The things you can find on eBay. Today, we've got some guy who apparently got swindled by a tech school that no longer exists trying to swindle some fool into paying $37,000 for an autographed jersey worn by Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. The seller claims the money will go to repay the student load debt. Sounds pretty legit to us because, hell, tech schools definitely cost that much and this jersey is totally worth that much. Check it!
Oil Can Boyd is in the news this week over some comments he made about being coked up during most of his MLB career career. The former Red Sox starter has a book coming out in which he talks about the coke use and how he would have won 150 games if he could ever get some sleep. Now into his 50s, Boyd is talking about a culture that dominated MLB during the 1980s. Today, we've compiled our all-star roster of coke users from the era & it's a beast team. JUMP!
It's time for our weekly look at the new Marlins ballpark, the home run feature and whatever else the construction workers have been up to. Big news this week: green grass & the roof works! It also seems that that video board is good to go. Opening Day is April 4 so there's still plenty of time to get that LSD-inspired HR feature covered up and ready to trip out those coked up bandwagon Marlins' fans. Go have fun with the Marlins ballpark cam.
Matt Cain is due for a pay raise after the 2012 season and he'll either get a huge contract from the Giants or sign elsewhere as a free agent. So what's the logical move at this point? Sell that $1.8mm house you've been slumming in while playing in San Fran. He'll make $15,000,000 this season and will probably demand at least that over 6-7 years in his next contract. Is this a move to rid himself of a house before leaving for NY? JUMP!
Still working our way through the piles of photos from Super Bowl XLVI & had to post this one of Chris Berman not exactly impressed by @EastSideDave. In baseball news this morning, the NY Post is having a blast with the Brian Cashman cheating story. His mistress was recently spotted tooling around her neighborhood in a 2009 Toyota Highlander registered to the Yankees, one neighbor said. Oh, hey, first Baseball Tonight of 2012 is today at 3:30. Let's get rolling!
That's a painting of Derek Lowe pitching for the Dodgers hanging in one of the spare bedrooms in his Atlanta home that is now on the market for just shy of $4,000,000. Why is Derek selling? Good chance it has to do with his trade to Cleveland and the fact that he won't be needing a 5,000 sq. ft. home in the Buckhead neighborhood. As for the painting, we figure if you pay full price he'll throw it into the deal. JUMP!
Yep, BC will be checking in with the Miami Marlins home run feature from time to time until this slice of Americana makes its debut in April. Today, via the ballpark webcam, we get to see that since last week workers have installed the pink flamingos and the palm trees. Sweet Jesus, things seem to be coming along nicely. Pieces are moving into place. According to the original plans, not much remains but lighting up this bad boy. (Watch Marlins construction cam - here)
The people at the Topps trading card company are some funny, wacky bastards! They decided to make St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker's 2012 baseball card a shot of the so-called rally squirrel. Schumaker's leg also makes a brief cameo in his baseball card. The company says they did it to honor the Cardinals' postseason run. We're sure Schumaker is ecstatic. Here's the story and the card. Check it!
Had a phone conversation with Terry Francona this afternoon concerning his activities at the Red Lantern bar on Friday night. Terry says he was out and about, took about 30 photos with fans but he never bought drinks for any chicks and was pretty much just minding his business. There were some unscrupulous rumors on Twitter that the ex-Sox skipper needs to put to bed. We'll believe Terry's word over some dumb broad any day of the week. JUMP!
ESPN Boston is reporting that its very own, Jenny Bell, is the new Heidi Watney of Red Sox Nation. How big is that news? Huge if you are Jenny Bell. She's about to go from the world of X Games reporting to traveling the country & asking Dustin Pedroia about groin injuries. She'll be the new face of the Red Sox dugout on NESN, the official home of Red Sox games. Who is this chick? She went to UMass & was a cheerleader. She also liked - or still likes - to party. JUMP!
Thanks to the guys at Baseball Nation for tipping us off to the webcam at the new Marlins Ballpark that is showing the construction of that super gay, super crazy home run feature the team promised fans. Yes, that thing will go off after a Marlins dong. Seriously. Fish will fly and lights will blink. NY might have its stupid apple. Milwaukee might have that mascot sliding into a fake pool of water. But nobody in the MLB can compete with this massive 'thing.' PHOTOS - JUMP!
Call him a jerkoff all you want. If there's one thing that's becoming apparent with the wallet of ARod, it's that the dude doesn't plan on going broke anytime soon. What's he been up to this offseason, besides pumping iron with WWE Diva Torrie Wilson? Oh, just flipping his NYC Riverside Drive penthouse for a healthy profit. Numbers weren't disclosed (until tax records are filed) but figure he didn't take less than $7.5mm This guy is going to be wiping his ass with $100 bills for years! JUMP!
Former MLBer Curtis Leskanic was arrested in September 2011 on DUI charges and had his 14 or so hours of play on the blogs and news outlets. Now, thanks to those pesky Florida journalists, we have the police dash cam from that night in Orlando. This isn't your ordinary 1 hour video. Leskanic puts on a show for us. From the minute the cops walk up to his truck, Curtis in on. But the real gut-busting LOL moments come when he gets in the cruiser. JUMP!
They're even using Tebowing snow sculptures on the slopes to get some damn snow. Smart move, but does Mother Nature really care about some option-read QB from the Broncos? If you care & are a degenerate: the Pro Bowl OVER/UNDER is up to 73. In Prince Fielder news, SI's Andy Gray unearthed this gem of the Tigers new $200mm man as a chubby kid throwing the ball with Alan Trammell. Dude will make $65,000 every single day for next 9 years. Let's get rolling!
Who is Paige Brendel? She's the new blonde girlfriend of Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie. What the hell is the big deal with Ms. Brendel? Well, she's a former college soccer player, is an Arizona State broadcast journalism major and cheerleader (still efforting if she's an ASU cheerleader). Why does all this matter? Because Lawrie was engaged in the fall, got disengaged from this chick & is now having tattoos removed. DRAMA! JUMP!
Sammy Sosa's bukkake face is back in the news down in Columbia. Why? It has something to do with baseball, a key to the city, blah, blah, blah. The real news is that some newspaper photographer snapped a shot of Sammy, the paper ran it and his face is the same shade of cream as the shirt he's wearing. Put that guy's face on bright white newsprint & he'd look whiter than Casper. This skin condition is officially out of control. JUMP!
In case you didn't notice this winter, Jonathon Papelbon has no use for his Boston brownstone. He signed a free-agent deal with Philly and must not plan on making Boston his permanent home because the 2,500 sq. ft. Beacon Street pad on the market. What do you get in this $3,100,000 deal? Location. Want to stumble home drunk after Red Sox games? This place is less than two miles from Fenway. Want that sweet rug? Paps will probably throw it into a deal. JUMP!
That headline is a little long and probably doesn't make much sense to you guys - yet. A little backstory for you. Back in December BC editors happened upon a photo of Josh Hamilton at a Subway and he was wearing a tough guy beanie/sunglasses combo. And then we saw this poster from Scripture Art of Hamilton wearing yet another beanie. What does it all mean? We're not sure, but the white sunglasses on the beanie look with gold chain has us smitten. JUMP!
Anyone else catch the Manny Ramirez feature that ESPN ran yesterday. Yeah, the one where Pedro Gomez is riding shotgun in Manny's SUV. Yeah, the one where Manny is getting back into shape with water aerobics class? If Cincinnati doesn't jump all over this guy we're rescinding our fandome. Imagine him in that bandbox. At least 48 dongs. In football news, an amazing 92% of the O/U money in the Packers-Giants game is on the OVER. React accordingly. Let's get rolling!