Melvin Upton Explains His Name Change 

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… » 2/23/15 1:16pm Monday 1:16pm

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: …