Posts tagged: Baseball

Rename the Braves in Honor of Hank Aaron? Great Idea!

A wonderful movement is afoot to rename baseball’s Atlanta Braves with a name that’s less racist and also honors the team’s greatest hero, the late ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron: The #Hammers …..

Photo of Jackie Robinson in Dodgers uniform, shot from below, poised to swing

Jackie Robinson, Happy 100th Birthday!

Happy 100th birthday to Jackie Robinson, one of the true American heroes of the 20th century. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, a racist barrier so strange and …..

Marilyn Monroe and Her DiMaggio

Marilyn Monroe was an up-and-coming movie star when she married baseball hero Joe DiMaggio on 14 January, sixty years ago. It didn’t work out.

Sexy Photos of Gene Autry

Gene Autry was one of the greatest singing cowboy stars of all time. Going all the way back to the Pliocene Epoch.

Roger Clemens Walks

The perjury trial of highly-decorated baseball pitcher Roger Clemens came to a halt on the second day of testimony when Judge Reggie B. Walton declared a mistrial.
Because prosecutors presented barred evidence to the jury. Oops.
As this piece from the Washington Post says: “His lawyers, unable to supress grins, declined to comment.”

“Couldn’t We Be More Restrained?”

A rare kinescope of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series has been found in Bing Crosby’s cellar, of all places.Why the kinescope? Crosby owned the team but couldn’t bear to watch in person.Crosby was so superstitious about hexing his Pirates that he and Kathryn listened to the game with their friends Charles and Nonie de Limur in Paris.

And Now, a Little Gambling Irony from Pete Rose

The Cincinnati Reds wanted to honor Pete “Banned for Gambling” Rose on the 25th anniversary of the day he became baseball’s all-time hit leader.  They even got special permission from Major League Baseball to do so.

Bobby Thomson, Home Run Hero, Dead at 86

“Right away after I hit it I thought it was a home run. Going around the bases, I could hardly breathe. I was starting to
hyperventilate.”Bobby Thompson, the Scot who hit the 1951 home run known as “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” has died at age 86.

Just a Nice Photo: Dr. Dre

Throwing out the first rhyme: Rapper Dr. Dre shows off his Beats headphones — now with Red Sox branding! — at opening day in Fenway Park yesterday.Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/