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Monday, April 27, 2015

Baseball

Ryan Roberts Lived in Team’s Clubhouse During Minor League Stint

Diamondbacks utility man Ryan Roberts is knows for a few things: his versatility as a player and his tattoos. Now he’ll be known for something else. As I found out through Big League Stew, Roberts actually spent part of the year living in the Reno Aces’ clubhouse during his minor league stint with the Triple-A…Read More

Scout: Lincecum Will End Up in Bullpen

Few pitchers have enjoyed a better start to a career than Tim Lincecum. The 26-year-old won the Cy Young Award in his first two full seasons in the bigs, leading the league in strikeouts both years. 2010, however, has been an entirely different story. Lincecum lost all five of his starts in August, posting an…Read More

Kelly Johnson Pranked by At-Bat Music

When it comes to sports pranks, NFL rookie hazing is pretty good, but nothing beats baseball pranks. Apparently Diamondbacks first baseman Adam LaRoche had been planning a revenge prank on second baseman Kelly Johnson for quite some time and he finally got him back by having the stadium music operator play “It’s Raining Men” as…Read More

Heath Bell Sacrifices Chicken to Break Padres Losing Streak

In a 162 game season, the potential for things to go wrong in baseball is great. Even for a team winning its division, things haven’t gone perfectly for the San Diego Padres. The Pads just snapped a 10-game losing streak with a win over the Dodgers on Monday night. Sick of losing for a week…Read More

Aubrey Huff Wearing a Red Thong as a Slump Buster

Jason Giambi sent collective LOLs throughout the internet a few years ago when revealed he wears a gold thong to break out of slumps. Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff will probably produce the same effect, but maybe to a higher degree. Stuck in a 3-for-32 slump, Huff has turned to a red thong to try…Read More

Adam Wainwright: ‘I Won’t Lose Again’

I don’t really like when players make guarantees.  Most of the time they’re completely unnecessary and a perfect way to make yourself look like a moron.  In the case of Adam Wainwright — No. 25 on our list of the top 30 franchise players in baseball — I’m willing to make an exception. Despite not…Read More

Earth-Shattering News: Manny Ramirez Says Something Sensible

If you haven’t already heard this, you may not believe it.  I had to clear the haze, fog, smoke, and whatever else from my eyes before realizing what I read.  Is Manny Ramirez a changed man?  First we hear that he’s getting his dreadlocks cut off, but that is more about team policy than his…Read More

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