Apparently, back during the mid-1980s, when Rudy Giuliani was a federal prosecutor indicting all the mobsters he could, the five families in NYC thought about putting a hit out on him. I can only imagine why. Honestly, selling out the Yankees for votes? Is he gonna steal Massachusetts from Mitt? Disgusting. Back to the hit. Granted, the source of the information for the hit information, Lindley DeVecchio, was trying to make it seem like he had more damning evidence than he actually did at the time, but still, great story. Apparently John "The Teflon Don" Gotti and Carmine "The Snake" Persico were in favor of it, but the final vote was 3-2 against. Just imagine if they had voted to off Hizzoner. This magical, magical moment never would have happened.
Rudy, you dirty boy.
Sox Tap the Rockies
So last night officially ended the Rockies shot at Fo' Fo' Fo'. I'm actually not as disappointed as I thought I would be, since it means more baseball (I like the Rockies in six, with no wins against Beckett.) The NFL season has been mediocre so far, especially since the Patriots are going to be at least a 1-touchdown favorite against anyone in either league, including the Colts. The only way it becomes interesting is if A.) Brady gets injured and is out for the year or B.) The Patriots enter the playoffs undefeated. In the NBA, the Spurs, Suns and Mavs will all be fighting for the top spot out West, while in the East, the Bulls, Celtics and Heat will be playing for the honor of losing in the Finals. Hockey is always interesting, but since 90 percent of the games aren't on a channel I can watch, plus Sportscenter has a strict no-hockey policy, I don't get to see to much ice action.
Barry on Giants on Barry
Anywho, enough complaining from me. Let's hear someone else's sour grapes. I can't tell if this is a joke. Is Barry really upset over how he's been treated? He's been coddled and paid incredibly well by a franchise that basically mortgaged five years of being competitive because Barry has to be the center of the universe. I really hope he doesn't end up with the Yankees, especially with a new manager there. That would be atrocious for the team, yet I could see Randy Levine pulling the trigger on that if A-Rod leaves. I honestly cannot fathom Bonds being myopic enough to not realize that if he really wants to help San Francisco, he needs to get out of Dodge and let them build around strong young pitching. They can only really afford one massively overpaid superstar at any given time, and I hear they might have another one of those hanging around. They had to get rid of Barry, and now, after his massively inflated home run total finally passed the real all-time home run leader, was the perfect time to do so. However, as a word of advice — don't get Barry angry. You won't like him when he's angry.
Enjoy Soulja Barney.