The Morning Rat Race

COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 27: Hall of Famer George Brett is introduced during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Clark Sports Center on July 27, 2014 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!   Davey Mac here back with a major league Sports Report for ya to get your week started!   We’ve got all the scores and news you need to know in the World of Sports so that you can go into any bar and win any sports debate!   But before we get to the Scoreboard…today is the 40th Anniversary of the infamous “Pine Tar Incident” from Major League Baseball.

The date was July 24th, 1983…and the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals were playing each other in Yankee Stadium.  The Royals’ All-Star third baseman (and future Hall-Of-Famer) George Brett stepped to the plate and slammed a huge home run for Kansas City.

But, the Yankees’ brilliant manager Billy Martin had a trick up his sleeve.   He told the umpire that Brett was using too much pine tar on his bat…and referenced a little-known rule that if there is more pine tar on the bat than the width of home plate…the batter would be called out and the hit would not count.   Billy was nuts at times…but he was also a baseball genius.

Billy Martin

Billy Martin of the New York Yankees looks on during a game.


The umpire then ruled Brett out and the Royal went absolutely bonkers.   Check out the clips below from this legendary moment in baseball!



  • Yanks Sweep Royals

    The Yankees finally had a good weekend as the Yanks swept the Kansas City Royals with yesterday’s win…final score…Yankees 8…Royals 5.   Anthony Rizzo snapped his homerless streak (which had reached 45 games without a home run) as Rizzo slugged his 12th homer yesterday.   Gleyber Torres added his 16th home run of the year.   The Yankees improve to 53 and 47.

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 23: Anthony Rizzo #48 of the New York Yankees hits a fourth inning home run against the Kansas City Royals during their game at Yankee Stadium on July 23, 2023 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Mets Lose To Boston

    Meanwhile, the Mets lost to the Red Sox last night…6 to 1.   Carlos Carrasco receives the loss as he drops to 3 and 4 for the season.    The Mets fall to 46 and 53 for the year.

    New York Mets v Boston Red Sox

    BOSTON, MA – JULY 23: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the New York Mets pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Fenway Park on July 23, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo By Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Take Down Cleveland

    The Phillies beat the Cleveland Guardians…8 to 5.   Bryce Harper had two big RBI for the Phillies in the 10th inning of the game…as they go to 53 and 46 for the year.

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cleveland Guardians

    CLEVELAND, OHIO – JULY 23: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single during the tenth inning of the game against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on July 23, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

  • Two New Inductees In Baseball Hall Of Fame

    Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday during a ceremony on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, New York.   McGriff finished with 493 career homers and won a World Series with the 1995 Braves…meanwhile Rolen was a defensive standout for the Phillies and Cardinals and won a World Series with St. Louis in 2006.

    2023 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK – JULY 23: Inductees Fred McGriff (L) and Scott Rolen pose for a photograph with their plaques during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Clark Sports Center on July 23, 2023 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Jordan Sells Hornets

    Michael Jordan sold off his majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets…and the NBA has approved the deal.   Jordan paid $275 million for a majority stake in the franchise in 2010…and the current evaluation of the franchise is $3 billion…so Jordan stands to make a lot of money.

    NBA All-Star Game 2016

    TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 14: NBA hall of famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan walks off the court during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Jets' Williams Says Defense Will Be #1 In NFL

    Jets’ defensive tackle Quinnen Williams says the Jets defense wants to be the number one defense in the NFL….and linebacker C.J. Mosley agrees with him.   This comes pretty quickly after Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson says the team’s goal is to WIN the Super Bowl!   Too much pressure for the Jets?

    New York Jets v Miami Dolphins

    MIAMI, FL – NOVEMBER 03: Quinnen Williams #95 of the New York Jets celebrates after sacking Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of the game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

  • Hamlin Wins At Pocono Raceway

    Denny Hamlin was back in victory lane yesterday at Pocono Raceway after winning the race… giving Hamlin a track-record seven wins and 50 overall in his Cup career.   Hamlin also earned Toyota its 600th career NASCAR victory.

    NASCAR Cup Series 400

    LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 23: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Mavis Tires & Brakes Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 23, 2023 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

  • American Harman Wins British Open

    American journeyman Brian Harman won his first Major yesterday as Harman captured the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club at 13 under.   At 36, Harman, is the oldest first-time major champion since Spain’s Sergio Garcia won the Masters in 2017 when he was 37.

    The 151st Open - Day Four

    HOYLAKE, ENGLAND – JULY 23: Brian Harman of the United States hoists the Claret Jug whilst celebrating winning The Open on Day Four of The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on July 23, 2023 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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