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!
We had a sneaking suspicion that the RideNow Powersports Pool at Chase Park would become a focal point for last night's home run derby activities. But a guy jumping into the pool - with beer in hand - to snag a ball away from bikini chicks? Can't write that script. It happened and ESPN cameras gave the guy his due, resulting in YouTube videos of the fun. See the video and the reaction from the chicks - JUMP!
Now, before you guys destroy us for posting a "Hottest Rangers....Gallery"...gallery, you need to understand that we were in negotiations with infamous #FriskyFriday model @heathero14 before the dude fell out of the stands Thursday night. There is a time for mourning and then we move on. Our original goal last week was to sex up Bud Selig's all-star game. Heather was game. She owned a Rangers jersey and a shirt. Add a smart phone & we get this gallery. JUMP!
This tweet crossed the BC desk 30 minutes ago from Kissing Suzy Kolber's Jack Kogod: Text from my cousin: "Chris Berman just showed up to the W in Scottsdale with 4 20-something blondes. There are three sporting events where Boomer never ceases to amaze us. Super Bowl. Baseball all-star game. Jim Kelly golf tournament. Of course we're putting the pieces together on Berman's ladies. We know at least one blonde he's chasing. She's semi-famous. JUMP!
There will be plenty of attention paid to the RideNow Powersports Pool at Chase Field tonight during the 2011 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby. The novelty of hitting a home run in the pool, we're guessing, will create huge excitement from TV viewers hoping for a pool fight over a $10 baseball. It's perfect TV. Of course your buddy Todd will think he knows everything about that pool. Here are facts that will totally silence that know-it-all buddy about the pool in right-center.
Of course we're using the term overload liberally here. But this is Kate Upton. This is Kate Upton in the most ridiculous shorts we've ever seen on a baseball field. Guys, Jordin Sparks played in last night's MLB Celebrity All-Star Game and wore baseball pants. Erin Andrews, Kate Upton & Jenni Finch wore shorts and knee-high socks. We've officially seen the future and it should include Upton for at least the next 10-12 celeb softball games. PHOTOS! JUMP!
Our guy, Garrett, on the ground in Phoenix has been bugging us for weeks about writing something about the 2011 MLB All-Star Game. After at least 7-8 emails we finally told him to create an all-star drinking game because that's about the only way the BC staff can get through 9 innings of pitching changes & references to Albert Pujols. Garrett complied and promises this game will help make Joe Buck & Tim McCarver way less annoying. JUMP!
Let's get this week off an running with a look inside the locker room at last night's State Farm/ESPN/Presented by ABC/Chevrolet/Celebrity All-Star Softball Game, or whatever Disney is calling it this year. You'll now have a reason to watch reruns of the usually stupid game. Kate Upton was an honorary manager. So was Erin Andrews. And someone decided to put them in these outfits. Easily the best celebrity all-star game move of all time. PICS - JUMP!
Want to know how Busted Coverage knows it's tough times for the Dodgers? Yes, we all know about the bounced checks. That's well documented. But you really know things are bad when the hot, local actresses have turned and are now openly rooting for the enemy in Dodgers Stadium. Odette Yustman did just that this week. Get used to it, Dodgers Nation. The hot chicks can't get off the bandwagon quick enough. JUMP!
Um, we've seen older WAGs make combacks, like when Brenda Warner went from looking like Ivan Drago to a busty Red Cross volunteer. Debbie Clemens has always been in superior shape thanks to admitted HGH use and an extensive workout regimen. The new pics speak for themselves for a woman in her late 40s. And NY media have been keeping a close eye on her during this trial. How close? They've been tweeting about her in a court cafeteria line. JUMP!
Brooke Daniels, the former Miss Texas being sued by Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams, has apparently gone from the majors to the minors. Daniels is now dating University of Houston infielder David Murphy and his .241 batting average. Our editors, as BC always does, went the extra mile and dug deep to figure out how a Houston baseball player is hooking up with Roy's ex. Dude goes from the bench to this. JUMP!
In just 7 days - exactly - Roger Clemens went from playing in the Hooters Tour Victoria, Texas Pro-Am to a D.C. federal courthouse jury selection for his perjury trial. Yesterday, Clemens traded the cargo shorts below his knees for a pinstriped gangster suit that accentuated his bloated neckline. Things today were much better, as The Rocket went a little easier on the intimidating clothing, choosing a simple ensemble. Notice he's looking like a certain Gov.? JUMP!
Amber Leigh Hartman gained a small amount of fame during the Texas Rangers' run to the World Series last year after being spotted multiple times in her season ticket seats behind home plate at The Ballpark. Our cohorts at Coed were dropping 100 photo dumps and "Hottest of" lists were being adjusted accordingly. Then Amber jumped back into the spotlight this week after dumping her Phillies minor league boyfriend via Twitter. More - JUMP!
First it was the fat Kansas kid distracting viewers during an Erin Andrews sideline report. Now we get a fan yesterday at the Blue Jays-Red Sox game giving us his approval of all things Heidi Watney. Smart move, kid. Way to recognize that Heidi was on the hot camera and that you were conveniently left in the shot. Watch Heidi get looked over by this Panther - JUMP!
Well, hot damn, look who makes an appearance on the Internets today. Now, we've checked and this is the world blog debut of Roger Clemens this week at the Victoria, Texas Hooters Tour stop with golfer Chris Erwin and beer cart girls. Not his first rodeo with the Victoria Texas Open pro-am day, but it is the first time we've ever seen Roger goosing a Hooters chick on the same day the Supreme Court ruled against him. More - JUMP!
The aging 'Hit Dog' was at Yankee Stadium last night, showing off his ice and that sweet Affliction shirt straight out of 2007. Our old buddy tipster Tree sent us a photo text message of Mo Vaughn last night for two obvious reasons (a.) when's the last time you've seen Vaughn and (b.) dude is totally turning into the doppelganger of at least 3 celebrities off the top of our heads. Your choices - AFTER THE JUMP!
Charlie Sheen is back in the news, conveniently in time to correspond to his television comeback attempt from the CBS fiasco, with an interview with Sports Illustrated. In his own words, Sheen claims to have used steroids before his performance in the 1989 cult classic, Major League. "Let's just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit," admits Sheen. "It was the only time I ever did steroids," he's quoted as saying. Then he goes on to say his fastball rose from 79 to 85 mph for the movie. Ready for us to call bull$#@!? JUMP!
Didn't watch a single inning of the College World Series last night, but got up to find a Yfrog in the inbox featuring goofy streamer woman blasting off a couple of caps. As @ChrisPhelan wrote: "Good thing the girl on the left ran out to the field & fired off her streamer gun after South Carolina won the CWS." How exactly does one get the post-CWS streamer gun job. Can any of you unemployed losers tell us? Craigslist? Omaha Job Bank? Good Wednesday to you, too. Let's go!
Former Washington Nationals' manager Jim Riggleman had a career-defining day yesterday. He started the day by telling his boss to fix his contract situation, managed a game, found out his contract was still a mess, quit his job, went to Caddies in Bethesda, Maryland and got wasted. HOLY HELL! JIM, SERIOUSLY, ADOPT US. Wait until you see the live tweeting of Riggs hitting on hot chicks. Biggest bro move since Cuban taking a leak with the Larry. JUMP!
Before today we'd never heard of Joel Hanrahan. Never. Then we started looking at stats for closers in the N.L. and realized Mr. Hanrahan is simply a fantasy stud from the Pittsburgh Pirates and is hands down the team's representative at the all-star game. He's 20-for-20 in saves and has a 1.31 ERA. Time to feature this guy and show you how he spent last evening with his girlfriend and Mr. & Mrs. Chris Resop (fellow Pirates' pitcher) getting pedicures. JUMP!
How much for that leather jacket? $5,000? The Home Run King® was in the house last night for the Giants-Twins game and the locals started obsessing. It's cool and all breathing the same air as a guy who would get booed in every other MLB ballpark, besides Pittsburgh. But that jacket. Someone tell us where BC can get one of those. Love the straps. Love the buttons. And that color...AMAZING!
We get the morning off and running with this shirt BC happened to catch while watching the College World Series while the rest of you were slaving away at the office. Meet 'Yankee My Wankee' guy sitting with his buddy, Red Sox fan during the Cal-Texas A&M game. Cal is 1-1; South Carolina 2-0; Florida 2-0; Virginia 1-1. The biggest news at the CWS is how the aluminum bat needs some Viagra. Enough of these 3-1 games! We want 15-13 games with 8 HRs. Full Wankee - JUMP!
Expect a new tat on Joba Chamberlain's right elbow pretty soon to cover up the nasty scar from his Tommy John surgery. Our old buddy from way back when he was chasing the Road Beef seems to be all good besides taking a shower with a garbage bag over his arm and the pain of a giant slice down his arm. "Feels really good. Not as stiff as I would have thought. Thanks again for everyone's thoughts and prayers," the one-time Yankees bullpen savior tweeted today. Clicky!
Of course we're all over Jenn Brown and that graphene (look it up, cool material) shirt she's sportin' today in Omaha. Her day, so far, has consisted of talking about the @JennBrownESPN Twitter page and something about a stupid rally monkey carried around by the Texas A&M student manager. Meanwhile, the hair is in rare form. Like a Nebraska wheat field. Airy. Blowing like an American flag on a sweet Summer afternoon. Better shot of Jenn's face - JUMP!
They had a slight situation last night at the College World Series as wicked storm clouds straight out of Poltergeist rolled in. In case you haven't heard, sideline reporter Jenn Brown is absolutely killing it in her new assignment as Erin Andrews' replacement. More on that later. We'll be screencapping the 11:06 resumption of the Florida-Vandy game that was stopped due to the storms. If you are a weather dork and want to look at more CWS storm clouds - JUMP
Michael Wilbon is now 52-years-old which means he's moved into the stage of his life where he needs rest. Think of your father. Maybe early to mid-50s was the point in his life when he could fall asleep on the toilet, right? The PTI star just happened to make Sat. special for his son. It was the boy's very first Cubs game. The proud father, as you can see, ended up napping and confirming via Twitter that he didn't stay until the final out. Wilbon & Lilbon's big day at Wrigley - JUMP!
BC Special Features Editor Monty sent this dispatch earlier today about the Cubs new "F@%k The Goat" shirts. "The Chicago Cubs are the brown stain on my toilet bowl when I'm done taking a crap... wait, no, it's not the team that is the stain, it's their fans. Outside of Boston, there aren't a bunch of insufferable, disgusting, classless pricks who stand up taller game after game than Chicago Cubs fans." And he's just getting started. JUMP!
Nerdy metrosexual Matt Sebek from JoeSportsFan.com was doing his screencapping thing last night when he hit pause for this scene from the Astros-Cardinals game. Obviously the guy's shades and wristwatch caught Matt's attention. You can probably guess what stopped us in our tracks. Morning Twitpic is back and we're bringing the heavy hitters out to regain your love and appreciation for Busted Coverage. Wider view of those Arizona State-sorority-like pieces of art - JUMP!
Meagan Broussard, the 26-year-old Texan who was the recipient of Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D - NY) sexts, has a baseball connection. Her brother, Ben Broussard, played seven seasons in the bigs with the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. If you've never heard of him, you're probably not alone. Now the weiner-pic receiving sister is officially more famous than her brother ever was. Her story and more photos, JUMP!
Normally a story about former Rays #1 draft pick Dewon Brazelton being arrested for busting up his fiancee and going to jail on domestic violence charges wouldn't be worthy enough of Cuff 'Em. But, it just happens to be MLB Draft Week. This should serve as a lesson to all you draftees who think you'll be rich, nice to your baby mamma and an upstanding citizen. Details of Dewon's punchiness - JUMP!
Later today a bunch of college and high school baseball players will hear their names called during the 2011 MLB Draft. Thanks to generous rules and smart agents, those drafted by 4 p.m. this afternoon will be able to throw down multiple millions on their dream pad. Here is our look at houses that former #1 picks and fellow draftees purchased after hitting the MLB lottery. Prepare yourself to cry and ask God why he didn't make you a baseball player - JUMP!