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  • Most pro athletes would never think to spit out hate terms "Nigger," "Kike," or "Spic," but somehow "Faggot" gets a pass.

    On Saturday, Sept. 15, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar took a moment to neatly print a slogan he thought funny onto his eye-black before taking the field to battle the Boston Red Sox. Escobar faced 27,325 people that night, with more watching at home, proudly stating to the world, "Tu ere maricon." Escobar claims he didn't realize the comment, which translates roughly to "You are a faggot," could be construed as homophobic. "It's a word without meaning, the way we use it," Escobar told The New York Times through a translator. "I have friends who are gay. The person who decorates my house is gay, the person who cuts my hair is gay. I have various friends who are gay. Honestly, they haven't felt as offended about this."
  • Beer Warming

    Baltimore's beer currently sits at 83.4 degrees Fahrenheit and rising, perfect for keeping freshwater African Cichlids with a serious drinking problem, but far from what Chuck Thompson would consider cold. At press time, the Orioles had lost five in a row...

    Angels look to chase the clouds away

     
    If the Angels had a sense that a black cloud has been following them since they left home last weekend, you couldn't have proven them wrong Saturday. In fact, a lot of black clouds -- or at least gray ones...

    Slumping Angels fall to Orioles again

     
    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia has long said his team will go only as far as its starting pitchers carry it. If that is true, the Angels probably won't go much further. On Saturday, the Orioles pounded the Angels' Ervin Santana...

    Phillies make front-office hire

     
    Benny Looper, the Phillies assistant GM in charge of player personnel, announced on Wednesday afternoon that Joe Jordan has been named director of player development. Jordan is replacing Chuck LaMar, who unexpectedly resigned Sept. 6, an announcement that...