The Tampa & Orlando Neighborhoods Dominated By Big Name Athletes

Avila Golf & Country Club Isleworth Golf & Country ClubThe 2015 Stanley Cup Final's presence in Tampa highlights what a major epicenter of sports the Central Florida region has become. Though the area has pro teams in all four major sports (3 in Tampa/St.

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Fan Photo Submission: Manny Mota

Manny Mota is a former Major League Baseball player/current Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster for SportsNet LA. Mota played for 4 teams from 1962-1980, officially finishing his playing career, after a brief comeback in 1982. Mota played his final 13 seasons with the Dodgers, also serving as a coach from 1980-2013, before becoming a commentator in 2013. The 1973 All-Star was a member of the coaching staffs for the 1981 and 1988 LA World Series winning teams. Interview: Lou Whitaker

Early in the baseball season, I sat down with legendary Detroit Tigers 2B Lou Whitaker for an exclusive interview. The conversation took place at Taylor Town Trade Center, in the Detroit suburb of Taylor, Michigan. Whitaker was in attendance for an autograph signing event.

Fan Photo Submission: Steve Garvey

Steve Garvey is one of the most popular Los Angeles Dodgers players, dating back to when the team moved west for the 1958 season. Garvey, who spent most of his career at 1B, was part of many great Dodger clubs in the 1970's and early 1980's, helping LA to four World Series appearances (1974,1977,1978,1981), with a World Series victory in 1981.

Joe Mauer On The Streets Of Detroit (Photo)

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer, originally a catcher, is considered one of the best hitting catchers in MLB history and was once considered one of the game's best present-day hitters. Mauer, the 2009 AL MVP, is a three-time AL batting champion and three-time Gold Glove winner, who received all of his honors while playing behind the plate. The St. Paul, Minnesota native is easily the most famous Twins player of this generation.

Felix Hernandez Signing Autographs (Video)

While the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw is widely considered the best pitcher in the National League, it can easily be argued that the title of the best hurler in the American League belongs to the Mariners Felix Hernandez.

Danny Farquhar Signing For Fans (Video)

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Danny Farquhar is pitching in his third full Big League season. After a brief stint with the Blue Jays in 2011, the South Florida native has found a home in Washington State, appearing in 124 games out of the bullpen, since his arrival in 2013.

A Hobbled Austin Jackson In The OC (Video)

Sunday, Seattle CF Austin Jackson suffered a sprained ankle, while running to 1B. The former Tiger, who has struggled in his first full season with the Mariners, has since been placed on the 15-day Disabled List.   

Torii Hunter Autograph Appearance (Video)

Torii Hunter is the longtime MLB outfielder and current member of the Minnesota Twins. Hunter, now in his 19th season, has played for 3 teams, after initially starring in Minnesota from 1997-2007. The Pine Bluff, Arkansas native's résumé includes 5 All-Star selections and 9 Gold Gloves.

Josh Hamilton's For Sale Orange County Home Is Stunning (Photos)

Josh Hamilton Newport Beach homeAfter what can easily be described as a rather tumultuous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels, it appears as if Josh Hamilton is on the verge of being t

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The Big Show Signing Autographs (Video)

Paul Wight, more commonly known as the Big Show, is a very prominent professional wrestler. The Big Show debuted in the old WCW in 1995, before joining the WWE in 1999. The now 43-year-old has been a champion 23 times during his career, 5 in WCW and 18 as part of Vince McMahon's circuit (2-time World Heavyweight Champion).

The South Carolina native is a larger than life figure, standing 7 feet tall and weighing an incredible 455 pounds.

Analyzing MLB's Contrasting Revenue & Viewership Numbers

Analyzing MLB's Contrasting Revenue & Viewership Numbers Earlier this week, in conjunction with the opening of the 2015 MLB season, posted an interesting article analyzing the unique dichotomy that currently exists in the sport, when comparing record revenues and franchise values, with an aging and declining national television audience.


Girardi & Pena At Yanks Spring Training (Videos)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has amassed a 648-486 regular season record, since taking over the reigns as Bronx bench boss, back in 2008. All told, the Peoria, Illinois native has guided the Yankees to four playoff appearances, highlighted by leading New York to a World Series title in 2009.

Up Close Look At Derek Jeter's Replacement (Video)

Does anyone in MLB have bigger shoes to fill this season than Didi Gregorius? It is always difficult to replace a legend and there has been no greater icon in modern-day baseball than that of the great Derek Jeter.

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Bright House Field

Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Bright House StadiumSince 1947, the Philadelphia Phillies have prepared for the regular season in the Florida Gulf Coast city of Clearwater. These days, the Phils hold spring training at Bright House Field, their third Clearwater based practice site.

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Spring Training Stadium Showcase: ESPN Wide World of Sports

Champions Stadium ESPN Wide World of SportsLocated in the most tourist accessible spot of any MLB spring training facility, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (situated on the southern tip of the Walt Disney World Resort) has been the February/March home of the Atlanta Braves since 1997.

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Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Surprise Stadium

Spring Training Showcase: Surprise StadiumSince 2003, Surprise Stadium has been the Cactus League spring training home of the Texas Rangers and defending AL champion Kansas City Royals.

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Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Camelback Ranch


Camelback Ranch scoreboardCamelback Ranch is the spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, located in the western Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona.

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Spring Training Stadium Showcase: George M. Steinbrenner Field

George M. Steinbrenner Field SignSince 1996, the New York Yankees have held spring training in Tampa, Florida, the adopted hometown of their late owner, the iconic George Steinbrenner. Formerly known as Legends Field, George M.

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