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Who's On First?: The Sequel

Whoever said "you can't improve greatness" wasn't watching "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night.Fallon and friends took on the classic Abbott and Costello routine and, well, knocked it out of the park.  Yeah...I know.Enjoy.
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeter Phones Slain Sandy Hook Teacher's Mom

I've made mention before that I'm not the world's biggest fan of the New York Yankees, but, man...it's hard NOT to like team captain Derek Jeter.And dude just keeps making it harder to say anything bad about him.Victoria Soto, the young 27-year-old teacher who died last Friday in the Sandy Hook shootings was, according to everything written about her, a huge fan...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey Ruined Christmas Apparently

National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey is taking some heat and it's not for anything he did on the baseball field.You see, Dickey was recently at a New York Mets holiday party that was designed to benefit some of the victims of superstorm Sandy when, what he calls, an "informal press conference" broke out and the knuckleballer was asked about potentially...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Dale Murphy's Kids Are Still Banging the HOF Drum

A couple of weeks from now, the whole "is Dale Murphy a Hall of Famer" discussion will have been shelved until he hits the Veterans Committee ballot.But that isn't going to stop his kids from making as much noise as possible for their father.Eldest son Chad reached out to the BBWAA, another son, Taylor, started up a petition and daughter Madi typed up an exclusive...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss
SEATED YET SHIMMYING

Wade Boggs busts a move at Thunder game

Oh. My.If there is one lesson to be learned from Wade Boggs being captured by the Oklahoma City Thunder broadcast team Monday night, it's be careful what you do while on camera.  Except, well, it appears as though the Hall of Famer has no shame when it comes to his dancing prowess.Oh, lifetime .328 hitter apparently shook his groove thang (seriously?) well enough to lead the...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss
DEAD MAN TALKING

Ex-pitcher's eerie comments on death

Former MLB pitcher turned radio host Frank Pastore made some spooky, prophetic comments about his own death, just hours before he lost his life in a traffic accident. 

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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Pete Rose's TV Show Has an Airdate

Move over Honey Boo Boo...here comes "The Hit King"!Yeah, I know...I know.Anyway.  Pete Rose has a new show starting up on TLC and now...it's got an airdate.“Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs.” will follow the life of the baseball legend and will focus on the relationship between the hits hoarder (see what I did there?) and his fiance Kiana Kim.Are Rose's kids accepting...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB Fan Cave Dweller Witness to Fatal Shootings

You remember Benjamin Christensen, right?Sure, you do.Christensen is the bearded Oregonian who, thanks to his many tattoos (he has all the Major League mascots inked down both sides of his body) and overall baseball knowledge, spent half his summer in the MLB Fan Cave.The self-proclaimed "tattooed dude" and Oakland A's fanatic is far removed from his life as a Cave...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss
OF COURSE HE IS

Jose Canseco to debut podcast

Jose Canseco announced to his Twitter followers on Tuesday night that he is launching a new podcast on Wednesday entitled "Canseco Knows Best."

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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss
BEHIND ENEMY LINES

Yankees sign Youk to one-year deal

What was once unthinkable is now a reality, as the Bronx Bombers have signed Kevin Youkilis to fill in at third base while A-Rod gets healthy. 

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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers Addition Goes Gangnam Style

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers broke the proverbial bank when they added free agent pitchers Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu to their already bloated payroll.But they only made one go "Gangnam Style" during his first photo shoot with the team.Seriously, is that how we welcome a Korean-born baseball player to the Majors?  I can't imagine that dude donned the...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Roberto Alomar Loves the Number 12

It happens all the time.  The calendar hits a certain date and people go out of their way to attach some sort of meaning to it.  October 10, 2010 (10-10-10) was "Binary Day", July 7, 2007 (7-7-07) was a day for luck and, of course, May Fourth is "Star Wars Day" (think about it).So, what do you do if December 12, 2012 is around the corner and 12 is your "...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Madison Murphy: "My Dad is a Super Hero"

Everyone has already said it, so allow me to be the next...this year, it's likely that Dale Murphy will become the 35th player to drop off the Hall of Fame ballot after 15 years.But not if his family has anything to say about it.Murphy has eight kids...and, to help their father collect the 75% of the vote needed for enshrinement (the two-time National League MVP fared best in...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss
ROCK THE VOTE

Larkin: Cheaters don't belong in HOF

2012 inductee Barry Larkin is the latest MLB legend to come out and share his feelings on the controversial 2013 Hall of Fame vote. 

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December 07, 2012  |  1 Comment

Reliever (Sorta) Has Ties to Sitcom

When the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with free agent Randy Choate earlier in the week...little did they know they were getting a reliever with ties to sitcom royalty.Sort of.I'm not really sure when the 37-year-old lefty's Wikipedia page was hacked (for lack of a better term), but the result is awesome.It just goes to show you that you can't believe everything...
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December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Another Day...Another Hunting-Related Injury

Oh, baseball...another day, another report of a hunting-related injury.Seriously?Tuesday, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed that his former teammate, Hall of Famer Robin Yount accidentally shot him in the right ear during a quail hunting incident.Wednesday, word leaked out that San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner was going to start the season on the shelf due to, get this...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Outfielder Happy to be in Boston

The Boston Red Sox continued their re-building efforts Tuesday by inking outfielder Shane Victorino to a contract worth $39 million.  And suffice it to say...the 32-year-old was excited.   “It’s great, an opportunity for me to go to an organization and a team that has had success and have won World Series in recent years," Victorino told the Maui News.  "The last...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard is Messy

I'd love to start this with some cutesy little opener about the Winter Meetings, but I just don't have it in me.This past weekend, Philadelphia Phillies star Ryan Howard tied the knot with his former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader lady friend in Hawaii and to cap off the celebration, took part in what only can be described as a bizarre "ritual".You see, after posing...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Is (Not) Fat?

You know the old adage "the camera adds ten pounds"?  Sure, you do.Last week, the New York Post published some pictures of Derek Jeter looking notso svelte.  But, days later...the New York Yankees captain waas spotted (and photographed) in what looks like an abandoned warehouse district hanging out with MLB Network's Harold Reynolds.So, what gives?  And how soon...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon is Trying Too Hard

Given half the baseball players out there (it seems) have some sort of facial hair, it's weird to think that it's been more than eight years since Johnny Damon broke tradition and grew out his chin whiskers.Now, I love Johnny Damon.  It's true.  But, unless he's up for the part of "punky younger brother" on some hackneyed ABC Family sitcom, the 39-year...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Sign Mike Napoli

As if news of Alex Rodriguez's hip surgery isn't leaving New York Yankees fans a little sour Monday morning, reports are that the Boston Red Sox have inked Mike Napoli to a three-year deal.Sure, the slugger was a touch sluggish this past season with the Texas Rangers...only hitting .227 while belting 24 home runs (down from .320 and 30 in 2011), but a change of scenery...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

A-Rod Shelved Until Mid-Season

Well, we now know why Alex Rodriguez disappeared during the playoffs.  Dude was playing with a bum hip.It was announced Monday morning that the New York Yankees superstar will be undergoing hip surgery in January and, subsequently, miss a big chunk of the upcoming season.Early estimates have the third baseman returning in June or July.You'll remember that the 37-year-old had surgery...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez Tweeted His Phone Number

Welp, Gio Gonzalez is about to get a lot more popular.  That is, of course, if this is really him.Friday, the Washington Nationals pitcher went Canseco on his close to 57,000 Twitter followers and tweeted his phone number.Twice. Be prepared for the inevitable "I was hacked" or the tweets to be removed from Gonzalez's timeline.
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Chan Ho Park is Done

After not having thrown a pitch in the big leagues in more than two years, Chan Ho Park has retired.The 39-year-old made it official Thursday during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea following one season with the Korean Baseball Organization's Hanwha Eagles.According to Korea JoongAng Daily, Park helped pack stadiums for the last place Eagles, but finished the season ...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

Red Sox spoof 'Christmas Vacation'

In an effort to, no doubt, remove the bitter taste of 2012 from the collective mouth of Red Sox nation...the team has released a humorous nod to the 1989 holiday classic "Christmas Vacation".Although it does appear to be more than Clark Griswold's 250 strands of light.  I guess it's a good thing they got David Ortiz under contract early. Your browser does not support iframes.
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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