Posts in category

Baseball


After the tragic passing of Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez, owner Jeffery Loria announced the team will begin construction of a statue to honor the fan favorite. The death of Jose Fernandez is something the baseball world will most likely never get over. The 24-year-old was on the fast track to potentially becoming one …

41

In an act of desperation, the Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis has taken advantage of his 155,000-person reach on Instagram in an effort to find a shin guard. The 29-year-old second baseman explained in a post on Thursday that a particular Easton-made shin guard he’s used since college has gone missing: Kipnis’ odds for finding a replacement …

39

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves don’t go into the home opener at their new ballpark with the record they hoped for, but at least they’ll have the pitcher they’d want on the mound. Able to juggle the rotation thanks to off days around a two-game series in Miami, the Braves will pitch Julio Teheran against …

42

Earlier this week, we noted that the Seattle Mariners were bringing something a little different to their ballpark concessions in 2017—specifically, toasted grasshoppers covered in chili-lime salt. Maybe you read that quick hit on eating bugs and thought to yourself, “Well, that’s just silly. No one is going to want to eat insects on purpose.” …

45

TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. CAN’T GET TO A TV? WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO BOSTON — It is still early, but Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer looks noticeably better than he did one season ago. Watch the Tampa Bay Rays on FOX Sports Sun Folks around …

38

At age 34, Cleveland Indians utility infielder Michael Martinez made his first career pitching appearance during mop-up work in the ninth inning of Thursday’s 10-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox and he did it in style: with a scoreless frame. The Indians bullpen picked up a lot of work when starter Josh Tomlin got …

39

After Danny Duffy pitches for the Kansas City Royals in the top of the first inning Friday night, his counterpart with the Los Angeles Angels, JC Ramirez, will take the mound entering uncharted waters. After 111 career relief appearances, Ramirez will be making his first major league start. The right-hander has made 18 relief appearances for Philadelphia, …

42

New York Yankees top pitching prospect James Kaprelian will undergo Tommy John surgery. Where does the club go from here in terms of their rebuild? To quote New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi “It’s not what you want.” You never want a pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery, especially your top pitching prospect. The Yankees …

39

A few weeks back, in casual conversation, a player agent told me that he had learned something shocking. One of his clients, the agent said, was the only African-American pitcher in his team’s entire farm system. “This is crazy,” said the agent, who requested anonymity for both he and his client. “It’s terrifying.”  I responded …

50

For the most part, the President of the United States throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day is an annual tradition. That tradition started on this day in 1910, when William Taft threw out the first pitch before the Washington Senators contest against the Philadelphia Athletics. Chances are, when one thinks of William Taft, …

36