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Wisdom and Links: The Five Biggest Future Stories In Baseball (and when they’ll happen)

I once wrote a post about the biggest stories in baseball that haven’t happened yet. You can consider this something of a special edition of that. It is…. the biggest baseball stories that haven’t happened yet… and when they will happen: Vin Scully Retirement As sad as it is, the end is near for the Vin Scully era of baseball, AKA the era of baseball in which everybody born...
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Jake Arrieta Rocks Mustache Onesie at Press Conference

Jake Arrieta threw the season’s sixth no-hitter Sunday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it didn’t take long for that to be overshadowed. And I’m guessing he made a lot of new fans in the process. You see, the flight back to Chicago was to be a Joe Maddon-sanctioned “pajama party” (for some reason) and the Cubs pitcher decided to hit the postgame presser in his...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fact: Wrigley Field is on the North Side of Chicago

I guess if there’s a reason ESPN doesn’t brand itself “the worldwide leader in geography”…it’s this. During “SportsCenter” on Wednesday, the network put up the graphic “Coming Up: South Side Surge” and included a Chicago Cubs logo. ESPN places the Cubs on the ‘South Side.’ http://t.co/QJKrzqOj0O pic.twitter.com/hjBcHPoS2n — Sun-Times Sports (@suntimes_sports...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Griffey Jr. Goes Downtown With Macklemore

Fun fact: rapper Macklemore is from Seattle and, news flash, he really, really loves the Emerald City. And, it would appear, the Mariners love him right back. A couple of years ago, the team adopted one of the Grammy Award winner’s songs as their unofficial anthem and, later, honored him with his own bobblehead night. While I’m assuming most Mariners fans already dig Macklemore...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Windy City Honors The First Lady of Chicago Baseball

Walk through downtown Chicago and you’d be lucky to make it a block or two without noticing the all-too familiar brown and white honorary street signs. Matter of fact, since they were introduced, close to two thousand of the things have been dedicated to the people who, seemingly, make the Windy City tick. Some are named after famous residents past and present (Hugh M. Hefner Way...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

“LaTroy Hawkins is So Old…”

If you’re following LaTroy Hawkins on Twitter, surely you’ve noticed that it has started to resemble a “Match Game” transcript more than his regular feed. And playing the role of Gene Rayburn, it would seem, Hawkins’ Toronto Blue Jays teammate…David Price. Haha everyone please send @LaTroyHawkins32 some old jokes! The ones thus far are very comical! — David Price ...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs to Add Toyota Logo to Iconic Marquee

Welp…this might piss off some people in Wrigleyville. In the past couple of years, the Chicago Cubs home has welcomed its fair share of advertisers, all to the chagrin of the Wrigley Field faithful. Which, to digress, cracks me up considering the stadium (which was initially called “Weeghman Park” and, later “Cubs Park”) re-named itself after a chewing gum manufacturer...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Pitcher Throws No-no…Causes Controversy

Friday night, Mike Fiers became the fifth pitcher to throw a no-hitter in 2015…a 134-pitch, 3-0 gem over the Los Angeles Dodgers. But, it was that 134th pitch (a called strike on Justin Turner) that got the internet talking about the Houston Astros righty. More specifically…Fiers’ glove. #Dodgers get “no hit” by Fiers and that mysterious gloss in his glove. #Conspiracy...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Speaking of Baseball-Related Movie Goofs

With an 89% rating over at Rotten Tomatoes, “Straight Outta Compton” is one of the higher rated movies out there in theaters right now. But regardless of how good or accurate the movie is, some fans were turned off right from the start…and it had nothing to do with the language, violence or even the portrayal of the iconic rap group N.W.A. People were upset about something...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

FOR SALE: Wilmer Flores’ Worst Nightmare

Remember those 48 hours where everyone pretended to care about Wilmer Flores? First, it was the image of the New York Mets shortstop crying in the dugout and on the field after learning he was being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. Then, it was the trade not going through. And, lastly, Flores hit a walk-off home run against the Washington Nationals. Well, thanks to Steiner Sports...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Costume Designer Laughs Off White Sox Hat Controversy

“Straight Outta Compton” hit theaters on Friday and with it…controversy. But people weren’t upset with the language, violence or even the portrayal of the iconic rap group N.W.A…people were upset about something else. People were upset with this. Maybe it’s a big deal. Maybe it isn’t. To me…it’s definitely worth more than a mention. Unfortunately, the movie’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Movie Has White Sox History Wrong

More like “Straight Outta Continuity Errors 101″…am I right? Allow me to digress. People hit the movie theaters in droves over the weekend to see “Straight Outta Compton”, the N.W.A. biopic and, for some, they were reminded it wasn’t a documentary right from the start. #161: Straight Outta Compton – MovieCount 2015. Great movie! Except Easy-E’s 1991 White Sox hat...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Champion Shows Support for David Denson

Like most of us, Darren Young didn’t know who David Denson was until the minor leaguer’s story was told in Saturday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. But, it’s safe to say, Young is now a fan of the 20-year-old Milwaukee Brewers prospect. You see, two years ago to the day Denson’s story broke, Young (real name Frederick Rosser) outed himself as the WWE’s only openly gay Superstar...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs’ Old Fishing Boat Sells for $24K

If you were holding your breath in hopes of winning that fishing boat once owned by Wade Boggs…stop. The 19-foot Ranger 518 SVX bass boat gifted by the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays to the then-future Hall of Famer when he reached the 3000-hit plateau 16 years ago has been sold. Valued at $50,000 (and listed at $10,000), the custom-designed boat was sold for $24,300 through Goldin Auctions...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro Ties Ty Cobb…Kinda

With an opposite field single in the fifth inning Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, Ichiro Suzuki tied Ty Cobb on the all-time hits list. Well…kinda. Depending on who you ask, the Miami Marlins outfielder tied the former all-time hits leader with hit number 4191 or just got one hit closer to the 3000 hit milestone. Confused yet? You shouldn’t be. The breakdown for...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Closer Helps Out Tornado Victims

The Chicago White Sox have virtually no shot at the postseason, but, no doubt, they spent their off day Thursday preparing for their neighbors to the north taking the Red Line south to continue their crosstown rivalry. Except for David Robertson…who was feeling a little chaitable. The closer, his wife Erin, and their charity, High Socks for Hope, hit the road and traveled to the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Major Leaguer Makes History in Korea

Eric Thames barely made a dent during his time in the Major Leagues. The slugger spent the better part of five years being shuffling between four different franchises in five years. In his 181 big league games, he hit just .250 with 21 home runs. Prior to the 2014 season, Thames took his game to the Korean Baseball Organization and exploded…hitting .343 with 37 home runs and knocking...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Target’s Boston Pride Called Into Question

Target recently launched its Local Pride collection in its stores and included among the Todd Snyder-designed t-shirts available…a Boston-themed “Green Monstah” shirt. There’s just one problem, however, the design is virtually identical to a “Green Monstah” shirt Sully’s Brand has been selling since 2008, when they trademarked the phrase. Curious about how similar the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson is Jacked

Unless you count that time he channeled Charlie Sheen or that time he went full-on tourist in Las Vegas, Brian Wilson has, pretty much, fallen off the grid. Until now. The Thirty Mile Zone caught up with the reclusive free agent and asked him what everyone has been thinking…when will he be back in the Majors what does he think about Ronda Rousey? Makes perfect sense. And did I...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones Is Hoping For A Comeback

Instead of rattling off all the things that have happened in baseball since Andruw Jones’ last big league at bat in October 2012…it would be easier to just cut to the chase. The ten-time Gold Glove Award-winning outfielder is looking to make a comeback. Again. Just like he did this past off season. “I got a couple of phone calls. I just wanted to just go to Spring Training...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: The Coming Anti-Toronto Conspiracy

Note: The following is about 90% sarcasm. Everything is coming up Blue Jays! Troy Tulowitzki! David Price! Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson! Look out, Yankees, because here comes MLB’s lone Canadian team (RIP Expos)! The Rogers Centre hasn’t been hopping this much since it was Skydome. Well, with the exception of that one WBC game. Anyway, as good as it is...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Fresno Grizzlies Considering a Name Change?

Thursday night, the Fresno Grizzlies Tacos, er, Grizzlies (the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros) held their annual Taco Truck Throwdown and even set a team attendance record. Friday, the team was considering a name change. I mean…they had to be, right? Hey @FresnoGrizzlies. Change your name to the #FresnoTacos permanently and we’ll buy tacos for all of Fresno. Deal?...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome to Get His Own Highway

For Jim Thome…life is a highway. Literally. Last month, Illinois state lawmakers voted unanimously (96-0!) to rename a two mile section of US Route 24 after the future Hall of Famer. Bill HJR0090, as it is now known, has moved on to the state Senate where it is expected to, again, pass with flying colors. Before being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1989, Thome graduated from...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jim Breuer as Joe Pesci as John McNamara

Comedian Jim Breuer was on “Saturday Night Live” from 1995-1998 and during that time, created a number of popular and memorable characters. The New York Mets fan (and Long Island native) recently sat down with Heather Quinlan, director of an upcoming documentary on the 1986 world champs, and, wouldn’t you know it, he was able to channel one of his best impressions from his...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracy Morgan Returns to Yankee Stadium

It’s been a long time since Tracy Morgan has appeared in front of an audience and Tuesday night, the former “Saturday Night Live” funnyman was on the receiving end of a large ovation courtesy of the 48,000 strong at Yankee Stadium. Morgan had become a regular behind homeplate prior to a June 2014 accident that resulted in a broken leg, broken ribs and brain trauma. The Bronx...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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