You know how we think we know Tommy Lasorda has some gangsta bones left in his body? We think he hustled the guys from the Art of Shaving. At some point this week, Tommy got creamed up by the shaving experts and got razored. Next thing you know he's tweeting out this photo. Was it paid? Can't say for sure, but if it was we'd want our f*cking money back. Lasorda has 37,500 followers and only got six RTs and 1 favorite out of this. Straight cash, homey!
Does it look like, at 47, Jose Canseco has stopped taking steroids to keep him in baseball playing shape? Not to us. Guess who's back in professional baseball, albeit the Mexican League? The Bash Brother. He's signed with Cancun and joins other former MLB luminaries such as Joey Gathright on the Quintana Roo Tigres. If you want a good laugh, follow Jose's tweets from Mexico and do not miss the replies that are pouring in. Good stuff. Let's get rolling!
Nevermind the fact that ESPN had Dwight Gooden on this afternoon to chat about Jeremy Lin's sensation in NYC. That's right, the WWL has burned through all of its other possible guests and we're down to Doc. So imagine our surprise when Chris McKendry started rapping with the Mets legend and the screen said Tony Stewart was on the line. Nope, wrong black guy. Nope, Tony Stewart wasn't a former Met or Yankee. Nope, it didn't appear again.
Josh Hamilton broke his TV interview silence yesterday for the Glenn Beck TV channel. No, silly, Glenn wasn't available to do the interview so religious right tough guy James Robison handled the gig. You might remember how much emphasis Hamilton puts on 'God' and his religion. So the two sat down for a chat and the Dallas media did their thing. Mac Engel of the Dallas Morning News penned a piece that asked what we've been wondering. What if Josh were black? JUMP!
Nope, we have no specific news that Evan Longoria and BC Hall of Famer Jaime Edmondson are dating, but these two kids looked awfully happy to be hanging out together today at Disney World's Animal Kingdom. Either they're dating or their dogs are dating because we've never seen more doggy sleepovers at Longoria's place in Twitter history. Edmondson's dachshund, Molly. Longoria's bull terrier, Jango. Could be power couple of 2012. JUMP!
Here we figured the Curtis Leskanic DUI story was history and that he'd cleared up that mess. Not so, according to Florida media who are reporting Curt will be in court today to keep evidence out of his trial. We assume the former MLB pitcher doesn't want the dash cam video - released in January - to be used against him. Haven't seen the video? YOU MUST WATCH THIS RIGHT NOW! JUMP!
We've shown you stupid sports-related tattoos before, but Benjamin Christensen's might take the cake. Or, it might be the coolest thing you've ever seen. That will largely depend on whether you're as insane about baseball as he is. We're quite sane, so we're going to fall into the first category. In honor of Christensen's stupid sports tattoo, we're breaking out a gallery. We'll call it a gallery of regret, since that's what these idiots will feel about their sports tattoos sometime down the road. JUMP!
Have we ever mentioned how enamored BC is with the Oakland A's baseball wives? What site was the first one to introduce you to Amanda McCarthy and her ballsy tweet to pitcher Brandon McCarthy? This one. So add the Sizemores to our growing list of must-follows on Twitter. When a wiener Valentine's card ends up Instagramed, BC takes notice. Add in that these two 20-somethings are tatted up, drink beer and upload bikini photos - we can't not be fans. JUMP!
Big news out of the aviation world today as Jet Blue and the Red Sox unleashed a new plane that'll be flying out of Boston Logan and is painted with the Red Sox logo on the tail. Yes, customers were given those jerseys you see and were promptly asked to wear it or they'd be shot by an air marshal. No seriously, they were allowed to keep the jersey and then charged $25 to stow it in the carry-on bin. No seriously, there are more photos. JUMP!
The things you can find on eBay. Today, we've got some guy who apparently got swindled by a tech school that no longer exists trying to swindle some fool into paying $37,000 for an autographed jersey worn by Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. The seller claims the money will go to repay the student load debt. Sounds pretty legit to us because, hell, tech schools definitely cost that much and this jersey is totally worth that much. Check it!
Oil Can Boyd is in the news this week over some comments he made about being coked up during most of his MLB career career. The former Red Sox starter has a book coming out in which he talks about the coke use and how he would have won 150 games if he could ever get some sleep. Now into his 50s, Boyd is talking about a culture that dominated MLB during the 1980s. Today, we've compiled our all-star roster of coke users from the era & it's a beast team. JUMP!
It's time for our weekly look at the new Marlins ballpark, the home run feature and whatever else the construction workers have been up to. Big news this week: green grass & the roof works! It also seems that that video board is good to go. Opening Day is April 4 so there's still plenty of time to get that LSD-inspired HR feature covered up and ready to trip out those coked up bandwagon Marlins' fans. Go have fun with the Marlins ballpark cam.
Matt Cain is due for a pay raise after the 2012 season and he'll either get a huge contract from the Giants or sign elsewhere as a free agent. So what's the logical move at this point? Sell that $1.8mm house you've been slumming in while playing in San Fran. He'll make $15,000,000 this season and will probably demand at least that over 6-7 years in his next contract. Is this a move to rid himself of a house before leaving for NY? JUMP!
Still working our way through the piles of photos from Super Bowl XLVI & had to post this one of Chris Berman not exactly impressed by @EastSideDave. In baseball news this morning, the NY Post is having a blast with the Brian Cashman cheating story. His mistress was recently spotted tooling around her neighborhood in a 2009 Toyota Highlander registered to the Yankees, one neighbor said. Oh, hey, first Baseball Tonight of 2012 is today at 3:30. Let's get rolling!
That's a painting of Derek Lowe pitching for the Dodgers hanging in one of the spare bedrooms in his Atlanta home that is now on the market for just shy of $4,000,000. Why is Derek selling? Good chance it has to do with his trade to Cleveland and the fact that he won't be needing a 5,000 sq. ft. home in the Buckhead neighborhood. As for the painting, we figure if you pay full price he'll throw it into the deal. JUMP!
Yep, BC will be checking in with the Miami Marlins home run feature from time to time until this slice of Americana makes its debut in April. Today, via the ballpark webcam, we get to see that since last week workers have installed the pink flamingos and the palm trees. Sweet Jesus, things seem to be coming along nicely. Pieces are moving into place. According to the original plans, not much remains but lighting up this bad boy. (Watch Marlins construction cam - here)
The people at the Topps trading card company are some funny, wacky bastards! They decided to make St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker's 2012 baseball card a shot of the so-called rally squirrel. Schumaker's leg also makes a brief cameo in his baseball card. The company says they did it to honor the Cardinals' postseason run. We're sure Schumaker is ecstatic. Here's the story and the card. Check it!
Had a phone conversation with Terry Francona this afternoon concerning his activities at the Red Lantern bar on Friday night. Terry says he was out and about, took about 30 photos with fans but he never bought drinks for any chicks and was pretty much just minding his business. There were some unscrupulous rumors on Twitter that the ex-Sox skipper needs to put to bed. We'll believe Terry's word over some dumb broad any day of the week. JUMP!
ESPN Boston is reporting that its very own, Jenny Bell, is the new Heidi Watney of Red Sox Nation. How big is that news? Huge if you are Jenny Bell. She's about to go from the world of X Games reporting to traveling the country & asking Dustin Pedroia about groin injuries. She'll be the new face of the Red Sox dugout on NESN, the official home of Red Sox games. Who is this chick? She went to UMass & was a cheerleader. She also liked - or still likes - to party. JUMP!
Thanks to the guys at Baseball Nation for tipping us off to the webcam at the new Marlins Ballpark that is showing the construction of that super gay, super crazy home run feature the team promised fans. Yes, that thing will go off after a Marlins dong. Seriously. Fish will fly and lights will blink. NY might have its stupid apple. Milwaukee might have that mascot sliding into a fake pool of water. But nobody in the MLB can compete with this massive 'thing.' PHOTOS - JUMP!
Call him a jerkoff all you want. If there's one thing that's becoming apparent with the wallet of ARod, it's that the dude doesn't plan on going broke anytime soon. What's he been up to this offseason, besides pumping iron with WWE Diva Torrie Wilson? Oh, just flipping his NYC Riverside Drive penthouse for a healthy profit. Numbers weren't disclosed (until tax records are filed) but figure he didn't take less than $7.5mm This guy is going to be wiping his ass with $100 bills for years! JUMP!
Former MLBer Curtis Leskanic was arrested in September 2011 on DUI charges and had his 14 or so hours of play on the blogs and news outlets. Now, thanks to those pesky Florida journalists, we have the police dash cam from that night in Orlando. This isn't your ordinary 1 hour video. Leskanic puts on a show for us. From the minute the cops walk up to his truck, Curtis in on. But the real gut-busting LOL moments come when he gets in the cruiser. JUMP!
They're even using Tebowing snow sculptures on the slopes to get some damn snow. Smart move, but does Mother Nature really care about some option-read QB from the Broncos? If you care & are a degenerate: the Pro Bowl OVER/UNDER is up to 73. In Prince Fielder news, SI's Andy Gray unearthed this gem of the Tigers new $200mm man as a chubby kid throwing the ball with Alan Trammell. Dude will make $65,000 every single day for next 9 years. Let's get rolling!
Who is Paige Brendel? She's the new blonde girlfriend of Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie. What the hell is the big deal with Ms. Brendel? Well, she's a former college soccer player, is an Arizona State broadcast journalism major and cheerleader (still efforting if she's an ASU cheerleader). Why does all this matter? Because Lawrie was engaged in the fall, got disengaged from this chick & is now having tattoos removed. DRAMA! JUMP!
Sammy Sosa's bukkake face is back in the news down in Columbia. Why? It has something to do with baseball, a key to the city, blah, blah, blah. The real news is that some newspaper photographer snapped a shot of Sammy, the paper ran it and his face is the same shade of cream as the shirt he's wearing. Put that guy's face on bright white newsprint & he'd look whiter than Casper. This skin condition is officially out of control. JUMP!
In case you didn't notice this winter, Jonathon Papelbon has no use for his Boston brownstone. He signed a free-agent deal with Philly and must not plan on making Boston his permanent home because the 2,500 sq. ft. Beacon Street pad on the market. What do you get in this $3,100,000 deal? Location. Want to stumble home drunk after Red Sox games? This place is less than two miles from Fenway. Want that sweet rug? Paps will probably throw it into a deal. JUMP!
That headline is a little long and probably doesn't make much sense to you guys - yet. A little backstory for you. Back in December BC editors happened upon a photo of Josh Hamilton at a Subway and he was wearing a tough guy beanie/sunglasses combo. And then we saw this poster from Scripture Art of Hamilton wearing yet another beanie. What does it all mean? We're not sure, but the white sunglasses on the beanie look with gold chain has us smitten. JUMP!
Anyone else catch the Manny Ramirez feature that ESPN ran yesterday. Yeah, the one where Pedro Gomez is riding shotgun in Manny's SUV. Yeah, the one where Manny is getting back into shape with water aerobics class? If Cincinnati doesn't jump all over this guy we're rescinding our fandome. Imagine him in that bandbox. At least 48 dongs. In football news, an amazing 92% of the O/U money in the Packers-Giants game is on the OVER. React accordingly. Let's get rolling!
There's one of two things going on with John Smoltz right now: (a.) He's getting bored with his 18,000 sq. ft. Georgia house on a golf course, or (b.) his ass is leaking cash. See, there was news in 2011 that Smoltz had some trouble with real estate in Wyoming where he went through a "strategic foreclosure." That brings us to the news that Smoltzy has put this gigantic f-you pad on the market for only $7.2mm. Dude made $135mm in his career. Something is going on here. JUMP!
Great news for baseball and it has nothing to do with where a free agent will be heading in February for pitchers/catchers. News that Grady Sizemore asked Playboy Playmate Brittany Binger to marry him was exactly what the sport needed during the offseason. The more hot chicks associated with your sport as a wife or girlfriend, the better. And now it's up to Cleveland's Sports Time Ohio to get Brittany on TV as much as possible. JUMP!
Thanks to the superb research of @Sportsfeeder1 we learn of a certain MLB Hall of Famer who played in Boston and Tampa who happened to be in Mexico last week. And was supposedly drunk. And supposedly crashed some guy's wedding. It's all right there, documented on Twitter. You drunken MLB Hall of Famers are on notice. Twitter will out your asses. You crash a Mexican wedding party? Twitter will be there. Your drunken Hall of Famer - JUMP!
So David Price, Jay Bruce, Verlander & C.J. Wilson are filming a 2012 MLB commercial today and there is a special guest. Kudos to baseball's marketing gurus for signing up Kate Upton to appear in the same commercial. Anyway, imagine the shock when Price finds out that Upton is 19 and she's in the same room with his ass. You get this tweet and a couple others where he starts asking if she has a sister. She'll be lucky to get out of that room without getting knocked up. JUMP!
Imagine being former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson for a minute. Last summer you were just jerking around in life, doing some yoga, maybe traveling and chatting with your 80-90k Twitter followers. Not a bad life, but still pretty much a dead end in the entertainment business. Then, shockingly, Alex Rodriguez decides he's in the market for a fitness chick with implants. Can you do splits in the sack on Egyptian sheets? Yes? Well, then you're now dating the Yankees slugger. JUMP!
You know you want it! So we're going to give it to you. We've got more Alex Rodriguez with his latest conquest Torrie Wilson. Guess who looks better half naked? Well... actually, of course Torrie looks better half naked, but here's the thing. The person in that relationship you think would have the larger breasts may not be the same person who has the larger breasts in reality. That's because someone has bitch tits. Go figure. Take a look for yourself.
We've got New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez out and about with girlfriend Torrie Wilson. So what, you say? Well, first of all, they have matching bikes. Awww... isn't that cute! Second of all, ARod is fully decked out in Adidas gear and, well, last we checked, he was a paid endorser of Nike gear. Maybe he just ran out of Nike stuff. Maybe he doesn't care. Maybe he just thought no one would see him. All debatable. What isn't, is this photo. Check it!
Even the homeless who were fed probably didn't even have a good time watching the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl between the UCLA Bruins and the Illinois Illini. The game was filled with absolutely no offense, terribly ran fake field goals, and apparently these three bros were the only ones who gave a shit. Thank God the UCLA cheerleaders were on the sideline looking good otherwise this game would have been a dumpster fire. The Illinois team did completely miss their coach with the Gatorade bath. JUMP!