Big League Stew

  • ESPN suspends Curt Schilling for the rest of the MLB season

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew59 mins ago

    If you thought the Curt Schilling drama had died down, not so fast.

    Schilling, the ex-MLB star and current ESPN broadcaster, was punished again by the network Thursday. He'll be benched for the rest of the MLB season — taken off Sunday Night Baseball and nixed from wild-card game coverage.

    At issue is an Aug. 25 tweet that Schilling sent that featured a meme comparing Muslim extremists to Nazis. Schilling quickly deleted the tweet and apologized, but ESPN still took him off that week's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.

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  • Crazy Legs Gardner: Yankees affiliate unveils Brett Gardner bobble-leg doll

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew16 hrs ago

    When it comes to ballpark promotions, we always look to the minor leagues for next-level creativity and potential new trends.

    While we're not yet sure if this is a trendsetter, we know with certainty it falls under the category of innovative. The Tampa Yankees — Class A Advanced affiliate of the New York Yankees — will be giving away Brett Gardner bobble-leg dolls at Steinbrenner Field on Sept. 5.

    Yes, you read that correctly. A bobble-leg doll.

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    Take a look.

    Brett Gardner Bobble Legs Giveaway!

    At first you may have thought that meant the head is stationary and the legs do the bobbling. That would be incorrect. The head bobbles and the legs bobble too, giving fans twice the bobble.

    What a STEAL of a deal for the first 500 fans to walk through the gates on Saturday. 

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