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Adrian Gonzalez Proves He Has (Some) Speed

No doubt tired of being blasted for being slow, Adrian Gonzalez challenged Los Angeles Dodgers radio host David Vassegh to a foot race prior to Friday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. Suffice it to say, the first baseman won the impromptu 40-yard dash. Thankfully, Vassegh took the loss in stride…no pun intended. Watching […]

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Julio Lugo in Trouble in the Dominican Republic

Former big leaguer Julio Lugo is in some hot water down in the Dominican Republic. According to reports, Lugo and four other men were responsible for the kidnapping of a couple at gun point and demanded money from them. Warrants have been issued for Lugo’s arrest in Santo Domingo and La Romana. The charge? Kidnapping. […]

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Bernie Williams to (Finally) Retire

From the “How/Why is This a Thing We’re Talking About Department” comes this. That’s right…3127 days (or 8 years, 6 months and 23 days) since his last regular season at bat, Bernie Williams will be officially retiring from Major League Baseball. To put into perspective how long it’s been since Williams wore the New York […]

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Josh Hamilton Looking to Unload Massive Crib

After the Los Angeles Angels inked Josh Hamilton to a five-year deal worth $125 million, the 2010 American League MVP did what every new Californian with a tractor trailer full of movie does…he bought a gigantic house with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Now, after a very public drug relapse, his career with the […]

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Chicago Cubs to Light Up “W” After Wins

Light it up, Cubs fans. After each victory at Wrigley Field, the team will keep the Wintrust “W” atop the new video board illuminated well after the lights are turned off at the century-old ballpark. And, it would seem… what is new is old again. Turns out, the tradition (can we call it that yet?) […]

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Korean Outfielder Can Bat Flip Like a Pro

Tuesday, Yasiel Puig told the Los Angeles Times that he is going to “cut down” on his trademark bat flips. Thankfully, Kim Jin-hyung, who plays outfield for the Korean Baseball Organization’s Doosan Bears, is here to fill the void the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is going to be leaving.  Somewhere…

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Billy Butler Hits Ball Out of Minute Maid Park

486 feet. Officially, that’s the longest home run ever hit at Minute Maid Park in Houston…a solo shot by Prince Fielder back in 2011. Billy Butler’s blast Monday night against the Astros might just have it beat. While the official distance hasn’t been tallied (yet), I’m guessing the Oakland A’s slugger’s bomb landed somewhere outside […]

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WISDOM AND LINKS: Question and Answer

Question: Why do teams have more off-days and such earlier in the year? Answer: Mainly for weather reasons, allowing teams to have easy fall-backs for rain or snow. This is especially true for Home Openers, since otherwise they’d have to worry about futzing around with opening day tickets. Question: What is Stanozolol and why is […]

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Josh Reddick Has a Doppelgänger

It’s said that everyone has a twin. Now, I’m not sure if Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick subscribes to that theory or not, but, c’mon, man…just turn around! Reddick batting as his twin is sitting behind home. pic.twitter.com/7l9W97RrEL — Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN)

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SNL Spoofs “A League of Their Own”

It would be really easy to talk about how “Saturday Night Live” has lost its edge, but every so often, the show stumbles upon a little gem that hits the mark. Buried late in Saturday’s show was the recurring sketch “Cinema Classics” in which Kenan Thompson’s Reese De’What introduces the audience to the forgotten (fictional) […]

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Who Knew A-Rod Had Jokes?

Many people questioned (A) when Alex Rodriguez was going to hit his first home run of the season and (B) what was the reaction going to be. Well…the answer was simple. Thursday and congratulatory. But what we didn’t realize was this…the New York Yankees designated hitter returned from his suspension with a sense of humor. […]

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FLASHBACK: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Hank Aaron

Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of Hank Aaron achieving the unthinkable…breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record. And while we all remember the iconic video image of Aaron being congratulated by a pair of 17-year-old strangers as he rounded the bases, forgotten is the then-future home run king being roasted. That’s right, long before Justin […]

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Bronson Arroyo Channels Eddie Vedder

Bronson Arroyo is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still go out there and carry a tune. Monday, during the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day street festival outside Chase Field, the injured pitcher (and part-time crooner) took the stage to show that while his season is still on hold, his […]

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