The game itself may not be in season, but baseball players perpetrating creepy shit is definitely in season. No, this is not another Jerry Sandusky deal. We'd like to tell you know one was harmed, but a 31 year-old dude was trying to have sex with a 14 year-old girl. There's something fundamentally wrong with this. We may oogle women -- and we do oogle women -- but there's a line. Rob Francis is apparently not aware of it. JUMP!
You think Cleveland was mad when LeBron James publicly embarrassed them with his Jim Gray 'Decision?' Anger is boiling over in Missouri where fans are barely a month into enjoying another World Series ring and yet Albert Pujols goes and crushes their spirit by signing today with the Angels. Of course Twitter is angry. Of course the radio talk shows are 24-7 'What Albert meant to this city.' And then there is a Conoco and this message. Oh, it's on now, Pujols. JUMP!
Before we go any further with the normal anger from Twitter Nation, think about how easy it would be to say 'yes' to a guaranteed baseball contract that would pay you $68,493 per day (every day) for the next 10 years. Can't be taken away from you no matter how terrible you play in year 7 for the Angels. Of course you'd do the same thing Albert Pujols did today, agreeing to a 10-year, $250,000,000 contract with the team. Guess who's angry? JUMP!
Via WHDH: Police are searching for a suspect who broke into a Newton home before taking off with the homeowner’s car. Police say the 38-year-old homeowner was on the third floor when the suspect broke into his Jackson Street home. When he heard a noise and went downstairs to investigate, he found the suspect in his bedroom. Just wondering: does the sketch artist ask if Red Sox bro wore his hat that high on his head? Turn in Sox fan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Moyer hasn't pitched for the Seattle Mariners since 2006 but he still owns one of those stoic Seattle homes that end up being turned into crazy contemporaries by tech dorks. There's lots of wood. The normal - you make your ham and cheese sandwiches just like everyone else - kitchen with all the upgrades. You also get one of the worst theaters we've seen since starting our athlete real estate listing services. Dude, this is why the house isn't selling. Gut it! JUMP!
The Philly Inquirer reported yesterday: The FBI is searching for a bank robber who wore a Phillies cap as he held up the Society Hill branch of Wells Fargo this morning. The suspect is described as 5-foot-4, with a thin to medium build, and clean shaved. He wore a black jacket and a red Phillies ball cap. Gee, this should be an easy case to crack. Let's see, Phillies fan, 5-4, looks kinda white to maybe Latino. Yep, we expect this one to be solved in days.
Mark Teixeira has either made or is still owed a total of $100,000,000 in his MLB career. He'll make $22.5MM each year for the next five years. So imagine our shock this morning when Mark hit enter on this tweet: "I've never gone shopping on Black Friday and this incident reminds me why..." Tex was referencing today's news that some lady unloaded pepper spray on fellow Black Friday shoppers. That's why? We figured it was that Dolce & Gabbana wasn't running sales?
ARod is at it again this week at his Miami mansion where we now have meathead chicks doing handstands and cartwheels for Centaur. Paparazzi photographers hit the motherlode yesterday when ARod's dream came true. A couple ladies were just running around like maniacs and the Yankees slugger couldn't take his eyes off the ripped thighs. PHOTOS! JUMP!
Via BC Afternoon Editor Monty: Former pitcher Kris Benson's hot, dumb stripper wife Anna Benson is back and she's not only looking great, but she's dropping her usual bits of insightful knowledge. Oh, and she's starring in this show called Baseball Wives too, but that's not what's important right now. Anna tells us why Kris got traded by the Mets (her funbags!), how classy she is and her new method of punishing Kris if he cheats. Hey, we've got some fine-ass pics of too! Check it!
This is just the kind of news that'll send the Internet into a feeding frenzy for 2-3 days. We now know that Phillies dork Hunter Pence is dating Playboy Miss May 2007 Shannon James, a Philadelphian. This isn't one of those cases where we're guessing they're dating. James and Pence are dating to the point that they left this morning for a Cabo vacation. Update your WAG lists. Update your Hottest Phillies Wives & Girlfriends lists. Pence hit the hot chick jackpot. JUMP!
Just when you thought ARod really was just getting exercise advice from stripper pole expert Ella Magers, now comes word that the Cameron Diaz ripoff was on Centaur's Miami palace terrace in her bikini. Cameras, yesterday, caught Magers just destroying the Miami sun with grotesque abs and those funky hip muscle lines. A month ago everyone was saying Ella was just 'working out' ARod. This kinda confirms there is more to the relationship. JUMP!
BC Assignment Editor Monty reports: Marty Cordova was a baseball player who probably spent more time on the disabled list than he did on the field, but that doesn't mean he didn't do well for himself. Just take a look at his Henderson, Nevada castle. It can be all yours for a mere $3.25 million and by the look of things, it's probably worth every penny. Either Marty has mob ties or he just got paid a lot for hitting .274. Check it out!
Cardinals World Series hero David Freese could have a wardrobe malfunction tonight at the Country Music Awards. Freese tweets, Bag didn't make my connector to Nashville. I wonder if I can get by presenting with @ErinAndrews in Nike sweatpants and a hoodie?!?!
#cmas. Can't say we'll be spending out Wed. night waiting for these two to hit the stage so someone please send us an email if Freese ends up in the sweatpants. email@example.com
Can we really feel bad for Mike Hampton and his real estate issues in Phoenix? You think Mike felt bad making $124,000,000 over his 16-year baseball career which accounted for one 20-win season and two all-star appearances? Look, Mike's about to lose at least $2,000,000 on this pad and how much more in decorations wasted. Could you rich bastards just settle for the $500k 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath spread? No? Then you deserve to crash and burn. JUMP!
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. A group of MLB players touring Taiwan to play the national time did as the locals do earlier this week, stopping in Snake Alley to drink some shots of snake blood. The players watched the snakes get sacrificed and then threw back shots... some more than others. Whether the blood gave them special powers is debatable, but they dominated in their first game of the series.
You might remember the photo of Katie Siepman from World Series Game 6. She's holding the sign saying "He told me I could have an engagement ring or World Series tickets - Here I am." Yeah, well, that was false. Not true at all, according to an interview with Katie via SI's Andy Gray. True, there is a jacked up personal trainer boyfriend. Been on the fence on how to handle this story. Support the dude or call him a tool for not dropping to a knee? JUMP!
Baseball finally got something right with a World Series Game 7 on a Friday night. In two years you'll be scratching your head trying to figure out who won the 2011 WS. As for the Rangers, God just doesn't think now is the time. As for that gambler who had the Cardinals winning it all at 999/1 at MGM, yeah, he's still hammered off his ass this morning. That $250 bet paid him $250,000. Gonna be a light day. We're in Chicago.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is supporting friend and St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa in one of the strangest ways we can fathom -- by wearing his jersey. It's kind of creepy if you ask us, but hey, we don't want to criticize the fashion plate that is Bill Belichick. Or do we? Here's the story of how this diabolical merger of Belichick and La Russa happened. Check it!
What balls on this Big Junk Jeremy Reiland guy, the Cubs fan who infiltrated the Cards locker room with his bro last night. In other news, UGA fan emailed us re: Aaron Murray Photo: Please give me your name and address so I can come and knock on you door and talk to you for a quick second before you start talking more nonsense about Aaron Murray tough guy, don't hide behind your words. Go Florida! Let's get rolling.
The story of porn star Bibi Jones & Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski in a pic took another strange twist overnight. It was just 24 hours ago that we traded emails with Business Insider reporter Tony Manfred over what agent was kinda pimping out Bibi Jones to recruit MLB clients. We threw out the name Terry Bross, who just happened to be Dan Uggla's agent. Jones says she had sex with Uggla. Well, we now know Bross was the guy using porn arm candy. JUMP!
About three years ago, for some reason, we were building up a fake Facebook account using the name Richard Harden. Making friends with professional baseball players was pretty simple since they just figured it was then Oakland A's pitcher Rich Harden wanting to 'Friend' up. For some reason Angels catcher Mike Napoli ended up a 'Friend.' Cool, whatever. Then the other night it reminded us - wait, Napoli, World Series & implants! Time to repost. JUMP!
Now infamous 20-year-old porn star Bibi Jones (@XXXBiBiJones) made even more news this afternoon, according to Business Insider. Reporter Tony Manfred caught up with the slutty provocateur for an interview on comments made Monday to a Boston radio station in which Bibi claimed a baseball agent would hook her up with baseball players after Diamondbacks games. Nothing wrong with that, right? Um, did that agent use the porntress to land clients.JUMP!
Look here, babydoll, you need a casual encounter at Game 6 in St. Louis? Just happens that Kevin the Intern lives in West Lafayette, Indiana & can be there in 4-5 hours. You email us, say the word and his ass will be southbound in a heartbeat. Bring a hot girlfriend we can hook up with. In other news, the Baltimore Ravens dropped a giant deuce on their 2011 season. That offense looks unstoppable. Four field goals beat you? Pathetic. Congrats to those who had Jags +11.5.
Much is being made this afternoon of Tony La Russa's daughter dropping a Twitter bomb last night by referencing a crackhead and Ron Washington. Devon La Russa is backtracking from this: "I saw a crack head doing "The Wash" today. Coincidence? I think not..." That tweet was deleted & followed by: I really truly did not mean to be offensive! It's a phrase I use, meant as a joke. Please don't be offended! Go Cards!!! Now comes mom, Elaine & this. JUMP!
Again, these baseball cap bank robbers keep killing us with their creativity. Normally, a bank robber comes in, makes his demand or passes a note, money is handed over and the transaction process is complete. But then we get Braves Hat Bank Robber and his buddy, Shorty. They have a weird plan that means, when caught, both will be doing hard time on felony robbery convictions. Nice to see Adidas get repped during one of these heists, though. Details - JUMP!
We're kinda digging this new idea from ESPN where they throw a Baseball Tonight set outside ballparks and let drunks yell at future hall of famers. They'll also get a few racists signs into a shot here and there. And then there is Schill-dog. He's never one to shy away from a little tussle with controversy. Take today when some guy called him out for that turkey neck blasting through a collared shirt. Schill-dog isn't afraid to throw down on Twitter. JUMP!
Just look at how the NY Post played the photo of Yankees fan and Libyan rebel holding Gaddafi's gold gun. Perfect placement. Perfect headline. Tabloid journalism at its best. BC used to be in the newspaper business. Want to know why newspapers are getting their asses handed to them? Old fashioned. That secret should be out by now. Spice it up a bit, boys. Go visit Newseum. Count the number of papers who showed the death photo. Then figure out who's broke.
The St. Louis Cardinals are three games away from winning the World Series and making one crazy bastard considerably wealthier. A St. Louis man laid $500 down on two bets picking the Cards to make the Series and win the Series on September 12. Vegas didn't think too much of the Cardinals odds at the time, so the payouts will be substantial. We run you through the particulars. Check it!
Ah, to be a mediocre baseball player with staying power. That's what former Oakland A's and Colorado Rockies shortstop Walt Weiss was and it paid him well. It paid him so well, in fact, he was able to afford 73 acres in Colorado. Now he wants to pawn it off for a cool $4 million. Hey, why not? It comes with it's own baseball diamond so you can do your Field of Dreams thing. We've got the photos. Check it!
What do we remember about Pat Hentgen's run as a right-handed pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays? Oh, maybe that 1996 season when he won 20 games and had 10 complete games on his way to a Cy Young Award. That was pretty much the end, though. He'd eventually make $37,000,000 over a 14-year career and then buy a house in Tarpon Springs, Fla. with one of the most worthless theater rooms we've ever seen. Pat, seriously, $2mm for that garbage? JUMP!
First of all, two distractions in this photo: mustache ride bro throwing the peace sign and blonde Top Gunner lining up drinks. Sure, we laugh our asses off at blackface Ron Washington guy with some powder under his nose. But there's something about Heather that's driving us nuts. Such as: would we have to rip that flight suit off or will it easily unzip? Is Heather wearing any panties under that flight suit? All logical questions from some Halloween pic. (via @babeslovebball)
Via BBC: "The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse has spoken with the man who says he captured Col Muammar Gaddafi. The man was brandishing a pistol he took off the former Libyan leader. The fighter claimed that Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in the centre of the city and said "don't shoot". Meanwhile, Red Sox fan promises to bring the head of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before Christmas. It really is a rivalry we can all get behind. Kudos to Yankees Nation.
Of course it isn't sports related other than the fact that a Yankees fan captured Libyan dictator Gaddafi. (Not even taking the time to look up how to spell his first name.) It's the story of the day and the week. Gaddafi goes from scrapbooking Condi Rice to being holed up in a drainage ditch where Yankees fan found him. Then the rebels kill him. Bad day, brah. Anyway, Twitter went nuts dropping the seven dirty words, which means our editors swing into action. JUMP!
His 2010 Halloween costume stole a nation's heart. Little Ron Washington came out of nowhere to be the cult hero of fans who're smitten by little kids who look like 1970s burnouts. Liam Roybal is back and is kinda required to bust out the old costume even though he's growing up and the chicks aren't digging the same costume two consecutive years. Plus, the Rangers lost last year. Kudos to the news hounds at News8 Dallas for tracking down Little Ron. (Video at SportsGrid)
Let us start this post by saying that this isn't the first 'report' sent to our inbox about Derek Jeter over the past three weeks. It seems the floodgates are opening up since the split with Minka Kelly. Tonight's report is that Jeter was having drinks with these ladies at some NYC bar. (Far right, you look very familiar. Robbie Cano parties back in the day?) For some reason the ladies are avoiding Jeter, but claim there was plenty of fun that night at the bar. JUMP!
Mediocre Detroit Tigers pitcher Brad Penny, who didn't throw an inning in the postseason, is doing alright off the diamond... or at least he was. Penny is engaged to Dancing With the Stars hotttie Karina Smirnoff, but things apparently aren't looking so rosy for the couple. A trash mag report has surfaced that they're postponing their wedding. You'll never guess why. Here's the reasoning and some hot-ass photos of Karina to prove Penny's ass was out of its league. JUMP!