November 13, 2010
They say all good things come to an end, but this one seems rather premature. The chemistry between these two have been great, and people in the Bay Area have had a love affair with the pair.
Now that the Giants have won the World Series, breaking up is hard to do….
ESPN replaces Jon Miller-Joe Morgan team for baseball broadcastsPhoto by AP – File
Jon Miller and Joe Morgan spent 21 seasons together in ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” booth, an extraordinarily long run in the world of national sports television. But there will not be a 22nd.
With both of their contracts having expired, ESPN decided it was time to make the long-anticipated move to replace them and give the booth a fresh sound.
ESPN did not name a replacement, but The New York Times [NYT] reported the leading candidate is Dan Shulman, long one of the network’s most respected play-by-play men.
Orel Hershiser, who joined Miller and Morgan last season, presumably would stay on as an analyst. Bobby Valentine could serve as a third man in the booth, the Times reported.
Miller might stay with the company as the radio voice of ESPN’s Sunday games, but Morgan will not. For years the Hall of Fame second baseman’s work has been a target of many critics in the media and among fans.
Miller’s primary job is as play-by-play voice of the World Series champion Giants, whose crowning moment he called on radio for ESPN alongside Morgan. Miller received the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award this past summer.
“Jon and Joe have contributed greatly to the success of ’Sunday Night Baseball’ for the past 21 seasons,” ESPN executive vice president Norby Williams said in a statement.
“Over the last two decades, Joe went from Hall of Fame player to one of his sport’s top analysts and Jon’s Hall of Fame voice and tremendous knowledge of the game have connected with baseball fans everywhere. We owe them our deepest thanks for an outstanding body of work.”
November 19, 2009
Isn’t that the grin of a guy who just got high? Especially the small, beady eyes. But, I am not going to hold that against him. With the stress of playing for the Giants and not having good run support can really weigh on your mind.
But, this isn’t about the fact that Lincecum likes the ganja, it is about the fact that he repeated. Puff, puff, pass….
Sorry for the distraction. The repeating thing is the Cy Young Award. If they were willing to give it to his AL counterpart who only won 16 games, then it started to look good for Lincecum, and the results are now in.
Lincecum led the NL with 261 strikeouts and tied for the league lead with four complete games and two shutouts.
Only 10 points separated the top three in one of the closest ballots in the award’s history.
Lincecum received 11 first-place votes, 12 seconds and nine thirds for 100 points in balloting released Thursday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter was next with 94 points and teammate Adam Wainwright finished third with 90 despite getting the most first-place votes with 12.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
Because this woman would destroy both of you combined.
I would like to see him and Tim Lincecum go at it for biggest bong rip…but instead, he is making putts…
Forget about Raymond, everyone loves marijuana, or MJ, weed, cheeba, etc…
Especially actors, or people on TV with very little talent…
But, at least the dude is looking out for others…radaronline.com points out his generosity.
Andy Milonakis looked like he had had the munchies, as he entered Katsuya, a Los Angeles, California restaurant on Tuesday night.
As the 33-year-old MTV star entered, he brandished a bag containing a mysterious green substance, handing some of it to a beggar nearby.
Better yet, let’s just let Milonakis say it himself: “I just gave weed to a homeless man in front of paparazzi,” Andy Tweeted. “What was I thinking?”
ESPN.com tells the story of Tim Lincecum’s love of the weed…
Washington State Patrol spokesman Steve Schatzel said Thursday that the 2008 Cy Young Award winner and former star at the University of Washington was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 5 in the town of Hazel Dell, about four miles north of the Oregon border, on Oct. 30.
An officer approached Lincecum’s 2006 Mercedes and smelled marijuana as the pitcher rolled down his window. Schatzel said Lincecum immediately complied with a request to hand over the drug and a marijuana pipe from the car’s center console.
The amount measured was 3.3 grams. Schatzel said police consider that a small amount for personal use, well below the maximum of 40 grams before possession is classified differently and carries a more severe penalty.
The incident was first reported by The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash.
“It’s not really out of the ordinary. It happens every day,” Schatzel said of the volume of marijuana Lincecum handed over. “It was about the size of a thumb, the whole thumb.”
Lincecum could face potential fines totaling $622 for the misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia counts plus the citation for driving 74 mph in a 60 mph zone, Schatzel said.
The 25-year-old All-Star starter entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney on Monday, according to records in Clark County District Court. A hearing that had been scheduled for Friday morning was canceled, pending a pretrial conference between Lincecum’s attorney and a county prosecutor on Nov. 23.
Lincecum is currently scheduled to appear before a judge on Dec. 22.
The Giants said they were aware of the situation but did not immediately have a comment.
The native of the Seattle suburb of Bellevue went 15-7 with a 2.48 ERA in 32 starts and 225 1/3 innings in 2009, his third season in the major leagues. He is 40-17 with a 2.90 ERA in his career and could be getting a huge, multimillion-dollar raise from salary arbitration this offseason.
Teammates consider the smallish right-hander a quirky perfectionist. They also consider him the “Franchise,” the nickname they gave him when he broke into the big leagues only a year out of college. Others see his boyish face, shaggy dark hair, diminutive frame — and his dominance — and call him “The Freak.”
San Francisco chose him 10th overall in the 2006 draft out of Washington, and he instantly became the organization’s top pitching prospect since Hall of Famer Juan Marichal signed with the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1957.
Just like I felt with Michael Phelps, this is not a story. The story is really more ammunition that we just need to legalize it and quit trying to demonize people who are smoking it.