What do we have here? Back to back days of chicks failing at sports fandome. First it was Jets chicks cheering for the wrong team in a preseason football game and now comes Courtney. Here she is forcing WGN viewers to crane their necks to figure out what that damn sign says. As @bubbaprog tells us, this is the kind of shot WGN gets when it travels to Houston. No way Wrigley Cubs chick is failing this miserably, right? August baseball. Catch the fever.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting this week that the Field of Dreams house in Iowa is still for sale and the price of $5,400,000 has not changed and the owners have no interest in lowering it so you and the boys can destroy it. The field, built in 1988 by Universal Studios, has remained pretty much unchanged since Costner was told "People will come, Ray." 65,000 come each year. Time to build a t-shirt selling empire. Oh, and you get the two-bedroom house and the barns. JUMP!
If this incident went down at Yankee Stadium or Citifield it would be gossip page and Entertainment Tonight fodder. But, when Brooklyn Decker shows up with Andy Roddick at Great American Ballpark, it barely moves the Twitter world. It's not just that Brooklyn was in town & hanging in seats behind the plate with Roddick. It's that she was bored out of her mind with the Reds and Padres Friday night tilt. The SI swimsuit magazine cover model was actually reading a book. JUMP!
What was stranger yesterday in Milwaukee? Zach Greinke pinch hitting in the fifth inning or that he was wearing a special issue Brewers jersey that the team planned to debut TODAY! The Friday starter was called on to hit in a sacrifice situation after Marco Estrada gave the team five scoreless in a spot start. For some reason, Grienke came to the plate and there it was, SUNDAY'S jersey being worn on the wrong day. Today is German Heritage Day at Miller Park. So expect the team to run out of beer & knockwurst.
BC reader, Jeremy, obviously single or married and with little else to do on a Friday night, sent us this ESPN spelling fail last night at 10:12 p.m. EST. "See the attached picture and you'll understand that our schools can't afford to cut anymore funds," Jeremy wrote. Ahh, but it's not only ESPN blazing a trail of spelling futility. We went searching Twitpics and Yfrogs for other LLWS spelling fails and found this. JUMP!
Ah, the lure of the ballpark -- the lush green field, the crack of the bat, dogs, beers, peanuts and drunk, belligerent fans yelling at you and the team the entire game. Here's that woman at a Cleveland Indians game. A funny thing happens after she takes her shirt off and starts waving it around in the air, though. The rest of the stadium follows suit. Check the video. JUMP!
In the summer of 2001, Randy Johnson was 36-years-old and striking out 372 hitters on his way to a Cy Young Award & World Series ring with the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was also the same year when Barry Bonds would hit 73 home runs. Major League Baseball was at the peak of its steroid & superstar era, yet during Aug. of that year a lanky Latino from the Bronx was the biggest figure in the sport & about to become the most famous name in modern Little League history. JUMP!
ESPN has gone balls-to-the-walls with its Little League World Series regionals coverage and of course we're watching for $*&^ like this from one of the games in Indianapolis. (By the way, yeah the infield is Dominican-esque. Indy had a watering ban.) We've just seen the continuing pussification of our American youth. Wonder why we're getting our asses handed to us in this crazy world? Watch how we intentionally walk hitters in Little League. JUMP!
Last night was the first game at the Sky Dome (yes, we old stadium names) after ESPN unleashed its Spy Dome investigation. Fans, being the quirky Toronto fans they are, came out in droves with their "Stealing Signs" signs. Multiple teams say their signs are being stolen, yet the Blue Jays remain just 2 games over .500 at home. Supposedly, there is a guy wearing white sitting in center field who's relaying signs. JUMP!
Has baseball's lothario decided to settle down? That's the word on the street. San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito -- slayer of women -- is reportedly engaged to former Miss Missouri Amber Seyer. Ironically, much like his career, his choice of women has gone from the penthouse to the pig farm. Seriously, this chick grew up on a pig farm and probably swoon's over Barry's acoustic jams. JUMP!
That's right, punks, two days in a row with a Fenway video. Yesterday's 1997 Jorts three-way speaks for itself, while today we check in with Red Sox vendor working on his Somali water jug carrying technique during last night's Sox-Yankees game. No way that is beer. No way. If Vendor Boy wants to really impress us, we want to see him carry 16 Buds on that melon. Anyway, Beckett had to concentrate thru this craziness - JUMP!
The Fox analysts had an interesting analysis on what it would take for Cole Hamels to dominate the S.F. Giants yesterday. And dropping a deuce was just the beginning of what Hamels had in store for the World Series champions. Cole went 9, gave up an earned run and dominated S.F. in a 2-1 Phillies' victory. Something tells us his curveball was dropping off the table. Didn't see a single out but the deuce was definitely dropping.
If Ryan Braun played baseball on the East Coast there's a good chance this guy would be a top-20 most recognized athlete. Instead, he's worth in the neighborhood of $105 million (via his Brewers contract) and barely makes a blip on the Twitter radar for his work this week as a guest judge at the Milwaukee Bucks dancer tryouts. But there was the Hebrew Hammer, taking time out of his baseball schedule to tell ladies if they are worth of his shaking it for the Bucks - JUMP!
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!