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Is Tracy McGrady Hopeful or Delusional?

When the rumors started circulating that Tracy McGrady was toying with the idea of playing professional baseball now that his 15-year NBA career is over, it was easy to dismiss them. But, no, as it turns out...dude is serious. Been working out at Constellation Field w Sugar Land Skeeters. Working on my pitch. Childhood Dream coming true. @SL_Skeeters @AtlanticLg ...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter hits spring training early

The New York Yankees first full-squad workout isn't until February 20, but that didn't stop their team captain from suiting up on Monday. Derek Jeter, who was limited to just 17 games last season because of injuries, was in the batting cage and on the field fielding grounders in front of a handful of coaches at the Yankees minor-league complex in Tampa. “Everything’s good...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Appears on "New Girl"

Is making a brief appearance on a sitcom the hot new thing if you're an athlete? A couple of months ago, Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson and retired NFL star Shawne Merriman both showed up in an episode of FOX's "The Mindy Project".  Sunday night, it was Clayton Kershaw's and Joe Theismann's turn. That's right, the Los Angeles Dodgers hurler made a "blink and...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

"Moneyball" Star Found Dead

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday. According to the New York Post, the 46-year-old star was found in the bathroom his Greenwich Village home with a hypodermic needle still in his arm.  Law enforcement sources also told the Post that they found heroin on the scene. Hoffman won an Oscar for the 2005 biopic...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams plays national anthem at Knicks game

A familiar face took center court at Madison Square Garden prior to the New York Knicks-Miami Heat game Saturday night. New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams was on hand to entertain the nearly 20,000 in attendance. Bernie Williams performs the National Anthem prior to Heat/Knicks on @espn. pic.twitter.com/spyL0jDwNM — NBA (@NBA) February 2, 2014 And in case you were...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady trying second career as baseball pitcher?

Back in September, former NBA star Tracy McGrady became a part-owner of a yet-to-be-named baseball team slated to start play in Biloxi in 2015. Now, the rumor is...the seven-time All-Star might actually be looking to suit up and pitch. During Friday night's Oklahoma City Thunder-Brooklyn Nets telecast on ESPN, McGrady's former coach, Jeff Van Gundy, spilled the beans on what...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Young to Announce Retirement

Even though he had "three good offers" on the table, Michael Young is set to announce his retirement during a press conference Friday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The seven-time(!) All-Star split 2013 between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers but it's with the Texas Rangers where he made his mark. “Michael is a leader, and he demonstrated those...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry: A-Rod is getting a 'raw deal'

Less than a week after announcing he was opening up a rehabilitation center for professional athletes who have struggled with addiction, former slugger Darryl Strawberry is speaking out about drug use in baseball. Specifically, you guessed it, steroids. "(Hall of Fame voters) are such hypocrites," Strawberry said during an appearance on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. "They want to talk...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Sign Australian Teen

A week after inking Japanese superstar Masahiro Tanaka to the tune of a seven-year, $155 million deal, the New York Yankees have, once again, looked to foreign soil for a fresh arm. But, this time, they took to the land Down Under...signing seventeen-year-old Brandon Stenhouse to a "six-figure deal" earlier this week. “It’s still sinking in and I was a bit nervous signing...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano attends Grammys with Jay-Z, Beyoncé

Nope, your eyes weren't deceiving you, yes...that was Robinson Cano sitting front and center at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. The recently inked Seattle Mariners second baseman was, presumably, a guest of his agent, superstar Jay-Z and his wife (and as equal a superstar) Beyonce.  But if you blinked you missed him during the telecast. Thankfully, dude posted a...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry to open drug rehab center

It's been nearly fifteen years since Darryl Strawberry laced up his cleats, but the eight-time All-Star is hoping to use famous name to help some drug addicts kick their habit. I know what you're thinking...isn't Darryl Strawberry opening a drug rehab center kinda like his former "Celebrity Apprentice" boss-to-be Donald Trump opening a beauty salon? Almost. You see, the embattled...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Morris: 'I'm tired of getting scrutinized'

Is it safe to talk about Jack Morris again? A couple of weeks ago the former pitcher concluded his stint on the Hall of Fame ballot, falling just short (again) of the 75% needed to be enshrined in Cooperstown.  Meaning, quite simply, we're done talking Morris until he hits the Veterans Committee ballot in a few years, right?  Probably. That is until someone asks Morris about...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Uecker to get second statue in Milwaukee

It's not uncommon for a team to honor one of their fan favorites with a statue. But...two? Yup, that's what the Milwaukee Brewers are planning on doing...honoring their longtime broadcaster Bob Uecker with a second statue at Miller Park.  But while the first one stands outside the homeplate plaza, this one will sit in the last row of the upper deck...a nod to his iconic Miller...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Bring Back Bobby Abreu

In Philadelphia...what's old, is new again. Tuesday, the Phillies agreed to bring back outfielder Bobby Abreu, inking him to a Minor League deal worth, should he make the team, a reported $800,000. "We've seen him over the last several weeks," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's been really swinging the bat well. On top of that, he's in very good shape and...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor: A-Rod Doesn't Belong in Hall of Fame

You can add Paul Molitor to the growing list of Hall of Famers speaking out against Alex Rodriguez. The 2004 inductee was asked Sunday about the recent suspension doled out to the three-time MVP and, naturally, it went right tohether or not he belonged in Cooperstown. “I know that there was not a positive drug test, but there was just cause. So, no, I don’t think he belongs...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Announces Interesting Giveaway

Alright.  I'm going to need your help on this one.  Is this bobblehead giveaway completely asinine...or a stroke of genius? Friday, the Springfield Cardinals, the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals announced their first giveaway of the upcoming season would be a rather unique bobblehead. According to the team, this "one-of-a-kind bobblehead commemorates Joe Kelly...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeopardy! contestants stumped by baseball Hall of Fame question

Tired of hearing about the Hall of Fame yet?  Turns out you can't even watch "Jeopardy!" without being slapped in the face with some Cooperstown chatter. Three recent contestants on the popular game show displayed their utter lack of baseball knowledge when given the following from host Alex Trebek:  "354 wins did not overcome the controversy as this ex-Red Sox pitcher didn't...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Looking for New Mascot

The Chicago Cubs recently revealed a new mascot for the upcoming season (and beyond).  More than two thousand miles away, the Seattle Mariners are looking for one. Kind of. No, the Mariners aren't looking to replace their popular Moose, but, rather, they're looking for someone to don the costume and cheer on the team.  Here's the actual job posting. Interestingly enough...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Nugent: Hunting 'more of a sport' than baseball, football

Why is this even a thing? Rock musician and avid hunter Ted Nugent was asked recently whether or not he thought hunting was still popular and, well, "The Motor City Madman" responded almost how you would expect. "No question it's growing.  It's very, very challenging, requiring discipline and stealth, hand eye coordination," Nugent responded.  "Deer Hunting is the ultimate...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Goose Gossage rips A-Rod, steroids users

So...you like reading about baseball, huh? Well, good luck finding anything to read nowadays that doesn't involved the words "Hall of Fame" or "steroids".  Yup, thanks to the most recent Hall of Fame debacle, er, vote and, just days later, the Alex Rodriguez suspension...you'd be hard pressed to find a story about anything else. Thankfully, this one has both. Goose Gossage...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A-Rod's Lawyer Calls Out "God-Like" Red Sox Player

Oh.  My.  This is going to get ugly isn't it? If you thought the whole Alex Rodriguez conversation was going to end once the three-time MVP was suspended 162 games by Major League Baseball...you were wrong.  And, frankly, pretty naive. Anyway.  We haven't heard from Rodriguez (yet), but his lawyer Joe Tacopina is all over the place defending the New York Yankees slugger...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Swisher Hits the Red Carpet

Sunday night, a familiar face popped up on the red carpet outside the Golden Globes...Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher. Was the slugger in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming TV show?  Probably not.  My guess he was tagging along with his wife, actress Joanna Garcia.  Now, what was she doing there? No clue. Either way...dude cleans up well. But,...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Long Island Ducks: 'We didn't make an offer' to A-Rod

Not long after the Alex Rodriguez decision was made Saturday, word hit the interwebs that the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League were interested in signing the three-time All-Star. However, that wasn't entirely the case. "We didn't make an offer...we answered a question posed to us by Newsday", Ducks General Manager Mike Pfaff told The Hall of Very Good on Monday...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is sporting an entirely new look

Look, it's not out of the ordinary for a player to experiment with a new look during the off season.  But when you make an appearance looking like a completely different person...people are going to take notice. So when Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus showed up at the team's "mini-caravan" in West, Texas on Saturday with a robust chin curtain...you can only imagine the comments...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame voter says Craig Biggio is a 'cheater'

After the 2013 vote yielded no Hall of Famers, this year's was supposed to be the one that helped baseball (and its writers) turn the corner. The whole Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens steroid debates had come and gone, Jack Morris would (finally) be off the ballot after 15 tries and with the likes of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine eligible, Cooperstown was prepared to, once again, burst...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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