Tag Archives: MLB

  • Paula Abdul Gets Down with the Phillie Phanatic (Video and GIF)

    Paula Abdul Gets Down with the Phillie Phanatic (Video and GIF)

    We already knew that cheerleader-turned-singer-turned-over-medicated singing contest judge Paula Abdul likes hanging out with weirdos. There was that awesome music video for the 1989 classic “Opposites Attract” in which she danced with an animated, anthropomorphic cat. And, of course, she sat next to Simon Cowell for seven long years on American Idol before joining him […]

  • Check Out this Amazing Color Footage of the 1939 World Series (Video)

    Check Out this Amazing Color Footage of the 1939 World Series (Video)

    People generally assume that, since most of the movies and photographs we have from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s are in black and white, color photography wasn’t even around. But that’s not true. Technicolor (for movies) was invented all the way back in 1916 and radically improved in 1929, and Kodachrome (for photographs) was invented […]

  • Reds Fan Catches Back-To-Back Home Run Balls (Video)

    Reds Fan Catches Back-To-Back Home Run Balls (Video)

    Texas Rangers fan Trent Williams was able to catch a total of seven home run balls during the 2011 MLB season.  That may sound like an impressive feat, but it pales in comparison to what Cincinnati Reds fan Caleb Lloyd did during last night’s game against the Atlanta Braves at the Great American Ballpark. With […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 18th) – Randy Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (May 18th) – Randy Johnson

    It was on this day in 2004 that Randy Johnson became the 17th player in MLB history to pitch a perfect game.  At age 40, Johnson became the oldest player to accomplish the feat. Randy Johnson would strikeout 13 Atlanta Braves batters en route to his perfect game, which took place at Atlanta’s Turner Field.  […]

  • Swarm Of Bees Cause Delay At Coors Field (Video)

    Swarm Of Bees Cause Delay At Coors Field (Video)

    There was a buzz surrounding Coors Field during yesterday’s game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks, but it had little to do with the excitement of their high-scoring seesaw battle, which saw the Diamondbacks emerge with a 9-7 victory thanks to a Justin Upton two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning.  […]

  • Rays Fan Faceplants Onto Field While Reaching For Foul Ball (Video)

    Rays Fan Faceplants Onto Field While Reaching For Foul Ball (Video)

    Little has gone wrong for the Tampa Bay Rays’ players within the friendly confines of Tropicana Field this season (they are 14-3 at home thus far).  Unfortunately, the same can not be said for the Rays’ fans. Earlier in the month we provided you with footage of the magical home run ball that bounced off […]

  • 11 Classy Baseball Wives of the 50s and 60s

    11 Classy Baseball Wives of the 50s and 60s

    It’s always seemed to me that baseball wives of the 1950s and 60s, in addition to being beautiful, were so classy and dignified when compared to the baseball wives of today. But I kind of figured this was probably a false perception—chalk it up to black and white still photography and the mystique of “the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 11th) – Willie Mays

    This Day In Sports History (May 11th) – Willie Mays

    It was on this day in 1972 that the San Francisco Giants traded 41-year-old, future Hall of Famer Willie Mays to the New York Mets.  In exchange for Mays, the Giants received pitcher Charlie Williams and $50,000. Mays was well past his prime at the time of the trade.  In fact, he was the oldest […]

  • Did Chicago Cubs Ball Girl Give Her Number To A Fan? (Video)

    Did Chicago Cubs Ball Girl Give Her Number To A Fan? (Video)

    Internet baseball nerds have been in a bit of a flutter in recent days over this video. A camera man for the Chicago Cubs’ AT&T U-verse broadcast spied this rather attractive ball girl for the Chicago Cubs write something on a piece of paper, then hand it to a security guard. Now, normally this little […]

  • 22 Weird (And Funny) Baseball GIFs

    22 Weird (And Funny) Baseball GIFs

    I love baseball, but I’ll be the first to admit that, when you think about it, it’s a pretty weird game. For starters, there’s no clock, so the game moves about as fast as the pitcher and manager want it to. Which can be pretty slow. And, unlike most pro sports, but very much like […]