Tag Archives: baseball

  • This Day In Sports History (June 18th) — Billy Martin

    This Day In Sports History (June 18th) — Billy Martin

    It was on this day in 1979 that George Steinbrenner re-hired Billy Martin to manage the New York Yankees.  This was Martin’s second of an incredible five stints as manager of the Yankees. Martin first began managing New York in 1975, when he took over for the fired Bill Virdon, and led the Yankees to […]

  • The 20 Best Pitching Games Scores in MLB History

    The 20 Best Pitching Games Scores in MLB History

    In baseball, when we talk about amazing pitching performances, we usually end up just talking about no-hitters and perfect games. However, not all no-hitters and perfect games are created equal. In fact, just last year we did a whole list of the worst no-hitters of all-time. So wouldn’t it be nice if there were some […]

  • Rays’ Alex Cobb Hit in Head by Line Drive (Video)

    Rays’ Alex Cobb Hit in Head by Line Drive (Video)

    Earlier this season it was Toronto’s J.A. Happ. Last year it was Oakland’s Brandon McCarthy, Houston’s Mickey Storey, and Detroit’s Doug Fister. Now the latest pitcher to join the “clocked in the head by a line drive club” is Tampa Bay’s Alex Cobb. On Saturday afternoon during a game against the Kansas City Royals at […]

  • Mets Fan Takes a Tumble on Live Television (Video)

    Mets Fan Takes a Tumble on Live Television (Video)

    The New York Mets seem to be awfully good at embarrassing themselves on live television, as they have done just that on numerous occasions this season en route to a 24-37 record through their first 61 games. And now their fans are getting in on the act as well, beginning with the dude in the […]

  • Simpsons Characters Read Starting Lineup at Dodgers Stadium (Video)

    Simpsons Characters Read Starting Lineup at Dodgers Stadium (Video)

    Yesterday, the Los Angeles Dodgers brought out Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and Police Chief Clancy Wiggum to read the home team’s starting lineup—which is to say, they brought out Hank Azaria, who performs the voices for all three of those classic Simpsons characters. It was the first time this writer had ever heard anybody from […]

  • Got Enough Sunscreen on Your Lips? (Video)

    Got Enough Sunscreen on Your Lips? (Video)

    It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, I’m told.  So if you’re heading out for an afternoon game at Citizen’s Bank Park, you’ll want to be prepared. Wear a hat, bring plenty of water, and apply that sunscreen liberally. Not too liberally, though. Just be sure to apply a nice even coat of SPF 50 or better. […]