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Padres Reliever Alex Torres Wears Protective Cap During Game

Alex Torres Sports Protective Cap

Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres wore a protective baseball cap during Saturday night’s game, becoming the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to do so. The MLB approved the protective caps for use by pitchers in January, but until Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, no pitcher seemed interested in using it. For Torres,… Read more »

MLB Hall Of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies Of Cancer

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Hall of Fame baseball star Tony Gwynn has died of cancer, it was announced today. Gwynn battled the disease from 2009, but prior to that, his career in baseball was prolific. After less than a year playing minor league ball, Tony Gwynn went on to a strong career in the major leagues, clocking 20 seasons… Read more »

UALR Baseball Coach Resigns After Expletive-Laden Meltdown

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock baseball coach Scott Norwood has resigned from his position after Deadspin obtained audio of the coach having an expletive-laden meltdown on his players — following a win (Deadspin‘s audio player cannot be embedded. You’ll need to click over to the site to listen to the full recording). Deadspin reports… Read more »

Manny Machado’s Bat Throwing: Anger? Or Frustration? [VIDEO]

There has been much speculation about what Manny Machado’s bat throwing incident yesterday might mean, and whether or not to believe his explanation that it was an accidental slip. The Baltimore Sun has a good roundup of the incident, including the blow-by-blow and the backstory, which involves Machado receiving a hard tag at third base… Read more »

RoboCop Pitch Bad, But Better Than Tigers Bullpen Or 50 Cent

RoboCop isn't likely to make any MLB pitching rosters.

The RoboCop pitch. Let’s hope it gets more attention than the 50 Cent pitch. As opening pitches go, the off-target eefus lobbed by rapper 50 Cent – which was mashed up into a viral video featuring Vladimir Guerrero- was quite possibly the worst in MLB history. RoboCop, it would appear, can’t pitch much better. To… Read more »

Vladimir Guerrero Hits 50 Cent’s Terrible First Pitch [Video]

Vladimir Guerrero gets a hit on 50 Cent's opening pitch, but is it real?

Vladimir Guerrero can hit anything, even the worst first pitch of all time, tossed by rapper 50 Cent. In what’s quickly becoming a viral video, you can see the former Expos, Orioles, Rangers and Angel’s slugger (in Angels-era uniform) take a cut at 50 Cent’s pitch – which wasn’t even in the same zip code… Read more »

Clayton Kershaw Returns To Form In Most Recent Start

Clayton Kershaw back to form

As Clayton Kershaw goes, so goes the Dodgers. This is a fact in Los Angeles, and its why fans of the team are heartened by the ace pitcher’s latest outing. Having returned from the disabled list just a few weeks ago, Clayton Kershaw had been awful in his first start. On Friday night, Kershaw seemed… Read more »

Madison Bumgarner Says He Was ‘Congratulating’ Yasiel Puig

Madison Bumgarner Said Something That Upset Puig

During the May 9 matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Yasiel Puig hit the Dodgers’ lone home run off a pitch from the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner. And as the hitter made his way toward home plate, it looked like a fight between him and Bumgarner was about to break out…. Read more »

Tigers Pitcher Anibal Sanchez Placed On DL With Lacerated Finger

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The Detroit Tigers’ staff has been thrown a bit of a curveball following the announcement that Anibal Sanchez has been placed on the 15-day DL with a lacerated finger. The Tigers ace, who re-signed with the club in the off-season, as reported previously by Inquistr, was 0-2 with a 3.13 ERA in five games this… Read more »