Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Softball Scam

"A former treasurer of the Rhode Island Fast Pitch Softball Coaches Association has been charged with embezzling from the organization, State Police superintendent Colonel Steven O’Donnell said in a statement Saturday. Steven Zina, 55, of Bristol was arrested at his home Friday after allegedly taking more than $12,000 from the association’s account. State Police began investigating in April, after members of the nonprofit group said they were concerned Zina might have taken funds. Zina was charged with embezzlement, compounding a felony, and obtaining money under false pretenses, O’Donnell said. "

Did you see who is calling the game?

Don Orsillo will not return on Red Sox telecasts next season

ESPN yanks Curt Schilling from broadcasts after offensive tweet

ESPN has removed analyst Curt Schilling from its Little League World Series broadcast after the former Red Sox pitcher tweeted a photo that compared Muslims with Nazis.

The photo was of Adolf Hitler along with the words: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”

Schilling tweeted “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s,” along with the photo.

He tweeted it just before 11 a.m. Tuesday and quickly deleted it.

ESPN’s vice president of communications, Josh Krulewitz, condemned the tweet in a statement on behalf of the company.

Schilling, who works regularly on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, responded to several people individually on Twitter, saying “my mistake” and that he’s “owned it.” He later posted an apology. 

Just suspended? Not fired?

Was feeling sorry for him, but now.... I won't miss him.

Will you?