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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VIDEO: Chris Rock on why MLB is losing black people, youth

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Chris Rock gives a brilliant and hilarious take on why baseball is no longer appealing to many African-American fans. He also explains that once you lose black America, you lose young America. As Rock accurately notes, black people set the trends of what’s cool in America.

Baseball is the most arch-conservative of sports. NASCAR is obviously a red-state stronghold. College football progresses at a glacial pace. The NFL is so far to the right that…well, it doesn’t matter because baseball is more conservative than all of them.

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Curt Schilling calls out Red Sox P Clay Buchholz


Curt Schilling is indeed a very polarizing figure. Clay Buchholz is as well (to some extent).

The former has a lot of extreme opinions; some of which are quite loathable. The latter makes $7.7 million a year despite not really being that elite at what he does for a living.

ESPN MLB analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk (Sunday Night Baseball) participated in ESPN’s MLB Opening Night/Opening Day media conference call earlier this week. ESPN will nationally televise a quadruple header tomorrow.

None of those four games include the Boston Red Sox at the Philadelphia Phillies, but as the Red Sox are one of the two or three biggest brands in all of baseball, topics pertaining to the club will always drive the national discussion.

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Detailing the brilliance of White Sox GM Rick Hahn this offseason


The team on the opposite side of town may have everyone talking during spring training, but it is Rick Hahn and the White Sox are making the real noise leading up to the 2015 MLB season. After finishing 73-89, Hahn has quietly had a spectacular offseason by adding pieces thru free agency that have reshaped the White Sox into a contender for this year’s AL Central crown.

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Willie from Duck Dynasty friends with Sox 1B (podcast exclusive)


Willie Robertson, the leading man in the immensely popular reality series Duck Dynasty on A&E was in Chicago Thursday night to help promote the opening of the new Under Armour store on the Magnificent Mile. You may be wondering, as many of our readers have, what does Duck Dynasty have to do with sports and Under Armour?

It turns out there’s an extensive hunting section in the newly opened UA brand house and the sportswear maker has extensive commercial tie-ins to Duck Commander, a duck call business that is run by Robertson.

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