Tag Archives: baseball

Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Dies At Age 90

Legendary Yankees catcher and famed wordsmith Yogi Berra has died at the age of 90.  Yahoo Sports has the obituary: New York Yankees icon, and Hall of Fame catcher, Yogi Berra has died at the age of 90 late Tuesday night. The Yogi Berra Museum was first to break the news, which was confirmed by MLB. On the field, Berra …

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New York Mets Drop Anti-Gay Kiss Cam “Joke”

In our second kiss cam story today, the New York Mets have announced that their kiss cam will no longer feature opposing players as a “joke” to the fans in the stadium. CNN reports: The kiss cam will continue, said Jay Horwitz, vice president of media relations, but it will no longer feature players in the heart-shaped frame in an …

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Photo Of The Day

NBC reports: The Atlanta Braves’ “Kiss Cam” entertainment at Turner Field featured a famous couple Thursday night: former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn. The two were in their usual seats near the Braves dugout during a 5-0 loss to Toronto, and they received a loud cheer when shown on the video board. Carter kissed his wife and then gave …

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Breanna Sinclairé Becomes First Trans Artist to Perform National Anthem For MLB

Via Mediaite: A 25-year-old opera singer made history at the Oakland A’s game when she sang the national anthem. Breanna Sinclairé, the first openly transgender woman to study and graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, became the first transgender singer to perform the national anthem at a professional sporting event. This particular game, which pitted the A’s against …

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MLB Launches Pride Wear Line

Major League Baseball has launched a line of “Pride” rainbow t-shirts and hats. T-shirts are $30 and caps are $20. Not all teams are available at this writing, but right now I’m seeing the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics, and Washington Nationals. See them here. (Tipped by …

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Kiss-Cam Gay Couple Comes Forward

They’re even married!

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LOS ANGELES: Fans Cheer As Gay Male Couple Smooches For Stadium Kiss-Cam

Via Deadspin: Back in 2000, two women were kicked out of Dodger Stadium for kissing. The team and the world have changed since then. Between innings of Saturday’s game, the stadium’s Kiss Cam team found two men, not as a joke, but a couple. It’s cool that this wasn’t the still-prevalent homophobic gag of forcing two platonic male friends to …

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Baltimore To See Pro Baseball First

It’s believed that this is a first for major league baseball: “After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow’s game between the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will be closed to the public,” the team said in a statement. “The Orioles will also play their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for May 1-3, …

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Oakland A’s Pitcher Offers To Buy Tickets From Fans Who Object To LGBT Night

Oakland A’s star pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend have offered buy the tickets from fans that object to attending the team’s upcoming first-ever LGBT Pride Night at the Oakland Coliseum. Doolittle’s girlfriend has two moms and she writes: If attending a baseball game on LGBT Pride Night makes you at all uncomfortable, it is probably a good idea to …

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Pro Sports First: MLB Umpire Comes Out

Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott, seen above left with his husband of 28 years, has formally come out. Jim Buzinski writes at OutSports: Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott bleeds the green and yellow of his beloved Oregon Ducks football team, having gone to games since the Johnson Administration. He has two black Labs, Roman and Rollie, who rule …

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Satan’s Favorite City Wins World Series

UPDATE: JMG reader Kned sends us a photo from the celebration in the Castro. UPDATE II: Another Kned photo, this time from the Mission.

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Minor League Baseball Manager Gets Prostate Exam Live On Stadium Cameras

Via ESPN: Staying true to his word, a minor league baseball general manager underwent a prostate exam while singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch on Thursday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Andy Milovich, GM of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, pledged to undergo the procedure on the …

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Brooklyn Cyclones To Host Seinfeld Night

New York Mets minor league franchise Brooklyn Cyclones will host Seinfeld Night on July 5th. The players will wear puffy shirts, there will be an Elaine dance contest, the PA announcer will be a low-talker, and there will be a table for the airing of grievances. The stadium will be renamed Vandelay Industries Park for the night and actual latex …

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Quote Of The Day – Hank Aaron

“A lot of things have happened in this country, but we have so far to go. There’s not a whole lot that has changed. We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all …

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Chicago Cubs Unveil First Mascot

The Chicago Cubs have unveiled the team’s first mascot. Clark, a young bear wearing a Cubs jersey and backward blue baseball cap, was accompanied Monday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center by a dozen team prospects. The mascot is named after the North Side Chicago street on which Wrigley Field is located. Team officials say they held focus groups before …

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Meanwhile In Nebraska…

Chicago Cubs co-owner Pete Ricketts is running for governor of Nebraska. Despite having a gay sister who owns the team with him, he’s against gay marriage as are the other GOP candidates.  Shocking. But the Chicago Cubs have participated in Chicago’s gay pride parade, which one candidate is trying to use against him. The Cubs’ connection to the parade raised …

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Beards, Baseball, Boston

“There’s no point to a trimmed and well-groomed beard, which resembles exactly the sort of suburban lawn that often led to the growing of the beard in the first place. (That’s why my hero among this year’s pennant-winning crop is Mike Napoli, whose dense and colorful beard is as gonzo as his all-or-nothing, free-swinging style at the plate.) One of …

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Controversy At World Series

There’s lot of anger in Beantown today. The city of Boston and the Red Sox were left frustrated, confused and angry by an unprecedented and wild finish to the game against the St Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. In 109 years, no World Series game has ended with an obstruction call. But this one was decided by the controversial ruling …

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Tweet Of The Day – Nate Silver

Sullivan: “I guess I can die now.”

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Photo Of The Day

Mashable says this photo from Boston’s Fenway Park “may be the funniest photo in baseball history.” If a picture tells a thousand words, as the old cliche goes, then this amazing sports shot is good for at least a million. Seriously, every single face here tells a story. Stories of dreams. Stories of fears. Stories of courage under fire, and …

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