New York Knick owner James Dolan is getting roasted in the press and on-line for not matching the Houston Rockets offer for Jeremy Lin. Now, Dolan is a doofus who has managed to run one of the original cornerstone NBA fanchises into the ground and alienate one of the most passionate fan bases in basketball, but we don't know if, from a basketball perspective that he is wrong. Is Lin a flash in the pan or can he be a a top point guard for years to come and be paid accordingly? The Rocket think so...and this is a team that had Lin in training camp last season and cut him. He now cost the Rockets 25.1 million for three years. Not bad for a 3 month hot streak. The biggest problem with not matching Houston's offer for Lin...is the public relations fallout...as the Knicks are now battling with another New York team for fans, newspaperheadlines, ticket sales and merchandise. The Brooklyn Nets may see an uptick in Manhattan fans defecting across the river deciding they have had enough of the James Dolan circus at Madison Square Garden.
The Brewers beat the Cardinals last night as new closer Francisco Rodriguez closed it out for Randy Wolf. The decision by K-rod to accept the Brewers salary figure for this year, may prove yet to be a good thing, even though it didnt look like it at the time. Also, are the fans who were crucifying Rickie Weeks during his slum earlier this season eating a little crow? When are fans going to realize that baseball is a game of streaks and that players will most of the time revert to what they have done in the past...for good or bad. Weeks has recovered from his horrendus beginning this year and is contributing again.
Day baseball today as the Brewers face the Cardinals again. Pre game at 12:35 on WSAU
The Woodchucks stay hot with a 5-2 win over the Rafters at Witter Field. They host Madison tonight. The Mallards are hot on the heels of the first place Chucks...you can hear the game on Foxsports1390 WRIG at 6:15.
Songs of the Day (from my I-pod)
Journey To The Center Of The Mind-Amboy Dukes (1968) Detroit psychedelia featuring a young Ted Nugent ripping it up
Joy To The World-Three Dog Night (1970) a Hoyt Axton song described by the members of the band as a "silly, childrens song". But it became a monster hit in 1971