Ever heard of the Rayne (Louisiana) Independent? No? Same here and we used to pride ourselves on knowing pretty much every newspaper with an 8,000 circulation and above. Rayne, a city with a population of just 8,500 in 2000, is known as the 'Frog Capital of the World.' As you can tell, it's an outpost. It's just another exit on I-10. However, the town's newspaper is about to get national attention over what ran in today's edition.
As a Reds' fan, nothing pains me more than seeing Fox Sports Ohio cameras catching dorky ass fans sulking at Citi Field after the bullpen blows a four-run lead & gives up five in the 8th. And then you add in the fact that 'Bruce' is wearing his stupid ass snack pack backpack and Livestrong bracelet and you have a Rockwellian screencap. Head to toe in Reds gear is never as bad until you start strapping on the gym pack. Not a good look at all, Ohioans.
Two things about the house that Rex Hudler is selling in Orange County. (1.) The 'Wonder Dog' is a genius with his money, having bought this spread in 1999 for $1.34 million. That was more than he ever made in a single season of MLB employment. Asking price today: $3.75 million. (2.) This place is like a porn production company paradise. Do you realize how many different scenes could be shot inside & out. Endless possibilities! JUMP!
Sammy Sosa is a HUGE Miami Heat fan. Well documented. So it might have been a surprise last night when Slammin' wasn't at American Airlines Arena for another LeBron debacle. Where was His Whiteness? Just hitting the red carpet at the Spanish People Magazine '50 Most Beautiful People' party. Still efforting to see why/how Sosa gets invites to such parties, but he's in demand. Anyway, we asked on Twitter: Sammy Sosa is whiter than _____________. The responses - JUMP!
Just happened to be watching the Red Sox-Mariners game yesterday when Charlie Furbush came in for a couple innings of relief and this jersey smacked me in the face. Of course Furbush has been around for a few years now and we've gotten over the humor in his last name. However, it seems the Mariners seamstress had a little fun with Charlie's road uni. No, there shouldn't be a space between 'Fur' and 'Bush' – unless you appreciate baseball humor.
Will Middlebrooks has more HRs than Albert Pujols. Has the same amount of RBI (14) as Pujols. Has a better batting average. And has scored just one fewer run (9) than Pujols. Never heard of Middlebrooks? He's the third baseman replacement while Kevin Youkilis is on the DL. This Middlebrooks character is also going to be marrying a former Cowboys cheerleader, Ann Lux, in December. Hell yes, this guy is on track for stardom. JUMP!
This broad, Janet Chiauzzi, wants you to believe she's not crazy. She's just a parent who got a little whacked out of her brain when, last summer, her son didn't make a Little League travel baseball team. How did she get revenge? In a very, very twisted way that has landed her in jail for 60 days and five years of probation!
Brian McNamee is testifying today in the Roger Clemens and it got us wondering what the admitted steroid injector has been up to lately. Come to find out, B Mac has actually been busy in the entertainment industry. It seems he got a gig as a guest referee at a recent Hulk Hogan midget wrestling event in Massachusetts. Yes, there are pics of McNamee and the midgets. Yes, this Clemens-McNamee story just won't go away. JUMP!
Just look at the head of hair on that kid. Insane. Our love affair with Rangers fan rolls along with this chick showing off her drinking abilities on Mother's Day. Hey, if mom wants to pound a few of those Platinum bottles during an ESPN broadcast with her adoring son, go for it. Have four. In NBA news, the national tragedy that is the first round can be put to bed. Your Lakers & Clippers are through to the semis. This guy is officially booked for May. Let's get rolling!
John Axford, of the Milwaukee Brewers, blew a save last night and also had to take his pregnant wife to the hospital because she was going into labor. Not only was his excuse for not talking to media completely valid, but his note was absolutely hilarious. The Milwaukee Brewers ended up beating ended up beating the Chicago Cubs in 13 innings but it only went into extra innings because of the blown save. HT Deadspin. JUMP!
Add another level of awesomeness to the legend of Bryce Harper thanks to his antics last night. Why was Harper bleeding above his eye during an at-bat? Why was there blood trickling down his face while he was in the outfield? Somebody got p*ssed off after an AB and went nuts with a bat. Somebody isn't coming out of a game for stitches. JUMP!
And Josh Beckett acts like a d*ck to media when they ask about how he spends his 18 off days per MLB season. How about what happened to Marlins catcher Brett Hayes yesterday on the Florida Turnpike. As you can see from the tweet, Hayes watched a dude with a gun walk by his car and that guy eventually shot two officers before shooting himself. Suck it, Becket. JUMP!
Once again, it's the Los Angeles Dodgers who keep landing hot chick superfans. You never seem to see a Playboy Playmate of the Year rooting for the Atlanta Braves or Detroit Tigers. Yesterday, it was announced that Jaclyn Swedberg has been named the 2012 PMOY and, yes, she owns a Dodgers hat and has no issue wearing it in public. Just once, give us a PMOY who gets naked in a Mariners jersey. Or Padres. Or Rockies. Mix it up, hot chicks. JUMP!
Poor Josh Beckett. The guy has pretty much ended his career in Boston thanks to his press conference last night after getting drilled by the Cleveland Indians. The right-hander's line: 2.1 innings, 7 H, 7 ER, 2 HRs and his ERA ballooned to 5.97. Twitter exploded once Beckett sat down to answer questions & was asked about playing golf before missing a start. Josh explained that he only gets 18 days off per season. JUMP!
This is a total bitch move by Albert Pujols' teammate Erick Aybar after last night's Angels victory over the Twins. The guy was coming off a two hit night, raised his BA to .198 and has to take this kind of shit from some scrub. Totally uncalled for. What are we talking about? Watch what happens in the Angels team handshake line. If there was ever a reason to beat a teammate's ass, this would be it. JUMP!
You've heard of Little League coaches attacking umpires over bad calls. How about an umpire (allegedly) attacking a coach over bitching about a bad call? Police in Piscataway, N.J. say a 21-year-old ump unloaded on a coach who dared complain about a strike call when a pitch bounced in front of the plate. That's right, bloodied his face. The guy arrested? A Rutgers student who likes MMA. JUMP!