Close your eyes for a second. Conjure up the image of a 25-year-old white guy who still collects baseball cards. Add in some drama to this guy's life, like armed robbery at a Kmart. Yes, armed robbery of packs of baseball cards. He's from Wisconsin, so that should also be figured into this fictional character. Oh, and he still lives with his parents. Do you have an image? Does your character look anything like Joseph Marciniak? He should. JUMP!
One thing we noticed last night about the fans behind home plate at K.C. games is that they are (1.) Overly obsese, (2.) White, (3.) 55+, (4.) Don't appear to be very wealthy, (5.) Share their seats with Tigers fan Bill Goldberg. Of course the Royals lost (3-2) - again - as Verlander threw a complete game. C'mon, white people of Kansas City. Find a new hobby. In other news, we hope doctors can save the Pakistani baby born with SIX LEGS! YES, 6 LEGS! Let's get rolling!
Sara sent us an email this afternoon re: #RangersRack. "Scuuba_Steve on Twitter said that you boys were on a mission! I know it's not TV coverage, but he recommended I send this to you anyway!" You know how we know this #RangersRack series is going to be huge? It's only April & some guy named Scuuba_Steve is sending ladies our way. That's power, folks. Relax, fellas, it's a Victoria's Secret Rangers shirt. BC approved for #RangersRack - JUMP!
Don't worry, there will be no Stanley Cup runners-up rioting this summer in Vancouver thanks to the L.A. Kings 3-0 series lead on the Canucks. That's right, #8 seed vs. #1 seed. 3-0 with two of the next three in California. Yes, you can buy your own Sedin Sisters t-shirt for only $17.99. In baseball news, the Dodgers this weekend turned one of the craziest triple plays in baseball history. The lesson here, kids, is to confuse the umpires into believing this is a triple play. Let's get rolling!
The Miami Marlins finally hit a homerun in their new stadium so you know what that means. This awkward structure of random Miami things got animated and water shot out of it. Omar Infante was the lucky Miami Marlin to nail the homerun in their new stadium. More Marlins memorabilia has been sold since the stadium opened than in the last 3 years combined. The video after the JUMP!
This graphics fail could have been a career ender for the intern working a SportsCenter Saturday shift. Look down at your keyboard and realize where the 'u' and the 'i' are located. Would've been the ESPN Intern Fail To End All Fails. Anyway, if you have time, tune in for some Rockets vs. Nuggers later this evening. In MLB news, could this be the end of Giants' closer Brian Wilson as we knew him? "Structural issues" in his pitching elbow. Let's get rolling!
There are a couple of things we focus on while watching the opening of a Yankees broadcast on the YES Network. First, who the hell is doing the color commentary that day. Oh great, another Ken Singleton afternoon. Wake me when the guy hits 1.5 on the decibel meter. The other is, "Holy shit, O'Neill and that bird nest is back." It's full-on Dustin Diamond this year. Love it. In the NBA, if you're Phoenix do you really want to make the playoffs? F-that. Let's get rolling!
Of course we Americans are big, fat pigs who'll consume giant food items because we're fascinated with challenges especially at baseball games. And here you thought Washington Nationals fans wouldn't order & eat the 8-pound, $56 StrasBurger. Blasphemy! Not only are they ordering it, they're documenting their exploits as if this is something to be proud of. You fat idiots deserve to die on the way home from blockage. Is that burger organic? Maybe we're in. JUMP!
The big news out of Southern Miss and Metairie, La. this week came from the school's baseball game against LSU where the ol' gunslinger showed up and decided to hang out in the dugout. LSU needed to get in a mid-week game so they invited Southern Miss to New Orleans to play at Zephyr Field. Good reason for a Brett Favre roadie. What else is he up to? Is it deer season? How did Brett got to the game? Guess. JUMP!
Well, that got old real quick. What was for a brief moment the cool thing to do with a pair of customized jerseys is now apparently what everyone is doing. The 99 problems and ain't 1 his and her customized jerseys were first spotted in Orlando, but they were seen this week at a Washington Nationals game. Soon, they'll be in a ballpark, arena or stadium near you. Can you wait? We certainly can't! JUMP!
You guys act like out of 80 some Rangers games you're going to get an insane #RangersRack on a daily basis. Isn't going to happen, assholes. There are days when we have to go with TatRack. She's not pregnant, just a professional beer slammer. Just look at that one button begging to be unleashed. Thing just blasts off and takes out Jim Knox's eyeball. Time for some of you to step up for this #RangersRack project. Mail 'em in: firstname.lastname@example.org
You know how we know the Cubs are off to a rough, 1-5 start this season? Chuck is able to spring for front row tickets. It's that simple. Chuck runs the Windy City now. The days of assholes in suits hitting a 2:15 first pitch at Wrigley seem to be over. In other MLB news, Boston is 1-5 and there are rumblings of this team being a giant disaster. The scribes are asking players how they'll be received when the Sox open at Fenway on Friday. With jeers, of course. Let's get rolling!
This #RangersRack project could be one of the greatest ideas in Busted Coverage history besides sending Kevin The Intern to the AVN porn convention for his Purdue graduation gift. Should have seen that guy's face. Priceless. Anyway, our old friend @Model_Barefoot is a Rangers fan and wanted to show off some mirror pics she snapped off this evening. Name another site doing sh*t like this in April. 162 games & we're busting out these pics 5 games in. JUMP!
Baltimore Orioles infielder Robert Andino isn't a happy guy. Apparently, playing for one of the league's worst franchises is taking its toll on the guy. Just look at the "Through the years" photo here. Andino used to be a happy, healthy go-getter. Now he's just another used up, beaten down unhappy member of a terrible baseball team. Take a look at the progression. It's quite startling.
Each time new photos of Larisa Fraser drop into our lap all we can think of is whether she's cool with SportsCenter/Baseball Tonight marathons after crazy master bedroom wall sex. Could be the best girlfriend EVER if she's down with what makes us happy. We'll be here waiting when she finally breaks it off with Jew Hardo Ryan Braun which probably isn't happening because he makes all that money & has crown molding in his master bedroom. JUMP!
With the wind chill it's somewhere around 44 in Chicago today. Definitely not shirtless, grab some rays, pound a few Buds and start throwing around $1 bills on some broad in the bleachers weather. But that's exactly what we found Brewers fan up to this afternoon (guessing hammered beyond a normal hammering) when logical bros were in hoodies. $50 says these two finished off the afternoon with some alley wall sex off Waveland. Send screencaps: email@example.com
Ok, so we're now addicted to all things Blue Jays & Rangers fans. Two craziest fan bases in baseball right now. It's sad, too, because Cubs fan used to be great on the Internet. Now they can't even fill the bleachers. Just look at this kid pulling his frosty draft out of the hunting jacket. Yes, we are fully aware & have taken advantage of the 19+ drinking age in Canada. Still. In the NBA, you think the Celtics can shoot 60% in the playoffs? Let's get rolling!
Our fascination with Texas Rangers fans became a 'thing' tonight here at BC HQ. A Fox cameraman was acting as if he was interested in what this kid was playing with on the Rangers dugout, but we know his real intention was to show off this Rangers mom rack. Some of the best racks in Major League baseball and the perfect weather throughout the year to show off those masterpieces. We need your help. See a #RangersRack? Send pics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Dictionary says that 'YOLO' is translated to "You Only Live Once." So why not run out on the Skydome field during tonight's Blue Jays-Red Sox game in your Speedo? Seems like the logical move because you really don't care whether they kick you out of the ballpark for life. Doesn't matter, bro. You only live once. Video as it becomes available. We'll do our best. (HT: @JeehadMm)
Yes, Boston, we know you have a new sideline reporter. Thanks for telling us on Twitter, via email, etc. Of course we were aware of Jenny Dell when she got Heidi Watney's old Red Sox sideline reporting gig. Sure, Jenny has a great collection of photos from her pre-NESN days. But Jenny isn't the only rookie who made her MLB debut last week. Our old friend Britt McHenry did the same for Fox Sports San Diego as the voice of Padres' sidelines. JUMP!
Someone tell us when the Texas Rangers turned their baseball games into giant frat parties where people are in costumes, drunk, eating 2-foot, $26 hot dogs and partying like they're at an NFL game. Last night was Yu Darvish night and there were fans wearing Japanese flag capes, fans with a "Love Yu Long Time," sign and then there was Fake Bubba Watson sitting in the expensive seats. Best ballpark experience? This is like SEC football. JUMP!
So Ozzie Guillen is in the middle of a press conference to extinguish the flames from his rather complimentary statements towards Fidel Castro. Ozzie, being the moron he is, was quoted as saying he "loves Fidel Castro." Yep, that didn't go over very well in Miami where people who left Cuba on boats call home. Ozzie is now suspended 5 games and Cuban-Americans are furious. There are protests and Twitter is buzzing with loads of f-bombs. JUMP!
Can't say we remember a catcher as desirable to Canadian ladies as Blue Jays backstop J. P. Arencibia. The guy is a career .212 hitter and here he is with fans saying it's "B-Jay Time!" Unreal. What did we learn about the MLB last night? Yu Darvish is probably a decent pitcher but got slapped around by a weak Seattle team. Finally, are you an old WCW fan? Yes, the wrestling league. You MUST see these old photos. Let's get rolling!
Imagine walking around Jacobs Field (or whatever they're calling it) and there are like 500 people milling around. Then you see a giant black guy who looks like Rick Ross. You just happen to be wearing your 'Caucasians' Indians shirt. You get closer and realize that's not Ross, it's actually the infamous Mo Vaughn all bundled up for an April Cleveland Indians game. Seriously, no Photoshop used here. WTF is Mo Vaughn doing in Cleveland? JUMP!
Busted Coverage is putting together a personalized baseball jersey project where we track the best and worst from MLB fans. You have 160 games to snap photos of baseball jerseys. BC wants the great ones (exp: #69 jerseys) and the ones like #15 Tebow spotted today outside Camden Yards. Bonus points if a hot chick is wearing the jersey. Send in the pics & if they're worthy you'll get a post: email@example.com
Let's take a journey into the world of community college baseball and let's pretend, maybe the smartest guys don't play there. Case in point. Things get a little chippy in this clip, but ultimately nothing happens even after the benches clear. That is, except for the left fielder, who lays a vicious cheap shot on the unsuspecting guy minding his own business on second base. Way to go, brah! You showed him! JUMP!
Yesterday, we asked for more photos of the body paint chicks at the Miami Marlins home opener on Wednesday night and guess what shows up this afternoon? That's right, close-ups of the body painting process. Everyone can relax, those are nipple stickers. As BC mentioned, $75 gets you into the Clevelander at Marlins Park where you can watch the game, get drunk and even go for a swim with the ladies. New bachelor party destination? Think so. JUMP!
Opening Day in Texas! Big acquisition in the offseason was Yu Darvish and that means the Rangers also acquired a couple new Asian trainers to work on Yu's shoulders. For some strange reason the organization wanted to recognize these new hired guns and that's when hilarity ensues. Legendary P.A. announcer Chuck Morgan gets through one strange name but the second & third don't escape getting butchered. JUMP!
So, Magic you sure buying the Dodgers was the right move for you? Looking a little sleepy last night. Oh, and what's up with being forced to sit with that buffoon Frank McCourt and his rebound beef? What did we learn yesterday from baseball? Hitting will be an issue for a few clubs like: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Chicago & Miami. In NBA news, good to see a solid effort from Dwight Howard last night. Total dick. How can anyone root for this idiot? Let's get rolling!
So it appears that middle finger salutes from fans will quickly become a 'thing' in Major League Baseball this season. Last night we had Marlins homeboy saluting. Now comes Pirates fan flipping off Phl 17 during what should be a celebration of a new start, green grass & good will amongst fans. Anyway, did you see a fan middle fingering on TV? We want to see them this season. Send them in: firstname.lastname@example.org (via @CrossingBroad)
Maybe one of your Miami bros was texting you last night about his "AMAZING NIGHT" at the Marlins game and telling you all about the new ballpark. How his 100 level seats were "SO F-ING AMAZING" and that there isn't a bad seat in the house. Guess what that bro was missing out on? Body painted go-go dancers at The Clevelander, the center field trendy club that'll cost you $75 a ticket to enter. Here's what you get for that money. JUMP!
Hey, look at us over here having our third Opening Day! Remember us? Baseball? America's Pastime? Nope, no Photoshop involved here. This is actually what was tweeted out by the fine folks @MLB. Sense any desperation? They're only kicking of 'Opening' Day on the same day as Tiger Woods tees off at The Masters and the NFL hears Saints bounty appeals. HELL YES, LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED. Don't forget, $10 tickets to Mets games! (via @MLB)
BC fan Alan in Clearwater sent this last night: "Was watching the pregame with my son and this is what Marlins fan does on Opening Night. Bunch of moron bandwagoners." While middle finger Marlins fan is hilarious, how about Mets fan by Kruk trying to get TV time. That's the real loser. As for Opening Day, that only applies to 7 locales this afternoon. That's right, Opening Day only involves 14 out of 30 teams. Rest of you can wait until Friday. Let's get rolling!
The legend of Jeffrey Loria being a Grade A asshole are legendary and go back to his days of holding the city of Montreal hostage over a baseball stadium deal. His charade eventually found its way to South Florida and the Marlins franchise. He eventually got his wish for Miami taxpayers to foot most of the bill to build Marlins Ballpark, which just happened to open tonight. What does he do on Opening Night? Has Muhammed Ali throw out the first pitch. JUMP!
RAFAEL FURCAL GETTING NAKED IN THE CARDINALS DUGOUT! FURCAL WITH HIS GAME PANTS AROUND HIS ANKLES! ON ESPN! SFW, YET SOMETHING FOR THE LADIES! FURCAL MAKING UNI ADJUSTMENTS! Everyone can relax, just realize that this Marlins Ballpark offers multiple camera angles and this is what you'll be getting to look at this season. JUMP!
Who's in the mood to drop between $595,000 & $19,800,000 on a house these days? Are you a baseball junkie who wants to live in a house where your hero has slept? If you're in the market for a new pad and have the money, we suggest these 12 homes that need a buyer. Help these cash strapped former & current millionaires get out from under houses such as Adrian Beltre & his 15 bath mansion. Here is the ultimate piece of memorabilia. JUMP!