Eddie Vedder Performs Outside Wrigley Field Following Game

Earlier this summer, Anthony Rizzo joined an exclusive post-Deadball Era club when became one of only two (Don Mattingly is the other) left-handed players to spend time at first, second and third base.Add to that the stint the Chicago Cubs slugger had batting leadoff for Joe Maddon’s club and you’ve got one of the more versatile guys on the northside.That is…until Eddie Vedder comes...
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September 18, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1996 – Frank Thomas slams his 215th career home run in a White Sox uniform to surpass Carlton Fisk as the franchise all-time leader. The Big Hurt’s historic homer is the first of three round trippers he hits in a 9-8 loss to the Red Sox at Boston’s Fenway Park. 1996 – The Rangers retire their first number in franchise history when they...
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September 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Bryant lauded for thank you notes, teammate Schwarber criticized over charity

How does the old Jerry Reed song go?When you’re hot, you’re hot. And when you’re not…you get s*** on for raising close to $300K for first responders on the 17th anniversary of the largest attack on American soil.Something like that, right?First…the “hot”.Back in January, Kris Bryant married his longtime girlfriend Jessica Delp and, as is customary, the couple sent out “Thank You...
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September 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury Sets Untouchable Record

Baseball is a game of numbers. 755. 61. 56. 42. 30. Each one conjures up a memory…an image in your mind as to what they mean or who they stand for. Now, regardless whether or not you believe some of them need to be accompanied by an asterisk…wait. Hold on. 30? What in the world does 30 represent?!? This. That’s right, thanks to a fourth inning flub by Wilson Ramos of the Tampa Bay...
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September 12, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1980 – Bill Gullickson whiffs 18 batters, the most strikeouts ever recorded by a rookie in a Major League game. The Expos right-hander throws a complete-game four-hitter, beating Chicago at Olympic Stadium, 4-2. 1997 – In a 7-6 loss to the Giants, Cardinal Mark McGwire becomes only the second player in Major League history to hit 50...
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September 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Significant MLB Injuries in the Stretch Run

Baseball is measured by balls and strikes, but a team’s fate is often determined by the health of its players. A major injury this late in the season can send a franchise into a tailspin and turn a contender into a pretender. Here are five key injuries you should keep an eye on along with each team’s odds of winning the World Series. This web site has several odds and props on...
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September 07, 2017  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins puts up speed bike for sale

LaTroy Hawkins made an estimated $47 million during his 21-year big leaguer, but dude is about to get a little richer.That is, of course, if someone pays big money for his crotch rocket.Now, now, get your mind out of the gutter…the longtime reliever is selling his 2012 Kawasaki Ninja. That’s right, for $5,500, you can own a sweet sport bike with a mere 1004 miles of use. And, yeah...
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September 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf’s Son to Play College Baseball

Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf combined for close to 200(!) tennis titles throughout their careers, so it makes sense that their oldest son got some of their athletic prowess, right? You know…apples not falling far from trees and all. But, Jaden Agassi isn’t about to hit the court…dude is a pitcher. And Monday, news broke that the high school sophomore has verbally committed to play...
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September 05, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime1927 – Pirates teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner become the first pair of brothers to both homer in the same game when they go deep in the team’s 8-4 victory over Cincinnati at Redland Field. The siblings, who will also accomplish the feat in 1929 and 1938, each hit a bounce round-tripper.1993 – Jim Abbott, born without a right hand, no...
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September 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs take to the gridiron for road trip

After winning six of seven at home, the Chicago Cubs hit the road Sunday and Joe Maddon was up to his old tricks.The skipper allowed the team to forgo their normal travel wear and, instead…wear football jerseys.From Tom Brady to Roger Staubach, all the gridiron greats (past and present) were represented. And, because Chicago, Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers and Mike Singletary jerseys were...
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September 04, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1928 – A’s player-manager Ty Cobb collects the last hit of his career when he doubles off right-hander Bump Hadley in the team’s 6-1 loss to Washington at Griffith Stadium. The 41 year-old ‘Georgia Peach’ will end his playing days, establishing the Major League record for hits with 4,191, a mark that will not be broken until 1985, when...
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September 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs Tattoo is Best/Worst Thing Ever

Following their historic World Series victory in October, Chicago Cubs tattoos have increased infinitely. Seriously, it’s almost harder to find a bro without a “2016 World Champs” tattoo than it is to find one with. And while, there’s literally no way to prove this last statement true…this one is a no-brainer. Simply put, this is the best Cubs-related tattoo you’ll find. Period...
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August 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Phillie Phanatic Gets in on Players Weekend Excitement

From “Mr. Miami” to “Unicorn”, the names on the backs of players during Major League Baseball’s inaugural Players Weekend were, ummm…interesting. Never one to be left out, the Philadelphia Phillies mascot even got in on the action. The Phanatic, or ‘NATIC, had his own custom jersey during the team’s weekend tilt against the Chicago Cubs. At least The Phanatic was able to actually...
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August 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling spoils Game of Thrones finale

***SPOILERS***People hate spoilers. Curt Schilling spoiled the “Game of Thrones” finale. Therefore…people must hate Curt Schilling.It’s a pretty easy leap to make if you took any sort of Logic class or…if you follow the former pitcher on Twitter.Sunday night, almost immediately after the popular HBO show’s season finale, Schilling took to the internet and, without warning, tweeted...
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August 28, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1936 – The Indians seventeen year-old rookie pitcher, Bob Feller, makes his first Major League start, striking out the first eight batters he faces. ‘Rapid Robert’ will finish the game with 15 strikeouts, one shy of the AL record, as Cleveland beats the Browns, 4-1. 1998 – Barry Bonds becomes the first player in Major League history...
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August 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Totally Won the Eclipse

Monday’s total solar eclipse left plenty in awe. Included…Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. Before Monday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the slugger was on the field, glasses on, with his head tilted to the sky. After the victory, Puig (along with teammate Justin Turner) became that of which he sought. And while the eclipse might have dominated the headlines (it...
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August 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Frank Pastore was an Eating Machine

Frank Pastore played eight years in the Majors and made it to the playoffs just once. And while some might speculate that his crowning achievement as a big leaguer were those seven innings of two-run ball back in the 1979 NLCS, others know it was something else. For nearly a decade, he was host of one of Christian talk radio’s most popular programs, but not even that compares to...
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August 21, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1951 – Forty-three inch tall Eddie Gaedel walks on four pitches in his only major league appearance. Bill Veeck’s idea of playing the midget was legal at the time but is later outlawed. 1997 – Wade Boggs makes his pitching debut, throwing 16 knuckleballs and one fastball in a 12-4 loss to the Angels at Anaheim Stadium. The Yankee third...
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August 19, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1967 – Tony Conigliaro’s left cheekbone is shattered by a fastball thrown by Angels’ hurler Jack Hamilton. The 22 year-old Red Sox slugger will miss the rest of 1967 and all next year, and will never come close to the Hall of Fame potential displayed during his first three seasons. 1982 – At the Astrodome, Pete Rose becomes the all-time...
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August 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Signed Carlton Fisk jersey stolen from bar

Dumb question, but we’ve all been to that sports bar that has framed jerseys on the walls, right? Well…the Salt hill Pub was one of those places.Until recently.You see, up until a couple of weeks ago, the Hanover, New Hampshire, pub had a framed Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox jersey on display, but, well…you guessed it. The jersey, roughly 2½ by 3 feet in size, hung about six feet up...
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August 17, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime 1948 – In the age 53, with his wife Claire and his two adopted daughters at his side, Babe Ruth dies of throat cancer at Memorial Hospital in New York City. The Bambino made his final public appearance at the premiere of The Babe Ruth Story three weeks ago in New York. 1954 – The first issue of Sports Illustrated is available at the...
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August 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge Rocks Korean Elbow Pad

If you blinked…you missed it. During this past weekend’s series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, some eagle-eyed fans noticed Aaron Judge stepping to the plate with a little Asian-inspired flair. The Bombers super rookie broke out a new elbow guard that said, of all things, “Super Rookie Judge”. While there’s no story out there (yet) about the “how” and “why” surrounding...
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August 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Two Phillies denied Players Weekend uniform requests

Players Weekend is just around the corner and, by now, you’ve sorted out the good from the bad and picked your favorites.Unfortunately for two members of the Philadelphia Phillies couldn’t get their nicknames on the back of their jerseys and had to opt for less imaginative ones.According to, pitchers Zach Eflin and Hoby Milner requested to be known simply as “Led Zeflin...
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August 13, 2017  |  Discuss


TODAY IN BASEBALL courtesy of National Pastime1984 – Former Dodgers Don Drysdale and Pee Wee Reese, along with Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, American League hurler Rick Ferrell and perennial All-Star shortstop Luis Aparicio, are inducted into the Hall of Fame. 1984 – When the first pitch of the game, thrown by Braves hurler Pascual Perez, hits Padres leadoff hitter Alan Wiggins...
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August 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco calls out Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge had a first half the likes of which we haven’t seen in a while. Since the All-Star break? Not so much.Thankfully, Jose Canseco is here to remind us that, yes, the New York Yankees rookie can hit the ball a long way. Late Thursday night, the former slugger hit Twitter, basically challenging the should-be Rookie of the Year Judge to a home run hitting contest. Canseco is...
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August 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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