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Joe Maddon Shows His Charitable Side

Joe Maddon has pulled some pretty interesting stunts out of thin air in his time with the Tampa Bay Rays. But for the last eight weeks, the bespectacled skipper has been doing something pretty cool and it all started with a simple tweet to his more than 172-thousand followers. Send in your charity’s T-shirt & I will wear it at a postgame press conference. I’m an L+. Send...
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Brandon McCarthy Throws Immaculate Inning

I feel like we’ve been here before. The scene is Tropicana Field and the event…an immaculate inning.  However, this time it wasn’t Tampa Bay Rays reliever Brad Boxberger striking out the side Wednesday night, it was New York Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy doing the deed. In the seventh inning, the righty joined Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson and a number of other...
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Korean Mayor Gets Egged for Moving Stadium

When the Atlanta Braves announced that they would be leaving Turner Field for Cobb County, Braves were irate.  Matter of fact, they still are. Once the braves move to Cobb county .. I will no longer be a fan — FALCONS 1-1 (@SheScream_Nkosi) September 15, 2014 I loved the Braves growing up but with this whole Cobb County debacle I think I’m done with them. New SunTrust looks...
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Charles Barkley’s First Pitch as “Turrible”

Charles Barkley was in Chicago Tuesday night and the NBA Hall of Famer hit Wrigley Field to see the Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds. Also on the docket, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. And, like so many of these things that get mentioned nowadays…it did not go well. Is anyone surprised? Feel free to insert your own 50 Cent joke here. Your browser does not support iframes...
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Giancarlo Stanton posts pic showing face is looking better

Last Thursday, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was blasted in the face with an 88-mph fastball resulting in “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial laceration requiring stitches”. Tuesday, the slugger (and National League MVP candidate) took to Instagram to post an update as to how he’s doing.  And, well, considering dude had broken teeth...
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Chris Davis Shows Drugs Are Still An Issue In Baseball

Last season, people wanted to truly believe what they were seeing. Chris Davis, a guy who was an average player at best in his professional career up to the beginning of the 2013 season, slugged 53 home runs for the Baltimore Orioles. He was in the running for the American League MVP, and he was a leading vote-getter in the All-Star game. His down season has frustrated people in...
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Terry Francona Has Questionable Taste

That sound you heard Saturday night was me losing respect for Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona. Tito: “It probably doesnt speak to my maturity but I really like the Zooperstars. I love them. Harry Canary. Clammy Sosa. I love those guys” — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 13, 2014 I mean, it’s one thing to think it…but for the two-time World Series-winning...
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Bochy family makes history

In the 20th round of baseball’s 2010 Amateur Draft, the San Francisco Giants selected Brett Bochy, son of manager Bruce Bochy. Saturday night, the Giants made history against the Los Angeles Dodgers when the elder Bochy called on his son to pitch in the sixth inning. You see, of the handful of instances where a son has played for his dad, the Bochys are the only manager-pitcher...
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Pete Rose is Selling Shoes Now?

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Pete Rose doing commercials and if a quick search of YouTube and this latest spot from Skechers are any indication, we’ve been robbed of some gems. Now, I’m not going to lie, I’m not even sure who Skechers is trying to sell shoes to (nurses…children?), so I can’t comment on whether or not securing Rose as a pitchman is a good best...
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WATCH:Garth Brooks takes batting practice in Chicago

Garth Brooks just started his latest world tour…but that didn’t mean the country superstar couldn’t take a break from his unprecedented seven-night, eleven-night stint in Chicago to take in a little batting practice. That’s right, the full-time country crooner-turned-part-time spring training sideshow (he’s played with the San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Kansas City...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Ray Rice, Links, and The Need For A Minor-League Office

First off, I want to start this on a bit of a downer and point out something: A Ray Rice situation could just as easily happen in baseball. In fact, it probably already has, it just wasn’t filmed. And, sadly, in our society, it appears “we”, as a culture, only care about domestic abuse when it’s filmed. That commentary is for a different place, but what I said about baseball...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

KISS Joins Derek Jeter Lovefest

By the time this season long Derek Jeter lovefest is complete, I’m pretty sure every man and woman across the country will have congratulated the retiring New York Yankees captain. The latest to heap adulation to Jeter…WWE Superstars John Cena and Big Show and recently minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers KISS. Wait…KISS? Why?!? And, yes, that was the “God of Thunder” proclaiming...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Fiers takes to Twitter to apologize to Giancarlo Stanton

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is having, arguably, his best season as a big leaguer and after one errant pitch…it’s likely done. Down 4-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers, the 24-year-old MVP candidate took an 88 mile per hour Mike Fiers fastball to the face and, according to the Miami Herald, suffered “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Reasons to Watch 108 Stitches

What do seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, “The Soup Nazi” and two winners from NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” have in common? If you said they all star in the upcoming movie “108 Stitches”, you’ve either been to this site before (and I thank you) or, quite simply, you know your soon-to-be-released baseball comedies. First, a little about the movie which...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Actor Cheers on Tigers…Trolls Royals Fans

It’s not uncommon for an athlete or musician to tweet about their favorite baseball team. Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels, typically, isn’t one of those guys. Until Tuesday night. The Chelsea, Michigan native hit social media to show off his baseball knowledge, cheer on his hometown Detroit Tigers and, perhaps, even troll some Kansas City Royals fans in the process. Don’t care...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

FOR SALE: This Creepy Mr. Peanut Costume

It’s no secret, you can find just about anything on eBay. And as the Baseball Continuum points out, when it comes to baseball memorabilia…the auction website has been home to some of the oddest finds imaginable. Consider these gems…Cy Young’s coffee pot (and pocket knife), a very freaky Mr. Met costume, Stan Musial’s wallet, Mickey Mantle’s music and Mike Trout’s Little...
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Adam Dunn is Still Sporting White Sox Gear

On August 31, Adam Dunn was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Oakland A’s.  A day later, he was in the lineup hitting home runs for his new team. And while the “Big Donkey” is far from hurting in the money department, one eagle-eyed fan noticed that he is still going the bargain route and sporting the old gear. @PhilHecken @UniWatch Adam Dunn still wearing @whitesox...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Facility Flooded

Hey, remember the incredible aerial shots of Modern Woodman Park, the flooded Davenport, Iowa home of the Quad City River Bandits? Turns out, the single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros has got nothing on the Milwaukee Brewers. Current conditions in Maryvale: wet. Field 5 currently submerged under 6 feet of water. pic.twitter.com/1zDGDsEnCN — Brewers Player Dev (@BrewersPD) September...
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Can Mash Like Pops

If you find yourself longing for the days of watching Vladimir Guerrero crush pitches, don’t worry…I’m guessing you’ll be seeing another one pretty soon. The son of the free swinging former outfielder recently took batting practice for the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays in Don Gregorio, Dominican Republic and to say it was impressive would be an...
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Jorge Soler is Superman

After hitting a home run in his first big league at bat and showing that, through nine big league games, he’s got this Major League thing figured out, plenty of adjectives have been thrown in the direction of Chicago Cubs rookie Jorge Soler. You may now, officially, call him “Superman”. Jorge Soler on rookie hazing day! #Cubs pic.twitter.com/KGKjldxwRD — Karen Burchell (...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Honor Derek Jeter with Personalized Cake

Sunday was “Derek Jeter Day” in New York and as part of the celebration, the Yankees retiring their retiring team captain with a number of gifts. The future Hall of Famer received a 10-day vacation to Tuscany, a framed display of the patches from all 14 of his All-Star Games, a crystal display and a sizable donation ($222,222.22 to be exact) to his Turn 2 Foundation.  Head...
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Yankees Honor Derek Jeter

Oh…didja hear? A tribute of some sort went down in the Bronx Sunday. Lost in the hullabaloo that is opening week of Fantasy Football was the New York Yankees honoring their retiring captain Derek Jeter. Okay…not really. But still, Sunday was earmarked as “Derek Jeter Day” throughout New York courtesy of Mayor Bill de Blasi and, it would seem, everyone was on hand to pay their...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Camden Yards Visits, Wait for it, Camden Yards

I’m not sure if this is cute or absurd, but I do know this…this poor kid really had no other choice but to be a Baltimore Orioles fan, did he? Thursday, ten-year-old Camden Yards, alongside his parents, hit, wait for it, Camden Yards to catch the Orioles take on the Cincinnati Reds. That’s right, this kid’s parents named him “Camden” because, naturally, they “thought...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mudhens Turn Field into Mini-golf Course

It’s not all that uncommon for baseball parks to be used to host football games, hockey games o reven rock concerts. But mini-golf? You better believe it. “The team gave me full rein to do what I wanted, and I’ve always wanted to do this,” Jake Tyler, sports turf manager for the Toledo Mud Hens said. “We had originally thought we’d use the whole field to do 18 holes...
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Mo’ne Davis Pitches Against Jimmy Fallon

Mo’ne Davis is everywhere. And rightfully so. The 13-year-old pitcher took the world by storm after her historic run during the recent Little League World Series. Friday night, Davis and one of her teammates were in New York as guests on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and responded to the host’s Wiffle Ball challenge. On the line…a Philly cheese steak.  And let’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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