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Luke Scott Continues to Make Friends (Not Really)

I’m starting to get the impression Luke Scott has a hard time making friends. The former Major Leaguer who ESPN’s Amy K. Nelson once referred to as “a right-wing nut, a borderline racist and a loudmouth redneck ballplayer” has been released by the SK Wyverns for allegedly being “disrespectful” to coach Lee Man-soo. According to the Korean Times, the outfielder called...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

FOX Sports 1 Anchor Has to Eat Brat Dog on Air

Former outfielder Gabe Kapler is cut like a Greek God so, it’s understandable that dude’s a health food nut.  Conversely, his FOX Sports 1 co-anchor Frank Thomas is not. And apparently, prior to Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, the pair made a bet that involved food. If Thomas won, Kapler would have to eat a “Brat Dog”…a foot-long hot dog cooked inside a bacon-wrapped...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

“Now Batting…Number 2. Mister Noodle”

I, ummm…I have no words.
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hall of Very Good™ Unveils New Award

Less than a week from the announcement of The Hall of Very Good™ Class of 2014 announcement comes this one.  In addition to three (yes, three…more on that later) inductees, The Hall will also be awarding the inaugural Glenn Burke Memorial Courage Award. From 1976-1979, Burke played parts of four seasons in the Majors, splitting time between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica tries to move on after Mariano Rivera in ESPN spot

Twenty years ago, you would’ve never seen Metallica taking part in pre-game ceremonies at Yankee Stadium or taking batting practice with the San Francisco Giants. Then again, you would’ve never thought they’d cut their hair either. Is it possible the Roll Hall of Famers have seemingly mellowed out a touch as they’ve gotten older.  Consider this, they just appeared in an...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Kent Murphy Offers Up All-Star Advice

Monday night’s Home Run Derby will, without a doubt, include a number of memorable moonshots.  Absent from the festivities (again) will be our good friend, 46-time All-Star Coach Kent Murphy. The “Dean of Dingers” hit the YouTubes over the weekend with some advice on how to handle making your respective league’s All Star Game. And speaking of the Home Run Derby. We’re...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

KISS and MLB team up on t-shirt line for some reason

From condoms to caskets…the band KISS has put their name on seemingly everything.  But it’s this latest partnership that has people scratching their heads. Saturday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers announced that they’ve entered into a partnership with Major League Baseball for some reason and are selling t-shirts.  The limited edition shirts recreate the band’s 1975 “Dressed...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig unveils All-Star haircut

Yasiel Puig has taken his fair share of knocks so far in his young career.  But regardless what the critics say, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is heading to Minnesota for this year’s All-Star Game. And dude is ready…or at least his hair is. Perhaps taking a page out of former NBA All-Star Anthony Mason’s playbook, the 23-year-old is letting his excitement over being named...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Punto's wife has hilarious reaction to controversial call

Down a run, with two outs and a guy on third…Oakland A’s second baseman Nick Punto struck out looking to end the game Friday night against the Seattle Mariners. As you might imagine…dude was pretty upset. So upset that he and his manager Bob Melvin were both ejected. Thing is, their claim the pitch was high and out of the strike zone is probably spot on. Watch. Suffice it...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Team Wants Your LeBron James Jerseys

Welp…that didn’t take long. Hold off burning those LeBron James jerseys, folks.  The New York Mets Single-A affiliate in Port St. Lucie (some two hours north of Miami) would like to put them to good use. This…according to the team. Heat fans who come to Tradition Field over the next week can trade in their LeBron James jerseys or T-shirt jerseys for a St. Lucie Mets season...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers catcher busted for pot possession

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. According to The Dallas Morning News, the 2008 National League Rookie of the Year was pulled over for speeding in the Dallas suburb of Grapevine. Friday, the injured Ranger, who is out of jail after posting $500 bond, issued a written statement. “I was stopped by Grapevine...
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July 11, 2014  |  2 Comments

Hawk Harrelson Refers to Pitcher as “Oriental”

Ken “Hawk” Harrelson’s the worst, right? Thursday, during the Chicago White Sox telecast, the longtime broadcaster referred to Boston Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa as, wait for it, “oriental”.  And the best part about Harrelson dropping the “O-bomb” is that it’s almost as if he’s correcting himself for already calling the pitcher ”Asian”.   You know, because...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Superman Banned from Ballpark?

St. Louis is a quick 1600 mile drive from the Las Vegas Strip, but it seems like they have similar problems. Less than two months after he broke up a fight outside Busch Stadium, Charlee Chartrand St. Louis Superman is, seemingly, no longer welcome at the ballpark.  This…according to the faux Man of Steel’s Facebook page. Until further notice I will not be at the ballpark....
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Accused Murderer Has Unfortunate Tattoo(s)

It’s not all that uncommon to show your allegiance to your favorite sports team via tattoo…people do it all the time. But on your face?  That’s an entirely different story. And before you ask “what kind of guy gets a tattoo on his face, much less ALL the tattoos on his face?” …I’ll tell you.   Meet Richard Magnan from Chicago.  Early Saturday morning, following...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Triple-A All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby winner gets belt

Typically, I’m not a big home run derby kind of guy, but this year…I’m going to change my stance.  Kinda. No, I’m not talking about Major League Baseball’s annual slugfest, I’m talking about the one that’s going to reward it’s winner with this magnificent bastard. The Triple-A All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby participants will taking their cuts at the home of the...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor Leaguer Has Best Day Ever

Sunday, Andy Burns hit a walk-off two-run home run to dead center to bat the Trenton Thunder 9-7 in extra innings. But that was just the beginning for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats third baseman. Not long after hitting the game winner, Burns skipped town to be with his girlfriend, Kate Schmeling, who just so happened to be celebrating her 23rd birthday.  The two went to a beach...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Minor league park engulfed by Mississippi River

The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates have shaped the identity of their ballpark based on its proximity to water. The Quad City River Bandits think that’s adorable. You see, the single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros play their home games at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, which just happens to be a stones throw from the Mississippi River. And because of its...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Samar, er, Shark Makes Debut for A’s

“Samardzija” isn’t one of those names that just rolls off the tongue. So, suffice it to say, the O.co Coliseum crowd had a little bit of difficulty welcoming their new pitcher when he made his debut Sunday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Oakland A’s acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor leaguers Addison Russell...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Why is Brandon McCarthy's wife so happy he was dealt to Yanks?

The New York Yankees picked up Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday to help out their injured pitching staff and no one could have been happier than the pitcher’s wife Amanda. Surely, Mrs. McCarthy is going to miss the friends she made while in Phoenix, but she’s more excited about what her husband will be leaving behind. And you can give the assist to the Yankees...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Papi Skips Game to Attend Daughter’s Graduation

When the Boston Red Sox took the field for the first game of a double header against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday…a familiar face was absent from the team’s lineup. Sure, David Ortiz was around for the nightcap, but where was he for the early tilt?  Was he hurt?  Was he on some sort of double secret probation initiated by manager John Farrell?!? Nope. “He’s returning...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon makes crazy comments about comeback

To say Johnny Damon is modest would be an understatement. Prior to the 2014 season, the former outfielder announced to the world that he was available to play and/or manage…but only at the Major League level.  Now, the 40-year-old would like the world to know that he’s better than half of the guys out there earning a paycheck swinging a bat on a daily basis. “When you feel...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Familiar Face Nabs Rookie’s First Home Run

While Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy were busy playing amateur dentist Wednesday night…Boston Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts was doing work. In the fifth inning, the 21-year-old went deep for his first career home run and, incidentally, his first career hit at Fenway Park. But here’s where the story gets interesting. Chris Large, the guy who caught the ball, actually faced the then...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Wednesday night, Guillermo from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” sat down with Los Angeles Dodgers stud Yasiel Puig for a “Yas-clusivo” interview. The only question I have…what took so long to make this happen?
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Supports 19-Year-Old Hunter

Man, some people simply do not like Kendall Jones. Don’t know who Kendall Jones is?  She’s the 19-year-old who, in the past couple of days has ignited a firestorm with some pictures she posted online of her recent trip to Africa. And, no, these aren’t your garden variety vacation pictures.  You see, the Texas Tech cheerleader is also a hunter and these are pictures of her...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jerry Remy loses tooth while on air

Just what kind of season has it been for the Boston Red Sox? Wednesday night, as the defending World Champs were poised to drop their third straight to the Chicago Cubs, a missing tooth became the top story. During the fourth inning of what ended up being a  route, color commentator Jerry Remy lost a tooth. Or, as his partner-in-crime Don Orsillo more accurately pointed out, it...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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