Brennan Boesch Flings Bat In Stands On Consecutive Swings; Crowd Pissed

Brennan Boesch, now with the Angels' triple-A team, angered a lot of Fresno Grizzlies fans on the first base side last night. He let go of his bat on a swing, apparently injuring a girl. Then, on the very next pitch, he flung his bat again, and everybody decided he was doing this on purpose. » 8/06/14 10:43am 8/06/14 10:43am

Underrated Baseball Thing: A Good Bat Snap

There are few things more satisfying than seeing a player snap his bat over his knee after a strikeout. Minnesota's Oswaldo Arcia came yesterday through with a good, solid break, with plenty of shrapnel, a sumptuous audible crack, and plenty of replay angles. » 7/28/14 12:53pm 7/28/14 12:53pm

Cubs Pitcher Jeff Samardzija Botches Bunt, Snaps Bat Over His Leg

After screwing up a bunt in last night's game against the Reds, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija channeled the irate spirit of Carlos Zambrano and snapped his bat over his leg. SAMARDZIJA MAD. » 6/24/14 11:20am 6/24/14 11:20am

Rays Hitter Breaks Three Bats On Three Straight Swings

They say a bat that breaks in the service of a hit "died a hero." Jerry Sands sent a couple soldiers over the top as cannon fodder. » 6/16/14 12:50pm 6/16/14 12:50pm

Hero White Sox Fan Snags Flying Bat, Saves Baby

Eileen Depesa thought quickly—and acted quicker, with a one-handed snag of Tyler Flowers's runaway bat that seemed to be heading right for the infant sitting directly behind her. The gentleman next to her, ducking for cover? He did not acquit himself nearly so well. » 5/27/14 9:52am 5/27/14 9:52am

How To Break A Cricket Bat

Have you ever seen a cricket bat break before? Michael Carberry went to hit at the Ashes, and the ball snapped his blade in two. Everyone acts like it's a rare occurrence, so let's call it that. » 1/05/14 3:33pm 1/05/14 3:33pm

Bat Roams Around Senators-Canadiens Game

A bat made an appearance at the Bell Centre at the beginning of Saturday night's Senators-Canadiens game. It was just flapping around, without a care in the world, probably disoriented. You know how bats are. » 1/05/14 10:13am 1/05/14 10:13am

There Was A Bat Delay During The Providence-Marquette Game

And now, some Shameful Moments In Bat-Killing History, courtesy of the bat in the Bradley Center during the Providence-Marquette Game: » 1/26/13 4:15pm 1/26/13 4:15pm

A Treasure Trove Of Bat-Killing Stories For Your Super Bowl Bye Week

Drew Magary's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. Buy Drew's book, The Postmortal, through here. Find more of his stuff at his Twitter feed. » 1/26/12 2:20pm 1/26/12 2:20pm

Rays' Spring Training Stadium Infested By Bats, Covered In Bat Shit

Alternate headline: Bats! Bats! Oh God So Many Bats! Exterminators say they'll have the situation under control by the start of Spring Training games, but their solution amounts to building a big house just for the bats just outside the stadium. I hope they release the bats for game-winning home runs, an update of… » 2/11/11 1:25pm 2/11/11 1:25pm

The Face That Launched A Thousand Indignant E-Mails (UPDATE)

We thought it was all fun and games when we posted this video of Manu Ginobili swatting down a rogue bat on Halloween. We neglected to take into account the rabid bat-lovers among our readership. » 11/05/09 8:45pm 11/05/09 8:45pm