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David Price drove his convertible to the stadium wearing a Batman helmet (Video)

David Price is one of the best pitchers in baseball and seems like a pretty fun guy to hang out with as well. I mean, you have to have a pretty good sense of humor to drop the top on your BMW, get in wearing a helmet that resembles the one Batman wears, and head to work.

david-price-batman-helmetThat’s exactly what Price did.

The 2012 American League Cy Young Award winner, and subject of numerous rumors with MLB’s trade deadline approaching, posted the above video to his Twitter account on Wednesday with the caption:

“You all should see the looks I’m getting right now!!! #iambatman”

We can only imagine, David.

FOX Sports’ Kelly Nash got her hands on the helmet and wore it during the broadcast of the Rays-Royals game.

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H/T Cut 4

White Sox coach Mark Parent jiggles his junk in dugout (GIF)

Mark Parent junkWhite Sox bench coach Mark Parent was asked for his reaction to Chris Sale not being named to the All-Star team, and gave his opinion. Either that, or he was signalling to his team that the squeeze play was on.

Hang loose, Parent, hang loose.

GIF via Deadspin

Yasiel Puig warns Torii Hunter about running on his arm

yasiel-puig-finger-waveAs we have found out, testing the arm of Yasiel Puig is a dangerous proposition.

During Tuesday’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers, 38-year-old Torii Hunter decided to give it a shot.

In the second inning, Hunter took a pitch the opposite way that made it to right field wall and decided to try his luck at making it to second with a double. Puig unleashed a customary rocket throw to nail Hunter at second for his seventh outfield assist of the year.

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Or so we thought.

Hunter obviously thought he was safe. As it turns out, he was. The play was reviewed and the original out call was overturned, resulting in Torii Hunter’s 16th double of the season.

Safe or not, Puig made sure to offer a little warning to Hunter in case he was thinking about testing that right arm again in the future. Hunter wanted to hear none of that noise.

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Derek Jeter, old guy, fakes out Jason Kipnis with old trick

Derek-Jeter-Jason-Kipnis-fakeDerek Jeter may not have any range at shortstop anymore, but the 40-year-old helped the New York Yankees with a trick that is older than he is on Monday night. Cleveland Indians infielder Jason Kipnis was doubled off in the eighth on a routine foul popup thanks to some trickery from Jeter.

Kipnis was running with the pitch when Asdrubal Cabrera popped one up down the third base line. He was unable to pick up the ball, and the first thing he saw when he looked up was Jeter pretending that he was attempting to turn a double play. Kipnis slid hard into second only to learn that he had just been embarrassed by the Yankee captain.

Jeter may look pathetic trying to field ground balls that aren’t hit directly at him, but at least he still uses his brain. The Yankees were leading 5-3 at the time and went on to win by that score. You never know what could have happened if Kipnis wasn’t doubled off.

H/T LBS tipster David

Prince Fielder admits he has some ‘terrible’ tattoos

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Prince Fielder’s shoot with ESPN the Magazine for the Body Issue revealed a lot of what we expected and some of what we didn’t. No, it’s not just baggy clothing — Prince really is a very large man. He also has a variety of tattoos on his torso, some of which he is not very fond of.

“The big tribal one … yeah, that was a mistake,” Fielder admitted. “I wanted tribal, but not like that. The guy I had do it tried to fix it and make it a little better, but the first guy who did it is terrible. I hope he hears this — he’s terrible.”

Fielder also has a strange tattoo on the inside of his right arm, but he has a better excuse for that. Apparently it was a stick figure that his son drew of himself and wanted his dad to turn into a tattoo.

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When it comes to tattoos, we have seen much, much worse.

Prince Fielder Body Issue picture you’ve all been waiting for

From the moment the news surfaced that Prince Fielder would be appearing in the 2014 edition of ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue, we know how desperate you all were to see the results. The wait is finally over.

On Tuesday, ESPN released a behind-the-scenes video of Fielder’s shoot for the Body Issue. Darren Rovell also shared one of the photos. Prince naked is pretty much exactly what you would expect, so now is your chance to look away if that’s not something you wanted seared in your memory.

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Prince took some time to chat about his diet with ESPN.

“I don’t like to eat too bad but I just like to eat good food,” he said. “I don’t necessarily like sweets. I just like good food. I guess I’d like to have a 12-pack — that’d be cool.”

Say what you will about Fielder, but he is obviously comfortable in his own skin. He has also made millions of dollars playing a game he loves and was one of the most durable players in baseball prior to his neck injury this season. I think he’s doing just fine.

David Ortiz tells MLB Network to shove it after PED comments

David OrtizDavid Ortiz was not happy that his name came up in connection with the John Lackey-Nelson Cruz PED comments, and he let the media know about it.

Lackey was roped by Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday and voice his displeasure over being hit hard by a guy who was suspended last year for PED-ties. In response, many people have pointed out that Lackey has little room to talk considering one of Boston’s top sluggers — Ortiz — has PED ties as well.

Many forget about it, but Ortiz came up on a list of players who allegedly tested positive for PEDs during anonymous testing in 2003. Ortiz said that the positive test came up as a result of tainted supplements.

With that in mind, a host on MLB Network decided to throw in Ortiz’s name when discussing the Lackey-Cruz beef on Monday. Ortiz happened to see that and vented to WEEI on Monday.

“What pisses me off is the whole thing about, why does my name got to be mentioned in that? What did I have to do with that? I saw on MLB the guys talking about it, and then they brought my name up, and one of the guys said that I got a free pass on that,” Ortiz said according to WEEI.com.

“(The MLB Network host) wants to make it sound like I got a free pass because nobody can point fingers at me directly. But the reason why I got that fake (expletive) free pass that he’s saying is because they pointed fingers at me with no proof. It’s easier to do it that way than having something that they can say, ‘Yes, you did this, you did that.’ My (expletive), I call straight up bull. Let me tell you. You don’t get no free pass here, especially a guy like me. I don’t get no free pass. That free pass B.S. that they want to talk about over there, they can shove it up their (expletive).”

Those were some of the comments from Ortiz — you can read the rest of the rant at WEEI — but you get the point.

Ortiz has never gotten a free pass from me. I was very critical of him when the report of his positive test first came up, and I have remained somewhat suspicious since. He says he has passed multiple drug tests since then, including several already this season. And he certainly didn’t get a free pass from Colin Cowherd last year.

The reason it seems like Ortiz has gotten a free pass is because he wasn’t suspended like Cruz. But there are still plenty of people who have suspicion about him, so I would definitely disagree with MLB Network on that.