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Baseball is Coming to Branson!

Branson, Missouri is known for plenty…all you can eat fried food buffets, cut-off jeans shorts-optional wedding chapels and, of course, the Yakov Smirnoff Theater. But baseball? According to The Detroit News, land developers are set to break ground on a Little League complex that will showcase six two-thirds-scale versions of popular Major League stadiums…including Fenway Park...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Bruce Bochy is a Hall of Famer

The World Series is in full swing as the San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals. It’s been 29 years for Kansas City but this is the third trip to the Fall Classic in the last five years for the Giants. Bruce Bochy has guided the Giants during this time, and may have ultimately opened the door to his own enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame. And by the time...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Girls on Twitter Hate The World Series

For the fifteenth straight year, the FOX network aired Game One of the World Series Tuesday night, but not everyone wanted to watch the Kansas City Royals play host to the San Francisco Giants. You see, lost in the shuffle was last year’s 125th rated television show, “The Mindy Project”…and the white girls on Twitter were pissed. But at least they were polite about it. The...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikolai Bonds: Fans Treated My Dad “Like He Was a Convict”

After spending much of the second half of the season in second place, chasing the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants are in the World Series. More surprising than the Giants playing this deep in October for the third time in five years is this…Barry Bonds, who recently underwent hip surgery, was on the field at AT&T Park as a guest of the team. Just as surprised...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Andrew Friedman Gives Dodgers A New Direction

Adding Andrew Friedman Gives Dodgers A New Direction by Mark Stevens The Los Angeles Dodgers have been spending money like crazy over the last few years, but it has not translated to a lot of success in the postseason. Meanwhile, they see their rivals in San Francisco closing in on another World Series appearance in the last five years. A change needed to be made, and that person...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Ishikawa Fortunate Fan Caught Home Run Ball

Travis Ishikawa made history Thursday night when he sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series courtesy of a walk off home run. The man on the receiving end…Oakdale, California transmission repairman Frank Burke who, immediately following the game, gave the home run ball back to Ishikawa. “I believe in karma,” Burke told The Associated Press. “I didn’t hit that ball…if...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Player-Licensed Video Games, Links and World Series Prediction

Those of you who are readers over at my usual blog, The Baseball Continuum, know I’m something of a gamer. Well, this week, by request, I’m doing a bit of a dive into gaming history. Here we go: Let me tell you of a time. A time before the sports video game-scape was homogenized and turned into a few companies putting out slightly different versions of the same game every year...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence: “We Ain’t Done Yet Boys”

At this point, I’m pretty sure Hunter Pence could out-Gipper Knute Rockne. Loading A tradition unlike any other: Hunter Pence’s victory speech with some #yesmovement View on Instagram
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Fans Sure Are Loud

This is pretty cool. I don’t know why someone would be recording outside Kauffman Stadium…but I am so glad they were. Now, as awesome as this video is (and it is)…I only wish there was video from INSIDE the stadium so we can see what everyone was cheering about!  By comparison, here’s the current view from outside Wrigley Field.  
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is Looking Different Again. Again

It must be that time of year…famed creature of the night Nosferatu Sammy Sosa has emerged from his crypt and made a public appearance. The 1998 National League MVP was in Panama recently, hanging out with legendary boxer Roberto Duran and, once again, looked a few shades lighter than he did during his playing days. As you might recall, Sosa has experimented with his skin several...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz's wife addresses hacked photos

Late Monday, naked pictures of Clay Buchholz’s wife Lindsay Clubine hit the internets. Reportedly, the result of a hack of the Boston Red Sox pitcher’s phone. A day later, she hit the Twitters to explain the situation. A woman should be able to send her husband pics of herself with out fear of the whole world seeing them! iCloud hackers should be ashamed!! — Lindsay Clubine...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz’s Wife Latest Victim of The Fappening

So, yeah…remember those unfortunate pictures of Justin Verlander and Kate Upton? Turns out, the Detroit Tigers ace isn’t the victim of The Fappening with Major League ties. Meet Lindsay Clubine…wife of Clay Buchholz. Monday, hacked nudes of the former “Deal or No Deal” briefcase model showed up online…and it would appear as though wife of the Boston Red Sox pitcher is...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli to have surgery to correct sleep apnea

Plenty of big leaguers will have surgeries this off season to fix the little things that ail them. Happens every year. Mike Napoli is one of those guys. But here’s the thing, the Boston Red Sox first baseman has been dealing with finger, toe and back issues, but that’s not what he’s getting checked out. Dude is having, wait for it, facial reconstruction surgery. Yup, you read...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Why the Orioles Totally Still Have a Chance

It does not look good for the “Baltimore Nine” these days. The score is two to nothing, with perhaps just two games left to play. At least, there’s only two games to play if they don’t win soon. And, well, that doesn’t look easy, since the Kansas City Royals have apparently cracked into the dark magic of playoff destiny usually only available in previous postseasons to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Rocker on Survivor: 'It was miserable'

As you’re fully aware, the John Rocker experiment ended Wednesday night when the former big leaguer was booted off “Survivor: San Juan del Sur”. But I’ve gotta hand it to the guy. Dude made the rounds Thursday, seemingly hitting all his post-show interviews. And folks had a ton of questions to throw his way…both about his time on the show and, well, you know. “People...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rocker Report: Week Three

Hit the showers.When it comes to the game of “Survivor”, there is little to no room for sympathy. The essence of the game, at it’s very core, is ruthless, cutthroat, dog eat dog warfare. That said, I do have to admit that an ever so teeny part of me feels kind of bad for John Rocker. Now I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I’ve spent the better part of the first few weeks...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Yorkers Take The ALCS Challenge

Katie Nolan is quickly becoming one of my favorite internet personalities and her contribution to the interwebs Friday is one of the reasons why. Prior to Game One of the American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles, she took to the streets and asked New Yorkers to take “The ALCS Challenge”. And it is awesome.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: LCS Preview Edition

A Special “Wisdom and Links” today from on the upcoming League Championship Series that focuses on who will win the ALCS and NLCS based on things that have nothing to do with baseball. For example: Who would win in a fight? To be sure, one would expect a Giant to easily squash a Cardinal, but an Oriole-Royal scuffle is more up for debate. After all, Royals come in many shapes...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs interested in Yasiel Puig?

It would appear the hot stove is already burning. After calling up Javier Baez and Jorge Soler late in the season and with super prospect Kris Bryant waiting in the wings, the Chicago Cubs have all of a sudden become the sexy team to bet on to be playing in October the next couple of years. And I’d have to imagine this would help the cause immensely. Are the Dodgers shopping Puig...
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What I’m Watching: The Day the World Series Stopped

It’s a simple question, really. Where were you at 5:04pm on October 17, 1989? But if you’ve followed baseball over the last quarter-century…you already know. Jon Leonoudakis, director of the fantastic 2012 documentary “Not Exactly Cooperstown”, is back with the equally magnificent “The Day the World Series Stopped” and, in the process, shows us where he was on that...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rocker kicked off 'Survivor'

Welp…that didn’t last long. After finding an immunity idol during last week’s show and virtually guaranteeing himself (and us!) another week, John Rocker was on the losing end of a tribal council vote this week on “Survivor: San Juan del Sur”. But not before he went full on Rocker. The former big leaguer who, in a 1999 Sports Illustrated interview, said some unflattering...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Mayor to World: Don’t Hate Us!

Ask any St. Louis Cardinals fan who the best fans are in baseball and they’ll tell you.  They are.  There’s even a study out there that backs it up. Ask any St. Louis Cardinals fan who the most hated team is in baseball and they’ll likely give you 29 different answers.  Unfortunately, according to The Wall Street Journal, they’d all be wrong. Heading into this year...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Star Wants Son to Play Baseball

Paul Pierce is a ten-time NBA All-Star and should be a slam dunk (get it!) Hall of Famer when his time comes. So, it would make sense, when asked, if the newly inked Washington Wizards forward would want his one-year-old son Prince to follow in his footsteps on the basketball court.  Surprisingly…that wasn’t the case. “I want him to be a baseball player,” Pierce told David...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rock Leads “Derek Jeter” Chant in Brooklyn

While WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan was in San Francisco hanging out with Hunter Pence and leading the more than 41,000 fans in the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chants, former champion The Rock was in Brooklyn going for the cheap pop. Monday night, The Rock did his best “Bald Vinny” impression and led the “Monday Night RAW” crowd at the Barclays Center to a rousing “Derek Jeter...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Goaltender Adds Derek Jeter to Mask

After a serious ankle injury put his dreams of being a professional hockey player on hold, David Leroux did what we all would do…he decided to rely on his skills as an airbrush artist. But dude wouldn’t settle for a career decorating t-shirts at a mall kiosk, he started putting his paintjobs on goalie masks.  And the results are pretty awesome. During this past off season, The...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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