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St. Paul Saints' Jake Taylor gets 'Major League' treatment

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jake Taylor settles in his stance behind the dish as the opposing batter approaches. Just before Taylor signals to the pitcher, the guy he's trying to get struck out drops the jab. "Hey, how's your wife and my kids?" This isn't Clu Haywood from the 1989 baseball film "Major League," which celebrates its silver anniversary this year...
Via Fox Sports North
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's what 'Major League' trading cards will look like

Get ready to add Rick Vaughn and Jobu trading cards to your "Major League" memorabilia. With the 25th anniversary of the iconic movie have come a number of tributes from Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross performing a one-man show in its honor to a northeast Ohio minor-league team's upcoming Jobu bobblehead giveaway. There's no shortage of positive nostalgia for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

“Major League” turns 25: 15 facts you may not have known about the movie

Amidst all of the nostalgic things have have happened over the course of the last few weeks1, the one that may ultimately mean the most to Cleveland fans is the 25th anniversary of the release of Major League, which opened in theatres on April 7, 1989. Writer/director David S. Ward, whose other credits include “The Sting” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” endeavored to make a baseball...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox catcher David Ross stars in 'Major League' parody

Boston Red Sox backup catcher David Ross is one of the funniest players in the league, and this video of him re-enacting nearly every major role from Major League is just perfect. No Jake Taylor though? That would have been too perfect, considering Ross is, you know, a catcher.
Via The Outside Corner
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron minor league team hosting 'Duck Dynasty' Night

In a nod to their new team name, the Akron RubberDucks, Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are putting on "Duck Dynasty" Night as a promotion for the upcoming season. The team, which changed its name from the Aeros, announced its full slate Wednesday. It includes a number of wacky giveaways and stunts, including a "Major League" Anniversary night with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Topps to Produce Baseball Cards for ‘Major League’ Characters to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Movie

Jake Taylor is finally getting the respect he deserves. Taylor, along with the other fictional members of the Cleveland Indians squad portrayed in the 1989 classic “Major League,” will be getting their very own set of baseball cards to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie. Topps has announced that they will print up editions of the collectibles as part of their 2014 Topps...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Cubs C Jake Fox becoming real life Jake Taylor

Former Chicago Cubs Catcher and utility-man Jake Fox is in Mexico until his 2014 options clear up. When you hear about a washed-up former Major League Catcher named Jake playing Mexico…how can you not think of Jake Taylor from the 1980s film “Major League?” The fictional Cleveland Indians catcher gets a memorable phone call from a scout, which he believes to be a prank call...
Via The Sports Bank
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Taylor, Shania Twain Among Pseudonyms Used by Cleveland Indians as Team’s Hotel List Gets Leaked in Minnesota (Photo)

What do Denzel Washington, Shania Twain and Carmen Electra have in common? Just ask the Cleveland Indians. While in Minnesota for a three-game series against the Twins this weekend, the Tribe’s rooming list was accidentally put into the hands of a regular guest, and before too long, all of the creative pseudonyms that the players use on the road were made public information. Jake...
Via NESN.com
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Shrewsbury v Crawley preview

Bristol City have no fresh injury worries as they prepare for their huge Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Ashton Gate on Monday. The Robins are yet to taste defeat on home soil since head coach Sean O'Driscoll took charge but their failure to secure a victory on the road has left them six points adrift of safety with seven games remaining. The likes of Albert...
Via Fox Soccer
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball Insider: On the minor league release process

BY Tony LastoriaIndiansBaseballInsider.com Just about every baseball fan knows the scene in Major League when Jake Taylor explains that if a player has been red tagged in their locker during spring training they have just died and went to the minors. While the Major League reassignment phase in spring training is not nearly the same as the minor league release process and the movies...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Roy Hobbs, Pedro Cerrano, Henry Rowengartner Highlight Buzzfeed’s All-Time Fictional Baseball Team

Ever wonder what would happen if you took the characters out of all your favorite baseball movies, dumped them into some kind of alternate universe, and made them form a team? Well, Buzzfeed did, and the results are pretty entertaining. On Thursday, Buzzfeed, the well-known curator of Internet virality, released a complete 25-man roster comprised entirely of fictional characters...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Gardner: No excuses for Cats

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund has failed to persuade Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar to change his mind about retiring from international football. Pienaar made a shock decision in October to quit playing for Bafana Bafana, just three months before the Africa Cup of Nations, and the national team has been rocked by the loss of its captain and playmaker. The 30-year-old admitted...
Via Fox Soccer
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Hearts agree HMRC settlement

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund has failed to persuade Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar to change his mind about retiring from international football. Pienaar made a shock decision in October to quit playing for Bafana Bafana, just three months before the Africa Cup of Nations, and the national team has been rocked by the loss of its captain and playmaker. The 30-year-old admitted...
Via Fox Soccer
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pulis deserves more credit - PC

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund has failed to persuade Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar to change his mind about retiring from international football. Pienaar made a shock decision in October to quit playing for Bafana Bafana, just three months before the Africa Cup of Nations, and the national team has been rocked by the loss of its captain and playmaker. The 30-year-old admitted...
Via Fox Soccer
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Top Ten Movie Coaches of All Time

Our Top Ten list of the greatest kids sports movies of all time got me thinking. Who is the best movie coach to ever grace the screen? I did not limit the coaches to just kids movies but rather all sports movies. This was a tough list to make and odds are some of you are going to have different opinions than me which is why we have that nifty little comment box at the bottom so you...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

You Think Central Michigan Superfan Jake Taylor Crushes Mt. Pleasant Poon?

We met Central Michigan senior Jake Taylor this morning on YouTube. It seems he was up to his normal superfan routine the other night at a CMU women’s basketball game when some photojournalism student bothered him with a media request. Jake isn’t your normal superfan who only bandwagons the men’s team. He’s out there causing havoc at women’s games with his maroon suit...
Via Busted Coverage
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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