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Matt Garza Has Ice in His Veins, Turned Down $52 Million Because ‘It is what it is’

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Former free agent Matt Garza has agreed to a 4 year, $50 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and all of those dollar bills are guaranteed. What is more interesting though, is the fact that about six weeks prior to the deal with the Brewers being signed, Garza was on an anniversary vacation with his wife when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim came calling for his services.

MLB Umpire Wally Bell Dies Suddenly at the Age of 48

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Veteran MLB Umpire Wally Bell was never part of any major controversies.  That’s not to say he didn’t have people screaming at the TV from time to time.  That is just the nature of the beast for an MLB Umpire.  Wally, though, did his job particularly well and the fact that there isn’t a game or call that stands out in his 21 years of service can attest to that.

Wally Bell, a Youngstown, Ohio native (what up), was back in the area over the weekend to attend his alma mater’s, Austintown Fitch High School, Hall of Fame dinner.

Cleveland Indians May Be Using Pedro Cerrano’s Advice, Sacrificing a Live Chicken

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Something peculiar is happening at Progressive Field and it has nothing to do with the indigestion caused by your lower intestine trying to figure out how to handle a half pound hot dog.  No, instead I am referring to the fact that there is a live chicken on the field with the Cleveland Indians while they are shagging balls.

So where did this McNugget in the making come from? No one seems to want to give up the story.

Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez Lost to a Starving David Ortiz During an Impromptu Home Run Derby in 1996

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How many times have you and your family went to a Minor League Baseball game?  You can probably count on one hand.  I, myself, have been to quite a bit of them.  Of course, that is mainly because I used to live in Las Vegas, Nevada and there were no pro sports teams to see.  So really, our options were kind of limited in that department.  The minor league teams became our teams.  Not to the point of following stats daily, but enough so that I would defend them in a full fledged screaming match in a bar.

VIDEO: Cleveland Fans Respond to ‘Let’s Go Tigers’ with ‘Detroit’s Bankrupt’ Chant

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During the top half of the 9th inning of last nights 14-inning marathon game between the Indians and the Tigers, the Tigers fans in attendance at Progressive Field decided to cheer on their team with an innocent chant.  Their “Let’s go Tigers” cheer was picked up by the sound for the Fox Sports broadcast.

Unfortunately, some of the Indians fans in attendance decided to refute the cheer with their own chant which was also picked up on the broadcast. “Detroit’s Bankrupt” was the rebuttal that the Tribe faithful came up with.

Brewers’ Ryan Braun Suspended for the Rest of the Season for Drugs

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Although no specifics were given, Ryan Braun admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and violating the Joint Drug Agreement and will be suspended the rest of the 2013 season without pay.  Officially, the punishment is a 65-game suspension.

This suspension is the first on a list that many believe will be a lengthy one as a result of the recent investigation into the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. 

Triple Amputee Nicholas Kimmel Threw Out the First Pitch of Game 2 of the World Series

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I remember when I was 22.  I was in my last year of college, the easy year.  I was coasting through classes and pulling the grades I needed to help salvage what was left of my GPA from partying in the years prior.  I lived with two of my best friends who will not hesitate to tell you a “DiLo Story” from our college years.  It was the time of my life and I will never forget it.

Nicholas Kimmel is 22 years old now too and he too should be enjoying the same shenanigans that I was afforded.  But after high school, instead of enrolling at Arizona State to play baseball on a partial scholarship, Nick did what many of us don’t have the guts to do.  He enlisted in the Marines.