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Friday, May 22, 2015

Baseball

MLB Playoff Preview: American League

The National League playoff picture has yet to become clear, with only the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies looking comfortably ahead of their division rivals. As such, we’ll take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the American League powerhouse teams where the playoff picture is more clear. The truth is, predicting who…Read More

Matt Diaz Living Lighter After Tripping Fan

This series is supported by LACOSTE Essential Sport Phillies fans have been quite the topic here at LBS over the past few months. Things started with a Phillies fan getting Tased after running onto the field. After his example, another streaker tried the same move the very next night hoping to get Tazed but he…Read More

Tampa Bay Rays Sport Funky Golf Outfits

Aside from their stellar play on the field, the Tampa Bay Rays have become known for their strange clothing choices. Inspired by manager Joe Maddon, the team has themed road trips. They’ve had a hockey road trip where they all wore hockey jerseys, they did a Western road trip with cowboy outfits, and my personal…Read More

Cubs’ Tyler Colvin OK After Being Briefly Impaled By Broken Bat

File this one under weird injuries and be relieved that Chicago Cubs rookie Tyler Colvin is in stable condition and said to be doing okay after being briefly impaled by a broken bat during Sunday’s game against the Marlins.  It’s a natural reaction to cringe and hold your breath when a broken bat goes flying…Read More

Brian Cashman Jokes About A.J. Burnett’s Black Eye

Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett conjured up memories of Miguel Cabrera when he showed up for his start on Friday night sporting a shiner. The flaky but talented pitcher went seven innings of three-run ball taking a no decision against the Orioles as the Yanks won 4-3. Given Burnett’s inconsistencies this year (he’s 10-13 with a…Read More

Don Mattingly Was Contractually Manager-in-Waiting for Dodgers

If you were wondering why Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly turned down interviews to manage the Nats and Indians, now we now why. Mattingly, who was announced as Joe Torre’s successor on Friday, apparently had it written in his contract that he would be the Dodgers’ manager should Torre step down. Dodgers reporter Dylan Hernandez…Read More

Hideki Matsui Won $5,000 Bet with a Triple

The Angels are 71-74 and have become so bad that I stopped watching their games a month ago. Torii Hunter must be in the same boat because the outfielder had a little side wager going to keep things interesting. (OK, it sounds like the wager was made before the start of the season but it…Read More

Derek Jeter Made the Right Baseball Move

People have been buzzing about the Derek Jeter fake hit-by-pitch that took place on Wednesday night. With the Yankees down 2-1 in the 7th against the Rays, Chad Qualls threw inside on Jeter who turned and acted as if he were hit by the pitch. Turns out the pitch hit the knob of the bat…Read More

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