In the third installment of our ongoing series on Bob Hope's soft n' baffling college football zingers, we find our hero doing shtick with Mark Bavaro, ribbing a hulking and extremely country Bruce Smith, and looking small next to the giant, puffy steroid specimen who would later become "The Patriot" in the WWF.
Further revelations of ridiculous and ill-advised Navy SEAL-style training practices haven't made the Pirates look any less sad, bad and unintentionall comic. But there is a positive side, in that these practices might get the Pirates sued someday. We can hope.
As part of our (apparently) ongoing series on amazing old-ish videos of baseball people doing non-baseball things, here is Jim Leyland, in a white turtleneck, singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" very seriously and quite well.
There is no reason, really, to be running a four-year-old video of Michael Cuddyer blowing Denard Span's mind with a Spring Training magic trick. But there's no reason why not to run it, either, really.
How do the pros motivate? By watching harrowing YouTube videos of 1980s professional wrestlers breathing coke-y fire. Try it! You will probably not like it very much, but it will almost certainly scare the hell out of you.
Never mind the practical consideration of trying to sleep while DeMarcus Cousins yells for the ball: all those easy jokes about the Sacramento Kings' newly re-named Sleep Train Arena are missing a much more intriguing angle. However odd the name might sound, this is a rare instance in which a pro team's sold naming rights could possibly provide some benefit for the community.
In part two of our series on Bob Hope's soft n' baffling college football zingers, we find the comedy legend collaborating with Brian Bozworth, Jerome Brown, a bunch of beefy white guys with Lego-man hair, and the rest of the 1986 College Footbal All-American team.
Chase Field in Phoenix and Seattle’s Safeco Field are perhaps the quintessential examples of what retractable-roof stadiums should be: baseball-only parks with roofs that are used regularly, and built specifically, to respond to their respective town’s beautiful - if unpredictable - climates. Whether or not that has translated to success on the field or at the box office is a different story.