The San Diego Padres selected Matt Bush with the first overall pick in the 2004 MLB draft. He was a local boy, born and raised in San Diego, starring at shortstop and pitcher for Mission Bay. But he never got any higher than AA ball, as a string of injuries then legal problems derailed his career. He’s struggled with…
I have three thoughts on Russell Martin’s throwing error in the top of the seventh, a baseball play that I’d never before seen in my life.
Blue Jays fans’ brief but furious seventh-inning meltdown reached a low point when someone from the upper deck tossed a beer into the general vicinity of a baby. Toronto police have identified the alleged beer-thrower, and he will be brought to justice.
So much happened in that seventh inning—an inning that took 53 minutes, and even without the glow of morning-after hyperbole, must go down as one of the weirdest, wildest, and most exciting single innings ever played—that its component parts (save The Bat Flip Heard ‘Round The World) may eventually be lost to the box…
Holy shit, man! An inning after one of the wildest moments in playoff history put his team down 3-2, Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista came up and crushed a big-ass motherfuckin’ three-run homer. He then unleashed the greatest bat flip I have ever seen.
Game 5 of the Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS was thrown into chaos by a controversial play in the seventh inning.
It’s no longer the baseball preseason. Time to get your ass fired up for the regular fall season of America’s Pastime. Read all our playoff team previews here. Today, you’re getting to know … THE TEXAS RANGERS.
In the fifth inning of today’s game against the Angels, Rougned Odor tried to beat out a David Freese throw to second base, but rather slid into the lower leg of Angels’ second baseman Johnny Giavotella. Odor reached third safely on the throwing error, but not after this despicable act of anti-fibula violence. If this…
And less than an hour later:
Should you ever dangle a fake spider in an unsuspecting person’s face, so as to scare them half to death? No way, man. That would be a dick move. You are, however, allowed to laugh when someone else does it:
The Tigers and Rangers might have been playing Monday night, but the real entertainment was in the stands. One kid in a Rangers shirt refused to stop flexing and kissing his biceps until his mom shut down the gun show.
Jose my friend, what’s going on here? Delino DeShields got the easiest and silliest three RBIs of his career here thanks to Bautista’s drive-by defending. Lost in the folly of the Blue Jays outfielding is the absolute clinic third base coach Tony Beasley is putting on here to usher in all three of the runs.
The Rangers beat the Mariners tonight in the most anti-climactic of climactic ways, on a walk-off walk. Here’s a video of the play, but it’s pretty boring considering that it’s just a walk:
You charge the mound because you’re furious. Because you want to hurt someone. You know you’ll be ejected, fined, suspended, but it’s all worth it for brief taste of revenge. You never do it thinking that it all might go horribly wrong, and you might wind up on the receiving end of one of the most iconic beatdowns in…
Adrian Beltre really needs to stop doing great things, or he’s going to keep getting his head touched. And you know how much he hates that.