Tag Archives: MLB

  • Dan Le Batard Sold His Baseball Hall of Fame Vote to Deadspin

    Dan Le Batard Sold His Baseball Hall of Fame Vote to Deadspin

    As you may have heard previously, a few months back the folks over at Deadspin announced that they wanted to purchased the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot of one voter and allow their readers to vote on how to fill it out. Why? Because they believed the voting system was flawed to the point of […]

  • Yasiel Puig Gets Arrested for Speeding While Wearing Pink Shorts (Video)

    Yasiel Puig Gets Arrested for Speeding While Wearing Pink Shorts (Video)

    Many of us were already aware of the fact that Los Angeles Dodgers super-rookie Yasiel Puig was arrested in Florida on December 28 after his white Mercedes-Benz was clocked going 110 mph down the I-75.  What we weren’t aware of, however, was the fact that Puig was wearing some funky-looking pink shorts at the time. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 27th) – Barry Zito

    This Day In Sports History (December 27th) – Barry Zito

    It was on this day in 2006 that the San Francisco Giants signed free agent starting pitcher Barry Zito to a seven-year deal worth $126 million.  Zito’s contract made him the highest paid pitcher in Major League history at the time of the signing. Barry Zito had a terrific season in 2002 when he had […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 20th) — Hideo Nomo

    This Day In Sports History (December 20th) — Hideo Nomo

    It was on this day in 2001 that starting pitcher Hideo Nomo signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The signing meant a return to the organization where Nomo’s Major League career began nearly seven years earlier. Hideo Nomo’s Major League career got off to a great start, as he had a very solid […]

  • The 11 Worst Places to Be a Sports Fan in 2013

    The 11 Worst Places to Be a Sports Fan in 2013

    Seven different cities saw their teams play in a championship game or series for one of the four major pro sports leagues in 2013—Baltimore, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Miami, San Antonio, and St. Louis. And of course, in addition to those cities, a bunch of others saw their teams have excellent regular seasons or surprising […]

  • Babe Ruth Swings His Bat and His Manhood (GIF)

    Babe Ruth Swings His Bat and His Manhood (GIF)

    It’s not too rare to read about wardrobe malfunctions in sports nowadays. Let’s face it, all that strenuous physical activity is strenuous on the athletes’ clothes, as well as the athletes’ body.  So accidents are bound to happen. But how often do you get to see one featuring Babe Ruth? Full disclosure, it’s a little difficult […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 13th) — Roger Clemens

    This Day In Sports History (December 13th) — Roger Clemens

    It was on this day in 1996 that free agent starting pitcher Roger Clemens signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. Clemens signed a four-year, $40 million deal to be the ace of the Blue Jays pitching staff. Although he signed a four-year contract, Clemens lasted only two seasons in Toronto before being traded to the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 11th) — Joe DiMaggio Retires

    This Day In Sports History (December 11th) — Joe DiMaggio Retires

    It was on this day in 1951 that Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement from baseball.  The “Yankee Clipper” was 37-years-old when he made the announcement. DiMaggio played all 13 years of his prolific career with the New York Yankees (1936–1942, 1946–1951).  He would make the All-Star game during each of those seasons, and he won […]

  • 25 Biggest Athlete Retirements of 2013

    25 Biggest Athlete Retirements of 2013

    Just about every year we see at least one or two superstar athletes call it a career. There will be some speculation, they will call a press conference, they will announce their retirement and thank the fans and their organization, and then people in the media will write some nice stories about them. This year, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 10th) — C.C. Sabathia

    This Day In Sports History (December 10th) — C.C. Sabathia

    It was on this day in 2008 that the New York Yankees signed free agent starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia to a seven-year, $161 million contract.  This remains the largest contract ever signed by a pitcher in Major League Baseball history. The Yankees got exactly what they paid for in Sabathia’s first year, as he was […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 27th) — Fred Lynn

    This Day In Sports History (November 27th) — Fred Lynn

    It was on this day in 1975 that Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn won the AL MVP award.  In doing so, he became the first rookie in Major League history to earn MVP and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season. Lynn’s rookie year was one of the most impressive seasons of […]

  • Mariano Rivera x New Era Limited Edition Cap

    Mariano Rivera x New Era Limited Edition Cap

    To help honor the career of the greatest closing pitcher that baseball has ever seen, New Era has created a limited edition 59FIFTY Fitted Cap, called “the Mariano Rivera Exclusive.”  It features commemorative patches, a list of Mariano’s records, and the number “42″ embroidered on the back. Unfortunately for those interested in getting their hands on […]