latimes:

Vin Scully will be back in the booth next season: The legendary Dodgers broadcaster has been the sound of summer in Southern California for more than half a century. We are blessed to be able to pull up a chair and spend part of another year with him.
Photo: Vin Scully. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times


The best around. The Dodgers visit Yankee Stadium next season. I hope Vin can be convinced to make that one long road trip.

latimes:

Vin Scully will be back in the booth next season: The legendary Dodgers broadcaster has been the sound of summer in Southern California for more than half a century. We are blessed to be able to pull up a chair and spend part of another year with him.

Photo: Vin Scully. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

The best around. The Dodgers visit Yankee Stadium next season. I hope Vin can be convinced to make that one long road trip.

Much like the sale of the Dodgers, the sale of the Padres appears heavily dependent on massive broadcasting revenue from cable networks who then drive up their prices to cable and satellite providers — and it then gets passed on to you.

It’s enough to make you cut the cord, get a digital antenna box, and just pony up for an MLB.TV subscription.

You may not like Keith Olbermann’s politics or attitude (that’s me, sometimes), but I think he’s dead-on here: trading Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers in the Marlins’ first season in a new stadium in Miami is the death knell for big-league baseball in Florida — the Rays will never get a stadium now and will have to leave to make some semblance of money.

The state loves having spring training but can’t sustain  a major league team. And the worst part is that Jeffrey Loria, one of the most loathsome people in pro sports (remember les Expos, fucker!) not only got to slink his way out of Montreal, he was allowed to own a team again and hoodwink the Miami-Dade public officials into a $400 million taxpayer swindle of a stadium that comes without easy access via mass transit or decent parking (by either car or boat! when one could only imagine how many schools that money could have renovated or built.

That swindle cost a mayor his job in a recall election and were I a Marlins fan, I would want the rest of the public officials who signed off on it held to serious account by either criminal or independent civil investigations.

The only joy I get out of this is laughing at Jose Reyes, who languishes in Miami while David Wright is playing much better ball in Citi Field these days.

Charlie Pierce tears a piece in Tucker Carlson’s vanity project trying to link Bryce Harper to conservatism a new one.

"It means no undies for the rest of your days, it’s our clothing-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata!"*
Oh, streakers. The best part is really the AP caption: “A man runs on the field before the start of the seventh inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, May 24, 2012, in St. Louis.”
(*if you don’t get this, here’s a closer look at his tattoo.)

"It means no undies for the rest of your days, it’s our clothing-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata!"*

Oh, streakers. The best part is really the AP caption: “A man runs on the field before the start of the seventh inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, May 24, 2012, in St. Louis.”

(*if you don’t get this, here’s a closer look at his tattoo.)

Bear Grylls decides to throw a heater by lighting the baseball on fire at the Dodger game. He opted for this because drinking his own piss in public would probably have been a bit too unsightly.

Bear Grylls brings the heat! (by beargryllsweb)

"Metsoloft also works for fans of the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, and any team in Ohio and Minnesota."

You can change the players and you can change the manager, but no team does the little things wrong better than the Chicago White Sox. Nobody runs into outs or give opponents extra outs like that slow-pitch softball team.

Dad makes Sunday Night Baseball more fun. (via bendawson)

This makes the South Siders make sense and makes it even more inexplicable that they actually won a World Series in the past decade.

someone wore green in front of the chroma key!
(via mocksession)

someone wore green in front of the chroma key!

(via mocksession)

sportscentr:

Matt Cain is either:
 trying too hard to impress Brian Wilson
haunted by the ghost of Payne Stewart, or 
attempting to frighten any passing wildlife or children.
(HT: Mike B.)

what came first in this style of pants: John Daly wearing these or some Scandinavian curling team?

sportscentr:

Matt Cain is either:

  • trying too hard to impress Brian Wilson
  • haunted by the ghost of Payne Stewart, or
  • attempting to frighten any passing wildlife or children.

(HT: Mike B.)

what came first in this style of pants: John Daly wearing these or some Scandinavian curling team?

kamotus:

The boys reppin the new Blue Jays logo and jerseys!

More long overdue excising of black by franchises that didn’t have it originally and didn’t need it.
kamotus:

The boys reppin the new Blue Jays logo and jerseys!

More long overdue excising of black by franchises that didn’t have it originally and didn’t need it.
kamotus:

The boys reppin the new Blue Jays logo and jerseys!

More long overdue excising of black by franchises that didn’t have it originally and didn’t need it.

kamotus:

The boys reppin the new Blue Jays logo and jerseys!

More long overdue excising of black by franchises that didn’t have it originally and didn’t need it.

Finally, the Mets do something good and ditch the black.
(via Uni Watch » Now Just Fire Wayne Hagin Already and We’ll Be All Set)
inothernews:

Pornstache on first.

Correction: that is not a pornstache. Pornstaches are full. Please see Jake Plummer for the most recent athlete sporting a pornstache. The mustache sported by Derek Holland is the mustache of a man who owns a windowless van.

inothernews:

Pornstache on first.

Correction: that is not a pornstache. Pornstaches are full. Please see Jake Plummer for the most recent athlete sporting a pornstache. The mustache sported by Derek Holland is the mustache of a man who owns a windowless van.

siphotos:

Stanford’s John Elway juggles a football and baseball during a SI photo shoot. The picture appeared in a April 1983 feature by Ralph Wiley on the two-sport star. (Carl Iwasaki/SI)SI VAULT: Whether it’s football or baseball, Elway will be a star (4.11.83)GALLERY: Best college quarterbacks of all time

remarkable not only for a look at Elway as a collegian but more so because everything Ralph Wiley wrote should probably be treasured.

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