Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Hunter Pence’s stolen scooter returns

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The nation breathed easier on Wednesday night as San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence's missing scooter was returned to its rightful owner. In an incident that will no doubt be remember as this generation's version of the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping and Patty Hearst's disappearance, Pence's regular ride to the ballpark was ...

Andrew McCutchen lectures Pandas in new MLB 14 The Show commercial

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

I mean, come on pandas, get your act together. Tigers, Blue Jays and Cardinals already have a presence in Major League Baseball, but pandas don't. It's past time for that to change. That's the message of a new MLB 14 The Show commercial starring Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Continuing the ...

Cubs targeting catcher Max Pentecost with No. 4 overall pick

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

"Are you interested in being a Chicago Cub at the No. 4 pick in the draft?" That, according to a friend of Rumors and Rants, was the question posed to Kennesaw State catcher Max Pentecost by Cubs president Theo Epstein in a conversation this week. It would appear Pentecost didn't say ...

Video: Mike Trout hits first career walk-off home run

Friday, May 16th, 2014

It seemed like Mike Trout had already done everything in his two-plus seasons in the big leagues. But through the first 375 games of his major league career, he had yet to hit a walk-off home run. The young phenom changed that Thursday night. The Los Angeles Angels entered the bottom of ...

Source: Tommy John surgery ‘very likely’ for Jose Fernandez

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been phenomenal since breaking into the big leagues last season. The hard-throwing righty has dominated opposing hitters and had become one of baseball's best pitchers. But now Fernandez has landed on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow and the prognosis doesn't look good. Fernandez ...

Danny McBride stars in fantastic MLB 14 The Show commercial

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Look, if you want me to get into your product, it's all about getting a great pitchman to turn me on to it. The folks over at PlayStation know exactly what they're doing. The above commercial for MLB 14 The Show features Danny McBride extolling the virtues of baseball, and frankly, ...

Jose Abreu sets rookie record for RBIs in April

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu has quietly had a monster first month in Major League Baseball. On Sunday the 27-year-old Cuban defector broke a record previously held by Albert Pujols, that's a pretty big deal. Abreu drove in four runs on Sunday giving him 31 RBIs to lead the majors ...

Why Wrigley Field still matters at 100

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Most stadiums are just places to put butts. Like a living organism, it takes time for these inanimate objects to grow into something more meaningful. The majority of Major League ballparks have not yet had this opportunity — 24 of the 30 have been built in my lifetime, and I’m still ...