Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright did not have a good night whatsoever. The knuckleballer’s start lasted just 34 pitches, during which he gave up eight runs and four dingers in the first 1.1 innings. In the first inning alone, Wright gave up six runs and two homers.
Giancarlo Stanton broke a 2-2 deadlock by ripping a massive two-run homer off the Dominican Republic’s Ervin Santana. How massive?
Yankees prospect Aaron Judge welcomed us to spring by absolutely crushing a pitch off the scoreboard in Tampa. Thank you, baseball, for making us feel alive again.
Over the years, we have been consistently impressed with Mets pitcher Bartolo Colón’s athletic feats. But nothing he has achieved meets tonight’s highlight, in which the Dominican hurler hits his first career home run after twenty seasons in the majors:
The only thing more shocking than how far Giancarlo Stanton hit this baseball is that it somehow didn’t explode immediately upon contact with the bat. The MLB Statcast-measured numbers: 475 feet, 112.8 mph exit velocity, and 5.5 seconds of hangtime:
Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run of the season today in Detroit, giving the Yankees an early lead thanks to A-Rod’s massive dong.
Alex Rodriguez became the first player since Derek Jeter to join baseball’s 3,000-hit club, and just like Jeter in 2011, he did it with a home run.
Braves pitcher Tim Hudson came into tonight's game against the Nationals with two career home runs. Young Washington superstar Bryce Harper? 31. None of those were off Hudson, though, which puts the legendary Atlanta hurler one up on the Nats' wunderkind after this bizarre play.
Today is probably a good day for the other sports to drop bad news. Maybe announce some NCAA sanctions, or failed steroid tests. Everything non-scabby is completely under the radar, so it would have been lucky timing for the White Sox broadcasting team to be selected as far and away the biggest homers in all of…
To be fair, Sterling arrived at "The Yankees' Rising Sun [or is it Son?] Says Sayonara" after eliminating more insensitive early drafts like "A mega-jack from the mega-Jap," "A head-turner from the rice burner," and "It's a round-trip for the new Nip." [YES]
The story of this minor league season has been Reds shortstop prospect Billy Hamilton, who after stealing 104 bases in 82 games with the Bakersfield Blaze, earned a call-up to the AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos. (He also turned some heads during the All-Star Break Futures Game along the way.)
Really, Brian Lewis of the New York Post? This is an actual sentence that ran in a newspaper story after, say, 2004, and not something Tim McCarver said on air? OK:
Last night's 15-13 extra innings Braves win over the Phillies game was weird. For one, it's the second-most runs ever allowed in a game started by Roy Halladay. (The record is 17, per commenter below.) Halladay also gave up a grand slam to Atlanta's Brian McCann, the first such homer since Evan Longoria launched one…
It took a few weeks, but the Miami Marlins finally have a home run in their new ballpark (thanks to Omar Infante in the first inning of today's game against Houston) which means we've gotten our first glimpse at that wonderful center field structure in action... and now we've seen it. Back to work, everyone. [Fox…
The world record for fastest run around the bases is held by Evar Swanson, who did it in 13.3 seconds back in 1929. Peter Bourjos of the Angels came within a second of that tonight, and he thought he might've flied out to the warning track. Instead, Josh Willingham took a tumble and Bourjos came around in an…
The promise of a new season hasn't shown much inspiration for the Boston Red Sox, as the disappointment at how last season ended has been reflected in their first three games of 2012: all of them losses, and two of them in walkoffs.
After reading our post about Jack Edwards's deliciously biased Bruins coverage, reader Kenn sent us this excellent clip from a junior hockey league in Texas. In it, the announcer completely loses his shit, tries to calm himself down, and then loses his shit all over again. It sounds like he's covering a particularly…