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Javy Baez Wearing Roberto Clemente's Jacket Pisses Off Fans

By: The Hall of Very Good | July 17, 2018 Even though it featured one of the most memorable finishes in Home Run Derby history, Monday night’s spectacle wasn’t without controversy. Derby purists (is there actually such a thing?) argued whether or not Bryce Harper really should have won. Everyone else seemingly had something to say about Javy Baez’s choice of attire. While his teammate Kyle Schwarber took his cuts, the Chicago Cubs star second baseman did an impromptu fashion show, by putting on a jacket once owned by the late, great Roberto Clemente. And, yeah, folks were not...

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Jose Canseco Lends Support to Andre Dawson

By: The Hall of Very Good | July 17, 2018 Andre Dawson played more than 20,000 innings in the field during his 21-year Major League career…all in the outfield. Sunday, during the annual Legends and Celebrity Softball Game (it aired Monday night on ESPN), the sure-handed, eight-time Gold Glove Award winner showed why, perhaps, he was never put at first. And while most of social media was busy having a field day with Hawk’s header…one guy had nothing but love for the Hall of Famer. Jose. Canseco. Sure, sure, Canseco tweeted at the wrong Andre Dawson, but, still…the sentiment...

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Jack White Heads to the Hall of Fame

By: The Hall of Very Good | July 16, 2018 Just weeks before baseball’s Hall of Fame opens its doors to six(!) new members, the museum welcomed an unlikely piece to its extensive collection. Jack White’s bat. Hold on…Jack White from The White Stripes? Yup. THAT Jack White. Anyway, the rock musician-turned-bat company owner (it’s true) recently played a show at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown. Prior to that gig, he and his team of barnstorming baseballers, the Warstic Woodmen, took on the local Leatherstocking All-Stars. In attendance that afternoon…the Hall’s president Jeff Idelson. As you might have guessed, Idelson...

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MLB Unveils Mural Honoring Negro League Greats

By: The Hall of Very Good | July 13, 2018 With the eyes of the baseball world zeroing in on Washington DC, Major League Baseball is doing its part by making sure fans remember the past. On the eve of the All-Star Game, MLB unveiled a spectacular mural honoring Negro League legends (and DC-area greats) Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh Gibson on the Lincoln Theatre across from the historic Ben’s Chili Bowl. Ben’s Chili Bowl is proud to announce that @MLB unveiled a mural honoring Negro Leagues Baseball and trailblazing players Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh Gibson on the...

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The HOVG Podcast: Ngaio Bealum

By: The Hall of Very Good | July 13, 2018 This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by Ngaio Bealum. The comedian and cannabis expert talks to the boys about his unique look and style (is it “Funky Preacher” or “Sexy Professor”?), being a fan of his hometown San Francisco Giants, the main difference between 1980s baseball and now, hanging out with Doug Benson and, of course, his new Netflix show “Cooking on High”. Plus, Lou helps Ngaio plan his return trip to Milwaukee. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES: Grizzlers:...

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