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Barack Obama Donates White Sox Jacket to Hall of Fame

Barack Obama made baseball history on Thursday. Using the Baseball Hall of Fame as a backdrop, Obama gave a speech on the economic benefits of tourism and, in the process, became the first sitting president to visit Cooperstown in the 75 –year history of the museum.  All in all, he’s just the fourth president to visit the Hall of Fame, following both Bushes and Bill Clinton...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Makes Second Start

It wasn’t as highly publicized as his debut two weeks ago, but Tracy McGrady’s second start Thursday night was far more successful. On the eve of his 35th birthday, the seven-time NBA All-Star threw two and two-thirds scoreless innings for the Sugar Land Skeeters, allowing just one hit and four walks against the York Revolution.  He threw 58 pitches, 28 for strikes. So far,...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Christie wants to be the Mets GM

While New Jersey governor Chris Christie continues to leaving people guessing as to whether or not he’s going to run for President in 2016, there’s one job he knows he wants for sure. “I would love to be general manager of the Mets,” Christie said on Friday.  “And if Sandy (Alderson) would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I’d be happy to go there right...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner: Wrigley Field is a 'dump'

It’s safe to say people love Wrigley Field.  Seriously, people absolutely love it…they name their pets after it and their kids after the streets surrounding the century-old stadium. Andrew Cashner is not one of those people. “It’s bad.  Here (at Petco), we have one of the nicest weight rooms in all of baseball, a big locker room and things are spaced out. You go about your...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Major Leaguer Tweets Racist Photo

Jorge Cantu hasn’t played in the Majors in almost three years, but that didn’t stop the infielder from being the center of controversy this past week. Monday, the former Florida Marlin, who now plays for the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, re-tweeted an image of several students, edited so they all had the same face.  The title of the photo was “Desafio...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrigley Field Renovations Might Finally Be Happening

The Chicago Cubs have been pussyfooting around any sort of real renovations at Wrigley Field fearing threat of lawsuits by the rooftop owners. Now, it would seem, the gloves are off and the team is going ahead with updating its century old home, even though MLB betting odds are that they’ll end up in court. “We want to exercise our right to improve Wrigley Field,” team owner...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Success of Tommy John Surgery Leading to More Torn-Up Pitching Elbows?

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore had “Tommy John” surgery in April. He’s just one of hundreds of baseball pitchers, whether Major League, minor league or recreational, who’ve had surgery for a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in their pitching elbows. Tommy John surgery, pioneered by Dr. Frank Jobe and named after L.A. Dodgers left-hander Tommy John, uses a grafted tendon...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs give Derek Jeter cool gift

We’re just a few stops into Derek Jeter’s farewell tour, and the New York Yankees shortstop has already received some interesting parting gifts ranging from a pinstripe paddle board to golf lessons. Next up, was Jeter’s trip to Chicago. So, what would the Cubs present to the retiring Yankees captain?  Perhaps some deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s?  Or, perhaps, a fan...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly Reunited with Iconic Mustache

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the past two days have been like a roller coaster ride for mustache enthusiasts. On Sunday, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum robbed his “caterpillar” of reaching its full maturity.  Aday later…Los Angeles Dodgers skipper was reunited with his. It all went down Monday night when the former New York Yankees All-Star...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mustache outfit reacts to Tim Lincecum shaving great 'stache

When Brian Wilson left the San Francisco Giants, the team was left with a severe facial hair deficiency. Subsequently, they went from being World Series champs to sixteen games out of first place and watching the Playoffs from home last October. Thankfully, Tim Lincecum stepped to the proverbial plate, entered 2014 with a mustache and decided that this was going to be the year that...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu’s Foot is Looking Better?

Sometimes, right before my head hits the table I wonder aloud…”I wonder how Hyun-Jin Ryu’s foot is doing?” Well…thank God for Twitter! [Warning: Look away if you're about to eat dinner] Here’s a recent pic of Ryu Hyun-jin’s toe. http://t.co/IsPrfBp5v1 pic.twitter.com/sbnvB63xfs — Dan (@MyKBO) May 20, 2014 You might recall the pitcher injured his toe when his Los Angeles...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Tigers rock the Zubaz

We saw it before, but never like this. After sweeping a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers exactly what everybody would do…left town in matching Zubaz sweatsuits. And, yeah, this handsome gentlemen (with his classy tiger-striped necktie) has sex with Kate Upton.
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Andre Ethier stars in 'Point Break' live show

An overabundance of outfielders in Los Angeles can only mean one thing for Don Mattingly’s Dodgers…the odd man out has to find something to do on his day off. Last week, Yasiel Puig hit Universal Studios and posted everything on Instagram.  This week, while the Dodgers hit New York, Andre Ethier is taking in a stage show. That’s right, Ethier will be hitting the stage...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: CM Punk sings 7th inning stretch at Wrigley

Current, er, former(?) WWE Superstar CM Punk hasn’t been seen in the ring since he walked off following the Royal Rumble back in January. Of course, that hasn’t stopped him from making numerous appearances at Chicago Blackhawks hockey games, hotel parking lots and, on Saturday, one of his favorite hangouts…the pressbox at Wrigley Field. Here’s pro wrestler CM Punk leading...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Louis Superman stops fight outside stadium

Three months ago, a survey ranked St. Louis behind just Detroit and Oakland as one of the cities most in need of a superhero. And, as luck would have it…they’ve already got one. His name is Charlee Chartrand and he, well…he patrols the sidewalks outside Busch Stadium (he says “street performing laws” keep him from heading inside) dressed as Superman stopping crime before...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Outside of the Park (OOTP) 15 Review

Outside of the Park is a baseball management simulation game that allows you to feel like the General Manager of a baseball organization.  If you are not interested in making day-to-day decisions to impact the fate of your club, then you might want to consider MLB The Show or MLB 2K(insert year) for your next baseball game.  But if you think that you can do a better job than Jed...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig’s Instagram Game is Slipping

It’s probably a good thing, but Yasiel Puig’s Instagram game seems to be slipping. A year ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger was taking pictures of himself alongside Snoop Dog (Lion?) and Chris Brown at the Playboy Mansion, Jay-Z at the rapper’s 40/40 Club and NBA star John Wall at the ESPYs. Now, the 23-year-old is getting some camera time with (not) the cast of “Apollo...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Play Host to Metallica Night Again

Baseball. It’s as American as apple pie and, it would appear…Metallica. For the second time in just over a year, the San Francisco Giants honored the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with their own special night. “We had such an amazing time last year supporting our local team and hanging at the yard that we jumped at the chance to do it all again,” the band said prior to Friday’s...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Franco to Make Another Run?

It seems like just yesterday when the Fort Worth Cats announced Jose Canseco was going to join their team for some sort of homebound version of “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings”. Thursday…they might have topped themselves.  And I don’t think I could be any happier. We are pleased to announce that Julio Franco is going to play for the Fort Worth Cats in...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

John Rocker talks about actors using steroids too

Uh oh…must be that time of the month again. I’m not saying you can set your watch by it, but, lately, John Rocker had made a habit of, nearly every month, sticking his head out from his hole and spitting his venom at anyone who, he thinks, is in his way. Last month it was former home run king Hank Aaron.  This time…Hollywood? Not that long ago, the former hurler lashed out...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal is an Idiot

I’ll admit it, I’m a fan of Shaquille O’Neal…but the guy is an idiot. Alright.  Allow me to explain. The other night during the TNT’s “Inside the NBA”, it was brought up that the NBA legend didn’t know who Mariano Rivera was.  The gang joked about it, had a graphic made up mocking O’Neal and had a hearty laugh at the fact that he thought the future Hall of Fame...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Murphy’s Son Invited to Raiders Camp

The NFL Draft came and went and left undrafted…Utah Utes tight end Jake Murphy, son of former Major Leaguer Dale Murphy. The 24-year-old was expected to be selected Saturday, but, instead, found himself on the receiving end of a post-draft  contract offer from the Oakland Raiders. The son of the two-time National League MVP and 2013 Hall of Very Good inductee is, like his dad...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady Makes Baseball Debut

Tracy McGrady’s professional pitching debut began with a called strike. After that, he probably didn’t fair much better than any of us would. The 34-year-old took the mound Saturday for the Sugarland Skeeters and gave up two runs in an inning and two-thirds in a 5-3 loss to the Somerset Patroits. The seven-time NBA All-Star threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes and walked a pair in...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda Facing Backlash Over Comments

Outside of mentioning Los Angeles Dodgers partial owner Magic Johnson by name and a picture with slugger Matt Kemp, the whole Donald Sterling-V. Stiviano ordeal had absolutely nothing to with the world of baseball. Until now. “I don’t wish [Stiviano] any bad luck,” Lasorda said earlier this week, “but I hope she gets hit with a car.” Ummm…yikes? A lot of people have spoken...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady to make pitching debut Saturday

It’s pretty safe to say that the crowd gathered outside Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas Saturday night won’t be for the crawfish boil and Mardi Gras bead giveaway…it’ll be for the guy on the mound. That’s right, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady is set to make his debut for the Sugarland Skeeters when they square off against the Somerset Patriots. According to...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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