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"Pudge" Set to Call it Quits

Unable to find a ride for the 2012 season, catcher Ivan Rodriguez is set to call it quits Monday in Arlington, Texas.According to sources, the plan to retire was conceived after no decent playing opportunities presented themselves this past off-season.  "Pudge" had hoped to get a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers, but, well...we all know how that panned out.The...
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April 18, 2012  |  Discuss
HOLO COW!

Is a Harry Caray hologram next?

If Dre and Snoop can bring Tupac back from the dead using holograms, then why can't Harry Caray still sing 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' at Wrigley Field? 

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April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB Toast? Yes, Please

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a "must have"...but I sure do like the idea of it.Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to a toaster that can, well...just read for yourself.The MLB Original ProToast toaster emblazons team logos across the face of fans' favorite starchy sustenance. The ProToast's twin slots sear team loyalty onto multiple slices...
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April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Greg Swindell on Brian Wilson: "He is done"

While it isn't yet official that he needs the surgery, Brian Wilson said Sunday that he was leaning toward having another Tommy John surgery on his ailing right elbow.Wait, another surgery?That's right, the San Francisco Giants closer went under the knife in 2003 while still in college and while he bounced back from that one...what are the odds of returning after a second...
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April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy: Party Animal

After a couple of lackluster years with the Chicago White Sox, Jake Peavy is getting back to normal...by partying with normal folks.You see, back when the pitcher was tearing up the National League, the former San Diego Padres pitcher was known to be quite the party animal as well (see here and here).  And if the pictures over at Deadspin are any indication...he's back, baby...
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April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Another Hall of Fame for Bob Uecker

Ho hum...another year, another Hall of Fame ceremony for Bob Uecker.  Thankfully, this one is more relevant than the last two.Tuesday, the longtime Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.But what about those last two inductions, you ask?In March 2010, Uecker found himself enshrined in the WWE Hall of...
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April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

A-Rod Joins Griffey on All-Time List

Alex Rodriguez started the season sixth on the all-time home run list.  And with one swing of the bat, the New York Yankees star tied his former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. with 630 career bombs.A-Rod took Los Angeles Angels starter Ervin Santana deep in the third inning of the Yankees home opener Friday.  It was his first of the young season.Rodriguez now trails Barry Bonds (762...
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April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson Has a Message for You

I'm not sure what evidence there was to support this previously, but I'm pretty sure Brian Wilson is officially turning his body into a college dorm room.Yup...the San Francisco Giants closer now has a tattoo of Johnny Cash flipping the bid on his calf.Sure, it's said to be "in remarkable detail", but c'mon B-Weez, mix in a t-shirt or a poster...there'...
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April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon to sign with Indians

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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

This Week in Baseball Cards: April 11

<img border="0" i$="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xp2g9kiquyU/ThFghawLbQI/AAAAAAAACI0/fi7CL0-kiE8/s1600/TWIBC.jpg" />You remember the story of Michael Schlact, right?  Of course you do.  Here's Bo Rosny with This Week in Baseball Cards.The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs pitcher has personalized his baseball glove with his Twitter handle...
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April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Cody Ross Caught LoMo-ing

Remember a couple of months ago when Logan Morrison was trying to get everyone on the LoMo-ing bandwagon?Sure you do.Well, here we are in the first week of the new baseball season and Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross has taken to emulating his former Miami Marlins teammate.  On the basepaths.Alright, alright...so it was probably just Ross relaxing at third, but, still.  Pretty funny.
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss
HE'S SO EXCITED

Texas Rangers fan has Yu Darvish Mania

It's too early to tell if the mania surrounding Yu Darvish is going to reach Fernando Valenzuela-like proportions, but to this dude...the Texas Rangers hurler is already there.I just hope his bad and hat lives up to expectations. ***Stolen from Big League Stew***
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Bernie Brewer Hates the Cubs

Say what you want, but tattoos are getting better.Real, fake or even this one...baseball fans are becoming walking, talking billboards for their favorite teams and players. Now I know I've said it before, but I think I've stumbled upon my newest favorite.And before you ask, yes...that's Milwaukee Brewers mascot Bernie Brewer with an assault rifle doing a crotch grab...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco Tweeted His Phone Number...Again

We've all seen the "never give out your personal information" disclaimers, right?Turns out...Jose Canseco has no use for them.@TNADixie call me would love to do something with tna 8189036598That's right, the embattled former big leaguer has hit the Twitters and tweeted (he's since taken it down) his phone number.  Again.Yes, dude has done it before.  Twice...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

John Axford Makes His Music Video Debut

You're going to have to try really hard to get me to watch a video online longer than five minutes.  Even harder if it's a music video.Sure, I try to mix in a viewing of "November Rain" (it clocks in at 9:08) every couple of weeks, but that's because I always thought that video had it all.And then I saw "Mo'jor League" by The Reason.This thing...
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April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs Fans Sure Are Optimistic

I know, I know.  It could be summed up thusly...what would you expect from a throng of fans that root for a team they affectionately call "Loveable Losers"?But, c'mon, Chicago.  There isn't one Cubs fan among you that doesn't believe your team will make the playoffs?  Did you miss the memo that said things are going to change by bringing in Theo Epstein...
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April 06, 2012  |  Discuss

It's a New Era for, um, New Era!

Baseball is back and with it...dawns a new era of, well, New Era cap commercials.Last year's batch showcased the rivalry between Boston Red Sox fan John Krasinski and New York Yankees fan Alec Baldwin.  This year...the cap company is taking their commercials to the Windy City and feature Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson.Question...what is with only casting NBC sitcom stars in...
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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB numbers that should be retired

Most of the times, Major League teams do a pretty good job retiring the numbers of legendary players and managers. A fan favorite returns to the ballpark, their name and number are displayed permanently and a great career is celebrated.But among the many retired numbers throughout baseball, there are some notable and sometimes strange omissions.Our good friend “Sully” has the...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss
ALGONQUIN: THE GOOD LAND

Aaron Rodgers appears in new Brewers ad

The new baseball season means new commercials.One of my favorites (so far) comes from the Milwaukee Brewers who, having lost some of Ryan Braun's swagger and Prince Fielder to the Detroit Tigers are relying on a familiar face...Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.And I'm going to tell you...dude doesn't look too shabby on the hill for the Brew Crew.Below is the...
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April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Subliminal messages found on old baseball cards

Back when I collected baseball cards, there wasn't really a market for subsets like there is now. So I used to make my own.I had pages in my card binders for All-Stars, Managers and, of course, error cards.Some were valuable (1982 Fleer John Littlefield), some, well, not so much (1985 Topps Gary Pettis)...but all of them were special. Now that I'm older, I have to admit...
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April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas is Bad at Twitter

Something tells me that when future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas lent his name to Big Hurt Beer...he didn't have the picture below in mind.  Yet, he still went ahead and re-tweeted the thing.Big Hurt Beer is available at selected locations throughout Chicago and at the end of phalic-shaped straws attached to the lips of yuck-faced bachelorettes.No further comments are needed.
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April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

This Week in Baseball Cards: March 30

<img border="0" i$="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xp2g9kiquyU/ThFghawLbQI/AAAAAAAACI0/fi7CL0-kiE8/s1600/TWIBC.jpg" />Music, museums and, well, Jose Canseco?  It's time for Bo Rosny and This Week in Baseball Cards!Kenny Loggins’s son Luke pitched the Dos Pueblos Chargers to victory this past week, crediting his relaxed attitude to...
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March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp is Hoping to Strike it Rich

What do you get the Major Leaguer who has everything?Well, if you're Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp...you buy yourself a fistful of Mega Millions tickets. But, hey, didn't Kemp just ink a new eight-year, $160 million deal this past off season? Yes. But when the jackpot is a whopping $640 million...even $20 million a year looks like a paltry.I guess when you'...
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March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

A Tale of Two Be(a)nes

Raise your hand if you remember Billy Beane's brief stint in the Majors?  Now, to those of you with your hand raised...do you remember remembering Beane when you first heard the name of pitcher Bill Bene?I do.Both gentlemen were big league busts, but...that's where the similarities end.One went on to glory to as the moneyballin' General Manager of the Oakland Athletics...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick Shows Off Championship Belt

Holy bling, Batman!  Have you seen Josh Reddick's championship belt? It's awesome.So, naturally, I had to reach out to and ask the Oakland A's outfielder who he was rooting for this weekend at WrestleMania 28...John Cena or The Rock."(I've) always rooted for Cena," Reddick told me. "He's always been about the business and takes pride in it. That...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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