The Grind Podcast 6/3: Rays the worst best team, Urban's heartburn, and umpire Jim Joyce blows a perfect game

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[image-1]Rays show emotion and Whisky Joe makes a second appearance

Rays Manager Joe Maddon lost his proverbial shit in the 9th inning of Tuesdays contest in Toronto.  Down 2, with runners at the corners and one out, Carlos Pena asked the home plate umpire for a  time out; denied.  The result; strike three. Bizarro Joe quickly scampered to the personal space of said ump to share his saliva-laden displeasure resulting in his second ejection in as many weeks.  The good news? The Rays rallied to score four runs and go on to a 7-6 victory. So, Carlos striking out is a good thing?


The Pride of Puerto Rico, Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27ko’s) will take on the first world champion hailing from Israel,the WBA light middleweight champion, Yuri Foreman (28-0, 8ko’s).  After suffering a devastating knock out at the hands of Antonio Margarito back in July of 08, Cotto has struggled on the road back to the top.  A loss for Cotto at this point would make him an after thought at 154.  Yuri Foreman doesn’t have the experience of his counter part, but at 28-0, a victory over Cotto would solidify him as a force in the light middleweight division.  Cotto trains locally here in Tampa at the Tampa Fight Factory.  It will be Cotto’s first fight under new head trainer Emanuel Stewart.  From what I have seen early in Cotto’s sparring sessions is that he is still not over the Margarito knockout.  Unless Stewart is a miracle worker (He’s not; He sucks) it could be a long night for Cotto in Yankee Stadium.  Put your money on Foreman!


The Bill Gramatica of baseball, Tiger's bulge, perfection denied, and Flip gives a half-assed review of McGruber and Sex and the City 2. Spoiler Alert: They both suck.

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It's that time again, good people. Time for Flip Satchel and Bill Freitas to scour the Bay area for the top 10 sports stories of the week, marinate them in their own opinionated juices and regurgitate them into your proverbial gullets for sustenance like an eagle feeding her young:

Yes, you classless ignoramuses, he has a heart.

Turns out esophageal spasms have similar symptoms as angina. Stop giggling, we said AN-gina. So, looks like the Gator head coach won't die after all, much to the apparent disappointment of local blog-tards littering the comment sections. We get it. You think he's an asshole. But what does personally piling on a man regarding his health issues make you? Time's up, kettle. (See irony)

Buccaneer cornerback Ronde Barber's twin brother Tiger, um Tiki was barred from the delivery room while his estranged (See pissed) wife Ginny gave birth to a new generation of dysfunctional twins. Tiki, as you may remember, filed for divorce while Ginny was 8 months pregnant to get all up in that NBC 23 year old blond intern, helped build a Giants championship team by removing himself from it, dropped a C-bomb during live coverage of the summer Olympics, and co-wrote a children's book with Ronde in 2004 called, By My Brother's Side (aka. Bros Before Hoes)

World Cup 101

Has it been 4 years already? You think the global economy is in a slump now, give it a few days. From the Euro-trash of the West to the Freedom-haters of the Mid-East, hooligans of all shapes and smells drop what they're doing to watch them some World Cup.  And since soccer and the US go together like ice-cream and

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