Darryl Dawkins dead at 58

RIP to the legendary Chocolate Thunder. Your thunderous dunks are still heard to this day.

Discover: Hall of Fame Monday Edition

My blog post on the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony is featured on the MLB.com blog.

MLB.com Blogs

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The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was inducted on Sunday, and INSANE SPORTS posted a reaction.

Another Girl with a Sports Blog shared her thoughts on the inductions and what they mean.

Fan Samuel Lam made the trek to Cooperstown and blogs about the experience over at But at the end of the day…

Chris Palmquist saw the enshrinement of some of the biggest names in baseball from his youth as a farewell to his childhood.

MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby writes about Craig Biggio’s Mile High opportunity in his Write ’em Cowboy blog.

Dan Hughes explores John Smoltz’s sudden 1991 transformation into a Hall of Fame pitcher at Baseball Magazine.

Boston fan Bill Zeoli hailed Pedro Martinez as the best pitcher he’s ever seen, and he’s not alone in that belief.

The Yankees might not be the first team you think of when you hear Randy Johnson’s name, but The…

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‘Straight Outta Cooperstown’ hilariously combines rap stars, baseball

This is beautiful and I am in tears.

USA’s Beatdown Of Japan Was The Highest-Rated Soccer Game In U.S. Television History

USA’s Beatdown Of Japan Was The Highest-Rated Soccer Game In U.S. Television History

This doesn’t surprise me. There are a lot of factors going into this, including the fact that it was the women and that Americans are still trying to get into soccer. But hey, the chance for America to win a world championship will always draw ratings. But to what extent? Fortunately it was a very American weekend with Independence Day, I bet people were on an American high.

Tennessee’s sharp new alternate uniform pays tribute to the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee’s sharp new alternate uniform pays tribute to the Smoky Mountains

I wouldn’t say sharp. It’s just OK.

For The Win

The University of Tennessee is switching over to Nike apparel, and the Volunteers unveiled their new uniforms for multiple sports Wednesday in a fashion show. Quarterback Josh Dobbs modeled a new Smokey Grey alternate kit for the football team, which features one of the coolest helmet designs in the nation.

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Rob Manfred says MLB will re-evaluate fan safety

Rob Manfred says MLB will re-evaluate fan safety

As much as I love being close to the action, this is a concern. Of course it’s rare that a shattered bat will strike someone. But MLB shouldn’t chance it. NHL extended their nets and MLB should follow.

Sammy Sosa Update: Alive With “Normal-ish” Skin Color

This is somehow the most important sports news I’ve read today.

Tony Allen says Stephen Curry ‘ain’t nothing I ain’t never seen before’

Tony Allen says Stephen Curry ‘ain’t nothing I ain’t never seen before’

Then who else have you seen do what Curry does?

For The Win

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On Monday, Stephen Curry was crowned the 2015 NBA MVP. Even though the Warriors star received 100 out of 130 first-place votes, Grizzlies forward Tony Allen thinks Curry may not be doing anything extraordinary on the court.

From CSN Bay Area:

“He can shoot the ball pretty good and he got a nice handle. But it ain’t nothing I ain’t never seen before.”

However, Allen also said Curry deserved to win MVP.

“I don’t get a vote, but I acknowledge his MVP status. It’s well deserved, I wasn’t surprised.”

Curry led the Warriors to a league-best 67-15 record in the regular season. The team currently leads the Memphis Grizzlies, 1-0, in the Western Conference Semifinals.

(Thanks to FOX Sports for bringing this to our attention.)

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Busch Stadium’s Walking Tacos take fans back to Little League

I used to eat these a lot during my years in high school. Now they are being served at big league parks? Cool!

Cardinals Insider

A cousin of the Frito Pie you used to treat yourself to in Little League, Busch Stadium and St. Louis Cardinals Sportservice is rolling out the Walking Taco this season.

Served in a bag of Doritos or Fritos, the portability of this treat makes it fun and convenient to walk around the ballpark — a favorite for kids.

Build your tasty treat starting with your choice of chips, nacho beef, pulled pork or chicken carnitas. Top it with with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and salsa.

You can find this version of the Walking Taco in Sections 266, 432, 199. But if seafood tacos are more your style, you can visit the Island Grill location near Section 144 to build-your-own Shrimp Walking Taco.

To add to its convenience, another version of the Walking Taco, the Nacho Beef Walking Taco, will be vended at your seats.

#CardsInsider will introduce several new…

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Oakland Athletics Pride Night 2015

A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle’s girlfriend Eireann Dolan is so based. What a great idea to buy tickets from fans who don’t want to go to Pride Night.

Thank You Based Ball

As some of you know, the Oakland Athletics will be hosting their first LGBT Pride Night on June 17.  Hopefully this will be the first of many such A’s events. You can purchase tickets here.

Many people don’t know this about me, but I have two moms. My biological mom Kathy and her partner Elise (who grew up in the Bay Area) are both die-hard A’s fans as well as super gay. Like, they’re so gay for each other that they’ve fostered a long-term loving relationship likely no different from any heterosexual loving relationships you’ve seen or been a part of.

My moms are begrudgingly living in San Diego as transplants amongst all of the San Diego Padres fans. The team the Athletics will play (and beat) on Pride Night? The San Diego Padres. This night was made for them. In fact I’m starting to suspect that the Athletics focus-grouped this…

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