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Tommy Lasorda

Nods Off at Hot Burlesque Show

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2/20/2015 1:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0222015_tommy_lasorda_launch_v2L.A. Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda sat front row for a smokin' hot burlesque show at an L.A. blues club Thursday night ... but he wasn't gettin' off ... he was nodding off.

It all went down at Harvelle's Blues Club in Santa Monica ... where a dancer named Miss Dakota set the stage on fire in front of Tommy and several of his friends. 

We're told Tommy's wife was not at the club -- but she had nothing to worry about because Lasorda was more interested in talking with his friends and taking the occasional nap than ogling the talent. 

Tommy hasn't let his age keep him from hitting the club scene -- the 87-year-old hit up Bootsy Bellows nightclub on the Sunset Strip back in April. 

#legend

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Alex Rodriguez

I'M SORRY I CHEATED

... Again

2/17/2015 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0217_alex-rodriguez_getty_2Alex Rodriguez is begging for Yankees fans to forgive him ... again ... penning a handwritten apology in which he "take[s] full responsibility" for pumping himself full of performance-enhancing drugs. 

In the letter, addressed "To the Fans" ... A-Rod says, "I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season."

0217-WITHOUT-SWIPE-alex-rodriguez-apology-letter-SUB-TWITTER-01"I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To Major league baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association, and you, the fans, I can only say I'm sorry."

He adds, "I accept that many of you will not believe my apology or anything that I say at this point. I understand why and that's on me."

"I'm ready to put this chapter behind me and play some ball."

FYI -- Rodriguez first confessed to juicing in 2009 ... saying he used steroids in 2001, 2002 and 2003. 

Then in 2013, MLB investigated Rodriguez again ... and found he was using PEDs. He was ultimately suspended for the entire 2014 season. 

Johnny Damon

My Wife's Pregnant ...

With Our 7th Kid!!!

2/17/2015 6:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021715_johnny_damon_launchBig news for Johnny Damon ... the baseball star just told TMZ Sports his wife is pregnant with BABY #7!!!!

Damon was out in NYC for the "Celebrity Apprentice" finale when he broke the news ... telling us his wife Michelle is knocked up! 

FYI -- Damon started having kids back in '99 when his first wife Angela gave birth to twins. 

He married Michelle in '2004 ... they had a daughter in '07 ... another daughter in '08 ... twins (again!) in '12 ... and now she's with child again! 

Damon clearly LOVES being a father -- and even had some retirement advice for Derek Jeter ... start procreating!!! 

Congrats! 

Vida Guerra

Hey Derek Jeter ...

I'm the Hottest GF You Ever Had

2/10/2015 8:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0210_vida_guerra_sexy_thong_bikini_launchBefore Hannah Davis ... Minka Kelly ... Jessica Biel, Alba, Minnillo, Lima, etc. ... there was Vida Guerra -- and now she's on a mission to prove she's Derek Jeter's hottest ex.

Guerra (40) -- who shot to fame as an ass model -- tells TMZ Sports she respects Hannah Davis (24) and likes her S.I. Swimsuit Edition cover, but wanted to "respond" with a sexy shoot of her own. 

Hence the photos you see before you.

"Hannah is Derek's type for sure, he's always liked tall girls ... but she was like seven when him and I dated," Guerra says. 

"Curves are in -- and I have all of those."

#Truth

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Derek Jeter

Escapes East Coast Blizzard ...

Bringing Back Ripped Jeans

1/27/2015 7:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
012715_derek_jeter_launch_v2While most of the East Coast was hunkering down in the blizzard, NY Yankees legend Derek Jeter wasn't even rockin' a coat -- strollin' around Bev Hills in a pair of ripped jeans like it was '86 all over again. 

Jeter's out in L.A. (we're told he's taking meetings with some Hollywood people) -- and Monday night we ran into #2 on his way out of Mastro's Steakhouse. 

FYI -- apparently, distressed jeans are "in" ... at least according to GQ and Women's Wear Daily, which recently published an article saying: 

"After a few years of dark denim dominance, it's only natural that distressed denim would reenter the game with rips and tears galore."

Def Leppard is so happy right now ... 

Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo

Drops $85k ...

To Pimp Out $84k Porsche

1/25/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
012315_rusney_castillo_porsche_launch_v3Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo only came over from Cuba a few months ago, but he's already BALLIN' OUT like an American ... dropping $85,000 to trick out his $84,000 Porsche!!!

Castillo took his 2014 Avorza Porsche 911 Turbo to Alex Vega and the guys at the Auto Firm in Miami with the following marching orders -- MAKE IT AWESOME!

So what do you get for all that money? Vega says he and his crew took the entire car apart piece by piece to paint it "Snow White" ... then added detailing in red and black, Castillo's favorite colors.

Vega gutted the interior as well to put in red and black leather seats. Watch the video though for the highlight ... a custom grill with Castillo's #38 in lights. There's even a #38 light that shines on the road when he opens the doors.

Castillo signed with the Sox last year for $72.5 million ... so he's not struggling to make payments.

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Homeless Man

Found Guilty

Of Killing Homeless Ex-MLB Player

1/15/2015 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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The man who stabbed a former MLB player to death has been convicted of 2nd degree murder in a L.A. courtroom ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Rod Craig -- who played 4 seasons in the league back in the early '80s -- was living on the streets back in 2013 ... when he tried to stay at a homeless encampment but was turned away by other transients. 

According to investigators, 55-year-old Craig tried to kick a dog as he left the encampment ... infuriating several people who chased after him and attacked ... with one of attackers stabbing Craig in the chest. 

The man who wielded the knife, 33-year-old Billy Morales, was convicted of 2nd degree murder and now faces 16 years to life in state prison.

Red Sox Owner

I'M NOT MAD AT JOHNNY DAMON

... 'Nothing But Respect'

1/13/2015 12:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0113_John-Henry_johnny_damon_getty_2Boston Red Sox owner John Henry tells TMZ Sports ... he's got NO GRUDGE against Johnny Damon for leaving the team for the Yanks back in 2005 ... despite Johnny suggesting there was lingering beef between the two. 

As we previously reported, Damon told Donald Trump he didn't hit up Henry for a donation during a fundraising task on this week's "Celebrity Apprentice" because they weren't exactly on speaking terms after the whole contract situation from '05. 

But Henry tells us he has absolutely NO ill will toward Damon -- saying, "I have nothing but respect personally for Johnny."

Henry continued, "He accomplished a great deal in Boston and will always be welcome at Fenway."

So, seems Trump was right ... maybe Johnny shoulda hit Henry up for a donation after all.

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Johnny Damon

I'm Not On Speaking Terms

with Red Sox Owner

1/13/2015 7:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
011315_johnny_damon_launchIt's been nearly a decade since the break-up, but it seems like still some bad blood between Johnny Damon and Boston Red Sox owner John Henry ... with Johnny saying they're still not on speaking terms. 

Damon shed some light on the situation on last night's "Celebrity Apprentice" -- when Donald Trump asked why Damon didn't try to ask Henry for money during a fundraising competition. 

Long story short ... Damon says he's not sure they still "love" him out in Beantown and says he hasn't spoken with Henry in a while. 

Then there was this exchange ... 

Trump: "I think you'd be able to call John Henry. He'd give you whatever you want."
Damon: "He did not do that back in 2005. So ..." 

Sad.

MLB Star Justin Upton

BALLER WEDDING

With Celeb Wedding Singer!

1/11/2015 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
0111-justin-upton-wedding-MAIN-TMZ_SPORTS-01San Diego Padres superstar Justin Upton is officially a married man -- and the party was INSANE ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The 27-year-old superstar (who's finishing up a $50 million contract) tied the knot to longtime GF Ashley Borror Saturday night at a fancy L.A. hotel and spared no expense.

The bar? Top shelf booze ... the well scotch was Macallan 18!
The smokes? Guy had a box of Cubans for anyone who wanted to puff away.
The entertainment? BRIAN MCKNIGHT ... and we're told he KILLED IT!

0111-justin-upton-wedding-reception-b-mcknight-SUB-TMZ_SPORTS-01Tons of famous people were at the event ... including Justin's baseball star brother BJ Upton and Justin's ex-teammate Dan Uggla.

Mazel!

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Pedro Martinez

My Jheri Curl Was 'Amazing'

Hope It's On My Hall-Of-Fame Plaque

1/7/2015 12:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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It was one of the most famous jheri curls in the history of sports ... which is why Pedro Martinez tells TMZ Sports he HOPES his luscious locks will be enshrined on his Hall of Fame plaque. 

The 3-time Cy Young winner was at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC when asked about the all-important image that will be on display in Cooperstown when he's inducted later this year. 

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Martinez says his hair defined him -- and he was damn proud of it. 

He also gave us some H.O.F. advice about to keep your jehri curl as wondrous as his ... you gotta watch this clip, it'll make your soul glow! 

'Antiques Roadshow'

1870s Baseball Cards Found In NYC

... Worth $1 Million!

1/7/2015 8:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Screw your 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card ... an old woman from Boston just learned her family's been sitting on a MILLION DOLLAR baseball card stash for more than 100 years! 

The woman -- who has not revealed her name -- went on PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" with a bunch of cards and memorabilia she inherited from her great-great-grandmother.  

Turns out,  the booty was a collection of ultra-rare baseball cards featuring the 1871 Boston Red Stockings. The woman also had autographs from some of the players. 

One of the cards featured George Wright -- the biggest superstar in the sport at the time. He was ultimately inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  

0107_Rare-baseball-card-collection_PBS_SUB_2"Roadshow" appraisers valued the collection at $1 million. 

The woman says she found the collection just sitting in a desk drawer ... "I ran across it one day and decided I'd like to have it, not realizing at all what it was worth."

FYI -- your Griffey rookie's worth about ten bucks. Sorry.

Jose Canseco

Gunshot Finger Making Incredible Recovery

... Says Ex

12/28/2014 9:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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The finger Jose Canseco SHOT OFF HIS HAND is almost as good as new ... so says the MLB star's ex-wife who just showed TMZ Sports some pretty gnarly never-before-seen pics of Jose's progress.

Jessica Canseco was leaving 1 Oak in Hollywood when she admitted she told Jose to have the finger amputated after he put a bullet through the digit back in October.

But fortunately Jose didn't take her advice ... and now Jessica says he's on his way to one of the most miraculous recoveries she's ever seen -- thanks to an insane surgical procedure involving a piece of Jose's hip bone!!! 

Check out the clip -- Jessica not only gives the medical update ... but shows off graphic pics of Jose's hand just weeks after the accident.

Better put your food down for this one ...

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