A mother sparrow emerges from her nest atop a newly visible grave, a grave that had been buried in the cruel, gray snow until this afternoon. It is not yet officially spring, but the days are slightly warmer, and a trickle of water—melted snow—snakes past the sparrowess’ home. For months, to hydrate herself, she has…
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. I say it will end when our bee overlords choose to end it. That might already be underway at Sloan Park during this afternoon’s Cubs-Mariners game. Jason Heyward was the first victim, and he had to climb the outfield fence to avoid them.
Madison Bumgarner’s on-mound demeanor could be described using many different words; I’ll go with “cantankerous,” but depending upon your perspective anything from “fired-up” to “dickish” can be appropriate. So when Jason Heyward stood around seemingly staring at Bumgarner after taking a called third strike yesterday,…
So you’ve got players preparing for nicotine withdrawal. You’ve got the team opening up SI’s baseball preview issue, which has the Cubs reaching—and losing—the World Series. You’ve got Donald Trump threatening to fund attack ads going after the Ricketts family for “the rotten job they’re doing with the Chicago Cubs.”…
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw seems like a nice guy. I say that because if I were a famous baseball player, I don’t think I’d be in the mood to snap some pics with two fans right after they slammed into the back of my car.
Emergency personnel took Rymer Liriano to a Phoenix-area hospital after the Brewers outfielder took a Matt West fastball to the face during the Milwaukee-L.A. Dodgers spring training game today in Arizona.
Today’s spring training excitement comes to you from Arizona, where a Cactus League classic between the White Sox and Angels resulted in some lucky kid walking away with a Mike Trout home run ball—and an adult walking away with a random baseball he thought was a Mike Trout home run ball.
A remarkable photo here from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review photographer Christopher Horner, capturing the split second a quick-thinking fan reached out and deflected a bat that appeared on a collision course for a kid’s face.
Brett Phillips, the Brewers’ 21-year-old outfielder, won’t make the big club out of camp, though as one of the franchise’s better prospects, it wouldn’t be crazy to see him come up later this year. In the meantime he’s here to get better, and to show coaches what he can do, and maybe some other baseball stuff. He’s…
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has apparently run out of fancy motorized vehicles to drive to spring training, because this morning he rolled up to the Mets’ facility on a horse.
Troy Tulowitzki has never made a secret of the fact that he was blindsided by and a little bitter about the Colorado Rockies’ decision to trade him to the Blue Jays last summer. Many months have passed, though, and so now it’s time to check in on Tulo and see how much those wounds have healed. According to this Fox…
Raccoons are attracted to shiny objects, so it makes sense that this Tampa-area raccoon would choose to attend Yankees spring training. Maybe this is the same raccoon as the one who snuck in two years ago to watch the same team practice at the same field? Perhaps. I think, at this point, the evidence bears out that…
Yoenis Cespedes got paid this offseason, and he arrived at the Mets’ spring training facility riding a tricked-out, three-wheeled motorcycle thingy, as any rich person should.
Freddie Freeman and his wife Chelsea made the drive to Braves spring training yesterday, and they brought along Nala, the chillest cat who ever chilled. Nala is uncomfortably chill.
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Bo Jackson has been hanging out at the White Sox spring training facility this year, acting as an instructor and imparting wisdom on dumb young people. Today’s lessons was for Drake LaRoche, the teenaged son of White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche, who needed a little crash course on who exactly Bo Jackson is.
As Rajai Davis was talking to Fox Sports Detroit during today's Marlins-Tigers game, a player wandered into the frame, waved at the camera, sat down, and smooched a gal before the two left. The reader who gave us the heads-up believes it was Joe Nathan, and it sure looks like him.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw took a line drive to the cheek while pitching in a spring training game against the Oakland A's today, surely causing every Dodgers fan in attendance to nearly faint.