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Remember that painting of Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant that teammate Matt Szczur did for charity? Well, the piece of art that immortalized the Chicago Cubs ending their 108-year World Series drought sold Wednesday…fetching $35,000 for charity To put everything into perspective…that’s $35,000 more than you have ever thought about spending on a painting, much less one done by a backup outfielder.
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Matt Szczur’s Painting Fetches $35K
Feel free to call Hanley Ramirez anything you want…just don’t suggest he’s not festive. Sunday, the Boston Red Sox designated hitter channeled his inner Easter Bunny to celebrate the holiday. Hanley Ramirez is wearing bunny whiskers eye black for Easter LOL: pic.twitter.com/XLMUgfeBXL — Dan Sostek (@dan_sostek) April 16, 2017 So how did the whiskered-slugger do with his rabbit-inspired eye makeup?
Hanley Ramirez Channels the Easter Bunny
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY courtesy of National Pastime 1955 – Elston Howard, who will be named the American League’s MVP in 1963, becomes the first black to play for the Yankees. The former Monarchs’ catcher will appear in nine All-Star Games and 54 World Series games, compiling a .274 batting average during his 14-year playing career. 1969 – In the first regular season game played outside the United States, the Expos play their first home game, treating 29,184 fans at Jarry Park to an 8-7 win over St.
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HOVG REWIND: April 14, 2017
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY courtesy of National Pastime 1907 – The Giants lose their home opener to the Phillies when some of the Polo Grounds fans, growing tired of the team’s lackadaisical performance, begin throwing snowballs onto the playing field, disrupting the game. After he is hit by a frozen sphere, Bill Klem, the home plate umpire, decides enough is enough and forfeits the game to Philadelphia. 1993 – When Brewer catcher Dave Nilsson catches for Graeme Lloyd, they become the first all-Australian battery in major league history.
HOVG Rewind: April 11, 2017
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY courtesy of National Pastime 1969 – At Washington’s RFK Stadium, Ted Williams makes his managerial debut in front of President Nixon and a crowd of 45,113, a city record for an opener. The Commander-in-Chief throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Yankees’ 8-4 defeat of the ‘Splendid Splinter’s’ Senators.
HOVG REWIND: April 7, 2017
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY courtesy of National Pastime 1948 – Prior to an exhibition game in Orlando, A’s manager Connie Mack, who is 84 years old, challenges Clark Griffith, the 78 year-old owner of the Senators, to a foot race from third base to home plate. The participants enter the Florida field in an ambulance before starting their contest, which ends in a photo-finish tie.
HOVG REWIND: April 4, 2017
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics are AL West rivals, and that passion isn’t only manifested on the field, but on social media as well. With team ace Felix Hernandez primed for a big season, the Mariners posted a tweet joking about how every fifth day (when he pitches) should be a school holiday. It was harmless
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Mariners, Athletics trade jabs on Twitter
Major League Baseball is a game of prospects. Those who play fantasy baseball are constantly looking for the next big prospect to stash on their bench late in drafts or off the waiver wire in hopes that it’ll reap huge dividends down the line.
Shortly before their Grammys debacle ( it wasn’t good, friends ), Metallica and the San Francisco Giants announced tickets were on sale for the fifth annual Metallica Day. That’s right, as the Giants play host to the reigning World Champion Chicago Cubs August 7, the Bay-area rockers will be celebrated with their own special day at AT&T Park. In the past, members of the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were on hand to throw out the first pitch and perform the national anthem.
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Giants Announce Annual Metallica Night