If R.A. Dickey isn't the N.L. all-star game starting pitcher it'll be a travesty. Hell yes we want to see R.A. lobbing 80 mph knucklers to Josh Hamilton. The guy only went out last night and threw another one-hitter with 13Ks. Of course he deserved a shaving cream pie. In NBA news, it's a must-win game for the Thunder. Teams with a 3-1 lead in NBA Finals are 30-0. If you gamble, the Heat are 3.5 point favorites. Lose your money accordingly. Let's get rolling!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Roger Clemens perjury trial verdict was read, the guy was found not guilty of lying to Congress and then he exited a D.C. courtroom to throngs of waiting media. What instantly stood out about this tired man? That suit. That baggy, horrible suit & the hair. WTF happened to this guy who was never seen away from a baseball field without hair gel? So sad. PHOTOS - JUMP!
And our national nightmare that was the Roger Clemens perjury trial has come to an end with six not guilty verdicts from a jury in a D.C. courtroom. This was the conclusion of the second trial of Clemens; the first ended when the government lawyers f-ed up. Friend of BC & Newsday reporter Jim Baumbach was there throughout and dropped the dramatic news just a few minutes ago. Not guilty on all charges. Rocket can now go home & work on a comeback.
We we first introduced you to our friends at the Clevelander in Miami a few months ago, the ballpark bar was in its early stages. Now, in the heart of the baseball season, the bar is really beginning to explode. Night in and night out, the Clevelander is jam-packed with some of the hottest talent in the city of Miami, often offering more fun and excitement than the game itself. They sent us over some photos from the most recent home game against the Red Sox. JUMP!
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Pittsburgh and now bats second for his hometown team. In fact, the guy still lived with his parents while playing with the Pirates during the 2010 season. So why would anyone be surprised by his lunch lady driving to Cleveland for a Father's Day game? (via @GhostHunterss) In NBA news, this was written before the end Game 3. Sorry, have to catch a flight this morning. Let's get rolling!
Want to see the number one play on Sportscenter tomorrow before it's shown? Here it is. This South Carolina Gamecock outfielder looked like he had no chance to catch this ball and just closed the gap to dive for the ball. It looked like the Florida Gators and Kevin Sullivan had a chance to get back in the ballgame after a run by the Gamecocks but this guy stopped any hope of that. The Gamecocks have a chance to three peat as national champions in baseball. JUMP!
Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns dropped 10 thousand dollars to get a flash mob of Kent State students to Omaha for the College World Series. He got an interview from the easy on the eyes ESPN reporter Jenn Brown. Cribbs is known for his kick off return skills and happens to be a Kent State alumnus. Kent State is taking on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Omaha. Notice most of the students are hot chicks. JUMP!
Two-time defending College World Series champion South Carolina gets its 2012 CWS started tonight against #1 overall seed Florida in a 9 p.m. first pitch from Omaha on ESPN. Tournament darling Stony Brook got drilled, 9-1, by UCLA last night, but the real action gets going today. Big boy baseball. BC Cheerleader Editor, Asher, was ordered to go find a superfan from both S.C. & UF. He came back with cheerleader Taylor, a Gamecock, who enjoys a baseball game now & then. JUMP!
Meet 21-year-old Cameron James Taylor. He's just another homeslice trying to make a living in this country via a legitimate job, albeit one as a rent-a-cop for some California high school. He was hired to work early Thursday morning on school grounds in Santa Barbara. One thing led to another, cops allege, and Taylor was busting into the school's memorabilia case...for this. JUMP!
We continue to not be impressed by the Matt Cain perfect game. However, it's understandable that baseball dorks would be impressed by a power pitcher dominating a AAA lineup. Nope, it'll be impossible to walk into a bar for 30 years without some hippie bro saying he was at Pac Bell last night. For those of you who want to professionally act like you were in attendance, go to eBay right now and drop $125 on an $8 ticket stub.
Why would Barry Zito want to sell his house that's actually called the Villa Della Pace which has a romantic view of mountains and leafy valleys? Simple, the place has to be extremely boring. Can you imagine being a guy who likes going to grungy bars, expensive restaurants and then having to go home to this place? Not me. Maybe one of you idiots wouldn't mind spending $42,000 a month on this mortgage. JUMP!
Now 60+ games into the 2012 MLB season, there are some disturbing trends developing that make us think that there will be certain cities actually paying attention to baseball in late August & September. Take Pittsburgh, for example. The Pirates are four games over .500, a game back from the first place Reds and two games in front of the Cardinals. As for the WAGs, some ladies have dealt with injuries & others are enjoying breakout seasons. Time to check-in. JUMP!
Via: 53 year old Garrett Douthit had been an umpiring for about three weeks before his arrest. Douthit is a disabled veteran who says he took the job as an umpire to help support his family. Former Havelock Police Chief, Mike Campbell, is a booking agent for Balls and Strikes and says Douthit passed a background check to become an ump. Doesn't look like a pot head to us. And kudos go out to WNCT for using "shrooms" in its headline. Love it.
Of course we sent out the i-Team to figure out what the hell was going on with MLB umpire Manny Gonzalez during Saturday's Angels-Rockies game. BC first learned that there was a drippy issue via a Mike Trout YouTube video. However, after closer examination of MLB.tv files, it seems Gonzalez went from dry in the 1st inning to a giant puddle by the 6th. It was 88 & sunny at first pitch. JUMP!
Over the weekend, the CMA Music Festival was held in Nashville, and thankfully the activities comprised of more than just crappy country music. One of the all-time great WAG's, Carrie Underwood, took to the fields for the City of Hope Softball Challenge, and obviously looked good while doing so. Naturally, this got our attention and made us think up some of the other sexy celebrity softball moments...39 of them to be exact! Check them out after the JUMP!
So I open the BC mailbox this morning and have some stupid spam message from MLB.com with 'Adam Lambert' in the subject line. First reaction is to see why MLB.com has any affiliation with Adam Lambert. Next thing I know Lambert and his band are ripping off a set inside the MLB Fan Cave. Look, MLB deserves 92% of the bashing it gets from BC. This time these assholes are asking for it. What, Flock of Seagulls wasn't available? Do better, MLB. Do better. Let's get rolling!
Nick Swisher was coerced into covering Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe". Pretty much every sports team has covered this song. This should have stopped when the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders did their rendition of the song which was filled with hot chicks and was done professionally. UNC's Women's Lacrosse team did a decent cover with some hot chicks. These need to stop being made unless it's by Kate Upton in a bikini. JUMP!
This type of baseball fan is the worst. @Dan_Deo just happened to be watching the Dbacks-A's game last night and the camera bro found stupid. Yeah, this moron takes interleague to the next level by cheering for both teams. So he doesn't go home unhappy either way. This is what is happening to our children, America. One giant pussy who can't make a decision. In NBA news, you get Game 7 tonight at 8:30 on ESPN. If there was ever a MUST-WATCH game, this is it. Let's get rolling!
Jeff Manship is a Twins pitcher. Just a reliever trying to make it in professional baseball. Not bothering anybody. He's 27 and has been getting cups of coffee in the Majors over the last four years with the Twins. By now you'd think someone could spell his name. And then the guy put on his roadie jersey last night in Kansas City. Spelling error and all. JUMP!