Brog: SbB Will Live Blog From MLB All Star Game

I’m excited to announce that SbB will be at the MLB All-Star game in NYC next week. The plan is to live blog from the game on Tuesday night and also provide some color from around town during my time there (I’m actually shooting a new SbB Girl on Sunday as well).

SbB Girls Yankee Stadium

(SbB All-Stars Cora Skinner, Annie, Denise at Yankee Stadium)

There’ll be plenty of fotos, fun and frivolity. And perhaps even an occasional baseball mention. This trip marks the first of many this summer and (especially) fall. SbB will be on the road quite a bit, giving you boots-on-the-ground reporting from some of the biggest upcoming games this year.

We’re also expanding editorial, so if you have experience as a sports blogger and are interested in contributing to SbB, contact me here.

THE SMOKING GUN has details on Sacha Baron Cohen’s (Borat) latest manufactured mayhem in the deep south. Last month Cohen staged what residents of Texarkana and Fort Smith Arkansas, thought were real professional wrestling matches (with $1 beers!).

Sacha Baron Cohen Bruno

One small detail: The wrestlers were gay male characters, which of course, the audience absolutely adored.

Cohen’s next movie, due out in 2009, will center on his gay fashion reporter character “Bruno.” What that has to do with the aformentioned scenario, I have no idea.

New photo of Candice Houlihan, the latest stripper to claim a sexual dalliance with ARod:

Candice Houlihan

Dan Patrick zings (at least that’s the way I took it) the current crew of ESPN SportsCenter anchors, when talking about his now watching the show: “I’ve had a harder time watching ‘SportsCenter,’ I’ll grant you that. … It’s sort of like Brett Favre having to watch Aaron Rodgers with the Packers.

If he’s including Scott Van Pelt in there, I submit it’s more like the Majik Man watching Favre.

A.J. Daulerio of DEADSPIN reports that Bill Simmons is taking 10 weeks off from his gig at ESPN.com to finish his second book.

10 weeks? You wonder if Simmons really needs all that time away from the his main duties with the WWL, or if this is a signal that his departure from ESPN is coming sooner than later (which would surprise no one).

Case you missed it, the Cubs this afternoon countered The Crew with Rich Harden.

The WASHINGTON POST has the hilarious news today that the Washington Nationals have the lowest TV ratings of any team in MLB, at 9,000 viewers per game. That’s more than three times lower than the second lowest-rated club, the Kansas City Royals. And almost four times lower than the putrid Orioles.

Of course, the Nats suckage on the field has a lot to do with those paltry figures, but with the size of the DC market, you would think they would at least crack the five-figure barrier. Maybe added some Marion Barry crack-smoking rain delay video will help. And how do you think advertisers spending hundreds of thousands of dollars (millions?) on Nats’ broadcast ads feel about the news. One word: REBATE!

I’m also delighted to report that a first lieutenant in ARod’s stripper brigade, Joslyn Morse, “could be dragged into court to tell the judge what she knows about A-Rod.

Joslyn Morse Nude Playboy Photos

CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS’ Hilary Potkewitz reports Fox-TV is selling 30-second spots for its coverage of the MLB All-Star Game for over than $500,000! And that sales have “exceeded expectations.

I guess that just confirms the vast economical downturn we’re all suffering.

There’s been plenty of rumblings that touted high school basketball recruit Brandon Jennings may forgo one year of college in the U.S. to play in Europe. His high school bio, via Mallory Rubin at SI.com’s CAMPUS CLICKS, may give a little clue about his future intentions:

Brandon Jennnings Loves Lunch

Video of the Day, featuring the raucous ramblings of the Orlando Magic summer league announcers (via Brian Powell at AWFUL ANNOUNCING):

SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY reports that last night the Dodgers discounted 10,000 tickets to folks who are registered members of a website called travelzoo.com. $16 seats went for $3, $20 tickets for $6, etc.

Now, I’m a member of plenty of websites too - with many based in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley no less - so where’s my discount?

Read more…

Yankees Give Lap Dances To Each Other To Celebrate Joba Chamberlain Birthday

YOUNG YANKS TO KEEP AROD OUT OF CLUBS FOR AWHILE? The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports today, “While you may have heard that Yankees Joba Chamberlain, Tyler Clippard, Ian Kennedy and Jeff Karstens were hanging at The Plumm last week celebrating Joba’s 22nd birthday, the best part was left out: The fellas were having such a good time, they took turns giving each other lap dances.

Alex Rodriguez She Male Joslyn Morse


Since by now we all know of Alex Rodriguez’ propensity for lap dances from muscular, she-male types, he may well now be able to keep his off-field habits in-house.

Alex Rodriguez Spotted At Swingers Club In Dallas As Early As 2004

RODRIGUEZ AFTER “MILF AND NOOKIE” AS EARLY AS 2004: The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS slips in a note about how ARod made up with wife Cynthia late last week after the news of his alleged infidelity with a post-op transvestite New York woman: “the Yankees $252 million man made nice with his wife, Cynthia - spending $6,000 on diamond necklaces for her.

Alex Rodriguez Iniquity Swingers Club


More interesting from the Daily News is that Rodriguez was first spotted with the blonde woman, Joslyn Morse, two years ago at a Dallas “swingers” club called Iniquity.

Sure enough, the DALLAS OBSERVER reports that Rodriguez had visited the swingers club as early as 2004 while on road trips with the Yankees (who knows how many times when he played for the Rangers?!).

Joslyn Morse Nude Playboy Photos Surface Soon Thanks To Intrepid Internet Reporting

AROD CHEAT PIECE’S NAME, MYSPACE & EPILATOR OUTED: Thanks to intrepid reporting by WITH LEATHER, we have another photo of Alex Rodriguez’s fanciful mistress (and myspace page):

Joslyn Morse Nude Playboy Photos

And kudos to DEADSPIN for revealing to us that she’s “shaved:

Joslyn Morse Playboy Photos

The NEW YORK POST completely outs the Vegas/NYC “entertainer” today, publishing her full name (Joslyn Morse) and tracking down her former high school classmates, which as you can imagine is *fascinating* stuff (at least to Red Sox fans).UPDATE: WL tracked down nudie pics of (post-op?) Morse.