Milledge's rap sheet grows - new CD by Mets prospect upsets team Print
Written by Admin   
Wednesday, 16 May 2007 13:36
MLB Headline News

 NEW YORK (AP) -Mets prospect Lastings Milledge is in trouble with team once again, this time for making a rap CD that uses foul and offensive language.
The song, ``Bend Ya Knees'' was on the Web site www.souljaboirecords.com, the record label the 22-year-old outfielder founded. Milledge can be heard using a racist term for blacks and language derogatory to women.
``We don't approve of the lyrics,'' New York general manager Omar Minaya said Wednesday.
Minaya said he spoke to Milledge - currently at Triple-A New Orleans and on the disabled list - and conveyed the team's position. Minaya said no disciplinary action had been taken, but added that could change.
``We're going to review the conversation and we'll go from there,'' he said. ``He's understanding why we feel that way.''
While the song was removed from the Web site earlier Wednesday, Minaya said he believed the song was going to be released.
``We can't do anything to prevent its release,'' he said.
Milledge was 0-for-3 with the Mets before being sent to the minors on April 13. In his rookie season, he hit .239 with four home runs in 166 at-bats.
Milledge was the Mets' top prospect when he made his major league debut in the middle of last year. In his first month, he showed off the talent that made him such a highly regarded rookie, but also made his share of mistakes on and off the field.
After hitting his first big league homer - a tying drive with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning against San Francisco - he perturbed players in both dugouts by high-fiving fans along the railing when he ran out to right field to take his position.
Later, he was reprimanded for not running hard on the bases. He also arrived late to the clubhouse in Philadelphia for a day game.
Near the end of the season, a pointed sign was posted in his locker at Washington - ``Know your place, rook. Your teammates,'' it said.
Milledge is out of action because of an injured right foot injury. He isn't expected to be ready to play for at least another few weeks.
``His focus is to get healthy,'' Minaya said.
Manager Willie Randolph sidestepped questions about Milledge before the game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
``I don't have any reaction,'' he said. ``I haven't heard much about it.''
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 930 Colorado Rockies 97%
#2 921 Detroit Tigers 92%
#3 908 Milwaukee Brewers 90%
#4 904 Cincinnati Reds 85%
#5 902 New York Mets 79%
#6 925 Oakland Athletics 78%
#7 905 Washington Nationals 75%
#8 919 Boston Red Sox 69%
#9 915 Chicago White Sox 64%
#10 923 Los Angeles Angels 58%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 11/2
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 11/2
DETROIT TIGERS 13/2
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 10/1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 12/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 12/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 12/1
TORONTO BLUE JAYS 14/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com