Well, it seems like we have a serial bank robber in St. Louis who has a thing for teams in the N.L. Central. Authorities say the guy you see here in an Astros cap (notice he's still sporting the sticker!) has used a couple different National League disguises to keep cops at bay as to his identity. Listen up, BC Nation, let's get us some bank robber reward money. Scared to turn in Carlos Lee? We aren't. JUMP!
Busted Coverage Assignment Editor Monty McMahon is a lifelong Milwaukee Brewers fan. He's lived through years of Tony LaRussa being a huge crybaby. Tony's antics in last night's heated Cardinals-Brew Crew game sent Monty over the edge. If you are a Cards fan, get ready to hate our editor. If you hate Tony LaRussa, get ready to be in tears. And if you cheer for the Brewers, here is your new hero. Monty unleashes - JUMP!
Would a highlight from an August game featuring Seattle and Oakland make the Morning Twitpic post? Nope. But when you combine a perfectly fair ball, an Ichiro lookalike and fan interference that is post material. Thanks to eagle eyed @burnSTYLEr for the find we get this hilarious look at Ichiro dude trying to comprehend why he's about to get booted into the Seattle darkness. More caps - JUMP!
It's rare for Stubby Clapp to get an appearance on Busted Coverage so he decided to take his argument with an umpire to the next level yesterday during a Single-A game in Troy, NY. Clapp, possibly perturbed by 3,000 screaming kids, loses it when it appears his player was hit with a pitch. The umpire says no. Clapp, a guy who only had 5 MLB hits in his storied career, is having none of the umpires $%^#. Video - JUMP!
Kudos to @mikeydangelo for this snag from Sunday's Pirates game where Starter jacket dude braved the heat with his 1993 coat that had been stored in the attic since Sid Bream retired. Why the coat? Cold? The heat index from Pittsburgh to Denver has only been 100+ for the past three weeks. If you know Pirates Coat Pete, email us his details and we'll do the rest. It's a must to get this guy some publicity for his suicide attempt. firstname.lastname@example.org
The headline should include "Here is what....Wrigley looks like....from the rooftops..." where you couldn't see Paul McCartney perform last night, but you were still amongst your hipster friends. The Beatle was in town on his North American tour and did what the Cubs can't do in late July - fill the seats. Somewhere there is a baseball purist out there shaking head over the shame associated with defacing the old girl with a concert. Pics - JUMP!
According to the Detroit Tigers’ in-game Twitter photographer: Dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio turned the #Tigers dugout into...
The name Manny Ramirez wouldn't have crossed our minds on a lazy summer Friday if it wasn't for SportsFeeder1 and his research into Manny's whereabouts. With a piqued interest in the latest from Manny's retirement, we sent BC Photo Editor on a wild goose chase. Figure out what Man Ram has been up to. Well, it seems the disgraced 'roider has been hanging at the Fontainebleau and taking a flight to Toronto.
We figure this is the closest you losers will ever get to the caliber of a woman as Marilyn Monroe, so listen up. Some auction house called Heritage Auctions has a baseball on the bidding block with only 5 days remaining and it holds the touch of lips from the most famous WAG in sports history. We're talking lipstick marks from Marilyn Monroe and an autograph from Joe DiMaggio. Open up the wallet and splurge. The man cave deserves it. JUMP!
There are strict requirements for any person interviewed on BC. The individual must be capable of telling a sports-related story and actually have favorite sports teams. Today we catch up with Penthouse Pet Aimee Sweet, a New England native who has interesting rooting interests. She's a Celtics, Patriots and Bruins fan. And a Yankees fan. Seriously. It's like one of the most taboo choices a Boston fan could possibly make. Her reasoning & a party story with Lonnie Paxton - JUMP!
Three Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and several NY Yankees took time this morning to visit a young girl's lemonade stand to help raise money for Special Olympics. But the big news for BC readers was the lemonade spilled on Kate Upton's skirt. Um, holy #$%^ that is a spectacular thing to wear to a charity event. Totally made Robinson Cano take notice and we know he's game for white girls. Just has to kick chubby Andruw Jones to curb. JUMP!
And to think we were sitting around the office this afternoon wondering what ever happened to journeyman, defensive specialist Doug Mientkiewicz. It came to our attention that a guy who played 12 seasons and didn't break 70 home runs (career) during the steroid season made $13,000,000 in salary over his years of service. Dude bought this Coral Gables, Florida house way back in 2003 and is ready to sell it for a profit. Details & the dining room - JUMP!
Twitter is going bonkers this morning over last night's Braves-Pirates possible mammoth blown call by umpire Jerry Meals. New replay angles show Meals might have been right. He says it was probably a blown call. At this point all we know is that the Twitter-verse is using Meals as its punching bag this morning. No matter which side you're on, the humor from these tweets will help you smile during yet another boring day at the job. Meals Tweets - JUMP!
We figured the Jonathan Toews chick, Gabrielle Velasquez, had her one-day Internet run yesterday and things in her life would go back to normal. Not so. Our inbox had more photos of Gabrielle waiting this morning. But there is a strange twist to who sent the pics last night. They came from an email account at Fletcher Jones Imports in Chicago. Yes, that's the car dealership where Ms. Velasquez works. Pics - JUMP!
Even if you hate the Brian Wilson beard schtick and/or Barack Obama, you must admit that yesterday at the White House was one of those moments. The Giants were in town to visit Barry and be congratulated for winning the World Series. We pray....PRAY....that Lincecum hit the head and burned a joint. And documented it. Baseball needs it. The White House needs it. And it would be great for Internet pagviews. More - JUMP!
Um, so this photo has had our attention all day. It's former Cincinnati Reds 1B Sean "The Mayor" Casey at last night's Poison/Motley Crue show outside Heinz Field. Dude was legendary in baseball for asking about opponents wives and he actually didn't want to get in their pants. He was just being friendly. And he was supposed to be religious. Like, "starts his day with the Bible and God." We love this guy and pray he didn't jump off the tracks. JUMP!
In honor of the St. Louis Cardinals AAA affiliate Memphis Redbirds' Organ Donor Night uniforms, we've dug up 30 of the dumbest, ugliest, stupidest, craziest, what-the-hell-is-going-on-there uniforms we could find. Nothing says minor league sports like forcing a .250 hitter into wearing a Harry Potter uni. Have a jersey that needs to be added to this list? Email us: email@example.com
Yeehaw! Nothing like a minor league baseball promotion in Nashua, New Hampshire where the Silver Knights welcomed the Monkey Cowboy Rodeo to town Wednesday to entertain a few hundred people, according to the local paper. Gotta admit, there isn't much better in minor league promotions than monkeys riding border collies. As a bonus, one lucky outfielder will have the chance to make a catch in that whiz. FUN. JUMP!
BC was tipped off to Twitter-user and Denver sports enthusiast Cheryl Tweedy a few weeks back by Peter Burns Radio. We were told Cheryl doesn't pull punches with language (which we approve of) and is pretty cutthroat with her sports observations. Well, guess who was watching the Rockies' post-game show last night. Yep, Cheryl. And guess who was naked in the lockerroom? Rafael Betancourt & his dong just became very, very famous. JUMP!
Stephen Drew will be on the DL for a few after having his ankle snapped like a twig during last night's Diamonbacks-Brewers game. Listen, there are reasons why you don't run through a third base coach stop sign and this is one of them. Tough break, Drew. If you are queasy this morning we recommend NOT clicking through to the video. If ankles twisted backwards are your thing it's time to let this one roll. JUMP!
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire probably isn't a fan of Japanese women's soccer, but he played the part today, wearing a t-shirt that says "I [heart] Japan Women's Soccer after losing a bet to Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Gardy promptly swore off ever making dumb bets with foreign players, unless it was for money, beer or a walleye sandwich from Target Field. More - JUMP!
It's hot here in the Midwest. Like burn you to a crispy chicken wing hot. But that hasn't stopped Phillies fan from invading the bleachers at Wrigley, according to our friends at Crossing Broad. On a slow sports day it doesn't take much to get the attention of the Internet, hence a debate. Better rack: man cans vs. fake cans? Debate amongst your coworkers and totally ignore her belly stretch marks. One more photo - JUMP!
Your move, Longoria. Three really big black dudes have been photographed with your future trophy WAG today and she might not get out of Bristol without a wedding band. Better send the private jet. Seriously, Evan Longoria sent this tweet to Morgan just before tonight's Rays' game: "once your done w your whirlwind tour let me know, and follow me! #Congrats." Favre Jr. His competition & the growing tweet chatter - JUMP!
Yes, we've created this Evan Longoria making a play at Alex Morgan and the Internets are sorta running wild with it. In today's Daily Dump we mentioned a Longoria tweet directly to Morgan about the Rays wanting her and Team USA to throw out a first pitch. That's called a power move. You pick out the hottest chick on Team USA & use your star power. Guess how soon Morgan accepted? Guess who has a boyfriend in Seattle? JUMP!
We're not going to get into too much WWE news because it usually is ridiculous and you guys probably could care less. But when you throw in the new WWE champion (yes, there is controversy with his title belt) takes his hardware to a Monday night Cubs game, BC takes notice. Add in CM Punk snapping pics of drunk Cubs' chick and you have a recipe for Morning Twitpic-age. So here you go, CM's night at the Cubs-Phillies game. JUMP!
The tragic saga of Jay Buhner's B2B Estate rolls along, now nearly three years into its time on the Seattle housing market. Way back in July 2009 it was reported that Jay came off his 2008 listing price of $12,000,000 for his 7,500 sq. ft. pad that includes 80 acres of woods and places to gallop on horses. Now listed at $6.75mm, this beast is a steal. Step up, open the wallet and help Jay get rid of this ball & chain. JUMP!
It'll be the smallest ballpark in the MLB with only 37,000 seats, but will have two 600-gallon salt water fish tanks encased in bullet-proof glass. The Marlins (believe it or not) are trucking along with the new ballpark the city/county was pimp-slapped into building. The big questions for MLB is if anyone will care whether there is a new facility to watch the Marlins. Joe Robbie's upper deck has been closed & the Marlins are averaging 17k a game. Pics - JUMP!
Just as we were preparing ourselves for Debbie Clemens to take the stand in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, the U.S. government goes and screws up its case on Day 2. Seriously, a mistrial was just issued on Day 2! The government, today, played a video of Roger answering questions from Rep. Elijah Cummings. The video included pieces that the judge in this case had barred. The jury saw the video, Clemens' lawyers objected and Judge Walton just ended the case.
Thanks to Brian Wilson the ESPYs were watchable for like 15 minutes until Seth Meyers was done with his opening series of one-liners. Then they started handing out the hardware and it was time to bail. If you guys hate the Home Run Derby, how do you possibly sit through hours of ESPN coverage of an ESPN fabricated event. Did you watch Cowherd try to be funny on the red carpet? Absolutely horrid. In the end it was all about Wilson. And that's a good thing. JUMP!
Moment #1: She took this photo of her photographer (looking at that finger and it's confirmed he's married) in the arms of the women hired to swim around the pool at last night's all-star game. Moment #2: Heidi dips her feet in the pool and tweets to us about forgetting her swimsuit. That's it. Nothing else even remotely newsworthy. Um, you want to entertain readers, boot the married guy and get in with the bikini chicks. JUMP!
That is Bryce Harper sitting in a tattoo parlor chair this week in Arizona where the tatted to not tatted ratio has been hovering at the 3:1 mark, according to our Scottsdale tat tipsters. Anyway, Bryce decided last night was the perfect time to get 'Mom' inked on his left wrist and 'Pops' on the right wrist. As if the millions weren't enough, now the Harper's will forever be memorialized on their son's flesh. Finished product & a new name for Harrisburg, Pa. - JUMP!
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!