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Charlie Sheen Will be in Fox MLB Booth

Charlie Sheen as Ricky Vaughn The following news has the potential to be a number of things. This can be anything from entertaining to something just short of a train wreck. Charlie Sheen will appear as the third man in the booth during this Saturday’s nationally televised game featuring the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. According to USA TODAY, Charlie Sheen will stop...
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Says: Don’t Play for the Nats (Video)

On Tuesday, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta was ejected from the game against the Washington Nationals after pine tar was found on his glove. The finding came after Nationals manager Davey Johnson requested that the umpires search Peralta. The controversy surrounds the fact the Peralta played for the Nationals in 2010, and Johnson probably received some “inside information”...
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Top Prep QB Passes on TCU for a Million Bucks

Millionaire What would it take for one of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks not to follow through with his longtime dream of playing for the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs? The simple answer is a million dollars and a professional baseball career with the New York Yankees. According to Yahoo Sports and through Baseball America’s Jim Callis, Austin Aune has left...
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Should the Knuckleball Be Banned? Dumb Question (Video)

They say that there is no such thing a stupid question. Well, I disagree. This “fan” calls a talk show on WFAN/YES, hosted by Mike Francesa, and asks if the knuckleball should be banned. Folks, here’s what makes this question dumb…The “fan” actually sounds like he knows a little bit about baseball. Look, as long as a pitcher doesn’t spit on the ball, put Vaseline on...
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 MLB Players Of The 2000s

Baseball was good to us in the 2000′s. While we were fighting steroid scandals and debates there were still plenty of stars out on the field doing great things. Some players who began their careers in the late 90′s carried their success into the 2000′s. Others careers began just around the turn of the new millennium. Some of the younger stars of today’s game aren’t lucky...
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Ichiro records 2500th MLB hit

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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Takes a Shot at Davey Johnson

Angry manager The Tampa Bay Rays were in Washington D.C. Tuesday to take on the Nationals. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Joel Peralta was on the mound for the Rays. Nationals manager Davey Johnson requested that the umpires check Peralta’s glove for foreign substances. The umps found pine tar on the glove and Peralta was ejected. Rays manager Joe Maddon wasn’t too happy...
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June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Hill Hits for the Cycle (Video)

Cycle man As the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted the Seattle Mariners, Aaron Hill became the fifth Diamondback to hit for the cycle in the club’s history. A seventh inning home run blast has the shot that secured the ever-so-rear feat. A single in the first inning, a triple in the third and a double in the fifth inning were the previous shots that led to his seventh inning opportunity...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams is Rushed to the Hospital

Rushed to the hospital According to MLB.com, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jerome Williams was rushed to the hospital during Monday night’s game. After giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks in three and one-third innings, Williams was said to be having shortness of breath in the Angels’ clubhouse. As the Angels dropped the game to the San Francisco Giants 5...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey Completes a MLB First

Baffling the League Tonight, the New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 4-0, but the real talk is of the amazing story of R.A. Dickey. With his one-hit shut-out, Dickey became the first MLB pitcher to throw back-to-back one-hitters since Dave Stieb, of the Toronto Blue Jays, completed the feat in 1988. The accomplishment had not been done in the National League since...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby V is Rapping (or Something Like That) (Video)

Bobby The Entertainer The Boston Red Sox were in Chicago this weekend for a three-game series with the Cubs. The ever-so-entertaining Sox manager, Bobby Valentine, got a chance to hit the “hip streets” of Chicago. Making good use of his time, he showed off his rapping skills and rhythmic moves. Perhaps, that’s not stating it properly…Bobby V showed off his grunting skills...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

This Ump Doesn’t Get Paid Enough For This (Video)

Umpire Doug Becker has the worst of luck when he’s behind the plate. This is the second time this has happened to this strike caller, with the first time causing a twenty-minute delay in the game. Fortunately, this didn’t happen twice in the same day, but continuous damage to this area can’t be good and can have serious ramifications. I doubt if he’s getting paid enough for...
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bruce Chen Makes Royals History

History making pinch-hitter The Kansas City Royals came into existence in 1969. Today, pitcher Bruce Chen made Royals history. Facing the St. Louis Cardinals, the Royals found themselves running short on bench players, as they were in the 13th inning of a 2-2 ballgame. With one out in the Royals’ half of the inning, pitcher Tim Collins was scheduled to bat. Manager Ned Yost, didn’t...
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June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball Back in Montreal?

The citizens show support There is a movement to bring baseball back to Montreal. The Expos were the pride of Montreal Major League Baseball from 1969 to 2004, and eight years after the team’s bitter departure to Washington D.C., there is a growing base that wants baseball back in the thriving Canadian city. According to Benjamin Shingler, of The Globe and Mail, Warren Cromartie...
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Actor Jeff Garlin Yells “Tigers Fans Suck” (Video)

Tigers fans stole his joy It’s a long-time tradition to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch. At no ballpark is this tradition upheld with more pride than at Wrigley Field in Chicago. With the Detroit Tigers in town to face the Chicago Cubs, Tigers fans seemed to take over Wrigley field. Not only did they take over, but they drowned out the Cubs...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 Spitters and Scuffers

Amid the Jose Valverde “spitball” controversy, I am reminded of times past and former players known for doctoring the baseball. It is an old pitchers’ trick to throw a ball that has been altered in some form or fashion. The purpose of doctoring the ball is to create extra movement on the pitch, which would give the pitcher an advantage over the hitter. If a ball is scuffed...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Torre is Named Manager of USA Team

Team USA Manager The United States has never finished higher than fourth in the World Baseball Classic. In 2013, the U.S. team looks to change that with Joe Torre at the helm. It was announced today, that the four-time World Series winning manager will officially manage the United States team in next year’s event. In 2006, the U.S. team finished sixth in 2006 and fourth in ’09...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Cain is Perfect

*****BREAKING NEWS***** Perfect San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain has thrown  the 22nd perfect game in MLB history against the Houston Astros.  This is the first perfect game in Giants history. Matt Cain became the 5th pitcher this season to throw a no-hitter this season, which is the 2nd perfect game this season (Philip Humber threw a perfect game on April 21).  9th Inning...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

A-Rod Ties Lou Gehrig

Atop the grand slam list As the New York Yankees visited the Atlanta Braves, the Yanks found themselves in a late hole. With the score 4-0 in favor of the Braves in the top of the eighth inning, Alex Rodriguez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and one out. As the drama would play out, the count would go full. Braves pitcher Jonny Venters knew that one mistake could dearly...
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June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers and Ethier are Close to a Deal

$85 million The new Los Angeles Dodgers owners, led by Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson, are close to inking their first major deal. As reported by CBSSports.com, the Dodgers and Andre Ethier are close to signing a $85-million, five-year contract extension. The deal is reported to include a sixth-year vesting option. This is good news for Dodgers fans, as not only will...
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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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Nats P turns to Twitter for a date

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez is off to a great start this season, and is looking to translate some of his on-field success to his personal life via social media.

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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 Best Cereal Names in Baseball

Whether it’s for breakfast or a late-night snack, cereal is deliciously fun.  So are these baseball names sliding in to a grocery shelf near you.  Crack open a box, pour the soy milk, and watch a baseball game! 5. Robinson Chirinos Catch a box of these sweet fried oats.  Chirinos is a blend of Cheerios and spanish churros, and is a favorite among Tampa Bay Rays fans....
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Did Valverde Throw a Spitball?

Spitballer? The Detroit Tigers and the Cincinnati Reds were wrapping up a three-game series Sunday night when Jose Valverde took the mound at Great American Ball Park. With the Tigers holding a 7-6 lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning, they called on their closer, Valverde, and now we have a slight controversy brewing. Cincinnati’s Devin Mesoraco was at the plate with...
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June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn owes $400K In Federal Income Taxes

Former San Diego Padres hit king Tony Gwynn, appears to be in some hot water with the government. The Hall of Famer according to the UT San Deigo owes more than $400,000 in unpaid federal income taxes According to the newspaper, Gwynn owes the government unpaid taxes from 2003, 2007 and 2009. Last year’s notice was for $209,156, with a separate one for $227,093 in 2010. It was...
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June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 2012 MLB Draft Picks Report

1. Houston, Carlos Correa, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. The Houston Astros wasted no time in making the draft’s first splash, in going after 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. He is the highest draft pick ever to come out of the Puerto Rico Academy since Ramon Castro, who was chosen 17th overall in 1994 MLB draft. Carlos, has verbally...
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June 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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