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A Tribute to “The Kid” Ken Griffey Jr.

Well the time has finally come. The time of watching my heroes on the field is over, and it is now time to watch them be remembered forever. This upcoming July one of the greatest baseball players of my childhood will be inducted into baseball’s most sacred fraternity, the Baseball Hall of Fame. I don’t […]
Via Baseball Essential
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

“The Kid” & “The Pizza Man” Get a Call to the Hall

The 2016 baseball Hall of Fame induction took place on Wednesday night and two well deserved candidates were voted in. They would be Ken Griffey Jr. and Norristown’s own Mike Piazza. Hard to believe someone so close to many of us living in the Philadelphia area is now in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.  Both players redefined the game in their respected positions and definitely...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The Kid Goes To Cooperstown – A Retrospective Of A Hall Of Famer

I am not ashamed to admit that I was not born into Seattle Mariners fandom. I grew up in the South during the mid and late 1990s; ergo, my loyalties used to lie with the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. It’s a pair of contradictory devotions, I know, but two of my three favorite players – then and now – were Derek Jeter and Chipper Jones. Rooting for their respective...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza makes his Hall of Fame cap decision

A day after being voted into the National Baseball Hall of fame in Cooperstown, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza got a chance to announce the biggest decision of their respective lives: which cap will they be wearing on their plaque? For Ken Griffey Jr., the answer was simple. The Kid will be going into the hall as a Seattle Mariner, the team he grew up before our eyes playing for...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr joins the Hall of Fame with record breaking 99% of the vote

image courtesy of kjram.com The Seattle Sports Union congratulates “The Kid,” Ken Griffey Jr who set a record in Hall of Fame voting, earning 99.3 percent of the vote (437 of 440 ballots). The 1st pick overall in the 1987 MLB draft by the Mariners dazzled and amazed fans earning him a reputation of mythic proportions. Griffey hit 630 home runs which ranks sixth all time. The...
Via Seattle Side Up!
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

1987 scouting report notes 'solid thighs and buttocks' for 'top prospect' Ken Griffey Jr.

Safe to say, Seattle Mariners scout Steve Vrablik was right when he concluded his May 1987 scouting report on Ken Griffey Jr.: "top prospect for me with outstanding skills."The next month, Seattle drafted "The Kid" with the first overall pick in the 1987 amateur draft. Griffey Jr. made his MLB debut on opening day in 1989 and developed into a perennial Gold Glove-winning powerhouse...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Today ‘The Kid’ is Making Me Feel Old

Ken Griffey Jr. is now (or at least in approximately six hours) a member of the most exclusive club in professional sports, the National Baseball Hall of Fame. When Griffey gives his speech later this year, it will have been 27 years since he debuted with the Seattle Mariners. I’ll have only been on this earth […]
Via Baseball Essential
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson Trolling Eagles Crowd Like A Silly Little Kid

The crowds in Philadelphia have been know to be brutal from time to time. So chances are pretty good that they were trying to mess with Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson during Sunday night's game even though their team was getting spanked pretty bad. Why talk trash when you are losing? As a fan, getting someone to respond to your trash talk can make a bad game fun...
Via FatManWriting
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold joins Fighter and The Kid podcast to eat, look towards the future

On the latest episode of The Fighter and The Kid podcast, co-host Brendan Schaub has a great sit-down conversation with new middleweight champion Luke Rockhold during which "The Hybrid" remembers Rockhold predicting his success, years ago. "It was your dream from the get-go," Brendan remembered."When you said it, I was like, 'damn, this dude is for real.'"Days after making his dreams...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fighter and The Kid break down UFC 194

This week, The Fighter and The Kid take a deep look at this weekend's biggest fights and you don't want to miss the analysis and debate! Brendan may usually prefer non-fight related topics on their podcast, but UFC 194's stacked card had him pumped enough to geek out with breakdowns and predictions.Take, for example, the welterweight contender's bout between Brazilian jiu-jitsu aces...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Griffey and the Kids of the 90’s

With this past Saturday being Ken Griffey Jr.’s 46th birthday, and the impending first ballot induction into the Hall of Fame coming in January, it’s hard to imagine him as “Junior” or “The Kid”. It’s even harder for baseball fans like myself, kids of the Nineties, to even consider Griffey to be middle age. For the […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Ken Griffey Jr Headlines the 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot

Seattle Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr, has landed on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Already enshrined in the Mariner HOF, the former 1st pick of the 1987 draft moves on to Cooperstown voting nearly 30 years later for a coronation of his legacy.   The Kid played 11 years (10 of which were All-Star seasons) with the Mariners before being traded to Cinncinatti in 2000...
Via Seattle Side Up!
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

BBWAA Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot

After back-to-back years of outstanding first ballot candidates, the potential Class of 2016 might bring it all back down to Earth.  That is, of course, if you exclude “The Kid”. Monday, the BBWAA released its 2016 Hall of Fame ballot and among the 15 newcomers…perennial All-Star Ken Griffey Jr. and closer extraordinaire Trevor Hoffman. While there are no guarantees (are there...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

From trick to treat: Pens save the day after guy steals puck from kid

What looked like one nasty trick pulled by an old guy on a kid on Thursday instead turned into quite a treat for the young fan -- and quite a great day for the Pittsburgh Penguins.As you can see in the video above and here, former Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was back in the Steel City, his first game there behind the bench with his Buffalo Sabres. During a stoppage in play, Bylsma...
Via Fox Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch The Fighter & The Kid Podcast With Robbie Lawler And Carlos Condit

UFC 195’s main event title fight features Robbie Lawler going up against Carlos Condit and the two men got together for a special episode of The Fighter And The Kid podcast on Friday hosted by recently retired UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub and you can watch the full 40 minute conversation below. —
Via Fight Of The Night
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

BuckeyeGolf: OSUMG – Ramirez Leads Buckeyes at Tavistock

The Buckeyes ended their Fall schedule of the 2015-2016 season earlier in the week by traveling to Windermere, FL for the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational tournament, played at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club. The 54 hole event, played Sunday through Tuesday, was was contested on a course  that played at 7,544 yards to a par of 72. That is a really long golf course. The format...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Cummins talks believing in yourself, jail, & more on FATK

On the latest episode of The Fighter and The Kid, UFC light heavyweight contender Patrick Cummins shares a load of stories from his young but rich life, including working overnight shifts to support his MMA dream, getting the unexpected call up to the big leagues from UFC president Dana White himself, and how making hummus for fellow prisoners in jail helped him survive a stint in...
Via Fox Sports
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Better Names For The Kid Born At Petco Park, Links and even more Links

As you know, a child was born at Petco Park during a Padres game earlier this week. The child was named Levi. LEVI! I have many better names for this child born at Petco Park. Like… Tony. Trevor. Dave. Buzzie. Jerry. Benito. Randy. Steve. Odrisamer. Yangervis. Yonder. Quackenbush. Dick. Famous (as in Chicken). And, really, why wouldn’t you go with names of such legendary Padres...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE: The Kliq Rules DVD Review

Admittedly, when I first got a hold of this DVD for reviewing, it looked like a quick cash-grab by WWE’s home video department. I mean, at this point in time, everyone and their grandmother knows the story of the Kliq and what they did for (and to) the business over the careers of each member: Scott Hall, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Kevin Nash, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman and Shawn...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering the greatness of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ (and The Time!) three decades later

I wasn’t really a Prince fan growing up. My cousin used to torment me by playing “Little Red Corvette.” I didn’t really become one until the Batman/Graffiti Bridge one-two punch in 1989 and 1990. Then I got deep. Used to buy records on the day of release. Read a lot of Uptown magazine. I was the whitest Prince fan out there. I even did a university paper on Prince and his...
Via Bloguin Best
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fighter and The Kid talk 'Stitch' Duran

The MMA world has been abuzz this week after long-time cutman Jacob "Stitch" Duran said he was fired for comments he made during a recent interview where he explained how he and other UFC cut-men were losing money under the new Reebok apparel deal. Starting earlier this month UFC cut-men and women, like fighters, were no longer allowed to represent sponsors on their fight-week and...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Schaub says 'You cannot run corporations this way' on latest Fighter and The Kid episode

The MMA world has been abuzz this week after long-time cutman Jacob "Stitch" Duran said he was fired for comments he made during a recent interview where he explained how he and other UFC cut-men were losing money under the new Reebok apparel deal. Starting earlier this month UFC cut-men and women, like fighters, were no longer allowed to represent sponsors on their fight-week and...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Sean Waltman Be In the WWE Hall of Fame?

“He Beat Razor Ramon! He beat Razor Ramon!” Those were the famous words of WWE great Bobby Heenan as one of the biggest upsets in wrestling took place on Monday Night RAW in May of 1993. That night, a confident Razor Ramon headed to the ring to face a small, babyfaced wrestler who called himself “The Kid”. For most of the match, Razor dominated the contest with a flurry...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy Seals, DUI's, shark attacks & more on The Fighter and The Kid

This week on The Fighter and The Kid, Brendan's struggles with bulimia, his massive shoe collection, and the importance of adequately compensating military veterans. Also, debating the similarities between preparing for Navy Seal missions and entering an MMA fight, and shark and chimpanzee attacks. Later on in the show, Brendan, Bryan, and Evan talk about the curious criminal DUI...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

50 Cent, UFC 189 & more on this week's FATK

This week on The Fighter and The Kid podcast, co-hosts Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen look back on UFC 189 and wonder out loud if it was the best event of all time. "Boy it was a fun one," Brendan said. They discussed how stoked they were when FATK alumn Conor McGregor managed to come from behind and beat Chad Mendes ("We went nuts," Brendan said), and discussed the heroic efforts...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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