All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Baseball’

Lou Brock Recovering After Having Part of Leg Amputated

Hall-of-Famer Lou Brock is recovering after surgery to amputate the lower portion of his left leg. According to MLB.com, Brock suffered from an infection related to diabetes. From MLB.com: A regular presence around Busch Stadium and at the Cardinals’ Spring Training site in Jupiter, Fla., Brock was hospitalized “a couple of weeks ago.” Doctors had to amputate the left leg …

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Taco Bell To Give Away Free Breakfast If Base Gets Stolen In World Series

American fast-food restaurant Taco Bell has announced the seemingly impossible – give away free breakfast, specifically an A.M. Crunchwrap, to everyone in the United States. “If someone steals a base in the World Series, we’re giving away free A.M. Crunchwraps to everyone in America,” the restaurant said in a Twitter post. If someone steals a base in the World Series, …

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Jessica Mendoza Gets An Apology, MLB’s First Female Analyst Victim Of Sexist Twitter Attack

Atlanta sports radio host, Mike Bell, apologized to Jessica Mendoza after his sexist comment on Twitter about her position as a Major League Baseball analyst. “What I said was hurtful and I wanna [sic] take this opportunity to say to Jessica that what I said was dumb, and there’s just no place for it, and I apologize for putting that …

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Mike Trout Is ‘The White Bo Jackson’ Says Adam Jones

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones had a good seat for him to see up close and personal how incredible Mike Trout’s performance was Tuesday night during the Major League Baseball All-Star game. Trout did something no other player has ever accomplished since Bo Jackson in 1989. The center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels hit a lead-off home-run to give …

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Evan Longoria Meets His Son For The First Time Via Facetime From Japan

Evan Longoria, the Rays’ third basemen, may have been in Japan for the birth of his son, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t get to see the entire delivery unfold. Longoria has been in Japan for the Major League Baseball’s Japan All-Star Series, and has been obsessively checking his cell phone for any word about when his baby boy would …

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Derek Jeter: My Captain For Life

Today is the first day in twenty years that Derek Jeter is not a Yankee. A lot has been said and written over the past week about Derek Jeter. By now, everyone knows that Jeter is a winner who gave 100% of his effort every single time he stepped onto a baseball field. Jeter is sixth on the all-time hit …

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Masahiro Tanaka Will Get Another Start On Saturday

The New York Yankees were so pleased with Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka’s performance last Sunday, that they are giving the right-hander another start this Saturday at Fenway Park against the Red Sox. Tanaka allowed just a single run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jays. The Yanks shut the rookie down in …

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Josh Hamilton Scratched Again For The Angels

The Los Angeles Angels will have to face the Cleveland Indians in a makeup game this afternoon without their All-Star outfielder. Josh Hamilton’s ailing right shoulder will keep the slugger out of the starting lineup at least another day. Collin Cowgill replaced Hamilton in left field. This will be Hamilton’s fourth straight day on the bench. However, there are signs …

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Clayton Kershaw Hopes to Continue Domination of MLB

Each year, MLB teams play 162 regular season games. Due to this plethora of contests, most players never feel performance nerves until the end of the season when their team is trying to cement a playoff spot or is vying to win a pennant. However, one can be certain that the member of the Los Angeles Angels are quaking in …

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Chrissy Teigen: Outfit Missing Bra and Pants

Chrissy Teigen took a stroll on a New York City street Wednesday night, but she seemed to have left integral parts of her outfit at home. John Legend’s new wife was spotted out and about wearing a button down shirt and boots. Important wardrobe staples that were missing included her bra and her pants. That’s right. That button down shirt …

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Curt Schilling Announces His Cancer Is In Remission

Curt Schilling battled for 20 years on baseball’s biggest stage. Since February, the right-handed pitcher has been battling for his life. However, it looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Curt Schilling has reported that his cancer is in remission. The three-time World Series champ went public with his diagnosis in February via an official …

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Royals Hot Dog Trial: Fan Gets Second Chance In Court

On Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan who was hit by a hot dog during a baseball game. John Coomer said that he was injured while watching a Royals game in 2009 when Sluggerrr, the team’s mascot, tossed a hot dog into the stands and hit him in the eye. Coomer …

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Pete Rose: Should Hall Of Fame Ban Be Lifted?

In 1989 Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader, was banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games. He even admitted that he wagered on Reds games while he was managing the team. The length of the sentence…a lifetime. But yesterday Rose was able to don a baseball uniform in Bridgeport and serve as guest manager for the Bluefish of …

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Lenny Dykstra’s Son Selected by Braves in MLB Draft

In 1993, former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Lenny Dykstra broke the hearts of many Braves fans when he crushed a 3-2 pitch in the top of the 10th inning for a home run to give the Phillies the 4-3 win in Game 5 of the 1993 NCLS, helping to bring a halt to the Braves 104-win …

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David Ortiz Declares War on Rays’s Pitcher Price

In Game 2 of the American League Division Series last October, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz embarrassed Tamp Bay Rays pitcher David Price by hitting not one, but two home runs in the Sox’s 7-4 victory. Adding insult to injury, Ortiz stayed in the batter’s box while watching his second towering drive soar down the right field line, …

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Vin Scully, Dodgers Announcer, Misses Two Home Games

Vin Scully’s broadcasting career began with the Dodgers in 1950, a whopping 64 years ago. Over that time, Scully has called perhaps more famous moments in sports than any other announcer in history – three perfect games, 19 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games. Unfortunately, Scully will be out of commission for two Dodgers games due to a …

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Detroit Tigers Show Up Late and Lose

The Detroit Tigers just had one of those days. Not only did they show up late to work, but they ended up losing in extra innings. The team was forced to spend an extra night in Boston Sunday after their plane experienced mechanical problems. The team played the Red Sox and were set to leave immediately after their win. After …

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Tara the Hero Cat to Throw First Pitch at Minor League Baseball Game

Normally, I’d say there is no way that a cat could chuck a baseball 60 feet 6 inches–but this is not your normal, everyday cat we’re talking about here. This is Tara, the hero cat. Viral sensation Tara, the cat that saved that little boy from a vicious dog attack, will be throwing out the first pitch next Tuesday, May …

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Braves Stadium Concept Drawings Released

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves released 6 concept drawings and renderings of the new stadium in Cobb County that is said to seat more than 41,000. Based on the designs that were released, the new stadium will be much more than just a baseball park. It will also serve as a showpiece for the Atlanta Braves’ own city located northwest …

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Albert Pujols Joins 500 Homerun Club

Put it in the books. Last night, first base slugger Albert Pujols became just the 26th player in Major League Baseball history to smash 500 homeruns. The 34-year-old is the the third-youngest to join the 500 Homerun Club behind Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx who were both 32. The only problem with the accomplishment was that his wife was not …

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You Can Now Watch Live Major League Baseball Games On Chromecast

MLB.TV has added Chromecast support so paying customers of its Premium service can now stream live out-of-market major league baseball games using Google’s $35 device. Users can download the MLB.com At Bat app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Google opened up developer support for Chromecast in February, paving the way for a plethora of apps to …

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Masahiro Tanaka Dominating MLB Hitters

In the 2013-14 Major League Baseball offseason, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, a Japanese major league baseball team, listed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka as an available player to the MLB postings at a fee of $20 million. Shortly following the listing, MLB teams came clamoring to Tanaka, longing to sign the Japanese ace to their team. The early frontrunners were the …

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Jackie Robinson Day Tribute Postponed

Baseball is honoring legendary player Jackie Robinson with Jackie Robinson Day. The baseball pioneer was to be honored at Yankee Stadium before the city’s match against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, but rain forced the committee to move the game and ceremony to Wednesday. Robinson is Major League Baseball’s (MLB) first African-American player, successfully breaking the game’s color line when Dodgers …

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Matt Moore Placed On Disabled List

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed left-handed pitcher Matt Moore on a 15-day disabled list, due to a recent elbow injury. Moore injured his elbow during Monday’s game against the Royals, and then underwent an MRI on Tuesday. The Ray’s general manager Andrew Friedman said that the MRI results were inconclusive and that Moore would be undergoing a more thorough …

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Cole Hamels Could Return To MLB Action In Two Weeks

If the Philadelphia Phillies are going to have any chance of competing in the National League East this season, they are going to need a healthy Cole Hamels back in the rotation. The 30-year-old lefty started the season on the disabled list due to biceps tendinitis, but things could be looking up for the ace in terms of recovery time. …

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San Francisco Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Game

Miles Scott, better known as the famous Batkid, made a grand appearance Tuesday at the Giants stadium in California. The 5-year-old boy, whose leukemia is on remission, became San Francisco’s superhero in 2013 through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Greater Bay Area made a rendition of Gotham City and designed a stage of crimes where Batkid had to save the day, …

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Madison Bumgarner Earns 50th Career Win

If you’re a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Madison Bumgarner is probably one of your least favorite people right now. On Saturday the San Francisco Giants handed the Dodgers another loss in the series, while Bumgarner garnered (see what I did there) his 50th career win. Working into the seventh inning, Bumgarner had 10 strike outs. Only two runs …

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Don Baylor: Angels Hitting Coach Breaks Right Leg On Opening Day [Video]

Don Baylor, the batting coach of the Los Angeles Angels, suffered a major leg injury as he was catching the game’s ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day in Anaheim on Monday night. Former outfielder Vladimir Guerrero was throwing the ceremonial pitch. He had signed a one-day contract with the team just so he could retire as an Angel. He threw …

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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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