Cardinals send rookies to Starbucks to pick up order

By Bloguin Staff

It’s easy and popular to mock the Cardinals these day, especially when it comes to the “Cardinals Way” and “Best Fans in Baseball” platitudes often associated with the team and its fanbase.

But let’s give the Cards a little bit of credit for originality when it comes to rookie hazing. In recent years, the rituals of sending rookie relievers out to the bullpen with backpacks devoted to kids merchandise such as Hello Kitty and My Little Pony, or making rookies dress up in costumes during road trips, have become almost standard throughout MLB. The practice has become kind of old.

On Tuesday, the Cardinals took a different approach to indoctrinating their rookies to The Show during their series versus the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Accompanied negozi scarpe running by bullpen catcher Kleininger Teran, the team sent rookie pitchers Miguel Socolovich, Mitch Harris and Marcus Hatley to a Wrigleyville Starbucks to pick up a drink order.

Here are Instagram photos from St. Louis Post-Dispatch beat reporter Derrick Goold:

You can see another photo of the rookies walking back to Wrigley LeBron 12 Easter Scarpe Field here.

Hopefully, those guys got the orders right. And even if they didn’t, it’s not difficult to imagine a veteran sending a rookie back to Starbucks to get the correct drink, preferably a complicated one implementing all the proper lingo.

No report yet Nike Air Max 90 Homme from Goold as towhether or not the barista wrote the correct names on those cups. Is it hoping for too much that Socolovitch gave his last name when placing his order?

Froome Maybe The Most Contested Tour In Recent Year

Chris Froome has said that Vincenzo Nibali of Astana could be strong in the first week of the 102nd Tour De France.

Froome the winner of the Cheap Nike KD VI 100th Tour De France, said at the Team Sky press conference in the Jarbuur centre in Utrecht: “I think Vincenzo is the one to really watch within first week, and he will look to gain time with that classics-style racing.

“With Alberto, I’ve no doubt that he’s in amazing shape after winning the Giro d’Italia. He’s set himself the big task of the double, that’s the big challenge for him and it’s going to be interesting to see how he holds up in the third week given that he’s already got a Grand Tour in Lebron 13 his legs.

“We haven’t seen too much of Nairo this season but I have no doubt he’s going."

Froome, Nike Elastico Superfly along with Nibali, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana are the race favourites but the Team Sky rider said: “The race is a lot more open in that sense, it’s not going to be a two-horse race.

"When you get up into the mountains, you can’t just watch one guy, you could have a list of eight guys you have to follow and that’s one of the things about this year’s Tour.

“It’s going to be a full-on race, maybe the most contested Tour we’ve seen in recent years.”

Gladbach loan Danish defender Christensen from Chelsea

Borussia Moenchengladbach have agreed a two-year loandeal for Chelsea defender
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Harvey Pollack, employed in NBA since its first season, dies at 93

Harvey Pollack, the last original employee of the NBA’s inaugural season to still be working in the league, has died. He was 93.

Pollack died on Tuesday. Pollack worked for the Philadelphia 76ers at the time of his death, spending the past 28 years as the team’s director of statistical information.

In 1946, Pollack began his career with the Philadelphia Warriors of the Basketball Association of America, which later merged with the National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association, as the team’s assistant publicity director.

He sat courtside on March 6, 1962, when Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored a record 100 points against the New York Knicks. When the game was over, Pollack stuffed the ball in Chamberlain’s duffel bag and organized a famed photo. Pollack wrote ”100” on a piece of paper and gave it to Chamberlain to hold for the classic black-and-white snapshot.

”He may never have laced up his sneakers, but few have done more to advance the game, in the NBA or Philadelphia basketball, than Harvey,” Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said. ”He did what he loved until the end, and shared that love of statistics and basketball with his family, who we remember at this difficult time.

”We count ourselves incredibly lucky to have had his wealth of knowledge, indomitable spirit, passionate drive and love for our sport with us here in Philadelphia and with the Sixers for so many years. He will be missed while his legacy will endure.”

Pollack was awarded the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It is the highest honor bestowed to an individual outside of enshrinement.

”He documented NBA history for nearly 70 years with passion, curiosity and a relentless work ethic,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. ”Harvey has been a true caretaker and ambassador of the game, and he will be sorely missed.”

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    Known as the ”Super Stat,” Pollack was widely considered Sapatilhas de Marca the engineer of modern-day basketball statistics. Pollack was credited with beginning the league’s official tracking of offensive and defensive rebounds, steals, turnovers, blocked shots and minutes played. He coined the triple-double.

    ”I don’t have a favorite stat,” Pollack said. ”I like to keep stats, period.”

    The number crunching started in 1942 when Pollack Chaussure Nike Flash Pack was the student-manager for Temple basketball and he realized he could do more than keep track of points and shots. He made columns for rebounds, assists and blocked shots, stats that would eventually become routine but were revolutionary for college hoops.

    After a stint in the war after graduation, he worked as a sports writer for the Philadelphia Bulletin. He kept stats at basketball doubleheaders and eventually was hired by the Warriors as an assistant PR director.

    He was promoted a few years later and worked as head PR director for the Warriors/76ers all the way until the late 1980s.

    The 76ers’ run toward their first championship in 1966-67 prompted the organization to put Pollack in charge of a midseason media guide, their first. The book was only 24 pages and each one had a beer ad. The 76ers’ all-time roster took up two pages.

    ”Harvey Pollack’s Statistical Yearbook,” was printed annually for decades, including this season, and was stuffed with info on slams, streaks, standings and steals.

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    In his 90s, Pollack often plugged away at a typewriter, not much different than the one he lugged to Hershey, Pennsylvania, on March 6, 1962, when Chamberlain scored 100 points.

    Pollack started the night as the public relations director for the Warriors and the game statistician. With each milestone basket putting Chamberlain closer to triple digits, Pollack was pressed into action. He wrote or dictated the game story for The Associated Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer and United Press International.

    His son, Ron, who later joined Pollack on the Sixers stat crew, ran the copy to Western Union. AP photographer Paul Vathis, who attended the game as a fan, rushed to a car for his equipment. Pollack said he squashed an idea of posing Chamberlain with the ball and wanted something more unique to preserve the moment.

    ”Why don’t we do something to show the 100 points,” Pollack said.

    So Pollack wrote ”100” on a piece of paper and gave it to Chamberlain. An NBA classic was born.

    Pollack was the only person with all Sapatos De Futebol Mercurial Superfly CR7 four Philly pro basketball championship rings, earning them with the Warriors in 1946-47 and 1955-56 and the Sixers in 1966-67 and 1982-83.

    ”Harvey embodied our league’s great history and its extraordinary aspirations,” NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern said.

    ”At a time when statistics are giving all of us a new perspective on the game, we have lost someone who understood its nuances in a way that will never be duplicated.”

    At one point, Pollack headed stat crews at six major Philadelphia-area colleges simultaneously and was Temple football’s statistician for more than 60 years.

    He also spent time in charge of the stats crew for the Philadelphia Wings of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League and the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.

    Pollack served as the head of the stats crew for the NFL’s Baltimore Colts for 15 seasons.

    Pollack balanced his career in sports with entertainment, and would write a column for a suburban weekly. He reviewed restaurants, concerts, or traveling Broadway shows. He even did the circus.

    ”I never had a job that I didn’t like,” Pollack said. ”I never had a job that when I got up in the morning, I said, `Oh do I have to go into the office today?’ I never had a job where I didn’t have something to do when I got in.”

  • Miami Dolphins Fans Rightly Named The Worst In NFL

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    There are very few?NFL teams that have the history of the Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately to a lot of people, that history is ancient. That could be a major reason why Dolphins’ rooters were named the 32nd best group of fans in the league in a recent marketing analysis done by Emory University. That’s 32nd?as in dead last. Even the woeful Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and?Oakland Raiders?had higher-ranked fans. Sadly, I’m not shocked by this study.

    This analysis was in the works for three years and used hard data to come up with the results. In particular, the people at Emory used market outcomes such as attendance, prices and revenues to form their list. All you really have to do is watch a game at Sun Life Stadium to realize that fandom is far from perfect in Miami. Ever since the Dolphins dashed from the intimate Orange Bowl in the mid 1980s, it seems like they Nike Kobe X Chaussure have lost any home-field advantage.

    Cheering in Sun Life is usually louder when the visiting team makes a huge play. That could be traced to the fact that many of the fans that go to Dolphins’ games are transplants that have remained loyal to the squad that was their original “home” team before heading south. It is really noticeable (and nauseating) when the New York Jets?or the New England Patriots are in town. For those opposing fans who don’t live in Florida, it is refreshing to take a late autumn road trip to South Beach to watch their beloved boys.

    Tickets are easy to Christian Louboutin Italia come by in Miami for those vacationers because very few locals are sucking the ducats up. Great weather forces Floridians to hit the beach on a Sunday afternoon rather than sit packed like sardines in a sun-drenched stadium. For those people who don’t like to venture to the water, there is chilling air conditioning in their homes and obscenely large HD televisions airing the event.

    The real bottom line on why the Dolphins have the worse fans, however, has to do with the product on the field. There are very few die-hard, lifelong “Fish Fans” under the age of 40. Miami has won just one playoff game since the turn of this century and has only been back to the playoffs twice more since then (the last time in 2008). The Dolphins haven’t gone to the Super Bowl since 1985 when they were blown out by the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX. That was Dan Marino’s second season as a pro quarterback.

    You remember Marino don’t you? Sadly, there is a whole host of young Dolfans who wouldn’t care less about the legend if their dads didn’t reminisce about him so much. The last dominant Dolphins player was probably defensive star Jason Taylor, and he hasn’t even played since 2011. Don’t even try to bring up names like Bob Griese, Larry Csonka or Nick Buoniconti to a kid under 20 without being looked at like you were from another universe.

    In all fairness to the youth of Dade County, would you cheer for the ragtag bunch of underachievers the Dolphins have trotted onto the turf the past 15 years? Even this last bunch of teams that were supposed to be contenders failed miserably down the stretch and missed the playoffs. To a lot of teenagers, if you can’t Lebron 12 Chaussures draft someone in your Fantasy Football league, he doesn’t exist. There hasn’t been a run on Miami players lately in most drafts. Hopefully, an influx of new talent such as the sensational Ndamukong Suh, Kenny Stills and Jordan Cameron can mesh with up and coming homegrown talent like Ryan Tannehill, Jarvis Landry and Olivier Vernon to excite the fanbase and stimulate some jersey sales.

    The fanatics that were analyzed to be the best in the NFL were the followers of the?Dallas Cowboys. Like the Dolphins, Dallas has had a long and storied past, but unlike Miami, has reinvented themselves in each decade since the 1970s. The Cowboys first championship appearance was in Super Bowl VI. They won that game and four more over the next 25 years.

    The team Dallas beat to earn that first Lombardi Trophy was the Dolphins. Now, if those two teams were to have a rematch in Super Bowl 50, I’m sure Dolphins’ fans would come out of the woodwork. Then perhaps it would move Miami from worst to first on that Emory University list.

    James Faulkner faces testing times, but will learn from his mistake

    Two months ago James Faulkner was looking to put his feet up and spend some time at home at the conclusion of the Indian Premier League after 12 months of non-stop cricket.

    But Pat Howard, Cricket Australia’s high performance manager, had other ideas – he wanted Faulkner to replace Ashes tourist Peter Siddle as the overseas player at Lancashire. His logic was simple: let’s have the combative all-rounder up and running Nouveaut��s Nike Kobe X in case one of the touring squad falls over.

    Things were going well for Faulkner until Thursday night’s driving indiscretion. He had his mojo back as the finisher in T20 cricket for his new club, and he had scored a maiden first-class hundred and bowled plenty of overs in four-day cricket. He was ready if that wonky Ryan Harris knee didn’t come up.

    All eyes are now focused on Cardiff on Wednesday, but Friday night was going to be a nice little appetiser for any Aussie cricket fans three hours away in Manchester – a big T20 match between Lancashire and Yorkshire featuring three World Cup stars: Faulkner against Victorian duo Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell under the tutelage of Jason Gillespie.

    A full house and raucous atmosphere ensured a fun evening, and Lancashire got the desired result. But it wasn’t a great evening from an Australian perspective: the red rose county’s main man was missing from the team sheet after news of his drink-driving offence broke a sapatos Kobe 10 couple of hours before starting time, while Finch and Maxwell had quiet games by their standards.

    Faulkner isn’t the first cricketer to make a poor decision behind the wheel, but he’ll go through a range of remorseful emotions over the coming weeks and months. Most importantly, he’ll learn from his mistake and bounce back, because that’s the type of young man he is.

    Cricket Australia isn’t happy and will most likely wield the big stick, excluding him from the one-day series that follows the Tests.

    For Finch and Maxwell, Nike Mercurial BHM it’s time to get their cricketing acts together. Both are massive talents who have been beset by either injury or lack of opportunity since the World Cup. And so to Cardiff, and what we’ve all been waiting for. Australia are hot favourites, but how will that bowling depth be looking in a month’s time?

    Wallaby lock desperate to return home

    Wallaby lock desperate to return home

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    Dublin-based Wallabies forward Kane Douglas, a potential key World Cup inclusion, is desperate to break his Irish club contract to return home for family reasons.

    Douglas has spoken to Leinster club officials about sorting out an agreement for him to Scarpe Nike Free Flyknit return to Australia to be with his family as soon as possible.

    The 26-year-old former NSW Waratahs lock is seeking an early compassionate release from his deal with Leinster – which runs for another two seasons – after struggling to settle in the Irish capital.

    Douglas’s mother Trish passed away in 2013 while his girlfriend is pregnant with the couple’s first child.

    He wants to play with the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby next season to be closer to his father and brother Luke, who plays NRL for the Gold Coast Titans, as well as his partner’s family.

    "There are a few things going on at home that I need to be there for," the 14-Test second-rower said in a statement from Dublin. "I didn’t think it would be this tough to be away from it all and I hope I can get back home real soon.

    "It’s been a good time but also tough here and I have spoken to the club about what’s going on with my family and I have made it pretty clear that I want to get it sorted."

    Douglas left Australia last year as Australia’s form lock and his then NSW coach, Michael Cheika, didn’t believe the Australian Rugby Union did enough to keep him.

    Now Wallabies coach, Cheika’s frustrations linger as the hard-hitting 202cm, 123kg second-rower would well be in the thick of a starting role at this year’s World Cup, kicking off in England in September, if available.

    Douglas must be signed to an Australian Super Rugby franchise to be eligible for the Wallabies at Adidas Originals ZX 500 OG Sapatos the World Cup.

    It’s understood former ARU high-performance manager David Nucifora, now working for the Irish Rugby Football Union, is pressuring Leinster not to release Douglas without a huge compensation deal.

    The ARU have already SB Dunk High rejected Leinster’s request of $370,000 for a release.

    The timing of the tug-of-war is also interesting as Douglas would need some time playing for the Wallabies before the World Cup to ensure his selection.

    What to expect from Byron Buxton after call-up by Twins

    By Chris Mitchell

    Believe it or not, the Minnesota Twins kind of look like a playoff contender. Their 34-29 record is tied for 4th best in the American, and puts them just 2.5 games behind the Royals in the AL Central. They also hold a slim lead over the Rangers and the Tigers in theWild Card chase. The Twins have recordedone of the better records in baseball over the season’s first two and a half months. This is a fact. They have those wins in the bank. But it’s not at all clear they have the talent on their roster to keep winning going forward. Several Twins have outperformed their projections to date, and it remains to be seen if first-half contributors, likeBrian DozierandMike Pelfrey, will be able to keep up the pace down the stretch.

    But the Twins will have some additional help in the form ofByron Buxton— their new centerfielder. The Twins summoned the 21-year-old from Double-A Chattanooga before Sunday night’s game. Buxton’s gone one for seven in the big leagues so far, but that one was astand-up triple. Typical Buxton. Prior to his call up, he hadtwice as many three-baggersas any other player in Double-A.

    Prospect evaluators have been drooling over Buxton’s tools since he was in high school. The Twins selected the Georgia native second overall in the 2012 amateur draft, and his name immediately started showing up at the tops of prospect lists. Here at FanGraphs, we’ve ranked him 16th, 1st and 2nd the last three pre-seasons. Other outlets have given him Nike Free id Chaussure similar praise, with some —MLB.comandBaseball Prospectus— ranking him as the top prospect in baseball this year, ahead ofKris Bryant.

    Buxton earned his promotion by way of a strong showing in Double-A Chattanooga. Although he was one of the youngest players in the Southern League, he still managed to hit .283/.351/.489, making him one of the top 20 or so hitters at the Double-A level. Buxton’s performance in Double-A was especially reassuring following his disappointing 2014 campaign. He hit an unspectacular .240/.313/.405 between wrist injuries last year, before adevastating head injuryended his season in August.

    Buxton’s done some nice things with the bat this year, but his offensive ability is only one part of the total package. Thanks to his 80-grade speed, he’s also a huge asset both defensively and on the base paths. Buxton swiped 20 bases in 22 attempts in Double-A this year, which gave him the eight most steals — andthe Lebron XII highest wSB— in Double-A this year. He ran wild in prior years, as well. He went 102 for 131 over his entire minor league career. Not only is that a lot of steals, but he’s stolen them at a solid 78% success rate.

    His speed also plays well in center field, where Kiley McDaniel gives him present and future fielding grades of 65 and 70, respectively. According to Baseball Prospectus’ minor league FRAA numbers, Buxton was an above-average centerfielder at every minor league stop. This year, in just 59 Double-A games, he amassed a jaw-dropping 13.9 runs better than the average Double-A center fielder.

    Buxton’s prospect pedigree has always been tied to his tools more so than his on-field performance, but KATOH’s still in love with Buxton’s stat line. Considering his 2015 numbers, my system projects him for 13.3 WAR through age-28, up from a weak 2.3 WAR after last year. Heading into the year, only three prospects —Joc Pederson,Kris BryantandJorge Soler— earned a higher projection Lebron 12 All Star than Buxton’s 13.3 mark. Buxton’s a 21-year-old with an .840 OPS in Double-A who also steals tons of bases. Players like that are few and far between.

    To get an idea of what’s become to players similar toByron Buxton, let’s pull up some comps. These should give us some sense of what the future might hold for the toolsy outfielder. Using league-adjusted, regressed stats, along with age, I calculated theMahalanobis distancebetween Buxton’s performance between Buxton’s performance and every Double-A season since 1990 in which a batter recorded at least 400 plate appearances. Below, you’ll find a list of historical players whose performances were nearest and dearest to Buxton’s, ranked from most to least similar.

    RankMah DistanceNamePA thru 28WAR thru 2811.44Dante Powell850.021.58Pat Kelly1,7994.131.84Steve Hosey610.042.01Peter Bourjos*1,54310.752.02Corey Patterson3,73110.762.02Alexis Gomez1700.072.05William Suero340.082.09Eric Patterson5750.092.17Joc Pederson*2983.3102.18Mike Humphreys1000.0112.38Arismendy Alcantara*3320.0122.60Cody Ross1,6537.2132.61Fernando Tatis2,6473.7142.65Matt Lawton2,7067.1152.67Demond Smith00.0162.72Luis Gonzalez3,09817.7172.73Chris Young3,58815.3182.79Alen Hanson*00.0192.83Gookie Dawkins1100.0202.89Kevin Flora920.0

    *Batters who have yet to play their age-28 seasons.

    Buxton’s upside is clear. He’s already a top-notch player on defense, and if his bat develops the way most think it will, he’ll be one of the league’s better hitters. Taken together, that makes for a perennial All-Star: Basically, whatCorey Pattersonalmost was in his mid-twenties.

    But Buxton’s minor league performance suggests he’s not quite ready to make that sort of impact with his bat. Buxton did a fine job against Double-A pitching this year, but his .283/.351/.489 batting line doesn’t exactly scream “big league ready”. Furthermore, the gap between Double-A and the majors is a wide one. Some hitters are able to handle the transition seamlessly, likeManny MachadoandChristian Yelichdid, but plenty of others others have struggled. Heck, evenMike Trouthit a weak .220/.281/.390 in his first crack at the big leagues after dominating in Double-A.

    Recognizing the difficulty of this jump, the projection systems aren’t overly excited about Buxton’s bat. From now until season’s end, Steamer expects a .241/.291/.377 showing from the rookie outfielder, which works out to an uninspiring 86 wRC+. That’s basicallyBen RevereorJuan Lagares. In fairness, though, the projections know nothing of Buxton’s physical tools — his untapped power and excellent bat speed — that make him such a highly-touted prospect. Buxton almost certainly has more going for him than the typical player with his stat line.

    Regardless of how well Buxton hits, he’ll almost certainly make the Twins a better team on the strength of his defense. This is especially true given the sorry state of the Twins outfield, as injuries toAaron HicksandJordan Schaferhave left the Twins with few options. On Saturday, the day before the they called up Buxton, Minnesota trotted out an outfield featuringEduardo Escobar,Shane RobinsonandEddie Rosario. Woof.

    Buxton will be the Twins everyday centerfielder from here on out, so we’ll find out sooner rather than later just how developed his bat really is. It’s possible that the Twins are being overly aggressive with Buxton, but there’s no denying that they’re a better team with him in the lineup. He’ll almost certainly provide a one or two win upgrade over whoever he’s replacing, and may even give them a bit more than that if he grows into his tools faster than expected. That alone won’t guarantee the Twins a playoff berth, but it will certainly help.

    Buxton might not make a huge impact for the Twins this year, but his best years are yet to come. He’ll patrol center field in Minnesota for the foreseeable future. And if his bat comes around the way people think it will, the Twins could have themselves a special player.

    Everton Should Be Pursuing Mohamed Salah This Summer

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    After a disappointing showing last season, Roberto Martinez needs to spend his funds?in this transfer window astutely if Everton are to re-establish themselves as, at least, a top-eight team in the Premier League again. The team stagnated last summer, but a botas de futebol Nike few exciting signings over the next few months can now propel Nike Elastico Superfly the Toffees back up the EPL standings. One man who Martinez should be targeting to help do that just that is Mohamed Salah.

    Salah has had a difficult?time at Chelsea since signing with the club in January 2014 for a reported £11million. The Egyptian has struggled to find a place in the team and has never really made any mark on Jose Mourinho and his first team plans. Salah is talented, though, and his struggles at Chelsea do not offer an accurate assessment of the attacker’s real talents.

    Salah is quick and an unpredictable dribbler with the ball. He’s also very direct and aggressive when in possession, and the winger?was finally able to exhibit some of these skills whilst on loan at?Fiorentina in the second half of last season. Salah was a revelation for La Viola and proved what he is capable of by scoring six goals in?the 16 Serie A games he played, in addition to also providing three assists.

    Salah is a Nike Kyrie 1 difference-maker in the final third; he’s someone who pushes and probes for openings, rather than simply moving the ball sideways a lot of the time. Everton need to inject that kind of pace and directness, and that type?of end product into their attack for next season. The wide areas have gone stale at Goodison Park, with the likes of Kevin Mirallas failing to hit the heights he could. Aaron Lennon was also on loan last season from Tottenham Hotspur, but he failed to really ignite and?has since?returned to his parent club.

    The Toffees already have a quality striker in Romelu Lukaku, but the Belgian needs the right players and creators now to play with him if Martinez is going to get the best out of the frontman. Salah is one player available who can create?for the likes of Lukaku and will also bring a fresh element to the Everton attack. Everton must?upgrade their attacking talent this summer, and Salah is one?man they should definitely be targeting.

    Mike Tyson To Floyd Mayweather- ‘Greatness Is Being Accepted By The People

    Mike Tyson didn’t pull any punches in bringing Floyd Mayweather down to size.

    Ahead of Mayweather’s Saturday megafight against Manny Pacquiao, Tyson was asked by the Undisputed Champion Network about Mayweather recently claiming he was better than Muhammad Ali. Tyson didn’t duck the question.

    "He’s very delusional," the former heavyweight champ said. Zapatos Lebron 12 Elite "Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of greatness with Ali, he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself. He can’t take his kids to school by himself, and he’s talking about he’s great? Zapatos Kobe 10 Easter Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people, greatness is being accepted by the people. He can’t take his kids alone to school by Supra Atom himself."

    Then, his parting shot: "He’s a little, scared man. He’s a very small, scared man."

    Of course, Ali had his say earlier.

    H/T Bleacher Report