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White Sox Are “Boston Strong”

Prior to the Boston Red Sox taking on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field Tuesday night, both teams honored to the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon attack. Included as part of the tribute…a video montage of the day’s tragic events, a moment of silence and the White Sox players and coaches decked out in “Boston Strong” t-shirts. The @whitesox show support...
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John Rocker calls out Hank Aaron for Republican comments

In December 1999, John Rocker’s now infamous interview with Jeff Pearlman hit the pages of Sports Illustrated and it didn’t take long for Hank Aaron to take notice. “To be honest with you, I was very sick and disgusted with the whole situation,” the Atlanta Braves legend said.  “For someone in the situation of Mr. Rocker to make those statements is ridiculous.  I have...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees to Honor Nelson Mandela

Following his death this past December, the New York Yankees announced that they would be honoring Nelson Mandela with his own plaque in  Yankee Stadium’s famed Monument Park during Tuesday’s league-wide celebration of Jackie Robinson Day. And before you ask…no, Mandela will not be the first non-baseball player immortalized at Yankee Stadium.  Far from it.  Also remembered…Pope...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling reportedly done with chemotherapy

Say what you want about Curt Schilling, but he revealed, back in February, that he had been diagnosed cancer we all shifted into “we wish him well” mode. Well, here we are, a couple of months later and, while it would appear, chemotherapy has taken its toll on the 47-year-old, according to Schilling’s daughter Gabby, he finished up last week. beyond blessed to be able to say...
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Saturday Night Live Spoofs David Ortiz ☆

“Saturday Night Live” has done a number of spoofs of athletes during its nearly 40-year run.  Keenan Thompson’s David Ortiz might be my new favorite. “Do you got bats in your house?”
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Francoeur victim of great prank by teammates

Clubhouse pranks are as much of a part of baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jack and as far as this one goes…it’s a winner. Late in Spring Training, veteran Jeff Francoeur was released by the Cleveland Indians and, just days later, signed by the San Diego Padres and assigned to the team’s Triple-A affiliate in El Paso.  Up until recently, the outfielder’s teammates had him...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Study: Cardinals Fans Are Best in Baseball

Ask any St. Louis Cardinals fan who the best fans are in baseball and they’ll tell you.  They are. And now there’s a study that backs up those claims. Recently, customer-loyalty consultancy firm Brand Keys analyzed each Major League Baseball team’s fan base, ranked them according to its “sports fan loyalty index” and, you guess it, St. Louis topped the list. “You can’t...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Honor Ultimate Warrior

Whether it is professional wrestlers appearing at baseball games or Major Leaguers posing for pictures with their favorite WWE Superstars, the crossover between sports entertainment and baseball has been pretty well documented. So, it should have come as no surprise that beginning Tuesday, following the death of WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior (real name James Hellwig), the tributes...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Great: Nathan’s “Dead Arm” is an Excuse

When Joe Nathan signed a two-year, $20 million to close games for the Detroit Tigers, the team was pretty sure they had found their closer. Unfortunately, the 39-year-old hasn’t lived up to expectations and earlier this week went public with what he thinks the problem is.  Dead arm. Joe Nathan says he has a ‘dead arm” going on right now, and that he’s still “fine-tuning...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLBer Larry Walker announces he bowled a '300'

Uh oh…it looks like Jonah Keri is going to need to add a new chapter to his book on the Montreal Expos. Thursday, Canada’s favorite son Larry Walker proved that he’s not just a badass on the diamond.  Turns out, the 1997 National League MVP is also a pretty darn good bowler. I must share with all. Bowl in a league and tonight got my first perfect game!! 300! Never thought...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Official…David Ortiz is Slow

David Ortiz certainly has a flare for the dramatics, doesn’t he? With a towering three-run blast in the eighth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, the Boston Red Sox slugger not only put his team ahead 4-2…but he also set a record of sorts.  And that record?  Being the slowest to round the bases in close to five years. Don’t think that’s a thing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canseco: What I did was worse than Pete Rose

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly ten years since Juiced…the Jose Canseco-penned New York Times bestselling memoir of his baseball career. And you can bet that somewhere, right now, the embattled former outfielder is out there still talking about it to anyone who will listen. Case in point…this. “I single-handedly could have stopped the PED era easily behind closed...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas argues that baseballs have been 'doctored'

After sluggers Ryan Braun and Corey Hart flexed their muscles Tuesday night and put on a hitting display, Frank Thomas hit the Twitters with a theory as to why so many balls are flying out of the park at a record pace. It’s simple…they’re juiced! The balls NOT the players. Lets make sure this is Real!!! The Baseballs don’t fly like this in April!! Trust Me the Balls are...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick Remembers The Ultimate Warrior

After news broke of the sudden death of WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior, the internet was flooded with tweets and posts about his career in the squared-circle. It was just a matter of time until über wrestling fan and Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick chimed in and joined the masses. Wow ultimate warrior passed away. Sad to see when he was just at mania and on raw. What...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Voice of the Bleacher Creatures is Silenced ☆

Something sounds different at Yankee Stadium.  And, no, I’m not talking about the obvious lack of “Enter Sandman” when Shawn Kelley jogged to the mound to close out the game Monday. I’m talking about the lack of Bald Vinny. You know, Bald Vinny, right?  Sure, you do.   He’s the bald guy in sunglasses out in Section 203 who leads the New York Yankees faithful in their...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Voice of the Bleacher Creatures is Silenced

Something sounds different at Yankee Stadium.  And, no, I’m not talking about the obvious lack of “Enter Sandman” when Shawn Kelley jogged to the mound to close out the game Monday. I’m talking about the lack of Bald Vinny. You know, Bald Vinny, right?  Sure, you do.   He’s the bald guy in sunglasses out in Section 203 who leads the New York Yankees faithful in their...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Oswalt, Lance Berkman retire as Houston Astros

There are some franchises that just do it the right way.  The Houston Astros are, believe it or not, one of those franchises. First, during their home opener, they set the tone for what’s going to be a long season of Derek Jeter celebrations by giving the retiring shortstop some parting gifts.  And while I don’t ever see the New York Yankees captain ever wearing a cowboy hat...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz Stunt to be the Death of Presidential “Selfies”?

It was fun and it seemed harmless enough, but, that “selfie” David Ortiz took with the President on Tuesday was all part of an elaborate plan. Maybe. Turns out, the picture might have been a promotional stunt as part of the Boston Red Sox slugger’s recent endorsement deal with cell phone manufacturer Samsung. “When we heard about the visit to the White House, we worked with...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick’s WrestleMania 30 Picks

There’s no other way to start this.  Josh Reddick is a huge wrestling fan. He’s carries around his own WWE championship belt, competed in (and subsequently lost) a “beard off” with WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and, just last month, hung out with Brock Lesnar during a NASCAR race. Well, one year ago, in what we were hoping would become an annual event, The Hall was fortunate...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia top MLB jersey sales list

It’s one of those things that means absolutely nothing…but, for some reason, I’m always intrigued to read about it. MLB.com has released its breakdown of the best selling jerseys and it should come as no surprise that two members of the Boston Red Sox top the list.  That’s right, between October 30, 2013 and this past Saturday, more people got online to buy David Ortiz and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday 5: Adam Pearce

It happens nearly every year. Starting with the official start of the Major League Baseball season (I don’t recognize the games played in Australia) and ending with WrestleMania XXX on Sunday…the first week in April cemented itself as, again, the best week of the year. And given the close relationship MLB and WWE have (it’s true…look it up), it’s pretty cool that popular...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod’s Nephew is a Beast ☆

Say what you will about Alex Rodriguez…dude is good and, without a doubt, casts a pretty long shadow. Last week, his nephew might have just taken his first steps out of it. In five games, Joe Dunand went 10-for-12 with nine home runs.  His last eight swings were all home runs.  Yikes. “I don’t know how to explain it…everyone was in awe,” Gulliver Prep coach Javier Rodriguez...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi and the Prez Pose for a Picture

Not long after the Boston Red Sox presented President Barack Obama with his own jersey, the commander-in-chief was met with an odd request. To pose with David Ortiz for, and I hate the term…a “selfie”. Naturally, it didn’t take long for the picture to end up on Twitter. What an honor! Thanks for the #selfie, @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/y5Ww74sEID — David Ortiz (@davidortiz...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

World Champs Visit the White House

Monday, the Boston Red Sox opened the new season by dropping a heartbreaker to the Baltimore Orioles. Tuesday, the 2013 World Champions  hopped on a bus to make the 50 minute trip south to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and visit the President.  And, no doubt, leading the way…Jonny Gomes, who, as patriotic as he’d like to appear, looks just enough like Travis Bickle in a barbershop...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bret Boone reportedly dating Tiger Woods' ex, Rachel Uchitel

I haven’t cared this little about a baseball player’s personal life since I found out Alex Rodriguez was dating former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson. Okay, I’m lying…I’m totally into this junk. I hope you’re sitting down, internet.  Former Major Leaguer (and third-generation star) Bret Boone is, reportedly, dating Tiger Woods’ ex-sidepiece Rachel Uchitel.  Gasp!  Oh, I...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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