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.
A spring training game between the Royals and Angels was delayed on Sunday so that a massive bee hive could be removed from a microphone behind home plate. There were a lot of bees!
Everyone knows prospect Trea Turner is the Padres' "player to be named later" who is heading to the Nationals, but the rules say he can't officially be traded until June. It's a weird spring training for him.
From Detroit Tigers beat writer Chris Iott comes this photo of pitcher Alfredo Simon's car. If I were still 11, I would swear this is one of the five coolest things I've ever seen in my life.
The Phillies lost 6-2 to the University of Tampa, who are ranked No. 1 in Division II. God, I missed meaningless baseball.
I thought I'd already hit my quota of peculiar spring training injury stories for the day earlier, but thanks to White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, here I am again.
The greatest spring training tradition—baseball players injuring themselves in weird-ass ways—has arrived early this year. First Michael Saunders stepped on a sprinkler head and tore the meniscus in his knee, and now Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ronald Belisario has fractured his (non-throwing) shoulder while getting out…
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter came up with a fun new spring training drill by forcing his players to field pop-ups while piping loud-ass fake crowd noise through the stadium's PA system. Unfortunately, some sensitive baby called the cops on them:
This photo comes from Boston.com's Steve Silva, and shows new Red Sox third baseman (signed through 2019) Pablo Sandoval on his first day in camp. OK, so maybe he's a little robusto. He just got $100 million guaranteed. That's not really his problem anymore.
Veteran starter Randy Wolf asked for and received his release from the Mariners yesterday, the same day he was informed he would make the team's rotation. At issue was a little-known but increasingly used quirk of the CBA, a waiver that makes a guaranteed contract anything but. Seattle tried to spring it on Wolf at…
The Phillies announced today that infielder Freddy Galvis has been hospitalized with a staph infection and will begin the season on the disabled list. Now the Daily News reports that it is indeed MRSA, the particularly nasty antibiotic-resistant strain that struck the Buccaneers locker room last year.
No gross jokes, you guys. T.C. Bear is a good and talented bear.
This was not the bee attack we have long feared. This was merely another test. They are probing us, assessing our defenses, noting our responses, learning our weaknesses. The Great Man-Bee War is coming, but not today.
Ryne Sandberg inherited a mess when he took over as interim manager last summer, but his first spring training running the Phillies is off to an especially inauspicious beginning. He's already butted heads with Jimmy Rollins, benching him three straight days without explanation, and the two haven't spoken since Monday.
Francisco Rodriguez sees your weird spring training injury, Jake Peavy, and he raises you a foot full of cactus barbs.
There is something about retrieving baseballs that is hard-wired into the psyche of all adult males. Maybe it's a vestige of our hunter-gatherer path, but even the sanest of men can't help but drop everything and goofily run after a $17 ball. It's a poor job by evolution, because sometimes we drop our own spawn.
Barry Bonds showed up at camp today, and put on a Giants uniform for the first time in seven years. At age 49, he looked good—smaller than in his playing days, but nothing that would be embarrassing if he were in spring training to play. He's here to teach. And he was immediately asked about PEDs.