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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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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Johnny Manziel Autographed Baseball Cards Are a Hot Commodity

On the eve of his first NFL start, it’s important to remember that Johnny Manziel was, in addition to being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, once selected by the San Diego Padres. However, unlike the Browns, who took a chance on the quarterback with the 22nd pick in the first round, the Padres took the former high school shortstop 837th overall. But that doesn’t seem to matter...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick Allen Thanks Fans

Not that he needed to, but after missing the Hall of Fame by one vote on Monday, Dick Allen took to his website and thanked his fans. The former slugger will potentially get another shot in three years.  Fingers. Crossed.  
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Insane Card Collection For Sale on eBay

What do you get the guy for Christmas who absolutely wants everything? This. Crazy, right? Listed as 275,000 cards, this vertigo-inducing baseball collection (seriously, I get dizzy looking at all the pictures) is seemingly enough to fill a number of hobby shops. It. Is. Loaded. Included…nearly every baseball card from 1980 to 2011 and a slew of cards from other sports. That...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher traded twice in same day sends great tweet

Newly acquired Los Angeles Angel Andrew Heaney might’ve had the tweet of the Winter Meetings late Wednesday night. Well, @Dodgers we had a good run! Great to be a part of such a storied franchise. #thanksforthememories — Andrew Heaney (@Heandog8) December 11, 2014   Wait…Dodgers? Hold on. The 23-year-old pitcher, who woke up Wednesday a member of the Miami Marlins...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Starlin Castro In “The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time”

Stories started circulating early Sunday that Starlin Castro was involved in a nightclub shooting late Saturday night in his native Dominican Republic. Tuesday, the agent for the Chicago Cubs shortstop announced the three-time All-Star had been cleared of all wrongdoing. “Starlin and his family were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Paul Kinzer told CBSChicago.com. “They...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

For Sale: George Brett 1980 World Series Sunglasses

With less than three weeks until Christmas and since world peace apparently not going to happen anytime soon, I think I’ve found the one thing that I’d want more than anything. George Brett’s sunglasses from the 1980 World Series. Oh, and here’s the best part…they’re totally legit and the seller has two letters of provenance to prove the authenticity of the specs. The...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Betting and Casino Games to be Offered by PokerStars

Sports fans will have a new option for placing wagers in 2015 as part of the launch of a new casino product announced by PokerStars. PokerStars was launched in 2001 and quickly rose to prominence as the world’s most popular poker site; over 120 billion hands have been dealt. The site announced that it will begin offering a full featured casino and sports betting by 2015. A mobile...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Ichiro Please, Links and The Best Baseball Players from Every Team in The College Football Playoff

I begin today by asking the 30 teams of Major League Baseball to do something: sign Ichiro Suzuki. Yes, I know he’s old and, yes, I know he is only a shadow of his old self. But, guess what, I think he’d still make a great addition to a contender. And yet, nobody seems to be talking about him. It is like he retired, or went back to Japan. But, no, Ichiro is still an active member...
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Wisdom and Links: Ichiro Please, Links and The Best Baseball Players from Every Team in The College Football Playoff

I begin today by asking the 30 teams of Major League Baseball to do something: sign Ichiro Suzuki. Yes, I know he’s old and, yes, I know he is only a shadow of his old self. But, guess what, I think he’d still make a great addition to a contender. And yet, nobody seems to be talking about him. It is like he retired, or went back to Japan. But, no, Ichiro is still an active member...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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