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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Baseball

Felix Hernandez’s son Jeremy flashes cannon during ceremonial first pitch (Video)

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has gotta be one proud papa. Hernandez’s 6-year-old son Jeremy took the field before Sunday’s matinee game against the Houston Astros to throw out the ceremonial first pitch along with the children of Hisashi Iwakuma, Seth Smith, and Jesus Sucre. While the other second-generation Mariners had admirable tosses, the younger…Read More

Rally Squirrel invades Cardinals-Phillies game (Video)

A runaway squirrel interrupted a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night and it was fantastic. As Matt Carpenter stepped up to the plate against Phillies righty Phillippe Aumont in the second inning, the at-bat was intruded upon by a blood relative of Sandy Cheeks…Read More

Foul ball guy Zack Hample caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit (Video)

Zack Hample, known as “foul ball guy” and infamous for being a ballhawk who has snagged over 8,000 balls at ballparks during his life, impressively caught the home run ball accounting for Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th career hit. A-Rod homered to right field off Justin Verlander in the first inning of Friday’s Yankees-Tigers game for his…Read More

Barry Bonds congratulates Alex Rodriguez on 3,000th hit

Your browser does not support iframes. Earlier this season, Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for fourth on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list with No. 661. On Friday, Rodriguez reached another milestone. In the first inning, Rodriguez came up to bat one hit shy of 3,000 for his career. On the first pitch he…Read More

Minor league team cancels racist white heritage night

A minor league baseball team on Friday decided to cancel a racist white heritage night they had planned after receiving some backlash. The Orem Owlz, a rookie ball affiliate of the LA Angels in the Pioneer League, planned to hold a “Caucasian Heritage Night” on Aug. 10, but they announced they were cancelling the event…Read More

This Gerrit Cole two-seam fastball had absurd movement (Video)

In softball they have a pitch called a riseball. This concept actually makes sense in the sport because the pitchers throw underhand and can direct the ball upwards. It’s much different for a baseball pitcher to get similar movement because they obviously throw overhand, but Gerrit Cole is trying to defy those conventions. In the…Read More

Report: Cardinals began hacking Astros in 2012

One of the things the FBI needs to determine with its investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals allegedly stealing information from the Houston Astros is when the hacking began. According to one report, this has been going on for years. The story first surfaced in June 2014, when the Astros’ internal trade talks were posted…Read More

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