Sammy Sosa and Three More of Baseball’s Funniest Cheating Scandals

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Another baseball season will soon be upon us, as opening day commences in about 48 hours. Time to look back at some of the funniest baseball cheating scandals in history. With Michael Pineda’s pine tar-smeared neck transports us to a time when baseball cheating was simpler; a time before steroids and the AnabolicEnergy boost that they provide to users, congressional committees and televised testimony about injecting HGH into Roger Clemens’s behind. Pineda’s beautiful incompetence reveals how much we long for the stress-free cheats of old.

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Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Traded to New York Yankees

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded to the New York Yankees.

No, that’s not a typo, and yes, you read that correctly, and no there has not been a new rule implemented allowing the NFL to trade with the MLB. Wilson, in Major League Baseball, was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round in 2010.

He was then acquired by the Texas Rangers in the minor league phase of the 2013 Rule 5 Draft.

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Chicago Cubs Have Seventh Best World Series Winning Odds

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We’re 22 days away from Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, 27 until position players check in. Spring training will be here before you know it, reminding us that Major League Baseball offseason is actually quite short. It only seems long right now because the free agent market is so lifeless right now.

Of course, once the MLB hot stove warms up again, you could see the World Series odds shift again, just as they did when reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton was traded to the New York Yankees.

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Hosting a Local Sports Franchise Made Easy

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By John O’Leary

If there is anything that hits close to home with the lovely, old American Dream it is the notion of owning a sports team. Heck – legendary billionaire George Steinbrenner reportedly purchased the New York Yankees baseball team using just $5,000 of his own money, the rest wheedled from investors and borrowed from banks. He then let the profits from the team pay back these schlubs and then he owned the team pretty much outright. That’s how Steinbrenner purchased, arguably, the most iconic American sports franchise, the all-but-omniscient Bronx Bombers.

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Yanks Slugger Aaron Judge a “Paul Bunyan Type Figure” Says Adnan Virk

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It took 30 years but the Major League Baseball rookie season home run record was finally smashed by the New York Yankees Aaron Judge. It’s pretty amazing that the benchmark lasted three decades when you consider that it survived the steroid era.

Judge socked 52 homers, eclipsing the mark set by Mark McGwire, the man whose 1999 appearance on The Simpsons perfectly embodies what the Yanks youngster might just mean to MLB.

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Baby at New York Yankees Game Struck by Foul Ball “Doing Alright” (Video)

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Scary moment at the New York Yankees home game today.

This was very frightening, and it’s a reminder to us all of the dangers and risk that come with attending a Major League Baseball game. Take a look at this footage from the Yankees 11-3 win over the Minnesota Twins this afternoon.

A little girl, just two years old, was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier that was traveling at 105 miles per hour.

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Forbes: Chicago Bears 16th Most Valuable Team in the World, Cubs #18

In summarizing the Chicago Bears consistent recent ineptitude, the legendary Dick Butkus concluded: “It’s embarrassing. I don’t give a damn (about) the draft or whatever; there’s no reason we should be in this situation, one of the best franchises.”

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2017 MLB Mock Draft 6-12-17 FINAL

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Welcome to 2017 MLB mock draft

The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop shop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2018 NFL mock draft, 2017 NBA mock draft, (NBA mock round two). and 2017 NHL mock draft (coming soon).

The Major League Baseball Draft is Monday June 12th in Secaucus, New Jersey, live on MLB Network.

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New York Yankees Old-Timers Roster Will Make You Feel Very Old

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Get ready to feel old.

Seriously, you’re about to be reminded of just how much you have aged in life when you see the roster for the 71st edition of the New York Yankees Old-Timers Game. According to the club release, legendary Yankees catcher Jorge Posada make his Old-Timers’ Day debut.

He’s only 45.

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Derek Jeter Night: Complete Transcription of His New Plaque

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Tonight is Derek Jeter Night at Yankee Stadium, and his man of the hour moments come in a Sunday Night Baseball contest on ESPN. Below you’ll find the entire inscription on Derek Jeter Plaque:

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New York Yankees Announce Three Roster Moves

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The New York Yankees have made a series of minor moves these past few days, in advance of the preseason opener on Friday. The Yanks will take on the Philadelphia Phillies, February 24th at George Steinbreener Field at 1 pm eastern.  Today, the Yanks send left handed pitcher Richard Bleier to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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Kitten Bowl Host Beth Stern Reveals How Rescue Kitties Got Their Names

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Inspired by the popularity of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl,” Hallmark Channel created the Kitten Bowl franchise, which will broadcast its fourth edition on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th. Kitten Bowl IV premieres at noon EST. The game will once again be called by New York Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling, and hosted by Beth Stern, model and wife of Howard Stern.

NBC Sports’ Mary Carillo will add color commentary. Dozens of adoptable kittens from North Shore Animal League America will take the field and paw at the pigskin.

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