Tag Archives: MLB

  • Reds Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Takes 110 MPH Line Drive to the Face (Video)

    Reds Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Takes 110 MPH Line Drive to the Face (Video)

    Last night’s Cactus League contest between the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Arizona, was called off after Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman took a 110 mph line drive to the face and had to be stretchered off the field. The play took place during the sixth inning, as Royals catcher Salvador Perez […]

  • MLB Umpire Brad Myers Takes Scorching Line Drive to the Nuts (Video + GIF)

    MLB Umpire Brad Myers Takes Scorching Line Drive to the Nuts (Video + GIF)

    The vast majority of the time, you really don’t even notice where the umpires are on the field during a baseball game. They just kind of blend in and do their jobs. Unfortunately, during yesterday’s spring training game between the Reds and Indians, everyone noticed where third base umpire Brad Myers was. And that’s because […]

  • The Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ New Bacon Gear Is Flying Off the Shelves

    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ New Bacon Gear Is Flying Off the Shelves

    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies, have had some of the best-selling gear among all minor league baseball teams for the last five years simply because they are called the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. However, ever since they announced that the team would sport caps with strips of bacon on them for […]

  • Slimmer, Juice-Free Barry Bonds Shows Up to Giants Spring Training

    Slimmer, Juice-Free Barry Bonds Shows Up to Giants Spring Training

    The final contract that MLB home run king (with an asterisk) Barry Bonds signed with the San Francisco Giants included a 10-year “services” deal, meaning the guy would have to earn some of his millions by serving as a spring training instructor after his playing days were done. Well, now his playing days are done, and […]

  • 9 Most Pathetic Sports Franchises Right Now

    9 Most Pathetic Sports Franchises Right Now

    One of the hardest parts of being passionate about any sports team is that fortune and luck can fluctuate like the stock market, and you experience all the emotional fallout without having any control over the team that makes those emotions happen. So it might be a little cathartic to check out these nine teams, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 10th) — Batting Helmets

    This Day In Sports History (March 10th) — Batting Helmets

    It was on this day in 1941 that the Brooklyn Dodgers announced that all of their players would start wearing batting helmets permanently in the upcoming season.  It was not long after that many other teams would adopt this safety precaution as well. General Manager Larry MacPhail was the man behind this innovation; he also […]

  • Jays Manager John Gibbons Gives Us the MLB’s First Replay Challenge (Video)

    Jays Manager John Gibbons Gives Us the MLB’s First Replay Challenge (Video)

    During the off-season, Major League Baseball instituted new rules and technology that would allow managers to challenge an expanded number of calls on the field through the use of video replay.  This new rule made it’s debut today, and during a Grapefruit League battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins, Jays manager […]

  • John Axford Goes 18-for-18 with Oscar Predictions

    John Axford Goes 18-for-18 with Oscar Predictions

    John Axford is pretty much incapable of pitching a perfect game, seeing as how he is a reliever.  But as he proved last night, he is more than capable of calling a perfect Oscars. That is exactly what the newly acquired member of the Cleveland Indians did last night, as Axford went a perfect 18-for-18 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 3rd) – World Baseball Classic

    This Day In Sports History (March 3rd) – World Baseball Classic

    It was on this day in 2006 that the inaugural World Baseball Classic held its first ever games.  Two games were played on that day with South Korea beating Chinese Taipei 2-0 and Japan hammering China 18-2.  Both games were played in the Tokyo Dome. The tournament featured teams from all over the world playing […]

  • The 35 Greatest Photobombs in the History of Sports

    The 35 Greatest Photobombs in the History of Sports

    Back when every picture you took cost actual money—because you had to put this stuff called film into your camera—photobombing existed, but it was relatively rare. However, since the advent of camera phones and social media, photobombing has become a genuine fad, like skinny jeans, or the Macarena. In fact, these days, according to the Photobombing […]