I wasn't aware that a program existed on Versus called "Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller" that airs 10 p.m. Wednesdays. If it's anything like his stint on Monday Night Football, it's also unfunny. But I digress…
Miller's interview with Pete Rose airs tonight. Here's an excerpt:
Miller: "Your juices were always flowing. Thank God they didn't have steroids back then."
Rose: "I would have got 5,000 hits."
Other nuggets from Rose:
"The Mitchell Report comes out and I never thought anybody would make me look like an altar boy."
"If you're gonna put these guys that supposedly did steroids into the Hall of Fame, I mean, I gotta get a shot somewhere."
"I've been suspended 18 years for betting on my own team to win. I was wrong, but these guys today, if the allegations are true, they're making a mockery of the game."
So did Rose's haircut, but again, I digress…
If I asked you to name the Royals' RBI leader the past three seasons, would you have immediately said Emil Brown?
You'd be right, but the Royals still non-tendered him. And fans aren't expected to miss a guy who earned the nickname E-7.
If you knew that Matt Capps was the Pirates' closer last season and converted 18 of 21 save chances, you're either from Pittsburgh or you have a fantasy team. And a lot of free time on your hands.
The Phillies keep saying they're not looking to upgrade at third base. Then they make offers to Mike Lowell and Tadahito Iguchi, who turned down their two-year proposal, with an option, to play third and signed a one-year deal with the Padres. Then the Phillies say they're not looking to upgrade at third base.
Seriously, guys, no interest in Melvin Mora? Really?