QUITE FRANKLY: A Few Thoughts on Mother's Day

Good morning to all, here's some of my thoughts on a few topics going on in the New York sports scene.

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Yankees streaky play

The Yanks are 19-19 after 38 games.It's amazing to see how this teams goes in spurts of winning three, losing three, winning two, losing two. This has been a result of the inconsistent production by the back end of the rotation and the offense. No Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada to go along with sub .200 hitting from Jason Giambi and Robinson Cano can be best to blame for the .500 play. Cano seems to be coming out of his funk as he quietly has a six-game hitting streak, he plays a big part of the lineup if he's able to get it going.

Darrell Rasner had another good outing yesterday and provided the Yanks with a win. He has accomplished more in his two starts than Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, and Kei Igawa have combined. He has two wins, the other three...zero. Keep the guy in the rotation as he seems to have the tools to stay with the big club for awhile. It's very important if he can prove to be a reliable starter. Not just for this season but for next year too. There won't be a Mike Mussina or possibly Andy Pettitte come 2009 so his quality pitching proves to be bigger than you think.

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D'Antoni to Knicks
Not sure how this will play out at The Garden for Knicks President Donnie Walsh and company but anything is better than Isiah Thomas and his monopoly of control. For a team that needs to focus on defense, hiring an offensive style coach is questionable, but it'll be interesting to see if the Knicks continue to make moves to fit D'Antoni's style. He couldn't do much with the Suns as far as the postseason was concerned, but bringing the Knicks back to respectibilty seems like more of an accomplishment. With that being said, let's see how the players respond to the new coach, assuming there are no drastic changes,

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Jefferson Assualt Charges
I happen to believe that Richard Jefferson is a good guy. I find it hard to believe that he choked someone out and I think he side of the story seems to be legit.
"There were no punches thrown. They were saying there was choking. ... This individual doesn't have a scratch on him. There was no mark. There was no blood. There was no anything," Jefferson said. "Obviously, we have a target on our back and it is unfortunate that these people would even do this."

He says that the accuser, Lyle Fox, a 28-year-old South Dakota resident was drunk and was being disrespected. According to police, Fox is still having trouble swallowing and speaking. The police report also has Jefferson yelling "Do you know who I am?"

This story can go either way but the fact that Fox is having trouble speaking and swallowing to this day is a little sketchy to me. The incident took place Janurary 28th. Also, one would think if Jefferson really did choke this guy out, wouldn't this be a big story in Janurary?? Not to mention, have people come forawrd with their accounts of the story siding with Fox? We'll see where this story goes.

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Happy Mother's Day goes out to all the moms out there that make us who we are. Enjoy today with your mother and whoever else is deserving of this special day.
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