Yeehaw! Nothing like a minor league baseball promotion in Nashua, New Hampshire where the Silver Knights welcomed the Monkey Cowboy Rodeo to town Wednesday to entertain a few hundred people, according to the local paper. Gotta admit, there isn't much better in minor league promotions than monkeys riding border collies. As a bonus, one lucky outfielder will have the chance to make a catch in that whiz. FUN. JUMP!
BC was tipped off to Twitter-user and Denver sports enthusiast Cheryl Tweedy a few weeks back by Peter Burns Radio. We were told Cheryl doesn't pull punches with language (which we approve of) and is pretty cutthroat with her sports observations. Well, guess who was watching the Rockies' post-game show last night. Yep, Cheryl. And guess who was naked in the lockerroom? Rafael Betancourt & his dong just became very, very famous. JUMP!
Stephen Drew will be on the DL for a few after having his ankle snapped like a twig during last night's Diamonbacks-Brewers game. Listen, there are reasons why you don't run through a third base coach stop sign and this is one of them. Tough break, Drew. If you are queasy this morning we recommend NOT clicking through to the video. If ankles twisted backwards are your thing it's time to let this one roll. JUMP!
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire probably isn't a fan of Japanese women's soccer, but he played the part today, wearing a t-shirt that says "I [heart] Japan Women's Soccer after losing a bet to Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Gardy promptly swore off ever making dumb bets with foreign players, unless it was for money, beer or a walleye sandwich from Target Field. More - JUMP!
It's hot here in the Midwest. Like burn you to a crispy chicken wing hot. But that hasn't stopped Phillies fan from invading the bleachers at Wrigley, according to our friends at Crossing Broad. On a slow sports day it doesn't take much to get the attention of the Internet, hence a debate. Better rack: man cans vs. fake cans? Debate amongst your coworkers and totally ignore her belly stretch marks. One more photo - JUMP!
Your move, Longoria. Three really big black dudes have been photographed with your future trophy WAG today and she might not get out of Bristol without a wedding band. Better send the private jet. Seriously, Evan Longoria sent this tweet to Morgan just before tonight's Rays' game: "once your done w your whirlwind tour let me know, and follow me! #Congrats." Favre Jr. His competition & the growing tweet chatter - JUMP!
Yes, we've created this Evan Longoria making a play at Alex Morgan and the Internets are sorta running wild with it. In today's Daily Dump we mentioned a Longoria tweet directly to Morgan about the Rays wanting her and Team USA to throw out a first pitch. That's called a power move. You pick out the hottest chick on Team USA & use your star power. Guess how soon Morgan accepted? Guess who has a boyfriend in Seattle? JUMP!
We're not going to get into too much WWE news because it usually is ridiculous and you guys probably could care less. But when you throw in the new WWE champion (yes, there is controversy with his title belt) takes his hardware to a Monday night Cubs game, BC takes notice. Add in CM Punk snapping pics of drunk Cubs' chick and you have a recipe for Morning Twitpic-age. So here you go, CM's night at the Cubs-Phillies game. JUMP!
The tragic saga of Jay Buhner's B2B Estate rolls along, now nearly three years into its time on the Seattle housing market. Way back in July 2009 it was reported that Jay came off his 2008 listing price of $12,000,000 for his 7,500 sq. ft. pad that includes 80 acres of woods and places to gallop on horses. Now listed at $6.75mm, this beast is a steal. Step up, open the wallet and help Jay get rid of this ball & chain. JUMP!
It'll be the smallest ballpark in the MLB with only 37,000 seats, but will have two 600-gallon salt water fish tanks encased in bullet-proof glass. The Marlins (believe it or not) are trucking along with the new ballpark the city/county was pimp-slapped into building. The big questions for MLB is if anyone will care whether there is a new facility to watch the Marlins. Joe Robbie's upper deck has been closed & the Marlins are averaging 17k a game. Pics - JUMP!
Just as we were preparing ourselves for Debbie Clemens to take the stand in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, the U.S. government goes and screws up its case on Day 2. Seriously, a mistrial was just issued on Day 2! The government, today, played a video of Roger answering questions from Rep. Elijah Cummings. The video included pieces that the judge in this case had barred. The jury saw the video, Clemens' lawyers objected and Judge Walton just ended the case.
Thanks to Brian Wilson the ESPYs were watchable for like 15 minutes until Seth Meyers was done with his opening series of one-liners. Then they started handing out the hardware and it was time to bail. If you guys hate the Home Run Derby, how do you possibly sit through hours of ESPN coverage of an ESPN fabricated event. Did you watch Cowherd try to be funny on the red carpet? Absolutely horrid. In the end it was all about Wilson. And that's a good thing. JUMP!
Moment #1: She took this photo of her photographer (looking at that finger and it's confirmed he's married) in the arms of the women hired to swim around the pool at last night's all-star game. Moment #2: Heidi dips her feet in the pool and tweets to us about forgetting her swimsuit. That's it. Nothing else even remotely newsworthy. Um, you want to entertain readers, boot the married guy and get in with the bikini chicks. JUMP!
That is Bryce Harper sitting in a tattoo parlor chair this week in Arizona where the tatted to not tatted ratio has been hovering at the 3:1 mark, according to our Scottsdale tat tipsters. Anyway, Bryce decided last night was the perfect time to get 'Mom' inked on his left wrist and 'Pops' on the right wrist. As if the millions weren't enough, now the Harper's will forever be memorialized on their son's flesh. Finished product & a new name for Harrisburg, Pa. - JUMP!
Either someone is a really big fan of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, or someone was really drunk. Either way, the Grasshoppers are down one sculpture of the their dog mascot, Miss Babe Ruth. In a brazen moment of thievery, a punk has ripped the Miss Babe Ruth off at the ankles and taken her to an undisclosed location. Details - JUMP!
Busted Coverage 5 Questions Editor Joe Student was lucky enough this week to spend 15 minutes talking legacy, baseball all-star memories, USC coeds & what social media would have been like during Fred Lynn's baseball career. Lynn, not trying to impress anyone, even talks about Atlee Hammaker's wife's impression of him after jacking a grand slam off her husband during the 1983 midsummer classic. The full interview - JUMP!
We had a conversation with our old friend David Freedman of Tempe12 fame yesterday afternoon. BC had ambitions of getting a reporter into a MLB Home Run Derby afterparty so the initial reaction was to contact David. Come to find out Freedman had his Tempe12 ladies scheduled to work the Marucci Bats party at the Scottsdale W. But no go on getting our reporter into that bash. As a consolation prize, we had intel officers keeping tabs on Twitter accounts. JUMP!
We've noticed an excellent trend out of the New York sports reporters covering the Roger Clemens perjury trial. While the normal tweet updates concerning jury selection nearly leave us choking on our dark chocolate acai covered blueberries, it's the court lunch breaks when the real reporting gets going. Newsday's Jim Baumbach and the NY Daily News sports i-Team have been updating us on Roger's lunch activities. Why is this important to BC? JUMP.
Got a text message from our ESPN insider at 1 a.m. EST this morning: "This was the girl Cano showed up with," said the tipster. That was in reference to the Baseball Tonight set piece Cano did for ESPN after winning the MLB Home Run Derby. Why is the girlfriend news? We think it's going to show you Cano's maturity level. It seems he has officially moved on from blondes. Is it possible the legendary Cano has gone soft? We hope not. Photos - JUMP!