Someone tell us when the Texas Rangers turned their baseball games into giant frat parties where people are in costumes, drunk, eating 2-foot, $26 hot dogs and partying like they're at an NFL game. Last night was Yu Darvish night and there were fans wearing Japanese flag capes, fans with a "Love Yu Long Time," sign and then there was Fake Bubba Watson sitting in the expensive seats. Best ballpark experience? This is like SEC football. JUMP!
So Ozzie Guillen is in the middle of a press conference to extinguish the flames from his rather complimentary statements towards Fidel Castro. Ozzie, being the moron he is, was quoted as saying he "loves Fidel Castro." Yep, that didn't go over very well in Miami where people who left Cuba on boats call home. Ozzie is now suspended 5 games and Cuban-Americans are furious. There are protests and Twitter is buzzing with loads of f-bombs. JUMP!
Can't say we remember a catcher as desirable to Canadian ladies as Blue Jays backstop J. P. Arencibia. The guy is a career .212 hitter and here he is with fans saying it's "B-Jay Time!" Unreal. What did we learn about the MLB last night? Yu Darvish is probably a decent pitcher but got slapped around by a weak Seattle team. Finally, are you an old WCW fan? Yes, the wrestling league. You MUST see these old photos. Let's get rolling!
Imagine walking around Jacobs Field (or whatever they're calling it) and there are like 500 people milling around. Then you see a giant black guy who looks like Rick Ross. You just happen to be wearing your 'Caucasians' Indians shirt. You get closer and realize that's not Ross, it's actually the infamous Mo Vaughn all bundled up for an April Cleveland Indians game. Seriously, no Photoshop used here. WTF is Mo Vaughn doing in Cleveland? JUMP!
Busted Coverage is putting together a personalized baseball jersey project where we track the best and worst from MLB fans. You have 160 games to snap photos of baseball jerseys. BC wants the great ones (exp: #69 jerseys) and the ones like #15 Tebow spotted today outside Camden Yards. Bonus points if a hot chick is wearing the jersey. Send in the pics & if they're worthy you'll get a post: email@example.com
Let's take a journey into the world of community college baseball and let's pretend, maybe the smartest guys don't play there. Case in point. Things get a little chippy in this clip, but ultimately nothing happens even after the benches clear. That is, except for the left fielder, who lays a vicious cheap shot on the unsuspecting guy minding his own business on second base. Way to go, brah! You showed him! JUMP!
Yesterday, we asked for more photos of the body paint chicks at the Miami Marlins home opener on Wednesday night and guess what shows up this afternoon? That's right, close-ups of the body painting process. Everyone can relax, those are nipple stickers. As BC mentioned, $75 gets you into the Clevelander at Marlins Park where you can watch the game, get drunk and even go for a swim with the ladies. New bachelor party destination? Think so. JUMP!
Opening Day in Texas! Big acquisition in the offseason was Yu Darvish and that means the Rangers also acquired a couple new Asian trainers to work on Yu's shoulders. For some strange reason the organization wanted to recognize these new hired guns and that's when hilarity ensues. Legendary P.A. announcer Chuck Morgan gets through one strange name but the second & third don't escape getting butchered. JUMP!
So, Magic you sure buying the Dodgers was the right move for you? Looking a little sleepy last night. Oh, and what's up with being forced to sit with that buffoon Frank McCourt and his rebound beef? What did we learn yesterday from baseball? Hitting will be an issue for a few clubs like: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Chicago & Miami. In NBA news, good to see a solid effort from Dwight Howard last night. Total dick. How can anyone root for this idiot? Let's get rolling!
So it appears that middle finger salutes from fans will quickly become a 'thing' in Major League Baseball this season. Last night we had Marlins homeboy saluting. Now comes Pirates fan flipping off Phl 17 during what should be a celebration of a new start, green grass & good will amongst fans. Anyway, did you see a fan middle fingering on TV? We want to see them this season. Send them in: firstname.lastname@example.org (via @CrossingBroad)
Maybe one of your Miami bros was texting you last night about his "AMAZING NIGHT" at the Marlins game and telling you all about the new ballpark. How his 100 level seats were "SO F-ING AMAZING" and that there isn't a bad seat in the house. Guess what that bro was missing out on? Body painted go-go dancers at The Clevelander, the center field trendy club that'll cost you $75 a ticket to enter. Here's what you get for that money. JUMP!
Hey, look at us over here having our third Opening Day! Remember us? Baseball? America's Pastime? Nope, no Photoshop involved here. This is actually what was tweeted out by the fine folks @MLB. Sense any desperation? They're only kicking of 'Opening' Day on the same day as Tiger Woods tees off at The Masters and the NFL hears Saints bounty appeals. HELL YES, LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED. Don't forget, $10 tickets to Mets games! (via @MLB)
BC fan Alan in Clearwater sent this last night: "Was watching the pregame with my son and this is what Marlins fan does on Opening Night. Bunch of moron bandwagoners." While middle finger Marlins fan is hilarious, how about Mets fan by Kruk trying to get TV time. That's the real loser. As for Opening Day, that only applies to 7 locales this afternoon. That's right, Opening Day only involves 14 out of 30 teams. Rest of you can wait until Friday. Let's get rolling!
The legend of Jeffrey Loria being a Grade A asshole are legendary and go back to his days of holding the city of Montreal hostage over a baseball stadium deal. His charade eventually found its way to South Florida and the Marlins franchise. He eventually got his wish for Miami taxpayers to foot most of the bill to build Marlins Ballpark, which just happened to open tonight. What does he do on Opening Night? Has Muhammed Ali throw out the first pitch. JUMP!
RAFAEL FURCAL GETTING NAKED IN THE CARDINALS DUGOUT! FURCAL WITH HIS GAME PANTS AROUND HIS ANKLES! ON ESPN! SFW, YET SOMETHING FOR THE LADIES! FURCAL MAKING UNI ADJUSTMENTS! Everyone can relax, just realize that this Marlins Ballpark offers multiple camera angles and this is what you'll be getting to look at this season. JUMP!
Who's in the mood to drop between $595,000 & $19,800,000 on a house these days? Are you a baseball junkie who wants to live in a house where your hero has slept? If you're in the market for a new pad and have the money, we suggest these 12 homes that need a buyer. Help these cash strapped former & current millionaires get out from under houses such as Adrian Beltre & his 15 bath mansion. Here is the ultimate piece of memorabilia. JUMP!