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David Ross is Dancing With the Stars

Has anyone benefited more from the Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series in 108 years than David Ross? Seriously, dude has seemingly been everywhere since the final out of Game Seven was recorded. He’s even planning on suiting up with the famed Harlem Globetrotters! And now he’s making history. Sort of. Wednesday, the now-retired catcher was officially announced as...
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Cubs Outfielder Shows Off Artistic Side

Plenty of Major Leaguers have hidden talents. For example, Mookie Betts is a top notch bowler, former outfielder  Michael Cuddyer fancies himself some sort of a magician and Matt Szczur? Dude can paint. Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs outfielder showed off his newest art project via Instagram…a painting of his Windy City teammates Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo that will be auctioned...
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Chris Sale Goes Back to Dunk City

Even though Spring Training is in full swing…it’s still basketball season to some. And that includes Chris Sale. Okay…maybe not. The newly acquired Boston Red Sox hurler hit the gym at his alma mater to help Florida Gulf Coast University live up to its “Dunk City” moniker. As cool as it might be to see Sale throw one down (in a polo shirt and lowtop sneakers no less),...
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Tim Tebow Heads to Spring Training

Just when you thought it was safe to watch baseball again, he’s back. Heisman Trophy winner-turned-NFL bust Tim Tebow is set to hit camp with the New York Mets on Monday. The former quarterback is hitting Port St. Lucie a week early to participate in the team’s STEP camp, which is reserved for New York’s most intriguing prospects. Suffice it to say, Mets brass is expecting...
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A-Rod on Hall of Fame: “I have a unique situation”

On paper, one could say that, arguably, Alex Rodriguez has had one of the better baseball careers of the last however many years.Of course, there are those pesky steroid allegations (and the one admission) that will, more than likely, keep him out of the Hall of Fame…at least for a little while.And you know what, he would agree.“Everyone’s dream is to end up in the Hall of...
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Out of the Park Baseball 18 Announces the Perfect Team Digital Cover Contest

Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, the MLBPA, and MiLB.com, today announced Out of the Park Baseball 18 will have a “digital cover” for the first time in its illustrious history. Instead of choosing a single player, however, OOTP 18 will be represented by a “Perfect Team” of the 11 best players at each position – plus a manager – to celebrate...
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Javy Baez Shows Off New Tattoo

You know that guy who celebrates his favorite team winning the World Series by getting their logo (or whatever) tattooed on his body? Yeah. Javy Baez does do. The Chicago Cubs second baseman showed off his newly completely ink at Spring Training and, no, not everyone was a fan. //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js he have a crackhead to that line work?! Fina blot up in like 5 months...
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Is Curt Schilling Planning a Presidential Run?

Back in October, former pitcher-turned-radio host Curt Schilling floated around the idea that he was going to run against Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2018. But does the postseason hero have his eyes set on something bigger? It would appear so. That’s Schilling hanging out with Donald Trump sycophant Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke in Maryland at CPAC (Conservative...
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The HOVG Podcast: Tommy John

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by 2012 Hall of Very Good inductee Tommy John. The should-be Hall of Famer tells the boys all about his chances at getting into Cooperstown, the injury that nearly ended his career, his relationship with the late-Frank Jobe (and why the doctor is one of the three most influential men in baseball history and playing alongside Glenn...
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Colby Rasmus Shaves Off Chin Curtain

From his long, stringy hair to his dirty beard, Colby Rasmus has, of late, been the physical embodiment of not giving a rat’s ass. Seriously, if dude were to rip off his jersey to reveal he had a tattoo across his back of Calvin peeing on anything (everything?)…would anyone be surprised? Probably not. YOLO, right? That said, that Mose Schrute-inspired beard he trotted out...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

HOVG Podcast Minisode: Killing Mr. Met

The day was April 15, 1997 and, apparently, all Hell was about to break loose. “We have snipers all around the stadium, just in case something were to happen” were the words Secret Service told AJ Mass during a 1997 game at Shea Stadium. Did they really think Mr. Met was going to mess with President Bill Clinton? To listen to the entire interview, CLICK HERE.
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Tigers Owner Paid Rosa Parks’ Rent for Years

It’s commonplace that after someone dies, we learn some of their biggest secrets. Occasionally, they are good things that no one knew existed, but, mostly, they’re skeletons the deceased might have wished had been left in the closet. Fortunately, this one definitely falls into the “good” category. After Mike Ilitch died, many eulogized him (and rightfully so) as the owner...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The HOVG Podcast: Todd Radom

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by Todd Radom. The graphic design extraordinaire tells the boys about how he got his start in the business, why that Cleveland Browns logo he created means so much to him, that time he witnessed a brawl at Yankee Stadium, working with Ice Cube on his new basketball league and spending part of his Christmas with the Clintons. Yes…THOSE...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

This Whole Jeffrey Loria Thing is Weird Right?

Remember that time when it was rumored Bobby Valentine was going to be named the United States ambassador to Japan and we all thought it was so crazy when, in reality, it might just be the sanest idea Donald Trump has had since taking office? Things just got weirder. Again. Wednesday, the New York Post reported that Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was being considered for the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Arizona Wildcats Recreate Scene from Major League

While the internet continues to debate whether or not “Field of Dreams” is a good movie (it is), it is clear the University of Arizona baseball team has already made up its collective mind. The Wildcats recreated that iconic scene from “Major League” where the players arrive at Spring Training and it might be the best thing you see until live big league pitching. While there’s...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Mural the Focal Point in Cubs Weight Room

The World Champion Chicago Cubs might have ended their season in Cleveland…but it’s the scene outside Wrigley Field that they’ll remember. Prior to pitchers and catchers reporting to Mesa, the team added a mural to remind its players who they’re playing for. The fans. Pretty cool.
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Bryce Harper Visits Monday Night RAW

The Washington Nationals aren’t expecting him in West Palm Beach until Sunday, so Bryce Harper ventured out to take in some WWE in hometown of Las Vegas. The 2015 National League MVP popped up during “Monday Night RAW” sitting ringside with his crew, which included big brother Bryan. Now, you’re going to get folks online suggesting the All-Star already isn’t taking the...
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Pierre Dorion Speaks: Colorado Trade, Pyatt/Condon Extensions, Lazar’s Struggles

Thanks to the Montreal Canadiens recent stretch of ineptness that puts their hold on first in the Atlantic Division in a precarious position, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion joined Steve Lloyd and Todd White on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ to talk about his team and the advantageous situation that they’re in. I didn’t transcribe all of the interview, so if you...
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Andrew Hammond Waived Again

In a move that could signal that his career with the Ottawa Senators is over, Andrew Hammond was waived by the team before today’s noon deadline to make room for the returning Craig Anderson. If Hammond goes unclaimed, he’ll be returned to Binghamton where he’ll congest their goaltending picture and take playing time away from prospects who the Senators need to evaluate and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ton Anselmi Speaks: Outdoor Game, LeBreton Flats, More Resources for Dorion

You know Tom Anselmi’s hit the big time when he’s getting the MS Paint red phone treatment on this blog. The Senators’ new president and COO appeared Thursday morning on TSN 1200’s ‘TGOR’ to talk about his first week on the job. Anselmi’s fresh to the job, so inevitably there was going a lot of non-answers, corporate spin and pumping of tires, but beyond the vanilla...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumour: Senators to Ask Phaneuf to Waive NMC

Normally I don’t read Don Brennan articles, but when I do, there’s usually a good reason for it. Maybe it’s nothing or it could be something, but in buried in the depths of an article in yesterday’s Ottawa Sun, Brennan wrote, “it’s widely believed the Senators will protect Cody Ceci and Marc Methot along with Erik Karlsson, and ask Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-move with...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators’ Asking Price for Lazar is Comically High

During tonight’s Blues versus Senators broadcast on TSN5, Bruce Garrioch appeared in his regular first intermission ‘Question Period’ segment alongside Brent Wallace where he was asked about Curtis Lazar’s situation. With Lazar sitting out tonight’s game as a healthy scratch, reports suggest that teams are kicking tires to see what Ottawa’s looking to do with the former...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Being Linked to Matt Duchene: does it make sense?

Bruce Garrioch never normally includes any Senators-related nuggets of information in his weekly ‘Insider Trading’ column that runs in the Ottawa Sun, but in this week’s installment, he mentioned casually that the Senators have “kicked tires” on Colorado Avalanche centre Matt Duchene. Okay, so it’s probably fair to assume that in the hockey industry, most general managers...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Insider Trading: “the asking price (on Lazar) is extremely high”

Just last month, Curtis Lazar was featured prominently in Frank Seravelli’s list of the ‘Top 20 players potentially available’ before the March 1st NHL Trade Deadline on TSN.ca. His point production and struggles this season have been well-documented, but it’s not like he’s his numbers coming into this season were a sight to behold either. Since entering the league, his...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned: dumping on the Sens will piss fans off

Leave it to Ryan Lambert to generate some buzz on the interwebs. On Friday afternoon the Puck Daddy contributor did what he does best: he raised some important points about hockey a team while concurrently antagonizing a significant chunk of that particular hockey team’s fan base. The smug schtick works well. Aggrieved fans dismiss his message outright, but not before circulating...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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