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Mudhens Turn Field into Mini-golf Course

It’s not all that uncommon for baseball parks to be used to host football games, hockey games o reven rock concerts. But mini-golf? You better believe it. “The team gave me full rein to do what I wanted, and I’ve always wanted to do this,” Jake Tyler, sports turf manager for the Toledo Mud Hens said. “We had originally thought we’d use the whole field to do 18 holes...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo’ne Davis Pitches Against Jimmy Fallon

Mo’ne Davis is everywhere. And rightfully so. The 13-year-old pitcher took the world by storm after her historic run during the recent Little League World Series. Friday night, Davis and one of her teammates were in New York as guests on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and responded to the host’s Wiffle Ball challenge. On the line…a Philly cheese steak.  And let’s...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Los Angeles Dodgers Fans Most Vulgar?

From time to time, baseball can be insanely frustrating and as our buddy Dan Glickman points out, baseball can sometimes even (gasp!) cause its fans to swear. True story.  Just ask your most diehard Chicago Cubs fan or anyone from Boston who routinely gives opposing players the middle name of “F*cking”. Baseball is also about statistics and, thankfully, that’s where this beautiful...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Friday Fun-a-palooza (AKA “The Feature That Needs Another Name”): The Captain’s Wake, Links, and Derek Jeter’s Greatest Feat

Greetings friends, I’m Dan Glickman, and welcome to the Friday Fun-A-Palooza, which I really hope I can come up with a better name for. You may me know from the Baseball Continuum, home of such great features as Bizarre Baseball Culture (where I look at things like baseball comics and Korean movies about baseball-playing gorillas) and other stuff that doesn’t get nearly as many...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Friday Fun-a-palooza (AKA “The Feature That Needs Another Name”): The Captain’s Wake, Links, and Derek Jeter’s Greatest Feat

Greetings friends, I’m Dan Glickman, and welcome to the Friday Fun-A-Palooza, which I really hope I can come up with a better name for. You may me know from the Baseball Continuum, home of such great features as Bizarre Baseball Culture (where I look at things like baseball comics and Korean movies about baseball-playing gorillas) and other stuff that doesn’t get nearly as many...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Friday Fun-a-palooza (AKA “The Feature That Needs Another Name”): The Captain’s Wake, Links, and Derek Jeter’s Greatest Feat

Greetings friends, I’m Dan Glickman, and welcome to the Friday Fun-A-Palooza, which I really hope I can come up with a better name for. You may me know from the Baseball Continuum, home of such great features as Bizarre Baseball Culture (where I look at things like baseball comics and Korean movies about baseball-playing gorillas) and other stuff that doesn’t get nearly as many...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Friday Fun-a-palooza (AKA “The Feature That Needs Another Name”): The Captain’s Wake, Links, and Derek Jeter’s Greatest Feat

Greetings friends, I’m Dan Glickman, and welcome to the Friday Fun-A-Palooza, which I really hope I can come up with a better name for. You may me know from the Baseball Continuum, home of such great features as Bizarre Baseball Culture (where I look at things like baseball comics and Korean movies about baseball-playing gorillas) and other stuff that doesn’t get nearly as many...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Friday Fun-a-palooza (AKA “The Feature That Needs Another Name”): The Captain’s Wake, Links, and Derek Jeter’s Greatest Feat

Greetings friends, I’m Dan Glickman, and welcome to the Friday Fun-A-Palooza, which I really hope I can come up with a better name for. You may me know from the Baseball Continuum, home of such great features as Bizarre Baseball Culture (where I look at things like baseball comics and Korean movies about baseball-playing gorillas) and other stuff that doesn’t get nearly as many...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Friday Fun-a-palooza (AKA “The Feature That Needs Another Name”): The Captain’s Wake, Links, and Derek Jeter’s Greatest Feat

Greetings friends, I’m Dan Glickman, and welcome to the Friday Fun-A-Palooza, which I really hope I can come up with a better name for. You may me know from the Baseball Continuum, home of such great features as Bizarre Baseball Culture (where I look at things like baseball comics and Korean movies about baseball-playing gorillas) and other stuff that doesn’t get nearly as many...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Friday Fun-a-palooza (AKA “The Feature That Needs Another Name”): The Captain’s Wake, Links, and Derek Jeter’s Greatest Feat

Greetings friends, I’m Dan Glickman, and welcome to the Friday Fun-A-Palooza, which I really hope I can come up with a better name for. You may me know from the Baseball Continuum, home of such great features as Bizarre Baseball Culture (where I look at things like baseball comics and Korean movies about baseball-playing gorillas) and other stuff that doesn’t get nearly as many...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Friday Fun-a-palooza (AKA “The Feature That Needs Another Name”): The Captain’s Wake, Links, and Derek Jeter’s Greatest Feat

Greetings friends, I’m Dan Glickman, and welcome to the Friday Fun-A-Palooza, which I really hope I can come up with a better name for. You may me know from the Baseball Continuum, home of such great features as Bizarre Baseball Culture (where I look at things like baseball comics and Korean movies about baseball-playing gorillas) and other stuff that doesn’t get nearly as many...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Rose Sells House for $1.96 Million

Just call him Charlie Hustle…Real Estate Mogul. After nearly a year on the market, Pete Rose has unloaded his Sherman Oaks home…and he made a nice little profit in the process. Originally purchased by Rose and then-wife Carol for $913,500 in 1999 the six bedroom, 4.75 bath home recently sold for a cool $1.96 million. Not a bad little gamble (get it?) for baseball’s all-time...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Rose honored by team, gets number retired

It’s been more than 28 years since Pete Rose stepped into a batter’s box, but on Tuesday night, baseball’s hit king was part of a publicity stunt that would have, no doubt, made the late-Bill Veeck roll his eyes. Rose was invited to take the field for the Florence Freedom and serve as base coach and, you guessed it, even stride up to the plate at the game’s leadoff hitter...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn weirdly consistent, hits HR in first game with A's

Adam Dunn is a peculiar beast…and I mean that in the most positive of ways. The 34-year-old slugger was dealt Sunday by the Chicago White Sox to the Oakland A’s and, because people like a story, all the talk became about how he would end his streak of 1977 games (and counting) without a playoff appearance. What’s missing is Dunn’s consistency. And, no, I’m not talking about...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Randy Johnson's massive Arizona estate for sale

“The Big Unit” is, wait for it…downsizing. Five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson (and his wife Lisa) have listed their 25,000 square foot, seven-bedroom, twelve-bath suburban Phoenix home for a whopping $25 million. “It’s truly a family home,” says realtor Robert Joffe. “This was truly a labor of love…it was kind of [Mrs. Johnson's] dream and her inspiration...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers prospect Nathan Orf plays all nine positions

Minor leaguer Nathan Orf did something Sunday that only five Major Leaguers have ever done…play all nine positions in one game. The Milwaukee Brewers prospect suited up for the Class-A Brevard County Manatees, took the field at catcher and then proceeded to make his way around the diamond. In order, Orf, who spent most of his season at second base, played catcher, first base, second...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

John Rocker to be Silenced on Twitter?

If you’re one of many who thoroughly enjoy (or are disgusted by) the hate and vitriol that John Rocker spews on Twitter, get your fill now, folks…the former closer-turned-“Survivor” castaway’s days on social media are numbered. You see, back in May, the show’s host Jeff Probst made his feelings known about contestants being online during the run of the program. “Personally...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn’s Playoff Drought Might be Ending

Adam Dunn has appeared in more games (1976) without reaching the postseason than any active player, but if the rumors are true…this might be coming to an end. According to reports, both the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants exploring how to bring the slugger into the fold for their upcoming playoff push. Pretty good news considering the 34-year-old is considering retirement...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves RP to have third Tommy John surgery

Coming back from Tommy John surgery is no great feat. Returning after a second such operation is nearly miraculous…just ask Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson and New York Yankees set up man Shawn Kelley. But getting back into the swing of things following a third Tommy John operation? Yeah, Atlanta Braves lefty Jonny Venters might have his work cut out for him. Jonny Venters...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lonnie Chisenhall Hopes to Lead Mustache Revival

While the rest of the world is still clogging up social media with videos of themselves dumping water on their heads, Cleveland Indians Lonnie Chisenhall is attempting to rally his team to another worthwhile cause. Saving the mustache. Starting tomorrow The @Indians will begin growing mustaches to raise awareness for their extinction..more info to follow #growone — Lonnie Chisenhall...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Co-owner Bill Murray tears tickets at St. Paul Saints game

Since 1993, the St. Paul Saints baseball sideshow team has called Midway Stadium home. But, on Thursday night, the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball team that once, famously, helped resurrect the career of Darryl Strawberry, added a legless player to its roster and showcases a “ball pig” played its final game at the downtown ballpark. Among the record...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo’Ne Davis Heads Home to Philly…Shows Off Dance Moves

Wednesday, the city of Chicago came out in droves to welcome home the United States Little League Champion Jackie Robinson West team, but, it’s still pretty obvious who the biggest star of the tournament still is. Mo’Ne Davis. 760 miles across the country, the 13-year-old star pitcher and her Taney Dragon teammates hit Citizens Bank Park in their hometown of Philadelphia and...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rock and Roll Royalty Meet Up at Mariners Game

It sounds like the set up to potentially the worst rock and roll joke every written…Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder and Jack White walk into a baseball stadium. Now, I might not know what the punchline is, but the three troubadours were in Seattle Wednesday and hit Safeco Field to see the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers. Rock legends trifecta of Paul Simon, Jack White & Eddie Vedder...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rock Royalty Meet Up at Mariners Game

It sounds like the set up to potentially the worst rock n’ roll joke every written…Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder and Jack White walk into a baseball stadium. Now, I might not know what the punchline is, but the three troubadours were in Seattle Wednesday and hit Safeco Field to see the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers. Rock legends trifecta of Paul Simon, Jack White & Eddie...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cool stats and facts about Cubs prospect homering in first AB

Earlier this month, Chicago Cubs super prospect Javier Baez made his Major League debut in grand fashion by hitting a walk-off home run in extra innings against the Colorado Rockies. Now, three weeks later, the “Loveable Losers” called up another one of their top prospects, Jorge Soler and, well…this. Your browser does not support iframes. Yup, that was the 22-year-old rookie...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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