Tag Archives: MLB

  • 9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    Have you ever heard of the Home Run Derby curse? It’s the idea that, after players compete in the derby prior to the Midsummer Classic, their production drops off in the second half of the season. And it’s not a myth. It’s a real, measurable phenomenon. Since 2000, the batting average, on-base percentage, and especially […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 15th) — Safeco Field

    This Day In Sports History (July 15th) — Safeco Field

    It was on this day in 1999 that Safeco Field opened in Seattle, Washington.  The Seattle Mariners would go on to lose their first ever game at Safeco Field to the San Diego Padres by a score of 3-2. Safeco Field is home to a very unique retractable roof.  Unlike other retractable roofs that cover […]

  • Fan Takes Anthony Rendon’s Homer Off the Face (Video)

    Fan Takes Anthony Rendon’s Homer Off the Face (Video)

    Every time I attend a Major League Baseball game, I can’t help but wonder how we don’t see more fans suffer injuries, or even die, from balls flying into the stands.  After all, if a professional like Twins left fielder Oswaldo Arcia can be the victim of a ball-to-the-face on a lazy fly ball, you’d […]

  • Ian Desmond Shaved His Beard Between At Bats Last Night (Video)

    Ian Desmond Shaved His Beard Between At Bats Last Night (Video)

    With a .278 ERA, 15 home runs and 49 RBIs on the season, Ian Desmond has earned himself a spot on the ballot for the final roster position on the National League All-Star team; however, things haven’t been going well for the Nats’ shortstop as of late, as he was without a hit in two […]

  • The 13 Best MLB Cheerleading Squads of 2013

    The 13 Best MLB Cheerleading Squads of 2013

    I know what you’re thinking—”there are no cheerleaders in Major League Baseball”—but you’re wrong. Baseball teams have cheerleaders. They may not wear the skimpy outfits that the cheerleaders where in the NFL, NBA, or even the NHL; they may not always perform choreographed numbers; and they may not call them cheerleaders. But those girls who stand on the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 8th) – 1997 MLB All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (July 8th) – 1997 MLB All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1997 that the 68th annual Major League Baseball All-Star game was played.  The game took place at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio, and hometown hero Sandy Alomar Jr. was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. The American League went on to win the game by a score of 3-1, […]

  • Watch One of the Jonas Brothers Suck at Baseball (Video)

    Watch One of the Jonas Brothers Suck at Baseball (Video)

    Hey, remember the Jonas Brothers? They were that boy band that caused all those pre-teen girl shopping mall riots a few years back because they all took virginity pledges, or something like that. Well, apparently some people still consider the Jonas Brothers to be “celebrities,” and one of them was invited to partake in the […]