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Baseball Nun Throws Out Epic First Pitch ... Sweet Tricks Included!

8/19/2018 12:42 PM PDT

Here's something you don't see everyday ... a nun that could probably come out of the bullpen for the White Sox if she tightened up her curve ball. 

It was Marian Catholic High School night Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, and Sister Mary Jo Sobiek was tasked with throwing out the first pitch to kick off the game. Perhaps to everyone's surprise ... she dished out a wicked toss from the mound.

It wasn't just the pitch that impressed ... Sister Mary Jo also had a nice little arm trick up her sleeve -- knocking the ball off the inside of her elbow and catching it again. BADASS!!!!

Sadly, the Sox couldn't ride SMJ's coattails to a win -- they ended up losing to the Kansas City Royals, who are last place in their division. At least we got a nice follow-up sister act in Chicago though!

'Memba 98-year-old Sister Jean during Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella run during March Madness?? Of course you do. 

David Wells To Luis Severino 'S**t Happens'

8/18/2018 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

We spotted NY Yankees legend David Wells out in NYC -- and asked if he had any advice for Luis Severino, the Yankees ace who's been struggling recently. 

Wells told us he doesn't watch much baseball these days ... but did drop a few pearls of wisdom for the 24-year-old fireballer. 

"S**t happens when you struggle ... find a way out of it!" 

The clip is pretty great ... Wells talks locker room stories, golf and even gives props to our photog for dodging obstacles in the street. 

Good stuff ... 

Padres Relief Pitcher Throws Perfect Inning ... In Trevor Hoffman Flames Socks!!

8/16/2018 6:33 AM PDT
Breaking News

The Padres might suck ... but here's something about the team that doesn't -- Craig Stammen's epic Trevor Hoffman socks!!

The team's honoring its newest Hall of Famer this weekend with a statue and a bunch of cool Hoffman giveaways ... but Craig got an early jump on the celebration with some heat on his feet.

The socks feature the Padres' legendary closer mid-windup, surrounded by flames -- which is appropriate, since the dude's walk-up song WAS "Hells Bells."

FYI -- Stance makes the gear -- and a pair goes for about $20 ... but looks like they're only available at Petco Park's team store.

As for Craig ... he threw a perfect, 7-pitch eighth inning ... but, of course, the Pads still lost.

Sweet socks, though!

Indians' Leonys Martin Stable Condition ... After Life-Threatening Infection

8/14/2018 8:18 AM PDT
Breaking News

Great news for Leonys Martin ... the Cleveland Indians outfielder is expected to make a full recovery just days after being hospitalized with a life-threatening bacterial infection.

Martin was placed on the 10-day disabled list last week after falling ill. He complained that he wasn't feeling well, but clearly didn't know the seriousness of the situation at the time. Doctors later discovered Martin had a bacterial infection that had entered his bloodstream and was causing his organs to shut down. 

The Tribe released an update on Martin's health on Tuesday ... saying he's "made considerable progress and is currently in stable condition."

"The medical team is optimistic that he will make a full recovery, but progress is expected to be slow," the team says.

"The collective focus is to help Leonys return to full health, and there have been no considerations regarding a timeline for his return to baseball activities."

Get well soon. 

Ex-MLB Star Esteban Loaiza Pleads Guilty to Coke Charge ... Faces Life In Prison

8/10/2018 12:18 PM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-MLB All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has formally pled guilty to felony cocaine possession with intent to distribute and now faces up to life in prison. 

As we previously reported, the 46-year-old was arrested in San Diego back in February after officials said he was trying to move more than $500,000 in cocaine from a house located near a school.

Officials say Loaiza was using "sophisticated" smuggling devices to hide the 22 kilos of coke.  

He initially pled not guilty -- but changed his plea. On Friday, he appeared in a San Diego federal courtroom to plead guilty to the charge.  

Sentencing is scheduled for November 2 -- and he could face up to life in prison with a minimum of 10 years. He could also be deported to Mexico. 

Loaiza made more than $40 MILLION during his 14-year MLB career. 

J Lo & A-Rod Get Sweaty On Vacay, But It'll Work Out!!

8/10/2018 10:51 AM PDT

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got steamy on a luxury yacht ... with some pull-ups, kettlebell swings and a full-on workout WHILE ON VACATION!!

J Lo and A-Rod were sailing off the Amalfi Coast and squeezed in an intense workout ... proving yet again there's no excuse ya can't bang out a workout sesh while on vacation. A-Rod got so sweaty ... he took off his shirt and showed off his Hall of Fame-worthy bod.

One great way to cool off ... a dip in the ocean, of course. J Lo snapped a selfie before taking a leap and A-Rod followed suit, albeit with a little less flair. The couple wasn't alone -- J Lo's manager, Benny Medina, also joined them on the trip.

Seems Jennifer and Alex love their boats, and we can't blame them. They were on Miami heat owner Micky Arison's legendary Sirona III just the other day. Again ... it pays to be rich.

BTW -- J Lo and A-Rod are #CoupleGoals.

J Lo and A-Rod Super Yachtin' With Billionaire Miami Heat Owner

8/8/2018 7:22 AM PDT
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are doing it BIG in Capri -- partying on a superyacht with billionaire Miami Heat owner Micky Arison ... proving once again, it's great to be rich! 

J Lo and A-Rod took a smaller boat over to Arison's legendary Sirona III -- a 185-foot floating palace that fits 12 guests in 5 state rooms. 

It's got a hot tub on deck, a sick bar area, a gym and plenty of deck space to take in some sun while sipping on boat drinks (shout out Jimmy Buffett). 

J Lo came looking the part -- wearing an airy white dress, wedge sandals and a fancy Chanel bag in hand. Alex Rodriguez was there too. 

So, what do these 3 insanely rich people talk about on the yacht? Whatever they want. 

Happy sailing ... 

'Will & Grace' Star Give Josh Hader a Break For 'Silly' Homophobic Tweets

7/30/2018 9:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"Will & Grace" star Leslie Jordan is calling for people to FORGIVE Brewers pitcher Josh Hader for his homophobic and racist tweets ... saying everyone's guilty of saying dumb things when they're young.

Hader was booed in San Francisco Thursday night over the tweets he posted in 2011 -- when he was 17 years old. The tweets included the n-word and very anti-gay rhetoric.

He later apologized, saying he was "immature" and has changed since then. 

But, Jordan -- who's openly gay -- says the whole situation is "silly" because you can't define people by what they do at age 17. In fact, Jordan says he was an alcoholic as a teenager and couldn't imagine the things he would have posted if Twitter was around back then. 

"People say things. Come on, we were kids. We didn't know. We said all kinds of things when we were kids and to bring all that up ... that's just people hunting for stuff."

Psychic Thomas John Predicts Red Sox-Dodgers World Series

7/29/2018 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Get your betting slips ready ... 'cause Thomas John has had a premonition -- and it's about to make the Red Sox, Dodgers and degenerates VERY happy.

We got the "Seatbelt Psychic" star at Craig's and asked him for anything that could possibly make us money.

That's when he revealed those from the afterlife (or the clouds or the tea leaves or wherever) are telling him to BET ON L.A. AND BOSTON TO MAKE THE WORLD SERIES!!

"I feel Red Sox and Dodgers in there," Thomas says.

There's more ... John also tells us the spirits are sending him a lot of "good energy" when it comes to Johnny Manziel.

Not sure how to make money off that vision ... but, hey, Montreal Alouettes fans can at least be happy!

Brewers Pitcher Josh Hader Booed Loudly In First Road Game ... Since Racist Tweets

7/27/2018 8:17 AM PDT
Breaking News

Brewers pitcher Josh Hader got BOOED for several minutes in his first road game since his racist and homophobic tweets from seven years ago surfaced.

Hader took the long walk from the bullpen to the mound Thursday night in San Francisco ... and Giants fans greeted him with a loud round of jeers.

Remember ... Josh had to apologize after his old tweets that included "I hate gay people," "White power" and "KKK" were dug up last week.

Milwaukee fans were forgiving ... treating him to a standing O in his return to the Brew Crew's ball park last Saturday.

Clearly -- road fans ain't ready to give him that kind of pass yet.

Tim Tebow Won't Get Mets Call-Up ... Because Of Broken Hand

7/23/2018 10:55 AM PDT
Breaking News

The NY Mets still suck ... and Tim Tebow can't even save them now -- 'cause the ex-NFLer broke his hand this weekend and is likely DONE FOR THE SEASON!!

ESPN reports the Mets minor leaguer broke the hamate bone in his non-throwing right hand while taking some hacks over the weekend and will have surgery on Tuesday to fix it.

It's too bad ... Tim was raking for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies this year -- even making the Eastern League All-Star Game earlier this month.

Send cards and flowers to Timmy's poor mom.

Brewers Pitcher Josh Hader Fans Cheer ... After Racist, Homophobic Tweets

7/22/2018 7:40 AM PDT

Josh Hader -- the MLB All-Star pitcher who just apologized for racist and homophobic tweets -- got a hero's welcome Saturday night in Milwaukee.

Hader hit the mound for the Brewers, pitching against the L.A. Dodgers when people in the stands erupted in cheers and applause.

He came under fire this past week when tweets surfaced in which he said, among other things, "White power," "I hate gay people," and "Hahahahahah yeah to bad I'm f***ing grounded n***** can't do s***."

The tweets were posted when he was 17. He's now 24.

Hader said in his apology, "I was 17 years old and, as a child, I was immature and I obviously said some things that were inexcusable."

The fans clearly didn't seem to mind as they went nuts cheering him on.  

It looks like the peanut gallery may have helped ... The Brewers beat the Dodgers 4 to 2. 

Matt Vasgersian Rips Bachelorette Parties ... On Thursday Night Baseball

7/20/2018 6:56 AM PDT
Breaking News

"Sunday Night Baseball" announcer Matt Vasgersian is under fire for mocking a bachelorette party at Wrigley Field on Thursday -- while on the air -- saying he hates seeing them at MLB ballparks.

"Is there anything more obnoxious than the bachelorette party at the ballpark?" Matt said.

"You're sitting behind like the bridal party -- 'Like, oh my god! We're getting married! Ehhhhhh."

Matt's cohost Jessica Mendoza fired back -- telling him he's wrong and that she would probably have her bachelorette party at a baseball field if she could. 

Matt joked that it's probably better than having the party in Vegas. 

After the game, people went nuts on Twitter -- some people called him sexist. One person took it a little too far.

"Man, I hope Matt Vasgersian gets beat the f*ck up by a group of tipsy bridesmaids. What a gigantic tool."

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