Man up Wilmer Flores!

The 2017 season for the New York Mets has been a struggle due to injuries and inconsistencies with their pitching.

And after taking a beating in the first 3 games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets are about to officially be sellers at the trading deadline. With the season on the brink of being lost you would think players like Wilmer Flores would be focus on trying to show management that he should be in their future plans.

Instead Flores is worried about what Yasiel Puig is doing after Puig cracked a 3-run homer and admired his work.

Instead of being upset with his own play (currently slumping with something like 4 hits in his last 30 at-bats) and the play of his team. Flores decided he had to let Puig know he wasn’t happy as Puig made his way around the bases.

“I don’t think he knows what having respect for the game is,”

“We’re playing horrible right now. We don’t need his [behavior]. He disrespected us.” – Wilmer Flores

Seriously Flores?!?

If you don’t like the other team showing you up, how about you play better?

Flores needs to not be so sensitive, but hey what else should I expect from a guy who cried on the field in 2015 because he thought he was traded. Man up Wilmer, stop watching other players being an impact on the game and start being an impact for the Mets!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Kristaps Porzingis STILL Needs Carmelo Anthony….

Kristaps Porzingis STILL needs Carmelo Anthony

Yup, I said it, and have always believed it and Porzingis aka “The Unicorn” believes it as well.

“I think it would make life harder for me on the court (if Anthony was traded),” Porzingis told the Daily News. “He makes stuff easier for me.”

When KP and the Knicks defeated the NJ Nets Wednesday night, Knicks’ fans who have booed Melo at MSG finally saw their vision come true; KP leading the Knicks without Melo (on the bench for the 4th quarter).

As a Knicks fan I am always happy when the Knicks win, but we have to be realistic. KP is 0-8 when Melo doesn’t play, and I realize it’s a small sample size but still relevant. KP will be a very good and possibly a great player but he still has a lot to learn and prove in the NBA.

“There’s still a lot more things I want to learn from Melo,” Porzingis told The News. “So I would love to have him around for a long time. I always love playing with Melo.”

So Knicks fans, while I agree that it maybe time for Melo to be traded, at the same time we have to be careful of a couple of things. We can’t afford to get rid of Melo and get trash in return, and the organization needs a plan moving forward to develop KP and have an identity for the Knicks.

One last thing… Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday Knicks fans will miss Melo when he is gone!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Credit: NY Daily News

 

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Cleveland Indians Chief Wahoo Logo

While announcing the 2019 MLB All-Star game and festivities will be hosted by the Cleveland Indians; MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred took the opportunity to talk about the Indians problematic logo.

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“I’m not going to speculate about what I want the end of the process to be,”

“I think that (Indians owner Paul Dolan) has been fantastic about engaging, including a conversation this morning with Paul and (minority investor) John Sherman. I want those conversations to continue, and I think we’ll produce a result that will be good for the Indians and good for baseball. What exactly that is, I don’t want to speculate right now.” – Rob Manfred

It may not be a whole lot, in three sentences Manfred has done more than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has done in the last couple of years in addressing the Washington Redskins name and logo.

Since 2014 the Indians have scaled back the use of the Chief Wahoo logo, but there is more work to be done. As seen in this past World Series against the Chicago Cubs, Chief Wahoo was prevalent.

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You may not be able to stop fans from sporting Chief Wahoo but there’s hope that the Indians uniform and marketing staff will completely phase out the use of the logo by the 2019 mid-summer classic.

And maybe Manfred’s comments will encourage a reporter to ask Goodell about Washington’s name and logo during the State of the NFL address this week.

 

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Yes, In 2011 President Obama Suspended the Iraqi Refugee Program…

Yes, In 2011 President Obama suspended the Iraqi Refugee Program for 6-months.

In response to the backlash President Trump has received since he signed the immigration executive order,  many conservatives and Trump supporters have mentioned Obama suspending the receiving of Iraqi refugees in the U.S. The problem with that comparison is that Obama’s suspension of the refugee program was in response to 2 al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

And at that time Obama didn’t restrict visa access, they slowed down the process of allowing visas and added additional security checks because of actionable intelligence. In Trump’s case he seems to be acting within a bubble that did not include anyone outside of the oval office.

The Department of Homeland Security only saw details of the executive order on Friday, the day it was signed, and basically left border patrol agents on their own to figure out how to enforce the order.

Get it together Trump!!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Stop Complaining About 2016 Killing People

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Yes, many stars/heroes passed away in 2016, but folks GET OVER IT!!!!

We can mourn their passing, but now it’s become automatic for people on social media to go beyond the standard #RIP and say they are so OVER 2016. And we now have an idiot who actually started a GoFundMe page to protect beloved actress Betty White from the dreaded killer 2016.

I will admit the recent meme of the Grim Reaper being the Time Person of the Year was pretty funny

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But why so angry at 2016?

No disrespect to Prince, Muhammad Ali, Carrie Fisher and many others but a simple fact of life is as time passes, people get older and they die. Why must we bastardize everything in life? I actually long for the days when people just complained about who was snubbed in the “In Memoriam” segment during The Oscars or The Grammys. 

I am over YOU being over 2016!

By the way, there are plenty of people who lost loved ones (you know people they actually know) this year that can say they are truly over 2016.

Oh yeah, Happy New Year!

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

NFL Shows Consistency With Double Standard of Fining Odell Beckham Jr for Cleats

The NFL is always finding ways to make life for itself more difficult. For 15 weeks the NFL has made it clear it is the No Fun League with all the fines for players celebrations. So when Ezekiel Elliott jumped into a huge Salvation Army Kettle Sunday night to celebrate his touchdown, and the NFL announced it would not fine Elliott, the league once again showed its consistency to be inconsistent.

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When Odell Beckham Jr tweeted about double standards, many called him a baby and a hater.

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Hater or not, Odell was right! According to OBJ the NFL fined him approximately $18K for his tribute to Craig Sager cleats.

 

Without a doubt Odell has brought attention to himself, good and bad. But you can’t deny he’s speaking some truth in this case. And with the Thursday Night stage, if Odell scores tonight I am sure we will see something special from OBJ.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Gregg Popovich Sounds off on Donald Trump…

Gregg Popovich is known for his straight to the point interviews with NBA sideline reporters (especially Craig Sager).

In an interview Friday, Popovich shared his thoughts/feelings about the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

In the interview Popovich referred to Trump as a race baiter and a whole lot more…..

“Right now I’m just trying to formulate thoughts. It’s too early. I’m just sick to my stomach. Not basically because the Republicans won or anything, but the disgusting tenure and tone and all of the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic.

“I live in that country where half of the people ignored all of that to elect someone. That’s the scariest part of the whole thing to me. It’s got nothing to do with the environment and Obamacare, and all of the other stuff. We live in a country that ignored all of those values that we would hold our kids accountable for. They’d be grounded for years if they acted and said the things that have been said in that campaign by Donald Trump.

“I look at the Evangelicals and I wonder, those values don’t mean anything to them? All of those values to me are more important than anybody’s skill in business or anything else because it tells who we are, and how we want to live, and what kind of people we are. That’s why I have great respect for people like Lindsey Graham and John McCain, John Kasich, who I disagree with on a lot of political things, but they had enough fiber and respect for humanity and tolerance for all groups to say what they said about the man.

“That’s what worries me. I get it, of course we want to be successful, we’re all going to say that. Everybody wants to be successful, it’s our country, we don’t want it to go down the drain. But any reasonable person would come to that conclusion, but it does not take away the fact that he used that fear mongering, and all of the comments, from day one, the race baiting with trying to make Barack Obama, our first black president, illegitimate. It leaves me wondering where I’ve been living, and with whom I’m living.

“The fact that people can just gloss that over, start talking about the transition team, and we’re all going to be kumbaya now and try to make the country good without talking about any of those things. And now we see that he’s already backing off of immigration and Obamacare and other things, so was it a big fake, which makes you feel it’s even more disgusting and cynical that somebody would use that to get the base that fired up. To get elected. And what gets lost in the process are African-Americans, and Hispanics, and women, and the gay population, not to mention the eighth grade developmental stage exhibited by him when he made fun of the handicapped person. I mean, come on. That’s what a seventh grade, eighth grade bully does. And he was elected president of the United States. We would have scolded our kids. We would have had discussions until we were blue in the face trying to get them to understand these things. He is in charge of our country. That’s disgusting.”

“One could go on and on, we didn’t make this stuff up. He’s angry at the media because they reported what he said and how he acted. That’s ironic to me. It makes no sense. So that’s my real fear, and that’s what gives me so much pause and makes me feel so badly that the country is willing to be that intolerant and not understand the empathy that’s necessary to understand other group’s situations. I’m a rich white guy, and I’m sick to my stomach thinking about it. I can’t imagine being a Muslim right now, or a woman, or an African-American, a Hispanic, a handicapped person. How disenfranchised they might feel. And for anyone in those groups that voted for him, it’s just beyond my comprehension how they ignore all of that. My final conclusion is, my big fear is — we are Rome.”

WOW….

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Credit: My San Antonio