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Remembering the First Openly Gay Pro Athlete

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 25, 2014

...Athletics, where he hit just .228. He had two career home runs, 38 career RBI and 35 stolen bases in 225 career MLB games spanning between 1976-79.

So, why didn't we hear about Burke before? Or, for some of us, ever?

Because when Burke decided to come out, everyone around baseball decided to just plug their ears and keep the show going on.

This was the 70's after all, and although peace and love and all of that stuff was coming up, the world, especially baseball, as it was the top sport in America at the time, was not ready for an openly gay athlete. Anywhere.... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, history, out, espn, coming out, 2014, glenn burke, openly gay athlete, l.a. dodgers, 1978, jason collins, michael sam

There Will Never Be Another Like Jeter

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 24, 2014

...the 2001 World Series not only made him Mr. November, but also came on a full count with two out in the bottom of the 10th, just after midnight.

And only fitting that he's dated some of the hottest women on the face of this earth. And they all still love the guy. As does everyone in baseball.

And only fitting that the face of the Yankee franchise, let alone baseball, really doesn't want much of the attention. Never has really.

But when November 2014 comes around, and the baseball season is over, baseball will be forever changed again. Because in the spring of 2015, ... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, new york yankees, derek jeter, 2014, al east, american league

Yanks To Go On Another Shopping Spree?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 14, 2013

Robinson Cano wants $300 million, Curtis Granderson opts for free agency along with Hiroki Kuroda.

So what’s the plan in Yankee Universe: buy.

In an apparent move that will probably not put the Yankees near their hopeful $189 million payroll goal for 2014, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will look a lot more like his late father when MLB’s free-agency goes into full swing next month.

"Even with [Alex Rodriguez] as our third baseman, we will have a fair amount of money to spend to try to fill the holes, and that's what we're going to do," Steinbrenner said Tuesday night in... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, yankees, mlb, 2013, offseason, 2014, hot stove, hal steinbrenner, robinson cano

A's Heading to San....Francisco?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 4, 2013

...a black and orange Oakland A’s hat, to an Oakland A’s game at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Or, how about the name, “The Oakland Athletics of San Francisco?”

On Sunday, sources confirmed with the San Francisco Chronicle’s Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross about Major League Baseball willing to help the A’s play at AT&T Park if the officials of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum can’t agree to a deal on a new short-term lease for the club.

The move out of Oakland would be the first step to the A’s starting anew somewhere outside of Oakland, while even... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, oakland athletics, san francisco giants, 2013

As If It Was Scripted: Boston Wins the World Series

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 31, 2013

Maybe they finally found something to play for. Maybe that’s why everything happened in Boston for the Red Sox the way it did Wednesday night when they hoisted their third World Series in 10 years in Fenway. Sure, it might have ended the “1918” curse of the Sox not winning a title at Fenway, or maybe it was something more.

Something tragic, that was turned into triumph.

If it’s true that sports can heal a city after tragedy, the 2013 Boston Red Sox are living proof. Much like the 2001 Patriots and the 2001 Yankees were after the attacks of September 11.

It seems like... (more)

Tags: baseball, world series, mlb, boston red sox, 2013, boston

Play Ball : 21 Million Hot Dogs Sold At Baseball Games

By TonyBerkman, published on Jun 20, 2013

It isn't your great-grandfather's game anymore. Modern baseball has been shaped by many events since the game was invented 200 years ago. Can you name them without looking at the graphic below?

Ok, you weren't around, and you didn't know that 21 million hot dogs are sold at baseball games each year. It's understandable, since most of us barely have enough time these days to remember our own cell phone number.

I'll start off with an easy question? "Do you know the year that the firtst official game of baseball was played?

Don't cheat! Write your answers down on a... (more)

Tags: baseball, moments in baseball history, baseball history

Jackie Robinson: A Friendship in the Midst of Racism

By Coach Phatty, published on Apr 16, 2013

Racism is an ugly and repulsive belief that millions of people around the world still believe in this poisonous mentality. Therefore, it is always good to hear of stories of people who took a stand against racism despite what people thought of them. Today’s story is about two professional baseball players. One that had to face the evils of racism everywhere he went…and another who decided to show people how he felt about racism and be a friend to his teammate.

Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering... (more)

Tags: baseball, friendship, racism, jackie robinson, color barrier, pee wee reese

Time to Panic in the Bronx?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Apr 4, 2013

...then defending American League champion Detroit Tigers for a three-game set this weekend.

0-2 isn't much to think about in a 162-game season, however, if things don't change quick, the Bombers could be looking at an 0-6 start to the year, which is much more of a task to bounce back from than 0-2, even 0-3 for that matter.

But to keep things in perspective, baseball's a long marathon. Not a race. An imperfect start definitely doesn't result in a tragic finish.

Not yet at least.

For more on the Yankees, the MLB season and more, follow me on Twitter: @MrWeisGuy.

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Tags: baseball, new york, yankees, mlb, 2013, opening week

It's Baseball Time

By gt281, published on May 21, 2012

“Hello sports fans, Dan Hack here, I’m sitting here with my guest announcer Stu ta Gills at beautiful landfill side Dell Unisom Nabisco Gillette Hoover Oreo Lays Edison stadium, locally known as Dunghole stadium.”

“Are you allowed to say Dunghole on TV?”

“Sure we are Stu, we’re on radio, the whole thing is tape delayed.”

“Oh good, hi mom.”

“The game between the Boston Buffoons and the Cleveland Clowns is just about to begin and there isn’t a star in the clear blue sky. That may change though if we go into extra innings, but that’s not expected to happen today.... (more)

Tags: baseball, baseball humor

The World Series You're Missing Out On

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 28, 2011

...seen or heard about Reggie Jackson’s three-home run performance in the 1977 World Series, and most have heard about Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

Well, for those who have not watched the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers, baseball’s 107th championship series has had just about all of that, and then some.

In case you missed it, Albert Pujols became just the second player in Major League Baseball history to hit three home runs in a World Series game in the Cards 16-7 game three win over Texas.

In case you... (more)

Tags: baseball, world series, mlb, history, home run, 2011, texas rangers, st. louis cardinals, david freese, game winner

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