Why would Barry Zito want to sell his house that's actually called the Villa Della Pace which has a romantic view of mountains and leafy valleys? Simple, the place has to be extremely boring. Can you imagine being a guy who likes going to grungy bars, expensive restaurants and then having to go home to this place? Not me. Maybe one of you idiots wouldn't mind spending $42,000 a month on this mortgage. JUMP!
Now 60+ games into the 2012 MLB season, there are some disturbing trends developing that make us think that there will be certain cities actually paying attention to baseball in late August & September. Take Pittsburgh, for example. The Pirates are four games over .500, a game back from the first place Reds and two games in front of the Cardinals. As for the WAGs, some ladies have dealt with injuries & others are enjoying breakout seasons. Time to check-in. JUMP!
Via: 53 year old Garrett Douthit had been an umpiring for about three weeks before his arrest. Douthit is a disabled veteran who says he took the job as an umpire to help support his family. Former Havelock Police Chief, Mike Campbell, is a booking agent for Balls and Strikes and says Douthit passed a background check to become an ump. Doesn't look like a pot head to us. And kudos go out to WNCT for using "shrooms" in its headline. Love it.
Of course we sent out the i-Team to figure out what the hell was going on with MLB umpire Manny Gonzalez during Saturday's Angels-Rockies game. BC first learned that there was a drippy issue via a Mike Trout YouTube video. However, after closer examination of MLB.tv files, it seems Gonzalez went from dry in the 1st inning to a giant puddle by the 6th. It was 88 & sunny at first pitch. JUMP!
Over the weekend, the CMA Music Festival was held in Nashville, and thankfully the activities comprised of more than just crappy country music. One of the all-time great WAG's, Carrie Underwood, took to the fields for the City of Hope Softball Challenge, and obviously looked good while doing so. Naturally, this got our attention and made us think up some of the other sexy celebrity softball moments...39 of them to be exact! Check them out after the JUMP!
So I open the BC mailbox this morning and have some stupid spam message from MLB.com with 'Adam Lambert' in the subject line. First reaction is to see why MLB.com has any affiliation with Adam Lambert. Next thing I know Lambert and his band are ripping off a set inside the MLB Fan Cave. Look, MLB deserves 92% of the bashing it gets from BC. This time these assholes are asking for it. What, Flock of Seagulls wasn't available? Do better, MLB. Do better. Let's get rolling!
Nick Swisher was coerced into covering Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe". Pretty much every sports team has covered this song. This should have stopped when the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders did their rendition of the song which was filled with hot chicks and was done professionally. UNC's Women's Lacrosse team did a decent cover with some hot chicks. These need to stop being made unless it's by Kate Upton in a bikini. JUMP!
This type of baseball fan is the worst. @Dan_Deo just happened to be watching the Dbacks-A's game last night and the camera bro found stupid. Yeah, this moron takes interleague to the next level by cheering for both teams. So he doesn't go home unhappy either way. This is what is happening to our children, America. One giant pussy who can't make a decision. In NBA news, you get Game 7 tonight at 8:30 on ESPN. If there was ever a MUST-WATCH game, this is it. Let's get rolling!
Jeff Manship is a Twins pitcher. Just a reliever trying to make it in professional baseball. Not bothering anybody. He's 27 and has been getting cups of coffee in the Majors over the last four years with the Twins. By now you'd think someone could spell his name. And then the guy put on his roadie jersey last night in Kansas City. Spelling error and all. JUMP!
Imagine being this umpire working the plate during a Worcester vs. New Jersey Can-Am indy league game. It's June 3. A Sunday. Your ass is working the Cam-Am league because A-ball didn't have a spot. In other words, your umpiring life sucks balls. But, you do get to call a game that includes Jose Canseco. Of course this is a big moment. The chance to call a pitch that appears to be low and outside a strike. JUMP!
God bless Pete Rose. I remember growing up in Dayton, Ohio in the early 80s, learning how to play baseball and being mesmerized by the only guy who gave maximum effort and didn't give a damn who got in his way was Charlie Hustle. Loved that. And then those stupid bums at MLB had to go and ruin the fun. Flash-forward to this past weekend in Vegas where @Drew_Hallett spotted our hero in his element - a Vegas sportsbook. JUMP!
Some guy on eBay has spent like 2 1/2 years trying to find a sucker willing to drop $75,000 on this Barry Bonds ticket collection. Ticket bro is still missing 399 tickets from the 2986 games Bonds played in so you don't get a complete set. See, this is why baseball dorks are always white, middle-aged and booky. You ever see a black dude dropping money on stupid shit like a Bonds ticket collection? Hell no you don't. Baseball dying one dead white guy at a time.
Kudos to Mets fan Rafael Diaz. If you're going to get arrested for running onto a field, make it a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Don't just run onto a field during the 5th inning of a Tigers-Yankees game. Wait until Johan Santana throws the first no-hitter* in Mets' history. Not only to you get to slap asses with R.A. Dickey & teammates, you also get a moneyshot on the front of the Post. Then you go to court on Sunday. JUMP!
Nothing is better than watching a baseball game and watching some idiot run onto the field. Well, during the New York Yankees-Detroit Tigers game, we got to see a guy run onto the field and give Nick Swisher a high five. Eventually the guards chased down this idiot and took him off the field. Pretty cool of Swisher to high five the guy. The New York Yankees ended up winning 5 to 1 against the Detroit Tigers. JUMP!
Hell no we never expected to see Tommy Lasorda & his FUPA at the Indy 500, let along on stage with some blonde sporting a decent rack & a tan. Realize this guy is now 84. Why was he at the Indy 500 at 84? Because someone likely paid him to be there. The guy had never been to the 500 in his 84 years. The smart play here from party organizers is to have a chick rubbing her rack on that FUPA. Keep the guests happy. Love it. (via @jenbeaver)
No joke, actually talked Captain Morgan U.S.A. into throwing a party for BC, Guyism & our YardBarker friends at Rub BBQ before tonight's Tigers-Yankees game at Comerica. We're talking pretty much unlimited specialty rum drinks, 250 wings, a few dozen Internet dorks & the possibility of a few Morganettes handing out drinks. 3 hours, more rum than you can possibly drink & then baseball. JUMP!
Seriously, Barry Bonds is into cycling. How "into" cycling? Like willing to drop approximately $16,000 on this Pinarello bike that's not your ordinary 10-speed that you used during college. Long story short, these Italian bikes are pretty much the best bike you can throw money at. Bonds made $188,000,000 in his career so of course the bro picked out the best. Now, you bike dorks can actually by Barry's ride on eBay. How legit is this bike? JUMP!
We're not going to say Aroldis Chapman's new "girlfriend" Claudia Manrique set up his Cuban ass, but there's a sneaking suspicion that the hotel room robbery the other night was an inside job. Would a 26-year-old chick, who's in community college, normally be picked up at the Pittsburgh police station by her husband if he found out his wife was cheating on him with a multi-millionaire pitcher? Claudia's did. JUMP!
Who lives in the Detroit area, is a Tigers or Yankees fan, reads Busted Coverage or Guyism and likes FREE Captain Morgan Black rum? We went out and put together what we hope will be a giant bash on June 1 before the Tigers-Yankees game. Hell yes we talked Captain Morgan to start serving your asses at 4 p.m. and going right to first pitch at Comerica. Don't say we never give back to our loyal readers. DETAILS - JUMP!
What has former Braves closer John Rocker been up to all these years after he became a hero to rednecks, Republicans & hate mongers? Well, there was the baseball comeback in 2005 and some work in real estate. In other words, he's been living off the $5,000,000 he made during his baseball career. And stewing with hate towards President Obama. And immigrants. And pretty much every other talking point you can think of. JUMP!
Top sign you might want to start cutting back on the draft beers & tasty San Francisco treats? Your giant melon gets smacked straight in the grill - on live TV - by a rogue piece of paper during a Diamondbacks-Giants game. True, the wind isn't nearly as bad at Pac-Bell as it was at Candlestick, but yesterday was an exception. Trash flying all over. Just hot dog wrappers PWNING your ass like a BOSS. Straight into the fat melon. JUMP!
Nope, not even going to waste time uploading a video to YouTube only to have the MLB voice censors block it in the United States. Instead, you're getting screencaps of fatty at today's Rays-Sox game going for this foul ball in the bottom of the 3rd. Just your normal foul ball until tubby bends over to get that souvenir. Look, you fat slobs, ever hear of a belt? We don't want to see your disgusting fatty underwear. Got it, bub? JUMP!
Those of you watching today's Rays-Sox game already knew there was some drama between these two teams on this Wednesday afternoon. Those of you at work don't know that Hawk Harrelson went absolutely nuts in a verbal assault on umpire Mark Wegner after he ejected pitcher Jose Quintana threw behind Ben Zobrist. Take a listen at Hawk going off the rails. JUMP!
We continue to be amazed by Ryan Braun's girlfriend Larisa Fraser & the lack of knowledge fans have for the hottest girlfriend in baseball. She still only has 2,400 'Likes' on Facebook. Doesn't use Twitter. Doesn't have a personal website. It's as if she's trying to fly under the radar as a lingerie model. It boggles our minds. Now she's out with new pics from the BronPrix lingerie line. It's a UK company. Companies in the U.S. – what are you waiting for? JUMP!
Via: A woman was stabbed several times in the neck Tuesday evening during a T-ball game at Meadow Elementary School outside of Benson, according to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to WakeMed. Her boyfriend, Kendall Basker, 23, was arrested at the scene, authorities said. The couple has three children together. She obviously didn't have a sammich ready when he got home from work. Lesson learned.
By the way, when did they start serving those giant margarita yard cups at NBA games like they do in downtown Vegas? You let grandma slam a couple of those and she's gonna ride Tony Parker like a mechanical bull. In other NBA news, the Spurs take a 2-0 lead and have like 20 straight wins. Um, they shot 55% from the field. In MLB news, Reds 3B Todd Frazier saved a guy's life on Tuesday. Some dude nearly choked to death on a steak tip. Let's get rolling!
No need to sugarcoat it, the Cubs suck big nuts this year. 11 games out. Worst team in baseball. The only reason to even pay attention to the team is to watch drunken Cubs fan get drunk and of course watch a home run shot bounce off his hand and onto Waveland. For example, yesterday featured such a bro and his pack of bro buddies. Cubs bro showed up on Memorial Day wearing his special tank top. JUMP!
It was just 2010 on Twitter when Jose Canseco announced to the world that he was broke, landlords had kicked him out of his residence and his life was a financial mess. His financial life in 2012 isn't better. He recently told a reporter that bankruptcy was in his future this year since he owes the IRS $1.1 million. But, there he was last week at Foxwoods Casino at the poker table. Picking his teeth with his fingers. Acting fidgety. On camera. JUMP!
So much anger amongst these Braves fans. Kinda feel sorry for the dude who's getting the shocker sign from Dale Jr. Might've been a helluva ass whippin' last night outside Fulton County Stadium (via @BrianEckstein). In NHL news, the Stanley Cup Finals begin on Wednesday night (8 p.m. EST, NBC). In MLB news, Barry Bonds wants back into baseball. What's he do on a daily basis? Watches cycling, track & the Giants. Straight from his mouth. Let's get rolling!
Jose Canseco took to Twitter today to start the campaign for him to be voted into the All Star Game. This isn't the first time that Canseco has taken to Twitter for crazy things. He has also tried to find chicks to date through that medium. I highly recommend that you check out the responses to this tweet. Will Jose Canseco make it into the MLB All Star Game? Probably not, but crazier things have happened. JUMP!
Remember the Mother's Day umpire video that "blew up" the Internet a couple weeks ago and was discovered by Busted Coverage? Yeah, well it seems we have another umpire that's just a day or so away from fame on SportsCenter, the front page of Yahoo, sites like Reddit, the Daily Mail, etc. Say hello to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Umpire. How can't this guy be the newest Internet umpire celebrity with a strike three looking call like this?
We've now made it to Memorial Day weekend and figured it was time to check in with our MLB WAGs To Watch in 2012 list. There have been WAGs dealing with injuries, WAGs dealing with slumps and even one WAG dealing with her MLB meal ticket (Brett Lawrie) being suspended for throwing his helmet and hitting an umpire. We've had a WAG breakup & a surprise rookie WAG come out of nowhere (Ann Lux). Jump!
You know how they get the Memorial Day weekend started in Chicago at a Sox game? Mother****ing Snoop D-O-G-G throwing out the first pitch. Not some guy who lost a leg and arm in Basra. No, with the Godfather of Pimping®. Not going to lie, the soldiers can wait until Sunday/Monday when Snoop is available to get your Thursday night party started. Anyway, in NBA news, we have no idea who won last night's game. Wrote this up before the end of the game. Let's get rolling!
Tonight's 7th inning at Busch Stadium was quite the party for Naked Streaker Guy who, as you can see, went on an epic NSFW run around a usually docile ballpark when it comes to bare ass. According to @tweetldee, streaker dude made it all the way around the outfield before these huge bros jumped on his bare ass. Look, if you're going streaking, why not blast the balls right in Skip Schumaker's face? More pics - JUMP!
Long story short, some (we'll guess a dude) seller on eBay has listed a scuffed up baseball that might just be a Jesus scuffed baseball. The seller, who has a lousy 83% approval rating, reports: "This is a normal baseball that I believe has the face of Jesus on it. My friend was playing baseball with it and one of the scuffs just happened to make this face. We just thought this was a pretty cool and rare occurrence." Wait, a baseball just gets a Jesus scuff? Do you take cash? JUMP!
Here we go again with a Yankee-Red Sox rivalry arrest story. Of course there have been Yankees-Red Sox beatings that've made headlines over the years. There have been Yankees fans robbing banks. Same from the Red Sox side. But have you ever heard of a Red Sox fan pulling off an armed robbery and the Massachusetts cops arresting a Yankees fan instead? Yeah, it happened this week. JUMP!