Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween!

Here's Hot Baseball Wife Hall of Famer Kim DeJesus getting ready to pass out candy to all the Trick or Treaters...

Monday, October 29, 2012


All you need to know...

Sophie Turner Tweeted her Halloween costume...

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Game 3: Giants 2 - Tigers 0
Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum made Detroit batters look silly. Hang on to your hats because San Francisco's ace is on the bump tonight - Matt Cain vs Max Scherzer at 8:07 PM

The sad thing is, aside from Justin Verlander, Detroit pitching has been good. Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez both pitched great games.
The Tigers defense is lackluster and their hitting is MIA.
Last night featured the second worse big league at-bat I have ever witnessed.
In Quintin Berry's third at-bat he looked like exactly what he is - someone who does not belong at the major league level.
The ONLY at-bat that I've ever seen that was more pathetic was a few years back when Bartolo Colon was with the Red Sox and had to grab a bat vs the Cubs in Wrigley Field. Dude swung three times, spun around 360 degrees and lost his batting helmet!
This cat has been stellar...

There was an interesting article in Saturday's Detroit Free Press about the Tigers 1984 World Series Championship.
Tom Giftos, who is NOW the president of National Coney Island, was a high school senior who painted tiger stripes on his face and joined the fan swarm on Tiger Stadium's field after Detroit beat San Diego. Giftos was photographed while bare-chested with two police officers holding him by the arms and a piece of ballpark sod draped over his head. Giftos attended the game with school buddy Frank Germack III, now owner of Germack Pistachio in Detroit; they sat along the first base line 20 rows back. The pair summoned "enough bravado to vault over the fence" and stormed the field, where stationed police were quickly overwhelmed and outnumbered. Giftos remembers reaching down toward the turf, following someone else's lead, and grabbing the grass to pull it loose. He lost his shirt, he said, by wriggling away from the grasps of multiple police officers.

Anyone who remembers the 1984 championship will vividly recall the most famous depiction of Detroit after the Tigers captured the title - Kenneth (Bubba) Helms, hoisting a Tigers pennant in front of a burning police car at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. Good 'ol Bubba died in 2001 in Tennessee of an intentional drug overdose due to depression...

Here's the newest pic of JV's girlfriend. Kate Upton posted this on Twitter from her latest shoot with V Magazine...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012


You all witnessed what went down in Game 1.
Barry Zito out-pitched Justin Verlander.
Kung Fu Panda cranked 3 dingers! Pablo Sandoval joined Babe Ruth , Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players to hit 3 homers in a World Series game! The Giants smoked the Tigers 8-3.

[These AWESOME designs - as well as the previous #RallyZito, #RallyVogey and #RallyCain grahic designs - that have been featured in the HBWHOF are the work of The City Graphics]

Tonight: Doug Fister vs Madison Bumgarner at 8:07 PM

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Tonight at 8:07 PM - World Series Game 1 - Justin Verlander vs Barry Zito
from AT&T Park.
Your starting lineups:
Detroit Tigers

Austin Jackson CF
Omar Infante 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young LF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Avisail Garcia RF
Alex Avila C
Justin Verlander P

San Francisco Giants

Angel Pagan CF
Marco Scutaro 2B
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Buster Posey C
Hunter Pence RF
Brandon Belt 1B
Gregor Blanco LF
Brandon Crawford SS
Barry Zito P

Monday, October 22, 2012

Game 7 - #RallyCain

You kids know what's goin' down.
The St. Louis Asshats had a 3-1 series lead over the San Francisco Giants until the #RallyZito movement inspired Barry Zito to pitch a 5-0 shutout and narrow the Asshats lead to 3-2.

Next in the Giants rotation was Ryan Vogelsong.
#RallyVogey motivated Vogelsong to pitch 7 innings, allow a mere 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and notch 9 Ks to defeat the Asshats 6-1 and tie the NLCS 3-3.

Tonight, kids, it's Game 7. Matt Cain is on the hill. Say it with me: #RallyCain...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

#RallyZito and The Awesome Power of Social Media

My friends, never underestimate the awesome power of social media.
Last night the #RallyZito movement took over Twitter.
With the San Francisco Giants sitting one loss away from elimination in the NLCS, legions of fans put aside their social media identities to embrace a new one.
Giants fans en masse adopted avatars of Barry Zito and bombarded the Twitterverse with the #RallyZito hashtag.
It worked! Last night's version of Barry Zito was reminiscent of the hurler who won 23 games and the 2002 AL Cy Young Award with the Athletics.

Zito pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowed 6 hits, 1 walk and fired 6 Ks in a 5-0 shutout of the St. Louis Asshats.

Next up - Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain.
#RallyVogey & #RallyCain! Beat those Asshats!!

Friday, October 19, 2012





A 4-game sweep of the New York Yankees to win the American League title.
A trip to the World Series.
Max ' K-Commando' Scherzer goes 5 2/3 innings, allows 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and notches 10 Ks.
Phil 'Lights Out' Coke pitches 2 innings of no-hit baseball to close the deal.
Austin Jackson, Miggy and Jhonny Peralta go YARD.
The Tigers SMOKE the Yankees 8-1.
Delmon 'Yankees Killer' Young becomes the first player with 4 game-winning RBIs in one postseason series...and, subsequently, becomes the ALCS MVP.
Detroit wins their 11th American League pennant.
Today was a GOOD day.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Let's try this again. Max Scherzer vs CC Sabathia at 4 PM.

Keeping with the theme - here's Wet Kate Upton...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ALCS Game 3 - A Photojournal

The HBWHOF started the afternoon at Green Dot Stables - crankin' back sliders & beers.

Then we hit Nemo's for more pre-gamin'

Then it was off to The Copa for ALCS Game 3...

The pomp and pageantry of playoff baseball was out in full force...

Former Tigers ace and '84 World Series Champion Jack Morris threw out the first pitch...

I spotted Bobby Baseball a few rows in front of me...

JV got to work. His final line: 8 1/3 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, no walks and 3 Ks.

The Yankees used 6 pitchers while Leyland got by with JV and Phil 'I Used To Be A Yankee, Now I Just Mow 'Em Down' Coke...

Delmon 'Yankees Killer' Young went YARD again...

The Tigers beat the Yankees 2-1. Detroit has a 3-0 series lead and can wrap-up the ALCS tonight.
Max Scherzer vs CC Sabathia
One more game.
Let's do this shit!