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MLB Commish Rob Manfred Sox Guilty Of Stealing Signs ... Fined Undisclosed Amount

9/15/2017 2:17 PM PDT
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MLB commish Rob Manfred just dropped the hammer on the Red Sox ... fining the club an "undisclosed amount" of money for stealing signs using banned electronic devices.

Baseball investigators determined the BoSox violated MLB rules by "sending electronic communications from their video replay room to an athletic trainer in the dugout."

While Manfred did not specify the amount of the fine ... he did say the cash would go towards Hurricane Irma relief in Florida.

The Sox weren't the only ones lighter in the wallet ... the commish says he determined the Yankees broke a rule prior to the '17 season, so he fined them also.

The amount ... "lesser undisclosed amount" -- also going to storm relief.

We spoke with Manfred last week in D.C. while he was still conducting the investigation ... and he told us the scandal was just a "reflection of competitive activity between two clubs."

David Ortiz Take Protests Out of the Ballgame Take Banners Out of the Crowd!!!

9/15/2017 12:40 AM PDT

David Ortiz wants to make baseball fun again ... and definitely doesn't think unfurling huge protest banners at the ballpark is the way to do it.

We got Big Papi at LAX Thursday -- the Red Sox legend tells us he's not down with the Boston fans who brought the controversial banner to the game Wednesday night ... even though it was speaking out against racism.

Ortiz suggests making political statements at a game -- no matter what side somebody's on -- are a bad idea because people are always going to get the wrong idea ... so he's against it.

As Papi put it ... "You don't wanna add more s**t to the s**t that is already out there."

FYI ... the 4 fans who brought the banner to Fenway were ejected.

Ex-Dodgers GM Ned Colletti Don't Worry Fans, Everything Is Alright (Yeah Right, Dude)

9/14/2017 10:20 AM PDT

Good news Dodger fans ... the team's epic collapse ain't NOTHING to fret about -- so says ex-GM Ned Colletti, who assured TMZ Sports that everything was A-OK when we got him out in Beverly Hills. 

Okay, so here's the thing -- the Dodgers are in the middle of an EPIC slump, losing 16 out of their last 19, and seeing a 20 game NL West lead shrink down to 9. 

They've won their last 2 though, and we guess that's enough for Colletti to pop some champagne ... 'cause when we found him in the 90210 he told us, and all the fans, to just CHILL.

Whatever you say, Ned.

Darryl Strawberry God Saved Me From Cocaine

9/14/2017 8:56 AM PDT

Darryl Strawberry says there's only one thing that saved him from the despair of drug addiction ... God ... telling TMZ Sports it was the man upstairs who was finally able to pull him from his habit.

We got Straw out in NYC and asked him what finally helped him kick the notorious cocaine addiction that derailed his MLB career, and the World Series champion's answer was simple. 

"My faith, my faith in God, and my wife, Tracy."

Straw chronicles his struggles kicking the white stuff in his new book "Don’t Give Up on Me: Shedding Light on Addiction," but it's clear the former All-Star has his head on straight now.

Even still, he says there's one holy duty that he still won't perform as a man of God, because he's too scared.

Lexy Panterra I WANT Giancarlo Stanton ... For Lifelong Friendship

9/9/2017 12:10 AM PDT

MLB home run leader Giancarlo Stanton is NEVER getting to home plate with pop singer (and twerk queen) Lexy Panterra ... and that's coming DIRECTLY from Lexy, who says the two are just friends.

And they're gonna stay that way ...

We got Lexy at Poppy (NEW HOLLYWOOD HOTSPOT ALERT) and asked her if any of the fake chemistry in their steamy music video could turn real.

That's when she did what MLB pitchers have been avoiding all year -- went right into Giancarlo's zone ... but this time it was his FRIEND ZONE.

Watch the video below, coulda been hot together.

MLB Commish Rob Manfred On BoSox Cheating Claims: They Just Wanna Win!

9/7/2017 12:45 AM PDT

Everybody relax ... MLB commish Rob Manfred says allegations the Red Sox stole signals from the Yankees with an Apple Watch just proves how competitive they are!!!

No, really ... that's what he told us!

We saw the Commish in D.C. this week and asked him about the biggest scandal in baseball -- claims a Red Sox trainer used an Apple Watch to relay Yankees signals to Boston players to give their hitters an advantage. 

"Look, I think it's a reflection of competitive activity between two clubs," Manfred told TMZ Sports ... "I'm sure we'll investigate and reach a resolution that preserves the integrity of the game."

When asked if the Red Sox would forfeit the wins from the games in question, Manfred said, "I'm not gonna talk about potential discipline at this point. We haven't even completed the investigation."

The baseball boss did weigh in on another HUGE impact tech could have on the game -- and he definitely ain't about it ... at least not yet.

Charlie Sheen Reunites with 'Major League' Cast At Real 'Field of Dreams'!

9/3/2017 5:33 PM PDT

Charlie Sheen finally got what he wanted in a "Major League" reunion -- well, sorta -- but with a baseball movie curve ball.

Sheen got together Sunday -- seemingly for the first time in a long time -- with his fellow 'Major League' costars Corbin Bernsen and Tom Berenger for a little baseball softball action at the real-life "Field of Dreams" from the movie of the same name.

Sources close to the event tell TMZ Sports the 3 actors were participating in a celebrity softball game this weekend in Dubuque County, Iowa -- where the field was built -- put on by MAB Celebrity Services. Prince Marketing Group booked Sheen and co.

Some other MLB legends that were there included Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs, Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson, Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith and White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas. U.S. soccer star Hope Solo was there too.

You'll recall ... Charlie told us earlier this year he was positive the 'Major League' cast would get together for a 3rd movie in the franchise. This ain't that just yet, but still ... a good start.

Looks like dreams really do come true, especially when it's your born day. Happy birthday, Charlie!

MLB's Giancarlo Stanton Stars In Erotic Sex Scene ... In Lexy Panterra Video

8/31/2017 12:20 AM PDT

Giancarlo Stanton just hit another one out the park ...

TMZ Sports has a first look at the MLB home run leader like we KNOW you've never seen him before ... as a VIDEO VIXEN ... getting up close and personal -- and damn near naked with Lexy Panterra.

Lexy's twerk vids have gotten millions of views on YouTube (you've seen them) but she's also a budding pop star, and enlisted the slugger for some sexy visuals for her track, "Deep End."

Stanton doesn't do much in the video -- he kinda just lies there (typical), but let's face it, when you're as yoked (and rich) as the Miami Marlins superstar, that's pretty much all you have to do.

BTW -- the chemistry in the video is evident, but we asked, and they're just friends. Although, we honestly can't see why. Now stop reading and enjoy.

XXX Legend Kendra Lust Fires Back at Royals GM Porn Ain't Evil!

8/30/2017 9:33 AM PDT

Kendra Lust has a huge bone to pick with K.C. Royals G.M. Dayton Moore -- claiming the baseball honcho is dead wrong about linking porn to domestic violence. 

Lust -- AVN's reigning "MILF Performer of the Year" award winner -- came out swinging hard against Moore ... claiming she's sick of people blaming adult videos for their problems without a shred of evidence. 

"In all honesty, I think that porn helps keep people's relationships healthy," Lust says. 

"It helps keep [people] safe from maybe going out and being unfaithful to their spouse ... it helped my life a lot."

Lust slams Moore's insinuation that porn is dangerous like booze and drugs as a "cop out" -- and says he needs to support it ... instead of demonizing it. 

MLB's Danny Duffy The Burger King DUI Video (Want Fries with That?)

8/30/2017 6:31 AM PDT

TMZ Sports has obtained video of Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy face-to-face with cops while being popped for DUI in a Burger King drive-thru. 

It all went down in Overland Park, Kansas around 7:35 PM on Sunday evening. The person shooting the video thought it was crazy that someone could get a sobriety test in the BK parking lot -- she had no idea it was the World Series star. 

You can see 6'3" Duffy with the shaved head and the green sweatshirt. 

BK employees told KCTV5 that he ordered a combo meal and some burgers -- but passed out behind the wheel before getting to the pickup window. Cops woke him up and he was cited for DUI before being released to a friend. 

He never got that combo meal. 

KC Royals GM Porn Is Bad for Baseball Players

8/29/2017 5:03 PM PDT
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Hardcore porn will make you a bad baseball player ... this according to KC Royals general manager Dayton Moore

The Royals exec was talking to the media about pitcher Danny Duffy's DUI -- when he was asked if there were "educational protocols" in place to help keep other players out of trouble. 

That's when Moore revealed team programs to educate players about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and porn. 

"We talk about pornography and the effects of what that does to the minds of players and the distractions ... And how that leads to abuse of -- domestic abuse -- to abuse of women."

Moore said the team also discusses how porn impacts relationships.

Moore says the goal is to help his players become better people -- husbands, brothers, teammates. 

[h/t Deadspin]

Danny Duffy KC Royals Pitcher Busted for DUI ... at Burger King

8/29/2017 9:19 AM PDT
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy -- the best pitcher on the team -- was busted for DUI in Kansas on Sunday ... at a Burger King.

Here's what we know ... 28-year-old Duffy was pulled over in Overland Park in his 2015 black Escalade around 7:35 PM and the officer suspected he was driving under the influence. 

But we're told in Kansas, drunk driving doesn't mean you're automatically locked up. An Overland Park city official tells us suspected DUI offenders can be cited and picked up by a friend ... and that's exactly what happened with Duffy. 

The Royals played earlier that day -- and lost -- but Danny didn't play, he was placed on the disabled list on Saturday for an elbow injury. 

He's due back in court on Sept. 19. 

Duffy is a big deal -- he was part of the World Series team in 2015 and signed a 5-year, $65 million extension this past January. 

We reached out to a rep for Duffy who had no comment.

Larry King On Yanks-Tigers Brawl: Haven't Seen That in 50 Years!

8/25/2017 10:07 AM PDT

The Yankees vs Tigers brawl was so crazy ... there hasn't been anything like it in over 50 YEARS -- so says Larry King, who's a HUGE baseball fan.

Larry's seen A LOT of MLB in his day ... and the 83-year-old told TMZ Sports he hasn't witnessed that kind of batter-on-catcher violence since he was a young stud. 

King compared it to a game where a "famous Dodger batter once hit a catcher over the head with his bat" ... but we're pretty sure he meant the 1965 classic where Dodgers catcher John Roseboro took a bat to the dome courtesy of Giants superstar Juan Marichal.

Larry pulled another gem out of the archives for us -- a Cubs vs. Dodgers brawl during BP. We did some digging ... and that one happened waaay back in '46.

But enough with the old school ... Larry got his son, Chance -- a White Sox prospect -- to weigh in on who started Thursday's base-brawl ... and the kid brought the heat!

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