Bad news, Yankee fans: Derek Jeter may be out longer than anticipated. Apparently he has been spotted wandering the streets of Manhattan, drinking “Venti, Non-Fat, No Foam, No water, 6 pump, extra hot, chai tea lattes”, & only answering to the name Phillip.
Game on! The Pirates all decided to wear Penguins gear during their upcoming road trip to show support for their Pittsburgh brethren in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That wasn’t enough for Brandon Inge, who came to the ballpark in full Mario Lemieux regalia, including pads, a helmet, and roller blades, making this the best rollerblade-wearing decision anyone has made in at least a decade. If Inge had more advance notice and a few more hair follicles, I’m sure he would have produced a glorious mullet to tie the whole ensemble together. The picture is a little blurry, so it’s hard to tell if method actor Inge retained all his teeth for the stunt.
Mike Piazza plays the drums in the basement of Dodger Stadium in May 1998. (VJ Lovero)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza was in a Goo Goo Dolls cover band during his days with the Mets.
May 27, 2013 cover of SI.
Jaime Garcia already out - probably for the year. And then there were four…
(nice tribute, though)
The city of Montreal has changed the name of Faillon street in front of Jarry Park, the former home of the Montreal Expos, to Gary Carter Street in honour of former Expos Hall of Famer. (Photo: Ryan Remoirez/The Canadian Press)
I would’ve called it The Kid’s Korner but who am I?
The Nationals Just Upgraded Their Wardrobe
Earlier today, I linked to the piece I wrote at Baseball Prospectus in which I scouted the scantily clad ballplayers in 1980s Playgirls. If I was to die, I was hopeful that my obituary would be updated to read ‘Man who wrote about baseball players in Playgirl died in horrific paint fume-inhaling accident.”
However, the real gift came at the end of the day when according to Adam Kilgore:
“Haren got T-shirts of McCatty’s Playgirl shot made today. “UNTUCK” on back. “Utter joy,” Clippard said. “This is the best day of my life.”
This is what’s known as the Butterfly Effect, for the beefcake-post you make one morning soon can soon become the team-building mocking tee-shirt the next. So don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference in this world, because you can.
If you have not had a chance to read Mike’s incredibly
disturbing awesome post on MLB players in Playgirl…you, my friend, have not lived
The Chicago History Museum (full disclosure: I lead tours for them on occasion) has created a blog, mainly for kids, for “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.
The first entry from April 1, 2013: “I know what everyone has said about me for years. This is the chance to tell my story.”
Check it out.