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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Baseball

Spider bite forces Indians’ Chris Johnson to miss games

Here’s one that will make Tobey Maguire do a double take. Newly acquired Indians infielder Chris Johnson was forced out of the lineup on Saturday and Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. The culprit for Johnson’s sudden absence? A suspected bite from a spider. According to a weekend report by the Associated Press, Johnson awoke at…Read More

Terry Francona acommpanying John Farrell to first chemotherapy session

John Farrell will begin chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma on Tuesday, and a close friend who also happens to be an opponent will be joining the Boston Red Sox manager for support. Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports that Terry Francona, whose Cleveland Indians are in Boston for a three-game series, is accompanying Farrell to…Read More

Report: CC Sabathia nearly involved in Toronto street brawl

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia nearly found himself at the center of a fight outside a bar in Toronto over the weekend. According to TMZ, a huge brawl broke out outside EFS Nightclub early Saturday morning after the Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays. A video allegedly shows Sabathia being restrained and forced into…Read More

Ian Kinsler to home plate umpire: ‘Do your f—ing job!’ (Video)

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has had a brutal week at the dish. Entering the day sporting a .190/.227/.238 slash line over his last five games, the 33-year-old veteran capped things off on Sunday with a spectacularly bad 0-for-4 with a strikeout showing against the Houston Astros. The frustrations of Kinsler’s mini-slump appeared to…Read More

David Price joked on Twitter about receiving random drug test

Every so often, Major League Baseball players are subjected to random drug tests. On Saturday, it was David Price’s turn. Price, of course, passed and took the opportunity to thank MLB for the boost of confidence it gave him. Hey @MLB thanks for that boost of confidence with that drug test yesterday…BUT I'm all me…Read More

Royals playoff run may have led to baby boom

The Kansas City Royals reignited their fan base last season with a surprise run to the World Series. They may have inspired an increase in the local population while they were at it. According to a recent feature story in the Kansas City Star, the Royals’ success may have coincided with a baby boom. One…Read More

Brewers prospect David Denson comes out as gay

Milwaukee Brewers prospect David Denson publicly came out as gay this weekend, becoming the first openly gay player in a Major League Baseball organization. Denson, who was a 15th-round pick by the Brewers out of South Hills (West Covina, Calif.) High School in 2013, revealed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a phone interview that…Read More

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