Melvin Upton Explains His Name Change 

Yesterday, 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… » 2/23/15 1:16pm 2/23/15 1:16pm

It Worked For Giancarlo Stanton

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B.J. Upton Shits Out A Double, According To Typo

The Associated Press would later correct its caption on this photo of B.J. Upton's fourth-inning double against the Marlins, but not before the original version was published verbatim in at least two outlets: ESPN's game HQ and on the website of the Aiken (S.C.) Standard. » 7/09/13 12:58pm 7/09/13 12:58pm

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] » 4/24/13 5:09pm 4/24/13 5:09pm

Orioles Fan Booted From Spring Training Game For Yelling Racist…

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." » 3/20/11 5:30pm 3/20/11 5:30pm

Scoop Jackson's Column Continues to Offend; Jason Whitlock Demands…

Scoop Jackson has once again sparked the ire of, oh, lots of people with this latest ESPN2 column about the Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton » 10/16/08 3:00pm 10/16/08 3:00pm. In it, Jackson praises Upton as the one MLB player who can "bring the game back to the hood" while using some undermining and preposterous logic to substantiate his point. Observe: …