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Wisdom and Links: America Deserves A Better Class of Fan

Go to any baseball game and you’ll find that, with certain exceptions, people don’t make much noise unless they are told to or there is something so obvious that they basically have to make noise. Oh, sure, there are often some super-fans or (on the other side of the coin) super-hecklers, but they are the exceptions to the rule. This, however, hasn’t always been the case. Let’s...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Upsets Sandy Hook Families

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…someone needs to get Chipper Jones off the internet. Friday night, the Atlanta Braves legend channeled his inner conspiracy theorist again (more on that in second) and tweeted some dumb stuff about the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that ended with 20 young children and 6 adults dead. Perhaps recognizing his error...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Montgomery Biscuits to Channel Marty McFly

Thursday, after the Brooklyn Cyclones announced their plans to hold a “Salute to Saved by the Bell” night in June, I immediately thought it could be the best Minor League promotion of the year. Turns out…that distinction lasted only a day. The Montgomery Biscuits, the Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, have come up with a theme night that might beat all others. Take...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Cyclones to hold 'Saved by the Bell Night'

By Shawn Anderson A day after “The Tonight Show” thrilled the world by reuniting most of the cast of “Saved by the Bell”, the Brooklyn Cyclones revealed their plans to host a “Salute to Saved by the Bell” night June 24. Need a reason to get "SO EXCITED" about the 2015 season? Saved by the Bell Night - June 24th http://t.co/5zZPotfc3Z pic.twitter.com/aSRvZ1C4YZ ...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter’s Girlfriend Graces the Cover of the SI Swimsuit Issue

I’m pretty certain that Hannah Davis would like to be known as more than “Derek Jeter’s Girlfriend” but for the sole purpose of continuing everyone’s seemingly perpetual hate of the former New York Yankees captain…there’s this. Derek Jeter’s girlfriend was on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday and it was announced that she is on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Dave Bergman

Foul, foul, foul, foul, foul, ball, ball, foul, ball, foul, foul, foul, three-run walk-off home run. These thirteen pitches make up what Sparky Anderson called, “the greatest at bat in baseball history.” And the man who stood there keeping that at-bat alive was a light-hitting 31-year-old first baseman who joined the Detroit Tigers as part of the trade that featured reliever...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

FOR SALE: Russell Wilson Baseball Jersey

Welp…that didn’t take long. Just days after announcing he would be joining the Texas Rangers in Surprise, Arizona for Spring Training, fans of Russell Wilson can get their own baseball jersey with the quarterback’s name and number on the back. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback has one of the more popular jerseys in the NFL, so it makes sense that companies would try and cash...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins Man (Kinda) Gets His Own Baseball Card

In January, Topps revealed that they were putting out a subset showcasing famous (and infamous) ceremonial first pitches from the 2014 season. Now they’ve seemingly added another subset for collectors to search for…cards featuring “Marlins Man”. Sure, saying “Marlins Man” (real name Laurence Leavy) has his own card is almost like suggesting the dude next to him does...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon Fired From The Celebrity Apprentice

And just like that…Johnny Damon is done. I’m not going to lie, when it was first rumored that the two-time World Series champ was going to be appearing on “The Celebrity Apprentice”…I got excited. And even though the oracle told us otherwise, we still had to be hopeful, right? I mean, this is Johnny Damon we’re talking about. Well, Monday night, during a boardroom bloodbath...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter to Appear on SNL Anniversay Show

In case you were wondering what Derek Jeter has been up to…he’s gearing up to head back to Studio 8H. Yup, the former New York Yankee captain has been listed as one of the numerous guests (including former hosts Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Justin Timberlake and plenty of others) to appear on the upcoming “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special. Sure, athletes...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: It won’t be long, but some things need to still be sorted out

It won’t be long before Spring Training begins. Just a few weeks, in fact, but some things still need to be sorted out, so keep an eye open for the answers to questions such as… Like, where’s James Shields going? Or, when will Yoan Moncada finally be able to be signed by somebody? Will any players be signing extensions between now and when pitchers and catchers report? Trades...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Camden Yards Catches Fire

While more than 110 million people were glued to their television sets watching the SuperBowl, this was going on in Baltimore. 23-16 | BALT CITY | COMMERCIAL FIRE | CAMDEN YARDS | FIRE SHOWING FROM TICKET BOOTH | BULK K/D | CHK FOR EXT #Breaking — Baltimore Metro News (@BaltMetroNews) February 2, 2015 Yeah, you read that right. One of the ticket booths at Camden Yards is on...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson is Heading to Spring Training

Russell Wilson hasn’t seen live pitching since a 61-game stint in with the Class-A Asheville Tourists in 2011, but that isn’t stopping him from hitting Spring Training. According to reports, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback is again planning on joining the Texas Rangers sometime this spring to get in some extra work. Wilson showed up last year as well. In 2013, Texas selected...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Introducing…The Big Papi Burger

With Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch his brothers set to open up a Wahlburgers just outside Fenway Park prior to this upcoming baseball, it makes all the sense in the world that they would get creative with their burger menu and cash in on their proximity to the home of the Boston Red Sox. Ladies and gentlemen…presenting “The Big Papi” burger. Did last night’s #Wahlburgers...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Reaches Out to the Boston Shoveler

If there’s any doubt as to whether or not Pablo Sandoval is going to be a fan favorite in Boston…your questions have been answered. First, some backstory. Earlier this week, after BeanTown was buried under more than two feet of snow(!), someone went out of their way Tuesday to clear off the finish line of the Boston Marathon. How cool is that? Answer…so cool the Boston Police...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Skyline Lit Up For Ernie Banks

When news spread across the country Friday that Ernie Banks had died, it’s safe to assume that everyone became (even if only for a night) a Chicago Cubs fan. Now, “Mr. Cub” is being remembered as part of the Chicago skyline. Friday, a public visitation will be held for Banks with a funeral following the next day.  The Hall of Famer died a heart attack at the age of 83. ...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun Joins Couple’s Wedding Pictures

If Ryan Braun is supposed to be a jerk, you’re going to have a hard time convincing Jesse and Janice Anderson. The newly married couple was taking pictures outside their wedding reception at a hotel in downtown Milwaukee when the Brewers slugger crossed their paths. “All of the sudden I saw that it was him walking towards us, and I could barely contain myself,” new bride Janice...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco’s Batkid is Heading to the Big Screen

Fifteen months ago, Batkid took over all the medias (social and otherwise) and five-year-old Miles Scott became everyone’s favorite crime fighter when he saved San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal (among others) from Gotham city’s worst offenders. Soon, the story of the then-kindergartner (whose leukemia has since gone into remission) will be made into a feature film. And leading...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Tribute to Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, as you no doubt heard, passed away this week at the age of 83. Still the leader in many categories for the Chicago Cubs, Banks was one of the most beloved players in baseball history. So it’s not surprising that some great articles and stories about “Mr. Cub” came out upon his tragic passing. Here are some of them: Tom Verducci on how Ernie Banks was “the ideal...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Edmonds to Join Cast of The Real Housewives?

Confession time. I was fine with John Rocker competing on “Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water” this past September. I actually, kinda wanted to see the onetime Atlanta Braves closer stick around longer than he did. I’m even okay with Johnny Damon taking his turn vying for Donald’s Trump’s attention on “Celebrity Apprentice”.  Sure, he hasn’t done much...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Mr. Cub

When Ernie Banks stepped to the plate on September 17, 1953 in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies, he made Chicago Cubs history as the franchise’s first black player. But Banks’ history-making career had just begun. At native of Dallas, Texas, who grew up with 11 brothers and sisters, Banks made his professional baseball debut with the Kansas City Monarchs in...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Social Media Mourns the Loss of Mr. Cub

Friday night, social media exploded when news of Ernie Banks’ passing was made public. At various times throughout the night, various search terms and hashtags associated with the Chicago Cubs legend were trending throughout the Twittersphere. No community was saddened more than Major League Baseball. "It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!" R.I.P to the great (Mr....
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ernie Banks (1931-2015)

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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ichiro to End Up in South Beach?

It’s not a huge signing, but all signs are pointing to Ichiro Suzuki heading to South Beach to the tune of $2 million for one year and playing for the Miami Marlins. But anytime a former MVP and ten-time All-Star is rumored to be switching teams…that’s enough to make a little splash. Currently, Ichiro and his 2,844 career hits sit behind just Alex Rodriguez (2,939 hits) on...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Harry Brecheen

Madison Bumgarner’s masterful World Series performance placed him on a very short list: pitchers who have won three games in a World Series.  Only fourteen men have accomplished the feat, dating back to Bill Dineen’s effort in the first Series. Bumgarner also added himself to an even more elite Fall Classic group as a southpaw, becoming only the fifth lefty to earn a “W...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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