The sports world has been active, from the beginning of the NBA and NHL playoffs, to the opening month of the Major League Baseball season, to the upcoming NFL Draft and more.

So as the sports world turns, the stories pile up and more sports frustration emerges.  Don’t sweat it, The Wife Hates Sports has them all covered – in lycopene, that is.

Throwing Tomatoes: April 20, 2011throwingtomatoesbanner

The McCourt’s Ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s arguably the most painful and documented divorce in the United States, and the story of the McCourt’s ownership took another turn for the worse today as it was announced that Major League Baseball wil take control of the Dodgers.

Of all the teams, it wound up being one of baseball’s most famous and historical franchises?  What’s next, the Dodgers erect “SELIGWOOD” where “MANNYWOOD” used to be?


KP jokes, yet still wonders if “SELIGWOOD” will appear in LA in the near future

Ryan Mallett

Nearly two weeks ago, QB prospect Ryan Mallett missed most of his meetings during a visit with the Carolina Panthers due to an illness.  Some reports have emerged that Mallett was sick with nausea due to being out late the previous night.  J.R. Carroll, Mallett’s agent, has adamantly denied the reports, stating that he was “pretty sure Ryan was really, really sick.”

Two key words: “pretty sure” – and I have two more: “uh huh”.  I like Mallett’s talent, but his name keeps popping up in the wrong headlines, leaving me to think of another QB named Ryan…

New York in the Playoffs

Comparing hockey and basketball is apples and oranges, but during this playoff season, the city of New York is nothing but rotten apples:

New York Knicks – A 2-0 series deficit to Boston, including 2 last minute losses and dealing with injuries to key contributors Amar’e Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups

New York Rangers – A 3-1 series deficit to Washington, including 2 overtime losses and a blown 3-0 lead in the 3rd period of Game 4.splatteredtomato

Shaq and the Boston Celtics

A report via the Eagle-Tribune is saying that Shaquille O’Neal is likely out the rest of the playoffs, and there’s a good chance the “Big Shamrock” could also choose to retire after the season.

Whether O’Neal is out for good remains to be seen, but if so, the news would be a major hit to Boston’s size and depth as the playoffs continue on.  The Celtics – while up 2-0 on New York – needed two last minute charges in order to get to this point – and that includes Game 2, where the Knicks were without both Amar’e Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups for most of the game.

Headline: “Did Cubs throw 1918 World Series vs Red Sox?”

That’s just the news that Cubs fans want to hear.  But on the bright side Chi-town, the idea came from Eddie Cicotte – and he doesn’t appear to be related to Steve Bartman.

And finally…

…a quick-strike of red to the following teams…


New York Mets – The worst record in baseball (5-13)

Texas Rangers – Losers of 6 of 8 and struggling since Josh Hamilton injury

Minnesota Twins – Just 6 HR as a team and an overall .231 batting average

Carl Crawford (Red Sox) – .143 avg in 63 AB’s

James Loney (Dodgers) – .176 in 68 AB’s

Jayson Werth (Nationals) – Huge new deal, but batting just .200 with his new team


This has been Throwing Tomatoes, where for a limited time, rotten apples are also accepted as a method of punishment.

Throwing Tomatoes is a feature that Kevin Paul started five years ago when blogging in the Fox Sports community.  It has been featured numerous times, including on the Fox Sports home page on several occasions.

Who Deserves The BIGGEST Tomato This Week?

  • Frank McCourt (40%, 2 Votes)
  • Carl Crawford (40%, 2 Votes)
  • Ryan Mallett (20%, 1 Votes)
  • Jayson Werth (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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