Monday, March 25, 2013


Virgil Trucks has passed away at 95 years of age.
Trucks and Justin Verlander are the only Tigers pitchers to throw two no-hitters.
He won a World Series with the Tigers in 1945. Trucks tossed his two no-nos during the 1952 season.
Virgil Trucks pitched for the Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics and New York Yankees.

Friday, March 22, 2013


Remember Ryan Perry?

He's a member of the Washington Nationals organization now.
I REALLY want this guy to succeed. I liked him in the 'D' and I like him with the Nats.

The cat's got a good arm...and an amazing fiancée - who, mark my words, will soon be inducted into the Hot Baseball Wife Hall of Fame. This, my friends, is Ryan's bride-to-be - Vanessa Palestino...


Saturday, March 9, 2013


This will be the final season to enjoy the artistic stylings of Mariano Rivera.
The final #42 has announced he's hanging up the cleats after the 2013 season.
Never has one man done so much damage with a single weapon. Mo built a Hall of Fame career on a cut fastball.

Friday, March 8, 2013


Former Tiger and current Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Delmon Young’s April 2012 hate crime charge will be expunged from his record at his next hearing on May 13.
Ken Rosenthal reported that Young has fulfilled both of the obligations required by the court — 10 days of community service in New York and one day at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles — as part of his guilty plea last year.
Remember, back in April 2012, Delmon was charged with a hate crime after he shouted an anti-Semitic slur while intoxicated outside a New York hotel?
He's starting over in Philly with a clean slate.

One of the HBWHOF's new faves Tweeted a great pic yesterday - love me some Nina Agdal...

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Huge baseball news!
This summer, Big League Chew is going to put a real-live baseball player on their packaging. After years of the cartoon caricature of a ballplayer...

Big League Chew is putting the Dodgers Matt Kemp and Phillies Cole Hamels on packaging...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Justin Verlander, who fancies himself a decent golfer, ran into Arnold Palmer.

I follow this chick on Twitter - @LoungeWithLucy
Her mini-bio describes her as a "Professional Adventurist, Music Lover, World Traveller, Life Artist, Badass Yogi and Sexy Model!" Plus - she's Canadian.
Lucy posted this pic, yesterday, and it kinda grabbed my immediate attention.

Monday, March 4, 2013


I've been following the excellent Spring Training photos of Diane Weiss on Instagram. Follow her @BaseballintheD and @dddetroit

I was listening to Dan Dickerson and Jim Price broadcasting the Tigers - Braves game on Sunday.
They were quite concerned with the performance of Tigers prospective closer Bruce Rondon.
Rondon has been lacklustre to say the least. In four games, this spring, Rondon has pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowed 5 hits, 3 earned runs, 5 walks, and 6 strikeouts. His ERA is 7.36
Tigers management has decided that Rondon will skip his next exhibition outing and instead throw a session in the bullpen to work on his mechanics.

Uber-Hot TV babe and Red Sox fan Maria Menounos sent this Instagram photo from Palm Springs.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


It's March, meaning baseball is right around the corner.
So, let's concentrate on one of the HBWHOF's favourite things - baseball giveaways!
One of the coolest giveaways EVER is presented, annually, by the Minnesota Twins.
Keeping with the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' theme, the Twins give away a Rapala signature lure every season. Past player lures have included Kent Hrbek, Matt Caps, Jacques Jones, Eddie Guardado, Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer and skipper Ron Gardenhire.
This year, on Thursday, April 25th the Twins play the Rangers and the giveaway will be a Glen Perkins fishing lure.
Good stuff!

Here's Lucy Pinder doing her tribute to the Pope's retirement in LOADED...