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Penny Marshall to Direct Effa Manely Biopic

In 1992, director Penny Marshall brought the story of the Rockford Peaches to the big screen in the form of “A League of Their Own”. Now, more than 20 years later, she’s heading back to the diamond. “Effa”, the story of Effa Manley, will mark the first time Marshall has been behind the camera since her 2001 effort “Riding in Cars With Boys” “The story is a fascinating...
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Jose Canseco Wants to Beat Up CM Punk

I’m not sure how I missed this over the weekend, but, man…I sure am glad I stumbled upon it when I did. Jose Canseco is looking to get back into the ring again. Again. And this time, he’s going after UFC’s latest future sideshow…former WWE champion CM Punk. I can beat the crap out of @cmpunk. I am ready @ufc — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 12, 2014 Scores of...
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Chase Utley Surprises Fan Battling Cancer

Say what you want about Chase Utley, dude seemingly has his heart in the right place. But, first…meet Julie Kramer. The New Jersey native is battling stage 4 synovial sarcoma and, apparently, a pretty big fan of Ellen DeGeneres. Monday, after a social media campaign started by her friends, the 23-year-old was able to meet the talk show host and even appear on her show. And then...
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Jon Lester and Family Take in Blackhawks Game

Monday, Jon Lester was introduced as the new ace of the Chicago Cubs. And since the Bears went into early hibernation, the pitcher spent his Sunday night hanging out with nearly 22,000 of his newest, closest friends at the United Center watching some hockey. Jon Lester wearing a #Blackhawks jersey at tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/h7muPCDjao — Scott King (@ScottKingMedia) December...
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San Diego Padres Fan Honors Tony Gwynn

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away this past June. And while Major League Baseball didn’t feel it was necessary to honor the San Diego Padres legend…one fan of the Friars did. With a holiday light display. @UTKevinAcee @BenHigginsSD @sdutCanepa @MartyCaswell @OurPadres @UTPadres @JeffSanders_UT @Padres awesome tribute! pic.twitter.com/rlQrKcL3T0 — kevin pike (@kpe3zy) December...
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Wisdom and Links: A Modest Proposal for Colder Winter Meetings, Links and a Topical Joke That Doesn’t Work

This year’s Winter Meetings was great, because once Jon Lester finally signed, we got like the entire meetings’ worth of action in one day. But, I have a (sarcastic) idea of how we can ensure lots of deals every winter meetings: Colder weather. Yes, colder weather. You see, the problem is that they always put the winter meetings in beautiful places like San Diego or cities in...
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Johnny Manziel Autographed Baseball Cards Are a Hot Commodity

On the eve of his first NFL start, it’s important to remember that Johnny Manziel was, in addition to being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, once selected by the San Diego Padres. However, unlike the Browns, who took a chance on the quarterback with the 22nd pick in the first round, the Padres took the former high school shortstop 837th overall. But that doesn’t seem to matter...
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Dick Allen Thanks Fans

Not that he needed to, but after missing the Hall of Fame by one vote on Monday, Dick Allen took to his website and thanked his fans. The former slugger will potentially get another shot in three years.  Fingers. Crossed.  
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Insane Card Collection For Sale on eBay

What do you get the guy for Christmas who absolutely wants everything? This. Crazy, right? Listed as 275,000 cards, this vertigo-inducing baseball collection (seriously, I get dizzy looking at all the pictures) is seemingly enough to fill a number of hobby shops. It. Is. Loaded. Included…nearly every baseball card from 1980 to 2011 and a slew of cards from other sports. That...
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Pitcher traded twice in same day sends great tweet

Newly acquired Los Angeles Angel Andrew Heaney might’ve had the tweet of the Winter Meetings late Wednesday night. Well, @Dodgers we had a good run! Great to be a part of such a storied franchise. #thanksforthememories — Andrew Heaney (@Heandog8) December 11, 2014   Wait…Dodgers? Hold on. The 23-year-old pitcher, who woke up Wednesday a member of the Miami Marlins...
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Agent: Starlin Castro In “The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time”

Stories started circulating early Sunday that Starlin Castro was involved in a nightclub shooting late Saturday night in his native Dominican Republic. Tuesday, the agent for the Chicago Cubs shortstop announced the three-time All-Star had been cleared of all wrongdoing. “Starlin and his family were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Paul Kinzer told CBSChicago.com. “They...
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For Sale: George Brett 1980 World Series Sunglasses

With less than three weeks until Christmas and since world peace apparently not going to happen anytime soon, I think I’ve found the one thing that I’d want more than anything. George Brett’s sunglasses from the 1980 World Series. Oh, and here’s the best part…they’re totally legit and the seller has two letters of provenance to prove the authenticity of the specs. The...
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Sports Betting and Casino Games to be Offered by PokerStars

Sports fans will have a new option for placing wagers in 2015 as part of the launch of a new casino product announced by PokerStars. PokerStars was launched in 2001 and quickly rose to prominence as the world’s most popular poker site; over 120 billion hands have been dealt. The site announced that it will begin offering a full featured casino and sports betting by 2015. A mobile...
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Wisdom and Links: Ichiro Please, Links and The Best Baseball Players from Every Team in The College Football Playoff

I begin today by asking the 30 teams of Major League Baseball to do something: sign Ichiro Suzuki. Yes, I know he’s old and, yes, I know he is only a shadow of his old self. But, guess what, I think he’d still make a great addition to a contender. And yet, nobody seems to be talking about him. It is like he retired, or went back to Japan. But, no, Ichiro is still an active member...
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Wisdom and Links: Ichiro Please, Links and The Best Baseball Players from Every Team in The College Football Playoff

I begin today by asking the 30 teams of Major League Baseball to do something: sign Ichiro Suzuki. Yes, I know he’s old and, yes, I know he is only a shadow of his old self. But, guess what, I think he’d still make a great addition to a contender. And yet, nobody seems to be talking about him. It is like he retired, or went back to Japan. But, no, Ichiro is still an active member...
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Wisdom and Links: Ichiro Please, Links and The Best Baseball Players from Every Team in The College Football Playoff

I begin today by asking the 30 teams of Major League Baseball to do something: sign Ichiro Suzuki. Yes, I know he’s old and, yes, I know he is only a shadow of his old self. But, guess what, I think he’d still make a great addition to a contender. And yet, nobody seems to be talking about him. It is like he retired, or went back to Japan. But, no, Ichiro is still an active member...
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Wisdom and Links: Ichiro Please, Links and The Best Baseball Players from Every Team in The College Football Playoff

I begin today by asking the 30 teams of Major League Baseball to do something: sign Ichiro Suzuki. Yes, I know he’s old and, yes, I know he is only a shadow of his old self. But, guess what, I think he’d still make a great addition to a contender. And yet, nobody seems to be talking about him. It is like he retired, or went back to Japan. But, no, Ichiro is still an active member...
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Starlin Castro Involved in Nightclub Shooting?

Rumors are what rumors are, but, sometimes, where’s smoke…there’s occasionally (gun)fire. Social media reports out of the Dominican Republic are that Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and his entourage were involved in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning. Source from DR : #cubs SS Starlin Castro was part of shooting outside Dubai Club in Santiago Caballeros, DR last...
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Help Make The Bobblehead Hall of Fame a Reality

Everyone loves bobbleheads, right? Well, if that’s true and the dream of Phil Sklar and Brad Novak comes to fruition, they’ll have created a place beloved by all. Friends and roommates who’ve known each other for decades, the Milwaukee duo recently announced the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum…but they’re going to need your help to get it up and running by their...
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Pedro Martinez: Signing Jon Lester Is a Top Priority

We all know that David Ortiz is doing his very best to get Jon Lester back to Boston, but he’s not the only one dreaming of a reunion with the lefty…Pedro Martinez has now joined the club. Memo to Red Sox ownership…you’ve got your entire fan base, your biggest star and one of the best pitchers of our generation saying you should resign Lester. What more do you need? A sign...
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Mayor of Cooperstown Reveals Hall of Fame Picks

Pretty soon, every website (this one included, naturally) will be inundated with picks for who should and shouldn’t be elected into the Hall of Fame in early January. There are going to be writers who will try and defend the inclusion (or not) of suspected steroid users. There are going to be writers who think no one should get in. Conversely, there’s going to be the guy who...
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Is Las Vegas About To Get Its First Sport Franchise?

Las Vegas is unique among America’s most popular tourist destinations for many reasons. However, one of the more unusual of these is that Las Vegas is one of the few major cities which does not have its own sports franchise. Despite having two million residents and, more importantly, more than 40 million visitors ready and willing to flash their cash, Las Vegas has yet to exploit...
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Is Las Vegas About To Get Its First Sport Franchise?

Las Vegas is unique among America’s most popular tourist destinations for many reasons. However, one of the more unusual of these is that Las Vegas is one of the few major cities which does not have its own sports franchise. Despite having two million residents and, more importantly, more than 40 million visitors ready and willing to flash their cash, Las Vegas has yet to exploit...
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Torii Hunter Goes Off on Reporter

A lot of questions came bubbling to the surface when Torii Hunter filed for free agency following his two seasons in Detroit. Does the 39-year-old still have anything left in the tank? Who would sign the nine-time Gold Glove award winner? And, most importantly, would his virulent views toward homosexuals sway a team from offering him a deal. Welp, when the Minnesota Twins inked the...
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Burt Reynolds is Selling Off His Awesome Stuff

Alright, full disclosure time…I love Burt Reynolds. Seriously. I’ve got an autographed picture of the guy in my office. To me, Reynolds is a living legend that unjustly has become some sort of punching bag and it pains me to read that the Bandit himself is regardless of his motives, auctioning off all his stuff. “I want everyone to know that contrary to what all the news outlets...
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