LATEST STORIES FROM HALL OF VERY GOOD

Recap of John Rocker's 'Survivor' debut

If you’re like me (and Lord help you if you are), a fan of both baseball and “Survivor”…you’ve been waiting for this day for two months. That’s right, gang, Wednesday night marked John Rocker’s debut on the hit CBS show. The former big league closer and homophobe (he’d prefer you NOT call him a “bigot”) had been heavily promoted by the network since the cast list...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo’ne Davis is Heading to Cooperstown

Mo’ne Davis has been virtually everywhere since she pitched her team into the history books this past summer. Now, the Little League darling is heading to Cooperstown. Thursday, Davis (along with some of her teammates) will be at the Hall of Fame to present the museum the jersey she wore during her historic victory at the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series. Also on hand...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter is Looking a Little Plastic

As if the Derek Jeter lovefest needed another chapter…here it comes. You seen the commercials, the city specific celebrations and the celebrity shout outs, now…this. Yes.  The top ten moments from the retiring New York Yankees captain re-created by the very Lego-like (but don’t call them Legos!) OYO Sportstoys.
Via Hall of Very Good
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kolten Wong Needs to Brush Up On His Bible

Athletes including a Bible verse beneath their signature isn’t all that uncommon.  But an athlete including a Bible verse that doesn’t exist?  Yikes. According to Deadspin…that’s exactly what St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong did when he autographed a ball for a fan and included the fictitious “Psalms 3:16″. A quick glance at other Wong autographs on...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Walk Through Hell In A Gasoline Suit, If There’s Another Dollar To Be Made – The Commercials of Pete Rose, Kool-Aid Savior

By now, you probably have seen Pete Rose’s new commercial for Skechers. However, Charlie Hustle is no stranger to the advertising game. In fact, it’s one of the top three things he is most famous for on my list of the five things Pete Rose is most famous for: All-Time Hit King, Member of the Big Red Machine, 17-time All-Star, etc. Banned for Betting Advertisements Member of...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Walk Through Hell In A Gasoline Suit, If There’s Another Dollar To Be Made – The Commercials of Pete Rose, Kool-Aid Savior

By now, you probably have seen Pete Rose’s new commercial for Skechers. However, Charlie Hustle is no stranger to the advertising game. In fact, it’s one of the top three things he is most famous for on my list of the five things Pete Rose is most famous for: All-Time Hit King, Member of the Big Red Machine, 17-time All-Star, etc. Banned for Betting Advertisements Member of...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Walk Through Hell In A Gasoline Suit, If There’s Another Dollar To Be Made – The Commercials of Pete Rose, Kool-Aid Savior

By now, you probably have seen Pete Rose’s new commercial for Skechers. However, Charlie Hustle is no stranger to the advertising game. In fact, it’s one of the top three things he is most famous for on my list of the five things Pete Rose is most famous for: All-Time Hit King, Member of the Big Red Machine, 17-time All-Star, etc. Banned for Betting Advertisements Member of...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Walk Through Hell In A Gasoline Suit, If There’s Another Dollar To Be Made – The Commercials of Pete Rose, Kool-Aid Savior

By now, you probably have seen Pete Rose’s new commercial for Skechers. However, Charlie Hustle is no stranger to the advertising game. In fact, it’s one of the top three things he is most famous for on my list of the five things Pete Rose is most famous for: All-Time Hit King, Member of the Big Red Machine, 17-time All-Star, etc. Banned for Betting Advertisements Member of...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams Makes History Against Oakland

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is 4-0 against divisional rival Oakland A’s this season. Close behind is Jerome Williams with three wins. The Philadelphia Phillies righty is no Hernandez, but Williams is the one that made history Saturday night against Oakland with a 3-0 victory. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 32-year-old became the first pitcher to beat one team...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kalamazoo Congratulates Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter might be synonymous to New York, but let’s not forget that dude was raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The southwest Michigan city honored it’s hometown hero with a cap tip video of their own. It’s corny, sure. But considering people closely associate the retiring Yankees captain as being from the Big Apple and not the Midwest…why not put together a video reminder...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Apologizes to Young Fan

Pittsburgh Pirates fan Bryce Robison had one wish for his sixth birthday…have Andrew McCutchen show up to his party. But, since the Pirates had a day game against the Chicago Cubs and the drive from Wrigley Field to Edison’s Entertainment Complex (where the party was held) is nearly five hours, the 2013 National League MVP was, understandably, absent. Oh…and he’s Andrew FREAKIN’...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Would I Like Some Cotton Candy? No Thanks

Not that any of you have gone to a baseball game with me (and if you wanted to take me…I’m totally down), but I never purchase food or drink that has been paraded around the park by a vendor.  Why you ask? This. Yup, that’s cotton candy on the floor of Busch Stadium…allegedly left there by a ballpark vendor who had to answer the call of nature. “The floors were wet....
Via Hall of Very Good
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon asks fans to send in charity shirts, wears them

Joe Maddon has pulled some pretty interesting stunts out of thin air in his time with the Tampa Bay Rays. But for the last eight weeks, the bespectacled skipper has been doing something pretty cool and it all started with a simple tweet to his more than 172-thousand followers. Send in your charity’s T-shirt & I will wear it at a postgame press conference. I’m an L+. Send...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Throws Immaculate Inning

I feel like we’ve been here before. The scene is Tropicana Field and the event…an immaculate inning.  However, this time it wasn’t Tampa Bay Rays reliever Brad Boxberger striking out the side Wednesday night, it was New York Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy doing the deed. In the seventh inning, the righty joined Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson and a number of other...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Korean Mayor Gets Egged for Moving Stadium

When the Atlanta Braves announced that they would be leaving Turner Field for Cobb County, Braves were irate.  Matter of fact, they still are. Once the braves move to Cobb county .. I will no longer be a fan — FALCONS 1-1 (@SheScream_Nkosi) September 15, 2014 I loved the Braves growing up but with this whole Cobb County debacle I think I’m done with them. New SunTrust looks...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley’s First Pitch as “Turrible”

Charles Barkley was in Chicago Tuesday night and the NBA Hall of Famer hit Wrigley Field to see the Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds. Also on the docket, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. And, like so many of these things that get mentioned nowadays…it did not go well. Is anyone surprised? Feel free to insert your own 50 Cent joke here. Your browser does not support iframes...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton posts pic showing face is looking better

Last Thursday, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was blasted in the face with an 88-mph fastball resulting in “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial laceration requiring stitches”. Tuesday, the slugger (and National League MVP candidate) took to Instagram to post an update as to how he’s doing.  And, well, considering dude had broken teeth...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Shows Drugs Are Still An Issue In Baseball

Last season, people wanted to truly believe what they were seeing. Chris Davis, a guy who was an average player at best in his professional career up to the beginning of the 2013 season, slugged 53 home runs for the Baltimore Orioles. He was in the running for the American League MVP, and he was a leading vote-getter in the All-Star game. His down season has frustrated people in...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Has Questionable Taste

That sound you heard Saturday night was me losing respect for Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona. Tito: “It probably doesnt speak to my maturity but I really like the Zooperstars. I love them. Harry Canary. Clammy Sosa. I love those guys” — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 13, 2014 I mean, it’s one thing to think it…but for the two-time World Series-winning...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bochy family makes history

In the 20th round of baseball’s 2010 Amateur Draft, the San Francisco Giants selected Brett Bochy, son of manager Bruce Bochy. Saturday night, the Giants made history against the Los Angeles Dodgers when the elder Bochy called on his son to pitch in the sixth inning. You see, of the handful of instances where a son has played for his dad, the Bochys are the only manager-pitcher...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Rose is Selling Shoes Now?

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Pete Rose doing commercials and if a quick search of YouTube and this latest spot from Skechers are any indication, we’ve been robbed of some gems. Now, I’m not going to lie, I’m not even sure who Skechers is trying to sell shoes to (nurses…children?), so I can’t comment on whether or not securing Rose as a pitchman is a good best...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH:Garth Brooks takes batting practice in Chicago

Garth Brooks just started his latest world tour…but that didn’t mean the country superstar couldn’t take a break from his unprecedented seven-night, eleven-night stint in Chicago to take in a little batting practice. That’s right, the full-time country crooner-turned-part-time spring training sideshow (he’s played with the San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Kansas City...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Ray Rice, Links, and The Need For A Minor-League Office

First off, I want to start this on a bit of a downer and point out something: A Ray Rice situation could just as easily happen in baseball. In fact, it probably already has, it just wasn’t filmed. And, sadly, in our society, it appears “we”, as a culture, only care about domestic abuse when it’s filmed. That commentary is for a different place, but what I said about baseball...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

KISS Joins Derek Jeter Lovefest

By the time this season long Derek Jeter lovefest is complete, I’m pretty sure every man and woman across the country will have congratulated the retiring New York Yankees captain. The latest to heap adulation to Jeter…WWE Superstars John Cena and Big Show and recently minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers KISS. Wait…KISS? Why?!? And, yes, that was the “God of Thunder” proclaiming...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Fiers takes to Twitter to apologize to Giancarlo Stanton

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is having, arguably, his best season as a big leaguer and after one errant pitch…it’s likely done. Down 4-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers, the 24-year-old MVP candidate took an 88 mile per hour Mike Fiers fastball to the face and, according to the Miami Herald, suffered “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Hall of Very Good
"The Hall" follows baseball milestones, Cooperstown chatter and is a look at who should and shouldn't be honored as the greatest in baseball. After that...it gets totally sidetracked. So...step up to the plate and enjoy.
Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker