Archive for the ‘baseball’ Category

St. Louis fan shows off his prosthetic Cardinals leg

October 14, 2011

Lenny Dykstra is apparently a pervert as well as a thief

August 26, 2011

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LENNY DYKSTRA

Former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra has been arrested for exposing himself to women he met online. Dykstra had advertised on Craigslist for a “personal assistant.” He is accused of exposing his genitals to the women while “interviewing” them.

Dykstra is still facing criminal charges for bankruptcy fraud. He also allegedly stole a car and was in possession of drugs earlier this year. That marks quite a fall for the former Mets and Phillies star who was once hailed as a stock market picking savant by notorious CNBC host Jim Cramer.

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CNBC’S JIM CRAMER MAKES ANOTHER SOLID ENDORSEMENT

Shot of smallest crowd in Major League history

August 25, 2011

With Hurricane Irene possibly bearing down, Wednesday’s baseball game between the Florida Marlins and Cincinnati Reds had an unofficial attendance of just 347 fans. That would be a new low for fan attendance in MLB history. However, the official attendance for the game will be listed at 10,000 plus-the actual number of tickets sold. Not the number of fans who really attended the game.

Tell-all book tells nothing

August 9, 2011

A former New York Yankees batboy named Luis Castillo has a book out. Excerpts of that book have been printed in the New York Post. Among the details revealed by Castillo is the milquetoast assertation that Yankees captain Derek Jeter prefers women with “a nice smile and personality.”  Castillo didn’t talk about Jeter’s herpes rumors.

A slightly more hilarious tidbit was porn addict outfielder Hideki Matsui’s guarantee before Game 7 of the 20004 ALCS. After blowing a 3-0 lead in the series, Matsui guaranteed a Yankees win in Game 7. The Yankees lost and the Boston Red Sox went on to win their first World Series in six generations. Matsui’s exact prediction on what the team would do in the series finale:

“Kick ass. Pop champagne. Get some ho’s.”

Brian Wilson and Tim Lincecum at the White House photo

July 26, 2011

Jayson Werth is the new Dave Valle

July 21, 2011

 

How bad of a season is right fielder Jayson Werth having for the Washington Nationals? So bad that beer may only cost $2.11 in D.C.

A bar called Duffy’s Irish Pub is planning to drop the price of certain draft beers to match Werth’s current batting average. Werth is hitting a measley .211 right now. Duffy’s stole the idea for the batting average/beer price promotion from a Seattle bar in Pioneer Square called FX McRory’s. Back in the ’90s, FX McRory’s used to price their beer according to then catcher Dave Valle’s batting average. Beer was under $2 for most of the season.

The Nationals signed Werth to a 7-year $ 126 million contract this offseason following his All-Star and World Championship stint with the Philadelphia Phillies. Not only did Werth receive a $4 million signing bonus and a $10 million salary this season, but he will receive a $21 million salary in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

The Nationals are already admitting the Werth signing was a mistake.

End of the baseball world? Pittsburgh Pirates in first place

July 19, 2011

As of Monday, the Pitsburgh Pirates are in first place in the National League Central Division. How unlikely is that? Well, the Pirates have not made the playoffs since 1992. That was 19 years ago. It was the year Bill Clinton was first elected president. Boys II Men was the world’s top musical act. George Michael, Vanessa Williams, Right Said Fred and Billy Ray Cyrus were at the top of the charts. Bohemian Rapsody by Queen was a Top-40 hit. In 1992 Marlene Dietrich and Lawrence Welk were still alive.

The Pirates are 50-44. That’s just seven less wins than the team had all of last season and it’s one week past the All-Star break. The Pirates have overturned more than half the players on its 25-man roster and the team had three members of the National League All-Star team (outfielder Andrew McCutchen and pitchers Kevin Correia and Joel Hanrahan.) Three All-Stars is the most Pittsburgh has had since 1990 when Bobby Bonds and Bobby Bonilla were with the club, 22 seasons ago.

It’s amazing to note that this is the first time since 20 seasons ago that the Pittsburgh has even been a contender, let alone a legitimate playoff team. The Pirates have been so bad that they haven’t spent a single day over .500 after the All-Star break since 1992. They’ve had 18 straight losing seasons. They’ve also had 10 seasons of finishing dead last in their division. This makes the Pittsburgh Pirates the losingest team in American sports history.

Celebration of ineptness

July 14, 2011

The 100 Worst Baseball Players Of All Time: A Celebration (Part 1)

MARIO MENDOZA

Deadspin.com has an awesome rundown of the “100 worst” baseball players of all time. Check it out. According to the website, Mario Mendoza (for whom the “Mendoza Line” is named) is the worst player in baseball history.

Deadspin calls the article a “celebration” of baseball history. It evaluates playerrs all the way back to the 1800’s.

Another MLB fan almost plummets to his death

July 12, 2011

Fan almost bites it at All-Star game Home Run Derby

This follows tragic death of Rangers fan Shannon Stone.

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Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit

July 10, 2011

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