Articles Tagged with mlb

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Is Joakim Soria The Final Piece?

Will Soria compete for Joe Nathan's closer position?

Barring an implosion, the Detroit Tigers look poised to coast to a relatively easy playoff berth and the addition of quality relief pitcher — and experienced closer — Joakim Soria helps sew up one of the few loose ends on an otherwise championship caliber team. A related Inquisitr report spells out the case that the… Read more »

New Self-Serve Beer Machines Arrive At Target Field

Self-serve beer stations are introduced at Target Field during.

Baseball fans would argue there’s very little that tastes better than a hot dog and a beer at the stadium of your favorite team. The concept is a staple of American culture, so it’s no surprise that something came along to bring the tradition into the next century. Yesterday, Target Field introduced self-serve beer machines,… Read more »

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 »

Pete Rose’s Baseball Comeback: One Time Stunt Or Sign Of Things To Come?

Pete Rose

Pete Rose returned to baseball last night, managing the Bridgeport Bluefish, an independent Atlantic League team. Rose, whose lifetime ban from baseball came about because of a gambling scandal, made jokes about Donald Sterling’s recent ban from the NBA. He also talked about the possibility of Bud Selig pardoning him before his retirement in January…. Read more »

Imagine Dragons Playing Free Concert

Imagine Dragons performing.

As part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week event, rock band Imagine Dragons will be playing a free concert at TFC Bank Stadium in the Twin Cities. According to Star Tribune, the Imagine Dragons concert will take place on July 12 in conjunction with the All-Star Game being played on July 15 at Target Field…. 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 »

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 »

Yasiel Puig Receives Death Threats, Miraculously Plays On

Yasiel Puig Threatened by Human Traffickers.

Yasiel Puig is one of the brightest young stars in major League Baseball, but now that details of some of the traumatic things that are going on in Yasiel’s life are coming to light, one can’t help but ask: “How is this guy able to play baseball with stuff like this on his mind?” According… Read more »

Upon Further Review, MLB Instant Replay Expansion Gets Green Light

MLB Instant Replay Expansion Approved

The proposed expansion of Major League Baseball’s instant replay procedure received unanimous approval Thursday, as all 30 MLB franchises tipped a cap to the sweeping changes in the review procedure. The announcement came at the conclusion of MLB’s quarterly owners’ meeting. The new protocol decrees that managers will receive at least one challenge per game… Read more »

New RBI Baseball Game Returning in Time for Spring Training

New RBI Baseball 14 Game

The classic RBI Baseball game series is making an appearance again after almost 20 years absent from video game consoles, with the last release being in 1995, titled RBI ’95. Major League Baseball Advanced Media today announced that RBI Baseball 14 will make its debut in the spring. MLBAM is a limited partnership of the… Read more »

Alex Rodriguez Banned For Entire 2014 Season

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez will not be playing baseball anytime this year. MLB arbitrator, Fredric Horowitz has ruled that the New York Yankees star be suspended for the entire 2014 professional baseball season. According to Yahoo! Sports and several other media outlets, an independent arbitration ruling was declared this morning. The ruling is due to Rodriguez’s violation… Read more »