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Mitchell Report Conclusion: When Are We Going To Hear “This Is a Sad Day For Baseball?”

Posted in Andy Pettitte, Brian McNamee, Bud Selig, Donald Fehr, Fay Vincent, George Mitchell, Jason Giambi, John McCain, Kirk Radomski, MLB, New York Mets, New York Times, New York Yankees, Roger Clemens, Sports Illustrated, Steroid Testing on December 13, 2007 by mizzo

Dude, are we busted?

The report is out.

Does anyone really care? If so, what impact will Mitchell’s report have on baseball? Clemens has been named. Will the media and baseball fans come after him with Bonds like veracity?

Anyone want to view a stream of report at work click here.

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Shocker: C.C. Wins the Cy Young; Lloyd Carr Done At Michigan; Sup With These Young Boys? Posada Reportedly Signs; Braun, Pedroia Rookies Of the Year

Posted in Blogroll, Brandon Jennings, C.C. Sabathia, Cy Young Award, Delmon Young, Derrick Rose, Dustin Pedroia, Eric Gordon, Fausto Carmona, Gaylord Perry, Jonny Flynn, Jorge Posada, Josh Beckett, Lloyd Carr, Michael Beasley, New York Yankees, O.J. Mayo, Ohio State University, Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, University of Michigan, USC on November 13, 2007 by mizzo

First off, I have to say Happy Birthday to my lil sis. Thanks for all you’ve done Gina. I love you very much 🙂

Birthday wishes also go out to Ron Artest. Happy Birthday brotha. Thanks.

Props to Dwil for his SOMM mention in Jemele Hill’s latest.


C.C. Sabathia wins Cy Young Award

Wasn’t a surprise to me brotha

I’m shocked. Beckett second.

Sports writers were swinging on Beckett’s jock the last two months of the season. There is no denying Beckett was a monster during the playoffs. Anyone outside of Cleveland who seriously entertained the notion Sabathia would win this award is a liar. Straight up. If anything, I thought his teammate Fausto Carmona would takes some votes and Beckett would win in a landslide. He’s the first Indians pitcher since Gaylord Focker Perry won the award in ’72. Does it make up for Albert Belle not winning in ’95? Of course not.

C.C. was 19-7 with a 3.21 earned run average. Maybe the reasoning behind Sabathia winning was he pitched 40 more innings than Beckett. Becket was on the dl–most likely to rest the ace–and maybe durability was a question.

Sabathia received 18 of 29 first place votes.


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Good Morning America: Starter Number 4 is Here!

Posted in A. CinQue Carter, American League, American League Pennant, Ben Osborne, Black Sports Writers, Boston, Boston Red Sox, Brad Pye, CinQue, Grady Little, Howie Evans, J.A. Adande, Leland Stein, Manny Ramirez, Michael Smith, Michael Tillery, Mizzo, New York Yankees, Red Sox, Red Sox Bullpen, Scoop Jackson, Terry Francona, Tim Wakefield, Yankees on November 1, 2007 by anthonycarter

October 28, 2007

So here I am, ready to roll. I am Anthony CinQue (pronounced sin-kyoo) Carter. This is my first post to The Starting Five. How’d I get here? My man, J.A. Adande set me up with the founder, Mizzo, and the rest was history. I’ve done a little bit in my time; written for a few papers and magazines and sites. But this is EXCITING! I’m really looking forward to a long-lasting relationship with America through The Starting Five. Mizzo told me to just be myself on this site. He told me not to pull punches and not to sugar-coat anything. That’s just my style.

Before I go any further, I need to give shouts to those that directly paved the way for me in journalism: the legendary Brad Pye, Jr., Leland Stein (The Michigan Chronicle), Haywood Galbreath (HGSTAR1NEWS), J.A. Adande (ESPN /, Scoop Jackson (, Howie Evans (The New York Amsterdam News), and others. Thanks fellas. It’s been a long time coming. Big ups to my man Ben Osborne (formerly of KING Magazine), new EIC at SLAM! I used to write for him at KING. Big ups to my man Mizzo for bringing me onboard. Big ups to Michael Smith (ESPN / for being down to earth and cool when I hung with he and J.A. on Miami Beach during the festivities at Super Bowl XLI. By the way, J.A. had me walking the red carpet at a particular very private affair that weekend. He’s always looked out for me though.

So, here we go.
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