Tag Archives: baseball

  • Check Out This Little League Umpire’s Awesome Punchout Move (Video)

    Check Out This Little League Umpire’s Awesome Punchout Move (Video)

    Umpires have a tough, thankless job. They have to stay completely focused on every pitch while wearing 30 pounds of cumbersome padding, dealing with hecklers in the stands (and dugouts), and getting hit in the nuts by wild pitches. When they do their job poorly, they hear about it from everyone. But when they do […]

  • Is This The Worst Ceremonial First Pitch Ever? (Video)

    Is This The Worst Ceremonial First Pitch Ever? (Video)

    Everyone knows a ceremonial first pitch is usually just an excuse for a team to show off for its fans (“hey, look, we know famous people!”). But unless it’s a cute kid, a dude with no arms, or a T-Rex, we still want to see the person doing the honors actually get it in the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 11th) – Willie Mays

    This Day In Sports History (May 11th) – Willie Mays

    It was on this day in 1972 that the San Francisco Giants traded 41-year-old, future Hall of Famer Willie Mays to the New York Mets.  In exchange for Mays, the Giants received pitcher Charlie Williams and $50,000. Mays was well past his prime at the time of the trade.  In fact, he was the oldest […]

  • Did Chicago Cubs Ball Girl Give Her Number To A Fan? (Video)

    Did Chicago Cubs Ball Girl Give Her Number To A Fan? (Video)

    Internet baseball nerds have been in a bit of a flutter in recent days over this video. A camera man for the Chicago Cubs’ AT&T U-verse broadcast spied this rather attractive ball girl for the Chicago Cubs write something on a piece of paper, then hand it to a security guard. Now, normally this little […]

  • 6-Year-Old Makes Amazing Unassisted Triple Play (Video)

    6-Year-Old Makes Amazing Unassisted Triple Play (Video)

    Everyone knows that a triple play is better than a double play, and that an unassisted triple play is better than a regular triple play. But do you know what’s better than an unassisted triple play? How about an unassisted triple play made by a made by a 6-year-old? From what we can tell from […]

  • 22 Weird (And Funny) Baseball GIFs

    22 Weird (And Funny) Baseball GIFs

    I love baseball, but I’ll be the first to admit that, when you think about it, it’s a pretty weird game. For starters, there’s no clock, so the game moves about as fast as the pitcher and manager want it to. Which can be pretty slow. And, unlike most pro sports, but very much like […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 5/9/12 – Andrew McCutchen

    Stat Line Of The Night – 5/9/12 – Andrew McCutchen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates may not be known for being one of the best teams in the league – the team finished last night tied for third in the National League Central – but they have one of the best center fielders in Andrew McCutchen.  The Pirates have been an above average team at their home […]

  • Padres Fan Catches Baseball With Beer and then Drinks It (Video)

    Padres Fan Catches Baseball With Beer and then Drinks It (Video)

    Let’s say you’re preordained to catch a foul ball at a pro baseball game. Would you rather catch it as it bounces off a seat or catch it in your beer? Trick question. You barehand that bastard on the fly. However, all are acceptable so long as you don’t catch it in a baseball glove. […]

  • One-Armed Little Leaguer Coleman Shannon Throws A No-HItter (Video)

    One-Armed Little Leaguer Coleman Shannon Throws A No-HItter (Video)

    Don’t talk to Coleman Shannon about adversity. And don’t talk to him about pitching, either, because at the age of 14, the Johnsonville, FL teen has probably forgotten more about baseball than most will ever know. On May 1st, Shannon managed a no-hitter for his Little League team, despite being born with a condition known […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 27th) – Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (April 27th) – Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1983 that Nolan Ryan surpassed Walter Johnson to become the all-time leader in strikeouts.  Ryan struck out his 3,509th batter to surpass the mark set by Johnson way back in 1927. Entering the 1983 season, both Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton were in striking distance of the prestigious record […]

  • Kid Cries While Man Snatches His Ball And Gives It To His Wife (Video)

    Kid Cries While Man Snatches His Ball And Gives It To His Wife (Video)

    Suggesting that this older Rangers fan stole the ball from the child seated next to him may be a bit misleading, seeing has how Mitch Moreland appeared to toss the ball into the stands with no particular recipient in mind.  However, his refusal to acknowledge the crying kid next to him while handing the ball […]