Daily Archives: August 17, 2012

Showing up late for walk-through gets Ed Wesley waived

Maybe it was the snooze button.

Regardless of the reason, Cowboys tailback Ed Wesley showed up 15 minutes late for a Friday walk-through practice on the last day of training camp, and the Cowboys decided to cut him.

According to the team’s official website, the decision came not long before the team broke camp in Oxnard and headed for San Diego, where the Cowboys will face the Chargers on Saturday night.

Wesley, who played college football at TCU, was not selected in last month’s supplemental draft.

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.

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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.

 

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.

‘Miracle dog’ left on mountain to die is rescued by hikers. Now, the guy who left her there wants her back

From Off the Bench

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.

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We are having a contest!!!!!!!

That’s right, we here at LewPBlog are having our first annual contest to find the best video of your favorite college cheerleader video!

We know that it takes a special person that can get in front of large amounts of people and get them fired up to lead their team to victory. It can be infectious!

The winner of the contest won’t get any money, but I will be recognizing the best submitted video on a grand scale with lots of publicity.

Here are the rules:

1) Submit a video that demonstrates school spirit.

2) The video should give the appearance that the cheerleaders are having fun and doing good things in the community and school.

3) The cheerleaders need to represent a college team. No Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders please.

4) The cheerleaders need to be acrobatic, and the music that accompanies the video should be top-notch and will score big points.

5) I will judge all the entries and my decision is final. Closing date is August 30, 2012. Send your entry to lewpatt@gmail.com.

Just in case you need further ideas on what kind of video to send, here is a great example. Good luck!

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.

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Woman Sues Dallas Cowboys Over Hot Seat

From D Magazine:

How do you not realize you’re suffering third-degree burns?

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.

The high temperature was 101 degrees that day. A reminder of what third-degree burns mean:

Third-degree burns go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues. They result in white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.

NOTE: The above picture is not the actual butt that got burned by Jerry.