Tip Of The Cap To Jim McKay

Sorry to hear that Jim McKay passed away. If there’s any silver lining that can come from that it’s that it comes on a day where all eyes will be on ABC Sports for the Belmont, so hopefully they will work in an all-star tribute.

It’s 96 degrees in the shade at Mets Police HQ so a tip of the hat to Jim, go Big Brown, go Spain (adopted team for Euro 2008) and of course Lets Go Mets (except Willie.)

>R.I.P. Jim McKay (1921 – 2008)

>Sad news this morning as longtime ABC announcer Jim McKay passed away at age 86.

Growing up McKay’s voice meant 2 things to me – Wide World of Sports (who will ever forget “The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat”), and the Olympics. McKay covered a dozen Olympic games, including the winter games of 2002 when ABC “leant” him to NBC for their coverage (one of the cooler things done on TV in the last decade).

R.I.P. Jim McKay (1921 – 2008)

Sad news this morning as longtime ABC announcer Jim McKay passed away at age 86.

Growing up McKay’s voice meant 2 things to me – Wide World of Sports (who will ever forget “The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat”), and the Olympics. McKay covered a dozen Olympic games, including the winter games of 2002 when ABC “leant” him to NBC for their coverage (one of the cooler things done on TV in the last decade).

>Willie Watch: Two Troubling Sentences

>These are two sentences that I read in Newsday. They worry me.

Nuñez was batting .133 (6-for-45) at New Orleans. Randolph indicated he could use him to spell either David Wright or Luis Castillo.

You’re going to “rest” Wright for Abraham Nunez? Really?

Willie had a nice week. It’s over. I’m restarting the Willie Must Go brigade. Who’s in?

>Blue Collar Baseball: Rollins benched for lack of hustle

>Just discovered this blog which has this as the mission:

The aim of this blog is to put a spotlight on players and teams that play the game the “right way” and respect the traditions of the game of baseball. I like guys and hustle and give 100% day in and day out. I also realize that many players are great people and will attempt to give due respect for their humanitarian efforts off the field.

Now this should be interesting…one SS was benched for lack of hustle and pouted for a year…let’s see how the MVP reacts.

Blue Collar Baseball: Rollins benched for lack of hustle