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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Baseball

Bullpen Catcher: Baseballs Are Juiced to Aid Attendance

A bullpen catcher told Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter David O’Brien he believes baseballs are juiced this year to help create excitement and aid attendance. The comment came in this exact tweet: Attendance seems to be strong to start the year, but it generally is the first week of the season because fans are amped up about…Read More

Kyle Kendrick Has World Series Ring Stolen from Home

Unfortunately, it looks like last week was National Rob Baseball Players’ Homes Week. While Evan Longoria, David Price, and Reid Brignac were at the Rays spring training facility in Florida, thieves broke into the home they rent and stole more than $50,000 worth of possessions.  They lost things like iPads, watches, and TVs, but none…Read More

Steve Phillips: Thank God for Steroids

There are many ways to look at the steroid era in baseball. For most, it is an embarrassment — cheating in every sense of the term.  Most fans feel like they were cheated for more than a decade.  What Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds were able to do is no longer reality.  It…Read More

Bronson Arroyo Pitches with Mono, John Danks with Root Canal Infection

Who said hockey players were the only tough guys around? Bronson Arroyo and John Danks would beg to differ. Bronson Arroyo was diagnosed with mono on March 26th yet he still took the mound Sunday to make his season debut for the Reds. The reliable workhorse went seven innings of three-run ball, grabbing his first…Read More

Garrett Jones Has Beer Spilled on Him at Wrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Garrett Jones was trying to make a play on a Carlos Pena blast to the wall on Sunday, but a cup of barley and malted hops got in his way: The blast from Pena got away from Jones and allowed the Cubs to tie the game 2-2 on a two-run double….Read More

Aubrey Huff Has Body Drawn in Right Field by Teammates

Aubrey Huff has been a corner infielder most of his career, but he’s also played the corner outfield positions a fair amount. That doesn’t mean he does it well. After right fielder Cody Ross got hurt in spring training, the Giants decided to promote rookie Brandon Belt to the major leagues and put him at…Read More

Angels May Wind up Having to Release Scott Kazmir

Angels pitcher Scott Kazmir didn’t last two innings in his season debut Sunday, casting serious doubt about his ability to make positive contributions to the team this season. Pitching against the Royals where winds were blowing out at up to 44 mph, Kazmir gave up five runs, five hits, two walks, and hit two batters…Read More

Pictures: Barry Zito Mustache Helping Him Recover Faster

By now you have probably heard that Barry Zito was recently in a car accident. The Giants big-money pitcher has been dealing with a tight neck for a few days, but he says he is ready to make his scheduled start Sunday night after sticking to a strict treatment regimen.  Likely story, but I like…Read More

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