What do Mariano Rivera, Johnny Manziel and Mo’ne Davis have in common? If you answered “they were all selected to join a pretend basketball team to play pretend basketball”…you’re absolutely right! Following in the footsteps of Rivera, the 14-year-old Little League superstar became the latest pop culture phenomenon to be invited to join the Harlem […]
This past Thursday, John Rocker was expected to throw out the first pitch and greet fans prior to the Carolina Mudcats game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Unfortunately (for some)…that never happened. And while the team has yet to announce why the former Atlanta Braves closer’s appearance was cancelled…it’s always fun to speculate. Could it […]
Well, I’m back. Miss me? I mean, it’s been awhile. Haven’t had one of these since before the draft. You know, issues with my computer, Shawn had issues with his computer, stuff like that. So, uhh…what’d I miss? The Draft Happened Yeah, I mentioned that already. And, remember those people with interesting, awesome or unfortunate […]
Ever since Lisa Ann showed up courtside at a New York Knicks game on the arm of (or was it the other way around?) Notre Dame wideout Justin Brent, folks have wondered where the former porn star was going to pop up next. Well…wonder no more. Tuesday night, Lisa Ann was at Citi Field alongside […]
Keith Hernandez had no aspirations of becoming an actor when he was approached to appear on a February 1992 episode of “Seinfeld”. The former National League MVP had never heard of the show and he did it, naturally, for the money. “I had no idea what it was about or anything,” the current New York […]
Baseball has a unique habit of creating the strangest of bedfellows. But this latest pairing is an odd couple not even Neil Simon could explain. Former pornstar (and sometimes Sarah Palin lookalike) Lisa Ann and famed ballhawk Zack Hample will be hitting Citi Field Tuesday to watch the New York Mets take on the Toronto […]
Barack Obama has only tweeted 31 times, which, if you’re counting, is about 31 tweets too many or a gajillion-and-a-half tweets too few depending on which side of the proverbial aisle you reside. Suffice it to say, when the President DOES tweet…he makes it count. Thursday, the Commander-in-Chief hit up at Nationals Park to take […]
For the second time in as many years, the son of legendary closer Mariano Rivera heard his name called on Draft Day. But unlike last year, when the Iona College pitcher was selected by the New York Yankees in the 29th Round, Mariano Rivera III was taken much earlier. “I’m happy for him and I’m […]
It’s been nearly 65 years since Bill Veeck sent the pint-sized Eddie Gaedel to the plate to pinch-hit for Frank Saucier, but on Monday, the 3’7” baseball player once again took center stage in the Gateway City. Enter Tiny Bar…a 250-square-foot establishment smack dab in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Opened just two weeks, […]
The following are actual names in the 2015 MLB Draft – they might not all get drafted, but they all are good enough where they are on MLB’s draft tracker page: Peyton Attaway (CF, Jones County JC) Matt Barefoot (LHP, Midway HS [NC]) Kirby Bellow (LHP, Texas) Skye Bolt (CF, UNC) – Winner of the […]
I think I’m finally getting to the point where I can’t tell if this is one of the coolest things out there or, well…the complete opposite of cool. Ever since Laurence Leavy (aka “Marlins Man”) infiltrated our television screens during last year’s World Series, he’s, seemingly, made it his point to soak up every millisecond […]
Ethan and Laurence over at slowclapworthy.com have created a “sports bucket list” and, recently, they got to cross another item off of it. They got Jose Canseco to apologize to Mark McGwire (among others) via a poem. And the results are glorious.
When Ben Ancheff took the mound during the NAIA World Series last Friday…Twitter broke. But it wasn’t because of the St. Thomas University pitcher’s blazing fastball or his penchant for striking out opponents, it was because of his size. Whoever says “Pitchers aren’t athletes” obviously haven’t seen St. Thomas’ Ben Ancheff in NAIA WS.
Wednesday, the popular video game “Fallout” released the trailer for its fourth installment, cleverly titled “Fallout 4″. Now, I don’t know anything about video games, but I’m a sucker for those that take place in the “real world”…and that’s why this thing appealed to me. From the USS Constitution to the Massachusetts State House to, […]
It’s been nearly 20 months since Torii Hunter tumbled into the Boston Red Sox bullpen and instantly became an internet meme. Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins outfielder was back at Fenway Park, the scene of the 2013 American League Championship Series, talking about the play and how it almost ended his stellar career. “For six to […]