As of the end of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, 39 different numbers have been worn by each year’s American League and National League Most Valuable Player. In the early 1900s, an AL player’s jersey number was simply just his place in the batting order, which helps explain the single-digit overload, though there has actually been little variance over the years even wh… more
Throughout history, parades have served many different purposes, but perhaps none are as electrifying as the celebration held after a sports team wins a championship. Commonly referred to as a “ticker-tape parade,” the origin of such festivity dates back to New York in the 1880s, and derives its name from the stock ticker machine that was used at the time to track financial n… more
On June 26, Forbes released its annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Celebrities, which, as always, featured a handful of shoe-ins alongside some pleasantly surprising performers. The annual list takes into account a series of factors to gauge the “power” of celebrities, including the amount they’re mentioned in the media, public opinion, the strength of their social me… more
After successful surgery to remove a brain clot, Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane is on the road to a full recovery. Luckily for fans, this means the dedicated band has announced plans to continue touring in 2013. On June 24, the group announced a new tour (titled “The Full English”) that will kick off at the end of August with stops in nine North American cities.
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There’s no end in sight to Beyoncé’s reign as the Queen of Pop, as we’re still only halfway through a year where she has already performed at the presidential inauguration, dominated the Super Bowl halftime show, released an autobiographical documentary, and won yet another GRAMMY. As she continues to work on her new album while embarking on the Mrs. Carter Show … more