USA Today reporter Jorge L. Ortiz has a story out this week on Manny Ramirez, how he's handling retirement and what the future holds for a guy who failed a PED test in 2011. Instead of telling Ortiz about pounding booze at Club LIV, Ramirez used 'God' in a sentence. In fact, we've figured out that Manny is going to church and even graduated from schooling at the infamous Segadores de Vida church in Hollywood, Fla. JUMP!
Huge fan of the movie Rookie Of The Year? We are too, that's why it's great to see rookie Manny Machado pulling the infamous "hidden ball trick" that Henry perfects in Rookie Of The Year. It's not exactly the same, but along the same lines. Machado is charging a rolling ball down the third base line and appears to whip the ball to first to catch the runner. Low and behold, Machado faked out the runner on third, nabbing him rounding the base. JUMP!
James Loney would be pale white, listen to Nickelback and make a bigger paycheck. Paul Konerko's contract will pay him $12M in 2012 while Loney will only make $6.375M. (via @bigpapi224). In college basketball news, Jim Calhoun will retire today. UConn is banned from the 2013 tournament so this is perfect timing from Jimbo. In gambling news, here is Floyd Mayweather's $100k Patriots win. Let's get rolling!
This isn't the first time we've featured one of the San Diego Padres ball girls here on BC. A few weeks back, Padres ball girl Catalina made an insane catch. We've come to expect greatness from the Padres ball girls so this video is a real bummer. It's a different ball girl, but she seems primed and ready to make a great catch. Enter cowardly security guard. This guy is there to protect people and he scurries off like a little kid, botching the ball girls catch attempt! JUMP!
$80,000?! Does Jose Canseco's former bodyguard John Carlson honestly think he can get $80k for a few pieces of Canseco memorabilia? There are two separate eBay listings, each going for $40k. The first package is a collection of game used cleats, bat, ball and base from the game where he secured a 40/40 season. The second is his ALCS ring from 1988. Worried about authenticity? Don't be. Carlson provides photo evidence of his friendship with Jose. JUMP!
Joe Nathan, a Giants fan, last night paid up on his NFL regular season opener bet with Rangers pitcher Mike Adams by wearing the official Tony Romo uniform during BP. Notice: official Nike Romo jersey. The bet was to wear the uniform through batting practice and let lots of fans take photos of the shaming. Nathan, born in Houston, was raised in New York. Here he figured there was no way the Super Bowl champion would lose an opener. JUMP!
Kudos to @DominicGallo for actually sitting through last night's World Series of Poker episode. Nope, that's not Phil Helmuth. In baseball news, the Yankees are back in a first place tie with the Orioles. Someone wake us in October. Moving on...a Korean couple is suing Hooters over one of the company's waitresses writing "chinx" on the takeout order slip. It's a sad day when a Hooters waitress can't drop race jokes on to-go slips. Let's get rolling!
Via: Portland police arrested a man wearing a New York Yankees hat over the weekend after he threw a brick through the police station's glass front door. Police say Jeffrey Nason, 38, entered the Middle Street station at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday to complain that someone in the street had yelled at him for wearing a Yankees cap. Jeff needs to calm the f*ck down. The Yankees now have a 1 game lead on Baltimore.
The Braves took on the Rockies yesterday in Atlanta. It was a pretty uninteresting game for the most part and was 0-0 heading into the bottom of the second. Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario was routinely tossing the ball back to pitcher Jhoulys Chacin when something odd happened. Chacin just totally missed the ball and it went rolling towards second base, allowing Juan Francisco to score from third! JUMP!
Barry Bonds has to be one of the strangest retired black baseball players in MLB history. The guy made $188 million over his baseball career, battled through courts and now unwinds by cycling through Colorado and hiking mountains. That's totally the craziest rich black guy retirement plan we've ever heard of. Name another retired black MLB player going shirtless on Colorado backcountry hikes. You can't. Face it, Skinny Barry Bonds is a lean beast. JUMP!
If you are expecting sympathy from us in this post, stop reading now. This girl is infuriating. She didn't get a ball that she thought she deserved so she threw a hissy-fit for an inning. The girl was literally screaming and flailing her arms until she got her baseball. Props to the players for ignoring her too. Flat-out not giving the girl the time of day...that is until her MILF of a mom flashed some cleavage. Never seen a baseball get tossed into a crowd that fast before! JUMP!
We can say with full confidence that 90% of our readers were not watching today's game between the Oakland A's and the LA Angels. No worries, we got you guys covered. In the 4th inning, Erick Aybar hit a line drive right up the middle...until it connected directly with A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy's head. McCarthy dropped like a ton of bricks and trainers immediately came to his side. Respect to McCarthy though...bro walked off on his own power. JUMP!
And that's just the tip of the iceberg of what has been posted today to Ozzie Guillen's Twitter account. Yes, Ozzie is a crazy maniac who doesn't usually make sense in English, but these tweets are more incoherent than usual. Man juices? And there's so much more. For example: whit. all. this. trafic. lol. but. is. ok. i. going. to. listen. el. tigre. rafael. salsa. program. in. venezuela. animoooo(.) Ozzie's account had been dead since May 17. JUMP!
The Yankees held a 10-game lead in the AL East on July 18. Lets just say things have changed. The Yankees are in an ugly slide, going 19-25 since then. The Bronx Bombers find themselves in a tie with the division rival Orioles who are 29-15 in the same span. Are the Yankees the new Mets? Could they possibly blow the division lead this late in the season? Twitter was going nuts last night as Yankees fans prepared for the worst. JUMP!
He might have hit just .194 this summer for the Worcester Tornadoes, but Jose Canseco isn't about to hang up the cleats on the 2012 season. There he was, Bash Brother, reportedly slumming it on Labor Day with fat guys at a Fullerton, California softball tourney. This guy just can't get the sport out of his blood. 14 hits in 72 ABs for Worcester didn't end his dreams. Have bat, will travel. JUMP!
It looks like retirement is hitting Jim Edmonds a little harder than he expected. With his career earnings from baseball in the $90 million range, it's hard to believe Edmonds could possibly be strapped for cash. Why then is he selling his 2007 Mercedes Benz S600...for $100,000 less than he put in it?! The car doesn't even have 25k miles on it! Is it possible that Jimmy Baseball has burned through his fortune? Does he need this $80 grand more than we think? JUMP!
Just over a month ago we introduced you to Jessica Cox, Mike Trout's long-time girlfriend. We were doing a routine check of her Twitter today and came across this gem! Jess tweeted out a junior prom photo from 2007 of her with Trout. An adorable couple reliving their high school glory days, but Trout is rocking quite the brace-face! How far he's come from this photo to the cover of SI in only five years! JUMP!
Are you out of work, behind on your house payments, the electric is about to be shut off and you need to pay for a divorce? Getting out of debt could be easy. Do you know this bank robber? Would you consider turning on your homeboy, but don’t have the nerves to rat? Let us help you. We’ll turn on your homeboy. And split the reward money with you! It’s a win-win. Full story – JUMP!
Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford combined for a circus catch in last nights game against the Houston Astros. Sandoval AKA The Kung Fu Panda made a mad dash from third base to chase down a foul ball. He got to the spot but over-pursued and ended up falling over, losing control of the ball. Enter shortstop Brandon Crawford. This bro hustled over from his position to make arguably the catch of the year! JUMP!