Much is being made this afternoon of Tony La Russa's daughter dropping a Twitter bomb last night by referencing a crackhead and Ron Washington. Devon La Russa is backtracking from this: "I saw a crack head doing "The Wash" today. Coincidence? I think not..." That tweet was deleted & followed by: I really truly did not mean to be offensive! It's a phrase I use, meant as a joke. Please don't be offended! Go Cards!!! Now comes mom, Elaine & this. JUMP!
Again, these baseball cap bank robbers keep killing us with their creativity. Normally, a bank robber comes in, makes his demand or passes a note, money is handed over and the transaction process is complete. But then we get Braves Hat Bank Robber and his buddy, Shorty. They have a weird plan that means, when caught, both will be doing hard time on felony robbery convictions. Nice to see Adidas get repped during one of these heists, though. Details - JUMP!
We're kinda digging this new idea from ESPN where they throw a Baseball Tonight set outside ballparks and let drunks yell at future hall of famers. They'll also get a few racists signs into a shot here and there. And then there is Schill-dog. He's never one to shy away from a little tussle with controversy. Take today when some guy called him out for that turkey neck blasting through a collared shirt. Schill-dog isn't afraid to throw down on Twitter. JUMP!
Just look at how the NY Post played the photo of Yankees fan and Libyan rebel holding Gaddafi's gold gun. Perfect placement. Perfect headline. Tabloid journalism at its best. BC used to be in the newspaper business. Want to know why newspapers are getting their asses handed to them? Old fashioned. That secret should be out by now. Spice it up a bit, boys. Go visit Newseum. Count the number of papers who showed the death photo. Then figure out who's broke.
The St. Louis Cardinals are three games away from winning the World Series and making one crazy bastard considerably wealthier. A St. Louis man laid $500 down on two bets picking the Cards to make the Series and win the Series on September 12. Vegas didn't think too much of the Cardinals odds at the time, so the payouts will be substantial. We run you through the particulars. Check it!
Ah, to be a mediocre baseball player with staying power. That's what former Oakland A's and Colorado Rockies shortstop Walt Weiss was and it paid him well. It paid him so well, in fact, he was able to afford 73 acres in Colorado. Now he wants to pawn it off for a cool $4 million. Hey, why not? It comes with it's own baseball diamond so you can do your Field of Dreams thing. We've got the photos. Check it!
What do we remember about Pat Hentgen's run as a right-handed pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays? Oh, maybe that 1996 season when he won 20 games and had 10 complete games on his way to a Cy Young Award. That was pretty much the end, though. He'd eventually make $37,000,000 over a 14-year career and then buy a house in Tarpon Springs, Fla. with one of the most worthless theater rooms we've ever seen. Pat, seriously, $2mm for that garbage? JUMP!
First of all, two distractions in this photo: mustache ride bro throwing the peace sign and blonde Top Gunner lining up drinks. Sure, we laugh our asses off at blackface Ron Washington guy with some powder under his nose. But there's something about Heather that's driving us nuts. Such as: would we have to rip that flight suit off or will it easily unzip? Is Heather wearing any panties under that flight suit? All logical questions from some Halloween pic. (via @babeslovebball)
Via BBC: "The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse has spoken with the man who says he captured Col Muammar Gaddafi. The man was brandishing a pistol he took off the former Libyan leader. The fighter claimed that Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in the centre of the city and said "don't shoot". Meanwhile, Red Sox fan promises to bring the head of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before Christmas. It really is a rivalry we can all get behind. Kudos to Yankees Nation.
Of course it isn't sports related other than the fact that a Yankees fan captured Libyan dictator Gaddafi. (Not even taking the time to look up how to spell his first name.) It's the story of the day and the week. Gaddafi goes from scrapbooking Condi Rice to being holed up in a drainage ditch where Yankees fan found him. Then the rebels kill him. Bad day, brah. Anyway, Twitter went nuts dropping the seven dirty words, which means our editors swing into action. JUMP!
His 2010 Halloween costume stole a nation's heart. Little Ron Washington came out of nowhere to be the cult hero of fans who're smitten by little kids who look like 1970s burnouts. Liam Roybal is back and is kinda required to bust out the old costume even though he's growing up and the chicks aren't digging the same costume two consecutive years. Plus, the Rangers lost last year. Kudos to the news hounds at News8 Dallas for tracking down Little Ron. (Video at SportsGrid)
Let us start this post by saying that this isn't the first 'report' sent to our inbox about Derek Jeter over the past three weeks. It seems the floodgates are opening up since the split with Minka Kelly. Tonight's report is that Jeter was having drinks with these ladies at some NYC bar. (Far right, you look very familiar. Robbie Cano parties back in the day?) For some reason the ladies are avoiding Jeter, but claim there was plenty of fun that night at the bar. JUMP!
Mediocre Detroit Tigers pitcher Brad Penny, who didn't throw an inning in the postseason, is doing alright off the diamond... or at least he was. Penny is engaged to Dancing With the Stars hotttie Karina Smirnoff, but things apparently aren't looking so rosy for the couple. A trash mag report has surfaced that they're postponing their wedding. You'll never guess why. Here's the reasoning and some hot-ass photos of Karina to prove Penny's ass was out of its league. JUMP!
For those of you who haven't been following Zach Greinke's wife, Emily, on Twitter you've been missing out on all the fun. She's a former pageant chick. Used to cheer for the Dallas Cowboys and married a Cy Young Award winner. Her bank account has seven zeros. She's hot. Her husband is a complete dork. And she's tired of the horrible seats the St. Louis Cardinals gave Milwaukee Brewers' WAGs during the NLCS. WAR! JUMP!
The tabloids are buzzing over news and photos of some tramp stamped chick purported to be A-Rod's new girlfriend, Ella Magers, taking the place of Cameron Diaz. Get this, she's ripped just like Cam and Madonna. If we've learned anything from A-Rod's confusing life, it's that he prefers his women to be a couple of bench presses away from being dudes. No, there isn't a name yet. But there is that tat and photos of the two secretly leaving his Miami home. JUMP!
Dick tweets: "It is sad when ppl try to destroy a good man's career like Terry Francona . He is a WINNER & A GR8 GUY. Has a son & son in law in Afghan." And later added, "If reports r true Lackey, Beckett,& Lester drinking in clubhouse during games I would suspend them big time. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING if true!" Things eventually calmed down when Dickie was told they were drinking tall Coors & eating Hooters wings. (@DickieV)