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The Royals Mascot is Clearly Not Safe for Work

So...you wanna be a mascot? Apparently Sluggerrr, the Kansas City Royals' mascot, took part in some off-the-field activities a while back and, well, I'm not sure what the full story is...but, according to Deadspin, this is what we know. Tipster sends tweet to Deadspin with a NSFW picture of Sluggerrr getting a lap dance. Another guys sees that picture...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ten Terrible Airbrush Jobs

Free-agent blog The Hall of Very Good has signed with Bloguin. Due to the late date of the transaction, Topps will have to airbrush the Bloguin logo onto HOVG’s cap for it’s next Traded/Update set. Hopefully it comes out better than these ten terrible airbrush jobs of the past. 10.  1971 Topps Dick Williams   9. 1974 Topps Traded Ross Grimsley ...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth vs. Lance Armstrong

Presented with comment.  Okay...one comment.  "Baby Ruth" had as much to do with the famed New York Yankees slugger as does with Lance Armstrong.  That said, the candy bar did, at one point, serve as the "official candy bar of Major League Baseball.  But, honestly, if you're not a fan of Epic Rap Battles of History...I'm not sure we can be friends.
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The World Champs are the Coolest

It's no secret, the San Francsico Giants probably have one of the best marketing teams in the business.  From Star Wars Day at the ballpark to the upcoming Metallica Night...the team's promotions wizards are making me wish I was a fan. Thankfully, the social media squad is on point as well.  Sunday, fan Austin Paxman posted the following on Twitter. Monday, this...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones Fighting for Custody of His Son

During his early years with the Atlanta Braves, Andruw Jones' path to immortality seemed to be paved with gold.  Since then...it's barely been pyrite. And I'm not even talking about his dismal stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Most recently, after spending time with four teams over five years...dude agreed to a one-year $3.5 million contract with the Japan...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey...Blue Jay for Life

Little did anyone know at the time he was dealt to Toronto, but R.A. Dickey had a secret...he had been a Blue Jay before. The knuckleballer tweeted out some awesomeness Saturday night. The picture (feel free to click on it to make it bigger), according to Dickey, is "circa 1986" and while he won't divulge (yet?) which one is him...I have a feeling everyone...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Visits the Dodgers

It was all smiles when former NBA coaching great Phil Jackson visited the Los Angeles Dodgers and team owner Magic Johnson on Saturday at Camelback Ranch. And, then, the "Zen Master" paid what looks like an awkward visit to Hall of Famer, and Dodgers icon, Tommy Lasorda. I'm willing to bet Lasorda and the boys are hoping that some of Jackson's...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kenny Powers Tattoos Never Get Old

This isn't the first time I've posted a picture of a Kenny Powers tattoo and since I'm a sucker for this sort of thing...it won't be the last. But, yeah, over at theCHIVE, they took a break from feeding the internets pictures of attention-starved "chivettes" to introduce everyone to a pretty rockin' tat of everyone's favorite fictional closer...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday 5: Brett Raymer

Last year at this time, the baseball blogosphere was all abuzz with the Miami Marlins new digs and why not, it had it all…a championship-caliber team, an amazing techni-color jumping fish in the outfield and a gigantic fish tank behind home plate. A year later, I still can’t get over how colossal of a failure the whole venture was and, of course, those fish tanks. Of...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Edgar Renteria Retires for Real

Faster than you can say "Edgar Renteria wasn't already retired?"...the 2010 World Series MVP officially called it quits Thursday. Unable to find a time to play for for the second straight year, Renteria told a television station in his native Colombia that he wants to spend more time with his family.  Yup...that old ruse. "I always wanted Colombia to know...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Your First Look at "Mr. Go"

I realize not all of you are as excited for "Mr. Go" as I am, but you know what...I don't need someone who doesn't want to see a movie about a baseball playing gorilla as a friend. So, to those of you sticking this one out, I present to you (courtesy of Twitch) your first look at what I am sure will be the biggest Korean, correction, worldwide blockbuster of all-time.
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Have March Madness

Does anyone in St. Louis just watch basketball in their living room? This past Sunday, after the St. Louis Billikens won the Atlantic-10 conference championship, the team gathered to see who their opponent would be in the NCAA tournament.  Their location of choice...a Best Buy in New Jersey. Sure, it sounds ridiculous, but considering the team bus hit traffic en route...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss
NOT SO SWEET

Lou Piniella makes an odd reference

Lou Piniella wanted to discuss the big Marlins/Blue Jays trade that occured this offseason and used a rather unfortunate word when making his analysis. 

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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron Joins Twitter For Real

For the second time in a matter of months, Hank Aaron has joined Twitter.  And in a matter of hours, the former home run king put together a pretty impressive tweet to followers ratio. Thankfully, this time, it appears to actually be Aaron. Back in December, the social media world blew up when the Hall of Famer seemingly hit the Twittersphere under the handle @RealHankAaron...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

It's Déjà Vu for Moises Alou

It's been close to ten years since Steve Bartman reached out and fouled up (get it) Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou's chances at making potentially a game saving grab. And Monday night, it was déjà vu all over again. Now serving as the general manager for the Domican Republic's team during the World Baseball Classic, Alou was on hand to watch current...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Wait, There's a Manny Ramirez Junior?

It's pretty safe to say that there willl never be another Manny Ramirez, right?  Except that, the embattled slugger named two of his three kids "Manny". Why he didn't name all three of his sons "Manny"?  Well, obviously, that would be crazy. Anyway, the older of the two recently tore it up for IMG Academy in the Cleats Sports Classic Invitational...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco Continues Twitter Feud with Shaq

Hey...remember that whole thing about Shaquille O'Neal wanting to fight Jose Canseco?  Then, Canseco accepting the challenge only to have the NBA legend seemingly back out? Well, Canseco hasn't. Sunday night, the 1988 American League MVP-turned New York Time bestseller was back on the Twitters, explaining why he wanted to fight Shaq and, in the meantime, giving...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wrestling Legend Honky Tonk Man Visits Bob Uecker

Feel free to call it a WrestleMania reunion!  The Honky Tonk Man visited Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster (and WWE Hall of Famer) Bob Uecker during the Brew Crew's game against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday. The legendary grappler (he actually held the Intercontinental Championship belt for a record 64 weeks) laughed it up with his former adversary in Phoenix after throwing...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dr. Frank Jobe to be Honored in Cooperstown

Dr. Frank Jobe has helped numerous baseball players get back on the field and finally, the Hall of Fame is recognizing him for his contributions to the game. And the internet group dedicated to Dr. Jobe's legacy couldn't be happier! "We did it!" the group posted on their Facebook page. "Dr. Jobe to be honored at HOF Weekend in July! Thank you to everyone...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin' Baseball (Finally) With Ross Grimsley

Years ago, while he was a pitching coach in the Midwest League, Ross Grimsley was kind enough to take a minute to sign his 1981 Topps card for me.  The former big leaguer said something along the lines of “I don’t see too many of those” but for me, I’m seeing it every day.  Truth is, the thing looms over me while I write most of the stuff here for The Hall of Very Good™...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss
JUST FOR KICKS

Royals P Jeremy Guthrie has a 'shoe-seum'

I have a love-hate relationship with shows like "Cribs" or even "The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"...I can't help it.  Long ago, I figured out that I probably won't ever have a gold elevator in my kitchen or own my own personal island and you know what?  I'm fine with that.  That said, why do I kill myself watching shows where people do?...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

A Baseball Playing Gorilla? Yes, Please!

At first glance, you'd think "Mr. Go" is the Koreanized version of "Ed"...but no, unlike the 1996 comedy(?), this movie features a baseball playing gorilla, not a chimpanzee. Anyway, based on a Korean comic, "Mr. Go" is a $20 million movie featuring a CG gorilla named Ling Ling that, you guessed it, plays baseball incredibly well.  Here...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss
BAD PRESS

Towson turns down team-saving offer

The fallout over Towson University disbanding its baseball team continues, with news that the school reportedly refused a donation that would have saved the team.

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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss
WE'RE TALKIN' BASEBALL

MLB stars to get animated

Cartoons and baseball have a long history and "The Cleveland Show" is looking to add to it with an episode featuring Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and others. 

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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Chipper to Yanks: No Thanks

In the last few months, the New York Yankees have started to look more like "The Walking Dead" than the "Bronx Bombers".  And while I like the idea of a group of zombies taking the field, it's probably better to be fully healthy than hurt. Naturally, rumors began swirling around about who might be throwing on the pinstripes and joining the Yankees when...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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