Exclusive: MLB Wants AEG LA Downtown Ballpark

On July 20, 2011, in a Delaware bankruptcy court, current Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball legal representatives will present competing plans for interim financing for the club.

(Bud Selig as Dr. Frankenstein)
While MLB contends it already has the right to seize the team from McCourt, who recently revealed the club is […]

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Comatose Fan: Giants Offer Reward, Not Dodgers!

Earlier this week I brought you the appallingly insensitive reaction of Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt after a fan was beaten into a coma in the Dodger Stadium parking lot following a Dodgers-Giants game last week.

Since McCourt’s unbelievably tone deaf response, local media-fueled public outrage in Los Angeles has grown exponentially, so much so that McCourt […]

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McCourt Turns Back Clock On Blunt Force Trauma

When he isn’t stealing $140 million from the Dodgers to buy luxury homes and fund his laughably extravagant lifestyle or attempting to buy off his former bride with $200 million earmarked for the team, Frank McCourt is practicing the kind of public relations skills that undoubtedly led Sunday’s Giants-Dodgers game to be played in a […]

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SF’s $100M War on AT&T Park ‘Rotten Egg Stench’

As part of a $4.5 billion repair and replacement program for the entire San Francisco water system, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reported in 2009 that it had been working “very closely with environmentalists” in encouraging local citizens and businesses to continue to install low-flow toilets.

($100M somehow doesn’t account for noxious fumes coming off […]

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MLBer: ‘Something Bad Needs To Happen’ To Vick

Animal rescue advocates Mark and wife Jamie Buerhle were profiled today by Scott Merkin in a piece published by MLB.com.

(Merkin Tweeted quotes before MLB.com deleted them from piece)
As part of the story, Chicago White Sox Pitcher Buerhle said of notorious past dog abuser Michael Vick:
“He had a great year and a great comeback, […]

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Adenhart’s Murderer: “MY Life Ended That Night”

Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard F. Toohey made a statement today in the severity of his sentencing of the murderer of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, student Courtney Stewart and Henry Pearson.

(And?)
24-year-old Andrew Thomas Gallo’s earliest possible parole date will be in 2050 following a 51 years-to-life sentence handed down to him by Judge […]

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Baseball’s “Best Interests”: Watch Dodgers Burn

In an opinion piece titled, “One of baseball’s enduring myths,” published by THE SPORTING NEWS on May 14, 1994, then-acting Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig wrote of the powers of his office as set out by the ubiquitous “best interests of baseball” clause:

The all-power commissioner’ never was an accurate portrayal
The truth is, the Major […]

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Florida Marlin Can’t Wait For New Stadium Seats

Miami media guy Andy Slater tipped me off to this delightful tweet from Florida Marlin Logan Morrison about his team’s new ballpark - which is due to open in 2012.

Have u seen our new ballpark? Max can u earmuff 4 me? We r goin 2 gt so much ass there its goin 2 b sick. […]

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Before Craig Sager There Was .. Verne Lundquist?

In 1999 Dallas television station WFAA celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on the air.

(Stuck in the ’70s, at least Verne had an excuse)
That year WFAA proudly presented a spectacular retrospective of its local TV news programming.
Spectacular only because, of course, the four-hour documentary celebrated the inordinately colorful career of former WFAA sports anchor Verne Lundquist.

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19-Year-Old Charged With Stealing Sizemore Pics

Joy Powell of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE reports that a 19-year-old Minneapolis woman has been charged with stealing nude photos of Grady Sizemore from the Sizemore’s Playboy Playmate model girlfriend, Brittany Binger.

(Password Allegedly Hacked To Steal Sizemore Photos)
The suspect, Leah M. Ayers, was “charged on Tuesday with breaking into a model’s e-mail account and stealing […]

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