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Jose Canseco Continues to Not Disappoint

Are you like me...were you ecstatic to find out that Jose Canseco had gotten another chance at pro ball when he signed a one-year deal to play for the Worcester Tornadoes?It guaranteed us all at least another year of  "Cansecomaniacs" getting their fill of Canseco infused shenanagins.Well, sometimes, the punchlines write themselves.According to Deadspin, the embattled...
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May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds to Honor Chipper Jones

When I heard that Chipper Jones was retiring I was worried that he'd be subjected to the hackneyed "farewell tour" gifts every time he came to town.And, well, I was right.But, the Cincinnati Reds are doing it different.  And this, well, this...I like.According to The Outside Corner, the Reds will be putting a "jewel" on the side of all of the bases celebrating Jones...
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May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

The Phillies Bring Back Pat Burrell...Hilarity Ensues

You're never going to see Pat Burrell get his day in Cooperstown, but, thankfully, that didn't stop the Philadelphia Phillies from bringing back the fan favorite for one more game.Saturday, "Pat the Bat" was back in uniform and retired as a member of the Phillies."It doesn’t seem that long ago, really, that it started," the 35-year-old said. "...
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May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth Jersey Sells for $4.4 Million

There's been a lot of talk lately about who is selling what and for how much at sports memorabilia auctions lately.This is another one of those stories.Over the weekend, SCP Auctions announced that they sold a uniform once worn by Hall of Famer Babe Ruth for, wait for it...a record $4,415,658. And in case you were wondering, the previous high for a piece of sports memorabilia...
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May 21, 2012  |  Discuss
PITCH PERFECT

Kerry Wood ends career with strikeout

I've done my fair share of blasting the Chicago Cubs. Some of it was warranted...plenty of it wasn't.But how they handled Kerry Wood's sudden retirement Friday was pure class. They let him face one more batter.And in front of 35,000 cheering Chicagoans, the big righty exited the same way he began...striking out the batter. On April 12, 1998...it was Mark Grudzielanek...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

"Kid K" Calls it Quits

According to ESPNChicago.com, Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is calling it quits today.Sure, it's not Earth shattering news, but when a veteran ballplayer just up and quits...it's worth mentioning.The big righty hit the scene in 1998 with all the promise in the world.  In just his fifth start, "Kid K" matched Rogers Clemens' record of 20 strikeouts in a game...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Joey Votto...Meet Keith Hernandez

At an early age, we're taught (while playing any game) to focus on what's going on in front of us.But, when your name is "Joey Votto"...you probably don't need to listen to my advice.Either way, I've gotta wonder how and why the brief encounter between the Cincinnati Reds superstar and New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez went down.I'm not complaining...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is (Probably) a Zombie

I know that over the past couple of years, everyone has done stories on Sammy Sosa's skin and while I'm not trying to beat a dead horse...is this even possible?According to occasionally reputable MediaTakeOut.com, the former slugger's skin has died.  What?!?Sammy Sosa stepped out yesterday in NYC. His face was looking CRAZY. After a year of bleaching his skin has virtually...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss
HE'S ON FIRE!

Wilson: Hamilton 'might break' record

Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson believes that Josh Hamilton, his former Rangers teammate, might very well break Barry Bonds' single season home run record.

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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss
ALL HANDS TEAM

Dan Majerle makes one-handed grab on double

When Arizona Diamondbacks centerfielder Gerardo Parra ripped a Matt Cain pitch deep to right center Saturday afternoon...we might have witnessed one of the best catches of the year so far. But, it wasn't made by anyone on the San Francisco Giants. It was made (casually) by former NBA star "Thunder" Dan Majerle. The current Phoenix Suns assistant coach was, wait for...
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May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals Retire Tony LaRussa's Number

Well...that didn't take long.A little more than six months after Tony LaRussa led the St. Louis Cardinals to their eleventh World Series title, the team retired his number.''It's not something you think about, or expect,'' the team's longtime skipper said.LaRussa took to the podium at Busch Stadium wearing all three of his championship rings...the two...
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May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter..."Survivor" Fan

When the finale of "Survivor: One World" hits the air Sunday, it's possible that the show's host, Jeff Probst, might not be the most popular guy in the room.That is, of course, if New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter makes good on a promise he made to one of the contestants back in Spring Training.You see, one of the shows contestants, Troy "Troyzan"...
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss
DIAMOND VISION

Jon Hamm to star in baseball flick

The 'Mad Men' star is set for the lead role in a movie about the two cricket players from India who came to the U.S. and signed deals with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

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May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

CM Punk Invades Wrigley Field

Say what you want about the Chicago Cubs (and God knows I've said my fair share), but inviting people up to the pressbox to sing out "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is one of baseball's best traditions.With or without a holographic Harry Caray  .Seriously though, how awesome is this picture of WWE Champ, Chicago native (and Steve Bartman hater) CM Punk doing the...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Andy Pettitte to Start Sunday

After his brief retirement, Andy Pettitts is set to make his return Sunday when his New York Yankees play host to the Seattle Mariners.In his four starts in the minors, the 39-year-old gave up 10 runs in 17 innings.  He struck out 13 and walked just three. This will be his first start at the Major League level since he took the mound against the Texas Rangers during the 2010...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Pay Tribute to MCA

When word hit the New York Mets clubhouse that Adam "MCA" Yauch of The Beastie Boys passed away Friday, Justin Turner and Scott Hairston had one thought on their minds.Tribute.So, for one night, the Mets starting lineup abandoned their normal walk up music and, in its place, went with something from the Brooklyn-bred trio.  Even David Wright, who normally uses the Beastie...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss
BAD MEMORIES

Buckner Ball sells for big money

The infamous Bill Buckner ball from the 1986 World Series between the Mets and Red Sox sold for big bucks at a recent auction.

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May 04, 2012  |  1 Comment
PARANOID AND ROID

Canseco wants your All-Star vote

Everybody's favorite mad tweeter recently asked his "Haters and Cansecomaniacs" to do their part to get him in the 2012 All-Star Game courtesy of a write-in vote campaign.

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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Unique Baseball Card Set Up for Auction

This past week, supercollector Seth Swirsky put his entire baseball memorabilia collection up for auction through Heritage Auctions.But that’s not the only auction that is of interest to baseball card history buffs.Over at Robert Edward Auctions, they're auctioning off a 1970 Topps Teammates set. But here's the catch. This set was produced only for Topps employees and...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Bo Knows Cycling? Apparently

Four days and 300 miles later, Bo Jackson's charity bike ride across the state of Alabama came to an end Saturday and along the way, the former two-sport star raised more than $400,000 for the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund."Bo Bikes Bama" was designed as a way to raise money and awareness for the continued recovery from storms that devastated Alabama one year...
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper to Debut Saturday

According to everyone on the internet (and, yes, I pretty much mean everyone), mega-prospect Bryce Harper is set to make his debut Saturday when his Washington Nationals take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.The move comes after the club's placement of Ryan Zimmeran on the 15-day disabled list.The 2010 number one overall draft pick is hitting just .250 with one home run in 82 plate...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

"Buckner Ball" Headlines Spectacular Auction

One of my favorite people to talk to in the world is Seth Swirsky.  So, naturally, when I saw that he was partnering with Heritage Auctions and putting his entire baseball memorabilia collection (save one item…more on that below) up for sale, I had to reach out to him.First, about that auction.  But, where to start?From jerseys to baseballs.  Handwritten letters to game used...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

This Week in Baseball Cards: April 26

<img border="0" i$="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xp2g9kiquyU/ThFghawLbQI/AAAAAAAACI0/fi7CL0-kiE8/s1600/TWIBC.jpg" />A week after it was revealed that Brian Wilson got a Johnny Cash tattoo this past off season, the San Francisco Giants clsoer underwent season ending surgery on his bum right wing.In true Wilson fashion, he hit Twitter and...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Paul Korneko Reaches Home Run Milestone

He's already off to a great start this season...so why not add in a milestone.Wednesday, Paul Konerko became just the 48th player in Major League history to reach 400 career home runs when he sent a Grant Balfour offering deep to left to force extra innings against the Oakland Athetics.And the best part...he did it in grand fashion.  The milestone homer was also the slugger...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy 40th Birthday Chipper!

Sure, he's not the oldest guy in the league (we all know who holds THAT distinction), but I think it's fair to say that Chipper Jones is having one heck of a birthday.Matter of fact, the Atlanta Braves third baseman celebrated his 40th birthday in pretty much the same way he's celebrated most of his birthdays in the league...he caught fire.Thirteen times, Jones has...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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