Outfielder Yasiel Puig set Major League Baseball on fire upon his arrival to the Dodgers last season. He logged 42 extra-base hits with 42 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 432 plate appearances. Stars rushed to Dodger Stadium to get a glimpse of the city’s newest sensation and the Dodgers drew fans to opponents’ parks [...]
I don’t know how much I need to add to this one. This photo of the legendary rapper & actor, Ice Cube, appeared on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ official Twitter page.
I saw a link to this interview on my Twitter account earlier. Joey Votto, slugger for the Cincinnati Reds and interviewed while dressed as a Mountie, was on “Intentional Talk” on MLB Network. With fond memories of the “Dudley Do-Right” cartoon and “The Lumberjack Song” from Monty Python, how could I ignore such a headline?
Fresh off of his NCAA Championship win and being named the “Most Outstanding Player” (MOP) with the UCONN Huskies, guard Shabazz Napier had his number (#13) added to the “Huskies Of Honor” wall at Gampel Pavilion. Napier led the Huskies to the 60-54 win over Kentucky in Monday’s title game, producing 22 points, three assists [...]
Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully “threw” the ceremonial first pitch to Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax ahead of the Dodgers’ home opener. It’s a shame that the continuing television rights coverage precluded most of Los Angeles from seeing it live, but this is a moment that will live on in Dodgers lore. Check out the First [...]
Mike Delio, a pitcher for Carle Place High School in Long Island, pitched a perfect game on Tuesday night. Delio did so in his first varsity start. Oh, and he struck out every batter he faced. On Thursday night, Delio joined “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio to talk about the game, his [...]
It seems that the past year or two has been replete with innumerable reminders of my age. In the sports world, I mark the passage of time with the latest announcements of Hall of Fame enshrinements, retirement tours (like the one just begun for Yankees captain Derek Jeter) and the first at-bats, jump shots or [...]
The Minnesota Golden Gophers cut down the nets after defeating Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs. Check out the video. The Gophers applied a double-team … from the coaching box. Richard Pitino and his Gophers received a little bit of support from his father, Rick, who was sitting behind the Minnesota bench. Watch behind the bench in [...]
On Wednesday night, the Astros celebrated the lengthy career of future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter of the Yankees. His former teammates, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, were in attendance as the Astros presented the first gifts of the tour. And they’re memorable … OK, so the first of the gifts goes to the overall [...]
On Tuesday morning, golf fans and the larger sporting world learned what had long been feared. He’d already canceled an appearance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event that he’d regularly dominated. At the time, the withdrawal was attributed to “back spasms.” Woods’ longstanding injury forced him to withdraw from “The Masters,” marking the first [...]
I’ll assume that the marketing folks over at Chick-fil-A are trolling for some April Fool’s Day response with this one. But, I gotta ask. Would you try one?
With the “Sweet 16″ getting ready to pop off last night, the football world stopped to watch Johnny Manziel participate in his “Pro Day.” We generally look at these efforts with a shrug unless the player posts a ridiculously poor day. If a quarterback woefully over/under-throws receivers with regularity, a receiver drops multiple passes or [...]
The Sprint Cup Series rolls into Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Carl Edwards sits atop the leaderboard, having generated four top 10s, including a victory, through the circuit’s first five weeks. He’s been challenged by Jef Gordon (on my squad this week), who has rolled up four top 10s of his own. In fact, the leaderboard [...]
I saw a note early this morning that voiceover legend Hal Douglas had died at the age of 89. Like many people, I’m showing up on time at the movies in order to take in all previews, and he and Don LaFontaine (who died in 2008) were the main voices introducing upcoming film productions. Douglas [...]
I saw this on my timeline earlier today from ESPN Denver. I don’t think I need to add anything to John Elway’s words.
Longtime wrestling announcer Jim Ross is a walking encyclopedia about the history of the squared circle and Oklahoma Sooners football. He’s now offering digging into his vault of stories on tour (keep an eye out for a live event in your area) and penning regular columns for FOXSports.com. Ross tackled the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin allegations [...]
It’s that time again. The Sprint Cup Series invades Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick have already experienced the thrill of Victory Lane in 2014. Hendrick teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have been the most successful drivers in Las Vegas. Salary Cap restrictions forced me to eschew the [...]
Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers wish that Kobe Bryant was making sweet music on the court and propelling the squad toward a playoff berth. Alas, he’s still rocking the suit and tie while the nameless, faceless Lakers flounder through the 2013-14 campaign. That hasn’t stopped Bryant from continuing his marketing and sales efforts on [...]
Sometimes you come across the headline for a story that you just can’t ignore. Deadspin’s “Some Genius Painted 35 Black Velvet Portraits Of Pro Wrestlers” reeled me in without hesitation. As a child of the 80s, I openly celebrated the advent of the WWE Network this past month. So, this concept is a winner. Of [...]
The 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday night gave us a number of memorable moments – the pizza guy, the “selfie,” a new type of advertising via Samsung and, uh, Adele Dazeem. That is to say, John Travolta offered a tremendous introduction to Idina Menzel’s performance of “Let It Go.” Unfortunately, he failed to stick the [...]
NASCAR officials, marketers and those with licenses to sell Sprint Cup merchandise celebrated Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to Victory Lane in the rain-delayed Daytona 500. By winning the race, Junior has already put a huge stamp on the 2014 season and has ardent supporters talking “Chase” and “Championship.” But, there are still plenty of events [...]
I saw this earlier on Saturday morning and felt compelled to share. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performed in Auckland, New Zealand this week. Springsteen opened the show with an acoustic set before breaking into his traditional extended set. Part of that acoustic set became a viral sensation — a rendition of “Royals” [...]
It’s an indelible image of the Fall Classic. Mike Piazza’s bat was shattered as he swung at a Roger Clemens pitch. Part of the bat barrel went toward the mound, and Clemens famously threw the sharp piece in Piazza’s direction. Well, that’s not the end of the story. What happened to the bat? Jeff Mangold, [...]