In August 1962, when Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home of a probable suicide -- lying face down in bed, nude, and with a telephone in one hand -- the news captivated America. But so did the star's funeral. Joe DiMaggio, Monroe's baseball star ex-husband, was in charge of arrangem ... More >>
Former Marlins skipper Jack McKeon is going to come back to manage the nose-diving team, according to ESPN. McKeon, who helped the Marlins win the 2003 World Series using management skills he learned from observing Noah build his ark, retired in 2005 so he could spend more time turning into a pil ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesGarrett Wittels, FIU shortstop shouldering criminal charges and a 56-game hit streakThe last time Garrett Wittels swung his bat in an NCAA game, he went 3 for 5 with two RBI. It was his 56th straight game with at least one hit, two shy of Robin Ventura's all-time college record. ... More >>
Usually when we talk college ball around here, it's about the Canes. Or at least about FAU's unstoppable rain delay antics.But for the last week, the FIU Golden Panthers have dominated the local aluminum bat scene. Everyone from Sportscenter to MLB.com, in fact, can't stop talking about FIU infielde ... More >>
via The MirrorWant to own a picture of Marilyn Monroe's chest in a way you've never seen it before? Luckily for you, an image of the iconic star's famous breasts will be up for auction this June, and it's not X-rated. It's x-rayed.The x-ray images were believed to be taken at the Cedars of Lebano ... More >>
This week, Riptide told you about Stephen Koschal, the Brickell memorabilia detail who's been the world's leader in selling art by executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy (we have no idea what's going on in the comments section of that story, by the way). Today we bring you the ten creepiest prison- ... More >>
A Brickell dealer made a career out of selling creepy Gacys like this. In the early '90s, serial killer John Wayne Gacy spent his days on death row creating extraordinarily creepy paintings of clowns. So memorabilia dealer Stephen Koschal wrote the murderer in prison and offered to be his agent. Br ... More >>
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