The Nature Boy was in Boston last night to hopefully bust the Sox out of the funk that has allowed the Tampa Rays to get within two games of the A.L. wild card lead. He brought along a TNA championship belt and the classic Nature Boy entertainment value. That meant Ric was given the responsibility of introducing the Sox lineup. Ever the entertainer, he ended the lineup with at least three WOOOOOOOOs! He then watched the Sox split a DH.
Groupon, the site that loves to bombard your inbox with super-duper-can't-pass-up deals, has pretty much taken a giant machete and chopped off the head of Baseball History. Blood, brains & Harry Caray's balls splattered on the corner of Clark & Addison. Someone tell us it can't be true that Wrigley Field will be used as a giant drive-in theater (minus the Audis) in October to show 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' on multiple screens positioned around the ballpark. JUMP!
You know what's not sexy? It's simple - New York Mets' rookies in cheerleader uniforms. The underachieving ballclub had some fun last night with its annual rookie hazing by making youngsters look like they're about to partake in a gay porn in Chelsea. But these guys are troopers. They're able to laugh about being called up and becoming the Mets cheerleading team. You guys do realize these photos will live on the Internet? JUMP!
Now you can own your own piece of the Amarillo Sox -- their since abandoned mascot that looks like he's got a raging boner. That's right, this piece of baseball infamy can be yours for just $25,000. The mascot costume in all of its bonerrific goodness if up for sale on eBay.
There are some happy Texans today. Rangers first baseman Josh Hamilton blasted a grand slam last night, triggering a promotion for free carpet and countertops from an Arlington carpet store. The slam also inadvertently introduced us to the store owner's daughter, Morgan Fitzgerald. Aren't we lucky? Here are some pics so you can ogle her.
Missy Coles was just going along with her life as a buxom fitness model on the bodybuilding circuit. Then her BF had to go and tweet about her. That's it, bloggers figure out the puzzle. Suddenly Phillies' P Michael Schwimer finds his girlfriend lusted after by drunken, loser fools on the Internet. Of course you haven't heard of Schwimer. He was called up in late August, but figures to be with the big club next season. Time to update your WAG lists accordingly. JUMP!
Angels pitcher Garrett Richards may have one-upped the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg's Papa Smurf outfit. Richards got to pose as Miss Bo Peep (we think), including his thick legs in stockings. It begs the question, who got the worse end of the rookie hazing, Strasburg or Richards? They both appear to be having more fun than should be expected. Check it!
The Washington Nationals may not be very good on the baseball diamond, but at least their an entertaining bunch. Sixteen rookies were required to dress up as Smurfs, complete with blue body paint and tight white pants on Sunday. Ace Stephen Strasburg was Papa Smurf and catcher Wilson Ramos was a very ugly looking Smurfette. For some of the strangest rookie hazing we've ever seen, check out this gallery!
Once again we are dumbfounded by the excess by which a baseball player lives his life. You think Adrian Beltre really needs 15 bathrooms for a seven bed house? You think Adrian drops his morning deuce in a different toilet for two consecutive weeks in the offseason? Mr. Beltre, who has earned/will earn nearly $88mm in his MLB career, is trying to unload his California mansion. The cost? Just $19.8 million. And the man cave sucks balls. JUMP!
It was announced less than 20 days ago that Jered Weaver signed an $85 million extension with the Angels. So it shouldn't come as a shock that upon inspection of his wedding registry - November 12 is the big day - that Busted Coverage should announce a big F-YOU to a guy asking for a $17 splatter screen from Great-Aunt Becky who can barely afford the damn cable to watch her multi-millionaire MLB nephew. Splatter screen - JUMP!
'Tis that time of year when baseball teams expand rosters, call up a few players who may never sniff a MLB field again and play out the remainder of the season. It's also that time of year when we need to recognize MLB WAGs that deserve your attention before 2011 ends. We have five candidates and all have under 200 Twitter followers. Guys, enough with Minka Kelly. Time to move on. September WAG Call-Ups - JUMP!
This news has been buried within the WAG world for many months, but it now comes to light within the sports blogosphere that journeyman outfielder Laynce Nix will be marrying the legendary Cowboys cheerleader Brooke Sorenson. Gentlemen, we're talking about a guy who has 64 career MLB HRs. A .246 career average. In other words, there is hope. We've got the registry & more on Laynce using baseball to hit the chick lottery. JUMP!
We cannot let the Masturbation World Series slip by without breaking down this classic matchup in true Busted Coverage fashion. While other blogs are trying to figure out what Texas A&M to the SEC means for the future of college football, our editors have been watching Twitter for tweets relating to tonight's HUGE showdown. Dickey vs. Hand. Hand vs. Dickey. Folks, this is why the Internet was founded. For garbage like this. JUMP!
Could come down to who needs relief first in the battle of R.A. Dickey and Brad Hand at Joe Robbie tonight in what would be another worthless September baseball game. Instead, Dickey vs. Hand should be the Internet's dream come true on a slow Wednesday. As tipster @ABroadway00 wrote to us on Twitter, "Should be a strong finish..." And that's coming from a chick. Helluva battle coming with first pitch at 7. Don't miss it.
Pretty sure he pronounces it Anus. How 'bout them Yankees? Those guys are huge all around the globe, including Libya where we've now spotted two rebels sporting Yankees caps during their journey to killing or eliminating the Gadhafi clan. Maybe you remember this surface-to-air missile launcher from back in March. We efforted Anas Ahmed el Houderi's Facebook account to see what he think of A.J. Burnett. No dice. Seems Anas is too busy.
It's getting late in the baseball season but the boys at FanPhooey.com are still going strong with the screencaps. Today we get a peek at Rays pigtails & boob combo chick whom we instantly pegged as a jersey chaser or WAG. Why? Because that necklace seems to feature the number 58 or 53. Jeremy Hellickson wears #58. The only other 50-something on the roster would be #57 Jake McGee. Do your thing, BC Nation. email@example.com
The Milwaukee Brewers are rolling their way to a N.L. Central title and remind many observers of the 2004 Boston Red Sox who rode the 'Idiots' mantra to a World Series title, the team's first since 1918. Of course we all know that the Brewers franchise has never won a World Series so wearing cowboy gear on the plane ride last night from Houston to St. Louis should make the loyalists happy. Manager Ron Roenicke advised his team to have an outfit ready for the ride. The results - JUMP!
While the BC i-Team investigation unit has been busily tracking everything Oakland Raiders granny cheerleader Susie Sanchez, we'd be remissed to not provide you with the latest concerning another famous cheerleader. Tony LaRussa's daughter, Bianca, made her debut in her daddy's old stomping grounds in the preseason. Our investigation unit seems to think this is the first MLB manager-NFL cheerleading daughter combo in sports history. JUMP!
Star Wars dorks will unite in San Francisco this Sunday to take in a game of Alderaan's favorite pastime -- Giants baseball (R.I.P Alderaan). The Giants are holding Star Wars Day, which promises to be totally geektacular. It's a good thing the Dodgers didn't come up with this idea. Here are the details and a gallery of some of the hottest Slave Leias you'll ever see. Check it!
First off, what is it with you morons out there and foul balls. Want a MLB baseball? Go on eBay, buy one, hide it from your kid, take him to a Giants-Padres game, and mysteriously drop it in the stands where you then grab it, making your child think you are a hero. Yes, that sentence was ridiculous. Kudos to Albert Pujols last night as he jukes tubby out of a souvenir. Sit down, fatty. There are only two outs. Screencaps! JUMP!
Remember former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa? Remember when he was black? So do we. He's a thing of the past. White Sammy Sosa is a thing of the present and White Sammy Sosa was photographed Sunday in New York stuffing bills in a belly dancer's skirt. Here's our tribute to one of the creepiest-looking dudes in the entire world. The greatest moments in Sammy Sosa white face history! JUMP!
Sorry for the delay this morning, but we're in New York for tonight's Jaime Edmondson/Cam Newton Pants Party. Again, it's open to all of you. $15 gets you 3 hours of top-shelf open bar. Full details - HERE. Other news this morning: Ron World Peace Artest will be on Dancing With The Stars and Michael Vick is on the verge of a 6-year, $100 million contract extension with the Eagles. Thanks to @Tony_Bosco for tatted Cubs fan. Such treasures, these people.
We figured you guys would have fun ranking these ladies on a Monday morning. The #1 seed is pretty much locked up. The rest are up for grabs so go wild, Busted Coverage Nation. In other news, it's the week all of us have been waiting for with great anticipation. College football kicks off Thursday night with UNLV at Wisconsin on ESPN. In other news, photos of Jaime Edmondson in Cam Newton's BCS pants drop today. Stay tuned.
A special thanks goes out to @R_BIZZLE_DJ for having his eyes open yesterday at Wrigley where he spotted McLovin 69 during a lovely Chicago afternoon. Just when you think the iconic McLovin has finally faded into the history of great post-teen movie characters, some drunk goes and gets a personalized jersey as a tribute to the Superbad bad ass. More McLovin jerseys - JUMP!
People Magazine dropped this news at 1:25 a.m. as a vulnerable New York City braced for Hurricane Irene - Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly are finished. Done. It's over. We'll still be friends. Bleacher Report instantly updated it "Hottest Derek Jeter WAGs Thrown Back To The Sea," post. "They care about each other and it was amicable," says a source. "They're still friends." Looks like an edit of his HBO special is in order.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer this afternoon tweeted a shot from Joe Robbie of another epic Marlins-Reds late August tilt. True, Hurricane Irene is nearing the area, but is expected to just bring nasty winds and rain - nothing too damaging. However, a combination of Irene fears & another sunny afternoon kept the loyal Marlins fans away. Fay & his cohorts counted 250 fans in attendance for the anthem. A late surge put the crowd at 300. JUMP!
Playboy's Miss September 2011 Tiffany Toth isn't a huge baseball fan, but she has some of the greatest chick stories about baseball you'll ever hear. Smuggling beer into an Angels game? Check. Good start, right? She also tells Busted Coverage 5 Questions Editor Joe Student that she likes to stay home and cook. Um, and she wants to eventually open a bakery. Did we mention she got naked for Playboy? It's like this chick was shot out of a cannon and right into our lives. JUMP!
According to @bubbaprog, the NESN crew was fascinated (closeup!) with this praying mantis last night in Kansas City. How much? Even Heidi Watney was giving sideline reports on her new subject. Totally good reason to have a sideline reporter at baseball games. "Let's go down to Heidi who has an interesting childhood story on this praying mantis." In other baseball news, Bryce Harper shredded his hammy last night in Akron. And in N.E. - 21 1st quarter points. Ho, hum.
Look, jerkoffs, when are you going to give it a break with the extra umpire behind home plate routine? It was funny in 2009, or whenever it happened in Toronto. Yeah, you'll get some run on ESPN and maybe even SportsNation, but that's it. What else went down last night in the sports world? Michael Vick, via an interview with Will Leitch, is out with comments about wanting a dog and how dog fighting wasn't that big of a deal. Fun times, indeed!
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!