issue that happened in 1974.

Exactly, a stereotype. Which you fit to a tee.

WHOOO PIG SUUUEEEY!

I don't live in Boston not close really either but thanks for the stereotype that proves you're more ignorant not me.

I wish I could go keyboard commando like you shouting people down and calling them racist.

I think we need to place BB, Kaz, Dashi and Woodcock all inside a locked Smart car and driving north to south through Arizona with a broken AC just to see what happens.

Kaz, I'll let you in on a little secret, I just google it and that's what came up, I've never seen that report or know anything about the "white supremacist" group behind it but they do sound like reasonable truth-full people to me..hehe, just kidding, I don't think they like cubans either but I have seen statistics to back what BB said.

Lenny with a keyboard?..hhhmmm, ok from now on you guys can call me Lenny Papi.

my daughter works as a teacher in an inner city school and she tells me most of these kids, mostly blacks and hispanics from poor neighborhood's live in a one parent household and most parents (not all) don't ask about thir kids, don't attend PTA meetings and don't care, again, up-bringing and education..

FZB - yes, I know you just googled it and spewed out whatever you found, kind of your M.O. Point is that your top hit, the most relevant hit to proving Big Baby's point, is white supremacist literature.

I agree with you and disagree with Big Baby on the reason crime is higher in low income, low education communities.

I called you Bostonian - the racism and hatred of the rest of the country is just a byproduct.

Pig suey.

Statistics say the black race commits more crimes not me go shout down someone else with your keyboard.

A thorough truth-seeker should be willing to go down that particular (low income/education) fox hole to itemize the elements that make that correlation so.

Statistics also say Tony Romo is the fifth best quarterback of all time and Phillip Rivers the sixth.

It sometimes behooves you to think about why statistics are the way they are.

OC, you guys are just jealous that you don't have the balls or good look's to wear polyester pants..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVGf_3YBcTM

as for the elevator shoes?..nah, I was never a dancing queen or disco queen...

I am a face value kind of guy :)

fox hole = rabbit hole. My wife calls these saying blunders - Ricky Ricardoisms, and laughs. I've got like 50 or more..."what am I, a cheap sandwich?" for "what am I, chopped liver?" etc...

So you can stop trying to psychoanalyze me and call me names.

Too bad, FZB. You missed a fun period.

With your keyboard.

OC,

I'm more of a "guayabera" kind of a guy..that likes classic rock..how about that combination?..

here's is another "ricardoism" for ya..Kazaam tiene aserrin en el cerebro".. care translating that for him?

-I am Mr. Black People.

-Jerry McGuire

The secret is out Kazaam you are black just admit it and get it over with don't blame Bill Cosby for your troubles.

Kaz is black?...well, that could explain a lot of things but not all..like, do they allowed blacks to live in key biscayne?...hhhmmm

OC,

was Woody a disco queen?..come on you can tell me, I promise I won't tell anyone.

No, not really. He would go out clubbing con la canalla, like the rest of us, but I never saw him do the Hustle or get excited about any music other than Barry White's stuff. He would go for the chicks, but really didn't get into the spirit of the period.

I will take Kazaam's non answer as confirmation of truth c'mon it's been rumored already we don't discriminate here.

Isn't that special... Putin will grant the Falcon and the Snowden political asylum on the condition Snowden stops doing harm to their "American Partners." Ah yeah...

dukester, how's it going?

OC I'm feeling alittle sardonic I'm sorry to say...

sorry to hear that. Eat a prune. It will wash right out.

Cool, lenny papi, we plan to go to Houston and the various space museums when jr. returns after his 5week summer class. I'll make sure to catch that. Now take a little Donna for your troubles...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze4xu6GfVuw

Falcon and The Snowden good one I would prefer that he end up like Shaun Penn but it's not looking like it hope he likes Russian Winters.

Nice to see you appreciate one thing from Boston OC she was a great singer and performer.

Ahh, one of my very, very favorites!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4F9cqYxMqc

Awesome great mix OC still listening so many good songs she had.

Safe to say there was a minority whe were able to dance through 18 minutes of that. Well! Finish up sweaty. The floor usually took a break after that one.

The funny thing is that I can still remember some of the personal slow moves and twirls I would apply throughout that song. Ahh, the memories!

What happened to good music.

Gone the way of Dolphin division championships, I'm afraid.

Through all of his truth twisting and excuse making today I will give Kazaam credit for coining one term today dashiesque should be part of Websters.

dukey,

At 1:42 I had posted about Nile Rodgers and how he was very much part of that whole Chic, and Sister Sledge period, and how he dusts off the same riff he used then to create a sound that reached current world charts. Here he is, and with that clear guitar of his, only then.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KUL9-eNXzQ

Brazil 3 --- Spain 0 Right, Said FRED

Disco ?.... Sorry guys...no gracias.

OC I'm in Labia so I'll have to wait till I get back stateside to check out your guitar playa...

Whatever happened to Mannix?

Remember Chuck Wagon? That's gone too...

I mean what's the point of even going on...

Chuck Wagon dog food I remember that commercial.

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