Tag Archives: MLB

  • The 15 Most Awesome Retirement Gifts Given To Chipper Jones

    The 15 Most Awesome Retirement Gifts Given To Chipper Jones

    You know, it might be easy to overlook the career of retiring Braves third baseman Chipper Jones. Throughout his entire 18-year, the man only led a significant statistical category three times—OPS in in 2006, and BA and OBP in 2007. However, when you look at his career numbers, they’re actually kind of mind-blowing: .303/.401/.529, with […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 28th) – Ted Williams

    This Day In Sports History (September 28th) – Ted Williams

    It was on this day in 1941 that Ted Williams finished the regular season with a .406 batting average.  Williams remains the last player to hit over .400 throughout the course of a regular season. Williams entered the final day of the 1941 season with a .39955 batting average, which would have been rounded up […]

  • Cards’ Jon Jay Makes Amazing Circus Catch At Minute Maid Park (Video)

    Cards’ Jon Jay Makes Amazing Circus Catch At Minute Maid Park (Video)

    Last year, the St. Louis Cardinals traded away their former “center fielder of the future,” Colby Rasmus, because they thought they had a very capable replacement in Jon Jay. How has Jay repaid their faith in him? By playing great defense and hitting .299/.358/.412 over his 1,155 career at-bats. In fact, so far this season, […]

  • The Top 20 Active MLB Career Strikeout Leaders

    The Top 20 Active MLB Career Strikeout Leaders

    If you follow Major League Baseball, then you’re probably aware that we’re in the midst of a golden era for pitching. Or at least, that’s what the experts say. However, there’s always two ways to look at any statistical phenomenon. And the other day, as I was watching part of a Chicago White Sox Game—which […]

  • It Was “Star Trek Night” At The Trop in Tampa Last Night (Video)

    It Was “Star Trek Night” At The Trop in Tampa Last Night (Video)

    Earlier this season, the Tampa Bay Rays and nine other teams around Major League Baseball teamed up with Stand Up 2 Cancer and LucasFilms to hold “Star Wars Nights” at the ballpark. I have no idea if these events actually raised any money for cancer research, but we did get to see Darth Vader on […]

  • Vernon Wells Didn’t Make The Catch, But Boy Did He Try (Video)

    Vernon Wells Didn’t Make The Catch, But Boy Did He Try (Video)

    Poor Vernon Wells. I mean that figuratively, of course, because in actuality he’s ridiculously filthy rich. But we make fun of the guy any time the subject of terrible sports contracts comes up because he gets paid an ungodly amount of money to play pretty bad baseball. However, you have to hand it to Vernon: […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 9/18/12 — Miguel Cabrera

    Stat Line Of The Night — 9/18/12 — Miguel Cabrera

    The Detroit Tigers entered the 2012 season not only as heavy favorites to win the AL Central, but also as a popular pick to win the World Series.  However, they entered last night’s game against the Oakland Athletics 3 games back of the White Sox for first in the AL Central, 5.5 games back in the Wild […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 9/17/12 — Cliff Lee

    Stat Line Of The Night — 9/17/12 — Cliff Lee

    The Philadelphia Phillies entered the 2012 MLB season with the highest of expectations, but they have failed to live up to those expectations, as they were one game below the .500 mark heading into last night’s game against the New York Mets.  But despite their struggles, they were still only four games back of the […]