Pete Rose Struggling to Come to Terms with Fiancee’s Breast Reduction

Poor Pete Rose. No, I’m not talking about baseball, I’m talking about the 71-year-old’s fiancee’s decision to get her breasts reduced. It seems Rose is still having a hard time accepting that it happened. Pete and former Playboy model Kiana Kim are set to star in a new reality series, Hits and Mrs. (clever!) and during a lunch with reporters about the show, this exchange happened:

He leans toward Kiana and asks, “What do we call those things, ‘His and Hers’?”

“Huh?” she says.

He drops his eyes.

“Oh, ‘The Sisters?’ ” Uppercase, proper noun-like.

Pete nods. Seems Kiana had breast reduction surgery five months ago and it didn’t sit well with the new old man.

“I was used to them for 4 ½ years,” Pete pleads, “and all of a sudden we aren’t going to have them no more.”

He sighs.

“It’s no problem,” he continues sadly. “She’s still bigger than most girls.”

She rolls her eyes playfully. Cassie stares into her iPhone. The elderly lady across the table tries desperately to hold her smile.

“Like I was taking candy from him,” Kiana says. “He was really upset. Now he’s used to it. He maybe forgets.”

Tough. If you want to see what Pete’s life is like these days, the show premieres Monday on TLC. But even more sad than Pete’s struggles over the loss of his future wife’s ginormous rack, is that he apparently eats Subway for dinner every night.

via Yahoo

Check Out R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball in Slow Mo and Trip Out

R.A. Dickey spent all of last season confusing hitters with his knuckleball. Based on this gif, he also spent a lot of time confusing the hell out of his catcher. It can’t be easy to be back there with Dickey (or any knuckleballer) on the mound. The ball does weird, fluttery things, and there really is no way to know when or where it’s going to break.

But seeing it in slow-mo like this really gives you a new appreciation for how mind-boggling the knuckleball really is. This should make opponents of the Blue Jays a little uneasy about Dickey heading the AL next season.

h/t NotGraphs

Miguel Cabrera Headlines the 2012 Individual MLB Award Winners

The World Series is over, the parade has been cleaned up, and even the strange guy that was caught on camera throwing a bench through the window of a bus has been arrested. So what on Earth could be left for Major League Baseball to do? Announce the individual award winners of course!

This year’s slate had some of the closest contests in recent history which just goes to show that the talent was really on display this season. We had a rookie who put up MVP-type numbers, a catcher who was making a valiant comeback after suffering a horrific injury the season before, a 37-year old knuckle ball pitcher that won 20 games, and a kid who came up with the best way to shut a reporter up without sounding like a jerk (clown question, bro).

With so many great performances this season it is almost a shame that there were not other awards to give. but maybe going home empty handed will be the motivation some guys need to play even better next season. I guess we’ll find out in about four and a half months!

San Francisco Giants Pitcher Matt Cain Does Incredible Things on Mythbusters

Matt Cain plays human skeet shooting on Mythbusters
Gallagher Might Be Jealous of This Watermelon Break!

San Francisco Giants ace pitcher Matt Cain appeared on an episode of Mythbusters recently and the crew wanted to see if Cain could knock things out of the sky using only his arm and baseballs. A kind of human skeet gun. It sounds tough, but when you’re talking about a guy who can throw a baseball in the mid 90 mile per hour range within an inch or two of where he wants it to go, it’s probably not outside the realm of possibility.

You don’t need to take my word for it, just watch the video. But it’s not just skeet targets getting tossed out there, there’s things like a watermelon. Pretty impressive stuff.

Giants Sweep Tigers to Win 2012 World Series!

About a week ago I watched the San Francisco Giants make a dramatic comeback to take the NLCS from the St. Louis Cardinals. After the Detroit Tigers had swept the Yankees I thought there was no way that the Giants could match up with these guys. Even after reviewing the games and checking out the stats I thought for sure that the Tigers were going to beat up the Giants.

Boy, was I ever wrong!


Pablo Sandoval Makes History in Game One of the World Series

What do Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Albert Pujols, and Pablo Sadoval have in common? Besides having a cool nickname (The Babe, Mr. October, King Albert, and Kung Fu Panda), they all share the record for most home runs in a single World Series game. Pablo hit three in Game One to lead the Giants to a 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.

The home runs came in his first three at-bats (in the first, third, and sixth innings), two off of Detroit ace Justin Verlander and the other off of reliever Al Alburquerque. He had a chance to take the record out right in the seventh, but hit a single off of Jose Valverde in the seventh.

Slacker.

And the 2012 World Series Champions Will Be…

My ego loves that I picked the Detroit Tigers to make it to the World Series, but it took a beating in the National League (thanks Texas!). That might lead a normal  man to be wary when making predictions or not make any at all. To the normal man I have one question–where’s the fun in that?

Representing the National League we have the San Francisco Giants; World Series champs from just two years ago. For the American League we have the Detroit Tigers who last made it to the World Series when INXS was still together, Malcolm in the Middle was still on FOX, and a Bush was in the White House (2006).

Both teams have their strengths and both have their weaknesses. The trick is in evaluating whose strengths can kick the daylights out of the other team’s weaknesses. What better way to do that then with pictures!