NY Mets closer K-Rod attacks his father-in-law



 NY Mets highly emotional closer Frankie Rodriguez aka K-Rod has been charged with 3rd degree assault for attacking his father-in-law after the game in the family room at Citi Field (Mets home ballpark).  Sports New York (SNY) reporter Kevin Burkhardt has reported that after the game while reporters were interviewing players K-Rod became upset when a reporter asked if was available to pitch tonite.  K-Rod then yelled at reporters to “Get Away!” as he stormed off; a few minutes later Kevin Burkhardt tried to talk to K-Rod when he once again aggressively told reporters, “I didn’t pitch, why do I have to talk to you guys…”.  K-Rod then left the clubhouse and entered the family room where he reportedly attacked his father-in-law leaving him with bruises on his face.  K-Rod has been detained at Citi Field by the police while his father-in-law was taken to the hospital.  

K-Rod’s frustration comes from him not being used in tonight’s game against the Colorado Rockies.  With 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd in the top of the 8th inning; Mets winning 2-1 and in desperate need of victories.  Jerry Manuel (Mets manager) decided to not use K-Rod for the 4 out save; instead Manual with Manny Acosta who would then give up a Grand-Slam to former Met Melvin Mora.   

K-Rod has on more than one occasion has told the Mets coaching staff that he rather be over worked as he is more effective that way.  In a big game K-Rod wants to be on the field and these days every game is a big game for the Mets. The frustration that spilled over into the altercation with reporters and his father-in-law is without a doubt a result of how Jerry Manuel is using his closer.  In no way am I condoning K-Rod’s behavior; there is no reason to physically assault anyone because of what happened in a baseball game.  But for the SNY team (Kevin Burkhardt and Bobby Ojeda) to say that Jerry Manuel’s handling of this team and the K-Rod incident are unrelated has to be one of the dumbest statements I have heard.  Soon after making that statement Kevin Burkhardt then reports that there are Mets players who are unhappy with the way the is being run.  

Do me a favor Kevin its real simple; K-Rod is upset after the game because he feels he is not being properly used by the manager.  Then you report that players are not happy with the way the team is being run; again by the manager.    

Hello Captain Obvious it’s clear Jerry Manuel’s way of handling the team is affecting everyone!!!!  

As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – Charles Rangel, “I am not going away…”

Charles Rangel


In the next couple of days I hope Charles Rangel realizes the foolishness of his rant on the floor of the House of Representatives.  According to CBS News the House Ethics Committee have charged Rangel with allegedly inappropriately solicited donations for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College of New York, for errors and omissions on his financial disclosure forms, failing to report and pay taxes on rental income for a beach villa, and inappropriately allowed his campaign committees to use a rent subsided apartment. 

When Democrats took control of the House and Senate back in 2007; they took control of a House that was infested with corruption.  New Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made a promise to the American people that she would “Drain the Swamp” of corruption.  When you have a culture of corruption it is difficult to change that culture; especially if that culture has been around for 29 years.  Over time the act of bending rules and looking the other way can become 2nd nature and I believe this is the scenario that Mr. Rangel is caught up in.  In all honesty I don’t believe for a second that Rangel is the only congressman acting inappropriately; I just think he was caught with his hand in the proverbial cookie jar.  What Rangel has to understand there is no easy transition from a corrupt culture; if you don’t go after all inappropriate activity you will never “Drain the Swamp”

On Tuesday Rangel’s frustration seemed to boil over as he took to the floor of the House and gave a rant defending himself against allegations.  Unfortunately Rangel decided he would use time set aside to discuss the $26.1 Billion State Aid Package that would save the jobs of over 100,000 teachers across the United States; to plead his case.  His rant reeks of desperation as he embarrasses himself; also I have no idea why anyone was clapping during this rant.  Oh yeah this was a 30 minute rant by Rangel 

I have no issue with Charles Rangel wanting to plead his case, but you cannot have an outburst like this during the debate of a bill that will save the jobs of teachers.  There is a time and place for this and on the floor of the House during discussion of legislation is not the time to plead your case for ethics violations.  Pull yourself together sir!! 


As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!