All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Baseball’

Derek Jeter’s Exit Will Be Tough on Yankee Fans

They came up together, in a farm system bounty for the ages: Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte. Together, they won four World Series Rings. Then Pettitte left for his hometown Houston Astros in 2004 and Williams retired in 2006. It was the end of an era. But the story wasn’t over, a new chapter …

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Royals Billboard Is Brilliant And Creative

The Kansas City Royals sure know how to promote themselves. Last year the Royals had two billboards, one with James Shields pitching to the partner billboard of Salvador Perez catching the ball – which was ripping the vinyl off the billboard. This year’s billboard showcases outfielder Alex Gordon sliding across the billboard to a base (which base, I don’t know), …

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Derek Jeter Begins Spring Training Workouts

Yankees star Derek Jeter hit the field this week for his first baseball workout of 2014. The short stop is attempting a comeback after his season ended early last year due to an ankle injury. The team captain could only play 17 games last season because of a broken ankle from two years ago. The 40-year-old fractured the joint during …

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Clayton Kershaw Becomes Baseball’s Richest Pitcher

Today was a great day if your name happens to be Clayton Kershaw. The 25-year-old southpaw finalized a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw will be receiving $215 million over seven years. This new deal makes Kershaw the highest paid pitcher in history. He will be receiving $30.7 million a year. Not only is he breaking the record as …

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R.B.I. Baseball 14 Will Attempt To Fill The Gap Left By MLB 2K’s Death

Earlier this month, 2K Sports killed the only multi-platform baseball simulation game with the announcement that it would not renew its license with the MLB. Following the announcement, baseball fans who owned Xbox consoles were dismayed to learn that they would not be getting a baseball game in 2014 while PS3 and PS4 owners were getting Sony’s MLB 14 The …

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Alex Rodriguez Releases Statement About 162 Game Suspension

Alex Rodriguez had his suspension reduced from 211 games to 162. While this may seem like a small victory for the three-time MVP, Rodriguez plans to take his case to federal court in hopes of getting the suspension lifted or reduced further. Rodriguez released a statement about his reduced suspension saying, “The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, …

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Greg Maddux Easily Finesses His Way Into Cooperstown

There are not too many sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famers in baseball. However, there was very little doubt that Greg Maddux, one of the best if not the best pitcher of his generation, would be granted access to sport’s most prestigious Hall on his first try. The only question would be whether or not he would receive an unheard …

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Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas Among MLB Players To Enter Hall Of Fame

It is no surprise to any major fans of the sport to see these types of players being inducted into the major league baseball hall of fame. Greg Maddux was one of the three players to be inducted into the Cooperstown Hall Of Fame in 2014, and he is also joined by one of his former teammates. Greg Maddux is …

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Oakland A’s Fans Want the Team to Stay Home

The Oakland Athletics can’t sell out every seat in their stadium, even during the playoffs. The Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, where the team has called home since 1968, is sort of a dump, especially when compared to the many new awe-inspiring baseball cathedrals across the country. In September, while the team was in the heart of a pennant race, putrid odors …

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Shin-Soo Choo To Sign $130 Million Deal With Texas Rangers

Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a seven-year deal worth $130 million to sign with the Texas Rangers, sources told ESPN. The sources have confirmed that the deal doesn’t include an opt-out clause. However, the deal includes a performance package and a limited no-trade provision. Choo was the last top free agent hitter left on the market after Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the …

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Shin-Soo Choo Turns Down $140 Million From Yankees

Off-season acquisitions have been the talk of Major League baseball since the Red Sox won the World Series, with the Yankees’s acquisition of Red Sox infielder Jacoby Ellsbury potentially being the most impressive and productive move so far. However, Shin-Soo Choo, outfielder and lead-off man for the Cincinnati Reds, apparently has a statement to make as the number one free-agent …

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Gifts for Men: 7 Top Picks for Him

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the guy in your life? Then look no further; your gift-giving guide awaits.  From young to old, tech savvy to sports guru, fashionistas and outdoorsmen, these gifts are sure to please even the pickiest of men on your list. Everyone has a camera on their phone these days. But not all of them …

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