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There's Been a Brian Wilson Sighting

Not since Brian Wilson and fellow free agent Dallas Braden hit the "Happiest Place on Earth" has anyone seen the bearded one. Well...stop the presses.  There's been a sighting. According to "sources" (we'll call them ESPN The Magazine and San Jose Mercury News), the former San Francisco closer was back in the city by the bay throwing pitches this...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss
MR. CUB AND MR. VEDDER

Ernie Banks joins Pearl Jam onstage at Wrigley

Just seven songs into what was expected to be an epic 40-song set Friday night at Wrigley Field, the threat of high winds and lightning left Pearl Jam fans scrambling for cover. But, for those that stayed through the nearly three-hour rain delay...they were greeted by none other than "Mr. Cub" himself Ernie Banks. Oh, and the song that Eddie Vedder (now clad in...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday 5: VoteTonyO

In just over a week, the Cooperstown will welcome a handful of new members…umpire Hank O’Day, former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and infielder Deacon White.  Absent, once again, from Hall of Fame induction weekend, is former Minnesota Twins great Tony Oliva. And that doesn’t sit well with Erin Murphy and the folks from VoteTonyO. HOVG:  How did the VoteTonyO...
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July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers Phenom Yasiel Puig Loves Instagram

When you see how poised Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig is on the field, you forget that the guy is just 22-year-old.  But when you follow the outfielder on Twitter, you remember that he's every bit his age...and dude LOVES Instagram. You'll remember that last month, when the Dodgers returned to New York to take on the Yankees, Puig made time to get out and rub...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Huey Lewis Has An Issue With Stadium Music

It's been a long time since Huey Lewis has made, um...news.  But, as it turns out, the musician is also an avid sports fan and, well, he's got some thoughts on, of all things, stadium music. "Can we all agree it’s time to ban most, if not all, pre-recorded music from sporting events?" Lewis wrote over at TheTalkhouse. "The fairly recent (in historical...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Ten Things About Mariano Rivera

Predictably, the 2013 All-Star Game belong to Mariano Rivera. The New York Yankees closer (and all-time saves leader) was expected to pitch late and in the eighth, with the American League up 3-0...it happened. Your browser does not support iframes. "I wanted to pitch. You know the game of baseball," the 43-year-old said following the game. "Anything can...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Ten Things About Mariano Rivera

Predictably, the 2013 All-Star Game belong to Mariano Rivera. The New York Yankees closer (and all-time saves leader) was expected to pitch late and in the eighth, with the American League up 3-0...it happened. Your browser does not support iframes. "I wanted to pitch. You know the game of baseball," the 43-year-old said following the game. "Anything can...
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July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Hits The Playboy Mansion

Los Angeles Dodgers super rookie Yasiel Puig seems to be taking his All-Star snub in stride.  While the rest of the league's finest are in New York battling the heat, the 22-year-old hit one of the hottest (see what I did there) joints around...the Playboy Mansion. And, similar to when the slugger hit The Big Apple in June to square off against the New York Yankees, dude...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dave Letterman Grills Bud Selig

There are nights when David Letterman looks like he's just going through the motions, and let's face it...30-plus years behind the desk will do that to a man.  But, when he's genuinely interested, like he was Monday with baseball commissioner Bud Selig, he's one of the best out there. And like him or not, Selig was able to hang with the talk show veteran every...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Famed Ballhawk Sets World Record

Our buddy Zack Hample is at it again. On the eve of the Midsummer Classic, the famed ballhawk accomplished a feat that no All-Star (much less anyone) ever has.  Saturday, Hample got geared up, headed out to LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. and caught a ball dropped from more than 1000 feet (some estimates had it at 1200 feet) and close to 100mph. From a helicopter. ...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday 5: Richard Davis

If you’re a baseball fan, it’s probably safe to assume you have an obsession of sorts. And if your obsession involves a particular player, you’ve probably had their poster on your wall, their number on your back…you’ve probably got more than your fair share of their baseball cards. But shower shoes? Meet Wade Boggs superfan Richard Davis. HOVG:  First off...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Shows Off New Look

Twelve-time All-Star Manny Ramirez has been called plenty of things during his storied baseball career.  But now...the 41-year-old can add a new one to the list. Bald. The newly shorn Uncle Fester lookalike showed off his dome following a roundtripper Tuesday night for the Round Rock Express.  Overall, Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBI as the Texas Rangers' Triple...
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July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Anna Benson Loves Her Husband...Naturally

As if the sad saga of "Baseball Wives" star Anna Benson couldn't get any weirder...there's this. According to the 9-1-1 recording of her Sunday evening confrontation with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, onetime big leaguer Kris Benson, the reason she was caught...she needed a smoke. “(Anna) told me to go get a lighter for her to smoke a cigarette,” Kris Benson...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Former All-Star Wanted by Authorities

During his big league career, Danny Tartabull had plenty of success.  And, because of it...dude made some cash in the process. Unfortunately, the former All-Star (who, according to Baseball-Reference, made close to $33 million during his career) failed to support his two sons.  Tartabull is now Los Angeles County's deadbeatiest of deadbeat dads. Oops. So, how&...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Famed Team Bat Dog Passes Away

As if you needed another reason to curse cancer, Chase, the longtime team "bat dog" of the Trenton Thunder passed away Monday. "Chase was such a tremendous part of the Trenton Thunder identity for more than 10 years," Thunder General Manager Will Smith said. "His presence at Arm & Hammer Park or in the community was the epitome of the wholesome family...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss
REHAB GOING SWIMMINGLY

A-Rod plunked, pitcher's grandma approves

If ever you were curious as to how much Alex Rodriguez is despised...there's this. Sunday, while rehabbing for the Class-A Tampa Yankees, A-Rod was hit by a pitch in, of all places, his surgically repaired left hip.  And the pitcher who hit him, well, his grandmother was ecstatic. “I think (the New York Yankees star) thinks he’s kind of a hotshot. I don’t care for...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss
POLICE BLOTTER

Anna Benson arrested

The former ubiquitous baseball WAG was arrested on Sunday in an incident that involved her ex Kris Benson, a bulletproof vest, a metal baton and demands for money. 

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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Price Reduced On Barry Zito's Massive Crib

Plenty has changed for Barry Zito in the last twelve months. From July 6, 2012 through the end of the season, the San Francisco Giants lefty went on a 9-2 run (his team went 13-3 in that stretch) and contributed to a World Series championship run.  This season, his Giants are 8-9 in his 17 starts and sitting in last place in the National League West. And now...there'...
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July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday 5: Colin Means

You probably don’t know who Colin Means is.  Yet.   But, if the founder of the Speak Away Broadcasting Network has his way you will soon.   Means is the floppy-haired twentysomething on the other side of the proverbial glass of the popular new podcast “Canseco Knows Best”.  And, yeah, the “Canseco” in the title is for, you guessed it…Jose Canseco....
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss
SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE

CC Sabathia notches 200th win

With a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night, the New York Yankees left-hander became the third pitcher this season to collect his 200th victory.

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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco Speaks Out Against Justin Bieber

After taking some time off from his podcast, Jose Canseco found himself back behind the microphone.  Friday, the third installment of "Canseco Knows Best" dropped and the embattled former slugger was his normal, outspoken self. Some of the topics Canseco tackled...his stint with the Fort Worth Cats, his desire to fight both Shaquille O'Neal (still) and Danny Bonaduce...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

These Promotional Nights Are, Um, Interesting?

I love a good, creative promotion.  Sure, sure, bobblehead nights are fun...as are appearances of random celebrities or even mascot races.  But when a team steps it up a notch and does something clever and unique...it gets my full attention.  The following two nights are no exception. "The best fans in Minor League Baseball deserve the opportunity to win a once...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday 5: Frank Catalanotto

You’ve probably heard the name Frank Catalanotto before.  During the early 2000’s he was one of the great role players in all of baseball.  While he may not have had a Hall of Fame career, or won any MVP awards, he did accomplish some pretty remarkable feats.  In his career, he accumulated more than one thousand hits and had a career .291 batting average. That’s...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer's Son Taken in NBA Draft

Just days after future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera was drafted (kinda) to play basketball...another player with a Hall of Fame pedigree was selected to play some hoops. This time, however, it was a real basketball team picking a real basketball player.  Imagine that. With the 18th pick in this year's NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks selected Shane Larkin, the son of Cincinnati...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Harlem Globetrotters Draft Mariano Rivera

When New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera finally hangs up his cleats following this season, it's possible he might have another job already lined up. For absolutely no reason, the Harlem Globetrotters "drafted" the all-time saves leader on Tuesday. “And in the fourth quarter, when the Globetrotters need to close out a game, who better than the best closer...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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