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Penny Marshall to Direct Effa Manley Biopic

In 1992, director Penny Marshall brought the story of the Rockford Peaches to the big screen in the form of “A League of Their Own”. Now, more than 20 years later, she’s heading back to the diamond. “Effa”, the story of Effa Manley, will mark the first time Marshall has been behind the camera since […]

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Jose Canseco Wants to Beat Up CM Punk

I’m not sure how I missed this over the weekend, but, man…I sure am glad I stumbled upon it when I did. Jose Canseco is looking to get back into the ring again. Again. And this time, he’s going after UFC’s latest future sideshow…former WWE champion CM Punk. Scores of people have hit social media […]

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Chase Utley Surprises Fan Battling Cancer

Say what you want about Chase Utley, dude seemingly has his heart in the right place. But, first…meet Julie Kramer. The New Jersey native is battling stage 4 synovial sarcoma and, apparently, a pretty big fan of Ellen DeGeneres. Monday, after a social media campaign started by her friends, the 23-year-old was able to meet […]

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Jon Lester and Family Take in Blackhawks Game

Monday, Jon Lester was introduced as the new ace of the Chicago Cubs. And since the Bears went into early hibernation, the pitcher spent his Sunday night hanging out with nearly 22,000 of his newest, closest friends at the United Center watching some hockey. Because of their recent successes, the Blackhawks faithful have taken a […]

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San Diego Padres Fan Honors Tony Gwynn

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away this past June. And while Major League Baseball didn’t feel it was necessary to honor the San Diego Padres legend…one fan of the Friars did. With a holiday light display. I love it. It’s as if Clark Griswold moved from the Chicago suburbs to the City in Motion […]

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Johnny Manziel Autographed Baseball Cards Are a Hot Commodity

On the eve of his first NFL start, it’s important to remember that Johnny Manziel was, in addition to being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, once selected by the San Diego Padres. However, unlike the Browns, who took a chance on the quarterback with the 22nd pick in the first round, the Padres took the […]

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Dick Allen Thanks Fans

Not that he needed to, but after missing the Hall of Fame by one vote on Monday, the normally reclusive Dick Allen took to his website and thanked his fans. The former slugger will potentially get another shot in three years.  Fingers. Crossed.  

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Insane Card Collection For Sale on eBay

What do you get the guy for Christmas who absolutely wants everything? This. Crazy, right? Listed as 275,000 cards, this vertigo-inducing baseball collection (seriously, I get dizzy looking at all the pictures) is seemingly enough to fill a number of hobby shops. It. Is. Loaded. Included…nearly every baseball card from 1980 to 2011 and a […]

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Agent: Starlin Castro In “The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time”

Stories started circulating early Sunday that Starlin Castro was involved in a nightclub shooting late Saturday night in his native Dominican Republic. Tuesday, the agent for the Chicago Cubs shortstop announced the three-time All-Star had been cleared of all wrongdoing. “Starlin and his family were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Paul Kinzer […]

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For Sale: George Brett 1980 World Series Sunglasses

With less than three weeks until Christmas and world peace apparently not happening anytime soon, I think I’ve found the one thing that I’d want more than anything. George Brett’s sunglasses from the 1980 World Series. Oh, and here’s the best part…they’re totally legit and the seller has two letters of provenance to prove the […]

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Sports Betting and Casino Games to be Offered by PokerStars

Sports fans will have a new option for placing wagers in 2015 as part of the launch of a new casino product announced by PokerStars. PokerStars was launched in 2001 and quickly rose to prominence as the world’s most popular poker site; over 120 billion hands have been dealt. The site announced that it will begin […]

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Starlin Castro Involved in Nightclub Shooting?

Rumors are what rumors are, but, sometimes, where there’s smoke…there’s occasionally (gun)fire. Social media reports out of the Dominican Republic are that Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and his entourage were involved in a nightclub shooting late Saturday night. According to one source, it all started when “someone accidentally spilled a glass of champagne” on […]