Montreal Canadiens enforcer John Scott will be playing in the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, after a fiasco wherein the Coyotes abruptly traded him in an almost-meaningless three-team deal, perceived by most to be an attempt to get him out of the Western Conference after being elected captain in a fan vote. Today, on
Although the Coyotes traded All-Star John Scott on Friday to the Canadiens, who promptly sent him to the AHL, the enforcer will still play in the All-Star Weekend’s 3-on-3 tournament. The NHL announced today that Scott would remain as the captain of the Pacific Division for the season break in Nashville.
Mike Trout was named All-Star Game MVP for the second consecutive year as the American League beat the National League 6-3 to secure home field advantage in the World Series.
Barring a miracle, the AL All-Star lineup won’t end up as eight Kansas City Royals and Mike Trout. The dream is over.
Dammit, All-Star voters. The goal was to get every Kansas City Royal in the AL lineup, with only Mike Trout as the outlier. Now, Miguel Cabrera has surpassed Eric Hosmer in the first baseman spot by over a million votes, and Mike Moustakas holds an extremely slim lead over Josh Donaldson.
Despite the substantial wave of votes for Royals players in the AL All-Star lineup, MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman said last week that the ballots were still being submitted legitimately. Over a week later, Bowman admitted that approximately 60 million fraudulent ballots had to be wiped from the record.
With about a month until the MLB All-Star Game, the American League roster shows a pattern: every player with the most votes at their position plays for the Royals. Even the bad ones.
There won't be any basketball until Thursday night (bad) because the NBA decided to give everybody a week long break (good) but without changing the start or end date of the season (dumb) so there are more back-to-backs and four-games-in-five-nights (very bad) this year.
Wow? Or ow?
I'll forgive you for spending your Friday night doing something other than watching the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. In summary: some shots were made, some shots were missed, one of the teams won, and Little League phenom Mo'Ne Davis threw Kevin Hart into the blender and chopped him up.
MLB and Fox came under fire for not mentioning Tony Gwynn during the all-star game broadcast, and responded with a joint statement explaining that by singling out one recently passed ballplayer for recognition, it could be a slight to others. Well, here's the perfect solution.
This hand belongs to some poor bastard who attended Monday night's MLB home run derby, where he tried to catch a Giancarlo Stanton tater with his bare hand. Honestly, I'm sort of surprised this hand isn't in worse shape. I mean, have you seen Giancarlo Stanton hit a baseball?
Lest you forget, Fox was sure to make you aware that this is Derek Jeter's final season in the majors. The Captain's name was spoken no fewer than 100 times on tonight's All-Star Game broadcast, but at what cost? That of remembering people like Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer, or Bob Welch—none of whom were mentioned during…
This is insane. Adam Wainwright made a comment to reporters after his outing was complete that he grooved Derek Jeter a couple of meatballs. It was harmless. Then it became a thing because Derek Jeter has to get All-Star Game hits on the level? I literally have no idea. But then, Adam Wainwright showed up on FOX…
Dee Gordon showed off his considerable range and Freddie Freeman showed off his considerable flexibility to retire Michael Brantley and get the National League out of the sixth inning.
John Farrell waited for the American League to take the field in the top of the fourth inning so he could remove Jeter from the game and give the crowd a proper chance to send off Jeter. It was a nice moment, Jeter tipped his cap (face) to the crowd, the players, and the coaches. He then went into the dugout and…
MLB Network host Greg Amsinger spoke with Angels slugger Mike Trout during today's pre-game festivities, and jokingly told the All-Star outfielder that he'd come up to bat with Derek Jeter on second base—and hit a triple to drive home the Yankees captain. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened in the first inning.
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy's making a push to get voted into this season's All-Star Game, and his anti-Yadier Molina, anti-Cardinals message features the kind of mudslinging one could only find in a local political ad.
It's not news that Yao Ming is a gigantic human being, but it's still astonishing when he's juxtaposed with a regular-sized person. Take this AP photo from the All-Star Game, and know that it wasn't edited at all.