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Tampa Bay Rays Honor Don Zimmer

For the first time since Harry Truman was in the White House, Don Zimmer isn’t spending Spring Training in uniform. The longtime player, coach, manager and, arguably, one of the more recognizable faces of the New York Yankees franchise during their historic run in the late-90s died last June after spending 66 years in baseball. […]

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Alex Rodriguez Practices at First Without Glove

Right or wrong, Alex Rodriguez is going to find himself heavily scrutinized during his redemption tour heading into the new season. And, naturally, his latest misstep didn’t go unnoticed among the critics. Friday, the New York Yankees third baseman lined up across the diamond alongside Mark Teixeira to practice taking groundballs at first base. It […]

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The Astros Welcomed a Snake into their Clubhouse

The Houston Astros are either the most confident team in all of baseball…or they’re doing this whole Spring Training thing entirely wrong. Thursday, while the rest of the league was working out their late-February kinks, the ‘stros were hoping to become modern day Glenn Hubbards by welcoming an albino Burmese python into their clubhouse. I’m […]

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Bryce Harper Channels Joe Namath…Predicts Championship

Bryce Harper has never been short of confidence. And on Wednesday, the 22-year-old channeled Joe Namath circa-1969. “To be able to have a guy like [Max] Scherzer come in? I just started laughing. I was like, ‘Where’s my ring?’ You know what I mean? It’s stupid. It’s absolutely stupid how good our staff is,” the Washington […]

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Jose Canseco Probably Just Killed His Tortoise; is Starring in a New Movie

Jose Canseco has done plenty of questionable things throughout his life, but, most of the time…he’s only hurt himself. Saturday, he did this. Meet Juiced, one of three pet tortoises (the other two are named Roid and Rage) shared by Canseco and his longtime fiancé Leila Knight. But before you get upset, don’t worry…that paint […]

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Mike Napoli Doing Great Following Facial Reconstruction Surgery

When Mike Napoli announced he was having surgery following the 2014 season, Boston Red Sox fans cringed, fearing the unknown. The 33-year-old underwent a procedure to combat his sleep apnea and by all accounts, it was a real deal facial reconstruction surgery. “I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career,” […]

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Wisdom and Links: Why Spring Training Makes Us Feel Good

Here’s what’s going on in Arizona and Florida: batting practice, fielding practice, some bullpens, and, of course, stretching and calisthenics. There’s the leg stretching, the tall-stepping, the sit and reach, some push-ups, and some light running. It’s not baseball, really, and not everybody is there yet, just pitchers, catchers and some guys who just couldn’t […]

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John Axford’s Streak Comes to an End

You just knew the streak had to end. After going 18-for-18 predicting the Academy Award winners a year ago, John Axford had a steep hill to climb Sunday night if he wanted to duplicate his performance. Plus, the Colorado Rockies reliever did himself no favors by upping the ante and including all 24 categories up […]

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B.J. Upton is No More

It was a good run, Bossman Junior. When Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton hits Spring Training, he’ll be without two things…his brother (Justin was traded to San Diego in December) and his name. That’s right, the older of the two Upton boys will now go by his birth name. Melvin Jr. I seriously doubt […]

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It’s Time for John Axford’s Annual Oscar Picks

Last year, John Axford shocked the world when he went a perfect 18-for-18 with his Academy Awards picks, but, because the internet is what it is, people got all up in arms because the newly inked Colorado Rockies reliever didn’t go full-Oscar and predict winners for all 24 categories. Welp, Axford is at it again. […]

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Jeffrey Maier’s Mitt Fetches $22K at Auction

Alright, pop quiz. How much would you pay for a baseball glove that never officially caught a home run? Well, if that glove happens to be the same one Jeffrey Maier used to deflect a Derek Jeter “home run” into the stands during the 1996 American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and […]

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Woman Looks to Get Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Ban Lifted

It’s been nearly 94 years since “Shoeless” Joe Jackson was banned for life by then-commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Arlene Marcley, president of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, thinks it is about time the former outfielder gets his name removed from baseball’s ineligible list. But here’s the cool thing…Marcley isn’t alone in how she feels […]

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Jay-Z Confuses David Wells for Curt Schilling

It’s going to be a long time before people stop talking about what went down at the after party following the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special. In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a quick re-cap. “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon became the de facto master of ceremonies Sunday night…bringing together on […]

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Bob Feller’s Career Reduced to a Trophy Case

Somewhere deep below the surface at Gates Mills North Cemetery in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Bob Feller is spinning in his grave. Back in November, the folks at the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa announced they would be closing up shop. But then, there was good news…the site would will stay open (kinda of) […]

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Johnny Damon: Yankees Fans Need to Cheer Alex Rodriguez

It would appear as though Johnny Damon’s bid to become Donald’s Trump’s next apprentice is officially over. Sure, sure, the former big leaguer was booted during a boardroom bloodbath with a couple episodes of “The Celebrity Apprentice” remaining, but, still…The Trumpster could’ve changed his mind, right? Right?!? Anyway, the NBC show concluded Monday night with […]