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  • Mariano Rivera Got a Touching Sendoff at Yankee Stadium Last Night (Video)

    Mariano Rivera Got a Touching Sendoff at Yankee Stadium Last Night (Video)

    When you retire after a long, successful career built upon the best single pitch the game of baseball has probably ever seen, you get a pretty nice sendoff. Such is the case with Mariano Rivera. Sunday was “Mariano Rivera Day” at Yankee Stadium, with a pre-game ceremony featuring tributes from legends and a performance of […]

  • Evan Longoria Blindfolded Himself With His Own Helmet (GIFs)

    Evan Longoria Blindfolded Himself With His Own Helmet (GIFs)

    It’s hard enough to hit a Major League fastball when you have full use of both your eyes. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to stand at the plate and only be able to hear the ball wiz by you. Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria knows what it’s like, though. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 26th) — Roger Maris

    This Day In Sports History (September 26th) — Roger Maris

    It was on this day in 1961 that Roger Maris hit his 60th home run of the season, tying Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs in a single season. The 1961 season marked the first season that the MLB extended its schedule to 162 games.  Prior to the start of the season, Maris was […]

  • Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium Was a Huge Disaster (Pics)

    Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium Was a Huge Disaster (Pics)

    Yesterday was Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium, which would have been a hugely popular promotion under normal circumstances. However, the circumstances aren’t exactly normal for the Yankees or their fans. For one thing, Rivera, the greatest closer of all-time, is retiring at the end of this week. For another thing, the Yankees will not […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 18th) — Mickey Mantle Day

    This Day In Sports History (September 18th) — Mickey Mantle Day

    It was on this day in 1965 that the New York Yankees held “Mickey Mantle Day” at Yankee Stadium.  The day was meant to honor one of the team’s greatest players ever, Mickey Mantle. Mantle was in the midst of his 15th season with the Bronx Bombers, and he had already earned seven World Series […]

  • Chris Davis Pulls His Own Version of the Hidden Ball Trick (Video)

    Chris Davis Pulls His Own Version of the Hidden Ball Trick (Video)

    Whenever Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has come to the plate this season, balls have ended up all over the place—right field, left field, center field, bleachers, upper deck. You name the spot and he’s probably put a ball there, because that’s what happens when you hit 49 home runs. However, on Monday night, Davis […]

  • The 14 Retirement Gifts Given to Mariano Rivera…So Far

    The 14 Retirement Gifts Given to Mariano Rivera…So Far

    When most people retire after a long successful career, their employers and coworkers get them something kind of lame, like a plaque, or an engraved beer stein from Things Remembered. If you are a very famous and successful Major League Baseball player, however, there’s a little more fanfare. You don’t just get a little token […]

  • The 13 Most Hilariously Embarrassing Moments of Alex Rodriguez

    The 13 Most Hilariously Embarrassing Moments of Alex Rodriguez

    As I was reading about the way the Boston Red Sox fans welcomed Alex Rodriguez to Fenway Park over the weekend, the first thought that popped into my head was, “wow, that must be humiliating.” However, I quickly realized that this is A-Rod we’re talking about. The man’s career is literally filled with embarrassing moments. […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/14/2013 — Alfonso Soriano

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/14/2013 — Alfonso Soriano

    No, you are not experiencing a case of déjà vu.  Alfonso Soriano really has earned our “Stat Line of the Night” for the second consecutive day. One night after torching the Angels’ pitching staff to the tune of two homers and six RBIs, Soriano was at it again on Wednesday.  In fact, the Yankees outfielder […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/13/2013 — Alfonso Soriano

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/13/2013 — Alfonso Soriano

    On July 26 of this season, the New York Yankees made a deal with the Chicago Cubs to acquire left fielder Alfonso Soriano.  Last night, that move paid dividends during a game against the Los Angeles Angels. Soriano stepped to the plate six times on the evening, recording two homers, a single, three runs and […]

  • Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    The animated gif format can be used for a variety of purposes—artistic, humorous, journalistic, etc. Falling under “all of the above” is this one, taken from last night’s Sox/Yankees game. As you can see, it features Mariano Rivera, uh, scratching himself in an unusually animated fashion. Hey, it’s been pretty hot lately, so I certainly […]