If you follow the insane micromovements of the baseball hot stove season, you probably, over the past year or two, had a reaction like the one Hardball Talk had in February. "Apparently, Gary Sheffield is an agent," the headline read. Sheffield had just negotiated a minor-league deal for journeyman knuckleballer Josh…
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This just in: Joe Torre is still a racist. He also hates puppies, and Flight of the Conchords. Let's get him! Such would be the cry if Gary Sheffield ran baseball.
So, everybody, is Joe Torre a racist? You certainly might have thought so watching the Sunday night game last evening.
Earlier yesterday, reports leaked that Gary Sheffield said black and white players are treated differently under Yankees skip Joe Torre, Derek Jeter "ain't all the way black," and that he never used steroids because "steroids is something you shoot in your butt," in an upcoming HBO interview. Needless to say,…
As we sift through the carnage of yet another Gary Sheffield interview — and the accompanying brilliant Dugout reaction — we take a look back at the quotable career of Gary Sheffield. 100 Percent Injury Rate has compiled some of Gary's greatest hits throughout the years. Here are a few of our favorites:
I don't know if it was the conspiracy he was talking about yesterday, but Gary Sheffield did tell GQ all about his thoughts on why there are dwindling numbers of African-Americans in Major League Baseball.
For "aggressive actions directed at umpire Greg Gibson," Detroit Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was suspended for three games. Sheff broke his bat, and then threw the handle down ... somewhere. He says he threw it towards the dugout, Major League Baseball says he threw it at the ump.
Notes on a day in baseball:
The results are in from our poll asking you who the mystery steroid postseason AL outfielder was, and the winner: Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield! We supposed we could have guessed that. Despite several commenters' insistence that it couldn't be Sheffield because the story was confirmed by the mystery player's agent…
We have no idea whether this site is bull or not — that it just launched yesterday makes us a tad suspicious, we'll admit — but, honestly, who cares: Someone has launched a blog that's only blind items about athletes. If it's real, if it's not real, it's a blind item! Like anybody believes them anyway!
What's the best way to start your morning? Completely unsubstantiated but undeniably juicy rumors about supposedly "Christian" not-steroid-addled-at-all outfielders! Of course!
We know it's NFL Kickoff Night, and we know it's kind of a bummer to finish our first day with a post about baseball, but we just find it tough to resist a couple of steroids guys feuding. (We always imagine them having counterintuitive arguments about who has smaller testicles.)
Well, today's the day. The Interweb has been all abuzz with rumors for days now that Roger Clemens/Johnny Damon/Gary Sheffield were about to be squashed under the steroid hammer of MLB. The Web was so a-twitter about everything that even the dinosaur print reporters noticed what was going on. (Dan Shanoff even wrote…
We've been hearing all week about how Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield is a total whiner and apparently is misquoted as soon as he said something interesting, so we figured we'd just check out this infamous New York Magazine story and find out what the whole rigmarole was about.