Tag Archives: baseball

  • Yankees Draft Kenny Powers Look-Alike in 14th Round (Pic)

    Yankees Draft Kenny Powers Look-Alike in 14th Round (Pic)

    It’s not often that a pitcher selected in the 14th round of the MLB draft makes the news. However, new Yankees prospect Sean Carley isn’t just any pitcher. He’s a right-hander out of the University of West Virginia that just so happens to bear a striking resemblance to the legendary Kenny Powers. If by some […]

  • Manny Ramirez Hits 450-Foot Bomb, Flips Bat Just Like Old Times (Pic)

    Manny Ramirez Hits 450-Foot Bomb, Flips Bat Just Like Old Times (Pic)

    When former Red Sox GM and current Cubs president Theo Epstein signed Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, a lot of people thought it was a bad idea. During his career, Manny had pretty much established himself as one of the last people you’d ever want to mentor young players, […]

  • Lovable Baseball Lifer Don Zimmer Passes Away at 83

    Lovable Baseball Lifer Don Zimmer Passes Away at 83

    You won’t find many people around Major League Baseball as universally liked and respected as Don Zimmer. There are tons of better players and many better managers, but few better people. Sadly, after gracing the game of baseball with his presence for 66 years, Zimmer passed away yesterday, June 4, at the age of 83. […]

  • RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game…Makes 172 Arrests (Video)

    RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game…Makes 172 Arrests (Video)

    This year we’ve already seen a number of pretty crazy ceremonial first pitches, from t-rexes, to hero cats to 101-year-old grandmas. The trend continued on Tuesday night in Detroit, where RoboCop—star of the feature film RoboCop—did the honors prior to the Tigers game against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the […]

  • Marlon Byrd Somehow Managed to Break His Bat on a Swing-and-Miss (Video)

    Marlon Byrd Somehow Managed to Break His Bat on a Swing-and-Miss (Video)

    Bats break all the time during Major League Baseball games, but not like this. It happened during yesterday afternoon’s NL East showdown between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, as the Phils’ Marlon Byrd completely whiffed on a 1-0 pitch from Jonathon Niese, but was still somehow able to send three-quarters of his […]

  • 33 Classic Ceremonial First Pitches (GIFs)

    33 Classic Ceremonial First Pitches (GIFs)

    If it seems to you like there have been a number of noteworthy first pitches recently, you’re totally right. In the last few weeks alone we’ve seen a 101-year-old grandma, a major hip hop star, and a cat throw out the first pitch at professional baseball games. We’re basically living in the golden age of the ceremonial first […]

  • Blue Jays Win 9th Straight with a Walk-Off Bunt (Video)

    Blue Jays Win 9th Straight with a Walk-Off Bunt (Video)

    So far this year in Major League Baseball we’ve seen a walk-off replay review, a walk-off balk, and a walk-off pinch hit double from a pitcher. Now we’ve got to add walk-off bunt and throwing error to the list. Last night in Toronto, the Rays and Jays were tied 2-2 with no outs and a […]

  • Twins Bros!!! (Video)

    Twins Bros!!! (Video)

    If you thought the climate in Minnesota was too chilly for their bro population to flourish, you were wrong. Here’s proof, via these Twins bros who were in attendance at Target Field last night to watch their team lose to the Texas Rangers by a score of 1-0. Check it out: Did you catch the […]

  • 50 Cent Makes Terrible First Pitch at Mets-Pirates Game (Video)

    50 Cent Makes Terrible First Pitch at Mets-Pirates Game (Video)

    Like many other rappers, a big part of 50 Cent‘s recording persona is that he’s good at everything—not just rapping, but fighting, shooting, screwing, etc.  But that group of behaviors apparently doesn’t include throwing a baseball, which (truth be told) actually makes me like 50 Cent a lot more. It happened at Citi Field in […]