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Dodgers rally bear hits Sochi

The last time we saw Rally Bear, it was Game Three of the 2013 NLCS and he was being escorted out of Dodger Stadium by security.  But, now, and I hope you're sitting down...Rally Bear has hit Sochi! That's right, Mark Monninger...um, Rally Bear has taken his act on the road to the Winter Olympics. "My friend was a little nervous about me wearing the costume into the Olympic...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect destroys car's windshield with huge home run

When it comes to hitting, there's "home run power" and then, simply..."power".  Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has the latter. Just ask Cubs fan Grant Smith. You see, Smith's car was on the receiving end of an impressive blast by Baez Friday in Mesa. "I saw it fly and I heard a sound," infielder Logan Watkins said. The sound? "Glass," Watkins added. @CarrieMuskat...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Plane crashes next to Jarrod Saltalamacchia's Florida home

It's a story as old as the game of baseball itself. You know the one. A World Series-winning catcher leaves his old team with hopes of bringing a championship to his hometown club.  Then, during the first week of Spring Training with his new team, he heads home after a workout to discover a plane crash right next to his house. Wait...what? There's no joke here.  When Jarrod...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Black Larry Kings Thing's: Spring Training

FROM THE DESK OF BLACK LARRY KING In a world exclusive, Black Larry King shares his thoughts on the upcoming baseball season. ------------------------- If time begins on Opening Day, where does it spend the offseason? They should tell you this stuff! … He may have been nicknamed “The Cobra,” but the great Dave Parker tells me he’s deathly afraid of snakes...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum Unloads "50 Shades" Condo

I can’t believe I’m about to type this, but…Tim Lincecum can no longer count fictional billionaire Christian Grey among his neighbors. According to reports, the San Francisco Giants pitcher has unloaded his 28th floor condo in Seattle’s famed Escala Building…the same high rise featured in the E.L. James-penned bestselling series “Fifty Shades of Grey”.  The two...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Relief pitcher looking for MLB job posts funny personal ad

Reliever Tim Byrdak is not your normal baseball player. In Spring Training 2012, the reliever showed up to camp dressed as Hulk Hogan.  Four months later, he surprised his New York Mets teammates with a pet...a chicken named "Little Jerry Seinfeld". Now, after missing most of 2013 due to a shoulder injury, Byrdak is out there looking for work.  Via Twitter. pic.twitter...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez looking for another chance at an MLB contract

I used to be one of the world's biggest Manny Ramirez apologists.  Now...dude just needs to give it up. You guessed it, the embattled star is, again, looking for another chance at a Major League contract.  Again. “Manny will always be able to hit,” the 12-time All-Star's personal hitting coach David Segui said last month. “He loves to play, so it wouldn’t surprise me...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mustache Institute 'disappointed' with Reds' new facial hair policy

During Spring Training 2013, the Boston Red Sox decided to band together, ditch the razor and grow beards as a sign of solidarity. They ended up winning the World Series. A year later, the Cincinnati Reds are hoping to get the same result by doing the opposite. ...there's a facial hair policy for the Cincinnati #Reds in 2014. Beards and moustaches are permitted but must...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering "Bode Baseball"

While everyone on the internets was busy blasting NBC Christin Cooper and her interview with Bode Miller on Sunday...I was reminded of "Bode Baseball". That's right, not only is the 36-year-old America's most decorated Olympic downhill skier, he is also a former Minor League baseball player.  Well...kind of. In 2006, Miller signed a one-game contract with the Nashua...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston earns first save of season for FSU baseball

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston entered his first game as Florida State's closer Saturday to the theme from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and a standing ovation. The 20-year-old exited after pitching two scoreless innings during a 4-1 victory over Niagara, earning his first career save.  As impressive as his performance on the mound was (dude can, reportedly, hit 95 mph on...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Writer Has Interesting Idea for the BBWAA

Talk about the Hall of Fame seems to bring out the worst in a lot of people.  And, no, I'm not just talking about perennial punching bag Murray Chass. Remember Jerry Dowling?  Yeah, he was the guy who labeled Craig Biggio a "cheater" and left him off his ballot because he wore a protective elbow brace. Then there was Los Angeles Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick.  Dude's...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Seinfeld offers advice for steroid users

Jerry Seinfeld has a lot of thoughts about a lot of things. Recently, the diehard baseball fan did an interview with Jimmy Traina from FOX Sports and of all the things that came up...the pair talked steroids. And Seinfeld was on point. "Somebody like Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa or Alex Rodriguez needs to come out and really mount a campaign about how ‘this crap ruined my life...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes has shaved massive beard

Goodbye old, friend. A week after Jonny Gomes showed off his new tattoo immortalizing his gigantic beard (and World Series championship), the outfielder did the unthinkable. He shaved.  Gasp! Bye bye beard! Thanks for the mirror @kilmeade :) #Ironsides @redsox @ehasselbeck pic.twitter.com/NRpcW3UwQe — FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) February 12, 2014 It took months...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cooperstown hotels already in demand for July 2020

Welp...that didn't take long. Almost immediately after Derek Jeter announced this upcoming season would be his last, hotels in Cooperstown started getting calls from people hoping to secure a room for the New York Yankees captain's Hall of Fame induction weekend. “Once the announcement was made our phone started ringing,” Ed Cox, general manager of Holiday Inn Express and...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon signs with Baltimore Orioles

If only people would believe the internet. The other night, Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon tweeted a picture of himself and everyone speculated as to whether or not he was coming stateside as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. It was dismissed (for some reason) as a "joke" between him and some friends.  Turns out, where there's smoke there's fire and when there's a pitcher wearing...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Korean pitcher tip hand about team using cap?

Going into Tuesday night, four teams were vying for the services of Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon and not a single one appeared to be the front runner. But, with one curious tweet...we might have gotten our answer as to where the righty might be heading. 짜잔~~^^ pic.twitter.com/0Jud1odB76 — Yoon_sm-(윤석민) (@bbergong) February 12, 2014 Before you ask...yes, that...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Korean Ace Baltimore Bound?

Going into Tuesday night, four teams were vying for the services of Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon and not a single one appeared to be the front runner. But, with one curious tweet...we might have gotten our answer as to where the righty might be heading. 짜잔~~^^ pic.twitter.com/0Jud1odB76 — Yoon_sm-(윤석민) (@bbergong) February 12, 2014 Before you ask.....
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young: 'I guarantee you I've had a gay teammate'

Over the weekend, University of Missouri football star (and future NFL draft pick) Michael Sam announced he was gay and, much like when NBA player Jason Collins came out last year, it got the world wondering about gay athletes in sports. So, naturally, when the recently retired Michael Young did a radio interview Tuesday morning...the subject came up. "I guarantee you I've had...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Stairs is a "Badass"

Not since the late Frank Pastore downed a 72-ounce steak in less than ten minutes has a Major Leaguer put his eating prowess on display. Enter Matt Stairs. Prior to the SuperBowl, the former slugger took center stage at Wing Bowl 22 in Philadelphia.  But it had nothing to do with him downing wings.  It had everything to do with him going all "Stone Cold" in front of a huge...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays catcher's dog wins big at Westminster Dog Show

Ryan Hanigan has spent parts of seven seasons in the Major Leagues.  That said, it's pretty safe to say that his crowning achievement happened Monday night. You see, of the 2845 entries (and 190 breeds!) at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Tampa Bays Rays catcher's pooch, an Australian shepherd named Copperridge What’s Your Dream, brought home the Best in Breed...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka Charters Plane...For Dog

Let's say you just got a new job and you need to move your family to New York...what would you do? If you're newly inked Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, you charter your own plane.  The guy has to get from Tokyo to "The Big Apple"...no big deal, right? But a 300-plus seat Dreamliner?!?  Japan Airlines declined to disclose further details, but did confirm that the...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon Isn't Done Yet

Johnny Damon isn't ready to officially retire. Matter of fact, the 40-year-old outfielder is out there, actively trying to find a gig for the upcoming season. But...there's a catch. The lifetime .284 is, according to multiple sources, only considering deals that guarantee him a roster spot on a Major League team.  Nope.  No more minor leagues for this guy. And should...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrestler Among Finalists for Padres Gig

Baseball's record books show former big league infielder and onetime skipper Phil Garner as the only “Scrap Iron” ever associated with the game. Soon…they might need to change that. Looking more “Stone Cold” than Bob Sheppard, one could wager that Adam “Scrap Iron” Pearce might be out of his league as the new public address announcer for the San Diego Padres...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Talkin' Baseball with Lew Temple

One quick glance at former “Walking Dead” cast member Lew Temple and you’re probably going to find yourself entranced with the Louisiana-born actor’s magnificent lip sweater. But you probably better not judge this book by its mustached cover. Did you know that the veteran character actor, who played “Axel” on the AMC hit series, not only has close to 90 screen...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner dies

Hall of Fame outfielder and longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner passed away Thursday at him California home. The former slugger played ten years in the Majors, collecting 369 home runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  For an unthinkable (and record) seven straight seasons, Kiner led the National League in home runs.  Following his stellar career, the slugger entered the broadcast...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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