Tag Archives: MLB

  • Julio Borbon: Decent Ballplayer, Terrible Actor (Video + GIF)

    Julio Borbon: Decent Ballplayer, Terrible Actor (Video + GIF)

    The flopping epidemic has already spread from soccer to hockey and basketball. In fact, it got so bad in basketball that the NBA now fines players for flopping. Now it appears this flopping business has even spread to baseball. However, ballplayers are still new to the flopping game, so they have yet to hone their […]

  • The Anatomy of Justin Verlander’s Four-Pitch Arsenal (GIF)

    The Anatomy of Justin Verlander’s Four-Pitch Arsenal (GIF)

    Last week we showed you a mesmerizing aniamted GIF that shows the trajectory of each pitch that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish throws. To create it, some guy out there on the internet named Drew Shepard superimposed five separate clips of Darvish pitching over each other and then lined up the release point. The results were so awesome that […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 29th) – Roger Clemens

    This Day In Sports History (April 29th) – Roger Clemens

    It was on this day in 1986 that Roger Clemens became the first pitcher in MLB history to strikeout 20 batters in a nine inning major league game.  Clemens accomplished the feat against the Seattle Mariners in a game played at Fenway Park. Clemens would achieve this mark in only his third full season, at […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 26th) – Coors Field

    This Day In Sports History (April 26th) – Coors Field

    It was on this day in 1995 that the Colorado Rockies played their first ever game at Coors Field.  The Rockies would beat the New York Mets 11-9 to earn their first victory in their new ballpark. Coors Field is known as a hitters’ ballpark due to the fact that it is located in Denver, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    It was on this day in 1978 that the Phillie Phanatic made his first ever appearance as the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies. The idea for the Phillie Phanatic was created by Dennis Lehman in 1977, as he felt the team needed to abandon “Philadelphia Phil” and “Philadelphia Phillis”, and replace them with a […]