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Red Sox Prospect Drops $45k to Customize Car

I don’t normally get excited about the cars athletes drive, but when they go out of their way to make their ride something Bruce Wayne would enjoy…color me intrigued. Boston Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada just dropped $45,000 (of his $31 million deal!) to customize his Avorza BMW i8 to resemble something that would be seen cruising the streets of Gotham City. Something tells me...
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Los Angeles street to be renamed after Vin Scully

Since 1950, Vin Scully has helped put the Dodgers on the map…so it seems fitting that Los Angeles is returning the favor. Friday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to change the name of Elysian Park Avenue in recognition of the longtime broadcaster. To show their support, new skipper Dave Roberts, pitcher Clayton Kershaw and a host of other Dodgers (past and present...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The HOVG Podcast: Nick Hall

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to standup comedian and YouTube sensation Nick Hall. On the docket…the comedian talks about his comedy influences, the inspiration behind the popular “Coach Kent Murphy” character, his one regret and hanging out with Larry Bird. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES: Interview with Coach Kent Murphy...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joining a Baseball Team? Start Buffing Up with These Essential Supplements

Nowadays, athletes are thinking of an easy yet safe way to buff-up for sports. Gone are the days of steroids and body enhancers. Bulking up for sports is now made simpler with various fitness supplements available in the market.   But with multiple sports supplements available in the market, you might have a hard time choosing what supplements to buy to prepare you for your first...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Rocker 'absolutely' endorses Donald Trump

Of course he does. In his latest attempt to remind everyone that “hey…I’m still a thing sometimes maybe," John Rocker has come out of the shadows to lend his support to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. “I think he has really woken America up,” Rocker told The Daily Caller. “I’m probably as disheartened as everyone else is, as Trump supporters seem to be, with the status...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Shows Up at Monday Night Raw

We’re a month away from Spring Training, which means…it’s time for a lot of players to start getting their act together and ready for the 2016 season. If you’re Anthony Rizzo, however, that means heading to South Beach to catch “Monday Night RAW”. And I fully approve. Early on in the telecast, the Chicago Cubs All-Star (and Fort Lauderdale native) could be spotted ringside...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Owner Calls Out Mets Fans

St. Louis Cardinals fans hate Chicago Cubs fans and, as a rule, Cubs fans should hate Cardinals fans in return. Team owner Tom Ricketts would like everyone to know…the self-proclaimed best fans in baseball aren’t the worst ones out there. “I don’t know if you guys know this, but Mets fans are really, really obnoxious,” Ricketts said during the team’s recent fan convention...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Big League Pitcher Heading Back to College

After splitting 2015 between Triple-A and the Majors, Shaun Marcum has called it quits. The pitcher, who went 3-2 in seven games for the Cleveland Indians last year, has opted to retire and head back to school instead of staying with the big league club. Marcum will be joining the Northwestern Oklahoma State University staff immediately as the Rangers pitching coach. “I played...
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Red Sox Return Number 26 to Wade Boggs

It’s been more than 23 years since Wade Boggs has been seen wearing Number 26 for the Boston Red Sox. On Friday night…that all changed. It's official: #26 belongs to Wade Boggs. #SoxWinterWeekend pic.twitter.com/mElB4JmpT1 — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) January 23, 2016 During their annual Town Hall event, the team welcomed back their Hall of Fame third baseman. The reason...
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HOVG Podcast: Dwier Brown

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to actor and author Dwier Brown. On the docket…the “Field of Dreams” actor shares some stories from his recent book tour, what it was like heading back to Dyersville, Iowa, to play baseball and what movie he gets recognized from the most. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES: Talkin’ Baseball with...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

That Time Glenn Frey Joined Vin Scully in the Broadcast Booth

A quick glance at any Glenn Frey tribute piece and you’re going to read, mostly, about the more than 100 million records he and The Eagles sold. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll surely read about the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s turn as an actor…both on “Miami Vice” and in “Jerry Maguire”. But, it turns out, Frey wasn’t content just being a chart-topping singer...
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Red Sox Fan Turns Body into Boston Shrine

Remember when your college roommate got his fraternity letters tattooed on his calf to show his loyalty? Well…he ain’t got nothing on Gary Gootman. The 41-year-old Boston native (and current Texas resident) has spent an estimated 700 hours in the tattoo parlor chair to turn his body into a canvas in an effort to celebrate his hometown. “Living in Texas, I want to represent...
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Jeremy Affeldt Adds Huge Back Tattoo

Jeremy Affeldt ended his 14-year big league career as the 2015 season came to a close. This weekend, the former pitcher hit social media to show his fans exactly what he’s been up to over the past three months or, at least, a good chunk of his Saturday. 3.5 hours later Here it is!!!!! #painthreshholdreached have to do the shading later! Epic! #didntcry #boom! #darkagetattoo...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

For Sale at Wal-Mart: MLB Urns

Just when you think you’ve seen everything…Wal-Mart goes and does this. That’s right, for a mere $559.00, your cremated remains can live on forever inside an aluminum cookie jar adorned with the logo of your favorite Major League team. And while all 30 teams are available…they are (for some reason) priced differently. But wait…there’s more. Baseball fans who don’t wish...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

TV Show About First Female Major Leaguer Gets Pilot Order

Professional baseball might not be ready for a female player, but if Friday’s news is any indication…Hollywood just might be. And its star, Kylie Bunbury, couldn’t be more excited. We're gonna knock it out of the park!!!… I had to! I HAD to haha could not be more excited if I tried ⚾️⚾️⚾️ https://t.co/Ylt4yAtsxa — Kylie Bunbury (@kyliebunbury) January 15, 2016...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The HOVG Podcast – Dan Szymborski

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to ESPN baseball analyst Dan Szymborski. The original “Digital Dandy” starts by explaining the creation of ZiPS and the Hall of Fame Class of 2016, but ends up going off the rails, reveals why he’d never take on an apprentice and his affinity for Honey Bunches of Oats. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW...
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Could the New York Mets Have the Best Rotation Ever?

Many MLB experts plus most online betting sites are rating the rotation that the New York Mets will trot out in 2016 as one of the best in history. Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey were ninth, tenth and twelfth in the Majors in strikeout-to-walk ratio last year, which meant that not only could they throw the ball really hard, they could throw it accurately — and mix...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Fans Are Not Happy About the Rams Leaving St. Louis

The St. Louis Rams are going back to Cali! Tuesday, the team decided to head back to Los Angeles and end that city’s 21-year football-less drought. The Rams had previously called the Los Angeles home from 1946 to 1994. The move also marked the second time the Gateway City has lost a football franchise following the Cardinals departure for Arizona in 1988. Suffice it to say, some...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Just Call Him Obi-Wan Kenseco

Jose Canseco is ready for Hollywood. That’s right, the star of such one liners as the throwaway, but timely, reference in 1990’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and the absolute headscratcher in the new “Deadpool” trailer wants to harness his inner midichlorians and play a Jedi in an upcoming installment of the world’s biggest film franchise of all time. Star Wars needs...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Introducing…Gary Sheffield-Brand Cigars

A few seasons ago, Gary Sheffield hit Spring Training, but not as a player…as an agent. Going into this season, the brains behind the Sheffield Management and Entertainment Group has again added another feather to his should-be Hall of Fame (yeah, I said it!) cap. The retired slugger has entered into the cigar business. “I’ve been smoking (cigars) for 17 years,” Sheffield...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Passwords

As you may have heard, the Cardinals were able to hack the Astros because they had access to an old password. Well, I was able to get a fairly definitive list of what the passwords are for EVERY MLB team. So, big ups to my friend Fakey McFakerson for this information: Atlanta: “Aar0n” Arizona: “SwimmingPool123” Orioles: “BR00K5” Cubs: “StupidGoat” Padres: “GWYNN4EVA”...
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Atlanta couple has Chipper Jones-themed wedding

Back in June, Chipper Jones tied the knot with his third wife, former Playboy model Taylor Higgins in the Bahamas. Saturday, at some venue that is obviously not the Bahamas (and more than likely a VFW somewhere in the Greater Atlanta area), some dude forced his wife into having a Chipper Jones-themed wedding. @jrrigsby11605 @RealCJ10 @lilgeorgiapeach @Braves Best wedding attire...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Wants to be a Racing President?

Afraid you’re not going to live up to your parents’ lofty expectations of growing up to be President of the United States? Don’t fear. Loophole! The Washington Nationals are looking for qualified candidates to fill the comically oversized heads shoes of their award-winning Racing Presidents. Now I know what you’re thinking…what if you don’t have any mascot experience...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

For Sale: Tom Hanks Uniform from A League of Their Own

Just in time for Christmas Groundhog’s Day, you can now own a piece of Hollywood history. The baseball uniform worn by Tom Hanks in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own” is up for sale by the New York-based Lelands. But act fast…the auction closes on Friday and is commanding a pretty penny. You might recall, the Academy Award winning actor played fictional ex-player Jimmy...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The HOVG Podcast: Jeff Katz

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to Jeff Katz, the Mayor of Cooperstown. On the docket…Katz tells the boys what it’s like having the coolest job in the world and the anticipation for Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, his book (Split Season: 1981) and he reveals the essential album any vinyl collector should have in his collection. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast...
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