Mike Piazza was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, so today seems like a good time to pay homage to one of baseball’s finest dinger artists.
It’s getting to be about Steve Bartman time in the MLB playoffs. That infamous robbery happened in Game 6 of the NLCS, and in tonight’s ALCS Game 6, another home run theft took place. This time, the culprit was 19-year-old Caleb Humphreys. Mike Moustakas sent this dinger just barely over the wall into Humphreys’s…
Fan-shot videos of awesome sports moments are always a good time, particularly the morning after the game, when all you want to do is ignore work and relive what you witnessed as many times as possible. With that in mind, here are bunch of videos of Jose Bautista’s game-winning homer, shot by Blue Jays fans.
When Kyle Schwarber crushed his mammoth home run last night, nobody was really sure where it landed, until a picture of a baseball sitting atop the giant video board in right field started making the rounds.
This is a screenshot of a Cubs fan losing his mind right after Kyle Schwarber hit a ball so goddamn hard that it exited our atmosphere and now lies sprinkled amongst the stars like cosmic dust. Schwarber’s climactic tater was the Cubs’ third of the game, which when combined with the six-homer assault they launched in…
Hot dang! Six! That’s how many taters the Chicago Cubs mashed off the St. Louis Cardinals’ butt pitchers yesterday evening. That’s a postseason record, and it has the Cubs one win from the NLCS.
The Rays haven’t had a great season. They’ll finish with a losing record, even after they most likely beat the Blue Jays today. Remarkably, Tampa Bay went the first 161 games never hitting a grand slam, despite 142 plate appearances with the bases loaded. That changed today when Joey Butler went deep off of Mark…
The Blue Jays are in the process of putting a whooping down on the
Tigers, led by Edwin Encarnacion and his nine RBIs. After his third homer, a grand slam to bring the score to 13-1 in the seventh inning, Jays fans delayed the game by throwing a bunch of hats all over the Rogers Centre grounds.
Jose my friend, what’s going on here? Delino DeShields got the easiest and silliest three RBIs of his career here thanks to Bautista’s drive-by defending. Lost in the folly of the Blue Jays outfielding is the absolute clinic third base coach Tony Beasley is putting on here to usher in all three of the runs.
See, Mekhi Garrard gets it. This is what youth sports are about. Fuck winning. It’s all about hanging with your buddies and having a laugh, even if it’s at Cole Wagner rocking you for a grand slam to put the final touches on an 18-0 demolition job.
Last night Madison Bumgarner won his 15th game, good for a tie with Jake Arrieta atop the National League. Perhaps more impressively, he took Jeff Locke deep in the second inning. His two-run dinger made the difference in the Giants 6-4 win, and at 415 feet, was longer than debutante Marlon Byrd’s homer in the first.
The Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-7 tonight in a pretty-fun game between pretty-terrible teams. The coolest part was when Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run home run that plunked directly on top the crown of the left field foul pole.
Getting the bat on a shoulder-high pitch is one thing, but what Evan Gattis did to this Trevor Bauer fastball last night boggles the mind:
Here’s something you probably don’t need to know about the solo home run that Hanley Ramirez hit yesterday, but I’m going to tell it to you you anyway: Ramirez’s shot got higher off the ground than any homer since at least 2006.
I have no idea what to say about Mr. Baseball’s Twitter feed; it’s perfect and you should read it. (Mr. Baseball, who may be America’s greatest baseball writer, is one of the few people to have mastered Twitter as a medium for literary expression.) It’s really better experienced than described, but to pique your…
Korean Baseball star Park Byung-Ho of the Nexen Heroes absolutely demolished a home run on Friday that cleared the giant scoreboard in centerfield. He now has 39 home runs, most in KBO. That's four more than the his teammate Kang Jung Ho, and 13 more than the next guy Lee Seung Yuop at 26. Heroes be mashing.…
The Cubs' 21-year-old infield superprospect did some more bad things to baseballs today in Colorado, collecting his second and third career home runs.
Toronto's 14-1 win over Boston was an all-out pummeling, punctuated by Melky Cabrera's second home run on the night, a three-run shot in the nine-run sixth inning. Cabrera's shot to left-center, officially tracked at a disappointing 410 feet, completely cleared the stadium and cracked a car windshield across the…
The Bucs and Reds combined for 10 home runs in just six innings, before being suspended due to rain. Here are all 10 of them, hit to dwindling crowds, increasing rain, and—because it was Cincinnati's "Bark in the Park" promotion—presumably a growing stench of wet dog fur.