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The first Topps Archives Major League autograph is Charlie Sheen aka “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn

The first Topps Archives Major League autograph is Charlie Sheen

The first 2014 Topps Archives Major League autograph is Charlie Sheen aka “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn and Beckett Media’s Chris Olds has the info here:

http://www.beckett.com/news/2014/04/ricky-vaughn-aka-charlie-sheen-is-first-confirmed-major-league-signer-for-2014-topps-archives/

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Jobu lives? Inside Yahoo’s Major League 25th anniversary package
April 7, 2014, 1:33 pm
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It’s been 25 years since Major League arrived, and Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Oz has three items today that explore the history of my team.

The only real revelation is that the once-thought-missing Jobu is alive and well in the collection of a movie executive — though he looks like he spent a few long days with Sheen where the rum was just the start of things.

Read Finding Jobu here.

What about a new Major League movie? Well, that’s being talked about once again. Read all about it here.

Last but not least, here are 15 things you didn’t know about Major Leaguebut probably did.

I’ve not had a lot of time for things since I moved to England, but it’s good to see there’s plenty of love for my team.



Pick up a copy of Sports Illustrated for my boys …

If you haven’t tracked down the July 4 issue of Sports Illustrated — the annual “Where are They Now?” double issue — then you’re missing out on a whole lot of Major League action.

As in a seven-page feature on the cast and crew recalling moments from the past as reported by Chris Nashawaty.

You can find the story online via the SI website, but you don’t get the full impact without seeing the images and more.

Good job, Nashawaty — that’s reporter I’d not give a big ol’ shitburger to!



I feel like I have seen this before …
June 30, 2011, 1:19 pm
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I dunnnoooooo … have I seen this before?



My 2011 Cleveland Indians season preview
March 2, 2011, 12:19 am
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Remember last year’s bold preview? (Click here for it to pop up in a new window.)

As Yogi once said, it’s deja vu all over again.



The greatest Indians manager of them all, Lou Brown, dies at 70

By Joe L. Brown
For www.youhitlikeshit.com

CLEVELAND — Lou Brown, the gravelly voiced manager who led the Cleveland Indians to their first pennant in more than 40 years in 1988 has died after an ongoing battle with cancer. He was 70.

Brown, whose belief in calisthenics, sound un-flashy glove work and downright loathing of contract squabbles, kept him at the helm of the Toledo Mud Hens for 30 years, was hired for the job by General Manager Charlie Donovan, who had been promoted after the death of owner Donald Phelps.

Un-beknownst to Brown and Donovan, owner Rachel Phelps had intended to produce a team worthy of re-locating to Miami, but it was Brown’s daring managerial style and an eclectic mix of veterans and unknown talent like Willie Mays Hayes, Pedro Cerrano and Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn that led the Indians to the AL East title for the first time since 1954.

Brown’s Tribe defeated the New York Yankees in a playoff game on a bunt by catcher Jake Taylor, which meant the team finished with a 93-70 record in his dream season. Brown told reporters that “there are two or three potential all-stars” on his roster, but it was his managing of that talent that was vital for the Tribe’s success. One example? Brown discovered that Vaughn’s wildness was a result of poor eyesight, propelling the former California Penal Leaguer into one of the game’s greatest success stories.

Brown often admitted that he wasn’t “one for inspirational addresses” and he was known for wasting sports writers’ time when they irked him. One of his great thrills in life was a simple one, grilling burgers.

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Stephen Strasburg can’t beat the Cleveland Indians’ grounds crew

You all know about home-field advantage but I know how good these guys are.

They may not have liked my team, but after Stephen Strasburg‘s struggles on Sunday it’s readily apparent that they don’t like him, either.

— Lou Brown