Tag Archives: baseball

  • Check Out 6-Year-Old Baseball Phenom Spencer Conn (Video)

    Check Out 6-Year-Old Baseball Phenom Spencer Conn (Video)

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was the most-hyped baseball phenom since Dwight Gooden burst onto the scene as a 19-year-old flamethrower back in 1984. However, unlike Gooden, Harper was being touted as the “next big thing” practically from the time he was playing Little League. Thanks to the epic moonshots he hit in high school, […]

  • Someone Was Making It Rain at Safeco Field Yesterday (Video)

    Someone Was Making It Rain at Safeco Field Yesterday (Video)

    The good people of Seattle are pretty used to rain—but not the kind of rain they had at the Mariners game yesterday. During the seventh inning stretch, somebody dropped a stack of 6,000 one dollar bills off the upper deck, making it rain money like Pacman Jones at a strip club, or Vince Young at […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 29th) — Steve Carlton

    This Day In Sports History (July 29th) — Steve Carlton

    It was on this day in 1989 that the Philadelphia Phillies retired the #32 formerly worn by Steve Carlton.  Carlton spent 15 seasons as a member of the Phillies and joined Richie Ashburn (#1), Jim Bunning (#14), Mike Schmidt (#20) and Robin Roberts (#36) as the only men to have their numbers retired by Philadelphia. […]

  • The 13 MLB Teams Paying Over $100K a Day to Injured Players

    The 13 MLB Teams Paying Over $100K a Day to Injured Players

    Injuries have always been a part of baseball. However, astronomical salaries have not. Today’s MLB teams are faced with a decidedly modern problem: flushing tons of cash down the toilet on injured superstars with gigantic contracts. And never has this problem been more apparent than in 2013. Of course, it’s not that the sum the […]

  • MLB Suspends Ryan Braun 65 Games for PEDs, Has A-Rod in their Crosshairs

    MLB Suspends Ryan Braun 65 Games for PEDs, Has A-Rod in their Crosshairs

    Major League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun without pay for the remainder of the 2013 season for his connections to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami run by Anthony Bosch. This amounts to 65 games, 50 of which are for the use of performance enhancing drugs, while the other 15 are for lying […]

  • Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    The animated gif format can be used for a variety of purposes—artistic, humorous, journalistic, etc. Falling under “all of the above” is this one, taken from last night’s Sox/Yankees game. As you can see, it features Mariano Rivera, uh, scratching himself in an unusually animated fashion. Hey, it’s been pretty hot lately, so I certainly […]