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January 27, 2013Richmond High School
Former White Sox 1B Frank Thomas believes he has done enough to get into the National Baseball Hall of Fame when his name comes up on the ballot and says his stats are legit unlike some other players of the steroid era.
Thomas ended his career with a .301 BA, 495 2B’s, 1,704 RBI and 521 HR’s. He also won the American League Most Valuable Player twice.
The Cowboys are set to hire former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley as their WR’s coach.
ESPN.com is reporting that MLB is targeting several wellness clinics and individuals in South Florida for what continues to be a breeding ground for PHD’s that are still making its way into the game.The target of the investigation is a region that stretches 50 miles from Boca Raton to Miami. Investigators are hoping to show that some of the clinics are still prescribing drugs to players that are not using them for their intended purpose.
ESPN.com is reporting that former New Orleans Saints DC Gregg Williams has met with the staff of the Tennessee Titans and is close to becoming the team’s assistant head coach.
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh thinks his numbers are strong enough to get him into the basketball Hall of Fame. Bosh has career averages of 19.7 points and 9.0 rebounds and this season is averaging 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest for the Heat, who are 28-12 and own the best record in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Times is reporting that a rule change approved at the MLB owners’ meetings this month will disallow pitchers’ fake pickoff throws to third base. Pitchers commonly have used the fake-to-third move to fool base runners into jumping off of either first or third. But that move will now be considered a balk, though pitchers can still fake a pickoff throw to second.
The league proposed the rule change to the MLB players association last year, but the MLBPA rejected it. “Baseball then used its power under the labor agreement to enact the change unilaterally after approving it at the owners’ meetings this month.”
ESPN reported that Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams will miss the Pro Bowl after being injured in a fight at a central Honolulu night club early Friday morning.
The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Williams required stitches after being hit in the head with a champagne bottle and was also tasered.