Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen announced last week that he is through using Twitter after 2,656 tweets. From now on, he'll make outrageous statements the old-fashioned way to a bunch of middle-aged sportswriters who have no idea what he's talking about.
In a related story, Jose Canseco has the “crazy tweeter” title all to himself now.
Alternatives to sandbagging
Some NASCAR fans were upset that the rules of the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway resulted in drivers “sandbagging” after winning their segments instead of racing hard the whole race.
There are two possible solutions to make the fans feel better: 1) A bonus lap where everyone runs into one of the Busch brothers or 2) free beer over the final 10 laps.
Cleveland rocks empty seats
Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez criticized the small crowds that have been attending Indians games, despite the team being in first place in its division. “It's just a slap in the face when you're in first place and last in attendance,” Perez said.
A survey of Cleveland fans revealed that the lack of attendance is LeBron's fault.
Babe Ruth's throwback jersey
A baseball jersey once worn by Babe Ruth was sold for $4.4 million on Sunday, a record for sports memorabilia. It's from 1920, but the amazing thing is, Ruth has hit only three fewer home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
Taking over the planet one tight end at a time
Former Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark visited the New England Patriots last week, the Boston Globe reported. The interest is apparently all part of coach Bill Belichick's plan to implement a new offense that features seven tight ends just to see if the rest of the NFL copies it.
What's a leader without followers?
New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora said he would buy and return Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl ring if he had 500,000 Twitter followers by 10 p.m. Saturday. Umenyiora fell about 445,000 followers short. I guess you could say his tweet didn't have much of a ring to it.
They had him at 'hello'
Ohio State has self-reported 46 secondary NCAA violations over the past year, including some in football. In other words, the building toward another national championship run is right on schedule.
Actually, one of coach Urban Meyer's violations came when he said "good luck" to a recruit in passing. Seems excessively strict. Now if he had offered to get him a good-luck tattoo...