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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Altoona Curve introduce Jabba the Hutt jerseys for Star Wars night

With the usual suspects already getting their own jerseys, the Altoona Curve decided to take a different approach to Star Wars night. Jabba the Hutt is most certainly an evil character, and, yet, he’s also one of the most iconic and beloved creatures among Star Wars fans. While Jabba’s gross tongue isn’t included on the jersey, the drool is a nice touch.

Following the game, the uniforms will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the St. Vincent De Paul Society Soup Kitchen. There will also be a lightsaber battle during the post-game fireworks show.

Win Big Stein's Money Posted: March 31, 2015 at 03:13 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: altoona curve, david ortiz, star wars

Neyer: Ortiz isn’t a bad guy—or a Hall of Famer

Look, you can believe that Ortiz wasn’€™t “€œcheating”€ or not. But without naming names, shouldn’€™t we assume that players were gobbling up just about anything they thought would make them better baseball players? Especially if their pals were doing the same thing? It does seem that Ortiz has internalized the standard excuse, that drugs were to “€œsustain workouts”€ instead of, you know, help him hit the ball 20 feet farther than before. But there’€™s every reason to think that players a dozen years ago just didn’€™t care what they were taking, until there were drug tests that actually mattered. In this respect, Ortiz was probably no different than . . . oh, maybe half the guys in professional baseball a dozen years ago.

Win Big Stein's Money Posted: March 31, 2015 at 02:55 PM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, red sox, steroids

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Did David Ortiz admit to more than he realized with his Players’ Tribune editorial?

Interesting speculation on the Ortiz piece from Calcaterra.

So let’s go back to David Ortiz. He claims he’s been tested 80 times in the decade or so there has been drug testing. That’s an awful lot of testing, especially when you consider that the blood testing just started last year. And that, until last year, the number of in-season random tests was less than half of what it is now. Given that a player not “in the program” gets, at most, four tests a year and more likely 2-3 (less before last year), what possible basis could there be for Ortiz to be tested as often as he claims he has been other than a previous positive test?

rufus was here Posted: March 29, 2015 at 08:36 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, peds, red sox

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

David Ortiz Goes Off In Epic, Expletive-Filled Rant On Speed of Game Changes - Extra Bases - Boston.com

David sounds like he’s getting a bunch of fines.

Edit: Embed removed because autoplay could not be turned off. Jim.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 25, 2015 at 05:30 PM | 56 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, red sox

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Which Active Players Are Hall of Famers (ESPN/Schoenfield)

In any given season, there are more future Hall of Famers than you probably realize at first glance. Take 1994. Eighteen current Hall of Famers played that season…

 


 

 

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