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Marlins Looking to Add Barry Bonds

He’s baaaaaaaaaaack! Almost. Monday, Jon Heyman reported that the Miami Marlins were looking to add Barry Bonds as their new hitting coach. “Team higherups have quietly been discussing this possibility for weeks,” Heyman wrote. “Bonds, known as a brilliant tactician, has worked as a special spring instructor for the Giants on occasion. It isn’t known […]

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(No) Wisdom, Just Links

Last week, there were no links. To make up for that, this week, it’s just links: Steve Rushin on Rod Carew, who survived a horrific heart attack in September. Meg Rowley on domestic violence and baseball. SABR and Emily Hawks wrote a biography article on Edgar Martinez. An old one but a good one: the […]

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Are These The New Padres Caps?

In close to fifty years as a franchise, the San Diego Padres have had more hat designs than they have playoff appearances and, it would appear, fans of the Friars are in for another change. Thursday, Padres fan (and baseball cap store employee) Tim Arzaga posted pictures on Twitter of what we can believe are […]

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The First Tweets From Some of Your Favorite Players

It’s hard to believe, but only a handful of baseball players have more than a million followers on Twitter. And the ones that do (Nick Swisher, Yu Darvish and Mike Trout) aren’t even some of the best tweeters in the Majors. But, they had to start somewhere. Here’s a look at the first tweets of […]

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Former Minor Leaguer to Try His Hand at Cricket

In 2008, cricket player-turned-reality show contestant Rinku Singh made headlines when he (and Dinesh Patel) left India to play baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The story was so popular, it hit the silver screen as “Million Dollar Arm”. Former Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguer Boomer Collins is hoping to be the opposite of Singh – […]

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“Marlins Man” is Getting Charitable…Again

This past season, Laurence Leavy (aka “Marlins Man”) attended 148 baseball games, including all five games of the 2015 World Series. And now, the Fort Lauderdale lawyer wants you to own the iconic jersey and visor he wore to those games (and a host of other cool things)…all in the name of charity. Among the […]

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Wisdom and Links: Tanking and Baseball

Tanking. It’s not a word that comes up in baseball all much. You often will see NFL, NHL and NBA teams “tank” so that they have a better shot at top prospects, but it’s rare that you hear the words said in Major League Baseball. Partly it’s because of the different structure of the league: […]

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That Time Dmitri Young Showed Up During a WWE Pay-Per-View

Plenty of baseball players have shown their love of professional wrestling over the years. From Wade Boggs appearing alongside Curt Hennig to introduce the world to the “perfect swing” (Boggs would later induct Mr. Perfect into the WWE Hall of Fame) to Josh Reddick channeling Ultimate Warrior on live television. But did you know that […]

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Bo Jackson Won’t Sign Iconic Photo

Bo knows copyright infringement? Athletes have many quirks…this we know. And when it comes to Bo Jackson, the former two-sport stud is very particular with what he’ll allow his name to be on. Saturday, Jackson will be appearing at a memorabilia show just outside of Chicago, and if you’re planning on getting his John Hancock, […]

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Derek Jeter Addresses That Infamous Gift Basket Rumor

Joe Buck’s new show “Undeniable” debuted Wednesday on something called The Audience Network and on his premiere episode, he brought out a pretty heavy hitter. Derek Sanderson Jeter. Among the topics FOX’s lead baseball play-by-play announcer-turned-talk show host discussed with the legendary shortstop…his career with and subsequent retirement from the New York Yankees, his web […]

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Jon Price’s Kansas City Royals World Series Future Bet Pays Off Big

After a crushing defeat in the 2014 World Series at the hands of the San Francisco Giants, few people gave the Kansas City Royals any chance to make it back to the World Series. After all, they are the Kansas City Royals, and no matter how successful they’ve been in recent years, their reputation precedes […]

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Eight Things (Surprisingly) Older Than Bryce Harper

In just his fourth year in the Majors (has it already been four years?), Bryce Harper has finally started living up to the potential…hitting .330 with 42 home runs and 99 RBI. And he did it all before turning 23. When the Washington Nationals outfielder, who was born Octohber 23, 1992, wins the National League […]

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Sammy Sosa Still Partying Down in Dubai

Sammy Sosa and his group of low-rent Kardashian wannabes are still in Dubai and still partying like rockstars. The former slugger has been in Dubai celebrating his 47th birthday. First, he hit the clubs in his recent vampire-like get up. Then, he and his crew took their act to the desert. Surprisingly, he looked less […]

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Willie Mays and Yogi Berra to Receive Medal of Freedom

Better late than never. It was announced Monday that Willie Mays and Yogi Berra would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor. The Hall of Famers are among 17 people to be honored this year by President Barack Obama. “From public servants who helped us meet defining challenges of […]

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Wisdom and Links: The Off-Season Blues

Although the hot stove is starting to heat up, the fact remains we are now in one of the colder parts of the off-season. The announcements of award-winner are only just starting, it’s still a few weeks until the winter meetings, and it’s been long enough since the World Series that early parts of baseball […]

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Larry King Re-writes Baseball History

“I’d rather be lucky than good.” You’ve heard it said a million times and, likely, you’ve heard it from a million different sources. But who said it? Larry King knows. Babe Ruth did. Wait. Babe Ruth did? No he didn’t…it was Lefty Gomez. Seriously. Look anywhere and it’s the Hall of Fame pitcher that uttered […]


New York Mayor Makes Good on World Series Bet

World Series and Super Bowl wagers between the officials who govern the cities involved in the “big game” are as old as time. Yet there we are, every year, curious about the bets made by people we don’t care about from cities we don’t reside. Which brings me to this! Friday, New York mayor Bill […]

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Sammy Sosa Parties it Up in Dubai

Vampire Sammy Sosa is back gang! The former big leaguer spent his 47th birthday in style…partying it up in, of all places, Dubai. Friday, Sosa posted nearly a dozen pictures of himself on Facebook (looking every bit as ghoulish as he has previously) but this time, he’s surrounded himself with some sort of low-rent Kardashian […]

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600 Chris Denorfia Bobbleheads Left on Doorstep

Whoever said “you can never have too much of a good thing” never had 600 bobbleheads of former San Diego Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia bobbleheads dumped in front of their house. But that’s exactly what happened to Philip Jia and his San Diego roommates recently. So, the roomies did what anyone would do if they […]