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!
We had a sneaking suspicion that the RideNow Powersports Pool at Chase Park would become a focal point for last night's home run derby activities. But a guy jumping into the pool - with beer in hand - to snag a ball away from bikini chicks? Can't write that script. It happened and ESPN cameras gave the guy his due, resulting in YouTube videos of the fun. See the video and the reaction from the chicks - JUMP!
Now, before you guys destroy us for posting a "Hottest Rangers....Gallery"...gallery, you need to understand that we were in negotiations with infamous #FriskyFriday model @heathero14 before the dude fell out of the stands Thursday night. There is a time for mourning and then we move on. Our original goal last week was to sex up Bud Selig's all-star game. Heather was game. She owned a Rangers jersey and a shirt. Add a smart phone & we get this gallery. JUMP!
This tweet crossed the BC desk 30 minutes ago from Kissing Suzy Kolber's Jack Kogod: Text from my cousin: "Chris Berman just showed up to the W in Scottsdale with 4 20-something blondes. There are three sporting events where Boomer never ceases to amaze us. Super Bowl. Baseball all-star game. Jim Kelly golf tournament. Of course we're putting the pieces together on Berman's ladies. We know at least one blonde he's chasing. She's semi-famous. JUMP!
There will be plenty of attention paid to the RideNow Powersports Pool at Chase Field tonight during the 2011 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby. The novelty of hitting a home run in the pool, we're guessing, will create huge excitement from TV viewers hoping for a pool fight over a $10 baseball. It's perfect TV. Of course your buddy Todd will think he knows everything about that pool. Here are facts that will totally silence that know-it-all buddy about the pool in right-center.
Of course we're using the term overload liberally here. But this is Kate Upton. This is Kate Upton in the most ridiculous shorts we've ever seen on a baseball field. Guys, Jordin Sparks played in last night's MLB Celebrity All-Star Game and wore baseball pants. Erin Andrews, Kate Upton & Jenni Finch wore shorts and knee-high socks. We've officially seen the future and it should include Upton for at least the next 10-12 celeb softball games. PHOTOS! JUMP!
Our guy, Garrett, on the ground in Phoenix has been bugging us for weeks about writing something about the 2011 MLB All-Star Game. After at least 7-8 emails we finally told him to create an all-star drinking game because that's about the only way the BC staff can get through 9 innings of pitching changes & references to Albert Pujols. Garrett complied and promises this game will help make Joe Buck & Tim McCarver way less annoying. JUMP!
Let's get this week off an running with a look inside the locker room at last night's State Farm/ESPN/Presented by ABC/Chevrolet/Celebrity All-Star Softball Game, or whatever Disney is calling it this year. You'll now have a reason to watch reruns of the usually stupid game. Kate Upton was an honorary manager. So was Erin Andrews. And someone decided to put them in these outfits. Easily the best celebrity all-star game move of all time. PICS - JUMP!
Want to know how Busted Coverage knows it's tough times for the Dodgers? Yes, we all know about the bounced checks. That's well documented. But you really know things are bad when the hot, local actresses have turned and are now openly rooting for the enemy in Dodgers Stadium. Odette Yustman did just that this week. Get used to it, Dodgers Nation. The hot chicks can't get off the bandwagon quick enough. JUMP!
Um, we've seen older WAGs make combacks, like when Brenda Warner went from looking like Ivan Drago to a busty Red Cross volunteer. Debbie Clemens has always been in superior shape thanks to admitted HGH use and an extensive workout regimen. The new pics speak for themselves for a woman in her late 40s. And NY media have been keeping a close eye on her during this trial. How close? They've been tweeting about her in a court cafeteria line. JUMP!
Brooke Daniels, the former Miss Texas being sued by Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams, has apparently gone from the majors to the minors. Daniels is now dating University of Houston infielder David Murphy and his .241 batting average. Our editors, as BC always does, went the extra mile and dug deep to figure out how a Houston baseball player is hooking up with Roy's ex. Dude goes from the bench to this. JUMP!
In just 7 days - exactly - Roger Clemens went from playing in the Hooters Tour Victoria, Texas Pro-Am to a D.C. federal courthouse jury selection for his perjury trial. Yesterday, Clemens traded the cargo shorts below his knees for a pinstriped gangster suit that accentuated his bloated neckline. Things today were much better, as The Rocket went a little easier on the intimidating clothing, choosing a simple ensemble. Notice he's looking like a certain Gov.? JUMP!
Amber Leigh Hartman gained a small amount of fame during the Texas Rangers' run to the World Series last year after being spotted multiple times in her season ticket seats behind home plate at The Ballpark. Our cohorts at Coed were dropping 100 photo dumps and "Hottest of" lists were being adjusted accordingly. Then Amber jumped back into the spotlight this week after dumping her Phillies minor league boyfriend via Twitter. More - JUMP!
First it was the fat Kansas kid distracting viewers during an Erin Andrews sideline report. Now we get a fan yesterday at the Blue Jays-Red Sox game giving us his approval of all things Heidi Watney. Smart move, kid. Way to recognize that Heidi was on the hot camera and that you were conveniently left in the shot. Watch Heidi get looked over by this Panther - JUMP!
Well, hot damn, look who makes an appearance on the Internets today. Now, we've checked and this is the world blog debut of Roger Clemens this week at the Victoria, Texas Hooters Tour stop with golfer Chris Erwin and beer cart girls. Not his first rodeo with the Victoria Texas Open pro-am day, but it is the first time we've ever seen Roger goosing a Hooters chick on the same day the Supreme Court ruled against him. More - JUMP!