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Rocker kicked off 'Survivor'

Welp…that didn’t last long. After finding an immunity idol during last week’s show and virtually guaranteeing himself (and us!) another week, John Rocker was on the losing end of a tribal council vote this week on “Survivor: San Juan del Sur”. But not before he went full on Rocker. The former big leaguer who, in a 1999 Sports Illustrated interview, said some unflattering...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Mayor to World: Don’t Hate Us!

Ask any St. Louis Cardinals fan who the best fans are in baseball and they’ll tell you.  They are.  There’s even a study out there that backs it up. Ask any St. Louis Cardinals fan who the most hated team is in baseball and they’ll likely give you 29 different answers.  Unfortunately, according to The Wall Street Journal, they’d all be wrong. Heading into this year...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Star Wants Son to Play Baseball

Paul Pierce is a ten-time NBA All-Star and should be a slam dunk (get it!) Hall of Famer when his time comes. So, it would make sense, when asked, if the newly inked Washington Wizards forward would want his one-year-old son Prince to follow in his footsteps on the basketball court.  Surprisingly…that wasn’t the case. “I want him to be a baseball player,” Pierce told David...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rock Leads “Derek Jeter” Chant in Brooklyn

While WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan was in San Francisco hanging out with Hunter Pence and leading the more than 41,000 fans in the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chants, former champion The Rock was in Brooklyn going for the cheap pop. Monday night, The Rock did his best “Bald Vinny” impression and led the “Monday Night RAW” crowd at the Barclays Center to a rousing “Derek Jeter...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Goaltender Adds Derek Jeter to Mask

After a serious ankle injury put his dreams of being a professional hockey player on hold, David Leroux did what we all would do…he decided to rely on his skills as an airbrush artist. But dude wouldn’t settle for a career decorating t-shirts at a mall kiosk, he started putting his paintjobs on goalie masks.  And the results are pretty awesome. During this past off season, The...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE superstar Daniel Bryan visits Hunter Pence, Giants

Prior to the last home game of the season, Hunter Pence led the crowd of more than 41,000 in a rousing chorus of “Yes! Yes! Yes!”. However, there was no mention anywhere by the San Francisco Giants outfielder that is was WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan who started the “Yes Movement”.  Monday, prior to the Giants Game Three tilt against the Washington Nationals…seemingly all...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Finnegan is Young? You Don’t Say

Hey, didja hear the one about Brandon Finnegan pitching in the College World Series for TCU this past June? Well, if you’ve watch any of the Kansas City Royals games this postseason you have, as it appears as though TBS announcer Ernie Johnson has a love affair with the idea…having mentioned it at least 52 times. Okay. That number might be a slight exaggeration, but if the a...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Baseball Hangs Out with Mr. McMahon

Nothing to see here…just Bob Uecker hanging out with WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. To know him is to laugh and to love him. #MrBaseball pic.twitter.com/zu7w72ftkj — Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) October 2, 2014 What could be dismissed as just a photo op for McMahon and the Milwaukee Brewers longtime announcer (WWE was in Brew City earlier in the week) actually goes deeper...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What I’m Watching: 108 Stitches

With equal parts “Van Wilder” and “Major League”…the 2014 movie “108 Stitches” is a unique blend of madcap campus comedy and underdog sports movie. And, well…it actually works. From IMDb: With baseball being the last thing on these player’s minds, and dealing with one of the longest losing streaks in college history, the team of misfits comes to the realization...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rocker Report: Week Two

Rock. Paper. Scissors. Boot! Episode two of “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” gave us our second glimpse at celebrity reclamation project John Rocker. Early on into the episode we see Rocker winning a rock, paper scissor match and seemingly insta-volunteering for a one on one versus his girlfriend Julie. Surely, he had to be aware that if he lost the challenge Exile Island awaited...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Vedder: “Put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame”

Eddie Vedder is a huge baseball fan. True story. The Chicago Cubs fan has led the seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field countless times…he’s even penned an anthem of sorts for the team. Heck, alongside fellow troubadours Paul Simon and Jack White, the Pearl Jam front man recently took in a Seattle Mariners-Texas Rangers game back in August. So, is it really a shock that, before...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Fans Watch Game at Pearl Jam Concert

Prior to kicking off their fall tour in Cincinnati Wednesday night, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder held an impromptu jam session and had dinner with former Reds Bronson Arroyo and Sean Casey and even hung out with baseball’s hit king Pete Rose. Thankfully, the Reds fell out of playoff contention sometime in May (this is an estimation…not fact) or fans would have been torn between...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeters: Last Game was Like a “Funeral”

I guess it’s safe to say that Derek Jeter’s post-baseball career has begun. Not long after he hung up his cleats for good on Sunday, the former New York Yankees captain announced his new web venture, “The Players’ Tribune”…a “new media platform that will present the unfiltered voices of professional athletes”.  Thursday, he was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Staff Vies for Mustache Supremecy

Back in August, the Cleveland Indians decided to put their rugged masculinity on display…and it seems to have paid off. Thursday, the team’s superbly follicled pitching staff was named a finalist for the 2014 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year. Led by Corey Kluber, the Tribe was widely accepted around baseball as, according to The American Mustache Institute...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Rose, former Reds stars hang out with Eddie Vedder

It’s gotta be one of the more random assortment of people hanging out with each other, right? Monday, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder (who was in the Queen City to kick off Pearl Jam’s U.S. tour), baseball’s hit king Pete Rose and former Cincinnati Reds stars Sean Casey and Bronson Arroyo held court at the Green Diamond Gallery. The private, members-only club houses a collection...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jig is Up for “Johnny Rock”

From challenge beast to unlikely “Survivor” strategist? I know it’s not the popular opinion, but John Wetteland Rocker started looking pretty good in the second episode of “Survivor: San Juan del Sur”.  But, man, it sure didn’t start that way. First, the former big leaguer volunteered himself to compete in a reward challenge meant for a much smaller (Rocker is 6’4”...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Manny Ramirez Heading to Chicago?

Could Manny Ramirez end up in a Chicago Cubs uniform in 2015? Possibly. Tuesday, team president Theo Epstein talked about the possibility and, well…didn’t exactly rule it out. “I want to see whether he wants to continue playing or not before I answer that question,” Epstein said of the 12-time All-Star. “We have a really nice relationship with Manny. He did an outstanding...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Yankees Fans Ready to #FORG1V3?

Welp…that didn’t take long. The dust had barely settled from baseball’s seasonlong Derek Jeter lovefest before this happened. Now IN STOCK! Order before 1pm and it ships TODAY! #FORG1V3 http://t.co/m2aHevkNjI pic.twitter.com/NYgA2hvxM6 — vinny milano (@baldvinny) September 19, 2014 Yup, that’s “Bald Vinny” Milano, the de facto leader of the New York Yankees “Bleacher...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Big Bang Theory Gang Takes in an Angels Game

I’ve only seen one episode (it was awful), so I’m not going to sit here and pretend I know anything about the hit CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”, but it is routinely one of the top rated comedies on television and, for reasons unknown to me, continues to somehow get nominated for (and win) awards. So, yeah…someone must like it. Monday’s installment found our gang of...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Stuff That Will Happen This October, Links, and How Baseball Players May Well Be Smarter Than We All Think

The postseason is here. And, as we go through the postseason, we must know what will happen. No, I don’t mean who will win games or who will the MVP of the World Series be. I mean important stuff, like memes and stupid jokes. You know, like… Songs getting stuck in our heads. I looked at this last year. In essence, since 2007, without fail, there have been songs used in advertisements...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Stuff That Will Happen This October, Links, and How Baseball Players May Well Be Smarter Than We All Think

The postseason is here. And, as we go through the postseason, we must know what will happen. No, I don’t mean who will win games or who will the MVP of the World Series be. I mean important stuff, like memes and stupid jokes. You know, like… Songs getting stuck in our heads. I looked at this last year. In essence, since 2007, without fail, there have been songs used in advertisements...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Stuff That Will Happen This October, Links, and How Baseball Players May Well Be Smarter Than We All Think

The postseason is here. And, as we go through the postseason, we must know what will happen. No, I don’t mean who will win games or who will the MVP of the World Series be. I mean important stuff, like memes and stupid jokes. You know, like… Songs getting stuck in our heads. I looked at this last year. In essence, since 2007, without fail, there have been songs used in advertisements...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart Salute Derek Jeter

Will Ferrell, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart are regarded as three of the funniest cats on the planet.  So when the trio (along with Funny or Die) got together to produce a tribute to Derek Jeter, we should expect comedy gold, right? Wrong. Seriously.  Shouldn’t this be funnier?  Or at the very least…funny?!? Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, and Kevin Hart Say Goodbye to Derek Jeter from Funny Or Die
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Zimmermann’s No-no Provides Best Vine Ever

The icing on the cake of what ended up being a pretty tremendous day of baseball Sunday was Jordan Zimmermann’s season ending no-hitter. The 28-year-old’s no-no is not only the first for the Washington Nationals, but it is also just the fifth no-hitter to be thrown on the final day of the regular season. But none of them ended the way Zimmermann’s did…with left fielder Steven...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Konerko leaves tribute to family in infield dirt

I’m not going to lie to you, I’m kinda glad the Paul Konerko retirement train left the station long after the Derek Jeter lovefest began. Because after this last weekend of the baseball season, the longtime Chicago White Sox star’s final games have made me feel all the feels. Sox fan Chris Claeys returning Konerko’s 2005 grand slam ball, his new statue at U.S. Cellular Field…that...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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