All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Baseball’

Cleveland Indians Defeat A’s, Sign Gomes

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Oakland A’s in Opening Day play on Monday by a 2-0 score. The win was enough to cause A’s fans to boo, and to send the American League saves leader to the dugout without a win. Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray battled through six innings against the Indians, before leaving with both tied at zero. …

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Baseball Fandom Map Based on Facebook Likes Looks Pretty Accurate

Facebook is great for a lot of things, and it’s also really bad for a lot of things. If you hate babies, stay away. If you just had your heart broken, stay away. If you don’t want people to know everything about you and your daily routine, stay away. Let’s put this in the good aspects of Facebook category. With …

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$25 Corn Dog: The Most Outrageous Stadium Food?

Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks unveiled their newest culinary creation for the 2014-15 baseball season: The D-Bat Dog. This 18 inch long monster of a corn dog will be stuffed with cheddar cheese, jalapeno, and bacon and will come with a side of fries. All for the friendly price of $25… What was the motivation behind such a decision, you ask? …

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Mike Schmidt, Baseball Hall of Famer, Reveals Recent Battle With Advanced Skin Cancer

Renowned Philadelphia Phillies slugger Mike Schmidt recently announced on Sunday that he had been diagnosed with stage III Melanoma last summer. Schmidt claimed that the cancer is gone, but the Melanoma required him to undergo continuous chemotherapy and radiation treatments. According to Ryan Lawrence of Philly.com, The 64-year-old Baseball Hall of Famer decided not to perform his regular duties as …

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Ryan Braun To Endorse 3N2 Softball Cleats

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers’ right fielder, has just signed an endorsement deal with 3N2, a manufacturer of baseball cleats. This is the first endorsement the player has agreed to, following his 65-game suspension for violating the anti-drug agreement of the MLB (Major League Baseball). Braun’s endorsement deal with Nike was cut short on August 2, due to the drug allegations. …

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Atlanta Braves Sign Pitcher Ervin Santana

Ah yes, Spring is just around the corner. While most of America is ready for Spring so we can finally enjoy some warmer temperatures that will actually stick around for a while, baseball fans are just happy to see their favorite players again at Spring training. Some of those players may be wearing a different uniform this season. Like ex-Kansas …

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Carmen “Mrs. Yogi” Berra Dies at 85

The wife of New York Yankees’ 88-year-old legendary catcher, Yogi Berra, has died. Carmen “Mrs. Yogi” Berra passed away Thursday night at Crane’s Mill Assisted Living Facility in West Caldwell, N.J. Sources say that Carmen had dealt with complications from a stroke prior to her death. The director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Little Fall, N.J., announced and confirmed …

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Dr. Frank Jobe: Sports Medicine Pioneer Passes Away At 88

Renowned American orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe has died, according to an official statement made by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. He had been hospitalized in Santa Monica shortly before his death due to an unnamed illness. Jobe was 88 years old and a team physician for the Dodgers for 50 seasons. Dr. Jobe is credited for creating and …

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Curt Schilling: Battle Against Cancer Continues

Since announcing his condition last month, Curt Schilling has undergone a series of treatments for cancer. The type of cancer the Former Red Sox pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst is facing is unknown. Schilling did clue his Facebook followers into his experience. On Monday he posted, “Week 2 begins with radiation and unfortunately more surgery.” While the news may …

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Ozzie Smith and Budweiser Want to Make Opening Day a National Holiday

The White House’s We the People website is no stranger to odd petitions. After all, it was just last month when the White House was petitioned to allow beer drones for easy beer delivery and to deport Justin Bieber. Now, thanks to a joint effort by MLB Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and Budweiser, the White House has a new …

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Derek Jeter Announces Reasons For Retirement

Derek Jeter has watched the players he came up with through the Yankee farm system retire one by one. First, Bernie Williams, then his best friend Jorge Posada and finally both Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte last year. The Captain has played more games in a Yankee uniform, 2602, and has more hits, 3,316, than any other Bronx Bomber. He …

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Sandy Koufax Impressed With Yasiel Puig’s Talent

The high-spending, star-studded Los Angeles Dodgers came into spring training last season as the favorite to win the National League West. They had superstars up and down their lineup and top quality arms on the mound. But they got off to a slow start and quickly fell 9.5 games back in the division. But once the weather warmed up, the …

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