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Real-life Crash Davis Hits 300th Home Run

In the 1988 film “Bull Durham”, much is made of Kevin Costner’s character Crash Davis and his dogged pursuit of the seemingly mythical Minor League record of 246 home runs. Now, I’m not sure if that was ever the official record or not, or if the number was used simply because it seemed like an […]

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For Sale: Wrigley Field Bricks

Ten years ago, Chicago Cubs fans famously had to sit under protective netting because the park was falling apart around them. Wednesday, the team is celebrating a century of futility at Wrigley Field. Now, should you have been so “lucky” to have walked away with part of the park’s falling facade, you definitely saved yourself […]

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Jeff Francoeur is Getting the Last Laugh

Jeff Francoeur is proving to be a regular “Jack of All Trades” for the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas. Not only is the outfielder the perfect prank victim, but with a Gold Glove and World Series experience, he’s also got some pretty solid Major League credentials.  Oh, yeah…he’s also proving to be […]

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Albert Pujols Hits Home Run Number 500

With a towering blast in the fifth inning Tuesday night, Albert Pujols became just the 26th member of the 500 home run club. But it was what he did in the first inning that helped make the night even more special. You see, the Los Angeles Angels superstar hit a home run then as well […]

clay buchholz

Fenway Park Has a “Sleep Room”?

It’s one of those things you’re not likely to see during your $17 tour of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”…the Boston Red Sox “sleep room”. That’s right, Fenway Park has a room dedicated to, you guessed it, sleeping. “It is nice,” catcher David Ross said late last season.  “With the travel schedule you have here and […]

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Jose Canseco to Appear in “Piranha Sharks”

What do you get when you mix great white sharks, bio-engineered to be the size of piranhas and Jose Canseco? I’m not entirely sure, but, hey, makers of the sure-to-be-classic “Piranha Sharks”…have you been reading my diary? I’m guessing you did. Shooting

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Kevin Costner to Return to Field of Dreams

In 1987, Sue Riedel, a volunteer for the Iowa Film Office stumbled upon a 193 acre farm just a few miles northeast of Dyersville, Iowa.  Two years later, that quiet farm at 28995 Lansing Road hit the silver screen as the backdrop of “Field of Dreams”. The rest is history. So, it’s fitting that on the […]

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Andrew McCutchen Spends Easter Handing Out Eggs

It’s come to the point where calling Andrew McCutchen a “good guy” is an understatement, right? Prior to his team taking on the Milwaukee Brewers in an Easter Sunday tilt, the reigning National League MVP spent most of his pre-game handing out 140 autographed eggs to patient Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Pretty cool. Oh, in case […]

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Is Miguel Cabrera This Generation’s Hank Aaron?

On June 20, 2003, Miguel Cabrera struck out in his first big league at bat.  He’d get the last laugh however. In the bottom of the eleventh inning the 20-year-old rookie hit a two-run home run to help his then-Florida Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now, I bring that […]

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Yasiel Puig Launches His Own Website

Ever since he showed up last season, it’s hard to not hear anyone talking about Yasiel Puig. And now, dude’s a webmaster. Not reeeeeeeally, but, well…never mind.  Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder unveiled his latest creation.  You know, just in case you can’t find his statistics or highlights anywhere else in this world of […]

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Jonathan Papelbon is Clearly a Ric Flair Fan

Respect for Jonathan Papelbon…rising? You’ve seen thousands of videos like this.  And odds are, you’re going to see a thousand more.  But, my guess is you’re never going to witness anything as wonderful as this. Following his game Thursday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies closer was talking pitch velocity (or something) when…the […]

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Josh Pettitte Leaves Baylor for Rice

A lot has happened in the Pettitte house over the last fourteen months. In February, then-high school senior Josh threw a no-hitter.  Four months later, he found himself drafted by the New York Yankees, heading to Baylor on a baseball scholarship, shelved due to Tommy John surgery and now, without even throwing as much as […]

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Iron Mike Invades the Steel City

Boxing legend Mike Tyson was in Pittsburgh Thursday night to witness firsthand the Pirates beat the stuffing out of the Milwaukee Brewers 11-2. Big right hook tonight from our offense sparked by

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Xander Bogaerts is Good at Twitter

Not long after Xander Bogaerts fielded the final out of Wednesday night’s extra innings 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Sox shortstop did what most 21-year-olds would do. He hit Twitter. Bogaerts, who has more than 40,000 followers has only tweeted once since Christmas.  What would possess him to get online […]

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