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Derek Jeter Boots Home-Run Sculpture ... 'Cause He Hates It

10/16/2018 3:15 PM PDT
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Call this career homer No. 261 ... 'cause Derek Jeter just blasted the Marlins' center-field sculpture straight outta the park in Miami -- all because he absolutely despised it.

D.J. bought the Marlins back in 2017 ... and in his efforts to wash the stench of losing off the squad -- he's been battling to punt the obnoxious outfield piece of art.

In case you might not understand why ... it's a 7-story feature of fish, flamingos, lights and water -- and it all goes crazy after the Marlins' (not so many) taters.

Yeah, doesn't exactly scream winning baseball.

So, D.J.'s fought hard to get rid of it ... and finally, on Tuesday, he won permission from the county to boot the thing squarely outta sight.

The team says it's moving the piece outside the stadium ... and in its place will be an entertainment area where fans can stand and catch the game. Pretty cool, right??

As for Jeter ... he's refused to go on record with his distaste for the statue, but did say of it recently, "It's big. Yeah. It's big. It's big."

There it goeeeessss ... SEE YA!!

Kike Hernandez Makes Boner Joke In Fan Apology ... 'I Suffer From ED'

10/16/2018 12:49 PM PDT
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Kike Hernandez is trying to win back Dodger fans -- with a dick joke. 

After partially blaming the fans for not bringing enough "energy" to Dodger Stadium on Monday -- when they got routed by the Brewers -- Kike has issued a statement trying to unite the base. 

"The truth is, I suffer from ED," the Dodgers OF wrote ... "I think a lot of us suffer from it from time to time. So tonight, let’s all bring it. We can conquer Energy Deficiency together."

GET IT?! E.D. means Energy Deficiency! It's funny 'cause he wanted you to think Erectile Dysfunction!

Are you LOLing yet? 

Don't worry, Kike followed with a more serious statement minutes later.

"On a serious note, I'd like to apologize to all who thought that I was blaming the fans for last night," Kike wrote in a 4-paragraph note. "That's not what I said nor will I EVER say such thing!"

"What I said last night doesn't portray the way I truly feel about you guys! You guys are the best fans in baseball ... I love you guys and I'll never stop being grateful for the way that you have embraced the weirdo that I am!"

Game 4's first pitch is at 6:09 PM PT. 

Chili Davis On Cubs' Firing: DAMN MILLENNIALS!

10/16/2018 11:33 AM PDT
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Having trouble getting through to millennials?! You're not alone. 

Just ask ex-Chicago Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis, who says he just got FIRED because those damn kids just wouldn't listen!!!

58-year-old Davis was a STUD back in the day -- a 3-time All-Star with 3 World Series rings on his resume and a lifetime average of .274. Not too shabby!

But, the Cubs sent him packing on Monday after just 1 season with the team -- and Davis says he thinks he knows why. 

"I guess I need to make some adjustments in the way I deliver my message to the millennial players now," Davis told the Chicago Sun-Times

"I need to make those adjustments for the next job I get, if there is one."

Davis didn't call out any of the young players by name -- but says there were "multiple players there I didn't connect with" -- and notes he's learned what to look out for before taking his next job. 

"I learned that the next situation I get in, before I say yes to a job, I need to make sure I know the personnel I’ll be dealing with in the clubhouse."

Translation -- NO MORE MILLENNIALS!

Rob Lowe, Will Ferrell Hey, Kike Hernandez ... How's this For Energy?

10/16/2018 7:02 AM PDT
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Here they are ... the celebrity Dodger fans who attended Monday's NLCS playoff game -- and were part of the lethargic crowd that Kike Hernandez is partially blaming for the loss. 

WHAT THE HELL, ROB LOWE!?!

In case you haven't heard, Kike was quoted after the game saying the lack of energy in the stadium affected the play on the field. 

"We had no energy. The stadium had no energy. The fans had no energy," Kike said after the 4-0 shutout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. 

"Overall, it was a pretty bad game for everybody who calls themselves Dodgers.”

So, we decided to see who was in the crowd that night ... and it seems like Mario Lopez, Rebel Wilson, Danny Trejo and Will Ferrell have some serious 'splaining to do. 

The Dodgers host the Brewers at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday -- SO, CHUG SOME RED BULL AND COFFEE AND GET BACK OUT THERE!!!

A-Rod and J Lo's Driver Hits Paparazzi ... He Files Police Report, But is Likely at Fault

10/16/2018 7:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

7:10 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us the photog has filed a report with the LASD. We're told pedestrians are not allowed to block a vehicle in a space by standing in front of it, and drivers are permitted to creep forward.

It was Escalade vs. photog outside of Craig's last night -- with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez caught in the middle ... but it seems pretty clear the blame lies squarely with the paparazzi. 

The power couple got in their waiting white SUV to leave the fancy L.A. restaurant -- and while the shutterbugs snapped away through the front windshield ... the driver began to pull out slowly. 

During the flash frenzy, the driver clipped one of the photogs -- who dropped to the ground. You can hear witnesses yelling. The driver immediately slammed on the brakes to make sure the guy was okay. 

Other photogs tried to scold the driver -- but he blamed the incident on them, saying, "See what happens when you flash all the flashes? I can't see where I'm going."

He's right. 

Yeah, you're not supposed to hit people -- but it's not like the driver was being reckless ... it was the opposite. 

And at a point, if the photogs don't get out of the way and let this dude drive ... well, it's on them. 

That said, hope everyone's okay. 

Originally Published -- 10/16/2018 6:01 AM PDT

Nelson Cruz I'm a U.S. Citizen!! ... Time to Vote!!

10/15/2018 1:12 PM PDT
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Nelson Cruz is officially a United States citizen ... and he's already itchin' to hit the voting booths!!

The Seattle Mariners superstar announced the big news by posing with his new American flag on Instagram Monday morning ... saying "Mission accomplished. Next stop: Registering to vote."

The 38-year-old grew up in the Dominican Republic, and has been playing in the MLB since 2005.

U.S. citizenship is becoming a trend with the Mariners -- Cruz's teammate Felix Hernandez (from Venezuela) just got his citizenship last month and was stoked about it!

"It means a lot,” Hernandez told the Seattle Times ... "Now, I am proud to be an American. Just happy, and so proud to be an American."

BONUS -- check out Cruz's stars and stripes kicks ... talk about swaggy AND patriotic.

Congrats!!

David Ortiz Drops F-Bomb When He Learns Red Sox Score

10/15/2018 9:11 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

This is great -- David Ortiz with some real emotion when he learned his beloved Red Sox lost to the Astros on Saturday night. 

"AH, F**K!" 

So, why didn't he know the score himself? 

Big Papi missed Game 1 of the ALCS to hit up the Drake show at Staples Center instead. 

Big Papi swears he was still watching the Sox during the concert ... but clearly not long enough to see the final score -- 'cause he was PISSED when we told him it was 7-2 'Stros.

Good news for D.O. ... the Sox bounced back to win Game 2 on Sunday -- and we're pretty sure he didn't miss that one.

No Papi curses here.

Eric Karros Predicts Doom for Boston ... Astros Beat Sox

10/12/2018 2:24 PM PDT
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He predicted the Dodgers would make the playoffs ... now Eric Karros is breaking out the crystal ball yet again for a World Series prediction -- and Red Sox fans ain't gonna like this.

TMZ Sports spoke with the Dodgers legend/prophet about the final 4 teams in the MLB playoffs ... and he's expecting a rematch of last year's Fall Classic between the Dodgers and Houston Astros.

Not only is he predicting L.A. to make it, but he also says they have a serious shot at winning it all. He's also biased as all get-out. 

Oh, and to the people predicting Clayton Kershaw will choke in the post-season -- KARROS SAYS YOU'RE WRONG!! 

Again -- biased -- but Karros says the Dodgers' ace will go down as one of the best pitchers ever.

Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of the NLCS on Friday ... and the Sox and 'Stros kick things off Saturday. 

Pierre Thomas Drew Brees Coulda Been In NBA ... I Called Him 'White Chocolate'

10/11/2018 8:46 AM PDT
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Drew Brees -- the greatest-ever New Orleans ... Pelican????

Pierre Thomas says that definitely coulda been a thing if Drew never picked up a football ... 'cause the ex-Saints running back says his former QB could BALL!!!!

"He can play some basketball -- he's got some skills," Thomas tells TMZ Sports ... "I used to call him White Chocolate."

Thomas spent 8 seasons with Brees in New Orleans -- the two won a Super Bowl together -- and Pierre swears the 6-foot QB coulda made a serious run at the NBA.

In fact ... Pierre says the dude might've had a real shot at the MLB too!!!!!

"Football is not the only gift that man has," Thomas says ... "They got that movie 'White Man Can't Jump,' but no, he can jump!"

We've unearthed some footage of Brees with a basketball hoop ... and it begs the question -- do we believe Pierre????

Massachusetts Senator Takes Giant Steaming Dump on Yankees ... 'We Own You!'

10/10/2018 4:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

THIS IS SAVAGE!!!!!

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey isn't just dancing on the Yankees' grave -- he's crapping all over it ... eating a bunch of chowda and lobsta rolls ... and crapping all over 'em again!!

Seriously ... it's amazing. 

"In Boston, you're born a Democrat and a Red Sox fan and then you're baptized Catholic 7 days later. So, the Red Sox beating the Yankees is absolutely the top of the list because they're the Evil Empire."

You hear that?? Markey just said the Yankees are EVIL -- and he's not done yet!!

"They represent everything that we fight against in the Athens of America."

"We're Athens and they're Sparta. We work smarter, not harder. We're just smarter."

.... AND. THERE'S. MORE!!!!!

"We spend our money in a way that continues in the 21st century to us being the dominant team. Far better than what the Yankees have been since the turn of this century."

"Yes, they might have beaten us in the 20th century, but the Red Sox and Boston, we own the 21st century!!"

Someone get that man some Charmin. Right now. 

YOUR MOVE, CHUCK SCHUMER!!!

Dave East Sad About The Yankees ... Time For The Weed!!

10/10/2018 12:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dave East is gonna get REALLY HIGH to get over the Yankees loss -- telling TMZ Sports it's gonna take some good grass to move on from the NY "L."

We got the rapper -- who's a Yanks diehard -- just hours after the Pinstripes fell in the ALDS ... and that's when he revealed the perfect East strategy for how to cope with the defeat.

"Some good weed," he says.

Dave's from New York City ... so the loss reallllly sucks for him -- but he tells us he's still ride-or-die with Aaron Judge and the boys no matter what.

In fact ... the "Perfect" spitter tells us he's rooting for anyone that plays the Sox from now on.

"I'm against the Red Sox, man."

Only 188 more days 'til the 2019 rematch ...

Lenny Dykstra Charged w/ Coke, Meth Possession ... Facing Prison

10/10/2018 11:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stop us if you've heard this before ... Lenny Dykstra's got problems.

A grand jury in Union County, NJ just indicted the ex-MLB superstar on 3 serious crimes ... possession of cocaine, possession of meth and making terroristic threats after an alleged blowup with his Uber driver last May.

As we previously reported, Dykstra was arrested back in May after allegedly threatening his Uber driver -- who then stopped the car in front of a police station. 

Cops say they found evidence of cocaine and meth -- and took Dykstra into custody. 

TMZ Sports obtained police body cam video from the arrest -- in which Dykstra tells the cop he does NOT have a gun in his possession (as originally claimed by the Uber driver). 

Remember, the driver claimed Dykstra put a gun to his head during the incident. Dykstra says that's just not true.

In the video, Dykstra is frantically trying to dissuade the cops from searching one of his bags -- it seems obvious why.

Dykstra argued that the Uber driver was the bad guy -- who kidnapped him and Lenny was in fear for his life.

But, the grand jury clearly believes there's enough truth behind the Uber driver's story to move forward with charges against the 55-year-old.

If convicted, Dykstra faces between 3-5 years in prison on each charge.

Lenny's attorney, Matthew Blit, tells TMZ Sports ... "A grand jury will indict a ham sandwich. The evidence in this case overwhelmingly confirms Lenny is innocent."

Boston Red Sox Kill Yankees' Season in ALDS ... Booze Funeral

10/10/2018 6:09 AM PDT
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The Boston Red Sox murdered the New York Yankees' season on Tuesday ... and danced on their ALDS playoff graves with champagne and beer bottles. 

The BoSox narrowly escaped the Yanks' last-ditch effort to tie up the series by winning Game 4 at Yankee Stadium ... and celebrated the 4-3 win by drenching themselves in champagne. And, LOTS of it.

The lit fest kicked off with a motivational speech from Sox manager Alex Cora -- who warned his guys about their next matchup ... the Houston Astros.

But, Mookie Betts and Co. don't seem fazed one bit, 'cause that's when the corks start flyin' (right into a local reporter's face).

The ALCS kicks off on Saturday -- start hydrating now!

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