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St. Louis Superman Banned from Ballpark?

St. Louis is a quick 1600 mile drive from the Las Vegas Strip, but it seems like they have similar problems. Less than two months after he broke up a fight outside Busch Stadium, Charlee Chartrand St. Louis Superman is, seemingly, no longer welcome at the ballpark.  This…according to the faux Man of Steel’s Facebook page. Until further notice I will not be at the ballpark....
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Accused Murderer Has Unfortunate Tattoo(s)

It’s not all that uncommon to show your allegiance to your favorite sports team via tattoo…people do it all the time. But on your face?  That’s an entirely different story. And before you ask “what kind of guy gets a tattoo on his face, much less ALL the tattoos on his face?” …I’ll tell you.   Meet Richard Magnan from Chicago.  Early Saturday morning, following...
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Triple-A All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby winner gets belt

Typically, I’m not a big home run derby kind of guy, but this year…I’m going to change my stance.  Kinda. No, I’m not talking about Major League Baseball’s annual slugfest, I’m talking about the one that’s going to reward it’s winner with this magnificent bastard. The Triple-A All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby participants will taking their cuts at the home of the...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minor Leaguer Has Best Day Ever

Sunday, Andy Burns hit a walk-off two-run home run to dead center to bat the Trenton Thunder 9-7 in extra innings. But that was just the beginning for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats third baseman. Not long after hitting the game winner, Burns skipped town to be with his girlfriend, Kate Schmeling, who just so happened to be celebrating her 23rd birthday.  The two went to a beach...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Minor league park engulfed by Mississippi River

The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates have shaped the identity of their ballpark based on its proximity to water. The Quad City River Bandits think that’s adorable. You see, the single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, which just happens to be a stones throw from the Mississippi River. And because of its...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Samar, er, Shark Makes Debut for A’s

“Samardzija” isn’t one of those names that just rolls off the tongue. So, suffice it to say, the O.co Coliseum crowd had a little bit of difficulty welcoming their new pitcher when he made his debut Sunday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Oakland A’s acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor leaguers Addison Russell...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Brandon McCarthy's wife so happy he was dealt to Yanks?

The New York Yankees picked up Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday to help out their injured pitching staff and no one could have been happier than the pitcher’s wife Amanda. Surely, Mrs. McCarthy is going to miss the friends she made while in Phoenix, but she’s more excited about what her husband will be leaving behind. And you can give the assist to the Yankees...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi Skips Game to Attend Daughter’s Graduation

When the Boston Red Sox took the field for the first game of a double header against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday…a familiar face was absent from the team’s lineup. Sure, David Ortiz was around for the nightcap, but where was he for the early tilt?  Was he hurt?  Was he on some sort of double secret probation initiated by manager John Farrell?!? Nope. “He’s returning...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon makes crazy comments about comeback

To say Johnny Damon is modest would be an understatement. Prior to the 2014 season, the former outfielder announced to the world that he was available to play and/or manage…but only at the Major League level.  Now, the 40-year-old would like the world to know that he’s better than half of the guys out there earning a paycheck swinging a bat on a daily basis. “When you feel...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Familiar Face Nabs Rookie’s First Home Run

While Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy were busy playing amateur dentist Wednesday night…Boston Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts was doing work. In the fifth inning, the 21-year-old went deep for his first career home run and, incidentally, his first career hit at Fenway Park. But here’s where the story gets interesting. Chris Large, the guy who caught the ball, actually faced the then...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Wednesday night, Guillermo from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” sat down with Los Angeles Dodgers stud Yasiel Puig for a “Yas-clusivo” interview. The only question I have…what took so long to make this happen?
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Supports 19-Year-Old Hunter

Man, some people simply do not like Kendall Jones. Don’t know who Kendall Jones is?  She’s the 19-year-old who, in the past couple of days has ignited a firestorm with some pictures she posted online of her recent trip to Africa. And, no, these aren’t your garden variety vacation pictures.  You see, the Texas Tech cheerleader is also a hunter and these are pictures of her...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jerry Remy loses tooth while on air

Just what kind of season has it been for the Boston Red Sox? Wednesday night, as the defending World Champs were poised to drop their third straight to the Chicago Cubs, a missing tooth became the top story. During the fourth inning of what ended up being a  route, color commentator Jerry Remy lost a tooth. Or, as his partner-in-crime Don Orsillo more accurately pointed out, it...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cardinals Draft Pick Stirring Up Trouble

“Big Brother” contestant Devin Shepherd might be recognizable to some fans out there…and, no, it’s not because he resembles a certain former WWE Superstar. The former professional baseball player (and Dwayne Johnson lookalike) was drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Twins in 2006.  Two years later, he found himself selected by the St. Louis Cardinals and even played...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Manny Ramirez homers in Iowa home debut

Manny Ramirez is back again! Again. In what can now be considered an annual event, the former World Series MVP is back on the field and back crushing baseballs.  Ramirez, who hit a staggering 555 home runs during his 19-year big league career, showed fans Monday night what he’s made of. The newly minted player-coach for the Iowa Cubs hit two-run home run off Omaha Storm Chasers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Actors Take Their Cuts Against Jeremy Guthrie

Johnny Knoxville has certainly taken part in his fair share of wild antics…but I’m pretty sure nothing could’ve prepared him for this. Last weekend, while in Kansas City for a charity event, the daredevil joined fellow actors Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis in the batter’s box to square off against Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.  And the results, well, let’s just...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Calls Opposing Pitcher an “Idiot”

The 2014 version of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox feud isn’t as heated as in years past, but, still…this can’t end well, right? After hitting a game-winning home run off Masahiro Tanaka Saturday night, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the dugout and let his thoughts be known. “What an idiot,” the bearded slugger was heard to say during the FOX television...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Team sends eight position players into pitch in one game

The Kalamazoo Growlers of the Northwoods League made a little history Saturday night. Now, I’m going to leave the specifics to the folks with the Elias Sports Bureau, but I’m going to wager that this feat has never happened.  While fans were lined up to meet Ozzie Guillen, the Growlers, who last made news when they announced they were going to wear jerseys made of selfies, sent...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz is Selling Salsa Now

Not long after Reggie Jackson’s World Series heroics in 1977, Wayne Candies released the Reggie! bar. So, following his outstanding play last October against the St. Louis Cardinals, it made perfect sense that David Ortiz was rewarded with his own food product, right?  Recently, the three-time World Champ re-launched his own brand of salsa with a “new and improved” recipe...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday 5: Sean Carley

New York Yankees prospect Sean Carley caused quite a stir during this year’s MLB Draft and, in the process, became one of the more popular players selected. Not too shabby for a guy taken 422nd overall. You see, Carley is the West Virginia University pitcher who broke the internet because of his striking resemblance to Kenny Powers from HBO’s “Eastbound and Down”.  Turns...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Trump Continues to Support Pete Rose

How gojillionaire Donald Trump made his money is beyond me because, and I’ve said it before, dude is random.  But at least he’s consistent. Tuesday, Trump hit the Twitters to bang the drum (again) for Pete Rose’s inclusion into baseball’s Hall of Fame. It’s time to let Pete Rose, the all time hits leader, into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Enough already!!!!! — Donald J...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Rose manages minor league team

It’s been 25 years since Pete Rose managed a big league game.  Monday…all that changed.  Kinda. Sure, it isn’t exactly the Major Leagues, but thanks to the independent league Bridgeport Bluefish, the Hit King was back in baseball.  Even if just for a night. “I’m not doing this to impress anybody to try to be reinstated.  I don’t know that this would make Bud Selig...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick Crushes Walk-Off Home Run

Saturday, newly minted New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick and a bunch of his buddies got together to play a game of charity softball. And since it was all part of the Team Vick Foundation’s “Mike Vick Weekend”, it was appropriate that the embattled football player won the thing with a walk-off home run. Oh, and to celebrate…dude took the scenic route around the bases...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Costner and Co. Return to Dyersville

Just in time for Father’s Day, Kevin Costner made his way back to Dyersville, Iowa.  And he brought along an expected 12,000 of his closest friends. Fans of the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” ventured to the iconic farm Friday and Saturday to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary and for a chance to have a chance to play catch with Costner. https://twitter.com/CharlieLitch...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Hart Unleashes Slow First Pitch

Someone might want to explain to Kevin Hart what “heat” means. Just when our collective palate was being rid of the awful taste that was 50 Cent’s ceremonial first pitch…the diminutive comedian hit the mound. By some standards, Hart’s pitch Friday night at US Cellular Field was far superior to 50’s. I mean, his was at least on target. But, I’m guessing, Hart probably...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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