NY Post-Reported Nude Mantle Photo Blatant Fake

The NEW YORK POST’s Page Six has an item today about a supposed nude photo of Mickey Mantle that recently surfaced on an adult website.

Mickey Mantle Nude Photo: Blatant Fake

The Post in its note about the photo entertains that it could actually be authentic:

Mickey Mantle doesn’t belong on HotPrisonPals.com, the Web site Sam Wagner founded featuring incarcerated criminals. But Wagner posted a black-and-white photo of a man he claims is Mantle — in the prime of his Hall of Fame career with the Yankees — standing in front of his locker fully, frontally naked. “It was sent to me by a photographer who is very famous and I doubt would send me something not authentic,” Wagner told Page Six. “Mickey was such a big slugger. Damn.”

Despite the New York Post’s obviously exhaustive method of vetting such a sensitive allegation, I regret to report that the photo of Mickey’s mantle is absolutely a fake.  Read more…

Mantle’s Nephew: Singer, Actor, Transvestite

Last Monday a reader sent me a video interview of a transvestite show business performer named Kelly Mantle.

Kelly Mantle Mickey Mantle's transvestite nephew

(Kelly Mantle (r): Nephew of switch-hitting Yankees legend Mickey)

Mr. Mantle is the son of 69-year-old Larry “Butch” Mantle, brother of New York Yankees great Mickey Mantle. Read more…

Killebrew Cuts Down Manny For Passing Mantle

After Manny Ramirez passed the great Mickey Mantle for sole possession of 15th place in career home runs, the venerable Twins great and Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew told the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE that “to see his name above Mantle’s on the list . . . that’s a shame.”

Harmon Killebrew
(A hero, yes, but an authority on PEDs?)

Killebrew was a contemporary of Mantle’s; each terrorized the AL en route to well over 500 home runs and both are members of the Hall of Fame, but there the similarities end. While Mantle’s well-known as a prolific party animal, Killebrew eschewed the lifestyle, telling SPORTS ILLUSTRATED back in 1963 that for fun, he “like[s] to wash dishes.”

So it’s that disconnect from Mantle’s world that provides the only possible justification for the ignorance displayed by Killebrew with that statement.

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Week In Review: Models Hit The Altar w/Athletes

• Sorry, fellas - Victoria’s Secret supermodel Adriana Lima is officially off the market after eloping with Memphis Grizzlies guard Marko Jaric.

Adriana Lima Gisele Bundchen

• Meanwhile, fellow lovely lingerie poser Gisele Bundchen has finally made an honest man out of Tom Brady.

• Could Gina Carano soon be following in Adriana’s & Gisele’s high heels? After all, she just did a spread for Maxim - while her bra is up for bids.

• Speaking of awesome auctions, a Mickey Mantle-autographed “F*** Yogi” baseball was on the block. But Mickey’s son may be calling foul.

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‘Dan Mantle’ Tells SbB Dad’s Fbomb Ball ‘Is Fake’

Monday we noted that a ball supposedly signed by Mickey Mantle that featured an expletive directed at Yogi Berra was being auctioned online.

Mickey Mantle's Son Comments On SbB

Today it was reported by Darren Rovell of CNBC that the ball was sold to the Mantle family.

Is the Mantle F-Bomb autographed ball a fake?

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Upon hearing that, I wasn’t surprised at all, considering there’s a possibility that Mantle’s own son Dan claimed the ball was “a fake” in the comments thread of my original post. Read more…

Boom Goes The Oscars; A Very Perverted Coach

• And the Oscar goes to … Will Smith, for “Boom Goes The Dynamite!”

Boom Goes The Dynamite guy Will Smith

• An Oregon basketball coach has sex with underage girls, then waits until the statute of limitations runs out before admitting to it. You stay classy, Howard Avery!

• So much for skimming off of MLB prospects’ contracts to fund gay clubs.

• A Moroccan woman overcomes homelessness, an arranged marriage and a maternal beatdown to win in her MMA debut.

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Mickey Mantle’s “F*** Yogi” Autograph On Sale

Darren Rovell of CNBC turned up this fun piece of Mickey Mantle memorabilia recently:

Mickey Mantle F Yogi Ball


It’s of course referencing the Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who Mantle played with for so many years. Mantle and Yogi got along just fine. But some collectors have said that when Mantle wasn’t in his best form, you could get him to write almost anything.

This apparently was a good test.

The NSFW image of the ball is after the jump.

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