Yesterday, MLB.com reported that Braves outfielder B.J. Upton will start going by his legal name, Melvin Upton Jr. That means it'll change on his uniform, on the scoreboard, even on his bats. Today, Upton reported to Braves camp and told reporters—some of whom still called him "B.J." out of habit—that there's really…
B.J. Upton reacts to finally looking at his batting average.
The Upton brothers hit back-to-back home runs last night. The only other time in MLB history brothers went back-to-back was when Lloyd and Paul Waner did it on Sept. 15, 1938. [MLB]
In his updated account of today's big Spring Training matchup between Tampa and Baltimore, Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times noted that Rays Manager Joe Maddon "had a fan - who was in in Orioles jersey - removed from the stadium after he was making racist comments about B.J. Upton."