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MLB Great Tim Hudson My Son Isn't Allowed To Pitch ... My Wife Won't Let Him

4/29/2017 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hope ex-MLB pitcher Tim Hudson doesn't have dreams of watching his son strike out major leaguers like he used to, cause his wife made it clear to TMZ Sports, SHE AIN'T HAVING IT.

Tim and the fam were out at The Ivy when we asked the brood if there were any future baseball players in the bunch ... to which Tim said yes, and pointed to his son, 12-year-old Kade.

Hudson told us Kade was a catcher for now and wasn't pitching "yet," and that's when wife Kim jumped in and said "yet" is a day that will NEVER come, 'cause she can't go through loving another hurler.

Very clear who wears the baseball pants in the family now.

Joe Mixon Drafted By Bengals in 2nd Round

4/28/2017 5:47 PM PDT
Breaking News

Joe Mixon has found an NFL home.

The Cincinnati Bengals selected the ex-Oklahoma star in the 2nd round of the Draft Friday night -- 48th overall -- despite the running back's troubled past.

Mixon wasn't invited to the NFL combine after video was released showing him brutalizing a female student back in 2014 ... but many experts predicted he could be picked as high as the 2nd round, or fall off the board completely.

Mixon and the female student met privately last week and settled her lawsuit she had filed against him, both agreeing to move past the situation.

The Bengals clearly believe Mixon has made the correct adjustments to take a chance on him this high in the draft.

Jeb Bush Marlins Deal Isn't Done Yet ... But I Love Jeter!

4/28/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't pop the champagne just yet ... Jeb Bush tells TMZ Sports he and Derek Jeter haven't officially closed the deal to buy the Miami Marlins -- though he seems confident.

It was reported earlier this week that Bush and Jeter won the auction for the MLB team -- but MLB Commish Rob Manfred says that's not true ... there's at least one other bidder in play. 

So, when we saw Jeb at Reagan National Airport on Thursday, we had to ask him about the deal and he told us, "It's not done yet."

He also praised Jeter as a "phenomenal guy."

We also asked which one of his brothers would get the better tickets if he gets the team, but Jeb made it clear he's not ready to count his chickens just yet ... 

Seattle Mariners Manager Makes Good On 10 Run Bet ... With Dope Chain Photo

4/24/2017 8:59 AM PDT

Here's Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais making good on a challenge to his players ... and making a case for coolest MLB manager around.

Servais told his guys that if they scored 10 or more runs against the Oakland A's he would reward them by sportin' a swagged out travel outfit -- complete with some of the players' chains.

The Mariners went out and won the game 11-1 ... and Scott proved he's a man of his word, donning some very swagged out neck decoration.

Get it, Skipper.

Joe Torre I'm Rooting for Derek Jeter ... But I Won't Manage for Him

4/21/2017 6:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joe Torre says he truly believes Derek Jeter will an incredible MLB owner -- but he's adamant he WON'T take a job managing #2's team if he calls.

The ex-NY Yankees manager was hosting an event for the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation -- which helps kids exposed to domestic violence at home -- when we talked about Jeter's bid to buy the Miami Marlins.

It's clear Jeter has Torre's full support -- with Joe calling him a "class act."

When asked if he thinks Jeter has any desire to be an owner/manager -- Joe shot that down saying, "I don't think he wants to put the uniform on."

We also asked if he felt his former Yankees captain, Don Mattingly, belongs in the Hall of Fame. Not only does Joe give a thumbs-up to that ... but says Donny Baseball could have been one of the greatest players EVER if he coulda stayed healthy.

Jackie Robinson Wife, Kids and Dodger Legends ... to Attend Statue Unveiling

4/12/2017 11:41 AM PDT
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Jackie Robinson's wife and children are among the special guests committed to attend the statue ceremony at Dodger Stadium this weekend honoring the MLB legend ... the team says. 

Rachel Robinson, along with Jackie's daughter, Sharon, and son, David, will be front and center on Saturday ... the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking MLB’s color barrier on April 15, 1947.The 10 foot tall bronze statue will be the very first one installed at Dodger Stadium. The first 40,000 fans will receive a smaller replica.

Several Dodgers legends will also be in attendance including Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda, Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe and Dodgers owner Magic Johnson

The Dodgers play the Diamondbacks that day. Someone better try to steal home.

Martha Stewart Jinxes Yankees No-Hitter

4/10/2017 12:01 PM PDT
Breaking News

NY Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was on the verge of throwing a no-hitter Monday ... until Martha Stewart ruined it.

Pineda was perfect through 6 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays -- and at the top of the 7th inning, Stewart decided to tweet about. 

"It's top of the seventh here at yankee stadium and the Yankees are pitching a perfect game versus the Tampa rays."

YOU JINXED IT, MARTHA!!!! NEVER TALK ABOUT A NO-HITTER!!

Two batters later, Evan Longoria got a hit and broke up the no-no.

Martha. Martha. Martha.

Ex-MLB Star Otis Nixon Missing ... Cops Say

4/10/2017 5:58 AM PDT
Breaking News

Former MLB star Otis Nixon -- who played 17 years in the big leagues -- has gone missing, cops say ... and officials are hoping the public can help find him.

The 58-year-old was last seen leaving his home in Woodstock, Georgia in a 2011 gray Range Rover to play golf ... but never got to the course.

Officials are clearly concerned and have asked anyone with information to call police immediately. 

Nixon has a troubled past ... including a cocaine arrest back in 2013 and a very bizarre incident in 2015 when cops say he let a 16-year-old drive a rental car taken out in his name that had weed inside. 

He was arrested for contributing to delinquency of a minor.

Derek Jeter Gets MLB Ownership Blessing ... from Steinbrenner Fam

4/8/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There will be no bad blood between the Yankees and Derek Jeter if #2 becomes an owner of a rival MLB team ... this according to George Steinbrenner IV.

GS4 is the son of Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner and the grandson of the late George Steinbrenner, he also owns an Indy racing team.

So, when we saw George in town for the Long Beach Grand Prix we had to ask how the family felt about a pinstripe legend like Jeter flirting with becoming an owner of the Miami Marlins.

"He's always expressed interest in being a team owner," Steinbrenner said ... "So I don't think there will be any bad blood there."

He added, "I want him to be happy and do what he wants to do."

Frank Thomas Call from President Obama 'Made My Life'

4/6/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Frank Thomas says one of the best moments of his entire life is the time he got a phone call from President Obama on his cell phone ... right before he was inducted into the Hall of Fame!

The Big Hurt -- co-host of "MLB Whiparound" on FS1 -- says he and Obama had crossed paths before since Barack is a huge White Sox fan and Frank is one the greatest White Sox players ever! 

Thomas tells the story of how the call went down in 2014 ... and why it "made my life."

Chipper Jones My Knees Are Shot ... Can't Even Play Softball

4/5/2017 6:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Chipper Jones says his knees took so much punishment during his Hall of Fame baseball career, he can't even play in an adult softball league these days.

The 44-year-old spent 19 years in the Bigs -- and tells TMZ Sports he underwent SEVEN knee surgeries.

"My knees are shot man," Jones says ... while explaining why he won't join a rec team.

We already knew about 3 operations on a torn ACL in left knee (2010), torn meniscus in right knee (2011) torn meniscus in left knee (2012) ... but no word on the other 4 procedures.

Still, Jones was in a good mood when we got him and even told us if he thinks Barry Bonds will make Cooperstown one day.

Adriana Lima & Matt Harvey Night On the Town with Hot Chick ... THIS is Fantasy Baseball!!

4/1/2017 9:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mets superstar Matt Harvey was on the verge of a perfect game Friday night -- no other way to describe a night out with your smokeshow gf, Adriana Lima, and her also hot girlfriend!

Matt and the Victoria's Secret hottie looked like they were painting the town ... doing dinner and the club scene in NYC. The pitcher turned 28 earlier in the week, but just got back from Spring Training -- so this could have been his bday celebration.

If it was it looks like Adriana brought the perfect gift. C'mon ... reality or not, Matt's smile kinda says what he was thinking.

In any event, looks like the start (or ending) of a great night for baseball's Dark Knight.

Magic Johnson's Daughter No Dating 'L.A. Dodger Boys' ... Dad Won't Like It!

3/30/2017 8:33 AM PDT

Magic Johnson has a rule when it comes to dating his daughter ... NO DODGERS ALLOWED!

Of course, Magic is a co-owner of the MLB team -- and his daughter, Elisa, says he's not a fan of her mixing business with pleasure.

In fact, when it comes to dating -- "He's a no-go on the athletes and Dodger players."

Don't worry, plenty of fish in the sea ... like the Marlins.

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