Saturday, March 17, 2012

Green seen all over Spring Training on St. Patrick's Day

Tedi the Leprechaun is a fixture at the Red Sox's St. Patrick's Day game.

The first thing Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kameron Loe did after waking up Saturday was to dye his facial hair green. It is, after all, St. Patrick's Day.
"It's kind of a tradition I've got," says Loe. "I'm a quarter-Irish or so. I have a little fun on St. Patrick's Day. It's about the only hair I can grow, so I figured why not color it green?"

On Saturday, green was all over spring training -- and it wasn't just the well-manicured baseball diamonds. It has become an annual tradition throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues.

"It's a good day to wear green," said Giants closer Brian Wilson, who has also died his beard on past St. Patrick's Days. "Everybody likes to wear green on St. Patrick's Day."

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Much-Hoped-For Comeback of Andy Pettitte

A crucial game, be it the playoffs, the World Series or even a division leading battle with the Red Sox, who would you rather see on the mound for the Yankees? Miguel Pineda, throwing a 91-mph fastball that's going to likely wind up in the seats, Hiroki Kuroda possibly getting a shot off his head...

Or 39-year-old Andy Pettitte who has been there, done that so many times when the Yankees badly needed a win?

As of Friday, you can put you money on Pettite who came out of retirement not for the money -- he could have had millions more if he'd done it two months ago -- but because he loves it.

"This is all about me having the desire to do this again," said Pettitte, who signed a non-guaranteed, $2.5 million Minor League contract. "For what I'm coming back and playing for, it's an awful lot of money and I realize that, but it's a long ways away from what we were talking about in January. But I have a desire to work again."

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pete Rose Waiting in Exile

Pete Rose left L.A. for Las Vegas and his second wife for a new life, but he's getting no second chance in baseball.

"Pete Rose is at peace," writes Reid Forgrave of 

"At least, Pete Rose says he is at peace. Sure, he'd be the happiest guy in the world if he woke up tomorrow and the commissioner of Major League Baseball reinstated him to the game, ending a suspension from baseball that's 22 years long and counting. Yet baseball's all-time hit king says he's no longer consumed by that possibility. He's not mad or bitter at anyone, not anymore. And he doesn't say a prayer every night, hoping that he'll someday get into the Hall of Fame.

"Charlie Hustle's 70 years old now, and he has other things to live for: five grandchildren, the youngest of whom was born late last year; a stunning girlfriend who is four decades his junior and who has posed nude for Playboy; and a window-filled 14th-floor condo at Panorama Towers, just a few blocks off the Las Vegas Strip." 

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This Is Not Oscar de la Hoya in Drag

Jennifer Lopez flaunts her abs, shows off her boxing skills in a sexy V magazine shoot.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style opens at the Getty April 3.

Supermodels Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz and Naomi Cambell pose for Herb Ritts in Hollywood in 1989.Herb Ritts: L.A. Style opens at the Getty on April 3. © Herb Ritts Foundation. Via

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Redskins Should Get RG3, No Matter What The Cost

Washington Redskins analysts are urging the team to pay whatever it takes to move up in the NFL draft -- in order to get Baylor's Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. 

I Am Angelina Jolie's Right Leg...

Angelina Jolie shows off her right leg in a revealing dress at the Oscars -- and inspires a Twitter account with thousands of followers.!/AngiesRightLeg

I'm a leg, get a load of me!!

Left leg and I talked -- everything's cool. Next Oscars, she gets the slit.

You have to admit I'm one hell of a leg.

Could Josh Gibson Have Broken Ruth's Record?

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Was Jackie Robinson Safe at the Plate?

Always good to watch while waiting for Opening Day

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Not Quite Chunky Monkey, Huh?

Ben & Jerry’s apologizes for Jeremy Lin fortune cookie frozen yogurt  - NY Daily News

Jeter Goes 4-for-4 at Zoom Room

Jeter, my black Lab, shows off his Yankee logo collar at Zoom Room in Hollywood. 

Essay:The Damned Yankees

In 1969, the franchise of Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio was in a decline not seen since the 1920s. But in a strange way to a boy on Long Island, that team was still worth loving.

Moneyball at the Oscars

Tony Castro ‏ @MickeyMantleBio

The Angels say they have no plans to remove the billboards with Pujols' image and the word HOMBRE despite Albert's objections.

Pujols rejected that nickname in St. Louis, feeling it imposed on the legendary Stan Musial, long known as The Man.

Albert says the Angels never checked with him on the billboards, and the team's PR dummies apparently didn't do their Pujols homework.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Tony Castro ‏ @MickeyMantleBio

Give MLB network analyst Eric Byrnes props for breaking with his sidekicks' naivete on what a lot of players are saying behind the scenes. Byrnes: "How many players out there are going to Tweet out, 'This is BS!' This guy is guilty and somehow got off. But you're not going to see it. Players aren't going to come out and actually say that. (But) I know that's there. I guarantee you it's there"

Tony Castro ‏ @MickeyMantleBio

Bet on Bob Costas to land the first sit-down with Ryan Braun. Why else would he be sucking up so hard in his glowing comments today?