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Tommy Bahama celebrates future Hall of Famer David Ortiz

Tommy Bahama's 2016 MLB "Collector's Edition" shirt features future Hall of Famer David Oritz. The three-time World Champion and nine-time All-Star's final season will be honoured in style as only Tommy knows how. Doug Wood, Tommy Bahama CEO, is thrilled with the latest edition to their collection. The relationship with Major League Baseball only continues to grow stronger with...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Wildcat Will Sheridan talks sports, music, and being a voice for the gay community

Will Sheridan was a four-year starter for the Villanova Wildcats from 2003-2007. During his freshman year he came out to his roommate and his life was forever changed. Sheridan has embraced who he is and has become a role model to young people as well as to others all over the world. He’s not just an ex-basketball player; he is a gay man with a G.I.A.N.T. voice. He has transformed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Blue Jay speedster Crouse signs with Indy Barnstormers

Long-time Toronto Blue Jays prospect Michael Crouse has signed with the independent Lancaster Barnstormers. Crouse, who has been off the radar this past year due to injury, is looking to springboard back in to the eyes scouts in 2016. Even though he may not be on an affiliated roster come opening day, at 23 years old, it's only a matter of time before he catches the eyes of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

UP17 provides MLB quality instruction at your fingertips

A growing list of Major League players will now have the opportunity to critique aspiring baseball players via the click of a button. UP17 is focused on providing Major League quality instruction to all its clients, specifically on the fundamentals of the game and the skills that you will make you successful. UP17 is a one-on-one professional experience without leaving the comfort...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays take a flyer on durable Independent arm

The Toronto Blue Jays, almost always known for their powerful bats, have made a splash in the arms department. Last week the Jays made headlines by signing ex-National, Drew Storen to a one-year $8.375mm contract. In a little known move, they also inked a durable independent arm from the American Association's Kansas City T-Bones' Bobby Doran.  The reigning American League...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cricket star Kieran Powell takes his shot at Major League Baseball

Kieran Powell is one of the most talented batsmen in cricket. At age 25, he’s played at the highest professional level including his Twenty20 debut at age 16. Powell is also one of only 81 players in history who have scored centuries in both innings of a Test match. The first century was recorded in 1909. It was recently announced the Powell, who has dealt with some contract...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Colabello tops list of influential Blue Jays

Leader: Jose Bautista. MVP: Josh Donaldson. Masher: Edwin Encarnacion. All three are could be MVP. Having each of them in the lineup is a nightmare for opposing pitchers. Bautista had one of the most memorable home runs in Toronto Blue Jays history and his bat flip was legendary. Josh Donaldson and his man-bun crushed opponents earning him the American League's MVP, becoming the...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Dr. Patrick Kerr discusses his Kerr Collar and NFL Safety

Concussions and player safety s a topic that is top priority in the NFL. With the recent premiere of "Concussion" in theatres starring Will Smith, people unfamiliar with the topic will have their own opinions, thus shining a brighter light on the game watched by millions every week. But it's more than concussions that are hurting the players. Recently, I spoke with Dr, Patrick Kerr...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava continues to live the dream, signs with Angels

Daniel Nava is a World Series Champion. In 2006, undrafted out of Santa Clara University, odds are he didn't think that was possible. Eight years later he's still in the big leagues and recently signed a 1-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels for $1,375,000. Nava’s 2006 senior season at Santa Clara University was anything but regular. He batted .395 with 37 RBI and had a...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Herren continues to promote the good in everyone

A couple years have passed since I talked with former NBA Player Chris Herren. Over the past couple years, the words Herren speaks have taken on a life of their own. His message is heard loud and clear amongst many people and organizations all over the world. It was with great honour that I spoke with the man responsible for making "being yourself" a phenomena across schools everywhere...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Notorious Conor McGregor uses psychological warfare to his advantage

This weekend the world witnessed "The Notorious" Conor McGregor shock the MMA world when he knocked out the legendary Jose Aldo Jr. in 13 seconds. The shocking win has netted him more than $500,000, but more than likely has shot his net worth into the stratosphere. What is even more impressive is the never ending mind games that McGregor has played against his opponent. For over...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinny DiFazio has breakout season with St. Paul Saints

The St. Paul Saints have resigned the reigning American Association Player of the Year, Vinny DiFazio. DiFazio, who hasn't had your typical route through professional baseball, spent the majority of his career in the Texas Rangers organization. Prior to being drafted, he encountered health problems that nearly derailed his career before it got started. In the midst of his first...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Myles Jury reevaluates training to make championship run

UFC Fight Night on December 19 will see Myles Jury square off against Charles Oliveira. This will be Jury's first fight since January 2015 and a lot has changed. He's revamped his diet, dropped to another weight class and also switched gyms. "Fury" is in the best possible position of his career and he's poised to make a championship run. Jury spoke with The GM's Perspecitve and...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Chavez named Pacific Association MVP

Matt Chavez just had one of the best seasons in minor league history. Chavez, a former 44th round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2010, was named MVP of the Pacific Association after putting together a season to remember. In 66 games he belted 31 home runs and drove in 85, both led the league. His .383 batting average was good for second in the league (.384). if that...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlantic League welcomes newest team: New Britain Bees

Come the beginning of 2016 season, the Atlantic League will welcome its newest franchise. The ATL introduced the New Britain Bees to the world late last week. New Britain City Hall was the venue for the team name unveiling. In attendance were some of the league's heave hitters; New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, newly named Team Special Advisor Bill Dowling, Principal Owner Frank...
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November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins take notice of Frontier League MVP Taylor Ard

The Miami Marlins have signed 2015 Frontier League MVP Taylor Ard after an astonishing breakout season. Ard, who was originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 7th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Washington State, had the season every minor league hopeful dreams of.  2014 saw Ard make his independent league debut appearing in 50 games from the River City...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Riversharks cease operations

After 15 years the Camden Riversharks are no more. Early last week, the Riversharks announced that due to the inability "to reach an agreement on lease terms with the ballpark's owner, the Camden County Improvement Authority ("CCIA"), they will cease operations, leaving a huge gap in the Independent baseball world. Founded in 2001 the Riversharks, have played nearly 2,500 games...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista's legendary bat flip sparks controversy

When Jose Bautista hit his epic three-run blast against the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS, he pimped it so well, it's been called the greatest of all-time. The swing, the stare, the bat toss, and the strut. It was jaw-dropping, like something out of a video game. If he's on your team, you love it. If not, you hate it. The controversy, if any, is the baseball "code", an...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics sign LHP strikeout king

Everyone loves a strikeout, even the Oakland Athletics. The Athletics are in full rebuild mode so why not get an "unknown" powerful arm. In what is becoming a regular occurence for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, another one of their players has been signed to a minor league contract with an MLB organization. Brandon Mann becamse the 65th RedHawks player to ink a minor league deal...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins roll up Boulders' MVP Joe Maloney

The Minnesota Twins, who made a valiant run toward the 2015 playoffs, hope to have found a diamond in the rough. The Can-Am League announced early last week that the Twins signed the league's Most Valuable Player, catcher Joe Maloney to a minor league contract. Originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 10th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Limestone College...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles sign American Association RHP Mike Zouzalik

The Baltimore Orioles haven't had the season they expected, but they continue to scour the minors for hidden talent.  On Friday, the American Association announced that the Orioles had officially purchased the contract of St. Paul Saints RHP Mike Zouzalik. Zouzalik was named the AA Rookie of the Year after posting a 4-1 record with a team low 2.06 ERA. He surrendered only...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Palmeiro makes Independent debut with Sugar Land

Rafael Palmeiro was once a Hall of Fame shoo in. After a steroid scandal nearly destroyed his career and all but ruined his chances at immortality, Palmeiro has taken the field one more time. As reported by the Houston Chronicle this past Friday, the fifty-year-old Palmeiro took the field for the Independent Sugar Land Skeeters and went 2-4 with an RBI. Why is Palmeiro, a 20...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Bahama unveils their 2015 NFL collection

Tommy Bahama, an island-inspired lifestyle brand known for its summer wear, and laidback lifestyle is proud to announce that they have teamed up with the NFL for the third consecutive year on an officially licensed collection of premium sportswear for the 2015 NFL season. This is not the only sports-minded collection that followers of the branch can choose from. Major League Baseball...
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September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE legend Jake The Snake battles demons and comes out on top

After watching the documentary, it gave me a better of understanding of the human spirit, not just from the standpoint of helping people changes their lives, but how sport; the art of wrestling and the business can build a bond that can never be broken. The GM’s Perspective: For the fans out there unfamiliar with your background, how did you get involved in the lives of these...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Former CY Young winner Eric Gagné takes the bump for Aigles

Last night, 2003 National League CY Young winner, Eric Gagné took the hill for the Can-AM League's Trois-Riviéres Aigles. This was the first time he's toed the rubber since 2009 when he was a member of Les Capitales de Quebec. Gagne, part-owner of the Aigles, is best known for his stellar years as closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His best season came in 2003 when he recorded...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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