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Marlins Man Has Won Halloween, Folks

The San Francisco Giants might have won the World Series and the Kansas City Royals might have won everyone’s hearts…but it is clear who is winning Halloween this year. Marlins Man. Oh, don’t pretend you don’t know who Marlins Man is…he’s that cat decked out head to toe in Miami gear.  And while you don’t know his name (he’s really Fort Lauderdale lawyer Laurence...
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Jose Canseco Subject of Tasteless Cartoon

It would appear as though Bill Bramhall had run out of ebola sight gags and “Chris Christie is fat jokes” when coming up with his latest effort for the New York Daily News. The newspaper’s cartoonist took aim (pun intended) at Jose Canseco’s gun accident and, frankly, I kinda think it misses the mark. Get it? Cold, dead hand?!? Because Charlton Heston once said something...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Website Wrongly Crowns Giants Champs

So, yeah…you know that Dick’s Sporting Goods commercial that wrongly congratulated the 2014 World Champion Kansas City Royals? Turns out, popular website Baseball-Reference is also having the same issue. Well…kinda. As of late Tuesday night, if you checked out any member of the 2014 San Francisco Giants (Buster Posey, for example), you’ll see that, in their postseason section...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco Loses Finger in Gun Accident

Ummm…there’s really no better way to start this one by just jumping into it. Jose Canseco shot himself in the hand Tuesday afternoon while cleaning his gun in the kitchen of his Las Vegas home. According to the former slugger’s fiancée Leila Knight, Canseco did not know the weapon was loaded and the shot ripped through the middle finger on his left hand. Canseco was taken...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ozzie Guillen Desperately Wants Back in the Game

It’s been a little more than two years since Ozzie Guillen has appeared in a big league dugout, but if the former Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins skipper has his way, he’d be back…working alongside Joe Maddon. “This is one guy I’d love to coach for,” Guillen told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’s a very good baseball man. And he’s not a guy who’s going to be looking...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds is Happy…and I’m Cool with That

After what seemed like a lifetime of self-imposed exile, Barry Bonds is back showing his face in public and, yeah…haters are going to hate, but, I’m totally cool with it. The reigning home run king has been all around AT&T Park of late showing off that toothy grin, all the while winning Twitter by posting pictures of him hanging with the likes of acclaimed director Spike...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Buster Posey – Future Hall of Famer

During the first game of the World Series, I made a tweet about how Buster Posey would end up being a Hall of Famer. And I’m right, too! Well, probably right. After all, baseball is a cruel game, and poor Buster could end up getting hurt or have a career nosedive. But, hopefully that won’t happen. I mean, I sure hope that doesn’t happen. In fact, I don’t think anybody wants...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball is Coming to Branson!

Branson, Missouri is known for plenty…all you can eat fried food buffets, cut-off jeans shorts-optional wedding chapels and, of course, the Yakov Smirnoff Theater. But baseball? According to The Detroit News, land developers are set to break ground on a Little League complex that will showcase six two-thirds-scale versions of popular Major League stadiums…including Fenway Park...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Bruce Bochy is a Hall of Famer

The World Series is in full swing as the San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals. It’s been 29 years for Kansas City but this is the third trip to the Fall Classic in the last five years for the Giants. Bruce Bochy has guided the Giants during this time, and may have ultimately opened the door to his own enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame. And by the time...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

White Girls on Twitter Hate The World Series

For the fifteenth straight year, the FOX network aired Game One of the World Series Tuesday night, but not everyone wanted to watch the Kansas City Royals play host to the San Francisco Giants. You see, lost in the shuffle was last year’s 125th rated television show, “The Mindy Project”…and the white girls on Twitter were pissed. But at least they were polite about it. The...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikolai Bonds: Fans Treated My Dad “Like He Was a Convict”

After spending much of the second half of the season in second place, chasing the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants are in the World Series. More surprising than the Giants playing this deep in October for the third time in five years is this…Barry Bonds, who recently underwent hip surgery, was on the field at AT&T Park as a guest of the team. Just as surprised...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Andrew Friedman Gives Dodgers A New Direction

Adding Andrew Friedman Gives Dodgers A New Direction by Mark Stevens The Los Angeles Dodgers have been spending money like crazy over the last few years, but it has not translated to a lot of success in the postseason. Meanwhile, they see their rivals in San Francisco closing in on another World Series appearance in the last five years. A change needed to be made, and that person...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Ishikawa Fortunate Fan Caught Home Run Ball

Travis Ishikawa made history Thursday night when he sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series courtesy of a walk off home run. The man on the receiving end…Oakdale, California transmission repairman Frank Burke who, immediately following the game, gave the home run ball back to Ishikawa. “I believe in karma,” Burke told The Associated Press. “I didn’t hit that ball…if...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Player-Licensed Video Games, Links and World Series Prediction

Those of you who are readers over at my usual blog, The Baseball Continuum, know I’m something of a gamer. Well, this week, by request, I’m doing a bit of a dive into gaming history. Here we go: Let me tell you of a time. A time before the sports video game-scape was homogenized and turned into a few companies putting out slightly different versions of the same game every year...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence: “We Ain’t Done Yet Boys”

At this point, I’m pretty sure Hunter Pence could out-Gipper Knute Rockne. Loading A tradition unlike any other: Hunter Pence’s victory speech with some #yesmovement View on Instagram
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Fans Sure Are Loud

This is pretty cool. I don’t know why someone would be recording outside Kauffman Stadium…but I am so glad they were. Now, as awesome as this video is (and it is)…I only wish there was video from INSIDE the stadium so we can see what everyone was cheering about!  By comparison, here’s the current view from outside Wrigley Field.  
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is Looking Different Again. Again

It must be that time of year…famed creature of the night Nosferatu Sammy Sosa has emerged from his crypt and made a public appearance. The 1998 National League MVP was in Panama recently, hanging out with legendary boxer Roberto Duran and, once again, looked a few shades lighter than he did during his playing days. As you might recall, Sosa has experimented with his skin several...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz's wife addresses hacked photos

Late Monday, naked pictures of Clay Buchholz’s wife Lindsay Clubine hit the internets. Reportedly, the result of a hack of the Boston Red Sox pitcher’s phone. A day later, she hit the Twitters to explain the situation. A woman should be able to send her husband pics of herself with out fear of the whole world seeing them! iCloud hackers should be ashamed!! — Lindsay Clubine...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz’s Wife Latest Victim of The Fappening

So, yeah…remember those unfortunate pictures of Justin Verlander and Kate Upton? Turns out, the Detroit Tigers ace isn’t the victim of The Fappening with Major League ties. Meet Lindsay Clubine…wife of Clay Buchholz. Monday, hacked nudes of the former “Deal or No Deal” briefcase model showed up online…and it would appear as though wife of the Boston Red Sox pitcher is...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli to have surgery to correct sleep apnea

Plenty of big leaguers will have surgeries this off season to fix the little things that ail them. Happens every year. Mike Napoli is one of those guys. But here’s the thing, the Boston Red Sox first baseman has been dealing with finger, toe and back issues, but that’s not what he’s getting checked out. Dude is having, wait for it, facial reconstruction surgery. Yup, you read...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Why the Orioles Totally Still Have a Chance

It does not look good for the “Baltimore Nine” these days. The score is two to nothing, with perhaps just two games left to play. At least, there’s only two games to play if they don’t win soon. And, well, that doesn’t look easy, since the Kansas City Royals have apparently cracked into the dark magic of playoff destiny usually only available in previous postseasons to...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Rocker on Survivor: 'It was miserable'

As you’re fully aware, the John Rocker experiment ended Wednesday night when the former big leaguer was booted off “Survivor: San Juan del Sur”. But I’ve gotta hand it to the guy. Dude made the rounds Thursday, seemingly hitting all his post-show interviews. And folks had a ton of questions to throw his way…both about his time on the show and, well, you know. “People...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rocker Report: Week Three

Hit the showers.When it comes to the game of “Survivor”, there is little to no room for sympathy. The essence of the game, at it’s very core, is ruthless, cutthroat, dog eat dog warfare. That said, I do have to admit that an ever so teeny part of me feels kind of bad for John Rocker. Now I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I’ve spent the better part of the first few weeks...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

New Yorkers Take The ALCS Challenge

Katie Nolan is quickly becoming one of my favorite internet personalities and her contribution to the interwebs Friday is one of the reasons why. Prior to Game One of the American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles, she took to the streets and asked New Yorkers to take “The ALCS Challenge”. And it is awesome.
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: LCS Preview Edition

A Special “Wisdom and Links” today from on the upcoming League Championship Series that focuses on who will win the ALCS and NLCS based on things that have nothing to do with baseball. For example: Who would win in a fight? To be sure, one would expect a Giant to easily squash a Cardinal, but an Oriole-Royal scuffle is more up for debate. After all, Royals come in many shapes...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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