1. HBO's “Long Gone," The Best Baseball Movie Most of You Never Saw

    You guys know me. I love baseball. I often say “it ain’t a sport, it’s a religion” and have been known to turn my pursuit of quality baseball films into an all out quest of epic proportions...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 3 years ago 2,579 reads 23 comments

  2. Jose and Ozzie Canseco Go All 'Parent Trap' on Us, Prove To Be 'Brothers Dim'

    Sometimes life just gives you little gifts. Jose Canseco is one of those presents life presented us with a long, long time ago and over the last 20 years or so the man has proven to be a gift that keeps on giving...

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  3. Adderall's on First, Ritalin's on Second: The Ongoing Saga of PEDs in Baseball

    It seems like an eternity since Major League Baseball finally got around to admitting it had a problem of the performance enhancing variety, but in reality it has barely been a half a decade...

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  4. Yankees Fans: Caught Between a Rock & a Headcase

    Man. Talk about living on the edge. There is not a single player on the New York Yankees ‘ roster who is going to have more of an influence on the eventual outcome of the team’s 2011 season than A...

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  5. An Open Letter To Fans Of Liverpool FC: 'Caveat Emptor'

    John W. Henry, the hedge fund manager and noted egomaniac who owns the Boston Red Sox, has just bought the sixth biggest soccer team in the entire world: Liverpool Football Club...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about 4 years ago 1,093 reads 13 comments

  6. Surprise, Surprise. Another ESPN Writer Claims Derek Jeter Is 'Done'

    I guess none of us should be surprised that the Boston Red Sox hype machine/cheerleading squad out of Bristol has published yet another piece claiming that Derek Jeter is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 4 years ago 1,352 reads 29 comments

  7. MLB Umpires: The Good, the Bad & the Fugly

    Jim Joyce, the umpire whose missed call deprived Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga of a perfect game on June 2, is baseball’s best umpire nonetheless, according ...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 4 years ago 5,248 reads 1 comments

  8. LeBron James and the "Mentality of Me"

    Free agency has always been, first and foremost, on LeBron James' mind for as long as we can remember. So how fitting is it that he uses something as shallow and senseless as the ...

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  9. Fire Up Cries for Instant Replay, Even If It's for All the Wrong Reasons

    Major League Baseball can't deny it — the game needs to expand its instant-replay system. Last postseason, by itself, has proven that...

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  10. The Top 10 HBO Sports Specials of All Time

    When assignments were being handed out and "The Top 10 HBO Sports Specials of All Time" landed squarely in my lap I couldn't have been more happy...

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  11. Eric Byrnes: The World's Highest Paid Softball Player

    Eric Byrnes is back in the lineup as an everyday player! Well, sort of. Byrnes is now the starting left fielder for the Dutch Goose, a slow-pitch softball team sponsored by a bay area burger joint...

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  12. Florida Marlins Always Suspected Philadelphia Phillies of Sign Stealing

    As it turns out, the Florida Marlins had suspected the Phillies were guilty of stealing signs long before the Philadelphia bullpen coach was caught gazing through binoculars ...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 4 years ago 323 reads 2 comments

  13. Seattle Mariners Need To Wisen Up and Stop Trying To Kill the Messenger

    With each passing day, the events surrounding Ken Griffey Jr.'s alleged mid-game snooze are becoming less clear in the eyes of many within the sport. Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu said Ken Griffey Jr...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 4 years ago 428 reads 3 comments

  14. Can Somebody Wake Junior Up and Tell Him It's Time To Say Goodbye?

    Are the winds of change about to blow through the greater northwest sometime soon? According to reports surfacing out of Seattle today that "the Kid" has been behaving a whole lot ...

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  15. Boston Red Sox: The Rest of May Offers Little Relief

    So far this season has been, shall we say, "uncomfortable" for the Boston Red Sox and their fans. The pitchers being paid tens of millions of dollars to get people out aren’t getting people out...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 4 years ago 270 reads 8 comments

  16. With So Much Drama In The M-L-B, It's Kind Of Hard Bein' Ay-arR-Oh-Dee

    “Play ground. By the swings. 3 o’clock. Be there or…” No matter where you sat on the whole brewhaha involving A’s pitcher Dallas Braden and the man we love to hate, a...

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  17. The Ballad of Billy Ray "Rojo" Johnson: A Cautionary Tale

    In case you missed it, Will Ferrell made an “ appearance ” for the Pacific Coast League Round Rock Express on Thursday, where he broke out a new character; legendary Venezuelan pitching star Billy Ray " Rojo " Johnson...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 4 years ago 3,669 reads 0 comments

  18. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the Mouth That Roared

    "There is nothing worse than a harlot turned respectable. A reformed anything is bad enough, but a reformed harlot is the direct wrath of the Devil...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 4 years ago 5,026 reads 2 comments

  19. Milton Bradley, Seattle's Mercurial OF, Takes Leave of Absence

    Milton Bradley has asked the Seattle Mariners management for help in dealing with personal issues. Rather unsurprisingly, that was the breaking news out of Seattle tonight...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about over 4 years ago 431 reads 14 comments

  20. Has Joba Chamberlain's Image Paid The Price For Yanks' Poor Handling?

    This spring, as the Yankees decided to toss Joba Chamberlain in the bullpen (where he belongs) I kept hearing people being critical of Chamberlain for all the wrong reasons...

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  21. Don't Tase Me Bro': So Much for the City of "Brotherly Love"

    By now we have all seen the video , be it on your sports highlight show of choice or YouTube, of the Phillies fan doing his best Keystone Kops impression for all of about 30 seconds before landing in the "Don't Tase Me Bro!" hall of shame...

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  22. You're Killin' Me Smalls: MLB Players Don't the Know Fundamentals of the Game

    “This… is a simple game… you throw the ball… you hit the ball… you catch the ball!” Anyone that has ever seen the cinematic masterpiece ...

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  23. Could a Poor Red Sox Season Have Long-Term Financial Effects on the Franchise?

    For Red Sox fans, there weren’t too many things to cheer about in the month of April. The team got off to a horrendous start, plagued by a surprising lack of pitching and a not so surprising lack of offensive punch...

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  24. Let He That Has Not Sinned... Steroids Accountability Lies With All of Us

    As the dust continues to swirl around the “A-Roid” issue in Major League Baseball , I continue to sit back and marvel at the sheer hypocrisy that is flooding airwaves and bulletin boards alike...

    Joseph  Jones Written by Joseph Jones about almost 6 years ago 207 reads 1 comments