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Tampa Bay Rays Honor Don Zimmer

For the first time since Harry Truman was in the White House, Don Zimmer isn’t spending Spring Training in uniform. The longtime player, coach, manager and, arguably, one of the more recognizable faces of the New York Yankees franchise during their historic run in the late-90s died last June after spending 66 years in baseball. Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays honored their former...
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Alex Rodriguez Practices at First Without Glove

Right or wrong, Alex Rodriguez is going to find himself heavily scrutinized during his redemption tour heading into the new season. And, naturally, his latest misstep didn’t go unnoticed among the critics. Friday, the New York Yankees third baseman lined up across the diamond alongside Mark Teixeira to practice taking groundballs at first base. It was his first time fielding the...
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The Astros Welcomed a Snake into their Clubhouse

The Houston Astros are either the most confident team in all of baseball…or they’re doing this whole Spring Training thing entirely wrong. Thursday, while the rest of the league was working out their late-February kinks, the ‘stros were hoping to become modern day Glenn Hubbards by welcoming an albino Burmese python into their clubhouse. I’m not the only one that’s not...
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Bryce Harper Channels Joe Namath…Predicts Championship

Bryce Harper has never been short of confidence. And on Wednesday, the 22-year-old channeled Joe Namath circa-1969. “To be able to have a guy like [Max] Scherzer come in? I just started laughing. I was like, ‘Where’s my ring?’ You know what I mean? It’s stupid. It’s absolutely stupid how good our staff is,” the Washington Nationals outfielder said after hitting camp...
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Jose Canseco Probably Just Killed His Tortoise; is Starring in a New Movie

Jose Canseco has done plenty of questionable things throughout his life, but, most of the time…he’s only hurt himself. Saturday, he did this. Like Juiced's new 'do ? @ModelLeila pic.twitter.com/huyqtypDfv — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) February 21, 2015 Meet Juiced, one of three pet tortoises (the other two are named Roid and Rage) shared by Canseco and his longtime fiancé...
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Mike Napoli Doing Great Following Facial Reconstruction Surgery

When Mike Napoli announced he was having surgery following the 2014 season, Boston Red Sox fans cringed, fearing the unknown. The 33-year-old underwent a procedure to combat his sleep apnea and by all accounts, it was a real deal facial reconstruction surgery. “I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career,” Napoli told WEEI.com back in October. “I...
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Wisdom and Links: Why Spring Training Makes Us Feel Good

Here’s what’s going on in Arizona and Florida: batting practice, fielding practice, some bullpens, and, of course, stretching and calisthenics. There’s the leg stretching, the tall-stepping, the sit and reach, some push-ups, and some light running. It’s not baseball, really, and not everybody is there yet, just pitchers, catchers and some guys who just couldn’t wait to...
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John Axford’s Streak Comes to an End

You just knew the streak had to end. After going 18-for-18 predicting the Academy Award winners a year ago, John Axford had a steep hill to climb Sunday night if he wanted to duplicate his performance. Plus, the Colorado Rockies reliever did himself no favors by upping the ante and including all 24 categories up for an Oscar. So…how’d he do? I am not angry at all that Birdman...
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B.J. Upton is No More

It was a good run, Bossman Junior. When Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton hits Spring Training, he’ll be without two things…his brother (Justin was traded to San Diego in December) and his name. B.J. Upton will go by the name Melvin Upton Jr. this year. Upton will explain his reasoning when he reports to #Braves camp. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 22, 2015 That’s...
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It’s Time for John Axford’s Annual Oscar Picks

Last year, John Axford shocked the world when he went a perfect 18-for-18 with his Academy Awards picks, but, because the internet is what it is, people got all up in arms because the newly inked Colorado Rockies reliever didn’t go full-Oscar and predict winners for all 24 categories. Welp, Axford is at it again. And this time, he included everything. But get this, the reliever...
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Jeffrey Maier’s Mitt Fetches $22K at Auction

Alright, pop quiz. How much would you pay for a baseball glove that never officially caught a home run? Well, if that glove happens to be the same one Jeffrey Maier used to deflect a Derek Jeter “home run” into the stands during the 1996 American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles…the answer is $22,705. According to Heritage Auctions...
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Woman Looks to Get Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Ban Lifted

It’s been nearly 94 years since “Shoeless” Joe Jackson was banned for life by then-commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Arlene Marcley, president of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, thinks it is about time the former outfielder gets his name removed from baseball’s ineligible list. But here’s the cool thing…Marcley isn’t alone in how she feels about Jackson, and...
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Jay-Z Confuses David Wells for Curt Schilling

It’s going to be a long time before people stop talking about what went down at the after party following the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special. In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a quick re-cap. “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon became the de facto master of ceremonies Sunday night…bringing together on stage a smorgasbord of A-list talent...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Feller’s Career Reduced to a Trophy Case

Somewhere deep below the surface at Gates Mills North Cemetery in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Bob Feller is spinning in his grave. Back in November, the folks at the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa announced they would be closing up shop. But then, there was good news…the site would will stay open (kinda of) doubling as the town’s new City Hall and as a shrine to the Hall of...
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Johnny Damon: Yankees Fans Need to Cheer Alex Rodriguez

It would appear as though Johnny Damon’s bid to become Donald’s Trump’s next apprentice is officially over. Sure, sure, the former big leaguer was booted during a boardroom bloodbath with a couple episodes of “The Celebrity Apprentice” remaining, but, still…The Trumpster could’ve changed his mind, right? Right?!? Anyway, the NBC show concluded Monday night with a red...
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Fenway Park is Covered in Snow

If you don’t think the Boston Red Sox aren’t ready for Spring Training check this out. Snow on the field at #Fenway is higher than the right field wall! Incredible pics! @MLB @RedSox pic.twitter.com/742wU7aRsQ — Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) February 16, 2015 Pitchers & Catchers report to spring training in 2 days, while Fenway Park looks like this. cc: @RedSox pic.twitter...
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Wisdom and Links for February: The MLB vs. College Challenge

We are nearing a annual tradition. No, not pitchers and catchers reporting. No, not countless stories about how a player is in the best shape of their livs. I’m talking about the MLB vs. College challenge! What is the MLB vs. College Challenge? Why, it’s the annual tradition in which MLB teams play College teams, usually to begin the pre-season schedule. It is a storied competition...
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For Sale: Jeffrey Maier’s 1996 Black Mizuno Glove

The glove that then 11-year-old kid Jeffrey Maier used during the 1996 ALCS to interfere with a deep fly ball hit by Derek Jeter, resulting in the play being called a home run, instead of being possibly caught by Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Tony Tarasco, is currently being auctioned online by Heritage Auctions. The current bid on the worn black Mizuno glove is at $13,000. The...
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Derek Jeter Takes the Stage During SNL Anniversary Show

From the insanely entertaining opening number by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake to Paul Simon closing it out with “Still Crazy After All These Years”, the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special was a spectacle of epic proportions. Among the stars hitting the stage were cast members (past and present), past hosts and musical guests. And of course…Derek Jeter...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Where are the Remains of Ernie Banks?

Where are the remains of Ernie Banks?  It’s a simple question, really. According to one of his closest friends, the Chicago Cubs legend had one wish for after his death…he wanted his remains scattered at Wrigley Field. It’s a no-brainer of a request. And if you think about it…it makes perfect sense. I mean, this is a guy who, during his 19 years in the Majors called one...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking for the cheapest MLB tickets in 2015? SeatSmart could be the spot

So you’re a Houston Astros fan trying to enjoy opening day. The excitement level is a little higher than normal compared to past home openers, as the team was destined for the basement of either the National League or American League division they were placed in. But with names like Jose Altuve, George Springer, Chris Carter, Evan Gattis, Jonathan Singleton, Dallas Keuchel and...
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Washington Nationals Unveil Jayson Werth Chia Pet

To celebrate the team’s tenth anniversary, the Washington Nationals unveiled a slew of unique station promotions for the upcoming season. Among the giveaways…a series of “Great Moments in Nationals History” bobbleheads, the team’s first Star Wars day, an Anthony Rendon garden gnome and everyone’s new favorite promo item. The Jayson Werth Chia Pet. 2015 #Nats Promo Schedule...
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Texas Rangers seek to improve upon forgetful 2014 season

Coming off their worst season in almost 30 years — which ironically followed their best four-year stretch in franchise history — the Texas Rangers will be seeking to get back on track as perennial playoff contenders in 2015. Considering the fact that they had more injuries than any other team in baseball a year ago, there’s a good chance the Rangers at least get back to being...
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National Passed Time: Ross Barnes

The greatest player of the 1870s never made it to the Hall of Fame. According to the limited statistics of the time (seasons ran only sixty games), this second baseman was the best position player in baseball for five of six seasons from 1871-1876. He led the Boston Red Stockings to four straight National Association championships (1872 -1875) and the Chicago White Stockings to the...
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Brian Williams and Baseball’s Biggest Liars

Because minor league baseball teams like to hop on current events and then have them pay off well after the story has gone ice cold…the Akron RubberDucks are hoping to take advantage of the epic storytelling of one Brian Williams. The Cleveland Indians Double-A affiliate are holding “Brian Williams’ Pants-on-Fire Night”. “Monday, April 27 is national ‘Tell a Story Day’...
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