Who Is The Blurry Guy In This Photo, And Why Did Manny Ramirez Steal…

After Roger Clemens's first start in the Atlantic League, the Associated Press sent across the wires a photo of him in the middle of his lumpy follow-through, pitching to an out-of-focus batter at the plate. The Hall of Famer, of course, had dropped in to pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters; his opponents that day were… » 9/19/12 10:00am 9/19/12 10:00am

Baseball Game Delayed While Repo Men Attempt To Collect Bats, Gloves,…

The Worcester Tornadoes, of the independent Can-Am league, couldn't throw the first pitch of last night's game at 7 p.m., as scheduled. They were too busy dealing with police constables sent to enforce a court order to confiscate the team's equipment.

Enterprise Cleaning Co. has cleaned clubhouses, concourses and… » 8/14/12 3:05pm 8/14/12 3:05pm

Minor League Team To Hold "Atheist Night"

We've got a whole tagpage of oddball promotions by the independent St. Paul Saints, but this is probably the first one that runs the risk of excommunication. It's not called Atheist Night—it's actually called "A Night of Unbelievable Fun"—but when the Amarillo Sox come to town next month, the home team will be, for a… » 7/13/12 9:50am 7/13/12 9:50am

Wally Backman Verbally Assaults His Team, Part 158

Wally's back, thanks to the creators of Playing For Peanuts, who sent over this clip of the former Mets player (then manager of the South Georgia Peanuts, currently manager of the Binghamton Mets) sharing his thoughts with his team after a loss. One thing we've certainly learned this week: Wally likes his F-bombs. We… » 4/14/11 2:05pm 4/14/11 2:05pm

Wally Backman Verbally Assaults An Umpire, Part 79

Former major leaguer Willy Backman knows how to curse in an umpire's face. He's extraordinarily well-versed in the F-bomb. Backman was recently hired as the manager for the AA Binghamton Mets, but a clip from a documentary series about independent minor league baseball called "Playing for Peanuts" just saw internet… » 4/12/11 3:40pm 4/12/11 3:40pm