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Friday, May 22, 2015

Baseball

Petco Park Dog Day Becomes a Success

Pretty much every stadium in sports is sponsored by a given company, but none may be more amusing than Petco Park in San Diego. Let’s think about it for a second: the Padres’ home park is named after a pet store. The Padres went to their naming roots over the weekend and held a “Dog…Read More

Frank Thomas Gets Emotional at White Sox Jersey Retirement Ceremony

Frank Thomas is a man who means a lot to the city of Chicago–especially if you are a White Sox fan. On Sunday, his former team honored him by hosting “Frank Thomas Day” at U.S. Cellular Field before the finale of a three game series against the Yankees. The Sox retired Thomas’ number and unveiled…Read More

Aroldis Chapman Hits 105mph on the Gun

I was already blown away when I heard that Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman clocked in at 102mph on the radar gun back in March. The amount of people on the planet who can throw 100mph or greater is scarce, and even still, 102 is going pretty well beyond 100. But 105? I didn’t think that…Read More

Curt Schilling Loved Stephen Strasburg, Now Hates Him

ESPN has been rolling out a a video of former pitcher Curt Schilling breaking down Stephen Strasburg and his mechanics over the past few days. There is quality analysis in the video and some excellent side-by-side comparisons of Strasburg against a similar pitcher, Josh Johnson. While I appreciated the analysis, this video was the prototypical…Read More

Tommy John Likely for Strasburg

For Washington Nationals fans, the news cannot get much worse regarding Stephen Strasburg.  About a month ago we pondered whether or not Nationals fans should be concerned about Strasburg’s shoulder.  We came to the conclusion that there was no need to panic just yet.  After watching the 22-year-old suffer an elbow injury that is likely…Read More

Bryce Harper’s Kind of a Tool

Bryce Harper’s athletic ability is obviously through the roof.  Anyone who has as much buzz surrounding them as he does at such a young age must have something going for them.  However, if his ejection video and Stephen Strasburg’s comments toward him are any indication, he’s not the most likable prospect in baseball right now….Read More

Dustin Pedroia Gets Advice From M.J.

We all know the story by now.  Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia broke his foot back in June and did everything he could to get back on the field as quickly as possible, including taking ground balls from his knees.  Nobody knows if the Red Sox medical staff cleared him prematurely or if he…Read More

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