Tag Archives: MLB

  • 9 Reasons Why Mariano Rivera Is The Greatest Closer Of All Time

    9 Reasons Why Mariano Rivera Is The Greatest Closer Of All Time

    Any day now, 41-year-old New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to break the all-time saves record. Now, personally, I don’t think the “save” should be as big a deal as it is. One guy gets a “save” after coming on in the bottom of the eight with the bases loaded, nobody out, and […]

  • 9 Smartest Players In Major League Baseball

    9 Smartest Players In Major League Baseball

    The world of professional sports is probably the one place in life where being smart won’t help you get ahead. Just ask the 9 baseball players listed here. They’re probably the smartest guys in Major League Baseball, and I bet every one of them will tell you that their intelligence has more often been a […]

  • Sparks Fly Off Alex Avila’s Mask (Video)

    Sparks Fly Off Alex Avila’s Mask (Video)

    Sparks were flying at U.S. Cellular Field last night, and surprisingly, it had nothing to do with Ozzie Guillen or the White Sox inability to get their offense going against Tigers’ starting pitcher Justin Verlander.  Instead, the sparks that could be seen flying behind home plate in the bottom of the eighth inning had everything […]

  • The Nats Rookies Dressed Up As Smurfs Yesterday (Video)

    The Nats Rookies Dressed Up As Smurfs Yesterday (Video)

    If you were walking down the streets of New York yesterday and saw some blue-skinned characters, don’t be afraid.  Everything you witnessed in the movie Avatar is not about to take place in real life.  Instead, those blue characters you witnessed were rookies currently playing with the Washington Nationals, who were in town to take […]

  • Orioles Mascot Stretches And Has A Word With Curtis Granderson (Video)

    Orioles Mascot Stretches And Has A Word With Curtis Granderson (Video)

    It can be tough to grab the attention of a New York Yankees superstar for long enough to have a meaningful conversation with them, but the Baltimore Orioles mascot was able to use the perks of his profession(?) to do just that prior to yesterday’s game between the Orioles and the Yankees. While Yankees center […]

  • The Phillie Phanatic Makes It Rain…Hot Dogs (Video)

    The Phillie Phanatic Makes It Rain…Hot Dogs (Video)

    Treacherous rains were sweeping across areas in Indiana, Michigan and other parts of the United States over the weekend.  It was raining in Philadelphia as well, but rather than having water drops fall from the sky, as is typically the case when it rains, fans at Citizens Bank Park found themselves caught under a storm […]

  • Weekly Fantasy Baseball Update: August 28th — September 3rd

    Weekly Fantasy Baseball Update: August 28th — September 3rd

    Here is your weekly fantasy update, as the world watched Detroit’s Justin Verlander win his 20th game before September had even begun. Fantasy Stud of the Week – Austin Jackson, CF, Tigers The young Detroit center-fielder had a great week, in which he went 16-32 (.500 AVG) with a pair of home runs and three […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 8/25/11 – New York Yankees

    Stat Line Of The Night – 8/25/11 – New York Yankees

    I guarantee the New York Yankees did something yesterday that you, your dad and your grandpa have never seen before in a MLB game. The New York Yankees made history in their rout over the Oakland A’s by slugging not one, not two, but three grand slams. The Yankees, who trailed by six runs at […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 8/24/11 – Alex Avila

    Stat Line Of The Night – 8/24/11 – Alex Avila

    This is not your typical state line of the night. Detroit Tigers’ catcher Alex Avila was only 1-4 last night. So, you’re probably wondering, why does he belong here? It’s because he’s a catcher and his one hit went approximately 420 feet from home plate into the seats (after traveling to the moon). Further, while […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 8/22/11 – Cliff Lee

    Stat Line Of The Night – 8/22/11 – Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee is quietly putting together a season better than the one he had in 2008 when he won the Cy Young Award. The only reason it’s relatively quiet is because he’s pitching on a staff full of Cy Young candidates, who are arguably having better seasons than Lee. Yes, the Philadelphia Phillies’ staff is […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 8/18/11 – Ricky Romero

    Stat Line Of The Night – 8/18/11 – Ricky Romero

    You may not have noticed, but Ricky Romero is making a very good case to be inserted into the Cy Young discussions. While Justin Verlander is the clear leader right now, Romero is quietly putting together an amazing August that should have him in serious contention if he keeps it up. Last night against the […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 8/17/11 – David Price

    Stat Line Of The Night – 8/17/11 – David Price

    Despite being 10 games above .500, the Rays entered Wednesday’s game with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park trailing the Red Sox and Yankees for the East title and Wild Card spot by 9.5 games. Most baseball pundits would say that the Rays are dead in the water, with no shot at either playoff […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night – 8/16/11 – Justin Verlander

    The Stat Line Of The Night – 8/16/11 – Justin Verlander

    Yesterday, it was Jim Thome gracing ‘The Stat Line Of The Night.’ Today, it’s one of his favorite pitchers, Justin Verlander (Thome has seven home runs off of Verlander in his career, the third most he’s hit off of any pitcher). Verlander bolstered his Cy Young resume last night against Thome’s squad by throwing 7.2 […]

  • The Brewers Turned A Triple Play Last Night (Video)

    The Brewers Turned A Triple Play Last Night (Video)

    Things have certainly been going the Milwaukee Brewers’ way as of late.  If their four-game winning streak or their 17 wins in their last 19 games didn’t already make that obvious, their triple play during last night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers did. With James Looney at the plate, and runners on first and […]

  • The 13 Single-Season ‘Hit By Pitch’ Leaders

    The 13 Single-Season ‘Hit By Pitch’ Leaders

    Has it seemed to you that MLB batters are getting hit by pitches a lot more often these days? Well, there’s good news: you’re not crazy. I did a little digging and discovered that Major League Baseball is currently experiencing a true beanball renaissance. In the 1890s, the average players HBP per game was .419. […]