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Wisdom and Links: Jeffrey Loria the Art Collector, Links and the Baseball Boogie

As we all know, Giancarlo Stanton is about to get paid. He’s so getting paid that my article on just how much he’s going to get paid isn’t just at the Baseball Continuum, but also here at The Hall. But what we are forgetting here is just how insane this possible deal is. I mean, jeez, this is JUST ONE MAN. And this is baseball, where one man cannot make that much of a difference...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden: “I Never Thought I Would Make It To 50″

Dwight Gooden’s storied life reads like both a dream and a nightmare. On one hand…you’ve got a guy who, in 1984, made the Majors at 19, and became the youngest player to both play in an All-Star Game and bring home the Rookie of the Year Award. A year later, he was named the National League Cy Young Award winner, went 24-4 and posted the second lowest ERA (1.53) of the live...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting Giancarlo Stanton’s New Contract into Perspective

Giancarlo Stanton will, likely, get $325 million dollars in exchange for playing for the Miami Marlins for 13 more years (assuming he doesn’t get traded or opts out). That, scientifically, is known as a “buttload of money”. How much money? Let’s go through it. $500 Million: The value of the Miami Marlins, according to Forbes. Yes, Jeffrey Loria is basically saying that Giancarlo...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco: My finger fell off during a game of poker

Things have apparently gone from bad to worse for Jose Canseco. Remember that story about the former slugger damaging his digit while cleaning a loaded gun?  Of course you do. Well…now there’s this. Dam I was playing in a poker tournament last night and something crazy happened to my finger that I shot off and they put back on. — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospect Has Some Fugly Shoes

I’m pretty sure Kris Bryant is doing everything right at this point. The last time we heard from the Chicago Cubs prospect, he was responding to tweets and giving out an autographed game used bat to a fan. Now…he’s literally decorating himself with the team’s iconic Wrigley Field ivy. From my phone to my hands. Check out the #miZXFLUX app by Adidas. Wrigley Field ivy on...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals pitcher has a big Chipotle superstition

Jeremy Guthrie loves his Chipotle. The Kansas City Royals righty recently sat down with Jay Mohr and when the subject of pre-game superstitions came up, this. “People always ask ‘what do you do that’s superstitious?’ I have to have Chipotle before every game I pitch. So, 32 times this year,” Guthrie told the host of Mohr Stories. “I would own one in a heartbeat. I need...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy is Looking to Buy a Cable Car

Last season, after Jake Peavy won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox, he shelled out $75,000 to purchase “Charlie River”, the duck boat he rode in during the team’s “Rolling Rally” celebration. This season, after winning a title with the San Francisco Giants, the pitcher hinted at purchasing a cable car. And, according to TMZ, Peavy, along with his brother Luke, are...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: The Idea of Barnstorming Appeals To Me, Links and The Greatest Cooks in MLB History

Beginning this week, a team of Major Leaguers will be touring Japan playing the Japanese national team in various cities around that country. And, you know what? I think that’s cool. Because barnstorming tours, where players go from city to city playing games is neat, a nice callback to the old days, when players toured the country and the world to spread the gospel of baseball...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: The Idea of Barnstorming Appeals To Me, Links and The Greatest Cooks in MLB History

Beginning this week, a team of Major Leaguers will be touring Japan playing the Japanese national team in various cities around that country. And, you know what? I think that’s cool. Because barnstorming tours, where players go from city to city playing games is neat, a nice callback to the old days, when players toured the country and the world to spread the gospel of baseball...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: The Idea of Barnstorming Appeals To Me, Links and The Greatest Cooks in MLB History

Beginning this week, a team of Major Leaguers will be touring Japan playing the Japanese national team in various cities around that country. And, you know what? I think that’s cool. Because barnstorming tours, where players go from city to city playing games is neat, a nice callback to the old days, when players toured the country and the world to spread the gospel of baseball...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: The Idea of Barnstorming Appeals To Me, Links and The Greatest Cooks in MLB History

Beginning this week, a team of Major Leaguers will be touring Japan playing the Japanese national team in various cities around that country. And, you know what? I think that’s cool. Because barnstorming tours, where players go from city to city playing games is neat, a nice callback to the old days, when players toured the country and the world to spread the gospel of baseball...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: The Idea of Barnstorming Appeals To Me, Links and The Greatest Cooks in MLB History

Beginning this week, a team of Major Leaguers will be touring Japan playing the Japanese national team in various cities around that country. And, you know what? I think that’s cool. Because barnstorming tours, where players go from city to city playing games is neat, a nice callback to the old days, when players toured the country and the world to spread the gospel of baseball...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Keith Olbermann shows off his softer side?

Remember back in August when the El Paso Chihuahuas donned, what seemed to be at the time, some ridiculous, yet unique, jerseys? Well, it turns out that the team’s Bark in the Park night was more than just an award-winning publicity stunt. In the months since the event, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres has helped raise more than $20,000 for the Humane Society of...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Apparently Can’t Cook

It turns out there’s a fine line between which pictures supermodel Kate Upton will share with the public when it comes to her relationship with Justin Verlander and which ones she won’t. And that line…cooking disasters. #boyfriendcooking #topchef @JustinVerlander pic.twitter.com/LPrbBe2T7K — Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 8, 2014 Yup, the 2011 American League MVP and...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ichiro wants to play in 2015

Ichiro Suzuki plans on playing forever. Okay, not really, but the free agent outfielder expects to play at least one more year in the big leagues. “I have every intention of playing in the Major Leagues next year,” Ichiro told MLB Network. “Where will that be? I cannot tell you because baseball is not an individual sport and so it’s not just up to my feeling that I want...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco rips media: 'I don't care about my finger'

Jose Canseco is mad. And it has nothing to do with the recent hand injury he sustained while cleaning one of his guns. Never mind…it kinda does. Sick of the media and how the edit my life To make me seem like the bad guy — Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 7, 2014   You see, not long after the October 28 shooting that destroyed the middle finger on his left hand...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect makes a fan out of a memorabilia seeker

Kris Bryant has yet to enter the batter’s box for the Chicago Cubs, but he’s already making new fans. And it all started with a simple request. @KrisBryant_23 is there anyway I could DM u a link and you could tell me if this looks legit to you? Want to buy it if it was yours. Thanks — Mike in Vegas (@mk9577) October 31, 2014 “Mike in Vegas” is Mike Kennedy, a baseball...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Group Hoping to Help Get Pete Rose Reinstated Told to Stop

Without getting into the “why” and the “how”…we all know that Pete Rose is serving a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball, right? For nearly three years, Don Knepper and his group of Rose supporters have made it their mission to try and get baseball’s hit king reinstated through their grassroots internet venture Lift the Ban. Now, they weren’t doing this through...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven Super Fans Who Deserve Video Game Immortality

A petition on Change.org is asking for the now quasi-famous “Marlins Man” to be added to the popular video game MLB 15: The Show. But not so fast, “Marlins Man”. Here are seven super fans who should be added to the game first.   Ronnie Woo Woo Homeless janitor-turned-Wrigley Field staple, Ronnie Woo Woo (real name Ronnie Wickers) has been coming to Chicago Cubs games since...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Man is Back Out There

Oh, yeah…Marlins Man is back, baby! If you think about it Laurence Leavy is kinda like this generation’s Robin Ficker (look him up, kids)…inasmuch as he’s a fixture at sporting events, not a complete jerk.  Anyway Leavey, er, Marlins Man, was back doing what he does with seats right behind the Miami Heat bench Tuesday night. My view from heat game pic.twitter.com/Yu0mVK1Wmk...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon to Compete on Celebrity Apprentice

Pop quiz, hotshots…what do Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco and Johnny Damon have in common? Answer. All three were All-Star outfielders, naturally.  All three won multiple World Series rings, including at least one with the New York Yankees.  And, as of the official announcement Tuesday morning…all three have competed for the love and adulation of one Mr. Donald Trump. That’s...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Madison Bumgarner visits Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

Ever since shutting down the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night, Madison Bumgarner has been, seemingly, everywhere. Monday night, the San Francisco Giants ace stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to talk about getting his third ring in five years, his postseason records and heading out to the mound in Game Seven of the World Series. “(The crowd was) booing...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrigleyville Retailer Already Cashing in on Joe Maddon

Welp…that sure didn’t take long. Just hours after Joe Maddon was announced as the 56th manager in the history of the Chicago Cubs, SportsWorld was looking to cash in.  By selling replica eyewear modeled after the popular skipper. That’s right, SportsWorld, your “one stop shop for Chicago Cubs gear” was offering up plastic glasses for just $4.95.  Naturally, this begs...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Stars Make Friendly Football Wager

With close to half a million followers between them, Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones and former National League MVP Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates are two of baseball’s most popular players on Twitter. So, it makes sense that the two are fans of one another, right? Sunday night, prior to the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Gold Glove winning...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: The Best of the Post-World Series Links

This week, I don’t really have much wisdom for you, just a compilation of some of the best stories I read in the aftermath of the World Series. Among my favorites was Michael Powell’s article on Madison Bumgarner’s dad, Kevin. It’s an interesting and fun look at where the World Series MVP came from, and is pretty funny too (such as his dad saying he’s hoping that Madison...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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