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Jose Canseco Wants a Shot with the Mets

Must be that time of year. Looking to, no doubt, become a modern day Minnie Minoso, Jose Canseco is again offering up his services to whoever might be listening. Late Saturday night, everyone’s favorite quinquagenarian (and 2016 Hall of Very Good inductee) hit the Twitters…hoping New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was listening. You might […]

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The Baltimore Orioles Win at Retirement Gifts

Retirement tours are the worst. Seriously, how many pairs of custom-made cowboy boots and personalized surfboards do a retiring baseball player need? Apparently, as many as the Major Leagues has teams in Texas and San Diego. On his last trip to Baltimore, the Orioles made sure David Ortiz left Camden Yards with a piece of […]


The HOVG Podcast: Seth Swirsky

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk with baseball Renaissance Man Seth Swirsky. The best-selling author, artist, songwriter and renowned baseball memorabilia collector joins the boys to talk about his famed collection, the buying and selling of the infamous “Buckner Ball” and that time he might’ve (probably) cost the Boston Red Sox a trip to […]

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Jason Varitek Serves as Judge on Chopped Junior

Jason Varitek did and saw plenty during his 15-year big league career. Former Boston Red Sox team captain, two World Series rings…dude even caught a record four no-hitters. But I’m guessing none of that compared to what the former catcher faced Tuesday night. Judge. Tuesday night, Varitek filled in as a judge on “Chopped Junior” […]


Wisdom and (no) Links: The Coming Yankee Dynasty

We’re all dead, we just don’t know it yet. Or, rather, most of Major League Baseball’s teams are dead, they just don’t know it yet. Because, well, the Empire is about to strike back. It won’t come this year – although certainly the “Baby Bombers” have surprised – and it might not come next year. […]


Jason Motte Names Son After Hall of Famer

In 2012, Jason Motte joined elite company in St. Louis when he finished the season with a career-high 42 saves. But that league-leading total and dope beard were the only two things the former Cardinals closer (and current Colorado Rockies reliever) had with legendary fireman Bruce Sutter. Until now. Naming your kid after a Hall […]


Wildest Wild Card Races

There was a time in Major League Baseball, not too long ago, when 103 wins couldn’t even guarantee you a playoff spot. But after the 1994 strike, Commissioner Bud Selig solved the “too many teams – too few playoff spots” conundrum by simple multiplication. Adding two extra playoff spots to each league, Selig created the […]

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Jason Kipnis Tells Reporter to Stay Home

The Cleveland Indians are seven games in front of the Detroit Tigers in their division and own the second best record in the American League. The Tribe is so hot right now, they’re a couple of weeks away from capturing their first Central crown since 2007…but apparently that’s not enough for some Cleveland writers. “Write […]


The HOVG Podcast: John Costacos

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk with famed “Poster Boy” John Costacos. The creator of some of the world’s most popular sports posters joins the boys to talk the pros and cons of political correctness, and shares some of the best stories you’re likely to hear all week. True statement. (Download The Hall […]


The HOVG Podcast: Jay Mohr

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk with podcasting legend Jay Mohr. The comedian and onetime “Saturday Night Live” cast member joins the boys to conduct the inaugural HOVG fantasy draft. Later, Rich Grisham from Out of the Park lets everyone know who had the best team. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants looks on prior to Game One of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum is Once Again Without a Team

The Tim Lincecum with the Angels era is over. The team has announced that it has no plans to recall him to the majors again this season, ending his 2016. It also ends his attempted comeback with the Angels from hip surgery, and may very well signal the end of the 32-year old’s career. Nicknamed […]


Twins to Honor Murdered Minnesota Boy

In October 1989, 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling went missing while riding his bike in his hometown of St. Joseph, Minnesota. On September 1, 27 years after his abduction, Wetterling’s remains were found. Friday, the Twins will honor the family of the slain pre-teen with red jerseys and a Number 11 patch on their uniforms. The visiting […]

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Fans Already Snatching Up Tim Tebow Mets Jerseys

It wasn’t long after the New York Mets announced that they had inked Tim Tebow to a minor league deal that baseball jerseys started becoming available online. The best/worst part? There’s clearly a market for them. Don’t want to shell out the money for a jersey? Would you prefer to throw away your money on […]

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Curt Schilling Has a New Gig

To label Curt Schilling as “polarizing” would be an understatement. Seriously, dude has become the Webster’s Dictionary definition of “like him” or “hate him”…which is why, I’d have to think, the Howie Carr Radio Network agreed to bring the controversial World Champ on as a talk show host. “We strongly believe that Curt Schilling is […]

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Wisdom and Links: Curses Incorporated

I was in Chicago a week or so back, and at the Chicago Sports Museum (attached to a Harry Carey’s restaurant because of course it is) they have a curse room. It’s mainly about the Billy Goat, of course, but it covers all sorts of sports curses from around the world. And then, I realized […]

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Jose Canseco Deems Bobblehead Too “Skinny”

Another day…another Jose Canseco headline. Honestly, I’d love to not post so much about the guy, but, let’s face it, finding interesting stories about the 2016 Hall of Very Good inductee are kind of like shooting fish inhabiting a big barrel-like structure full of, well…you know. Anyway. Saturday night, Canseco’s old team (the Oakland A’s) […]


nWo Leads Team to Victory

While the Bridgeport Bluefish patiently wait to see if Tim Tebow is going to sign with them or not, the Atlantic League team had another trick up their sleeve. Friday night, the Bluefish enlisted Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman, professional wrestling’s nWo, to help them beat the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. And their […]

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Anthony Rizzo Sends Letter to Young Cancer Patient

If you didn’t already have a little bit of a man crush on Anthony Rizzo…you’re about to. The Chicago Cubs first baseman recently caught wind of Parker Hopkins, a 22-month-old from Iowa who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and did exactly what all of us would like to do…but don’t. Dude reached out to Parker, […]

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Mike Trout Involved in Car Accident

Remember a couple of years ago when Mike Trout won back-to-back All-Star Game MVPs and with them…a pair of vehicles? Turns out, he’s going need one. Wednesday night, following a 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds, the Los Angeles Angels superstar was involved in an accident that injured another motorist south of Anaheim. According to […]