Tag Archives: baseball

  • 9 Reasons Why This Could Be The Best MLB Post-Season Ever

    9 Reasons Why This Could Be The Best MLB Post-Season Ever

    The 2011 MLB playoffs kick off tonight, with the Texas Rangers hosting the Tampa Bay Rays followed by the New York Yankees hosting the Detroit Tigers. This year, however, the biggest question going into October isn’t so much, “who will win the World Series,” but instead, “is there any way the playoffs can be half […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 29th) – Maddux Brothers

    This Day In Sports History (September 29th) – Maddux Brothers

    It was on this day in 1986 that Greg Maddux faced his brother Mike Maddux, as the Chicago Cubs took on the Philadelphia Phillies.  This marked the first and only time in Major League history that two rookie brothers started against each other. Greg would easily out-duel his older brother and pick up the win.  […]

  • Taiwanese Man Drops His Daughter To Catch A Foul Ball (Video)

    Taiwanese Man Drops His Daughter To Catch A Foul Ball (Video)

    Is it really worth dropping your daughter and possibly injuring her in an effort to catch a foul ball at a baseball game?  Previous videos have proven that in America, some parents will answer that question with a “yes.”  Now we have footage proving that the same can be said about baseball fans/parents in Taiwan. […]

  • 9 Most Epic Collapses In MLB History

    9 Most Epic Collapses In MLB History

    If you’re a baseball fan, then you are probably aware that the Boston Red Sox are hanging on for dear life in the American League Wild Card standings. On September 1, Boston was 8 ½ games ahead of Tampa Bay. Today, their lead over the Rays is just 1 lousy game. But Boston is not […]

  • 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 […]