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Josh Hamilton Looking to Unload Massive Crib

After the Los Angeles Angels inked Josh Hamilton to a five-year deal worth $125 million, the 2010 American League MVP did what every new Californian with a tractor trailer full of movie does…he bought a gigantic house with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Now, after a very public drug relapse, his career with the team hanging in the balance and his marriage to future “Real Housewives...
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Cubs Install “Anti-Autograph Shield” Outside Wrigley Field

Perhaps afraid that their players might actually have to interact with the paying public, the he Chicago Cubs went and did this. And, yeah…how about the irony of an anti-autograph shield at the “Friendly Confines”? Classy. Cubs new anti autograph shield protecting players from fans as they walk to their cars. #WrigleyField pic.twitter.com/V86jZaxGAS — Wrigley Renovations...
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Chicago Cubs to Light Up “W” After Wins

Light it up, Cubs fans. After each victory at Wrigley Field, the team will keep the Wintrust “W” atop the new video board illuminated well after the lights are turned off at the century-old ballpark. And, it would seem… what is new is old again. Turns out, the tradition (can we call it that yet?) goes back nearly 80 years. This…according to Cubs Vine Line: Though the left...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Korean Outfielder Can Bat Flip Like a Pro

Tuesday, Yasiel Puig told the Los Angeles Times that he is going to “cut down” on his trademark bat flips. Thankfully, Kim Jin-hyung, who plays outfield for the Korean Baseball Organization’s Doosan Bears, is here to fill the void the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is going to be leaving.  Somewhere…Batting Stance Guy is smiling. (h/t @MyKBO) The post Korean Outfielder...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler Hits Ball Out of Minute Maid Park

486 feet. Officially, that’s the longest home run ever hit at Minute Maid Park in Houston…a solo shot by Prince Fielder back in 2011. Billy Butler’s blast Monday night against the Astros might just have it beat. While the official distance hasn’t been tallied (yet), I’m guessing the Oakland A’s slugger’s bomb landed somewhere outside of Austin. And, yeah, before you...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WISDOM AND LINKS: Question and Answer

Question: Why do teams have more off-days and such earlier in the year? Answer: Mainly for weather reasons, allowing teams to have easy fall-backs for rain or snow. This is especially true for Home Openers, since otherwise they’d have to worry about futzing around with opening day tickets. Question: What is Stanozolol and why is everyone being suspended for it? Answer: It’s an...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick Has a Doppelgänger

It’s said that everyone has a twin. Now, I’m not sure if Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick subscribes to that theory or not, but, c’mon, man…just turn around! Reddick batting as his twin is sitting behind home. pic.twitter.com/7l9W97RrEL — Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) April 12, 2015 The post Josh Reddick Has a Doppelgänger appeared first on Hall of Very Good.
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SNL Spoofs “A League of Their Own”

It would be really easy to talk about how “Saturday Night Live” has lost its edge, but every so often, they stumble upon a little gem that hits the mark. Buried late in Saturday’s show was the recurring sketch “Cinema Classics” in which Kenan Thompson’s Reese De’What introduces the audience to the forgotten (fictional) movie “Their Own League”. Basically, it was...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Knew A-Rod Had Jokes?

Many people questioned (A) when Alex Rodriguez was going to hit his first home run of the season and (B) what was the reaction going to be. Well…the answer was simple. Thursday and congratulatory. But what we didn’t realize was this…the New York Yankees designated hitter returned from his suspension with a sense of humor. That’s right, after hitting a home run in the sixth...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

FLASHBACK: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Hank Aaron

Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of Hank Aaron achieving the unthinkable…breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record. And while we all remember the iconic video image of Aaron being congratulated by a pair of 17-year-old strangers as he rounded the bases, forgotten is the then-future home run king being roasted. That’s right, long before Justin Bieber was taken to the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bronson Arroyo Channels Eddie Vedder

Bronson Arroyo is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still go out there and carry a tune. Monday, during the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day street festival outside Chase Field, the injured pitcher (and part-time crooner) took the stage to show that while his season is still on hold, his karaoke game is strong. Bronson Arroyo of the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Tribune Looks to Change Cubs Victory Song

Since 1984, Steve Goodman’s “Go, Cubs, Go” has officially been the unofficial theme song of the Chicago Cubs. Feeling that a song in which the main hook is “the Cubs are going to win today” was more of a pre-game song versus a victory anthem, the folks at the Chicago Tribune came up with a novel concept…have a contest to find a new song to be sung at Wrigley Field after...
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Bret Saberhagen is a Winner on Opening Day

Bret Saberhagen might not have thrown a pitch since 2001, but he’s still a winner. The former pitcher played 16 years in the Majors and for a stretch was as good a pitcher as anyone out there, winning two Cy Young Awards (1985 and 1989), a World Series and throwing a no-hitter while with the Kansas City Royals. Now you can add this. What an Opening Day! All 4 of my former teams...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone Loves Opening Day…Even Hostess!

Opening Day is here and seemingly everyone is getting excited for baseball. Even Hostess! ****. (h/t @Outside_Corner) The post Everyone Loves Opening Day…Even Hostess! appeared first on Hall of Very Good.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Review: OOTP Baseball 16

Tie ballgame. Bottom of the 10th. 2 down. Runners on 2nd and 3rd. Eddie Rosario steps up to the plate. Jordan Schafer pinch running as the winning run. It’s a dramatic opening day, 2016, here at Target Field.  This scenario, and scenarios like it run through my head every spring. They’ve existed there for years and years. Back sometime in high school, I lost the ability to play...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Officials: There Will Be No Kiss Cam at Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field’s bleachers might not be ready for Opening Day, but the ballpark’s brand new video board will be. The Chicago Cubs unveiled their 3990-square-foot video board in left field on Thursday and three things were immediately made clear. One. The thing is massive. How big? Check out this graphic. Two. The video board will not interfere with the team’s iconic hand-operated...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Moyer Gets Stuck on Disneyland Roller Coaster

Jamie Moyer played 108 years in the Major Leagues, but, somehow, I’m guessing nothing could have prepared him for what happened Friday. The 269-game winner was at Disneyland with his family when the unthinkable happened. Stuck on California Screamin' at Disneyland. Not sure what is more difficult, pitching in a Major League game or this pic.twitter.com/gM6qwZ2kPs — Jamie Moyer...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Milestones to Watch for in 2015

We’re just days away from Opening Day 2015 and the promise of a number of milestones being reached. Sure, many of the familiar faces are on the list (Ichiro Suzuki and, sorry, Alex Rodriguez), but c’mon, let’s face it, no one really cares that Corey Hart is just three hits from 1000. So, with that in mind…here are ten milestones to watch for this season.   10,000 The New...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

For Sale: A Picture of Joe DiMaggio’s Dong

With more than 52 million photos, it’s said that memorabilia collector John Rogers has the largest collection out there. And for the right price, a chunk of it could be yours. In July, Rogers will be putting most of his photos up for auction. Included…a 1930s picture of New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio in his Birthday suit. And what about “Joltin’ Joe” and his junk...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Own a Piece of Will Ferrell’s Epic Day

I don’t need to remind you, but back in March, Will Ferrell suited up and played for ten teams in one day. While the actor was no Joel Youngblood (look him up, kids)…it has definitely become the publicity stunt that won’t end. Now you can own a piece of it. Major League Baseball is auctioning off a ton of gear from Ferrell’s Cactus League stunt and among the items up for...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Look to #RewriteTheFuture

Talk to any Chicago Cubs fan and, much like the last 107 years, they’re liable to tell you this is the year. And no, it has little to do with any promise they may (or may not) be showing on the field. It has everything to do with a movie.  You know…that movie. Unfortunately, there are a couple things Cubs fans are ignoring. First, the obvious. There is a not a Miami team that...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Prepare Yourself for Opening Day

  This time next week (Monday) will be Opening Day. Prepare yourself now. First off, inform your place of work that you will not be there. Invent a grandparent to kill off, if you must. Cruel and manipulative? Maybe. Justified? Absolutely. Next off, make sure you have food and drink prepared. It will not be a day for healthy eating so, uhm, buy some weights or something to use during...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero Asks Twitter Followers for Help

Vladimir Guerrero hasn’t been on Twitter long (it’s been only two weeks!) and already he’s trolling “surveying” his followers. A small survey to my followers, with cap which team would like to be elected to Cooperstown?. — Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) March 29, 2015 Fortunately, Cooperstown will have time to figure out what cap the 2004 American League MVP as...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Not Everyone is Excited About Oakland’s Pride Night

When the Oakland A’s announced that they’d be holding Pride Night June 17 when they take on the San Diego Padres…I got super excited. Unfortunately, not everyone was as excited. @Athletics just unfollowed, want no part of that — Josh Micke (@JoshMicke) March 26, 2015 @Athletics @billybeanball What is this garbage? What does this have to do with baseball? — Tyler Brown...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback: Eddie Vedder Visits Wrigley Field

Before Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam had more than 60 million album sales to their credit and were selling out arenas across the globe, they were playing much, much smaller venues. On March 28, 1992 (23 years ago!), the success of their debut album “Ten”, brought the Seattle-based quintet to Chicago and while there, they played The Metro. Prior to what would end up being a 16-song...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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