August 17, 2012 / Lew / Comments Off on Diamondbacks castoff Barret Loux now 14-1 in minors
If you don’t remember the story of Barret Loux, here it is in a nutshell: Arizona drafted the Texas A&M right-hander sixth overall in 2010 and came to terms with him on a $2 million deal, only to back out of it after his physical showed significant damage in both his elbow and shoulder.
August 17, 2012 / Lew / Comments Off on MLB players impersonate the cast of ‘The Expendables’ (Video)
For those of you who like movies that feature some of the most famous action-role actors of all time, “The Expendables” released a second installment of it’s over-the-top, explosion-filled masterpiece on Friday. In honor of the release of “The Expendables 2,” some players from around the MLB went on camera and did their best impressions of some of the famous cast including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Dolph Lundgren.
Within a sea of sub-par impersonations, Derek Holland killed the Schwarzenegger bit. Since Holland has been known to do funny things like this and this in the past, we can’t say we’re all that surprised he stole the show.
August 17, 2012 / Lew / Comments Off on Ryan Dempster to miss next start due to personal reasons
The Rangers just announced that Ryan Dempster will miss his scheduled Saturday start against the Blue Jays because of undisclosed “personal reasons.”
Roy Oswalt will take his place, starting for the first time since July 30.
Dempster has been awful since coming to the Rangers in a trade from the Cubs, allowing 19 runs in 17 innings spread over three starts. And Oswalt wasn’t much better before being demoted to the bullpen, posting a 5.52 ERA in seven starts after joining the rotation in mid-June.
An impending free agent, Dempster signed off on a deal to the Rangers after the Braves and Dodgers also made a run at him prior to the July 31 deadline. Texas gave up minor leaguers Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks to get him.
Its Kramer vs. Kramer for dogs — a custody battle that’s sparked an online range war and attracted media attention from across the nation. It’s all over Missy, a German Shepherd which was rescued from atop a 13,000-foot mountain in Colorado after eight days alone without food or water. But after strangers — and social media — saved the plucky hound from certain death, now the owner who left her there has surfaced and wants the dog back. Let the controversy begin.
Hikers Scott Washburn and his wife, Amanda, spotted Missy cowering between some rocks while the couple were climbing Mount Bierstadt on Aug. 13. What the beejezzus was a dog doing alone on the side of a mountain? That’s what they wondered. The dog was wounded and scared, but at more than 100 pounds it was too big for the Washburns to carry down by themselves. So they treated it’s wounds (cut paws and legs from climbing on he rocks) and left some water, and went down to get help.
August 17, 2012 / Lew / Comments Off on A.J. Burnett blasts Hanley Ramirez for home run celebration (Video)
Hanley Ramirez has developed this weird little celebration where he takes his hand and makes circles around his eyes, either like he’s wearing glasses or taking a picture. We don’t really know the true meaning of the charade, but it’s something along those lines. What we do know is A.J. Burnett does not appreciate it.
Jennelle Carrillo, who lives in Cleburne, is suing the Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones over third-degree burns she suffered on her buttocks after sitting on a black marble bench at Cowboys Stadium two years ago while waiting for the debut Blue & Silver scrimmage.
Carrillo was hospitalized and had to have skin grafts, according to a lawsuit filed in a Tarrant County civil court late last week. “It was hot enough to produce third-degree burns through her clothing that day,” said Mike Wash, the Austin attorney representing Carrillo. “She did not stay for the scrimmage. I’m surprised there aren’t more reports of burn injuries from sitting on those dark black benches.”
Rich Dalrymple, a spokesman for the Dallas Cowboys, said it is policy not to comment on litigation.