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Guys Who Wear Jersey With Names on the Back That Shouldn’t Have Names on the Back

"Man we are such big Yankee fans check out our vintage jerseys with the names on the back"

“Man we are such big Yankee fans check out our vintage jerseys with the names on the back”

Don’t get it twisted Yankee fans or Yankee haters, I’m not saying that New York fans are the most obnoxious in sports.  Philadelphia fans got that title locked up.  This article isn’t about alienating an entire fanbase from TSB (EDIT: except for Philadelphia fans. Seriously.  You guys are scumbags), it’s about identifying the type of fans that are absolutely obnoxious, and people who wear jerseys with the names on the back of teams that don’t put the names on the back of jerseys tops this list.  Read the rest of this entry »

Remember this skinny guy? If you are younger than 30, you probably don’t.

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Will Barry Bonds be first ballot Hall Of Famer? It’s a question that’s been kicked around for the past five years, and it will be answered shortly. The Baseball Hall Of Fame ballots have been released for their 2013 induction class. Among the 45 players eligible for induction, 32 are on the ballot for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and their families.

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Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

It’s time to celebrate one of America’s greatest holidays.  Here at TSB, Hook and I have a few things that we would like to share with you that we are thankful for on this wonderful day. Read the rest of this entry »

I bet Jose Reyes is gald that he signed that big contract with the Marlins. Photo courtesy of Fishstripes.com

There was the fire sale of 1997, 2003, and now 2012.  But this time, the fire sale started during the season.  Not after a World Series title.

2012 was supposed to a big season for the Marlins.  They had just moved into a brand new ballpark (we’ll get to that later) and signed free agent shortstop Jose Reyes, starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, closer Heath Bell, and Manager Ozzie Guillen.  This was going to be the Marlins year.  After all, Showtime was going to be there along the way to document the whole thing for their “Hard Knocks” type show, The Franchise.

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On the field for game 2 of the World Series

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It’s almost impossible to describe the last 48 hours of my life, as one of my life long dreams have come true.  After game one of the World Series, we had gone to dinner with the Detroit Tigers infield coach Rafael Belliard, for his birthday, at The House of Prime Rib in San Francisco.  While waiting for our table, we started talking about our experience at the Detroit Tigers World Series game 1.  I became teary eyed and almost started to cry! Read the rest of this entry »

Nate McLouth watches his “foul ball” in game 5 of the ALDS.  Photo courtesy of ELSA/Getty Images

It takes too long…

The umps usually get it right anyway…

They haven’t really used replay for 100 years, why now?…

Who cares?  You’re right, and it’s 2012 for Christ’s sake!

Why is it that a regular season game between the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs has 18 different cameras out there to make sure that the right call is made, but MLB has like 3 for a playoff game?  It makes NO SENSE. Read the rest of this entry »

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Braves third baseman Chipper Jones before Friday’s game against the Mets.

On a night where the Atlanta Braves were honoring their third baseman and future Hall of Famer, Chipper Jones, the New York Mets decided to crash the party. The Mets would win the first game of the three game series, 3-1.

Jones is set to retire at the end of the season, his 19th in the majors. He has spent his entire career with the Braves, which is a rarity.

On Friday night, fans, Jones’ former manager, Bobby Cox, and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron participated in a tribute to No. 10. Jones would speak to the fans of Turner Field and his teammates, and was given gifts from the Braves organization including a pool table, his clubhouse locker, and a Hawaiian vacation. Aaron would give Jones a third base with the words “Chipper Jones 1993-2012.” Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s no secret that Derek Jeter gets more ass than a toilet seat.  It’s been rumored that he sends his one-night-stands off with a parting gift the next morning (a signed baseball).  Once engaged to Minka Kelly, Jeter is now single and back on the dating scene.  After tying Lou Gehrig for most 200 hit seasons as a Yankee, I figured we’d take a look back at the girlfriends of Derek Jeter:
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A Day With the Rockland Boulders

September 7, 2012 by

Earlier this summer I was lucky enough to score some free Rockland Boulders tickets though my wife’s job. For those of you who don’t know who the Rockland Boulders are, they are a professional “independent league” baseball team that plays in the Can-Am league.  The Can-Am League has teams in cities that do not have Major or Minor League teams and do not have affiliations with either.  The skill level of the players in the league are comparable to those in Single-A, minor league baseball.

When I arrived at the brand new Provident Bank Park in Pomona, NY (Exit 12 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway), I couldn’t believe such a nice ballpark was only minutes away from where I lived.  I knew that there was a new team in town, but didn’t know how close the stadium actually was.  With my 3-year-old daughter, wife, her friend, and her 4-year-old son, there wasn’t much time for me to take in the entire park. Read the rest of this entry »

Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon #21 of the Oakland Athletics looks on from the dugout as he earned the win against the Colorado Rockies in an 8-5 win during Interleague Play at Coors Field on June 12, 2012. (Image by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)

A week after Melky Cabrera was suspended by the MLB for failing a drug test, Oakland Atheletic’s pitcher Bartolo Colon has joined him.

Colon has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, the MLB announced earlier on Wednesday. Colon was in the midst of a rebound season with a 10-9 record and a 3.43 ERA, helping the Athletics into a wild-card contention.

“I apologize to the fans, to my teammates and to the Oakland A’s. I accept responsibility for my actions and I will serve my suspension as required by the Joint Drug Program,” Colon said in a statement released through the MLBPA.