Tag Archives: baseball

  • Retired NBA Star Tracy McGrady to Try Baseball

    Feb 5, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Tracy McGrady wants to pull a Michael Jordan and test his talent in baseball. The retired seven-time NBA All-Star is aiming to join America’s national pastime as a pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, reports ESPN.com. It’s the same team that Roger Clemens pitched for a couple of years ago. […]

  • Jackie Robinson to Get the Ken Burns Treatment

    Jan 21, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Documentarian Ken Burns, who has put his stamp on such topics as the civil war, national parks, jazz, the Central Park Five and most recently prohibition and the Dust Bowl, will next year turn his attention toward baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson. Set for the fall of 2015, the PBS documentary will  span four hours and […]

  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Gets Drafted to the Texas Rangers

    Dec 15, 13 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Football may be Russell Wilson’s bread and butter, but the Seattle Seahawks quarterback is coming full circle with being drafted to a major league baseball team. The Texas Rangers in the Triple-A portion of the MLB’s winter draft on Thursday drafted Wilson, who played minor league baseball for parts of two seasons before pursuing a […]

  • Jay Z Reportedly Nets $240M for Robinson Cano’s Seattle Mariners Signing

    Dec 7, 13 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Job security is a beautiful thing. Just ask Robinson Cano, who reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. A source tells ESPNdeportes.com that the deal, the third-largest contract in baseball, includes a full no-trade clause for Cano and was closed on Thursday. The 31-year-old second baseman is scheduled to return […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: The National Pastime

    Jul 22, 13 by Trevor Brookins 2 Comments

    *Once upon a time Alexis de Tocqueville, conducting a study of the United States, concluded that understanding baseball was critical to understanding the culture of American society at large. How could he come to such a conclusion? 1. American society celebrates individualism. The country was founded (and pushed westward settlement) based on the idea that […]

  • Former Baseball Player Arrested for Crack

    May 27, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 4 Comments

    *As the sports drama world turns, former MLB star Otis Nixon was arrested over the weekend after being caught with a crack pipe and some crack rocks inside his car. Immediately pinning the possession on his son, he still went to jail. According to TMZ, the 54-year-old was pulled over in Atlanta after there were […]