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Is Gary Sheffield a Hall of Famer?

“I am sure it will be mentioned and debated but from my standpoint I know who is in the Hall of Fame,” Gary Sheffield told The New York Post following his retirement in 2011. “A lot of them don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. If someone wants to debate me, check the stats.” As we head into the stretch run of the 2015 Hall of Fame season, I think it is pretty safe to say that...
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Starlin Castro questioned following nightclub shooting

It seems like just yesterday that Starlin Castro was questioned (or not) after a nightclub shooting in his native Dominican Republic and deemed to be, simply, “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. Now, the Chicago Cubs All-Star is being questioned in connection with another nightclub shooting. Ok, again. #Cubs Starlin Castro was detained by the authorities for questioning...
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Derek Jeter in New Gatorade Commercial

On Christmas Day, Gatorade launched their new marketing campaign…and it is already proving to be a good one. Celebrating a half-century in the business, their new commercial spot (conveniently titled “50”) showcases a number of iconic sports moments and plenty of the world’s most recognizable athletes. In the ad, University of Florida football players count off fifty pushups...
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Former Big Leaguer Gets Championship Ring Back for Christmas

It would be an understatement to say the life of former big leaguer Willie Aikens has had its fair share of ups and downs. This Christmas would be the latest chapter. In 1980, the former first baseman was seemingly on top of the world. Along with future Hall of Famer George Brett, Willie Wilson and Dennis Leonard, Aikens helped lead the Kansas City Royals to 97 victories and a spot...
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Are A-Rod and Torrie Wilson Done?

I feel bad even bringing this up on Christmas Eve but, and I hope you’re sitting down, Alex Rodriguez is a free man. No, no…the New York Yankees haven’t come to their senses and finally released the three-time American League MVP. Apparently, Rodriguez and his girlfriend, former WWE Diva (and Playboy model) Torrie Wilson, have put a halt to their three-year romance. And I...
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Starlin Castro Commits Fashion Faux Pas

Starlin Castro may have just been in the “wrong place at the wrong time” earlier this month when reports of him being involved in a nightclub shooting went public, but his latest (alleged) crime might be too much for some Chicago Cubs fans to get over. Now, I’m not sure what’s going on with Castro’s pants here, but, yeah…that’s the All-Star shortstop posing on his...
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Hall of Fame Voting is Already Getting Stupid: Part Two

I try to stay away from seeing who voted for whom when it comes to the Hall of Fame, but, sometimes…well, sometimes you just can’t. Enter MLB.com writer Phil Rogers. Filled out my HOF ballot — Bags, Bigg, RJ, Pedro, Moose, Piazza, Raines, Schill, Smoltz, Tram. Dropped Murphy, Walker for newcomers. — Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) December 22, 2014 Nothing wrong there, right...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Berra, Mantle Both Winners on Sunday

While Hanna-Barbera has maintained that their popular cartoon character Yogi Bear is not named after the popular New York Yankees catcher…”Yogi Berra” the racehorse clearly is. Matter of fact, the three-year-old colt is actually owned by Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of the late Yankees owner, and the man who hired Berra to manage the team back in 1984, George Steinbrenner...
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Wisdom and Links: Merry Rickeymas!

The following has been a paid fake advertisement: (We see our host singing a song to a computer screen opened to Rickey Henderson’s Baseball Reference Page, he does not notice us)           God rest you merry Athletics,           Let nothing you dismay           For Rickey the Man of Steal           Was born upon this day          ...
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Yankees to Pay for Slain NYPD Officer’s Kids’ Education

For most baseball fans, it’s really, really easy to dislike the New York Yankees. Fortunately, right now is not one of those times. Saturday, New York police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were gunned down in cold blood, seemingly as retaliation for the choking death of Eric Garner at the hands of police officers back in July. But with the senseless deaths of Ramos and Liu...
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The Danks Brother Have Won Christmas

You’re going to see plenty of pictures on social media of folks donning their best ugly Christmas sweaters, but I guarantee you you’ve never seen anything like this. Brothers John and Jordan Danks of the Chicago White Sox held some sort of holiday party Saturday night and, well…they’ve just won Christmas, gang. And, thanks to John’s wife, country singer Ashley Monroe, we...
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Hall of Fame Voting is Already Getting Stupid

We’re just weeks away from the Hall of Fame announcement and, yup, you guessed it…voting is already getting stupid. Everyone remembers (in great detail) far too much about the fiasco from last year and, it would seem, this year is going to be no different. Consider this…thanks to the HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo, we know that there are already writers opting not to vote for...
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Vin Scully Loses World Series Ring

Vin Scully hasn’t missed much during his 65 seasons as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. After being the booth for three perfect games, 19 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games…Thursday was a first. He lost his 1988 World Series ring. The 87-year-old was out Christmas shopping when the prized piece of jewelry ended up missing. Thankfully, the Dodgers had his back...
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Red Sox Cashing in on Derek Jeter

Thirteen months ago, when the New York Yankees shelled out $12 million to keep Derek Jeter for one more season, many scoffed saying he was past his prime and not worth it. And who knows, after posted a career-low .256 and an overall yuck of a season…maybe they were right. However, the Yankees (and, really, anyone with a pulse) financially made the best move they could have. Simply...
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Penny Marshall to Direct Effa Manely Biopic

In 1992, director Penny Marshall brought the story of the Rockford Peaches to the big screen in the form of “A League of Their Own”. Now, more than 20 years later, she’s heading back to the diamond. “Effa”, the story of Effa Manley, will mark the first time Marshall has been behind the camera since her 2001 effort “Riding in Cars With Boys” “The story is a fascinating...
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Jose Canseco Wants to Beat Up CM Punk

I’m not sure how I missed this over the weekend, but, man…I sure am glad I stumbled upon it when I did. Jose Canseco is looking to get back into the ring again. Again. And this time, he’s going after UFC’s latest future sideshow…former WWE champion CM Punk. I can beat the crap out of @cmpunk. I am ready @ufc — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 12, 2014 Scores of...
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Chase Utley Surprises Fan Battling Cancer

Say what you want about Chase Utley, dude seemingly has his heart in the right place. But, first…meet Julie Kramer. The New Jersey native is battling stage 4 synovial sarcoma and, apparently, a pretty big fan of Ellen DeGeneres. Monday, after a social media campaign started by her friends, the 23-year-old was able to meet the talk show host and even appear on her show. And then...
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Jon Lester and Family Take in Blackhawks Game

Monday, Jon Lester was introduced as the new ace of the Chicago Cubs. And since the Bears went into early hibernation, the pitcher spent his Sunday night hanging out with nearly 22,000 of his newest, closest friends at the United Center watching some hockey. Jon Lester wearing a #Blackhawks jersey at tonight's game. pic.twitter.com/h7muPCDjao — Scott King (@ScottKingMedia) December...
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San Diego Padres Fan Honors Tony Gwynn

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away this past June. And while Major League Baseball didn’t feel it was necessary to honor the San Diego Padres legend…one fan of the Friars did. With a holiday light display. @UTKevinAcee @BenHigginsSD @sdutCanepa @MartyCaswell @OurPadres @UTPadres @JeffSanders_UT @Padres awesome tribute! pic.twitter.com/rlQrKcL3T0 — kevin pike (@kpe3zy) December...
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Wisdom and Links: A Modest Proposal for Colder Winter Meetings, Links and a Topical Joke That Doesn’t Work

This year’s Winter Meetings was great, because once Jon Lester finally signed, we got like the entire meetings’ worth of action in one day. But, I have a (sarcastic) idea of how we can ensure lots of deals every winter meetings: Colder weather. Yes, colder weather. You see, the problem is that they always put the winter meetings in beautiful places like San Diego or cities in...
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Wisdom and Links: A Modest Proposal for Colder Winter Meetings, Links and a Topical Joke That Doesn’t Work

This year’s Winter Meetings was great, because once Jon Lester finally signed, we got like the entire meetings’ worth of action in one day. But, I have a (sarcastic) idea of how we can ensure lots of deals every winter meetings: Colder weather. Yes, colder weather. You see, the problem is that they always put the winter meetings in beautiful places like San Diego or cities in...
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Wisdom and Links: A Modest Proposal for Colder Winter Meetings, Links and a Topical Joke That Doesn’t Work

This year’s Winter Meetings was great, because once Jon Lester finally signed, we got like the entire meetings’ worth of action in one day. But, I have a (sarcastic) idea of how we can ensure lots of deals every winter meetings: Colder weather. Yes, colder weather. You see, the problem is that they always put the winter meetings in beautiful places like San Diego or cities in...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: A Modest Proposal for Colder Winter Meetings, Links and a Topical Joke That Doesn’t Work

This year’s Winter Meetings was great, because once Jon Lester finally signed, we got like the entire meetings’ worth of action in one day. But, I have a (sarcastic) idea of how we can ensure lots of deals every winter meetings: Colder weather. Yes, colder weather. You see, the problem is that they always put the winter meetings in beautiful places like San Diego or cities in...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: A Modest Proposal for Colder Winter Meetings, Links and a Topical Joke That Doesn’t Work

This year’s Winter Meetings was great, because once Jon Lester finally signed, we got like the entire meetings’ worth of action in one day. But, I have a (sarcastic) idea of how we can ensure lots of deals every winter meetings: Colder weather. Yes, colder weather. You see, the problem is that they always put the winter meetings in beautiful places like San Diego or cities in...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: A Modest Proposal for Colder Winter Meetings, Links and a Topical Joke That Doesn’t Work

This year’s Winter Meetings was great, because once Jon Lester finally signed, we got like the entire meetings’ worth of action in one day. But, I have a (sarcastic) idea of how we can ensure lots of deals every winter meetings: Colder weather. Yes, colder weather. You see, the problem is that they always put the winter meetings in beautiful places like San Diego or cities in...
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