It’s all about “tipping the cap” to one of the greatest Yankees ever. This video will give you chills and you will watch it more than once.
Yankee all time great Derek Jeter announced via his Facebook page that the 2014 season will be his last.
It was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100 percent sure,” Jeter said. “And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart.
The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball.
Looks like Jeter will retire to his “St. Jetersburg” residence in Tampa after this season. That probably means no more staying in his massive New York condo which was up for sale.
Jeter will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2020. Any chance he can get a speed pass for that induction?
Scandals have been a part of baseball even before people started doing the “wave” in stands throughout ball parks. This latest steroids scandal involving players who were linked with the company, Biogenesis, is nothing more than another notched on a baseball’s belt and it’s checkered past. Baseball had scandals has far back as 1877 with players from the Louisville Grays throwing games in exchange for bribes from gamblers. The commissioner and other league officials will sit here and tell you they’re trying to clean up the game, but baseball has never been clean nor will it ever. Read the rest of this entry »
The day has finally come, Opening Day for the Marlins at Marlins Park. I know you’re all super excited. For weeks now your joy has been so overwhelming that the Miami Marlins had to enlist the help of GroupOn, again, to get those ticket sales roaring. The feedback has been so positive that Marlins thief, I mean owner, Jeffrey Loria has been patting himself on his back for bringing the fans back with his offseason message of “Get over it” or basically saying he’ll get his money either way so kiss his art dealing ass.
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“I’m not a business man, I’m a BUSINESS, man”- Jay-Z
When he uttered those words so long ago, you knew that Shawn Carter was serious about his business. He wasn’t out to run the hip hop world. He was out to run the business world.
The first athlete signed to Roc Nation Sports was New York Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano. I can only think that with the name Jay-Z behind this venture, the list of athletes to sign on with him will only become bigger and better.
Roc Nation announced today that it had signed a partnership deal with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to move into sports management, with the new wing of the company known as Roc Nation Sports. Cano, a four-time all-star who has spent his entire career with the New York Yankees and is in the final year of a $57 million contract (according to ESPN), will be co-managed by the two companies.
“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years,” said Jay-Z in a statement.
I can’t wait for the first non black athlete to sign with them, and then proceed to throw up the Roc sign.
These videos are becoming the standard for when people have made it. Someone in this video studio deep in the heart of Taiwan has made a mockery of everything from the General Petraeus situation, to the Lakers coaching change, to President Obama’s election win.
Here’s the latest installment video, this one about the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jay trade situation.
The Miami Marlins started this year with so much excitement. A new stadium. A new Manager. Featured on Showtime’s the Franchise. New pieces that were supposed to take this team back to the playoffs or even the World Series.
And then the bottom fell out. And the bottom hasn’t been closed yet.
Earlier this week Marlins closer Heath Bell, who’s had a horrible season, called out Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen for being someone that was “hard to respect”. A day later, Bell tried to retract some of his statements and say that he was taken out of context.
That’s the goto move when you put your foot in your mouth.
Wednesday comes and it’s Ozzie Guillen’s turn to talk. And Bell’s team mates, who side with Ozzie, made sure that Heath was able to hear everything Ozzie said on his radio show.
As Bell sat in front of his locker before Tuesday’s game in Atlanta, unidentified teammates cranked the volume on Guillen’s weekly radio call-in show on 790-The Ticket and listened to their manager answer questions about the controversy.
Asked if he still respected Bell, Guillen replied, “As a player, yes. As a guy, I don’t know.”
Guillen also said that Bell had a habit of throwing others under the bus.
“I am the No. 10 guy he’s talked about this year,” Guillen said in answer to another question. “This kid has been saying so many things all year about a lot of people. It was my turn this week.”
via Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald
Bell went on to say that he knows he’s pretty muched lost the respect of his team mates, and will not talk about this topic anymore this year.
Bell’s contract is through the 2014 season, but there’s no doubt that he may be gone way before then.
I’ve always been a fan of the writing on the eyeblack with athletes. It’s just a cool way of getting a message out there to the fans, or promoting a cause that they believe in, like this…
Except, when the messages are homophobic, racist or just down right mean.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar is the target of a Major League Baseball investigation after photos of him from Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox showed he was wearing eye-black stickers with a homophobic slur written in Spanish on them.
Photographs taken by fans and Getty Images captured the message on the eye-black that read, “Tu Ere Maricon,” which literally translates to “You Are Faggots.”
Um…Mr. Escobar. With all due respect sir, you will be summoned to the commissioners office. Please bring your wallet and or checkbook.
The Blue Jays will have a press conference today to discuss this issue.
Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar suspended 3 games for displaying an unacceptable message while participating in an MLB game.