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Bring On The San Diego Raiders

I am a lifelong fan of the San Diego Chargers. Save your pity. Your groans of sympathy. Your attempts at jokes about how much the NFL sucks and doesn’t care about its fans. I don’t want any of it because fuck the Chargers. It’s time to be all about the future. Chargers fans have been given a unique opportunity to honorably escape a franchise that has as little chance of success...
Via Rumors and Rants
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Best former MLB players not in the Hall of Fame

Best former MLB players not in the Hall of Fame
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Introducing…Gary Sheffield-Brand Cigars

A few seasons ago, Gary Sheffield hit Spring Training, but not as a player…as an agent. Going into this season, the brains behind the Sheffield Management and Entertainment Group has again added another feather to his should-be Hall of Fame (yeah, I said it!) cap. The retired slugger has entered into the cigar business. “I’ve been smoking (cigars) for 17 years,” Sheffield...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza, Hall of Famer

It isn’t often you childhood sports hero runs the gamut and is recognized for his accomplishments, but that’s about to happen for Mike Piazza. It is four years overdue, but the former Dodger and Met (who really cares about the other teams he played for?) will finally be a Hall of Famer. He’s tracking at 86.1 percent of the vote, with 75 percent of the vote needed for election...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2016: Gary Sheffield

GARY SHEFFIELD Second Year on Ballot (11.7% last year) PLAYING CAREER: Milwaukee Brewers (1988–1991), San Diego Padres (1992–1993), Florida Marlins (1993–1998), Los Angeles Dodgers (1998–2001), Atlanta Braves (2002–2003), New York Yankees (2004–2006), Detroit Tigers (2007–2008) and New York Mets (2009). ACHIEVEMENTS: .292 career batting average with 2689 hits, 509 home...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Game of Shadows – Mark Fainaru-Wada & Lance Williams

There are a few types of baseball books. There are the historical chronicles that focus on individuals, events or teams and Terry Pluto is great at those. There are those that look into the statistical or physical side like those by the team at Baseball Prospectus. There are also books that are more like instructional manuals, actually teaching the way to play the game, usually...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every member of the 500 home run club

As of the end of the 2015 MLB season, 27 players have hit 500 or more home runs in their careers. How many can you name?
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz blasts 499th, 500th career home runs

The Boston Red Sox designated hitter, David Ortiz, blasted his 499th and 500th home runs against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday off of Matt Moore. He joins 26 other players in the 500 home run club and is now four from Eddie Murray and nine from Gary Sheffield. No. 499: And no.500: 500 career homers. One historic swing. http://t.co/6fIHnVK6k4 #500rtiz pic.twitter.com/APcfKg60Ji —...
Via Baseball Essential
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Burwash leads Bowling Green, Kentucky, at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Eli Burwash scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning then earned the save pitching as Bowling Green, Kentucky, avoided elimination Monday at the Little League World Series by beating Taylors, South Carolina, 4-3. Bowling Green will play Tuesday night against the winner of Monday night's later game between Cranston, Rhode Island and Bonita...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins' Franchise Four join to reflect on past success, future potential

MIAMI -- Despite being one of the younger organizations in Major League Baseball, the Miami Marlins already have quite the 23-year history. During last month's All-Star festivities in Cincinnati, each team had its Franchise Four announced by a fan vote that decided the most impactful players that best represented the organization. Marlins fans spoke, acknowledging the inaugural season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulo to Toronto: The latest sign that Hal is not his father

There's a saying in the Yankiverse, whispered whenever a big free agent signs with Washington or California. It goes this way: "This wouldn't have happened if Ol' George were still alive..."Yep. If Ol' George were still kicking, the Yankees would have signed Max Scherzer, James Shield, Nelson Cruz, Robbie Whazhisname, the original cast of Glee and - absolutely, obviously,...

Stars align: Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon voted in as All-Star Game starters

Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon were voted in as National League starters for this month's All-Star Game, MLB announced Sunday night. It marks the first time in Marlins history two players were voted in as starters for the same All-Star Game. Only third baseman Gary Sheffield (1993) and shortstop Hanley Ramirez (2008-10) warranted enough support from the fans in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Sheffield: Hanley Ramirez Will Learn Outfield, Be Great Player

Gary Sheffield understands what Hanley Ramirez is going through, and he’s not worried about the Boston Red Sox left fielder at all. The former New York Yankee spent most of his career in the outfield, but that came after six seasons on the left side of the infield, where Ramirez used to play. And when it was clear to Sheffield that he wasn’t going to become an elite defensive...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pro Ball No Intimidation for Justus Sheffield

A year ago, Justus Sheffield was a senior in high school, getting ready to turn the page toward his life beyond high school. Baseball was in his family (although him being the nephew of Gary Sheffield is a myth, his dad still played baseball in college and his mom played softball). He had played football and basketball in high school but decided baseball was going to be the sport...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Slimmed Down Baez Needs to Reinvent His Swing

Of all the Chicago Cubs highly touted prospects, perhaps none has a higher ceiling than Javier Baez. That’s what made his disastrous major league debut so disheartening. Baez possesses bat speed that only Gary Sheffield can understand and when he makes contact it can be awe inspiring. Major Contact Issues The problem is Baez rarely made contact in 2014 once he was called up to...
Via Sports Mockery
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins to host 2017 MLB All-Star Game

MIAMI (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made it official Friday -- the Miami Marlins will host the 2017 All-Star Game. Manfred's announcement came at a news conference at Marlins Park. Among those attending were Gov. Rick Scott, team owner Jeffrey Loria and a handful of current and former players who have been All-Stars, including Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez and Gary...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins to host 2017 MLB All-Star Game

MIAMI (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made it official Friday -- the Miami Marlins will host the 2017 All-Star Game. Manfred's announcement came at a news conference at Marlins Park. Among those attending were Gov. Rick Scott, team owner Jeffrey Loria and a handful of current and former players who have been All-Stars, including Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez and Gary...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB officially awards 2017 All-Star Game to Miami

MIAMI -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made it official Friday - the Miami Marlins will host the 2017 All-Star Game. Manfred's announcement came at a news conference at Marlins Park. Among those attending were Florida Gov. Rick Scott, team owner Jeffrey Loria and a handful of current and former players, including Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, Gary Sheffield and Mike Lowell...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

It's official - All-Star Game to be played in Miami in 2017

MIAMI (AP) Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made it official Friday - the Miami Marlins will host the 2017 All-Star Game. Manfred's announcement came at a news conference at Marlins Park. Among those attending were Florida Gov. Rick Scott, team owner Jeffrey Loria and a handful of current and former players, including Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez, Gary Sheffield and Mike Lowell...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres to Host MLB Mid-Summer Classic in 2016

It’s been almost 23 years since the phrase “All-Star Game” was said with any legitimate purpose in San Diego, but you can never be too late when it comes to that sort of thing. The San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball officially announced this morning that the All-Star Game would be hosted at Petco Park in 2016. Now that’s a refreshing change of pace. The Padres haven’t...
Via Friarhood
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Correction: Indians-Prospect Arrested story

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) In a story Jan. 13 about the arrest of Cleveland Indians minor-league pitcher Justus Sheffield, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was the nephew of former All-Star outfielder Gary Sheffield. Justus Sheffield and Gary Sheffield aren't related. A corrected version of the story is below: Cleveland Indians minor leaguer Justus Sheffield arrested...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians first-round draft pick Sheffield arrested in Tennessee

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. -- Cleveland Indians minor league pitcher and recent first-round draft pick Justus Sheffield has been arrested on charges of aggravated burglary and violating the drinking-age law. He is the nephew of former All-Star outfielder Gary Sheffield. The arrest warrant provided by the Coffee County General Sessions Court says the 18-year-old Sheffield entered a residence...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians minor leaguer Justus Sheffield arrested

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) Cleveland Indians minor league pitcher and recent first-round draft pick Justus Sheffield has been arrested on charges of aggravated burglary and violating the drinking-age law. He is the nephew of former All-Star outfielder Gary Sheffield. The arrest warrant provided by the Coffee County General Sessions Court says the 18-year-old Sheffield entered a residence...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

On the 2015 Baseball Hall Of Fame Election

The Stephen Drew re-signing seems to be hanging over all our heads like a loose brick (Why, Brian? Why?) Until the Yankees actually confirm it, I'm not going to believe it. I'm going to focus, instead, on yesterday's Hall Of Fame announcement.Congratulations to the inductees: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and my birthday brother, Craig Biggio.  Eight former Yankees...
Via Lady At The Bat
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets On The 2015 HOF Ballot

On the Hall Of Fame ballot this year, there are seven players that at one point in their careers played for the New York Mets. This piece will look at each player and their chances to be elected into the Hall this year. Pedro Martinez, RHP Dodgers, Expos, Red Sox, Mets, Phillies Career Stats (1992-2009) 219-100, 2.93 ERA, 46/17 CG/SHO, 2827.1 IP, 3154 K, 1.054 WHIP, 86.0 WAR Best...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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