Tag Archives: baseball

  • 9 Reasons Why Mariano Rivera Is The Greatest Closer Of All Time

    9 Reasons Why Mariano Rivera Is The Greatest Closer Of All Time

    Any day now, 41-year-old New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to break the all-time saves record. Now, personally, I don’t think the “save” should be as big a deal as it is. One guy gets a “save” after coming on in the bottom of the eight with the bases loaded, nobody out, and […]

  • 9 Smartest Players In Major League Baseball

    9 Smartest Players In Major League Baseball

    The world of professional sports is probably the one place in life where being smart won’t help you get ahead. Just ask the 9 baseball players listed here. They’re probably the smartest guys in Major League Baseball, and I bet every one of them will tell you that their intelligence has more often been a […]

  • The Nats Rookies Dressed Up As Smurfs Yesterday (Video)

    The Nats Rookies Dressed Up As Smurfs Yesterday (Video)

    If you were walking down the streets of New York yesterday and saw some blue-skinned characters, don’t be afraid.  Everything you witnessed in the movie Avatar is not about to take place in real life.  Instead, those blue characters you witnessed were rookies currently playing with the Washington Nationals, who were in town to take […]

  • Orioles Mascot Stretches And Has A Word With Curtis Granderson (Video)

    Orioles Mascot Stretches And Has A Word With Curtis Granderson (Video)

    It can be tough to grab the attention of a New York Yankees superstar for long enough to have a meaningful conversation with them, but the Baltimore Orioles mascot was able to use the perks of his profession(?) to do just that prior to yesterday’s game between the Orioles and the Yankees. While Yankees center […]

  • 15 Classic Baseball Mustaches

    15 Classic Baseball Mustaches

    In the first half of the 20th century, baseball players were almost always clean cut young men of upstanding character. Or anyway, that is the image team owners wanted to present to the public. Fortunately for baseball fans, this is not the case today. Team owners and player alike eventually realized that, in order to […]

  • BBoy McCoy, The Breakdancing Batboy (Video)

    BBoy McCoy, The Breakdancing Batboy (Video)

    Even the most devout baseball fans will admit that sometimes—when they’re changing pitchers every five minutes; when batters call time and step out of the batters’ box to adjust their batting gloves after every pitch; when the catcher walks out to discuss his signs with a pitcher—a ballgame can be a little tedious. Most of […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 8/24/11 – Alex Avila

    Stat Line Of The Night – 8/24/11 – Alex Avila

    This is not your typical state line of the night. Detroit Tigers’ catcher Alex Avila was only 1-4 last night. So, you’re probably wondering, why does he belong here? It’s because he’s a catcher and his one hit went approximately 420 feet from home plate into the seats (after traveling to the moon). Further, while […]

  • Amazing Batting Practice Called ‘Skeet Ball’ (Video)

    Amazing Batting Practice Called ‘Skeet Ball’ (Video)

    Seeing is believing? That depends. These days, big advertising agencies have caught on the to power of “going viral.” Some of them have just tried to make traditional commercials that are so funny people will forward them around to friends. However, the best ad agencies have realized that it’s even more effective to make commercials […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 8/22/11 – Cliff Lee

    Stat Line Of The Night – 8/22/11 – Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee is quietly putting together a season better than the one he had in 2008 when he won the Cy Young Award. The only reason it’s relatively quiet is because he’s pitching on a staff full of Cy Young candidates, who are arguably having better seasons than Lee. Yes, the Philadelphia Phillies’ staff is […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 8/21/11 — Albert Pujols

    Stat Line Of The Night — 8/21/11 — Albert Pujols

    With the official “best player in baseball” set to become a free agent at the end of the 2011 season, people started to worry when Albert Pujols got off to an excruciatingly slow start back in April and May. More recently, however, the Cardinals first baseman has started to look more like himself. Last night […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 8/17/11 – David Price

    Stat Line Of The Night – 8/17/11 – David Price

    Despite being 10 games above .500, the Rays entered Wednesday’s game with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park trailing the Red Sox and Yankees for the East title and Wild Card spot by 9.5 games. Most baseball pundits would say that the Rays are dead in the water, with no shot at either playoff […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night – 8/16/11 – Justin Verlander

    The Stat Line Of The Night – 8/16/11 – Justin Verlander

    Yesterday, it was Jim Thome gracing ‘The Stat Line Of The Night.’ Today, it’s one of his favorite pitchers, Justin Verlander (Thome has seven home runs off of Verlander in his career, the third most he’s hit off of any pitcher). Verlander bolstered his Cy Young resume last night against Thome’s squad by throwing 7.2 […]

  • The Brewers Turned A Triple Play Last Night (Video)

    The Brewers Turned A Triple Play Last Night (Video)

    Things have certainly been going the Milwaukee Brewers’ way as of late.  If their four-game winning streak or their 17 wins in their last 19 games didn’t already make that obvious, their triple play during last night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers did. With James Looney at the plate, and runners on first and […]

  • 13 Most Awesome Old-School Sports Video Games

    13 Most Awesome Old-School Sports Video Games

    The other day, as I was negotiating a trade between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals in the franchise mode of MLB 11 The Show for PlayStation 3, I made a very obvious realization: sports video games sure have come a long, long way. There I was in 2011, tending to every minute […]