You know how we think we know Tommy Lasorda has some gangsta bones left in his body? We think he hustled the guys from the Art of Shaving. At some point this week, Tommy got creamed up by the shaving experts and got razored. Next thing you know he's tweeting out this photo. Was it paid? Can't say for sure, but if it was we'd want our f*cking money back. Lasorda has 37,500 followers and only got six RTs and 1 favorite out of this. Straight cash, homey!
Does it look like, at 47, Jose Canseco has stopped taking steroids to keep him in baseball playing shape? Not to us. Guess who's back in professional baseball, albeit the Mexican League? The Bash Brother. He's signed with Cancun and joins other former MLB luminaries such as Joey Gathright on the Quintana Roo Tigres. If you want a good laugh, follow Jose's tweets from Mexico and do not miss the replies that are pouring in. Good stuff. Let's get rolling!
Nevermind the fact that ESPN had Dwight Gooden on this afternoon to chat about Jeremy Lin's sensation in NYC. That's right, the WWL has burned through all of its other possible guests and we're down to Doc. So imagine our surprise when Chris McKendry started rapping with the Mets legend and the screen said Tony Stewart was on the line. Nope, wrong black guy. Nope, Tony Stewart wasn't a former Met or Yankee. Nope, it didn't appear again.
Josh Hamilton broke his TV interview silence yesterday for the Glenn Beck TV channel. No, silly, Glenn wasn't available to do the interview so religious right tough guy James Robison handled the gig. You might remember how much emphasis Hamilton puts on 'God' and his religion. So the two sat down for a chat and the Dallas media did their thing. Mac Engel of the Dallas Morning News penned a piece that asked what we've been wondering. What if Josh were black? JUMP!
Nope, we have no specific news that Evan Longoria and BC Hall of Famer Jaime Edmondson are dating, but these two kids looked awfully happy to be hanging out together today at Disney World's Animal Kingdom. Either they're dating or their dogs are dating because we've never seen more doggy sleepovers at Longoria's place in Twitter history. Edmondson's dachshund, Molly. Longoria's bull terrier, Jango. Could be power couple of 2012. JUMP!
Here we figured the Curtis Leskanic DUI story was history and that he'd cleared up that mess. Not so, according to Florida media who are reporting Curt will be in court today to keep evidence out of his trial. We assume the former MLB pitcher doesn't want the dash cam video - released in January - to be used against him. Haven't seen the video? YOU MUST WATCH THIS RIGHT NOW! JUMP!
We've shown you stupid sports-related tattoos before, but Benjamin Christensen's might take the cake. Or, it might be the coolest thing you've ever seen. That will largely depend on whether you're as insane about baseball as he is. We're quite sane, so we're going to fall into the first category. In honor of Christensen's stupid sports tattoo, we're breaking out a gallery. We'll call it a gallery of regret, since that's what these idiots will feel about their sports tattoos sometime down the road. JUMP!
Have we ever mentioned how enamored BC is with the Oakland A's baseball wives? What site was the first one to introduce you to Amanda McCarthy and her ballsy tweet to pitcher Brandon McCarthy? This one. So add the Sizemores to our growing list of must-follows on Twitter. When a wiener Valentine's card ends up Instagramed, BC takes notice. Add in that these two 20-somethings are tatted up, drink beer and upload bikini photos - we can't not be fans. JUMP!
Big news out of the aviation world today as Jet Blue and the Red Sox unleashed a new plane that'll be flying out of Boston Logan and is painted with the Red Sox logo on the tail. Yes, customers were given those jerseys you see and were promptly asked to wear it or they'd be shot by an air marshal. No seriously, they were allowed to keep the jersey and then charged $25 to stow it in the carry-on bin. No seriously, there are more photos. JUMP!
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)