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Miguel Tejada FL Home Burglarized ... Suspect Arrested

6/26/2017 8:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news, good news for ex-MLB superstar Miguel Tejada ...

Bad News -- someone broke into Tejada's Ft. Lauderdale home and jacked thousands of dollars worth of expensive belongings.

Good News -- Cops have arrested the suspect and Tejada should get his stuff back. 

Here's what we know ... Tejada had been spending a TON of time in the Dominican Republic, as he's relocating his family. 

Officials says a 60-year-old man who was house-sitting next door noticed that no one was checking in on Tejada's home and saw an opportunity to jack all the fancy stuff that was still inside. 

Michael Jones, attorney for the Tejadas, says officials believe the suspect, Mark Parker, systematically took more than $10,000 in belongings over a period of 3 months.

Sources connected to Tejada tell us the number could be as high as $500,000. They're still tallying up the missing items.

Sources connected to the situation tell us the loot allegedly includes expensive designer shoes, signed jerseys, MLB trophies, musical instruments, patio furniture and more.

Cops tracked down Parker and arrested him for burglary and grand theft. He's since been released from custody.

We're told Tejada and his wife are PISSED and want the suspect prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

MLB's Brian Wilson: The Beard Is Dead ... Probably

6/26/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

R.I.P. Brian Wilson's luscious, strong, beautiful beard ... 'cause the MLB pitcher says his face-warmer is officially gone forever.

Probably. 

The ex-SF Giants/Dodgers fireballer was lookin' all jacked in L.A. this week -- sippin' on a blender full of  a healthy-lookin' drink -- when we noticed his face was much more bare than we were used to. 

FYI, Wilson's reportedly attempting an MLB comeback as a knuckleballer. 

And by the look of his stubble, the beard is also trying to make a comeback. 

Fingers crossed for both.

Cody Bellinger Could Win MVP As a Rookie ... Says Ex-World Series Champ

6/21/2017 11:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Forget Rookie of the Year -- Cody Bellinger already has MVP chops ... so says L.A. Dodgers analyst/former Dodger Jerry Hairston.

"He is a legit MVP candidate," Hairston told TMZ Sports before Tuesday night's game at Dodger Stadium ... a 12-0 L.A. blowout that saw Bellinger slug home run #22 (his 10th in 10 games!).

Hairston knows what he's talking about -- he played in the bigs from '98 to '13 and won a World Series with the Yankees in 2009.

As for Bellinger ... he's on the most torrid HR pace for a rookie EVER ... pretty insane considering the kid started the season in the minors.

Hairston -- a third-gen MLBer -- told us he's "never seen a start to a career like this."

Even Cody's dad, a three-time World Series champ, can't believe what he's seeing.

MLB's Addison Russell Wife Filing For Divorce ... Won't Talk To MLB Investigators

6/21/2017 11:00 AM PDT
Breaking News

Chicago Cubs star Addison Russell's wife is filing for divorce ... just 2 weeks after the MLB opened a domestic violence investigation against the All-Star infielder.

Melisa Russell had addressed the split on Instagram earlier this month ... hinting infidelity was the problem. Melisa's friend later commented on the post, claiming Russell had "mentally and physically" abused his wife. The league took notice and launched an investigation.

Melisa's lawyers released a statement saying she will not speak with investigators about the claims ... and hopes to find a resolution in the best interest of their 1-year-old son.

Russell adamantly denies the accusations, calling them "false and hurtful" ... and has not been officially punished by the Cubs or MLB.

Cody Bellinger's Dad Damn Right I'm Proud!

6/17/2017 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cody Bellinger is having such an insane rookie year with the Dodgers, his own father can barely believe the numbers ... but tells TMZ Sports, "It's really fun to watch."

We spoke with ex-MLB player Clay Bellinger -- who won 3 World Series during his pro baseball run -- and he tells us he's incredibly proud of his boy. 

FYI, Cody has already blasted 18 home runs -- more than anyone else in the league since he was called up on April 25th. He's currently tied for 5th overall in HRs. 

Ya gotta hear Clay gush about Cody's meteoric rise. It's awesome. Plus, Clay reveals the Dodgers legend who's really gone out of his way to help the kid. 

NY Yankees Aaron Judge Rocks 'Sandlot' Inspired Shirt ... Sales Skyrocket

6/13/2017 4:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

YOU'RE KILLIN' ME JUDGE!!! 

Actually, NY Yankees star Aaron Judge is murdering sales records for a shirt company -- after he rocked a 'Sandlot' inspired button-up ... and they started flying off the shelves. 

After the Yanks beat the Orioles on Saturday, Judge sported "The Great Hambino" shirt to address the media in the locker room ... and people went crazy for  his outfit. 

In fact, we spoke with the owner of the clothing company, RSVLTS, who tells us Sunday was the company's best sales day ever -- they sold more than TWICE as many shirts  as usual (and usual is 100s of units). 

Long story short ... Judge is just as hot in the fashion world as he is at the plate. 

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge Hits Record Long Home Run ... At 496 Feet, Gooooodbye!

6/11/2017 1:23 PM PDT

The New York Yankees are lucky to have Aaron Judge on their squad, 'cause he hits 490-plus-foot home runs ... like this. 

The Yankee Outfielder and bonafied slugger hit a BOMB Sunday against Orioles pitcher Logan Verrett in the bottom of the 6th inning at Yankee Stadium ... taking the righty deep at a whopping 496 feet. 

It's apparently the longest HR ESPN has recorded since 2009, and certainly the longest in the MLB this year. He's got 21 home runs for the 2017 season so far.

Judge is having a helluva week. He knocked out the hardest hit home run of the season earlier this week at 121 mph. See ya!

Cubs Star Addison Russell Denies Domestic Violence Claims

6/8/2017 2:10 PM PDT
Breaking News

Chicago Cubs star Addison Russell is strongly denying accusations of domestic violence against his wife ... calling the claims "false and hurtful" in a statement Thursday.

Melisa -- Russell's wife of 1 year -- posted a pic on Instagram Wednesday hinting the couple had split due to infidelity. Melisa's close friend went one step further, commenting Russell had "mentally and physically" abused his wife ... sparking an MLB investigation, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

But Russell is adamant he's done nothing wrong, saying “Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful. For the well-being of my family, I’ll have no no further comment.”

The Cubs have also addressed the allegations, saying they are following the league's protocol and will fully cooperate as they gather all the facts. Russell will be benched for Thursday's game against the Rockies to "allow him to work through this matter."

John McCain Blames Diamondbacks for Weird Comey Questioning

6/8/2017 12:15 PM PDT
Breaking News

John McCain says he has a perfectly good excuse for that bizarre line of questioning during the Comey hearing Thursday ... he watched too much baseball the night before.

Twitter has been exploding with people mocking the 80-year-old AZ senator for strangely bringing up the Hillary Clinton investigation while everyone else wanted answers on Russia and Trump

McCain accused Comey of applying a double standard by closing the Clinton investigation while leaving the Trump inquiry open. Comey's explanation was that the Clinton investigation ran its course while the Trump investigation had barely started when Trump fired him.

This seemed a rational explanation for everyone in the room, except for McCain who seemed baffled.

Now, McCain has issued a statement trying to explain (and also poking fun at himself) ... saying:

"I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's heads. Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games."

For the record, the D-Backs played the Padres Wednesday night ... and won 7-4. 

MLB's Luis Gonzalez On Saving Woman from Burning Car 'We Jumped Into Action'

6/6/2017 4:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

World Series hero Luis Gonzalez became a REAL-LIFE hero when he pulled a woman out of a burning car last week -- and now he's telling his story to TMZ Sports.

Gonzo -- who famously got the winning hit in the 2001 World Series for the Diamondbacks -- was driving to dinner in Paradise Valley, AZ on Friday when he saw a head-on collision. 

The ex-MLB star says he jumped out of his car and right into action -- pulling a disoriented and injured elderly woman from her car as one of the vehicles burst into flames. 

"I told her the car behind me was starting to catch on fire, that we needed to get her out."

The story is incredible. Props to Gonzo and all of the emergency responders. 

Yankees Stud Aaron Judge Secret Broadway Superfan

6/6/2017 6:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NY Yankees mega-slugger Aaron Judge ... loves musicals!!! 

The power-hitting rookie was at CC & Amber Sabathia's PitCCh In Foundation charity event in NYC Monday night when we asked the one thing NY newbies should do when they get to the Big Apple.

His answer -- BROADWAY!!!

The 6'7" superstar even has a favorite play ... and says he keeps some of the songs on his playlist. 

See, Meryl Streep -- sports and the arts CAN co-exist!

New York Mets Mr. Met Fired After Flipping Off Fans

6/1/2017 6:35 AM PDT
Breaking News

The New York Mets have FIRED Mr. Met and apologized after their beloved mascot was caught giving fans the one-finger salute during Wednesday's game.

A fan captured the encounter as Mr. Met headed into the tunnel during the 7th inning -- claiming he was just trying to get a high 5 -- but got only 1 digit in return.

The Mets called it an "inappropriate action," and issued an apology saying "we do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally."

The team later confirmed that the person wearing the costume Wednesday night has been canned from the position.

One thing to note: Mr. Met -- who only has 4 digits on each hand -- doesn't actually have a middle finger. But yeah ... we get the point.

Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar Apologizes For Gay Slur 'Not Who I Am'

5/18/2017 11:58 AM PDT
Breaking News

1:42 PM PT -- The MLB and Blue Jays have suspended Pillar for two games. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar is apologizing for using the homophobic f-word in a verbal attack on a Braves pitcher during Wednesday's game ... saying, "This is not who I am."

Pillar mouthed the word to Jason Motte after he struck out during the 7th inning. Both teams stormed the field but miraculously, it didn't get violent.

Now, Pillar is owning up to hurling the horrible slur -- "[By using that word], I had just helped extend the use of a word that has no place in baseball, in sports or anywhere in society today."

"I'm completely and utterly embarrassed and feel horrible to have put the fans, my teammates and the Blue Jays organization in this position."

Pillar says he personally apologized to Motte -- but wants to reach out to the LBGTQ community and express his regrets for the "lack of respect" he displayed during the game.

"This is not who I am and will use this as an opportunity to better myself."

The MLB is investigating the incident to determine any possible punishment.

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