Tag Archives: MLB

  • 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 […]

  • Carl Crawford Dives Face First Into the Dirt (GIF)

    Carl Crawford Dives Face First Into the Dirt (GIF)

    There are some MLB players who appear as though they haven’t lost a single step or missed a single beat over the course of the winter break, like the Oakland Atheltics’ Josh Reddick, who was scaling walls on Wednesday like it was already midseason. But for every Josh Reddick, there’s a Carl Crawford, diving head […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 28th) — Don Mattingly

    This Day In Sports History (February 28th) — Don Mattingly

    It was on this day in 1991 that first baseman Don Mattingly was named captain of the New York Yankees.  Mattingly became the thirteenth captain in Yankees’ history. Donnie Baseball earned the honor prior to his tenth year with the team.  He began his career with the Yankees in 1982, playing for them his entire […]

  • Josh Reddick Robs Michael Morse of a Home Run Twice in One Game (Video)

    Josh Reddick Robs Michael Morse of a Home Run Twice in One Game (Video)

    We’re just one day into the MLB spring training schedule, but apparently Oakland A’s right fielder Josh Reddick is already dialed in. Yesterday, new Giants left fielder Michael Morse drilled a ball to right field on a trajectory that should have given him a home run. However, Reddick scaled the fence like Spider-Man and made […]

  • Here’s Jose Reyes Rapping With Toronto Reporters (Video)

    Here’s Jose Reyes Rapping With Toronto Reporters (Video)

    You can question whether or not Jose Reyes is the best player on the Toronto Blue Jays’ roster, what with the likes of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion still hanging around.  But what you can’t question is whether or not he’s the best rapper on the team’s roster. He is.  And now we have the […]

  • Tracy McGrady Is Trying to Become a Professional Baseball Player (Video)

    Tracy McGrady Is Trying to Become a Professional Baseball Player (Video)

    When most NBA superstars retire they try their hand at broadcasting, or maybe they use their name recognition to attract investors to some business venture or another. Not Tracy McGrady, though. Now that this 7x All-Star and 2x NBA scoring champion is out of basketball, he’s pursuing one of his life’s biggest dreams: becoming a […]

  • According to Bob Uecker, “Major League IV” Is Probably Going to Happen

    According to Bob Uecker, “Major League IV” Is Probably Going to Happen

    Those who have been waiting for another Major League movie to come out following the disappointment of Major League: Back to the Minors will be happy to hear the following news from Bob Uecker regarding the possibility of a Major League IV movie, via Brewers Beat: “I’ll be honest with you, they’re talking about it,” […]