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Pablo Sandoval Reaches Out to the Boston Shoveler

If there’s any doubt as to whether or not Pablo Sandoval is going to be a fan favorite in Boston…your questions have been answered. First, some backstory. Earlier this week, after BeanTown was buried under more than two feet of snow(!), someone went out of their way Tuesday to clear off the finish line of the Boston Marathon. How cool is that? Answer…so cool the Boston Police...
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Chicago Skyline Lit Up For Ernie Banks

When news spread across the country Friday that Ernie Banks had died, it’s safe to assume that everyone became (even if only for a night) a Chicago Cubs fan. Now, “Mr. Cub” is being remembered as part of the Chicago skyline. Friday, a public visitation will be held for Banks with a funeral following the next day.  The Hall of Famer died a heart attack at the age of 83. ...
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Ryan Braun Joins Couple’s Wedding Pictures

If Ryan Braun is supposed to be a jerk, you’re going to have a hard time convincing Jesse and Janice Anderson. The newly married couple was taking pictures outside their wedding reception at a hotel in downtown Milwaukee when the Brewers slugger crossed their paths. “All of the sudden I saw that it was him walking towards us, and I could barely contain myself,” new bride Janice...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco’s Batkid is Heading to the Big Screen

Fifteen months ago, Batkid took over all the medias (social and otherwise) and five-year-old Miles Scott became everyone’s favorite crime fighter when he saved San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal (among others) from Gotham city’s worst offenders. Soon, the story of the then-kindergartner (whose leukemia has since gone into remission) will be made into a feature film. And leading...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Tribute to Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, as you no doubt heard, passed away this week at the age of 83. Still the leader in many categories for the Chicago Cubs, Banks was one of the most beloved players in baseball history. So it’s not surprising that some great articles and stories about “Mr. Cub” came out upon his tragic passing. Here are some of them: Tom Verducci on how Ernie Banks was “the ideal...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Edmonds to Join Cast of The Real Housewives?

Confession time. I was fine with John Rocker competing on “Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water” this past September. I actually, kinda wanted to see the onetime Atlanta Braves closer stick around longer than he did. I’m even okay with Johnny Damon taking his turn vying for Donald’s Trump’s attention on “Celebrity Apprentice”.  Sure, he hasn’t done much...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Mr. Cub

When Ernie Banks stepped to the plate on September 17, 1953 in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, he made Chicago Cubs history as the franchise’s first black player. But Banks’ history-making career had just begun. At native of Dallas, Texas, who grew up with 11 brothers and sisters, Banks made his professional baseball debut with the Kansas City Monarchs in...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Social Media Mourns the Loss of Mr. Cub

Friday night, social media exploded when news of Ernie Banks’ passing was made public. At various times throughout the night, various search terms and hashtags associated with the Chicago Cubs legend were trending throughout the Twittersphere. No community was saddened more than Major League Baseball. "It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!" R.I.P to the great (Mr....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ernie Banks (1931-2015)

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Ichiro to End Up in South Beach?

It’s not a huge signing, but all signs are pointing to Ichiro Suzuki heading to South Beach to the tune of $2 million for one year and playing for the Miami Marlins. But anytime a former MVP and ten-time All-Star is rumored to be switching teams…that’s enough to make a little splash. Currently, Ichiro and his 2,844 career hits sit behind just Alex Rodriguez (2,939 hits) on...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Harry Brecheen

Madison Bumgarner’s masterful World Series performance placed him on a very short list: pitchers who have won three games in a World Series.  Only fourteen men have accomplished the feat, dating back to Bill Dineen’s effort in the first Series. Bumgarner also added himself to an even more elite Fall Classic group as a southpaw, becoming only the fifth lefty to earn a “W...
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Minor league baseball team to hold #DeflateCancer night

Minor league baseball teams have a habit of doing things like this.  They’ll take a scandal or news story that occurs during the off season and create a themed night around it.  Listen, just because it is in the headlines in January…that doesn’t make it a viable promotion during the baseball season. Looking your way, Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ceremonial First Pitches Get Their Own Card Set

As if bad first pitches needed any more publicity…there’s this. Topps has announced they’re including a 15-card set of ceremonial first pitches (both good and bad) as part of their upcoming 2015 set. No, really. Among the chosen…Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder (decked out in Chicago Cubs gear), Academy Award winning actor and Los Angeles Dodgers fan Jeff Bridges and, of course...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Set to Honor Fallen Teammate

Both the NBA and NFL have rules in place and players can be subjected to fines should they decide willy-nilly to change their uniform number. Now, I’m not sure if such a penalty is in place in Major League Baseball, but I’m pretty sure Carlos Martinez would pay it. You see, the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher recently announced he would be switching from number 44 to 18 to honor...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wallet Card: Style Undies

One of the coolest thing about old buildings are the vintage ads painted on the sides – they are almost always many decades out of date, making them a nice little time capsule. This one on West 36th street, near 6th Avenue, always makes me laugh because of the name all the way at the top – Style Undies (you can see it if you “view image” and then zoom in). Thanks to the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Dreams of a Summer of Endless Baseball, Links, and a musing about Wrigley Field

As we continue to go through this cold winter period where we must rely on minor transactions, pitch clock talks and rumors to survive, I want to talk about a dream I have. A dream I think will never happen, but which still must be held out for, because it’d be so awesome: A summer of endless baseball, traveling around the country to everything baseball-related you could go to...
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Wrigley Field Bleachers Won’t Be Ready for Opening Night

Welp…this isn’t good. Saturday, during their annual Cubs Convention, the Chicago Cubs announced what many had suspected…the famed Wrigley Field bleachers will not be re-built and ready for Opening Night. According to the team, the left field bleachers will be ready to open by May 11 with the right field bleachers opening later the same month. So where will the estimated 4500...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wallet Card: The Owls of Herald Square

James Gordon Bennett Sr. was publisher of the New York Herald, one of the city’s most nativist, racist and anti-Semitic newspapers in the nineteenth century. He was also obsessed with owls. Some say the sound of a hooting owl saved his life when getting lost while sailing in the dark. Others claim it was the symbol of a secret order like the Illuminati. There are a bunch of...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo: “We’re Going to Win”

As thousands of Chicago Cubs faithful descended upon the Windy City for the team’s annual fan convention, Anthony Rizzo greeted them with an encouraging prognostication. ‘‘We’re going to win the NL Central,” the All-Star first baseman said. “‘I mean it’s going to happen this year…it’s what we’re going to do.” From worst to first is one thing…it’s happened...
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Yasiel Puig Buys $2 Million Mansion

Opposing teams and critics have called Yasiel Puig a lot of things, but now they can add something else to the list. Home owner. Yup, the Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star recently dropped close to $2 million on a six bedroom, six bathroom, 4600-plus square foot crib in Sherman Oaks…less than a 30 minute drive from Dodger Stadium. The listing: Stunning Sherman Oaks Gated Mediterranean...
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Wallet Card: Carnegie Deli – By Request

I’m definitely open to any requests for places you’d like to see Donnie go this year. Basically anything in midtown – or just beyond. The first request came from Unclemoe at the 2008 Topps blog, who wanted to see the Carnegie Deli. The Carnegie Deli is one of the most famous delis in the world. It was even on a recent episode of Impractical Jokers (a very funny show you should...
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Wallet Card: Hilton Passageway

The Hilton Passageway (the name came when the Hotel Pennsylvania was still called the Statler Hilton) runs more or less below 32nd street, between the LIRR and the Amtrak/NJ Transit tracks. This oft-forgotten corridor has some of the best glimpses of the old Penn Station. This sign by the 2 and 3 subway entrance points you to Penn R.R. Trains. Not technically pre-renovation...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson Shows Up in Sin City

I’m pretty certain no one has mentioned the words “Brian Wilson” since the reliever was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers back on December 19. It’s almost as if he, wait for it, disappeared. Turns out, he’s been in Las Vegas! Spotted at @pennjillette & @MrTeller's show last night was three-time MLB All-Star pitcher, @BrianWilson38. pic.twitter.com/Gwc4UzP2f0 —...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Pizzeria Offers Up Unique Pie

I know this is probably going to get me kicked out of some made up club that I’m not even part of (yet), but I don’t care for “Chicago-style” pizza. Sorry, gang…I’m just not a huge fan of the deep dish. But I do find this kind of cool. According to CSNChicago.com, popular Chicago pizza chain Giordano’s is showing their support for the hometown team by offering up Chicago...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

“Parks and Rec” Predicts a Cubs Championship

It’s 2015 and we’re supposed to be thinking about is a Chicago Cubs World Series victory, right? I mean, “Back to the Future II” foretold the prophecy! But maybe it’s not their year. Maybe it is, wait for it, next year…or year after that. Almost going unnoticed (perhaps because of this), during the two-part “Parks and Rec” season premiere was the subtle mention to...
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