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.
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?
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.”
“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.
Former broadcaster Fred White succumbed Wednesday to complications from melanoma. His death came one day after he officially retired from the Royals following a 40-year association with the club. He was 76.
White was lead broadcaster in the TV booth from 1973 until 1998.