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Search These Key Phrases to Get the Best Deals on Craigslist

We've all been in a situation when we need to get some quick cash and decide to sell something. Learning some of the phrases to search for might help …

Bud Selig, metaphorical scorpion

Monday, Grant Brisbee tried to come up with five hated non-beloved baseball figures ... and couldn't do it. Grant managed only four: Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, Jeffrey Loria, and Scott Boras.<p>I do think Grant nailed it, but I think you <i>could</i> cut his list in half. If Loria were introduced before a …

A-Rod's union brothers not feeling the brotherly love?

So in case you missed it, Alex Rodriguez is suing his own union, which (understandably) has upset a fair number of his fellow union members. In fact, so upset that they (naturally) wondered if they might eject Rodriguez from the organization. Turns out they can't. But if he comes back they can …

Commissioner Bud Selig Leadership Award

From the Associated Press:<p>Current Commissioner Bud Selig will receive the first Commissioner Bud Selig Leadership Award.<p>Do you know how many Cy Youngs Cy Young won? Zero. Basically, Bud Selig is like the Cy Young of leadership, but better.<p><i>Hat tip to Deadspin</i>

Will these new Yankees make a big difference?

Remember when the Yankees had an actual <i>budget</i>? Yeah. That was fun while it lasted. For the rest of the American League, anyway. Now they've committed another $177 million to lock up Masahiro Tanaka, and the fun (for the rest of the American League) might be over for a while. David Waldstein in the</i> …

What do you do when the culture's corrupt?

You might have heard about this U.S. Air Force scandal -- the latest U.S. Air Force scandal, I mean -- wherein a large number of <i>missileers</i> were found to have been cheating on their certification tests. Which is hardly a new development. Actually, the opposite of new:<p>Cheating has been a fact of life …

The next great baseball movie?

Yeah, maybe. What we learned from <i>Moneyball: The Movie</i> is that a great story, however unfilmable it might seem, can be turned into a great movie in the right creative hands. Well, people have been trying to turn the Portland Mavericks into a movie for decades, because it's a great story. Finally, …

A half-goodbye to Baseball Nation

Please visit SBNation.com/mlb now for your silly jokes and baseball news.<p>There were a couple of ways I thought about presenting the news that Baseball Nation was no more. The first was to commission a painting of me standing atop a pile of skulls that represented the writers who were no longer at …

Will Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander Break Down in Crucial Home Stretch?

The All-Star break is supposed to be just that—a break. From all of the pressures and problems that come with the marathon Major League Baseball season. For the Detroit Tigers, though, that respite has been interrupted by somewhat troubling news concerning two of their biggest stars: two-time …

Selig: A-Rod's exemption unknown

MINNEAPOLIS -- Commissioner Bud Selig maintains that Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport's …

Alex Rodriguez

Jose Abreu Sets 1st-Half Rookie Records for Home Runs and Total Bases

It's no secret that Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has burst onto the scene, but the rate at which he's threatening first-year player records still comes as a bit of a surprise.<p>The Cuban rookie has already set a pair of records among first-year players in the All-Star Game era, with 29 …

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Political protest sign causes a stir at Target Field

MLB Director of Security John Skinner spoke exclusively to SB Nation about the issue.<p>There was a bit of a stir during the third inning of Tuesday's All-Star Game at Target Field. The crowd began to notice a large sign hanging over the right-field video board that read "Love Water Not Oil" in what …

Yasiel Puig's First All-Star Experience Ends Up a Nightmare

Yasiel Puig doesn't do anything halfway. Including, apparently, failing miserably.<p>The Dodgers' flamboyant outfielder came into his first All-Star Game riding high. After a disastrous few days in Minnesota, he may have just hit a career low.<p>It started with the Home Run Derby, which Puig entered with …

Reverence, Controversy and 2 Hits for Derek Jeter in Final All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS — During Monday’s All-Star workout at Target Field, Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield carefully held his fungo bat and gingerly sent some practice ground balls Derek Jeter’s way.<p>Notable, because Butterfield had been there before. In Florida, as a Yankees coach, dispatched as a …

Adam Wainwright: No gifts for Jeter

MINNEAPOLIS -- Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star Game.<p>OK, so maybe National League starter Adam Wainwright threw …

Bud Selig insists MLB did not know A-Rod had drug exemption in 2007

Commissioner Bud Selig said the league was not aware Alex Rodriguez has a drug exemption for the 2007 season.<p><b>More MLB: Power Rankings | Expert Picks</b> …

Mile High Baseball

Spencer Hall decided to go to a baseball game in one of two states where marijuana is legal. He used marijuana before and during the game. He took notes, and later tried to remember what they meant.<p>Note No. 1<p>That's the first note. I'll ascribe the poor typing to fat fingers, though maybe I did care …

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Yankee Stadium Suite for Derek Jeter's Home Finale Won't Be Cheap

Anyone who wants to see Derek Jeter's final regular-season game at Yankee Stadium had better be willing to pay up.<p>Unless the New York Yankees make the playoffs, Jeter will play his final game at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25 against the Baltimore Orioles. The shortstop has played his entire 20-year …

Boston Radio Host Calls Erin Andrews 'Gutless B---H' After Wainwright Interview

<b>UPDATE: July 17 at 4:45 p.m. ET.</b><p>Minihane has posted a statement on the WEEI website apologizing for his remarks concerning Andrews.<p>This morning on the radio I used a series of words to describe Erin Andrews' work at the All-Star Game. My choice of words was wrong; I was wrong to have used them. To …

Yasiel Puig Is Terrified of Thunder in His Instagram Video

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig just wanted to have a pool party before this terrifying thunder crashed it.<p>As Deadspin points out, the first shriek sounds light-hearted, but the second sounds like a man genuinely struck with terror fearing for his life.<p>Stay safe out there, Yasiel!<p>[Yasiel …

100 Best Albums of the ’90s

50<p>2Pac, ‘All Eyez on Me’<p>All eyes were on him before he even said it. After a slew of arrests on both coasts elevated him to icon, and a near-death …

Courtney Love on Dave Grohl: ‘It’s Time to Make Amends’

Following a drama-free reunion with Dave Grohl at Nirvana‘s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Courtney Love wants to resolve her differences with …

30-Day Mental Detox

Was the 30-day experiment successful? Everything was the same but I had new eyes (literally and metaphorically), I could see that I was a happier person and I smiled more. I would enjoy things more, my anxiety about things is less and I believe I will conquer the world.<p>I started this journey about …

Detox

7 Ways to Make Sex Extra Romantic

For those nights when you want to emphasize the "love" in "making love"

Relationships

18 Men Share the Totally Random Things That Turn Them On

Whatever happened to lacy lingerie?<p>Guys are... complicated. Some like brunettes while others have a thing for redheads. And just because that dude from the bar thought your LBD was sexy doesn't mean the man from the coffee shop will also find it attractive. The point is that different things get …

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What Your Brain Reveals About Your Sex Life

Maybe this explains why some women are Samanthas and other women are Charlottes.<p>Ever notice how some people were born with a hyper sex drive? Well, it could all be in their heads—seriously: People who have had more sexual partners also show brain activity that suggests they have a heightened …

The Brain

The Most Erotic Touch For Every Spot On Your Body

We think we just found your new happy place.<p>You're going to love this: A new study published in the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine</i> just revealed which parts of your body are the most sensitive to various types of touch. In other words, get ready to feel some tingles.<p>Researchers recruited 30 women and …

Research

There's a Contest for the Best Porn Ad—And It's Surprisingly Brilliant

Seriously, you have to see these.<p>Apparently, the world's number one adult website Pornhub is <i>still</i> on the prowl for new viewers. They've launched a new contest to find the perfect PG-rated advertisement to draw pleasure seekers to their site. And here's the biggest shocker: The ads are actually kind …

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