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Author: Shawn Anderson

Kaitlin Olson as Randy Johnson is Everything

Fact…for as long as there has been TV, there have been Halloween-themed shows. That said, Tuesday night’s episode of “The Mick” knocked the trope out of the park. Yes, that is the always hilarious Kaitlin Olson, donning her best mustache and mullet, dressed as Hall of Famer Randy Johnson. But, more impressive, is Olson’s co-star Carla Jimenez as fellow lefty Fernando Valenzuela. Suffice it to say…Twitter was loving it! That’s it, badass Randy Johnson is totally going to be my Halloween costume this year. Thanks, #TheMick — seriously though (@modrealness) October 18, 2017 Mickey is a pretty good Randy...

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MISSING: Ken Griffey Junior’s Bat

Throughout his 22-year big league career, pitchers did everything they could to try and get the bat out of Ken Griffey Junior’s hands. Little did they know, all it would take is a hacksaw. Tuesday, Seattle Mariners fans noticed something odd…the bigger-than-life statue of their bigger-than-life superstar was missing the bat that helped him hit 630 home runs. BREAKING: Someone has stolen Ken Griffey Junior’s bat outside Safeco Field: @Mariners #Seattle @KING5Seattle @SeattlePD pic.twitter.com/9I2QeJLmjA — Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) October 18, 2017 Junior was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2016. This past April, the Mariners unveiled his statue...

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Fans Want Red Sox to Replace “Sweet Caroline”

After the Houston Astros ended the Boston Red Sox season, fans of the American League East champs started calling for change. First, it was a cry for the team to get rid of manager John Farrell. Boston obliged a couple days later. Now, fans want their beloved BoSox to give their unofficial anthem the boot. That’s right…following the Red Sox loss last Monday, a petition surfaced over at change.org demanding Boston ditch “Sweet Caroline” in favor of the Tom Petty hit “I Won’t Back Down”. Apparently, like the team, it’s time to embrace their youth. “It’s a new era...

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The HOVG Podcast: Ted Giannoulas

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by their old friend, Ted Giannoulas. The man behind the beak talks to the boys about growing up a baseball fan in Canada, reveals why he never shows his face, dishes on the hardest (and easiest) players to work with, shares what current mascot he thinks is doing it right, answers the dreaded NSFW question and discloses how much longer he can perform as The Famous San Diego Chicken. Also…could a memoir be in the works? Listen now! (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES:...

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Indians Fan Starts GoFundMe to Remove Tattoo

I’m sure it seemed like a good thing at the time, but, as the saying goes…all good things must come to an end. Inspired by the Cleveland Indians sixth-straight failed effort to close out a playoff game, Tribe fan David Allen is asking for help in getting rid of his Chief Wahoo tattoo. Following Cleveland’s loss Wednesday night, Allen started an online fundraiser, hoping to raise the money necessary to rid the toothy, red-faced visage from his body. “As a dumb 18-year-old, I had no idea the logo represented a white man’s twisted view of a Native American,” the...

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Nationals Seek Divine Intervention

Following their Game Four win over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night, the Washington Nationals have brought in some heavy hitters for the series finale. Thursday, the team enlisted priest Father Steve to come out to the park and bless their bats. Pulling out all the stops #Nats priest Father Steve blessing the bats for Game 5 #Nats #Whateverittakes pic.twitter.com/43osp1ZcQh — F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) October 12, 2017 Should Father Steve’s call get answered, this will be the Nationals first trip to the NLCS since moving to the nation’s capital in 2005. The team last played in the NLCS in 1981...

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