Is Michelle Wie a She? If She is, Wie Needs to Be Back on the LPG(Kitchen)/Hoppers/All-Stars/Fred Whitfield

Posted by Andy Durham on July 18, 2006 at 10:13 am under High School, Professional | Read the First Comment

If Michelle Wie is a she which we know that’s the case, she needs to be back on the Women’s Golf Tour. Wie has been trying to compete with the men but she can’t even win on the LPGA circuit. At the John Deere Classic last weekend Michelle withdrew because it was too hot. Her male playing partners were glad she dropped out because she was slowing them down. We are not here to bury Ms. Wie, but why won’t she prove herself on the Ladies Tour first. Wie is only 16 so what’s she doing trying to jump over to the Men’s Tour when she hasn’t experienced any success with the WOMEN.

Michelle should get back into the Kitchen and stay there until she shows she can compete with her own gender. It may be too hot in the Kitchen for Michelle and that is why she is attempting to make it on the Golf Course. I don’t have anything against Wie, but this young lady thinks she is ready to take on the MEN and she can’t even beat the WOMEN.

It all goes back to something that I wrote about here at GBS several weeks ago. You have to pay your dues and Wie is trying to get to the top of someone else’s game for FREE. Pay your dues on the LPGA and prove you can be a winner and then maybe you can think about competing with the higher level men’s golf group. The bottom line right now is your’e not good enough and you can’t take it, that’s why you walked out of the John Deere Classic last week. It’s tough out here in the real world and it is also very hot, so go back to the Kitchen(LPGA) and do something and quit slowing things down and wasting the paper your name is written on over at the MEN’s golf desk.

What are your thoughts about Ms. Wie? The Greensboro Grasshoppers fell to the Lakewood Blueclaws for the first time at home this season on Monday night at First Horizon Park. The Hoppers faced one of the South Atlantic League’s top pitchers in Matt Maloney and the Blueclaws pulled out a 4-2 victory. Lakewood hit 3 homeruns in the contest and the last one was the big blast that broke open a 2-2 tie and it came in the 7th inning off Hoppers reliever Bradley Stone. Avelino Asprilla connected for the two-run shot and the Hoppers saw their 3 game winning streak come to a halt after the Hoppers had led in this game 2-1 after 3 innings.

Maloney was just too much with the Claws starter striking out 6 and walking only the first Hopper batter of the game James Guerrrero. Maloney went 7 innings and he proved you may rough him up a little early but he’s gonna be there when the game is on the line. Maloney is at the top of the SAL in Strikeouts, ERA, and Innings pitched. He hurt his hand on an attempt to field a ball barehanded but it seemed like when he got hurt for a second and he made one bad throw for an error, after that he locked it down and was untouchable.

The Hoppers sent first-time starter Brett Sinkbeil to the hill and he gave up a couple of solo homeruns, but other than that he was very impressive and left the game after 6 and got no decision. It was encouraging to see Sinkbeil last that long in his first start and he gave up no walks. Bradley Stone from the Hoppers’ bullpen took the loss and he falls to 0-2 on the year. It’s a new day today(Tuesday) as the Hoppers take on Lakewood at 12:30pm in the last game of the 4 game set with the Blueclaws.

William Graves was named the MVP of the boys East-West All-Star basketball game on Monday night. Graves pumped in 24 points to lead the West to the 109-93 victory. WG out of Dudley will be headed to UNC-Chapel Hill full-time in the fall. William has been doing some work at Chapel Hill during this summer. Robert Johnson also from Dudley scored 13 points to help the West come out on top. Johnson was a last-minute replacement for Marsharee Neeley out of Page. The East girls help salvage a split with a 80-67 win over the West. Soccer action continues tonight at the UNCG Soccer Complex.

Congratulations to Fred Whitfield on his new job with his old friend Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats. Fred has worked hard and he has paid his dues and it’s good to see him get a chance to lead the Bobcats as team President. I’ve known Fred to some degree for about 20 years and he is man who had a dream and he is living it out. Fred knows how to work with people and that has taken him a long way. I was doing some Radio work back in the early 90’s and was putting together a basketball team for a Crime Stoppers game for charity. Fred has always been a busy man but he took time to play on our team and helped us finish in 2nd place losing to 102 Jamz in the Finals. Fred’s work with his Achievements Unlimited Basketball Camp has also been a big boost for our community.

Hope your having a good day and watch for more game photos coming soon from Christian Lewis.


  • Marshall Brown said,

    I do agree that Michelle Wie needs to pay her dues. At least wait until you can turn pro on the ladies side and then swich in a few years. Maybe she really is transgendered and it just hasn’t come out yet. I also agree with Jean van de Velde. Men should be allowed to play with the women as well. If you are a “middle of the pack” mens golfer, it is possible you could be winning more money winning a few tourneys on the ladies side.