John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer this afternoon tweeted a shot from Joe Robbie of another epic Marlins-Reds late August tilt. True, Hurricane Irene is nearing the area, but is expected to just bring nasty winds and rain - nothing too damaging. However, a combination of Irene fears & another sunny afternoon kept the loyal Marlins fans away. Fay & his cohorts counted 250 fans in attendance for the anthem. A late surge put the crowd at 300. JUMP!
Playboy's Miss September 2011 Tiffany Toth isn't a huge baseball fan, but she has some of the greatest chick stories about baseball you'll ever hear. Smuggling beer into an Angels game? Check. Good start, right? She also tells Busted Coverage 5 Questions Editor Joe Student that she likes to stay home and cook. Um, and she wants to eventually open a bakery. Did we mention she got naked for Playboy? It's like this chick was shot out of a cannon and right into our lives. JUMP!
According to @bubbaprog, the NESN crew was fascinated (closeup!) with this praying mantis last night in Kansas City. How much? Even Heidi Watney was giving sideline reports on her new subject. Totally good reason to have a sideline reporter at baseball games. "Let's go down to Heidi who has an interesting childhood story on this praying mantis." In other baseball news, Bryce Harper shredded his hammy last night in Akron. And in N.E. - 21 1st quarter points. Ho, hum.
Look, jerkoffs, when are you going to give it a break with the extra umpire behind home plate routine? It was funny in 2009, or whenever it happened in Toronto. Yeah, you'll get some run on ESPN and maybe even SportsNation, but that's it. What else went down last night in the sports world? Michael Vick, via an interview with Will Leitch, is out with comments about wanting a dog and how dog fighting wasn't that big of a deal. Fun times, indeed!
What do we have here? Back to back days of chicks failing at sports fandome. First it was Jets chicks cheering for the wrong team in a preseason football game and now comes Courtney. Here she is forcing WGN viewers to crane their necks to figure out what that damn sign says. As @bubbaprog tells us, this is the kind of shot WGN gets when it travels to Houston. No way Wrigley Cubs chick is failing this miserably, right? August baseball. Catch the fever.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting this week that the Field of Dreams house in Iowa is still for sale and the price of $5,400,000 has not changed and the owners have no interest in lowering it so you and the boys can destroy it. The field, built in 1988 by Universal Studios, has remained pretty much unchanged since Costner was told "People will come, Ray." 65,000 come each year. Time to build a t-shirt selling empire. Oh, and you get the two-bedroom house and the barns. JUMP!
If this incident went down at Yankee Stadium or Citifield it would be gossip page and Entertainment Tonight fodder. But, when Brooklyn Decker shows up with Andy Roddick at Great American Ballpark, it barely moves the Twitter world. It's not just that Brooklyn was in town & hanging in seats behind the plate with Roddick. It's that she was bored out of her mind with the Reds and Padres Friday night tilt. The SI swimsuit magazine cover model was actually reading a book. JUMP!
What was stranger yesterday in Milwaukee? Zach Greinke pinch hitting in the fifth inning or that he was wearing a special issue Brewers jersey that the team planned to debut TODAY! The Friday starter was called on to hit in a sacrifice situation after Marco Estrada gave the team five scoreless in a spot start. For some reason, Grienke came to the plate and there it was, SUNDAY'S jersey being worn on the wrong day. Today is German Heritage Day at Miller Park. So expect the team to run out of beer & knockwurst.
BC reader, Jeremy, obviously single or married and with little else to do on a Friday night, sent us this ESPN spelling fail last night at 10:12 p.m. EST. "See the attached picture and you'll understand that our schools can't afford to cut anymore funds," Jeremy wrote. Ahh, but it's not only ESPN blazing a trail of spelling futility. We went searching Twitpics and Yfrogs for other LLWS spelling fails and found this. JUMP!
Ah, the lure of the ballpark -- the lush green field, the crack of the bat, dogs, beers, peanuts and drunk, belligerent fans yelling at you and the team the entire game. Here's that woman at a Cleveland Indians game. A funny thing happens after she takes her shirt off and starts waving it around in the air, though. The rest of the stadium follows suit. Check the video. JUMP!
In the summer of 2001, Randy Johnson was 36-years-old and striking out 372 hitters on his way to a Cy Young Award & World Series ring with the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was also the same year when Barry Bonds would hit 73 home runs. Major League Baseball was at the peak of its steroid & superstar era, yet during Aug. of that year a lanky Latino from the Bronx was the biggest figure in the sport & about to become the most famous name in modern Little League history. JUMP!
ESPN has gone balls-to-the-walls with its Little League World Series regionals coverage and of course we're watching for $*&^ like this from one of the games in Indianapolis. (By the way, yeah the infield is Dominican-esque. Indy had a watering ban.) We've just seen the continuing pussification of our American youth. Wonder why we're getting our asses handed to us in this crazy world? Watch how we intentionally walk hitters in Little League. JUMP!
Last night was the first game at the Sky Dome (yes, we old stadium names) after ESPN unleashed its Spy Dome investigation. Fans, being the quirky Toronto fans they are, came out in droves with their "Stealing Signs" signs. Multiple teams say their signs are being stolen, yet the Blue Jays remain just 2 games over .500 at home. Supposedly, there is a guy wearing white sitting in center field who's relaying signs. JUMP!
Has baseball's lothario decided to settle down? That's the word on the street. San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito -- slayer of women -- is reportedly engaged to former Miss Missouri Amber Seyer. Ironically, much like his career, his choice of women has gone from the penthouse to the pig farm. Seriously, this chick grew up on a pig farm and probably swoon's over Barry's acoustic jams. JUMP!
That's right, punks, two days in a row with a Fenway video. Yesterday's 1997 Jorts three-way speaks for itself, while today we check in with Red Sox vendor working on his Somali water jug carrying technique during last night's Sox-Yankees game. No way that is beer. No way. If Vendor Boy wants to really impress us, we want to see him carry 16 Buds on that melon. Anyway, Beckett had to concentrate thru this craziness - JUMP!
The Fox analysts had an interesting analysis on what it would take for Cole Hamels to dominate the S.F. Giants yesterday. And dropping a deuce was just the beginning of what Hamels had in store for the World Series champions. Cole went 9, gave up an earned run and dominated S.F. in a 2-1 Phillies' victory. Something tells us his curveball was dropping off the table. Didn't see a single out but the deuce was definitely dropping.