I like Bryce Harper. I think players like him are the future of the game. Tying him in to baseball history by inserting him into vintage MLB footage is a pretty innovative ad campaign by MLB, even if Harper is a player that already gets a lot of scorn thrown his way by MLB fans. The ad campaign will continue throughout the season, featuring star players like Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout, and David Price in addition to Harper, and I really am interested to see how they work all of these players in to some iconic moments in baseball history.
There was a lot of good pitching yesterday – like, too much to even cover in the “pitching lines of the day” segment later on. There were no fewer than 13 starters who notched quality starts on Thursday – more than half of the 24 who started games. 11 pitchers threw at least seven innings […]
Yangervis Solarte helped bail CC Sabathia out of trouble in the 2nd inning of New York’s game against the Rays tonight, starting off a classic around-the-horn triple play. As it turns out, Sabathia is no stranger to triple plays while he’s on the mound:
The Yankees have turned 3 triple plays since 2010. All 3 with CC Sabathia on the mound. Last one before that was 1969.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) April 18, 2014
When it comes to baseball, Mike Trout is great at just about everything. Sure, you can quibble about his arm strength, but that’s about it. Off the field, however, Trout has a lot of work to do. By all accounts he is a genial, upstanding fellow, but it turns out that he isn’t exactly a […]
It was one of those weeks where the defense doesn’t exactly light the world on fire, but there were still some highlights over the past seven days. April 10th, Athletics vs Twins – Super Dozier! I don’t know where Brian Dozier came from on this play, and I have no idea how he made this […]
It’s not a secret that baseball fans of all stripes loves prospects; between the lengthy minor league process and the degree of mystery that surrounds even the best young minor league baseball players, baseball’s prospects are different than college football or basketball players or junior hockey players. This phenomenon is not limited to bad small […]
The biggest question I have about the 2014 season so far is this – when do you pull the plug on the dumpster fire in Arizona? Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall said that it’s too early to make any decisions about the futures of Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson, but something’s gotta give – the […]
…yes, that is a Marlins pitcher throwing to him while Braves closer Craig Kimbrel’s entrance song of “Welcome to the Jungle” plays. I’m sure no one is going to have any issue with this, right?
The Houston Astros still don’t figure to be very good this year, but this should at least make them more interesting — top prospect George Springer is
Tuesday night was *not* a good night for MLB teams in the northeast. Rain wiped out four games on the evening, from Detroit to New York. One of those games will be made up today, as the Yankees and Cubs will be playing a day/night doubleheader. We’ll see about the rest, but if there’s one […]
One of the greatest collisions of baseball and pop culture occurred when Keith Hernandez appeared on Seinfeld in 1992. The former Mets first baseman was a guest-star on a one-hour episode titled “The Boyfriend,” in which Jerry meets Hernandez and the two strike up a friendship (fueled by Seinfeld’s man-crush). To commemorate the 25th anniversary […]
Making certain plays more complicated or telling fans that what they think is an out — and has always been an out for as long as we’ve watched the game — probably isn’t what MLB had in mind when implementing a wider version of instant replay this year. Yet two weeks into the 2014 season, […]
This was a great week for exciting games, but not really a great week for walk off wins. At any rate, here’s your list of this week’s most exciting walk offs. April 8th, Tigers vs Dodgers – taking it back a few years. Carl Crawford wins the game for the Dodgers by doubling in Chone […]
Add another young arm to the list of those claimed by Tommy John surgery — Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore confirmed Monday night that he’ll be going under the knife to repair his partially torn UCL. Moore tried to throw Monday afternoon, and while the ligament isn’t completely torn, it was pretty clear he couldn’t continue […]
While it’s not your Game of the Night from yesterday, last night’s Pirates-Reds game was crazy. The game was suspended due to rain after just six innings, tied at seven. The teams combined for ten homers, and