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White Sox Are “Boston Strong”

Prior to the Boston Red Sox taking on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field Tuesday night, both teams honored to the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon attack. Included as part of the tribute…a video montage of the day’s tragic events, a moment of silence and the White Sox players and coaches decked […]

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John Rocker Goes After Hank Aaron

In December 1999, John Rocker’s now infamous interview with Jeff Pearlman hit the pages of Sports Illustrated and it didn’t take long for Hank Aaron to take notice. “To be honest with you, I was very sick and disgusted with the whole situation,” the Atlanta Braves legend said.  “For someone in the situation of Mr. […]

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Yankees to Honor Nelson Mandela

Following his death this past December, the New York Yankees announced that they would be honoring Nelson Mandela with his own plaque in  Yankee Stadium’s famed Monument Park during Tuesday’s league-wide celebration of Jackie Robinson Day. And before you ask…no, Mandela will not be the first non-baseball player immortalized at Yankee Stadium.  Far from it.  […]

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Curt Schilling is Done with Cancer Treatment

Say what you want about Curt Schilling, but he revealed, back in February, that he had been diagnosed cancer we all shifted into “we wish him well” mode. Well, here we are, a couple of months later and, while it would appear, chemotherapy has taken its toll on the 47-year-old,

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Jeff Francoeur is an “Idiot”

Clubhouse pranks are as much of a part of baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jack and as far as this one goes…it’s a winner. Late in Spring Training, veteran Jeff Francoeur was released by the Cleveland Indians and, just days later, signed by the San Diego Padres and assigned to the team’s Triple-A affiliate in […]

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Some Study: Cardinals Fans Are Best in Baseball

Ask any St. Louis Cardinals fan who the best fans are in baseball and they’ll tell you.  They are. And now there’s a study that backs up those claims. Recently, customer-loyalty consultancy firm Brand Keys analyzed each Major League Baseball team’s fan base, ranked them according to its “sports fan loyalty index” and, you guess […]

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Dodgers Honor Ultimate Warrior

Whether it is professional wrestlers appearing at baseball games or Major Leaguers posing for pictures with their favorite WWE Superstars, the crossover between sports entertainment and baseball has been pretty well documented. So, it should have come as no surprise that beginning Tuesday, following the death of WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior (real name […]

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Tigers Great: Nathan’s “Dead Arm” is an Excuse

When Joe Nathan signed a two-year, $20 million to close games for the Detroit Tigers, the team was pretty sure they had found their closer. Unfortunately, the 39-year-old hasn’t lived up to expectations and earlier this week went public with what he thinks the problem is.  Dead arm. Joe Nathan says he has a ‘dead […]

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Larry Walker Bowls Perfect Game

Uh oh…it looks like Jonah Keri is going to need to add a new chapter to his book on the Montreal Expos. Thursday, Canada’s favorite son Larry Walker proved that he’s not just a badass on the diamond.  Turns out, the 1997 National League MVP is also a pretty darn good bowler. I must share […]

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It’s Official! David Ortiz is Slow

David Ortiz certainly has a flare for the dramatics, doesn’t he? With a towering three-run blast in the eighth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, the Boston Red Sox slugger not only put his team ahead 4-2…but he also set a record of sorts.  And that record?  Being the slowest to round […]

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Jose Canseco: What I Did Was “Worse” Than Pete Rose

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly ten years since Juiced…the Jose Canseco-penned New York Times bestselling memoir of his baseball career. And you can bet that somewhere, right now, the embattled former outfielder is out there still talking about it to anyone who will listen. Case in point…this. “I single-handedly could have stopped […]

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Josh Reddick Remembers The Ultimate Warrior

After news broke of the sudden death of WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior (real name James Hellwig), the internet was flooded with tweets and posts about his legendary career in the squared-circle. You knew it was just a matter of time until über wrestling fan and Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick chimed in […]

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Voice of the Bleacher Creatures is Silenced

Something sounds different at Yankee Stadium.  And, no, I’m not talking about the obvious lack of “Enter Sandman” when Shawn Kelley jogged to the mound to close out the game Monday. I’m talking about the lack of Bald Vinny. You know, Bald Vinny, right?  Sure, you do.   He’s the bald guy in sunglasses out in […]

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