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Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Yadier Molina Explodes on Umpire (Video)

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was called out on strikes by umpire Rob Drake Tuesday night and he went crazy. The outburst will likely draw a fine and suspension because Molina made contact with Drake several times. He was raging so hard even some of his spit ended up on the umpire’s face. Check out the…Read More

Study Shows Using Doughnut in On-Deck Circle Slows Down Bat Speed

Baseball using outdated practices despite technology teaching us otherwise. Where have we heard that one before? LBS contributor (and slow pitch softball stud) Rey sends in an article from The Wall Street Journal that says using a doughnut before batting is detrimental for hitters. According to a study by P.E. professor Coop DeRenne, increasing the…Read More

Hunter Pence Steps to Plate with Doughnut Weight on Bat (Pictures)

There are a lot of things that could have contributed to Hunter Pence having a mind lapse during Monday night’s Phillies-Rockies game.  For one, Pence is still new to Philadelphia after being traded at the deadline.  Perhaps his nerves are still acting up a bit.  Also, the game had gone to extra innings.  Pence, along…Read More

You Can Thank Joe Torre for Helping to Keep MLB Behind the Times

You can stick Joe Torre in the same category as Bud Selig and Sepp Blather when it comes to advancing the game using instant replay. And that’s not a good thing. Torre, who opposed the use of instant replay as a manager, feels the same way in his role as Executive Vice President of Baseball…Read More

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Hits a Broken Bat Home Run (Video)

It’s not very often that we come across a broken bat home run in the baseball world.  Something has to give when a wooden bat breaks, and one would think it would be power.  Hitting a ball out of the park and shattering your bat must take an incredible amount of strength, which is why…Read More

Texas Rangers Discourage Fans from Doing the Wave with Humorous Message

The Texas Rangers have become one of the most fan-friendly organizations since new owners took over last year. They’ve broken a Guinness World Record for fans wearing sunglasses at night, and Nolan Ryan has reimbursed fans for some of their expenses. They’re now trying to cater to the fans by discouraging the wave. No joke….Read More

Erick Aybar Bunted During Justin Verlander’s No-Hitter … So What

Baseball’s unwritten rules are about as important as RBIs and pitcher wins. They’re outdated and only hold limited significance. Those who value them cling to them with a kung-fu grip, failing to realize how arbitrary and sometimes pointless they are. Justin Verlander apparently subscribes to them. The Tigers pitcher was cruising yet again, going 7.2…Read More

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