Last night at Game 3 of the A.L.D.S: Park in Greektown, walk towards Ford Field/Comerica & about two blocks from the ballpark the scalpers start routine. "Who needs tickets?" It was explained that we just needed into the park. "Cheapest you got," was our message. "$160 lower level," responded one. Keep walking. Another dude says be careful, lots of fakes floating. Now near Cheli's, normal looking Detroiter with a SRO. A quick $60 & we're in. JUMP!
It's not our normal routine to check the New York headlines but couldn't pass up a peek after the Yankees went down 2-1 in the ALDS. 99% of Yankees' fans hate A.J. Burnett and now he gets the ball tonight against a Tigers lineup that is actually getting production out of Ramon Santiago and Brandon Inge. “The weight of the world isn’t on his shoulders,” Mark Teixeira said of the erratic right-hander whose last start was Sept. 25. “It’s on our shoulders.” Let's get rolling.
Former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa, or as we call him White Sammy Sosa, is raising the bar on creepiness once again. He still has the white face, but now we know he shaves his chest. That's right, white skin and as little hair as possible. Well done Sammy! In honor of the weirdo known as Sammy Sosa, we present this latest installment of Greatest Moment in Sammy Sosa White Face. Check it out!
How do we know Busted Coverage has a special power over hot women these days? 1. They'll actually email us. 2. They think we're witty, funny & have a great sense of humor. 3. They'll actually shoot exclusive photos of themselves wearing their favorite team's jersey. That's like an Internet trifecta for a sports blogger. That's how we met model/actress Kerry Garvin. She looked us up and kinda wanted to give the Rays some inspiration during the playoff run. JUMP!
For those of you losers who've never spent a sports weekend in Detroit, mark it down on the must-do list. Of course the ride from the airport isn't going to impress you. Of course the ride north on I-75 will take you past an America that America has long forgotten. But the bond that D people have is sports. Fighting the Yankees. Coming back on the Cowboys. This is where sports is happening right now. Tonight we head into the beast for Verlander-Sabathia. Wouldn't dare miss it.
As we've come to expect from St. Louis, some dimwit posted a bunch of "St. Louis Cardinals 2011 NL Central Champions" posters around the team's locker room before they celebrated their Wild Card berth. We suspect the Milwaukee Brewers, who finished six games ahead of St. Louis, might have something to say about that. Anyway, here's a gallery of the Cardinals celebrating whatever they think they won. Check it!
Do yourself a favor at some point this evening if you haven't already done so. Go watch this video. Cooper Stone is the son of deceased fan, Shannon Stone, who fell to his death trying to snag a ball thrown by Josh Hamilton earlier this season. The family had to deal with the loss of a father and husband, while Hamilton has to live with the guilt. We dare you to watch this and not get a lump in your throat. HT: SportsGrid & @BubbaProg.
The Boston Red Sox melted down like no other team ever has before, blowing the biggest lead for a playoff spot entering September in history. While we're fairly pleased the Sox won't be in the playoffs, BC sorta feels your pain. We also enjoyed a laugh or two at your expense. So, in honor of your meltdown, here are the best A.L. Wild Card collapse e-cards. Way to go, Boston! Enjoy being loozahs this winter. JUMP!
It's a night in Major League Baseball history that won't soon be forgotten. ESPN is already firing up the 30 for 30 documentary team. Dan Shaughnessy would totally like a do-over with what will go down as his very own Bill Buckner moment. Four teams had a shot. 3 of the 4 games were unreal. One rain delay. 2 extra inning games. Newspaper deadlines missed. Big headlines. Fans crying. Fans with four TVs in their living rooms. The night had it all. Recap - JUMP!
Those of you who watched the 30 for 30 documentary, Catching Hell, last night on ESPN know how riveting it was for a character like Steve Bartman to collide with Chicago Cubs baseball history. The character had to be in the right place at the right time. The ball had to find him. He had to be wearing those headphones. The Halloween costume. And in a matter of seconds, Steve Bartman's life changed forever over a stupid foul ball. Twitter responds - JUMP!
Swear. One more MLB team gaying it up and we're done for the day. Only so much MLB man-ass a straight blogger can take in one day. Anyway, last night was Cleveland Indians' Rookie Hazing Night. And of course the team has like 32 rookies on its roster so the veterans had to come up with a universal outfit that would be quick, cheap (anyone make over $1mm on this team?) and easy. Party Boy underwear time! Looks like a tribute to Grady Sizemore's coffee cup. JUMP!
The Boston Red Sox are now headed to the 162nd game of the year tied with the Tampa Rays for the A.L. East Wild Card, but the team isn't taking this journey so seriously that rookie hazing has been thrown out the window. Leave it to Heidi Watney, sideline reporter extraordinaire, this week to upload photos of rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias in his best NYC Pride Parade costume. Look, the best way to handle a huge playoff race collapse is to keep a smile on your face. JUMP!
Our old buddy, Darren Heitner (2nd best blogger/lawyer combo on Internet; 1st is Friends of the Program because they once took us to an Ole Miss tailgate with cute coeds), was at Joe Robbie last night for the 2nd to last game in this football stadium's history. Marlins fan, obviously feeling nostalgic, came out in droves. There was actually a foul ball down the line and nobody moved an inch to catch it. Just think, those seats have witnessed two World Series. Suck it, Cleveland.
BC reader John D. wrote to us last week in reference to the Next Erin Andrews Project: "Have you not heard of Laura McKeeman? She works for Scout.com and fox sports and she does radio stuff but shes like the college football recruiting guru and there's not another girl that knows as much as her. Really incredibal." Then John provided the requisite personal website, Twitter & Facebook accounts. The EA Hunter put on his investigator hat for a look into this McKeeman chick. JUMP!
She's 6'9" and known as Isis The Amazon. She's kinda well known for her wrestling abilities, but calls herself a sports entertainer. She was supposed to be the next big 'thing' for the WWE, but one thing led to another and she was canned. But Isis The Amazon has continued to go about her business. Last night she just happened to be at the same club where New York Yankees rookies visited on Rookie Hazing Night. Yep, the boys were still in costumes for drinks with Isis. JUMP!
Um, what other sports blogs out there had boots on the ground last night in the Arizona Diamondbacks locker room for the N.L. West clincher? Busted Coverage did. Our Phoenix correspondent, Garrett, was there as Mark Grace took a shower via the Diamondbacks Gatorade bucket. (Watch the video, HERE; HT XTRA 910.com) Garrett also wants you to watch Sean Burroughs dancing like a foolish whiteboy. All in all, solid night for BC & the Diamondbacks. Let's get rolling.