Tony Sanchez Is Really, Really Excited To Be A Pittsburgh Pirate

Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 MLB draft, made his big-league debut yesterday as a DH against the Angels. His first plate appearance came with two outs in the second inning, and it was especially memorable. Neil Walker was on first and Joe Blanton was pitching. Sanchez drove a 2-1… »6/24/13 1:12pm6/24/13 1:12pm

Vikings Rookie Placekicker Forces Tie, Breaks Tie, Receives Tie

Week one of the NFL season was full of strong debuts. But the best rookie quote came, to no one's surprise, from the Vikings kicking unit. Blair Walsh nailed the first four field goal attempts of his career on Sunday, all of them coming after the third quarter. His third was a 55-yarder as time expired, sending the… »9/11/12 1:10pm9/11/12 1:10pm

Undrafted NFL Rookie Andrew Sweat Is Making A Mistake By Going To Law School [UPDATE]

This is Andrew Sweat. He was a linebacker for Ohio State, and he recently signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Cleveland Browns. "Andrew Sweat" is the perfect name for an undrafted linebacker on a Midwestern team who makes lots of frenzied tackles, but Sweat has decided to forgo the NFL for a "career" in… »5/14/12 4:20pm5/14/12 4:20pm