Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Tim Kurkijan is a subpar sausage racer

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

ESPN baseball reporter Tim Kurkijan made a foray into gonzo journalism by participating in the Sausage Race at Milwaukee's Miller Park during Monday night's Brewers-Nationals game. But to paraphrase famous Kazakh journalist Borat, it was not a great success. (Or maybe it was since we're talking about it). Kurkijan dressed up ...

San Diego Padres fire general manager Josh Byrnes

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

On Sunday the struggling San Diego Padres fired general manager Josh Byrnes. The move was abrupt and caught many in Major League Baseball by surprise but in truth, this had probably been coming for a while. Padres president and CEO Mike Dee said in a statement that the search for ...

Remembering Tony Gwynn and what he meant to me and my city

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Tony Gwynn was one of the best hitters baseball has ever seen. There was nothing a pitcher could throw at him that he wouldn't figure out how to get his bat on. He just found ways to not let anything beat him when he was at the plate. On Monday morning ...

2014 MLB Draft: Astros select Brady Aiken with No. 1 pick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick the 2014 MLB Draft and they decided to take Brady Aiken with the top selection. Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, became the first prep pitcher to go No. 1 since 1991, when the New ...

Cubs, WGN Radio to end 89-year relationship

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

They say the first 80 years of a marriage are the toughest. The Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio made it that far in their relationship, but it turns out there will be no ninth decade of the arrangement. Chicago media guru Robert Feder confirmed Tuesday night that the two sides will ...

Dr. James Andrews creating app to help reduce arm injuries

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Dr. James Andrews has made a living repairing the arms of pitchers who have blown them out, now he's working to try and prevent players from ever having to see him. Along with physical therapist colleague Dr. Kevin Wilk, Andrews is creating an app that is designed to help educate ...

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 ...