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Bryce Harper Reps DC at SuperBowl

Superstar athletes and celebrities were out in full force for the SuperBowl on Sunday and among those hitting the big game…2015 National League MVP Bryce Harper. But it was what he was wearing that turned heads, not the fact that he made the trip to Levi’s Stadium for the big game. Saturday, the Washington Nationals […]

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Former Red Sox Draft Pick Gives Boston Someone to Cheer

For a lot of baseball websites, SuperBowl Sunday means trotting out your trite post on former Montreal Expos draft pick Tom Brady. But with no Brady in the big game…what does that mean for Boston fans? Seriously, does this mean that BeanTown will have to side with Brady’s nemesis Peyton Manning and the team that […]


Wisdom and Links: Every Piece from the 2016 Blogathon

The Blogathon’s written portion is over. We had a great bunch of pieces from people from all across the spectrum of baseball: we had people from all over the world write pieces, and they ranged from award-winning pro writers all the way down to college students who are just getting started. And they wrote about […]

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Red Sox Prospect Drops $45k to Customize Car

I don’t normally get excited about the cars athletes drive, but when they go out of their way to make their ride something Bruce Wayne would enjoy…color me intrigued. Boston Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada just dropped $45,000 (of his $31 million deal!) to customize his Avorza BMW i8 to resemble something that would be […]

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Pete Rose Appears in Sports Betting App Commercial

Don’t be alarmed, friends…that is Pete Rose on your TV during the Super Bowl. Baseball’s hit king is appearing in a 30-second spot promoting the William Hill mobile sports wagering app. Sure, the spot is only going to appear locally in Las Vegas (and, yeah, all over the internets) during the big game, but I […]

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Los Angeles Street to be Renamed After Vin Scully

If Jerry West is “The Logo”…would that make legendary Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-man Vin Scully “The Address”? It would appear so. Since 1950, Scully has helped put the Dodgers on the map…so it seems fitting that the City of Angels would return the favor. Friday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to change the […]

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The HOVG Podcast: Nick Hall

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to standup comedian and YouTube sensation Nick Hall. On the docket…the comedian talks about his comedy influences, the inspiration behind the popular “Coach Kent Murphy” character, his one regret and hanging out with Larry Bird. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES: […]

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Joining a Baseball Team? Start Buffing Up with These Essential Supplements

Nowadays, athletes are thinking of an easy yet safe way to buff-up for sports. Gone are the days of steroids and body enhancers. Bulking up for sports is now made simpler with various fitness supplements available in the market.   But with multiple sports supplements available in the market, you might have a hard time […]

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John Rocker “Absolutely” Endorses Donald Trump

Of course he does. In his latest attempt to remind everyone that “hey…I’m still a thing sometimes maybe”, John Rocker has come out of the shadows to lend his support to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. “I think he has really woken America up,” Rocker told The Daily Caller. “I’m probably as disheartened as everyone else […]

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Anthony Rizzo Shows Up at Monday Night Raw

We’re a month away from Spring Training, which means…it’s time for a lot of players to start getting their act together and ready for the 2016 season. If you’re Anthony Rizzo, however, that means heading to South Beach to catch “Monday Night RAW”. And I fully approve. Early on in the telecast, the Chicago Cubs […]

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Cubs Owner Calls Out Mets Fans

St. Louis Cardinals fans hate Chicago Cubs fans and, as a rule, Cubs fans should hate Cardinals fans in return. Team co-owner Todd Ricketts would like everyone to know…the self-proclaimed best fans in baseball aren’t the worst ones out there. “I don’t know if you guys know this, but Mets fans are really, really obnoxious,” […]

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Big League Pitcher Heading Back to College

After splitting 2015 between Triple-A and the Majors, Shaun Marcum has called it quits. The pitcher, who went 3-2 in seven games for the Cleveland Indians last year, has opted to retire and head back to school instead of staying with the big league club. Marcum will be joining the Northwestern Oklahoma State University staff […]

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Red Sox Return Number 26 to Wade Boggs

It’s been more than 23 years since Wade Boggs has been seen wearing Number 26 for the Boston Red Sox. On Friday night…that all changed. During their annual Town Hall event, the team welcomed back their Hall of Fame third baseman. The reason? Boston has finally opted to retire Boggs’ number during this upcoming season. […]

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The HOVG Podcast: Dwier Brown

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to actor and author Dwier Brown. On the docket…the “Field of Dreams” actor shares some stories from his recent book tour, what it was like heading back to Dyersville, Iowa, to play baseball and what movie he gets recognized from the most. (Download The Hall of Very […]

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That Time Glenn Frey Joined Vin Scully in the Broadcast Booth

A quick glance at any Glenn Frey tribute piece and you’re going to read, mostly, about the more than 100 million records he and The Eagles sold. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll surely read about the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s turn as an actor…both on “Miami Vice” and in “Jerry Maguire”. But, […]

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Red Sox Fan Turns Body into Boston Shrine

Remember when your college roommate got his fraternity letters tattooed on his calf to show his loyalty? Well…he ain’t got nothing on Gary Gootman. The 41-year-old Boston native (and current Texas resident) has spent an estimated 700 hours in the tattoo parlor chair to turn his body into a canvas in an effort to celebrate […]

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Jeremy Affeldt Adds Huge Back Tattoo

Jeremy Affeldt ended his 14-year big league career as the 2015 season came to a close. This weekend, the former pitcher hit social media to show his fans exactly what he’s been up to over the past three months or, at least, a good chunk of his Saturday. 3.5 hours later Here it is!!!!! #painthreshholdreached […]


For Sale at Wal-Mart: MLB Urns

Just when you think you’ve seen everything…Wal-Mart goes and does this. That’s right, for a mere $559.00, your cremated remains can live on forever inside an aluminum cookie jar adorned with the logo of your favorite Major League team. And while all 30 teams are available…they are (for some reason) priced differently. But wait…there’s more. […]


TV Show About First Female Major Leaguer Gets Pilot Order

Professional baseball might not be ready for a female player, but if Friday’s news is any indication…Hollywood just might be. And its star, Kylie Bunbury, couldn’t be more excited. According to Variety, FOX has ordered “Pitch” to pilot. Meaning…the hour-long drama, which follows a young pitcher who “defies the odds” when she becomes the first […]

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The HOVG Podcast: Dan Szymborski

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen talk to ESPN baseball analyst Dan Szymborski. The original “Digital Dandy” starts by explaining the creation of ZiPS and the Hall of Fame Class of 2016, but ends up going off the rails, reveals why he’d never take on an apprentice and his affinity for Honey Bunches of […]