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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
On January 18, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the election of three players to the National Pastime’s most exclusive and prestigious club. With that, we’ve entrusted the help of longtime broadcasters – each of whom got to respectively witness the primes of these soon-to-be inductees. Leading off is our discussion is with Texas Rangers voice Eric Nadel and his fond memories of Ivan Rodriguez – who posted more than 2,800 hits and a lifetime batting average of .296 over 21 seasons, but is most remembered as being one of the greatest defensive catchers ever.
Episode #68 (2/9/17): Eric Nadel
Is Gary Sanchez the new Mickey Mantle? Kinda. “After Mickey Mantle passed away in 1995, Topps wanted to honor one of baseball’s greatest players, so they decided to include him in the 1996 flagship set under card Number 7, his jersey number,” Topps Brand Manager Kevin Eger explained .
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Is Gary Sanchez the New Mickey Mantle?
This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by Matthew McGough. The former New York Yankees batboy-turned-author tells the boys about his first day on the job with the Bronx Bombers, how his book changed the rules of being a batboy, his lasting relationship with Don Mattingly and working on the CBS show “Clubhouse”. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES: Bat Boy: Coming of Age with the New York Yankees Opening Day 1992 ‘Clubhouse’: CBS’s World-Class Series WHERE TO/HOW TO: Matthew’s Website Bat Boy: Coming of Age with the New York Yankees SPONSOR: This week’s podcast was brought to you by The Sweet Spot – A Treasury of Baseball Stories and Sports Collectors Daily .
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The HOVG Podcast: Matthew McGough
Tim Lincecum’s days on the mound in San Francisco might be over…but the former Giants ace still loves the city by the Bay. Unlike Curt Schilling, the two-time Cy Young Award winner has apparently opted to be on the right side of history. Saturday, Lincecum took the streets of his adopted hometown and joined the women’s march.
Tim Lincecum Spotted at Women’s March
SAMMY SOSA Fifth Year on Ballot (7.0% last year) PLAYING CAREER: Texas Rangers (1989), Chicago White Sox (1989-1991), Chicago Cubs (1992-2004), Baltimore Orioles (2005) and Texas Rangers (2007) ACHIEVEMENTS: Career batting average of .273 with 2408 hits, 609 home runs, 1475 runs scored and 1667 RBI. 1998 National League MVP. Ranks eighth all-time in home runs…tops among foreign-born Major Leaguers.
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Cooperstown 2017: Sammy Sosa
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Manny Ramirez is heading to Japan to play professional baseball. Perhaps taking a page out of Jose Canseco’s book (not literally…Canseco has written two books), the 44-year-old slugger is, again, getting back to work
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Manny Ramirez to (Again) Play Baseball in Japan