Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wouldn’t mind seeing her bust in Cooperstown some day.
For nearly three decades, Morganna Roberts, known as the “Kissing Bandit,” ran onto baseball fields and arena floors with her buxom features on display. She famously kissed stars such as Pete Rose, George Brett and Nolan Ryan, becoming MLB’s unofficial mascot and bringing levity to the game. But despite her willingness to flaunt her 60-inched chest and embrace celebrity on late-night shows with Johnny Carson and David Letterman, little is known about Morganna and how she rose to fame. And in a society where celebrities never vanish — see The Apprentice or Dancing With The Stars — why did Morganna just disappear? That’s the mystery of Morganna.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Maureen Oleskiewicz, a 28-year-old middle school teacher, died on Sunday after choking on a hot dog at Wrigley Field, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Oleskiewicz and her brother, Martin Oleskiewicz, were eating before the game started when she fell to the floor choking. CPR was administered, but she died after undergoing cardiac arrest.
Maureen Oleskiewicz, a 28-year-old middle school teacher, died on Sunday after choking on a hot dog at Wrigley Field.
Before Oleskiewicz passed away, she was kept on life support long enough to donate her organs.
Really awful. Was no one around to do the Heimlich?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
This video has been on YouTube for almost two years, but we’ve only just discovered it. And we are very glad that we did, because this may be the best way we’ve ever seen a baseball player handle a heckler.
JE (Jason Epstein)
Posted: April 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM | 19 comment(s)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Worth a special trip?
Those who come to see the West Michigan Whitecaps play will have the opportunity to chow down on a Baco, a taco with a specially made bacon shell.
The Baco was the top vote-getter in the fourth annual Whitecaps food contest, which determines Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight.
The team narrowed to 10 a list of more than 150 fan-submitted menu ideas and turned the contest over to the fans.
The second-place finisher was The Bad Joke, a corn dog covered in cheese with two strips of duck bacon on a bun.
Previous winners of the food contest include Chicks with Sticks and the Declaration of Indigestion. They’ve since been retired from the menu.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Idaho Supreme Court decided not to impose the “Baseball Rule” of liability in the lawsuit brought by Bud Rountree, instead choosing to let a jury decide if watching baseball is an inherently dangerous activity done at the spectator’s own risk.
. . .
Rountree was injured while attending a Boise Hawks game with his wife and grandkids on Aug. 13, 2008. Rountree left his seat in the mesh-netting protected section of the stadium and was talking to someone in an area not protected by netting when he heard the crowd begin to roar. That’s when Rountree turned toward the field and was struck in the face with a foul ball, according to the ruling, and the resulting injury caused him to lose an eye.
If a jury finds the team liable for injuries to inattentive fans, who gets the shaft?
The Yankee Clapper
Posted: February 28, 2013 at 10:50 PM | 3 comment(s)
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The third incarnation of the MLB Fan Cave is about to get under way! Any closet Primates here?
The MLB Fan Cave 2013 contest has been narrowed down to 50 finalists. Watch and vote for your favorite contestant videos below. From now until February 13, you can vote for as many of your favorite videos as you want and spread the word by sharing on social media. Thirty contestants will be invited to Spring Training to audition to be the 2013 Fan Cave Dwellers.
Posted: January 31, 2013 at 12:39 PM | 1 comment(s)
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