FIRE ISLAND, NY – For those of you that don’t know or may have forgotten, it’s T.U.B.A.S Week, here on this little gem of a Gilligan’s Isle just off Bayshore, Long Island. That’s right, the Touring University [at] Buffalo [Rugby] Alumni Side is out here for their annual week’s vacation – and by vacation we mean drinking beer from noon till-3am. Every. Single. Day. Since the MTM Edit Staff happens to fall under the TUBAS umbrella, there may have been some lax behavior the last few days – like today. Now that the tardy excuse is out of the way, let’s get to today’s topics: Judge vs Altuve, LeBron, Dumping David Griffin.
The Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have been an elite NBA team lately, which is weird to type. But their owner is nuttier than a fruitcake. Dan Gilbert, the Quicken Loans founder, unceremoniously allowed his gem of a GM, David Griffin, to walk away, despite the draft and impending free agency. Gilbert, who also showed up with the Cubs at the White House – despite the Cleveland Indians losing to the Schlubs – never offered Griffin an extension, despite the guy being respected throughout the league, being liked by the players and him managing to talk veteran players looking for a ring to spend their winters in Cleveland – at a discount! Gilbert nearly
Trumps trumps Jim Dolan in the kooky kourt.
Talk about a Mistake on the Lake! It’s also got us wondering why Griffin hasn’t been plucked up by the Nets or the Knicks. Moreover, Griffin was close to getting one of the big name free agents to come to the Cavs, which would have likely kept LeBron in The City of Light beyond the next 11 months – at which point he can go to the Lakers or Clippers.
Aaron Judge or José Altuve?
Sure, Judge is hitting homers further than his mentor, Herman Munster. But Altuve is as much of a freak of nature. Which player would you prefer? Here are the stats for Altuve and Judge, respectively:
Not an easy choice, is it?
Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring up Yonenis Cespedes stating his desire to end his career playing for JG Clancy’s A’s, who made the Mets look good last night – thanks to Mike Conforto’s two dingers and a 5-out save by Big Balls Blevins. Here’s the Cespy Stuff ripped from Mets.com:
Early Friday: The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Cespedes as saying he would like to finish his Major League career with the A’s, the organization that brought him to the United States from Cuba in 2012. While Cespedes did not retract that notion, saying “it would be nice” if he finished his playing days in Oakland, he called the article a “misrepresentation” of his comments and “a little bit of an error” on the author’s part.
Post-game last night: “This is my home,” Cespedes said through an interpreter following the Mets’ 7-5 win over the A’s. “This is my team. I love those fans. I can’t say that enough that this is my home.”
Oy. Vey. And if this is your home, stop using an interpreter. You’ve been in the USA for 6 seasons.
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