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Wisdom and Links: Stay the Athletics, Links and Thanksgiving

Today, I’m going to talk about names. More specifically, old names. Names no longer used. And names that should last forever. This season, the name “Hornets” returned to the Charlotte NBA team. It had gone to New Orleans when the previous team moved there, despite the fact that the name was utterly connected to the […]

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Jose Canseco and Fiancee Call it Quits

To say it’s been a crazy month for Jose Canseco would be an understatement. First, the embattled slugger had one of his guns go off in his hand while cleaning it and, in the process, he severely damaged the middle finger on his left hand.  Then, the former American League MVP hit the Twitters to say […]

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Jon Lester Must Really Hate Pizza, Right?

Even though the Boston Red Sox dropped close to $200 million on Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval on Monday, word on the street is that the term is still pursuing bringing back former ace Jon Lester. And if Lester did find himself back in BeanTown, he wouldn’t have to introduce himself to Ramirez considering the […]

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Pablo Sandoval Thanks Giants Fans

The ink isn’t even dry on Pablo Sandoval’s reported five-year, $100 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, yet the third baseman already has San Francisco in his rearview mirror. Monday, the 28-year-old hit Instagram and thanked the Giants fans that helped make the “Kung Fu Panda” bigger than life. Pretty cool. To the greatest […]

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Big Unit and Pedro Headline HOF Ballot

If everything goes according to plan, 2015′s Hall of Fame class (combined with last summer’s new members) might just be the best back-to-back induction classes in decades.  All told, you’re looking at 17 newcomers joining 17 holdovers to create another potential record-setting ballot. As you might recall, Craig Biggio missed joining Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine […]

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Curt Schilling’s Kid Brings Fake Grenade to Airport

Former big leaguer Curt Schilling had a bizarre Saturday morning after one of his sons blurted out, while standing in the security line at Boston’s Logan Airport, that he had left a fake hand grenade in his bag. And, because this is what you do now apparently, the righty hit the Twitters and told his […]

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Red Sox Prospect Popped for Aggravated Robbery

Nearly three years ago, Pittsburgh Pirates fans held their collective breath when they saw “Jason Grilli” had been arrested for drug trafficking and was facing a minimum of 15 years in prison. Of course, as we can all surmise…that was a different Jason Grilli. I’ve gotta imagine Boston Red Sox fans had their collective fingers […]

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“Marlins Man” is Getting Charitable

In an effort to extend his fifteen minutes of fame (and raise some money for charity in the process), Laurence “Marlins Man” Leavy is putting some of his signature duds on the auction block. That’s right, the Florida lawyer who made headlines in October after appearing behind homeplate during all seven games of the World Series […]

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Not So Fast “Johnny Baseball”

So “Johnny Football” has a baseball card? Yawn. You already know about Deion, Bo and Brian Jordan, of course, but here are some serious NFL impact players who you may not realized also appeared on baseball cards. JOHN ELWAY Don Mattingly was a 19th round draft choice by the New York Yankees in 1979. Among […]

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Oscar Taveras’ Family Thanks Fans Via Twitter

It’s been more than three weeks since St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident. Thursday, his family took to social media to thank everyone who left condolences for the late 22-year-old slugger. “Thanks to all who left a memory or token of appreciation! It means so much,”

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Jose Canseco’s Finger Didn’t Fall Off After All

Hey, you know that whole thing about buying Jose Canseco’s detached dangling digit on eBay? Welp…turns out you can’t. Two reasons. First…there’s this. “We don’t allow humans, the human body, or any human body parts or products to be listed on eBay, with two exceptions,” eBay’s human remains and body parts policy states. “Sellers can […]

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Who’s Gonna Win the 2015 World Series?

The 2014 season just ended a few weeks ago with the San Francisco Giants beating the Kansas City Royals in seven games and in the process, Madison Bumgarner completed one of the greatest postseason performances in recent years by pitching his team to their third World Series title in five years. It’s only been a […]

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Giants Players Imitate Madison Bumgarner

If Charles Colton’s famous idiom is true and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the San Francisco Giants must absolutely love Madison Bumgarner. The pitcher’s teammates, skipper and a strategically placed mop head paid tribute him while recording their bits for the upcoming 2014 World Series video. And as you might imagine…it was full […]

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Bob Feller Museum Closes Its Doors

It’s been nearly four years since Bob Feller passed, and since then, the Bob Feller Museum in the Hall of Famer’s hometown of Van Meter, Iowa has seem some tough times. Wednesday, it was announced that the Museum would be closing its doors. Kinda. “[Feller] truly was the engine that made that place run and […]

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Can Anyone Really Be Worth More Than $300 Million?

Okay, we all know the big news, Giancarlo Stanton has broke all records by signing a record 13-year $325 million deal with Miami Marlins. The enormous contract for the 25-year-old was described by team owner Jeffrey Loria as “a landmark day”. By the way, although the aggregate deal value makes it an official record, the […]