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For Sale: Yogi Berra’s New Jersey Home

As the story goes, Yogi Berra was once giving his lifelong friend Joe Garagiola directions and he came up with the immortal quote…“when you come to a fork in the road, take it”. Now, that New Jersey home is for sale. The three-story residence, which the New York Yankee legend called home since 1974, has more than 4500 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, 3½ baths, sits...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

CM Punk gives high school baseball team a pep talk

It’s been more than three months since WWE Superstar CM Punk seemingly disappeared from the face of the Earth. Sure, he’s been seen at airports and at hockey games, but dude has to get from place to place and loves his Chicago Blackhawks…we get that.  But this latest sighting is a little curious. This past weekend, the “Second City Saint” took time from his busy (psst…not...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Just Wants Dinner

Probably way too much time has been spent breaking down the hug and beard rub Derek Jeter gave Robinson Cano before the new Seattle Mariners star took on his old team. It’s time to focus on something else. And while I’m sure the New York Yankees captain is hoping to gain a split with Seattle when the teams wrap up their series in the Bronx on Thursday (game two was rained out...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica Takes Batting Practice with Giants

Metallica is starting to like this baseball thing. In 2012, members of the rock band were on hand during the San Francisco Giants’ World Series run.  Last year, the team honored the Bay Area legends with their own night at the ballpark and, of course, we all remember their Yankee Stadium tribute to the retiring Mariano Rivera. Tuesday, less than three weeks before this year...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tourists Want You to Meet Mr. Belding!

Wow…where to start with this one? Saturday, before the Asheville Tourists, the Single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, take on the Lakewood BlueClaws, one lucky fan (and a friend!) will be given the opportunity to meet TV’s Mr. Belding. Not Dennis Haskins, star of everyone’s favorite Saturday morning show “Saved by the Bell”…Mr. Belding. Now, I’m not sure what...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robinson Cano booed in Yankee Stadium return

Back in December, Robinson Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. Tuesday, the six-time All-Star, who spent nine seasons in New York, returned to the Bronx to square off against his old team.  Naturally, Cano thought he was going to be welcomed by Yankees fans as some sort of Messiah. “The way I left New York, I left in a good way,” Cano told Jimmy...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cano surprises booing Yankee fans on 'Tonight Show'

Tuesday night marks the first time Robinson Cano will visit the New York Yankees since bolting the Bronx and signing a 10-year, $240-million contract this past off season. Monday, he stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and, yes, the conversation shifted to how the new Seattle Mariners star thinks he’ll be greeted by Yankees fans. “The way I left New York,...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mookie Wilson: I’m a “Hood Ornament” for the Mets

During his ten seasons with the New York Mets, Mookie Wilson regularly served as a catalyst at the top of the batting order. So, when his playing days were up, it made sense to move him into a role within the ball club.  From 1996-2002, the former outfielder served as the team’s first base coach…a position he would resume in 2011 after spending time as a manager within the Mets’...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Harmon Killebrew to be Featured on a Postage Stamp?

Nearly three years after his death, Harmon Killebrew is still being remembered. “No individual has ever meant more to the Minnesota Twins organization and millions of fans across Twins Territory than Harmon Killebrew,” Twins team president Dave St. Peter said following Killebrew’s death in May 2011.  ”Harmon will long be remembered as one of the most prolific home run hitters...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bud Selig: Pete Rose Matter is “Under Review”

While the team he used to own was honoring Bob Uecker with his second statue at Miller Park, former Milwaukee Brewers owner and current Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was answer questions in New York. Selig, who will be retiring in January, met with a group of reporters and sports editors for the last time and discussed a wide range of topics. “I’ve been doing this...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers honor Bob Uecker with second statue

Countless players have statues in or around the ballparks that they once called home.  But how many catchers with a career .200 batting average have one…much less two? As of Friday, Bob Uecker stands alone. The Milwaukee Brewers honored their longtime broadcaster with a second statue before the team took on the Chicago Cubs Friday night.  But while the first one stands outside...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

John Rocker Hangs Out With Toby Keith?

If it sounds like the start of the worst joke ever…it’s because it is. Bit of advice for all u kids out there: Don’t try and go drink for drink with Toby Keith. #badidea! pic.twitter.com/nnXew3o8by — John Rocker (@johnrockerbook) April 23, 2014 Yup, that’s former Major Leaguer John Rocker and country music superstar Toby Keith together earlier this week enjoying each other’s...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Anniversary Cake

Welp…that cake sure was awesome while it happened, eh, gang? By now you’ve seen the story.  If not…here’s the skinny.  Following the Chicago Cubs dramatic loss following their 100th anniversary party for Wrigley Field on Wednesday, the centerpiece of their celebration, a 400-pound cake in the shape of the iconic ballpark ended up in a dumpster. Specifically, “The Edible...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Real-life Crash Davis Hits 300th Home Run

In the 1988 film “Bull Durham”, much is made of Kevin Costner’s character Crash Davis and his dogged pursuit of the seemingly mythical Minor League record of 246 home runs. Now, I’m not sure if that was ever the official record or not, or if the number was used simply because it seemed like an awful lot of dingers for someone who spent their entire career in the Minors....
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady

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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bricks from Wrigley Field currently available for purchase

Ten years ago, Chicago Cubs fans famously had to sit under protective netting because the park was falling apart around them. Wednesday, the team is celebrating a century of futility at Wrigley Field. Now, should you have been so “lucky” to have walked away with part of the park’s falling facade, you definitely saved yourself some cash.  It would appear that, in conjunction...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur doing it all for Triple-A team

Jeff Francoeur is proving to be a regular “Jack of All Trades” for the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas. Not only is the outfielder the perfect prank victim, but with a Gold Glove and World Series experience, he’s also got some pretty solid Major League credentials.  Oh, yeah…he’s also proving to be a rally killer on the mound. Sunday night, “Frenchy”...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols Hits Home Run Number 500

With a towering blast in the fifth inning Tuesday night, Albert Pujols became just the 26th member of the 500 home run club. But it was what he did in the first inning that helped make the night even more special. You see, the Los Angeles Angels superstar hit a home run then as well and, you guessed it, when he hit his second, he became the first member of the exclusive club to...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols Hits Number 500

With a towering blast in the fifth inning Tuesday night, Albert Pujols became just the 26th member of the 500 home run club. But it was what he did in the first inning that helped make the night even more special. You see, the Los Angeles Angels superstar hit a home run then as well and, you guessed it, when he hit his second, he became the first member of the exclusive club to...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick Channels Ultimate Warrior

I’m not saying I had anything to do with this…but I’d like to pretend I did. @JoshReddick16 Your move, buddy. http://t.co/ZtLsuQDGAy — Hall of Very Good™ (@HOVG) April 12, 2014 You see, Josh Reddick is a huge wrestling fan and, unfortunately, was on the road when WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior passed away on April 8.  And it’s because of his team’s schedule, dude...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fenway Park has a 'Sleep Room' for players to take naps in?

It’s one of those things you’re not likely to see during your $17 tour of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”…the Boston Red Sox “sleep room”. That’s right, Fenway Park has a room dedicated to, you guessed it, sleeping. “It is nice,” catcher David Ross said late last season.  “With the travel schedule you have here and this market and all the Sunday night games...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco to appear in B-movie 'Piranha Sharks'

What do you get when you mix great white sharks, bio-engineered to be the size of piranhas and Jose Canseco? I’m not entirely sure, but, hey, makers of the sure-to-be-classic “Piranha Sharks”…have you been reading my diary? I’m guessing you did. Shooting #piranhasharks with @JoseCanseco and @modelleilaknight pic.twitter.com/Yr7dR4KmGL — benjamin kanes (@benjaminkanes...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Costner planning return trip to 'Field of Dreams'

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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Costner to Return to Field of Dreams

In 1987, Sue Riedel, a volunteer for the Iowa Film Office stumbled upon a 193 acre farm just a few miles northeast of Dyersville, Iowa.  Two years later, that quiet farm at 28995 Lansing Road hit the silver screen as the backdrop of “Field of Dreams”. The rest is history. So, it’s fitting that on the 25th anniversary of the release of the American classic, plans are in the...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Spends Easter Handing Out Eggs

It’s come to the point where calling Andrew McCutchen a “good guy” is an understatement, right? Prior to his team taking on the Milwaukee Brewers in an Easter Sunday tilt, the reigning National League MVP spent most of his pre-game handing out 140 autographed eggs to patient Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Pretty cool. Oh, in case you’re wondering, McCutchen’s Bucs lost to the...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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