Unless you have been totally out of the loop the past 24 hours, you already know that the Red Sox have traded fan favorite Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. To make the trade even harder to swallow, Youk helped contribute to the Red Sox win yesterday & walked off the field to a standing ovation. Red Sox Nation took to Twitter to let the front office and Bobby Valentine know just how pissed off they were with this latest move. JUMP!
No NBA Finals. Jerry Sandusky perp walk. Blue Jays-Marlins. Mariners-Padres. An Indy Racing League race that started at like 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. NHL Draft. What's this add up to? One horribly shitty weekend of sports. Did you even waste time watching golf yesterday? Did you even catch R.A. Dickey get lit up by the Yankees? Did you even realize Allison Stokke didn't make the U.S. Track & Field team? Horrible weekend. Let's get rolling!
Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves was up to bat against the Boston Red Sox when a girl in the crowd really just wanted to grab Chipper's ass. Her and her friends all were staring at him. Yes, one of the pictures shows another girl taking a picture of Chipper's lower region with her iPhone. A bunch of ravenous chicks in the crowd after an athlete. It never gets old. Off the diamond, this guy must get assaulted with ass on the regular. JUMP!
Our friends at Rick's Cabaret in New York City are up to their old ways in the press release game. Barely anyone is paying attention to baseball right now, so what does marketing genius Lonnie Hanover do to spice up the NYC baseball war? His team asked Rick's dancers whether they are Yankees or Mets fans. Are you kidding me? This is pure gold. JUMP!
In the market for a multi-million dollar house that is currently owned by a professional athlete and the house must have a cool pool? Sure you aren't, but it's not a crime to look. Maybe you work at Facebook and need a house near San Francisco? Barry Zito is trying to sell a mountainside retreat with what has to be the best pool view in athlete houses currently on the market: $11.45M. Looking for a grotto? You can buy Devin Harris' house: $2.1M. More - JUMP!
Remember back in May when we pulled off the 'Replace Front Row Amy' project where we put Playboy model Front Row Ashley in Amy's infamous seat? Yeah, well yesterday some joker had Amy's seat and was totally ripping off our bit with his giant meaty arms and tissue implants. How dare you disrespect the Amy brand like this? However, we are awarding bonus points for Front Row Adam keeping score. JUMP!
If you missed it, Florida last night played Kent State in the College World Series. The Gators had the bases loaded in the 9th but lost, 5-4. Blah, blah, blah. The story made its rounds & was all over SportsCenter, but apparently former Gator CB Joe Haden missed the news. Get this, he wanted to bet Josh Cribbs (who went to Kent) on the game - this morning. JUMP!
Usually our daily Twitter post deals with some of the most outrageous, over-the-top responses from tweeters to the night's big sports story. We decided to switch it up and bring you 15 of the nerdiest, corniest white guys/gals reacting to the Roger Clemens not guilty verdict. If you can't tell by these tweets, the people were mad...but managed to contain themselves, avoiding f-bombs and keeping their hot tempers in check. Govt. corruption! Wasted tax dollars! Nerds! JUMP!
Via: According to police reports, as the two teams were shaking hands, two of the coaches from the losing team started jawing with umpire Josh Moscrip. Moscrip said one of the coaches got in his face, "then head-butted him." The coaches and the umpire continued fighting right there on the field in full view of dozens of parents, and about 30 12-year-old boys. Have you seen a coach-umpire fight at a Little League game this summer? firstname.lastname@example.org
If R.A. Dickey isn't the N.L. all-star game starting pitcher it'll be a travesty. Hell yes we want to see R.A. lobbing 80 mph knucklers to Josh Hamilton. The guy only went out last night and threw another one-hitter with 13Ks. Of course he deserved a shaving cream pie. In NBA news, it's a must-win game for the Thunder. Teams with a 3-1 lead in NBA Finals are 30-0. If you gamble, the Heat are 3.5 point favorites. Lose your money accordingly. Let's get rolling!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Roger Clemens perjury trial verdict was read, the guy was found not guilty of lying to Congress and then he exited a D.C. courtroom to throngs of waiting media. What instantly stood out about this tired man? That suit. That baggy, horrible suit & the hair. WTF happened to this guy who was never seen away from a baseball field without hair gel? So sad. PHOTOS - JUMP!
And our national nightmare that was the Roger Clemens perjury trial has come to an end with six not guilty verdicts from a jury in a D.C. courtroom. This was the conclusion of the second trial of Clemens; the first ended when the government lawyers f-ed up. Friend of BC & Newsday reporter Jim Baumbach was there throughout and dropped the dramatic news just a few minutes ago. Not guilty on all charges. Rocket can now go home & work on a comeback.
We we first introduced you to our friends at the Clevelander in Miami a few months ago, the ballpark bar was in its early stages. Now, in the heart of the baseball season, the bar is really beginning to explode. Night in and night out, the Clevelander is jam-packed with some of the hottest talent in the city of Miami, often offering more fun and excitement than the game itself. They sent us over some photos from the most recent home game against the Red Sox. JUMP!
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Pittsburgh and now bats second for his hometown team. In fact, the guy still lived with his parents while playing with the Pirates during the 2010 season. So why would anyone be surprised by his lunch lady driving to Cleveland for a Father's Day game? (via @GhostHunterss) In NBA news, this was written before the end Game 3. Sorry, have to catch a flight this morning. Let's get rolling!
Want to see the number one play on Sportscenter tomorrow before it's shown? Here it is. This South Carolina Gamecock outfielder looked like he had no chance to catch this ball and just closed the gap to dive for the ball. It looked like the Florida Gators and Kevin Sullivan had a chance to get back in the ballgame after a run by the Gamecocks but this guy stopped any hope of that. The Gamecocks have a chance to three peat as national champions in baseball. JUMP!
Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns dropped 10 thousand dollars to get a flash mob of Kent State students to Omaha for the College World Series. He got an interview from the easy on the eyes ESPN reporter Jenn Brown. Cribbs is known for his kick off return skills and happens to be a Kent State alumnus. Kent State is taking on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Omaha. Notice most of the students are hot chicks. JUMP!
Two-time defending College World Series champion South Carolina gets its 2012 CWS started tonight against #1 overall seed Florida in a 9 p.m. first pitch from Omaha on ESPN. Tournament darling Stony Brook got drilled, 9-1, by UCLA last night, but the real action gets going today. Big boy baseball. BC Cheerleader Editor, Asher, was ordered to go find a superfan from both S.C. & UF. He came back with cheerleader Taylor, a Gamecock, who enjoys a baseball game now & then. JUMP!
Meet 21-year-old Cameron James Taylor. He's just another homeslice trying to make a living in this country via a legitimate job, albeit one as a rent-a-cop for some California high school. He was hired to work early Thursday morning on school grounds in Santa Barbara. One thing led to another, cops allege, and Taylor was busting into the school's memorabilia case...for this. JUMP!
We continue to not be impressed by the Matt Cain perfect game. However, it's understandable that baseball dorks would be impressed by a power pitcher dominating a AAA lineup. Nope, it'll be impossible to walk into a bar for 30 years without some hippie bro saying he was at Pac Bell last night. For those of you who want to professionally act like you were in attendance, go to eBay right now and drop $125 on an $8 ticket stub.
Why would Barry Zito want to sell his house that's actually called the Villa Della Pace which has a romantic view of mountains and leafy valleys? Simple, the place has to be extremely boring. Can you imagine being a guy who likes going to grungy bars, expensive restaurants and then having to go home to this place? Not me. Maybe one of you idiots wouldn't mind spending $42,000 a month on this mortgage. JUMP!
Now 60+ games into the 2012 MLB season, there are some disturbing trends developing that make us think that there will be certain cities actually paying attention to baseball in late August & September. Take Pittsburgh, for example. The Pirates are four games over .500, a game back from the first place Reds and two games in front of the Cardinals. As for the WAGs, some ladies have dealt with injuries & others are enjoying breakout seasons. Time to check-in. JUMP!
Via: 53 year old Garrett Douthit had been an umpiring for about three weeks before his arrest. Douthit is a disabled veteran who says he took the job as an umpire to help support his family. Former Havelock Police Chief, Mike Campbell, is a booking agent for Balls and Strikes and says Douthit passed a background check to become an ump. Doesn't look like a pot head to us. And kudos go out to WNCT for using "shrooms" in its headline. Love it.
Of course we sent out the i-Team to figure out what the hell was going on with MLB umpire Manny Gonzalez during Saturday's Angels-Rockies game. BC first learned that there was a drippy issue via a Mike Trout YouTube video. However, after closer examination of MLB.tv files, it seems Gonzalez went from dry in the 1st inning to a giant puddle by the 6th. It was 88 & sunny at first pitch. JUMP!
Over the weekend, the CMA Music Festival was held in Nashville, and thankfully the activities comprised of more than just crappy country music. One of the all-time great WAG's, Carrie Underwood, took to the fields for the City of Hope Softball Challenge, and obviously looked good while doing so. Naturally, this got our attention and made us think up some of the other sexy celebrity softball moments...39 of them to be exact! Check them out after the JUMP!
So I open the BC mailbox this morning and have some stupid spam message from MLB.com with 'Adam Lambert' in the subject line. First reaction is to see why MLB.com has any affiliation with Adam Lambert. Next thing I know Lambert and his band are ripping off a set inside the MLB Fan Cave. Look, MLB deserves 92% of the bashing it gets from BC. This time these assholes are asking for it. What, Flock of Seagulls wasn't available? Do better, MLB. Do better. Let's get rolling!
Nick Swisher was coerced into covering Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe". Pretty much every sports team has covered this song. This should have stopped when the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders did their rendition of the song which was filled with hot chicks and was done professionally. UNC's Women's Lacrosse team did a decent cover with some hot chicks. These need to stop being made unless it's by Kate Upton in a bikini. JUMP!
This type of baseball fan is the worst. @Dan_Deo just happened to be watching the Dbacks-A's game last night and the camera bro found stupid. Yeah, this moron takes interleague to the next level by cheering for both teams. So he doesn't go home unhappy either way. This is what is happening to our children, America. One giant pussy who can't make a decision. In NBA news, you get Game 7 tonight at 8:30 on ESPN. If there was ever a MUST-WATCH game, this is it. Let's get rolling!
Jeff Manship is a Twins pitcher. Just a reliever trying to make it in professional baseball. Not bothering anybody. He's 27 and has been getting cups of coffee in the Majors over the last four years with the Twins. By now you'd think someone could spell his name. And then the guy put on his roadie jersey last night in Kansas City. Spelling error and all. JUMP!
Imagine being this umpire working the plate during a Worcester vs. New Jersey Can-Am indy league game. It's June 3. A Sunday. Your ass is working the Cam-Am league because A-ball didn't have a spot. In other words, your umpiring life sucks balls. But, you do get to call a game that includes Jose Canseco. Of course this is a big moment. The chance to call a pitch that appears to be low and outside a strike. JUMP!
God bless Pete Rose. I remember growing up in Dayton, Ohio in the early 80s, learning how to play baseball and being mesmerized by the only guy who gave maximum effort and didn't give a damn who got in his way was Charlie Hustle. Loved that. And then those stupid bums at MLB had to go and ruin the fun. Flash-forward to this past weekend in Vegas where @Drew_Hallett spotted our hero in his element - a Vegas sportsbook. JUMP!
Some guy on eBay has spent like 2 1/2 years trying to find a sucker willing to drop $75,000 on this Barry Bonds ticket collection. Ticket bro is still missing 399 tickets from the 2986 games Bonds played in so you don't get a complete set. See, this is why baseball dorks are always white, middle-aged and booky. You ever see a black dude dropping money on stupid shit like a Bonds ticket collection? Hell no you don't. Baseball dying one dead white guy at a time.
Kudos to Mets fan Rafael Diaz. If you're going to get arrested for running onto a field, make it a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Don't just run onto a field during the 5th inning of a Tigers-Yankees game. Wait until Johan Santana throws the first no-hitter* in Mets' history. Not only to you get to slap asses with R.A. Dickey & teammates, you also get a moneyshot on the front of the Post. Then you go to court on Sunday. JUMP!
Nothing is better than watching a baseball game and watching some idiot run onto the field. Well, during the New York Yankees-Detroit Tigers game, we got to see a guy run onto the field and give Nick Swisher a high five. Eventually the guards chased down this idiot and took him off the field. Pretty cool of Swisher to high five the guy. The New York Yankees ended up winning 5 to 1 against the Detroit Tigers. JUMP!
Hell no we never expected to see Tommy Lasorda & his FUPA at the Indy 500, let along on stage with some blonde sporting a decent rack & a tan. Realize this guy is now 84. Why was he at the Indy 500 at 84? Because someone likely paid him to be there. The guy had never been to the 500 in his 84 years. The smart play here from party organizers is to have a chick rubbing her rack on that FUPA. Keep the guests happy. Love it. (via @jenbeaver)
No joke, actually talked Captain Morgan U.S.A. into throwing a party for BC, Guyism & our YardBarker friends at Rub BBQ before tonight's Tigers-Yankees game at Comerica. We're talking pretty much unlimited specialty rum drinks, 250 wings, a few dozen Internet dorks & the possibility of a few Morganettes handing out drinks. 3 hours, more rum than you can possibly drink & then baseball. JUMP!
Seriously, Barry Bonds is into cycling. How "into" cycling? Like willing to drop approximately $16,000 on this Pinarello bike that's not your ordinary 10-speed that you used during college. Long story short, these Italian bikes are pretty much the best bike you can throw money at. Bonds made $188,000,000 in his career so of course the bro picked out the best. Now, you bike dorks can actually by Barry's ride on eBay. How legit is this bike? JUMP!