All of Major League Baseball is now on Pinterest

Despite its reputation as a female-dominated social network — or perhaps because of that? — every team in Major League Baseball is now actively using Pinterest.

All 30 MLB teams also have official pages on Google+ and officials blogs on Tumblr. And the league itself also has an official presence on all three social networks.



The league and all of its teams have already been active on Facebook and Twitter for some time now, but only recently expanded its collective social media footprint to Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.

Some teams are already doing well for themselves on Pinterest. As I type this, the Milwaukee Brewers have attracted the biggest audience with its 906 followers. The team also has a substantial profile that currently counts 18 different boards.

via Marketing Land

And, my team, the Angels, has a not-too-shabby 131 followers with some great photos:

The top 30 Baseball broadcasters according to Moneyball fans

The sabermetrics (a.k.a. Moneyball) website, Fangraphs put together an offseason poll. In it they asked the geeky baseball fans to rate their hometown announcers, with a particular emphasis on sabermetric insight.

Then put it all together using a geeky formula to determine the top 30 Baseball broadcasters:


1. Los Angeles Dodgers (Home) – Vin Scully

2. New York Mets – Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez

3. San Francisco Giants – Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow

4. Houston Astros – Bill Brown and Jim Deshaies

5. Boston Red Sox – Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy

6. Chicago Cubs – Len Kasper and Bob Brenly

7. Milwaukee Brewers – Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder

8. Detroit Tigers – Mario Impemba and Rod Allen

9. Oakland Athletics – Glen Kuiper and Ray Fosse

10. Tampa Bay Rays – Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson
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Baseball Spring Training is here! – 22 Angels games will be broadcast on TV and radio

I’m excited for Angels Spring Training and the 22 televised games this March and April.

The games will also be live on AM830.

Visit Halo Nation for the press release about the games, the two bolded games are Dodgers broadcasts.

  • 3/5  – Oakland – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/6 – White Sox – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/7 – Seattle – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/9 – San Diego – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/10 – San Francisco – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/11 – Cleveland – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/15 – Cincinnati – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/16 – Cleveland – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/17 – Milwaukee – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/18 – Dodgers – 1:05pm – KCAL 
  • 3/22 – Kansas City – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/24 – Texas – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/25 – San Francisco – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/26 – Colorado – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/27 – San Francisco – 1:05pm – ESPN2
  • 3/29 – Kansas City – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/30 – Arizona – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/31 – Cubs – 1:05pm – Prime Ticket
  • 4/1 – Cubs – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 4/2 – Dodgers – 7:05pm – FSW
  • 4/3 – Dodgers – 7:05pm – KCAL 
  • 4/4 – Dodgers – 12:10pm – FSW


Read more about Albert Pujols record breaking deal.

Albert Pujols contract with the Angels includes money for marketing and a retirement job

From a report on

The deal, which was agreed upon on Dec. 8, is divided into three different agreements.

The player deal: a full no-trade clause with a base salary of $240 million through the 10 years (more details on this below).

The marketing deal: Pujols will be paid $3 million for accumulating 3,000 hits (he’s currently at 2,073) and $7 million for a record 763 home runs (he has 445).

Since it’s bonus money to account for the marketability of those milestones, that money will not go against the luxury tax ceiling, according to reports.

The post-retirement deal: Pujols’ contract also includes a 10-year personal-service agreement that kicks in either after the contract expires or after Pujols retires.

In it, Pujols will be paid $10 million ($1 million a year) and will serve, among other things, as a consultant to owner Arte Moreno. Details of what that role will entail are still pretty foggy.

Because it comes as post-retirement work, the $10 million of that deal also will not count towards the luxury tax.
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Irreverent and scary: the other comic con movies

Total Recall

Set to come out in 2012 with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel. From Rotten Tomatoes:

“Director Len Wiseman (Underworld) jumps into the remake game with this retooling of Philip K. Dick’s short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, originally brought to the big screen by Paul Verhoeven in the 1990 sci-fi action eye-popper starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Colin Farrell stars as a blue-collar worker whose grip on his own identity breaks down after realizing…”

Star Wars

The Complete Saga – 9 discs on Blu-ray – I know what you’re thinking and I too already own too 7 sets of Star Wars movies. But, you have to watch these trailers, I mean you have to. They are that good.

2011 Comic Con sneak peekofficial trailer

Available September 16

Charlie’s Angels

An upcoming ABC series, Thurs 8pm – Three beautiful women, a former Miami police officer, a mysterious street racer, and a well-to-do thief, are given a chance at redemption when they are recruited by an anonymous millionaire named Charlie Townsend to solve crimes while struggling with their own personal problems, love lives and each others’ friendship.

The Raven

Starring John Cusack, to come out in 2012. From IMDB –  IMDB: “A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer’s stories.”

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door –
Only this, and nothing more.’

the full poem

Pacific Rim

Guillermo Del Toro is a legend in the sci-fi, horror, and monster genres and it’s easy see why. Here is his proclamation’s at the 2011 Comic Con, from The Hollywood Reporter:

Del Toro is working on the robot-monster film Pacific Rim and said of Legendary’s involvement in the project, “It’s a miracle finding a company that has the energy, the ambition, the balls to make movies the way we want to make them.”

The director lived up to the wild cheers that had greeted him in the hall (in Spanish and English alike) by making a promise to his fans: “It is my duty to commit to film the finest f—ing monsters ever committed to film. And secondly – I make the pledge to create the greatest f—ing robots ever committed to film.”

Not much out about the movie, except this one sentence plot and the military insignia picture: “When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence,giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.”


It’s an old character being reinvented through animation. Not many probably know of this small time hero, unless you live in France, Belgium, or Germany where he is huge. Perhaps this is solely an international play?

The film does have two names big enough to get me to see it: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Tintin comes out this December.