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Braves RP to have third Tommy John surgery

Coming back from Tommy John surgery is no great feat. Returning after a second such operation is nearly miraculous…just ask Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson and New York Yankees set up man Shawn Kelley. But getting back into the swing of things following a third Tommy John operation? Yeah, Atlanta Braves lefty Jonny Venters might have his work cut out for him. Jonny Venters...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lonnie Chisenhall Hopes to Lead Mustache Revival

While the rest of the world is still clogging up social media with videos of themselves dumping water on their heads, Cleveland Indians Lonnie Chisenhall is attempting to rally his team to another worthwhile cause. Saving the mustache. Starting tomorrow The @Indians will begin growing mustaches to raise awareness for their extinction..more info to follow #growone — Lonnie Chisenhall...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Co-owner Bill Murray tears tickets at St. Paul Saints game

Since 1993, the St. Paul Saints baseball sideshow team has called Midway Stadium home. But, on Thursday night, the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball team that once, famously, helped resurrect the career of Darryl Strawberry, added a legless player to its roster and showcases a “ball pig” played its final game at the downtown ballpark. Among the record...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo’Ne Davis Heads Home to Philly…Shows Off Dance Moves

Wednesday, the city of Chicago came out in droves to welcome home the United States Little League Champion Jackie Robinson West team, but, it’s still pretty obvious who the biggest star of the tournament still is. Mo’Ne Davis. 760 miles across the country, the 13-year-old star pitcher and her Taney Dragon teammates hit Citizens Bank Park in their hometown of Philadelphia and...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rock and Roll Royalty Meet Up at Mariners Game

It sounds like the set up to potentially the worst rock and roll joke every written…Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder and Jack White walk into a baseball stadium. Now, I might not know what the punchline is, but the three troubadours were in Seattle Wednesday and hit Safeco Field to see the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers. Rock legends trifecta of Paul Simon, Jack White & Eddie Vedder...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rock Royalty Meet Up at Mariners Game

It sounds like the set up to potentially the worst rock n’ roll joke every written…Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder and Jack White walk into a baseball stadium. Now, I might not know what the punchline is, but the three troubadours were in Seattle Wednesday and hit Safeco Field to see the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers. Rock legends trifecta of Paul Simon, Jack White & Eddie...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cool stats and facts about Cubs prospect homering in first AB

Earlier this month, Chicago Cubs super prospect Javier Baez made his Major League debut in grand fashion by hitting a walk-off home run in extra innings against the Colorado Rockies. Now, three weeks later, the “Loveable Losers” called up another one of their top prospects, Jorge Soler and, well…this. Your browser does not support iframes. Yup, that was the 22-year-old rookie...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

John Rocker Confirmed for Latest Installment of Survivor

One of the worst kept secrets has been made public…John Rocker will be appearing on the latest installment of “Survivor”. That’s right, when the 29th(!) season of the popular CBS television show premieres September 24, the 39-year-old former reliever and his girlfriend, Julie McGee (a model and spray tan business owner) will be among the 18 contestants vying for the million...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ned Yost rips Royals fans for poor attendance at games

The Kansas City Royals are sitting atop the American League Central and, barring a collapse, are poised to make the playoffs for the first time since the won the World Series in 1985. Yet, for some reason, manager Ned Yost is not happy. “I know there’s different things you can do. But there’s a real need for our fans to be a part of this. We had a great crowd last night, and...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Little League Team is Bigger Than Beyonce

To say this year’s Little League World Series was a hit would be both an insanely bad pun and, well, an incredible understatement. We all already know the story of Philadelphia’s Mo’Ne Davis, the breakout star of the 2014 tournament, but thanks to their historic performance Saturday, we’re beginning to know the boys from the Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. The...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Runs Into Manny Ramirez at Airport

For the past two months, former big league superstar Manny Ramirez has lived in virtual isolation…Des Moines, Iowa. But, earlier this week, there was a sighting of the 12-time Major League All-Star by none other than…Chipper Jones? Walking thru the Des Moines airport and who do I bump into??? None other than a dreadlock-less, Manny Ramirez. Of all the gin joints…. — Chipper...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Runs Into Manny Ramirez at Airport

For the past two months, former big league superstar Manny Ramirez has lived in virtual isolation…Des Moines, Iowa. But, earlier this week, there was a sighting of the 12-time Major League All-Star by none other than…Chipper Jones? Walking thru the Des Moines airport and who do I bump into??? None other than a dreadlock-less, Manny Ramirez. Of all the gin joints…. — Chipper...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseballs Most Promising Prospects: 2014 Edition

Even as Major League Baseball teams settle down for the year’s pennant race, management is already scoping out next year’s rookies. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest prospects that could take the field next year. JORGE URIAS, P Jorge Urias, a lefty with a 97-mph fastball in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system, is barely old enough to drive, but the Dodgers might add...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseballs Most Promising Prospects: 2014 Edition

Even as Major League Baseball teams settle down for the year’s pennant race, management is already scoping out next year’s rookies. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest prospects that could take the field next year. JORGE URIAS, P Jorge Urias, a lefty with a 97-mph fastball in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system, is barely old enough to drive, but the Dodgers might add...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Honor Joe Torre

I want to hate the New York Yankees. I really do…but I can’t. The team does it right. There I said it. Saturday, the Bombers retired Joe Torre’s number 6 making his the 17th number to have been bestowed such an honor. And to coincide with the number retirement, they immortalized the former skipper with a plaque in Monument Park. “When you know the neighborhood you are in...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Honor Joe Torre

I want to hate the New York Yankees. I really do…but I can’t. The team does it right. There I said it. Saturday, the Bombers retired Joe Torre’s number 6 making his the 17th number to have been bestowed such an honor. And to coincide with the number retirement, they immortalized the former skipper with a plaque in Monument Park. “When you know the neighborhood you are in...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson Responds to CM Punk’s Challenge

The other day, CM Punk took part in the latest trend to hit the interwebs. No, the former WWE Superstar didn’t break out a hackneyed Harry Caray impression. He did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. So, who would he challenge? A fellow wrestler perhaps? Maybe he’d take his former WWE boss Vince McMahon, to task?!? Nope. He challenged his buddy, fellow straight-edge superstar, Los...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson Responds to CM Punk’s Challenge

The other day, CM Punk took part in the latest trend to hit the interwebs. No, the former WWE Superstar didn’t break out a hackneyed Harry Caray impression. He did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. So, who would he challenge? A fellow wrestler perhaps? Maybe he’d take his former WWE boss Vince McMahon, to task?!? Nope. He challenged his buddy, fellow straight-edge superstar, Los...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: T.J. McFarland does his Harry Caray impression

For some reason (and, let’s be honest…it’s probably Will Ferrell’s fault), Major League Baseball players love to imitate Harry Caray. Seriously, it’s as if anyone with oversized black glasses thinks they have an open invitation to try and sound like the legendary Chicago Cubs broadcaster.  And, mostly, they come across as hackneyed copies of the impersonation the “Anchorman”...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Win Means Cheap Gas for Twins Fans

A lot of stuff went down during the Minnesota Twins 20-6 shellacking of the Detroit Tigers Friday night, but, let’s be honest, fans of the American League Central cellar dwellers have little to be excited about. Except this. Prior to the season, gas station SuperAmerica partnered up with the team as a presenting sponsor for the entire 2014 season. And as part of that promotion...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Fan Takes Over as Team Organist

A lot of kids grow up with aspirations of playing in the Major Leagues. Debbie Rader-Clanton, from suburban Atlanta’s dream was a little different. “It’s my lifetime dream to play the organ at a Major League Baseball game,” Rader-Clanton told WXIA 11Alive. And, so, the NBC affiliate made it happen for the wedding photographer from Fayatteville, Georgia…sending her to Turner...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wife of Angels pitcher makes Twitter crack after lost no-hitter

Matt Shoemaker is, by all accounts, having a pretty decent rookie season for the Los Angeles Angels. His beard game is tremendous, he’s got that 12-4 record and, based on this tweet to Will Middlebrooks Thursday night…his wife, currently expecting their first child, is top notch. Shoemaker’s wife Danielle sent out the “butthole” message shortly after her husband gave up...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Clemens has role in upcoming movie

The Orem Owlz season is pretty much done, but fans of the team will be able to see them whenever they want thanks to the new baseball movie “108 Stitches”. You see, the Pioneer League team plays a central role in the low budget comedy about a college baseball program that needs to raise $50,000 in one day to avoid being shut down by the university. And if the trailer is any indication...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan Cranston meets hero Vin Scully

Bryan Cranston is a huge Los Angeles Dodgers fan, so it was no big shock when, during a recent Reddit AMA, the actor mentioned that his heroes were Sandy Koufax and Vin Scully. Tuesday night, the Emmy Award winning “Breaking Bad” star visited Chavez Ravine and, well…this. Tonight, @BryanCranston met his hero, Vin Scully. pic.twitter.com/W25vJxvNgT — Los Angeles Dodgers (...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Little Leaguer Wants to Meet Kate Upton

For a lot of 12-year-olds, playing in the Little League World Series, much less being on live television would be a dream come true. Clearly, Clayton Broeder has his sights set a little higher. Wouldn’t we all, Clayton. Wouldn’t we all. #LLWS pic.twitter.com/tYRAmMYBVj — Covers (@Covers) August 18, 2014 That’s right, the outfielder/pitcher from Pearland, Texas would like...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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