Jessica Mendoza on making baseball history, sexism in sports (exclusive)


ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza has probably forgotten more about baseball than I’ll ever learn in my lifetime. We had an exclusive conversation with Mendoza, this past weekend, as the 2015 World Series shifted from Kansas City to New York. The first female panelist on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, Mendoza also famously became the first female to ever call a nationally televised MLB postseason game.

“I felt a responsibility, definitely, in being the first, but a lot of it was really just wanting to do a good job,” Mendoza said.

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World Series preview with ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza (exclusive)


With game three of the 2015 World Series tonight, we previewed the Fall Classic with ESPN Baseball Tonight‘s ground-breaking reporter Jessica Mendoza. During this year’s AL Wild Card game Mendoza became the first female analyst to ever call a nationally televised MLB postseason game.

Monday, in part two of this exclusive interview we’ll cover Mendoza’s trail blazing and the social significance of her achievements. For now we focus on the Series as it now shifts to New York. The Kansas City Royals took game one 5-4, and then dominated game two by a score of 7-1.

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Media evisceration of DraftKings and FanDuel continues (video)

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Still think DraftKings and FanDuel aren’t up to malfeasant chicanery? We’ve already ripped apart how obnoxious and annoying Daily Fantasy Sports advertising is. I’m not the only person who thinks that their ads are ruining sports. #taeks

And simply, if you re-tweet a DraftKings or FanDuel ad, you are indeed a worse human being than Ayman Al-Zawahiri. #hottaeks. Paraphrasing George W. Bush in 2001, “you are either with us, or you are with the Daily Fantasy Sports advertisements.”

And now….

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Cubs-Mets rivalry defined by five memorable seasons


With the Cubs vying for their first World Series berth since 1945, the National League Championship Series will pit the Cubs’ cast of young sluggers Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber against the Mets’ stable of young pitchers Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob DeGrom.

While these clubs have been in different divisions since the 1994 season, they spent 25 seasons (1969-1993) as rivals of the original National League East.  And many of the Mets’ and Cubs’ greatest triumphs and most painful defeats are as intertwined as strikes and balls.

Today, we add some spice to the NLCS stew by revisiting the rivalry’s five most memorable seasons.

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Jessica Mendoza to make Baseball history this MLB postseason


ESPN broadcaster and current Women’s Sports Foundation President Jessica Mendoza will make Major League Baseball history on Tuesday night. According to a release sent out just now by Bristol’s PR:

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Cubs’ Minor League All-Star Team Part Four: Outfielders


Today, we complete the third annual Sports Bank Cubs’ minor league All-Star roster by naming the starting outfield.  We chose whom we consider the three most deserving outfielders regardless of position. Previously, we named pitchers; a catcher and first baseman; and a second baseman, shortstop and third baseman to our squad.

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“Straight Outta Compton” makes glaring White Sox hat gaffe


” Straight Outta Compton, ” the N.W.A. biopic is killing it at the box office. I can’t wait to see it, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the content of the film. However, they made one huge anachronistic error. The Chicago White Sox hat worn by Eazy-E in the opening scene set in 1986, didn’t come out until late 1990.

The White Sox adopted it as their logo in 1991.

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Is Pete Rose Baseball Reinstatement Inevitable?


Pete Rose, yes Pete Rose will likely officially be a part of Major League Baseball again.

MLB ‘s all-time hits leader, who’s still not in the Hall of Fame, due to his gambling on the game is making a come back. Wagering on sports has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and betting online is quite popular.

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Chicago Cubs and the Rule 5 Draft: Part One


Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.  Former Cy Young Award Winner Johan Santana.  Former MVP Josh Hamilton.

What do these and at least two dozen other current or former All-Star players have in common?

They were selected in MLB’s Rule 5 Draft held every December.

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Vanderbilt’s Dansby Swanson: #1 overall MLB pick? Great Gatsby character?


Dansby Swanson attends Vanderbilt. His highly acclaimed prowess within athletic endeavors deems him a southern gentleman of excellent repute.

Those two previous sentences could have been from a chapter of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Or they could have been found in a Major League Baseball scouting report.

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Five Baseball Barbecue hosting tips


Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means: baseball! Why not hold a barbecue, complete with a sweet setup on the back deck or backyard? You could hook up the T.V., laptop, or tablet.

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VIDEO: Frank Thomas supports Chris Rock’s take on baseball


Frank Thomas responded to the controversial take on blacks and Major League Baseball that Chris Rock made for HBO Real Sports. (You can watch the video here)

“I think he hit the nail on the head,” Thomas said of Rock’s talking points.

“He got it right, he’s a true baseball guy and he knows his baseball.”

Watch Frank Thomas opine on these issues below:

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