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Game Review: OOTP Baseball 16

Tie ballgame. Bottom of the 10th. 2 down. Runners on 2nd and 3rd. Eddie Rosario steps up to the plate. Jordan Schafer pinch running as the winning run. It’s a dramatic opening day, 2016, here at Target Field.  This scenario, and scenarios like it run through my head every spring. They’ve existed there for years and years. Back sometime in high school, I lost the ability to play...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Officials: There Will Be No Kiss Cam at Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field’s bleachers might not be ready for Opening Day, but the ballpark’s brand new video board will be. The Chicago Cubs unveiled their 3990-square-foot video board in left field on Thursday and three things were immediately made clear. One. The thing is massive. How big? Check out this graphic. Two. The video board will not interfere with the team’s iconic hand-operated...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamie Moyer Gets Stuck on Disneyland Roller Coaster

Jamie Moyer played 108 years in the Major Leagues, but, somehow, I’m guessing nothing could have prepared him for what happened Friday. The 269-game winner was at Disneyland with his family when the unthinkable happened. Stuck on California Screamin' at Disneyland. Not sure what is more difficult, pitching in a Major League game or this pic.twitter.com/gM6qwZ2kPs — Jamie Moyer...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Milestones to Watch for in 2015

We’re just days away from Opening Day 2015 and the promise of a number of milestones being reached. Sure, many of the familiar faces are on the list (Ichiro Suzuki and, sorry, Alex Rodriguez), but c’mon, let’s face it, no one really cares that Corey Hart is just three hits from 1000. So, with that in mind…here are ten milestones to watch for this season.   10,000 The New...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

For Sale: A Picture of Joe DiMaggio’s Dong

With more than 52 million photos, it’s said that memorabilia collector John Rogers has the largest collection out there. And for the right price, a chunk of it could be yours. In July, Rogers will be putting most of his photos up for auction. Included…a 1930s picture of New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio in his Birthday suit. And what about “Joltin’ Joe” and his junk...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Own a Piece of Will Ferrell’s Epic Day

I don’t need to remind you, but back in March, Will Ferrell suited up and played for ten teams in one day. While the actor was no Joel Youngblood (look him up, kids)…it has definitely become the publicity stunt that won’t end. Now you can own a piece of it. Major League Baseball is auctioning off a ton of gear from Ferrell’s Cactus League stunt and among the items up for...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Look to #RewriteTheFuture

Talk to any Chicago Cubs fan and, much like the last 107 years, they’re liable to tell you this is the year. And no, it has little to do with any promise they may (or may not) be showing on the field. It has everything to do with a movie.  You know…that movie. Unfortunately, there are a couple things Cubs fans are ignoring. First, the obvious. There is a not a Miami team that...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Prepare Yourself for Opening Day

  This time next week (Monday) will be Opening Day. Prepare yourself now. First off, inform your place of work that you will not be there. Invent a grandparent to kill off, if you must. Cruel and manipulative? Maybe. Justified? Absolutely. Next off, make sure you have food and drink prepared. It will not be a day for healthy eating so, uhm, buy some weights or something to use during...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero Asks Twitter Followers for Help

Vladimir Guerrero hasn’t been on Twitter long (it’s been only two weeks!) and already he’s trolling “surveying” his followers. A small survey to my followers, with cap which team would like to be elected to Cooperstown?. — Vladimir Guerrero (@VladGuerrero27) March 29, 2015 Fortunately, Cooperstown will have time to figure out what cap the 2004 American League MVP as...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Not Everyone is Excited About Oakland’s Pride Night

When the Oakland A’s announced that they’d be holding Pride Night June 17 when they take on the San Diego Padres…I got super excited. Unfortunately, not everyone was as excited. @Athletics just unfollowed, want no part of that — Josh Micke (@JoshMicke) March 26, 2015 @Athletics @billybeanball What is this garbage? What does this have to do with baseball? — Tyler Brown...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback: Eddie Vedder Visits Wrigley Field

Before Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam had more than 60 million album sales to their credit and were selling out arenas across the globe, they were playing much, much smaller venues. On March 28, 1992 (23 years ago!), the success of their debut album “Ten”, brought the Seattle-based quintet to Chicago and while there, they played The Metro. Prior to what would end up being a 16-song...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wrigley Field is Starting to (Almost) Look Normal

Depending on the angle, Wrigley Field is starting to look like, well…Wrigley Field. Recap: new murals up (today) at Wrigley (below). Above is yesterday. No murals>murals (both images via @WrigleyBlog) pic.twitter.com/GeLkpLZq1Z — MLBcathedrals (@MLBcathedrals) March 27, 2015 Of course, some banners hanging from the front facade doesn’t make up for the fact that the famed...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s to Hold Pride Night

It’s no secret how The Hall of Very Good feels about Glenn Burke.  Last year we unveiled an award in his namesake and have written multiple articles and stories to try and bring his story to light.  So when I saw the following announcement on the Oakland A’s website, I couldn’t help but feel some serious…feels. On June 17th, The Oakland A’s will be celebrating the LGBT...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Linebacker Reports to Spring Training

Wednesday, Brandon Magee reported to Spring Training for the Boston Red Sox and even though he is about a month late…team officials are cool with it. You see, up until Tuesday, the outfield prospect was a linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “He’s a strong kid,” Boston’s director of player development Ben Crockett said. “He’s really athletic. And certainly you can...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Channels Paul Bunyan

Not since Jim Thome have we seen a Major Leaguer so adept at channeling Paul Bunyan. And while Madison Bumgarner has a long way to go to become the Hall of Fame-caliber player Thome is (he’s got the suspenders and flannel down pat)…he’s doing alright in the axe-wielding department. The 2014 World Series MVP got all choppy in a recent commercial for Carhartt and while I’ve...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Loses Signature Dreadlocks

According to the Bible, Samson’s power derived from his long, flowing hair.  The Pittsburgh Pirates are hoping Andrew McCutchen’s skills come from other means. Wednesday, the 2013 National League MVP chopped off his signature lengthy locks. Why? “No big reason, really,” McCutchen said. “It’s just time for a new change.” And in case you were wondering, the outfielder’s...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Might Have a Taker for Ryan Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to unload Ryan Howard…and they might just have an interested party. The team has made it public that they’d be willing to eat $50 million of the $60 million they owe Howard and the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League appear to be willing to take them up on the offer. But there’s a catch…they’d like to get their fans to...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Would You Pick to Play Roger Clemens?

Not to be outdone by the news that the Disney Channel is preparing a Mo’ne Davis biopic…Teddy Schwarzman (the dude behind “The Imitation Game”) has announced he’s planning a film based on the career of should-be Hall of Famer Roger Clemens. Okay, okay, the story of the embattled seven-time Cy Young Award is by no means competition to that of Davis, but, man…can you think...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay Rips Into A-Rod Via Twitter

What does a retired Major Leaguer pitcher do to stay relevant? Bash Alex Rodriguez, of course! And while I usually hate attempts to be relevant, I’m a big fan of what former star pitcher Roy Halladay has been up to. I always thought it was a shame how Halladay went; as a Sox fan he was my least favorite pitcher to face and as a result the Blue Jays still make me cringe a bit–after...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

That Time Some Dudes Broke Into The Astrodome

The Harris County Domed Stadium, er, Houston Astrodome hasn’t hosted a baseball game since October 9, 1999, yet…everyone still knows its name. Come to think of it, outside of WrestleMania X-7 in 2001 and playing house to Hurricane Katrina victims four years later, the dome, once dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” hasn’t seen much action since the Astros made the nearly...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Just Links This Time

Since last week had no links, this week will JUST have links! Makes sense, right? So, here we go: Some guys broke into the Astrodome in 2012. And they have photos from their adventure.   The story of the Fake Ned Coletti twitter account and how it was shut down. Don’t worry, it’s back now, partly because of this article by Jorge Arangure Jr., leading his editor to declare him...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Disney Channel to Make Mo’ne Davis Biopic

Not since Henry Rowengartner, have Hollywood executives been so enamored by a teenage pitcher. According to Variety, the Disney Channel is planning on producing “Throw Like Mo”…a biopic of Mo’ne Davis, the 2014 Little League World Series’ standout superstar. “Mo’ne is not only a topnotch athlete in three different sports,” Naketha Mattocks, VP of original movies for...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson Unloads Southern California Crib

Famed rock and roll photographer (and five-time Cy Young Award winner) Randy Johnson sold his oceanfront Dana Point house for $6.25 million. Johnson and his wife put the Southern California home on the market in November for $6.85 million, but considering “The Big Unit” made a reported $175.5 million(!) during his baseball career, a loss of $600,000 has got to be comparable to...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays Prospect Forced to Shave Off Impressive Beard

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Ryan Brett made a lot of pre-season “best of” lists. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with the second baseman’s .297 career batting average through five minor league seasons. The fuss was all about Brett’s impressive lower face foliage. On Monday, however, after being sent to the team’s minor league camp, the “Duck Dynasty” lookalike was forced...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: NCAA Basketball Tourney Teams and their Best Baseball Alums

It’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Time, so, today, I’ve compiled a list of the best baseball player from every team that qualified for this year’s “Big Dance”. They didn’t necessarily graduate, but they did go there. I’ve tried as hard as I could to make sure that these guys actually played for these schools and didn’t just merely go there during the off-season for...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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