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Ten American League Milestones to Watch For

With the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season just around the corner, it’s time to check out some upcoming milestones. And unlike years in the past where The Hall has broken down the leagues division by division…we’re going league-by-league.Yesterday, we took a look at the milestones on the horizon in the National League.  But today…it’s all about the American...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss
MAKE A DENT

Jayson Werth hits own truck with home run ball

So...didja hear the one about the mammoth blast Jayson Werth hit Sunday?Well, as it turns out, the Washington Nationals outfielder hit his own truck with the first inning homer off New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvery."It just left a hole in the Earth where my truck used to be," Werth said of the estimated 492-foot moonshot that ricocheted off the front bumper of his pickup...
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March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Ten National League Milestones to Watch For

With the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season just around the corner, it’s time to check out some upcoming milestones. And unlike past years when The Hall has broken down the season division by division…we’re going league-by-league.Up first…the National League!2598With 604 career home runs, Philadelphia Phillies slugger Jim Thome is going to continue to move up...
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March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

"Minor League Guy" Makes an Impression

Oscar Taveras might just be the most popular "Minor League Guy" left in Spring Training...and he's got a Major League gaffe (see below) to thank.You see, during Saturday's St. Louis Cardinals game against the New York Mets, the CG Operator for Fox Sports Midwest falied to update the lower third graphic when Taveras entered as a pinch runner.Ooops.But Taveras is...
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March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenny Loggins' Kid (Soft) Rocks on the Mound

What is it about pitching and singing?  Follow me on this one.Over the last few months, we've heard about former pitcher Joe Magrane daughter's stint on "American Idol" and Dwight Gooden's son's blossoming hip hop career.Well, it goes the other way as well.Apparently Luke Loggins, son of Kenny Loggins, is quite a stud on the mound.  This past week, dude led...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

This Week in Baseball Cards: March 23

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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

The Ichiro Exhibition Room Sounds Awesome!

Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics square off in Tokyo to mark the opening start to the 2012 baseball season.Now, before we debate whether or not it should be considered Opening Day, ask yourself this...would you go to a museum dedicated solely to Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki?His parents sure hope so.Ichiro's father, "Chichiro" ("chichi"...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss
JUST WHAT WE NEEDED

Canseco ex to star in reality show

Jose Canseco's ex-wife Jessica is slated to star in a new reality series entitled Hollywood Exes, which will also star the former wives of such celebrities as Will Smith and Eddie Murphy.

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March 22, 2012  |  1 Comment

2012 is it for Chipper

It's been hinted at, joked about and rumored...but now it's official.  2012 will be the swansong for Atlanta Braves superstar Chipper Jones.The 39-year-old announced Thursday that this upcoming would be it.So if you're paying attention to the "Chipper Jones Milestone Watch"...dude is at 2615 hits, 526 doubles, 454 home runs and 1561 RBI for his storied career...
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March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Eric Davis...Batting Stance Guy Part Two?

How do you know when the "least marketable skill in America" is actually marketable?You've appeared alongside David Letterman, written a book and, if the clip below is any indication...former Cincinnati Reds superstar Eric Davis is stealing your schtick.Ladies and gentlemen...we're through the looking glass.But...can Davis do Batting Stance Guy's stance?...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss
INSPIRATIONAL STORY

Blind fan embarking on ballpark tour

Reggie Deal's trip begins in his home state of Texas at a Rangers game and will take him to 30 major league ballparks in 30 days. Deal is blind, a cancer survivor and will be traveling on his own.

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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss
BITTEN BY ACTING BUG

Video: Rays' Ben Zobrist appears in short film

If watching Ben Zobrist has taught us anything...it's that the Tampa Bay Rays utilityman is versatile. In his six seasons in the bigs, dude has taken the field at every position except pitcher and catcher.And now, the 2009 All-Star can add "actor" to his resume.Zobrist is set to make his movie debut (alongside his wife Juliana) soon, having filmed a cameo appearance...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball Responds to NCAA Upsets

Even though Spring Training is in full swing and the regular season is just weeks away, it seems most Major Leaguers have one thing on their minds.The NCAA tournament.And, like most of us, a number of them took to the Twitters on Friday to sound off on the status of their brackets.@FrankHerrmann56 (Frank Herrmann, Cleveland Indians)If Mizzou loses this one at least I don't have...
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March 17, 2012  |  Discuss
OK, CALL IT A COMEBACK

Andy Pettitte signs with Yankees

According to numerous reports, the veteran left-hander, who has been in Yankees camp as a special instructor, and the team have inked a one-year minor league deal.

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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

This Week in Baseball Cards: March 16

<img border="0" i$="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xp2g9kiquyU/ThFghawLbQI/AAAAAAAACI0/fi7CL0-kiE8/s1600/TWIBC.jpg" />The San Diego Padres did a really nice thing by donating over 11,000 Little League uniforms to various teams in the local area. Here’s Bo Rosny with a look at some former Major Leaguers in their old Little League duds.Here’s...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss
LIP SERVICE

Brewers closer backs mustache law

Brewers closer John Axford is backing a new law that supports people who wear mustaches. Wonder why he's supporting it.

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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss
STAYING ALIVE

Chipper backtracks on retirement talk

Just a day after saying his body wasn't holding up well and that he might not last the season, Chipper Jones backtracked.

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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The Iron Sheik Enters the Canseco-Shaq Battle

Ladies and gentlemen...the Twitter battle (albeit mostly one-sided) between Jose Canseco and Shaquille O'Neal has just gotten crazy.Enter The Iron Sheik.As it turns out, the 68-year-old WWE Hall of Famer is hitting the Twitters...trying to mix it up with the two heavyweights.  And, really, why wouldn't he be?The @josecanseco try to f*ck with the @shaq he not the Virgil he...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss
FROM BALLADS TO BASEBALLS

'Idol' champ back on the mound

Scotty McCreery, who won last season's edition of American Idol, was back on the mound and pitching for his high school baseball team in North Carolina.

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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Tommy Lasorda Kills Off Former Dodger

It wasn't that long ago that paying attention to Tommy Lasorda's Twitter feed was a daily requirement.  I think it's time to re-visit that stance.Today, the former long-time Los Angeles Dodgers skipper killed off Jim Wynn.Happy birthday to Raul Mondesi, 2004 HR hero Steve Finley, Darryl Strawberry, and Jimmy Wynn who would have been 70 years old today.Problem is, you...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp Unloading Condo

In what seems to be a growing trend (or at least it's being reported more), you can add Matt Kemp to the expanding list of baseball players selling their multi-million dollar pads.Apparently, the Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star is looking to unload his "fancy-schmancy LA condo" for a mere, wait for it, $2.5 million.This...from the Thirty Mile Zone.The swanky 2-bdrm, 2...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

More Baseball Movies for Josh Reddick to Avoid

According to the Boston Herald, former Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick knew nothing about the Oakland A's when he was traded this offseason.So what did he do?  He did exactly what every 25-year-old male would do...he turned to movies.  That's right, dude apparently watched "Moneyball" on his flight out West to expand his knowledge.Was it helpful?"Not really...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco is Still Calling Out Shaq

Remember, last fall when Shaquille O'Neal asked UFC president Dana White to set up a fight between him and Jose Canseco?Well, much like a sitcom storyline that begins in November and lies dormant until the weeks leading up to the next sweeps period...this argument has, once again, manifested itself via the Twitterphere.That's right, lost in the latest Canseco social media meltdown...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss
FATHER TIME

Big Papi is not the pappy

David Ortiz got some good news recently in what looked like a bad situation. He took a paternity test, and the results were ...

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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss
CUB-RICULUM VITAE NEEDED?

Cubs post job listing on CareerBuilder

The Chicago Cubs are in the market for a new ball boy or ball girl, so they have posted a listing on employment website, CareerBuilder.com.

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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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