Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

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 ...

Tampa Bay Rays ace Matt Moore to undergo Tommy John surgery

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Tampa Bay Rays have a gem of a left-hander in Matt Moore. He had an excellent season in 2013 and looked poised to be one of the top starters in the American League this season. Unfortunately, Moore will be missing the rest of the year thanks to Tommy John ...

San Diego Padres, Jedd Gyorko agree to big extension

Monday, April 14th, 2014

On Monday the San Diego Padres and second baseman Jedd Gyorko announced they had agreed to a big contract extension. The 25-year-old slugger will now be under contract through 2019, and the club also holds an option for 2020. The deal was announced as a five-year, $35 million pact, with a ...

Hank Aaron, Brandon Spikes and matters of historical hyperbole

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Our nation's racial history remains treacherous ground. Like any other pile you'd prefer not to step in, it seems to find you when you aren't paying attention. And wearing sandals. Two different athletes trod into that territory this week with their words. One is a living legend with a history of ...