The smell of hot dogs. The green grass. 45,000 fans on their feet in the 9th inning. Draft beer on a 90-degree day. It's that time of year when we suddenly forget - a little bit - about football and think about our youth when going to a baseball game meant autographs, ice cream batting helmets and the possibility that dad would cave to your cotton candy demands. Now we're all grown up and it's about baseball, beer & babes. Today we cover the babes. JUMP!
Roger Clemens turns 50 on August 4. Mid-life crisis time! So there was the Rocket this weekend, at Rice University, coaching some summer baseball in the coolest pair of camo cargo shorts you'll ever see on a guy who just beat the U.S. government in a perjury trial. Details on Clemens coaching gig are slim. That's not why we're here. The story has to be the camo shorts. And, do we detect new frosted tips? JUMP!
Of course we weren't glued to the MLB.tv account yesterday during the 7th inning of the Brewers-D-backs game when some (assuming) drunk guy decided to get cozy with Front Row Amy. The big news: shirtless guy was tweaking his nipple. Yes, we'd love to show you the video, but MLB goons have that lock on our YouTube account so you get screencaps of nip tweaker. JUMP!
Via: The FBI is searching for a suspect accused of robbing a Wells Fargo bank in southeast Houston Saturday morning. The man has been dubbed the ‘Abe Lincoln Bandit’ because of his distinctive beard. Around 11:35 a.m., the suspect entered the bank on 11102 Scarsdale and handed the teller a note demanding money. He then allegedly lifted his shirt to display a pistol stuck into his waistband. Scared to turn in Abe? We will: email@example.com
Just as us Americans celebrate July 4th as our national holiday of gaining our independence from those British assholes, Canada also has a similar day. It's called Canada Day & takes place each year on July 1. Gregg Zaun, a former Jays catcher turned broadcaster, might have been born in California, but he knows how to win over the hearts and mind of the maple leafers. Give them some Don Cherry on a blazing hot day in Toronto. Let's get rolling!
A reader once complained to us that we did way too many Baseball Cap Bank Robber Cuff 'Em stories and this guy couldn't understand why BC cared about some guy robbing a bank in a baseball hat. Today is the payoff. Today we sit back in our chair and exhale because this right here is why we get up in the morning. Humanity. To find a guy who accented his giant fake beard with a Phillies cap. JUMP!
Shall we start the morning with a *slow clap* for the Target Field security chick taking down streaker bro by the finger tips? I think we shall. Just look at this effort. You won't see that from a Minneapolis cop working OT at like $60/hr. Someone get this chick a raise. In other MLB news, how about this Aaron Hill kid. He hits for cycle for the 2nd time in two weeks. This guy now has four cycles in his baseball career. Let's get rolling!
Just 10 days ago Jose Canseco went on the Worcester Tornadoes disabled list to "take some time to heal my injuries," according to the disgraced Bash Brother. That was June 18 at 11:34 p.m. - on Twitter. Ironically, at 8:02 p.m., some Worcester local ran into Canseco playing a softball game. You know, because nothing helps heal injuries like swinging a softball bat. JUMP!
The big news today in Boston? Clay Buchholz went to a party at Foxwoods last night after being recently released from Mass. General where he was battling esophagitis. What's the big issue? Buchholz is on the 15-day DL and the Sox are in Seattle. Boston media is obviously having a slow week because this is dominating sports talk & is now leaking over into the newspapers. JUMP!
How does ESPN2 fill programming in June after college baseball & softball are finished? Men's professional softball! It was Team USA vs. Team USA Futures and the youngsters won a thriller, 38-37, after Team USA had the tying run thrown out at home to end the game. Still efforting to find out if the dugouts had keg fountains. In other softball news, last night the Mets beat the Cubs, 17-1. Solid night from Jeff Samardzija. Only gave up 9 over 4 1/3. Let's get rolling!
Umpire Mike DiMuro has to be the biggest waste of MLB umpire flesh, right? By now you know what happened in last night's Yankees-Indians game. Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise goes into the left field stands to catch a foul ball & clearly doesn't make the catch. Replay shows a fan in the vicinity bend over, pick up the ball and hold it up over his head. Does DiMuro ask Wise to show the ball? Nope. Of course Twitter erupted. JUMP!
The Giants & Dodgers wrap up a 3-game series at Pac Bell today at 3:45 EST and it'll also mark the end of the San Francisco police department's undercover program - until the next series. Cops have been dressing up as Dodgers fans, just waiting for morons to attack them for wearing Dodgers gear. Sounds like enticement to us. S.F. cops say that's not the case at all. JUMP!
Guarantee only a select few men have that Polo shirt in their closet. Oh, and when did Rob Ryan buy that Rangers hat? Yesterday at lunch? (via @DCStarJEllis). In other baseball news, here's another play that'll eventually move MLB to replay. Dewayne Wise was credited with catching this foul ball during last night's Yankees-Indians game. Watch how bad this call was. Not only did Wise not catch the ball, it isn't even clear that he walks away with the ball. Let's get rolling!
Derek Jeter turns 38 today & should be commended by all those athletes out there who have multiple divorces and children with multiple women. Jetes never fell for the bait. The guy never succummed to the altar & that means he can live a great life dating whomever he wants. Of course you guys thought he'd marry Minka Kelly. Nope, threw her right back to her B-list life. Don't feel bad for Minka, she joined a long list of throwbacks. JUMP!
Sure, Travis Wood and his batting helmet was the talk of Twitter on Monday night, but the pitcher got the last laugh with seven shutout innings and a W against the Mets. Reminder: When your team is 15.5 games out of 1st in the N.L. Central, & has the worst record in baseball, all it takes to become a Twitter story is a logo fail. In other baseball news, Arizona won the College World Series. Hell yes it was a slow Monday night. Time to ramp up NBA Draft news. Let's get rolling!
Ever see a minor league baseball game called off in the 8th inning when the ballpark's outfield fence was destroyed by a violent thunderstorm? Now you have. This is The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia. The home team, the Squirrels, were facing the New Britain Rock Cats when said thunderstorm rolled through the area and left a pummeled fence. Team officials estimate 4,500 fans were at the game. JUMP!
Porn star Jessica Lynn didn't come out and tweet, "I want to have sex with Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano," but it was pretty close according to emailer Colby T. who sent us an urgent email last night. "What does having an all star level season get Chris Capuano? Porn stars, of course," Colby wrote. Wait, wait, wait just a minute. How the hell does a porn star randomly seemingly want to get banged by Capuano? This is nuts. JUMP!
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.