Raymond Tarin

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Watch Military Dad Surprise Son at Baseball Game After 6 Months in Kuwait

After six months in Kuwait, a military dad pulled off a home-run homecoming surprise at his son's baseball game in Illinois.<p>Joe Amore came back from …

10 Incredibly Weird Things That All Couples Do

Couples do lots of weird things when they are alone, from tickle torture to laundry checks. Check out 10 incredibly weird things that all couples do.

Dodgers' Justin Turner Hospitalized For Mega-Pimple

L.A. Dodgers 3rd baseman <b>Justin Turner</b> shoulda oxy-cuted the massive pimple on his leg -- because it got infected ... and things got so bad, he was …

Quick dinner ideas: 6 recipes, 7 ingredients or less, 30 minutes or less

Looking to fix dinner fast tonight? Each of these ideas uses seven or fewer ingredients and can be made in 30 minutes or less. Think of it as a kind of quick dinner matrix. Fix the recipes as they are, mix and match, or use them as templates to create your own dishes, adding additional flavorings …

Was Pedro Martinez's 2000 season best ever in modern era?

Pedro Martinez heads into the Hall of Fame Sunday, and he brings with him perhaps the best pitching season in baseball history.<p>Pedro Martinez was …

How video games are helping veterans with life after war

When Capt. Stephen Machuga left the U.S. Army, he had a hard time readjusting to civilian life. Trash day, in particular, was hell.<p>“There’s trash everywhere in Iraq,” Machuga told me over a Skype chat last week. “On the sides of the roads, piles and piles of trash everywhere. It’s a popular place …

Weird things of US presidents

1. George Washington had bank<p>The first US president was also the wealthiest. Research from Wall Street 24/7 listed Washington as the wealthiest …

The True Story of Tim Fortugno, the Man Once Traded for a Bucket of Baseballs

Tim Fortugno was 18 years old when he gave up baseball, which is a funny thing to say, given that he's 53 now and the game still hasn't given him up.<p>The game kept finding him, no matter how far he strayed. The dream followed him, from coast to coast, from town to town and country to country. It …

Oral Roberts

Getting traded will make Astros pitcher Scott Kazmir millions because of the 'worst rule in baseball'

The Houston Astros made the first big splash leading up to the July 31 trade deadline by trading for Oakland A's starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, according to Ken Rosenthal.<p>The move is huge for the Astros, who lead the American League Wild Card race and just bolstered their rotation with a starting …

There's a bug swarm in Texas so big a weather radar picked it up

Weather radar has picked up thousands of insects flying over Knox County, Texas, according to the National Weather Service of Norman, …

Seven players who shouldn’t be in Hall of Fame

1,825<p>It’s virtually impossible to discuss the National Baseball Hall of Fame without stirring up some controversy — and even that might be an …

We Need These Old-School Baseball Cards Featuring Hip-Hop Legends

"A mashup of Hall of Famers from America's two favorite pastimes."<p>Hip-hop and baseball have blended well in the past -- remember when 50 Cent's infamously terrible first pitch received its own commemorative baseball card? -- but never as good as this.<p>Two artist-slash-writers named Cori Johnson and …

The beginning of the end of Trump

"He's a war hero because he was captured," the loudmouth from New York said about Sen. John McCain, Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war, at a GOP cattle call in Iowa on Saturday. "I like people that weren't captured."<p>That's rich coming from a billionaire who received five deferments from …

Henry Moore, Mystery Man of Baseball

Henry Moore with San Francisco Pioneers, 1888I have been thinking lately of one-year wonders, phenoms who blazed their names in the sky and then …

Human Fist Evolved To Punch, Study Says

Scientists carried out a study that was bizarre, not to mention ghoulish, to establish that the hands of humans evolved so that people could punch …

Use of defensive shifts in baseball is spreading — because it works

It was the summer of 1946, and after being burned by three Ted Williams home runs in the first game of a doubleheader, Cleveland Indians Manager Lou Boudreau devised a plan.<p>When Williams came to the plate in Game 2, Boudreau stacked his infielders on the right side.<p>As Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully …

Mike Scioscia

Brian McCann establishing himself among baseball's all-time catchers

In Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Mariners, McCann belted a two-run homer to the opposite field for his 15th shot of the year, tying Kansas City's …

25 Post-All-Star MLB Predictions for Trade Deadline, Playoff Races and More

Shhh...can you hear that? Total silence on the Major League Baseball landscape. With the All-Star Game having just passed by, the 2015 season is in the eye of the storm.<p>But this silence won't last, of course. The second half of the 2015 season is upon us, and that means the July 31 trade deadline …

New Order: What’s Behind the Sudden Surge in Pitchers Batting Eighth?

Aside from clutch performance and the ongoing hunt for the hot hand, there’s no subject in sports whose ratio of shrug-worthy research to significant …

The Story Behind this Incredible Mountaintop Northern Lights Photograph

Conveying the grandeur of the Aurora Borealis is a serious challenge for a photographer. How are you supposed to capture the splendor of the event, …