Tim Kurkijan is a subpar sausage racer

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

ESPN baseball reporter Tim Kurkijan made a foray into gonzo journalism by participating in the Sausage Race at Milwaukee's Miller Park during Monday night's Brewers-Nationals game. But to paraphrase famous Kazakh journalist Borat, it was not a great success. (Or maybe it was since we're talking about it). Kurkijan dressed up ...

Cubs, WGN Radio to end 89-year relationship

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

They say the first 80 years of a marriage are the toughest. The Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio made it that far in their relationship, but it turns out there will be no ninth decade of the arrangement. Chicago media guru Robert Feder confirmed Tuesday night that the two sides will ...

Ozzie Smith and Budweiser try to make Opening Day a holiday

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith has teamed up with Bud -- as in Budweiser, not Bud Selig -- in an attempt to make baseball's Opening Day an official national holiday. The two St. Louis institutions have teamed up to start a petition with the White House's "We the People" web ...

Geddy Lee throws Blue Jays first pitch

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Only time will tell if the Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year, but they certainly made an early claim for "awesomest" on their opening night by having Rush lead singer Geddy Lee throw out the season's ceremonial first pitch. I mean, think about it -- first pitches ...

Eric Gagne claims 80 percent of Dodgers teammates juiced

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

According to a report from ESPN Los Angeles, former Dodgers closer Eric Gagne admits to using HGH over the last three years of his career and claims that 80 percent of his LA teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs in his new biography "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne." I would ...

I Love Sports!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Apparently the man upstairs does work in mysterious ways. Just one day after I decided my life would be better by swearing off sports, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa decided to retire. So to use a phrase that I never thought I would utter in my life: Thanks, Tony! I'm back! Much ...

Who Knew Roger Clemens Was A Biggie Smalls Fan?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

I'm sure Roger Clemens loves it when people call him Big Poppa, but I always figured The Rocket to be more of a Brooks & Dunn guy. However on Tuesday, Clemens evoked Biggie Smalls in federal court in an effort to save himself some chedda/scrilla/dough. The seven-time Cy Young winner asked ...

Jim Thome Blasts 600th Home Run

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

World's Greatest Living Peorian Jim Thome (apologies to Joe Girardi) moved up in baseball's record books on Monday night by becoming the eighth player in big-league history to hit his 600th career home run. There will be no HBO special to capture the chase to this accomplishment (as far as ...