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Archive: August, 2013

Chris Christie hates Phillies

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 7:49 AM
- Some mentally detached person forced the question last night, "What if they called in a bomb threat, but nobody was home?". No #Orioles game. Team in Boston. MT @cwellssun: Police confirm someone has called in a bomb threat at Camden Yards, being investigating now — Eduardo A... Read more

Eagles security is going to be ready for you this year

Monday, August 26, 2013, 4:44 PM
Phillies games this year have been alive with jackasses threatening to run onto the field, failing to achieve their intensely stupid dreams thanks to a combination of cowardice and intense stupidty. But for those of you who think you're quick enough to slip past security and actually intend to follow... Read more

Matt Harvey tears UCL, out for some long amount of time

Monday, August 26, 2013, 4:10 PM
Yesterday, 24-year-old Mets ace Matt Harvey was a heat-seeking missile, streaking toward the NL Cy Young, or at least Rookie of the Year. This afternoon, it was announced that partial tearing of his UCL could lead to Tommy John surgery (should the tearing be more than 33%). There was no mishandling... Read more

Happy Birthday, Kyle Kendrick

Monday, August 26, 2013, 2:31 PM
Kyle has had a long and illustrious career, during which he has gone from golden boy, to weak link, to scapegoat, to weak link again, to scapegoat again, then back to golden boy for a little while until earlier this year, when he just started sort of blending in with the background. But as is the... Read more

Tracy McGrady retires officially

Monday, August 26, 2013, 1:58 PM
Tracy McGrady officially retired this morning on First Take, a television program that would cause any sane person to quit everything and go live in the wilderness. Let us enjoy McGrady's quiet exit with the time he scored 13 points in 33 seconds to dig out a win by himself with both hands. Read more

Soccer ref kicked in face

Monday, August 26, 2013, 1:22 PM
Coronel Romero is up 2-0, and something about two consecutive red cards really set off a Porvenir player off, who sent a flying kick into the ref's face. This was quickly followed by the immediate end of the game. Read more

Zero percent of MLB pitchers want to bean A-Rod

Monday, August 26, 2013, 12:44 PM
Oh, A-Rod, that old so-and-so. Never giving us that big public meltdown his situation dictates. Let's throw baseballs at him! ESPN conducted a poll among active Major League pitchers, in the wake of Ryan Dempster's targeting of A-Rod and subsequent suspension. They asked who among them would be... Read more

Eagles cartoon caption contest

Monday, August 26, 2013, 12:13 PM
It's time once again for you to write the caption to my latest sports cartoon. Post your best ideas in the comments below, and "like" the captions you think should win. I'll pick the best and announce the results on Friday. Read more

White Sox coach ejected before game

Monday, August 26, 2013, 10:39 AM
Look at White Sox bench coach and former Reading Phillies manager Mark Parent up there. Talking shop with some Twins player before the game, like nothing was wrong. But they time he was trotting out to deliver the lineup card, Parent's heart was full of rage. Umpire Jerry Layne was the recipient... Read more

Kid shoots half-court shot to pay for school

Monday, August 26, 2013, 9:21 AM
Another busy weekend for people who like their news in short, bulleted points. - Troy Tulowitzki didn't believe what he'd just seen after Jose Fernandez speared his base hit out of the air, and had to make sure the ball hadn't just gone to another dimension. - After another disappointing... Read more
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