Hit the Deck! Oakland A’s Josh Reddick’s Twitter scavenger hunt!

Even though Oakland Athletics outfielder, and on-again, off-again beard-off challenger, Josh Reddick is on the DL with a sprained wrist, it didn’t stop him from organizing an impromptu scavenger hunt in Walnut Creek, Calif., for his tweeps last week. Watch it unfold as Reddick gives mysterious clues, a bonus round and a surprise ending. All tweets and retweets come from Reddick’s timeline. READ THE COLUMN HERE!

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Hit the Deck! Baseball’s tweeps are back!

After an 18-month hiatus, “Hit The Deck,” your go-to source for what our favorite MLB and MiLB players are sharing about their daily lives and insights, has returned. Oh, and food still matters to our tweeps.

READ THE COLUMN HERE!

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Video: High School Baseball Team Does the Hokey Pokey!

The Jackson High School baseball team learns how to do the Hokey Pokey. Watch as these Alabama boys take direction from their manager (the good stuff starts around 1:18) and then put it all together in a music video the begins at 3:17. Will this “training” help the Aggies during the 2012 season? Did they do this voluntarily or is this some sort of punishment? Could this be classified as hazing? You be the judge!

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Video: Justin Verlander Stars in Hilarious New Commercial – Verlander vs. Verlander

The first MLB 2K12 commercial is out! AL Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson are parked outside the Perfect Club, a private club reserved for everything perfect — including past perfect game pitchers and even 2K Sports’ alumni of $1,000,000 winners. Despite Justin’s many accomplishments, he has yet to achieve perfection on the mound and thus is not allowed in the club. Does Justin care? Watch it and judge for yourself!

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Reality or Comedy? Twins Auction Ball Signed by Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Desperate times, desperate measures. This is what happens when you finish in last place, lose 99 games and lose almost two-thirds of your games in your almost-new stadium. Below is the official press release.

Kris Humphries during his "Glory Days."

The Minnesota Twins today announced that bidding has started on a very unusual auction to raise funds for the Minnesota Twins Community Fund at www.twinsbaseball.com. Fans can now bid on an official Major League baseball autographed by both reality TV star Kim Kardashian and soon-to-be former husband andMinneapolis,Minnesota native Kris Humphries .

“We have as far as we know, a one-of-a-kind item – a baseball with both of their signatures which we believe is best used to raise incremental funds for the good works of the Community Fund,” said Kevin Smith, executive director of public affairs for the Twins.

The baseball up for auction was signed by the ill-fated couple prior to the Friday July 1, 2011 game at Target Field. Kris Humphries threw out a ceremonial first pitch that evening. Fans now have the opportunity to bid on this unique piece of memorabilia with proceeds benefitting the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.

The auction will end on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. CT.

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Hit The Deck! @Decker6: Funniest player you’re not following on Twitter

Cody Decker: A Subtle Man .... Not!

So, who is @Decker6 aka Cody Decker? While at UCLA, the slugger was named twice to the All-Pac-10 team and was known for his unique “batters box stomp” featured in this video. Now in the San Diego Padres organization, the self-proclaimed “anti-hero,” who is “rarely wrong, often a jerk, always adorable,” is witty, sarcastic, sometimes sophomoric, and can do a serious beat down in a Twitter war — especially with favorite target @cswag8 (Chris Swauger). BTW – His 25th birthday is today and all he wants is to reach 1,500 followers, a surprisingly modest goal. Do it for Cody, you just might get a bat out of it. <a title=”HTD! Cody Decker” href=”So, who is @Decker6 aka Cody Decker? While at UCLA, the slugger was named twice to the All-Pac-10 team and was known for his unique “batters box stomp” featured in this video. Now in the San Diego Padres organization, the self-proclaimed “anti-hero,” who is “rarely wrong, often a jerk, always adorable,” is witty, sarcastic, sometimes sophomoric, and can do a serious beat down in a Twitter war — especially with favorite target @cswag8 (Chris Swauger). BTW – His 25th birthday is today and all he wants is to reach 1,500 followers, a surprisingly modest goal. Do it for Cody, you just might get a bat out of it.” READ THE COLUMN HERE.

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Funny Video: Baseball Player’s Hilarious Batter’s Box Ritual

Cody Decker is a minor league first baseman drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2009. While at UCLA, the slugger was named twice to the All-Pac-10 team and was known for his lengthy, unique “batters box stomp.” (He developed in little league.) Don’t be fooled, Decker is well aware of the potential ridicule if he makes it to the majors and can’t wait for it!

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