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Monday
Apr212014

Nike releasing Bo Jackson 'Broken Bats' kicks

When Nike brought back the Air Trainer SC in the orginial "Auburn" colorway last year, we compiled a list of the Top 10 Bo Backson sneakers of all time. It might be time to revise that list, as Nike is set to release a special "Broken Bats" edition of the Air Trainer SC on Friday.

The sneakers are an ode to Bo's days with the Royals and feature Kansas City's colors along with Jackson's No. 16 to go with wood print and an icy-clear outsole. But the feature which will probably draw people in the most has to be the tongue, which features an 8-bit Nintendo-style graphic of Bo snapping a bat over his knee. They'll cost $130.

This isn't the first time Bo's likeness has been featured in 8-bit form on Nikes. Back in 2009, Nike released the "Techmo Bo" Air Trainer SC IIs which paid homage to Jackson's gridiron days and a pair of "Royals" Blazer Mids which had Bo in his batting stance. Pretty cool idea by Nike.

Via Nice Kicks

Friday
Apr182014

Mike Tyson throws out 1st pitch at Pirates game

Iron Mike kinda throws more like Glass Joe, right? Well, at least he had a good time posing for pics while pretending to bite off Tony Sanchez's ear.

Via MLB

Monday
Apr142014

Teammates pull EPIC prank on Jeff Francoeur

There are good pranks. and there are great pranks. This one is a motherfucking amazing prank.

The guys on the Padres' Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, tricked MLB veteran Jeff Francoeur into thinking that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf. And the kept the charade going for a month. All while Francoeur had no idea that he was being fooled. Amazing.


Via NY Daily News

Monday
Apr072014

Brandon Phillips gives his favorite wrestlers

When it comes to being a wrestling fan, Reds All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips isn't new to this, he's true to this. MLB.com asked Phillips about his wrestling fandom prior to Cincinnati's 2-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon, just a few hours before Wrestlemania XXX in New Orleans.

Phillips, who went 2-for-4 on the afternoon, said that the Ultimate Warrior, Sting and Andre the Giant were among his early favorites growing up and that they helped mold him into a wrestling fan. He added that he was also a fan of Razor Ramon, the Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin. No mention Daniel Bryan, who beat Triple H in one match and then went on to deafeat Randy Orton and Batista in a triple-threat match to become WWE champion for the first time on Sunday night.

"Wrestling man, it really saved the world," Phillips said. "It really kept a lot of kids off the streets and stuff like that. They always wanted to be like those guys. nWo was one of my favorite things, Hulk Hogan and all those guys -- I looked up to them and I always wanted to be one."

Phillips said that he would always wrestle with his brothers and would make rings out of old mattresses and ropes.

Via MLB.com

Wednesday
Mar262014

Brian Wilson shows off custom Air Jordan XIIs

Dodgers reliever Brian "The Beard" Wilson showed off his custom Air Jordan XII cleats to MLB.com on Tuesday, and they're pretty amazing. The spikes, which Wilson wore during the Dodgers' two-game sweep of the D-backs over the weekend in Australia, fittingly feature kangaroos and koalas painted on them.

"They're Air Jordans, painted over -- and they're 2-0. You can't take that away," the three-time All-Star said of the cleats. They also feature "Sir Elton," which is the nickname Wilson has given his newest pitch, the knuckleball.

The 32-year-old Wilson, who didn't see any in-game action in Australia, is 0-0 with 4.15 ERA in 4 1/3 innings over five appearances this spring.

Via MLB.com