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Countdown to Cooperstown: Tim Hudson

When Tim Hudson’s career ends, his Hall of Fame case is going to be an interesting one. Nothing about Hudson really jumps out at you from a historical perspective. His 3.44 ERA is good, but not great. His 1896 strikeouts aren’t the stuff of legend. Even Hudson’s 205 wins are nothing to write home about. But the sum of all the parts outweighs each part separately. In...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Radio Host: "Matt Harvey Has Done Nothing"

Up until an arm injury that sidelined him for the last month of the season (and, more than likely, all of the upcoming season as well), Matt Harvey was the belle of the ball.   The New York Mets pitcher started the All-Star Game and was an early favorite to compete for the National League CY Young Award.  But, we live in a "what have you done for me lately" society...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw wears WWE champion belt while doing dishes

Over the weekend, American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer posted a picture of his new WWE Championship belt on Twitter. Tuesday, his National League counterpart did the same. Just doin the dishes..... Thanks @VinceMcMahon and @WWE!! pic.twitter.com/McSG21mYz8 — Clayton Kershaw (@ClaytonKersh22) December 17, 2013 As you may recall, both Clayton Kershaw and...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco Lobbies for Longhorns Gig

Over the weekend, the University of Texas football team announced their longtime head coach Mack Brown would be stepping down after this, his sixteenth season with the Longhorns "This is a very difficult day for everyone in the University of Texas family," school president Bill Powers said on Saturday. "Mack Brown is one of the best football coaches in the country...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Max Scherzer shows off championship belt, holiday outfit

After Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw were named the Cy Young Award winners of their respective leagues, MLB tweeted some pictures of some WWE-style championship belts for the pair. It wasn't long until WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon offered up some real belts.  This past weekend, Scherzer showed his off. WWE sent me this for the CY. Gotta give a huge thanks to...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Fantasy Players To Make The Leap In 2014

By now, most fantasy baseball players already know that Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera will headline the top of drafts this spring. However, winning in fantasy baseball usually comes down to doing your homework and identifying breakout stars before they turn the corner. Here is a look at five who are poised to do just that. Zack Wheeler, New York Mets The young left-handed...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Hyun-jin Ryu is Selling Fried Chicken Now

After a solid rookie season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hyun-jin Ryu seems to have landed himself a pretty cool endorsement deal. However, it might not be for what you might expect. The pitcher recently did a pair of commercials for the Korea's answer to KFC...something called BBQ (Best of the Best Quality) Chicken.  And I'm going to be honest, the chicken looks...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

75-foot sled run to be installed as part of 'Frozen Fenway' promotion

The Boston Red Sox aren't a team that needs help staying relevant in the off season.  Matter of fact, most betting sites actually have them as the favorite to repeat again as American League champs. But, that hasn't stopped the World Series champs from devising a plan to bring fans out to Fenway Park in the middle of winter. Introducing "Monster Sled". Yup...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Blevins is Doing Alright After Trade

Wednesday, the Oakland A's continues their busy off season by sending reliever Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for a minor league outfielder. Suffice it to say, the lefty took the news in stride. “I’m kind of sad to say goodbye to Oakland,” Blevins, who appeared in 281 games across seven seasons with the A's, told the San Francisco Chronicle.  ...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Ladies Love Andrew McCutchen

  OhmyGod! OhmyGod! OhmyGod! It's pretty safe to say that beginning Wednesday at (check local listings), Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen will become the favorite baseball player among many a lady. You see, the reigning National League MVP dropped to a knee and, you guessed it, popped the question to his girlfriend Maria Hanslovan during a taping of ...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera gets street named after him

The guy already had Metallica play at his retirement ceremony, but if you ask Mariano Rivera, having a street named after you is probably one of the coolest things you could ever. Tuesday, according to Dan Salogub, the cat who has been behind the Rivera Avenue movement from the start, the tribute was very close to getting the "okay" from the New York City Council and...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Loves Christmas!

The baseball winter meetings are well underway and, even though his name has been mentioned in trade talks, Jonathan Papelbon doesn't seem too worried. Suffice it to say, the spirit of Christmas (and a fancy new lip sweater) is seemingly alive and well in the Philadelphia Phillies closer's house. Awkward family photo. pic.twitter.com/7b3F9MRAUr — Ashley...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Roy Halladay a Hall of Famer?

For much of the decade of the 2000's, the question about who was the best pitcher in baseball started at number two. Mostly because the dominance of Roy Halladay made it so simple to decide on who was at the top of the list. Whether it was during his run of triumph in-spite of some less than desirable clubs in Toronto, or his turn of fortune (and perfection) in Philadelphia...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Nelson Mandela to be Honored by Yankees

Friday, following the news of the death of Nelson Mandela, Detroit TV station WDIV wrongly included a a picture of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez in their on-air graphic. A terribly mistake?  Yes...but it happens.  My guess is that the A-Rod picture was from a different graphic and what we saw was the unfortunate end result of some sloppy copy and pasting. But...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

It's Official Mags is Mayor

Just a full season removed from his playing career, Magglio Ordonez has found a new full-time job...as the mayor of Sotillo, an eastern Venezuelan city with approximately 250,000 residents. The six-time All-Star's victory was announced Sunday at a political rally held by President Nicolas Maduro for pro-government candidates who won the majority of 335 races nationwide...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Felix Hernandez

Since Felix Hernandez made his Major League debut in August of 2005, the Seattle Mariners have gone 609-743, a .450 winning percentage. Hernandez owns a career win-lost record of 110-86, a .561 winning percentage. In games where Hernandez doesn’t get the decision, the Mariners own .431 winning percentage. When Hernandez gets the decision, the Mariners have played at...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson is Back in Dodger Blue

After being courted by a number of teams (most notably the Detroit Tigers and, had he agreed to shave, the New York Yankees), free agent Brian Wilson has made his decision to prolong his one man sideshow with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wilson was looking to return to closing out games (a role he dominated for more than four seasons with the San Francisco Giants), but according...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Curtis Granderson to Sign With the Mets

With Jacoby Ellsbury officially in the fold for the New York Yankees, it would appear that Curtis Granderson leaving the Bronx is all but a done deal. And where might the 32-year-old All-Star end up?  If you listen to former big leaguer Fernando Tatis...Queens. Tatis, who spent three seasons with the New York Mets tweeted to his followers Wednesday night that the outfielder...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds Drops Asking Price on Mansion

Baseball's all-time home run has dropped the asking price on his Beverly Hills mansion by a whopping $1.5 million.  Which means, Barry Bonds is now asking, I hope you're sitting down, just $23.5 million for his gigantic crib. According to Realtor.com, Bonds began shopping the massive 17,100-square-foot mansion back in January. He had originally hoped to bank a cool...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

"Dirty Water" Singer Dead at 68

It was just 1997 when the Boston Red Sox started the tradition of playing "Dirty Water" by The Standells after every win.  Seven years later, when the team won their first World Series in , it was hard to imagine a time that the song didn't accompany a Fenway Park victory. “The cocky, punky attitude (the song) has, and the Red Sox being a bunch of scrappers...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Carl Crawford Knocks Up Ochocinco's Ex

I'm not exactly sure what an "Evelyn Lozada" is and why, other than having been engaged to former NBA forward Antoine Walker and married to ex-NFL All-Pro Chad Ochocinco, she is famous...but, apparently she's pregnant and we're supposed to care. Friday, the "Basketball Wives" star announced she was six months pregnant and, gasp, had decided to...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jacoby Ellsbury agrees to seven-year deal with Yankees

The wound probably feels a lot fresher, but, believe it or not...it's been nearly eight years since Johnny Damon left the Boston Red Sox for The Big Apple. Now, Jacoby Ellsbury appears to be following in Damon's footsteps. According to Jon Heyman, the All-Star is close to bolting BeanTown and inking a deal with the rival New York Yankees...to the tune of a seven-year...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

John Axford is Looking for Work

It had been rumored, but on Monday, it became a reality.  The St. Louis Cardinals cut ties with Hall favorite, reliever John Axford. The righty became one of 43 new free agents after he was not offered a a new contract by the Cards. But, fear not, the 2011 winner of the prestigious American Mustache Institute's annual Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Introducing...Your Jewish Mt. Rushmore

If baseball were to have a Jewish Mt. Rushmore certainly the two heads everyone would expect to be on there would be Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg. Both Koufax and Greenberg changed the face of baseball while instilling in Jews pride and ground to stand on as athletes. Koufax, who I would argue was the greatest pitcher ever, leads the way and Greenberg, whose numbers were incredible...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco: Baseball Should Legalize HGH and PEDs

Former Major Leaguer Jose Canseco and his girlfriend, model Leila Knight, were spending a Saturday night out on the town when they were approached by a videographer from The Thirty Mile Zone.  And, naturally, steroids were brought up. "I think HGH should be legalized and allowed," the former slugger said, "PEDs too." Of course Canseco believes human...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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