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2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Fat Chipper Jones
deadspin.com Updated Jan 3, 2013
He showed up for spring training looking like a fat ass. His fatness touched off a debate about whether he was fat. Eventually, Fat Chipper himself chewed the fat, and soon there was no denying what everyone else could see. He tried masking it. He found…Upvote Share Tweet
The Braves might not use ‘screaming savage’ on batting practice caps after allyahoo.com Updated Jan 3, 2013A public-relations backlash against the Atlanta Braves reportedly has them reconsidering using the "screaming savage" Native American caricature on their batting practice caps for 2013. Paul Lukas of ESPN's Uniwatch, which recently broke what …Upvote Share Tweet
A heartwarming tale about friendship and a 60-year-old minor-league baseball cardyahoo.com Updated Jan 3, 2013George Owen III never became a baseball superstar. After getting a late start to his career, the outfielder spent four seasons in the Boston Braves' minor-league organization before hanging up his equipment to pursue an accounting job. But despite never…Upvote Share Tweet
Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversaryJan 3As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.
2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card RoundJan 3With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
Mike James to sign with Texas Legends of D-League, sources sayJan 3In an attempt to convince the Dallas Mavericks that he can help them, veteran point guard Mike James is joining the D-League's Texas Legends in time for Saturday's game against Tulsa, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsJan 3One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews