Next Up, Eddie Guardado Joins Cast Of Jackass

Jamie Mottram at breaks the news today that Eddie Guardado’s baseball career will soon be officially classified as a joke.

Gabe Kaplan

(Now opening for Eddie Guardado’s career!)

If you’ve seen Guardado’s stuff lately, perhaps this isn’t news to you. But apparently it soon will be to the Washington Nationals. Read more…

Rangers Pitcher Padilla Diagnosed With Swine Flu

A few months ago, the swine flu epidemic turned the international sports scene into absolute chaos. Soccer teams in Mexico were forced to play in empty stadiums, and high school games and tournaments across the US were threatened. It was a total mess, but fortunately American professional sports were spared any damage.

Vicente Padilla

But that’s all changed, as the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reports that Texas Rangers pitcher Vicente Padilla has been diagnosed with the swine flu after missing a start earlier this week with the always mysterious “flu-like symptoms.” Even more troubling, several of Padilla’s teammates are also laid up with bad flus, and while the team is waiting for test results to come back before they know anything for sure, it seems pretty clear that the Rangers might have a swine flu outbreak on their hands.

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