Adrián Beltré, baseball’s premier purveyor of jokes and joy, put his skills on display again Thursday night. With Beltré on second, White Sox pitcher Reynaldo López tried to pick him off—but the pickoff attempt got away from Tim Anderson covering second and rolled into the outfield, giving Beltré space to pretend to…
In June, on the occasion of becoming just the third major-league umpire ever to work 5,000 games, Joe West sat for a wide-ranging interview with USA Today, and one of the questions asked who believes is baseball’s biggest complainer.
Fox Sports guy Doug Gottlieb has a big wet blanket for anyone excited about Adrian Beltre’s 3000th hit: Did you know that Beltre is Dominican??? Fucked up, but true.
Adrián Beltré today became just the 31st player in Major League Baseball history to record 3,000 hits, smoking a 3-0 fastball from Orioles starter Wade Miley into left field for a stand up double.
When discussing Rickey Henderson’s Hall-of-Fame prospects, Bill James once wrote that “if you could split him in two, you’d have two Hall of Famers.” It’s a seemingly hyperbolic quip from one of sports’ most precise thinkers. So it’s probably worth a closer look.
Adrian Beltre is unarguably among baseball’s purest sources of joy and delight. But umpire Gerry Davis was not too delighted by Beltre’s response tonight when he told the veteran to get in the on-deck circle while he was, uh, on deck. Beltre simply dragged the on-deck circle to where he was already standing—a few feet…
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, whose habit of falling to one knee while batting is second only to his absolute hatred of having his head touched in a ranking of Adrian Beltre quirks, did not expect a 61-mph pitch from Red Sox reliever Fernando Abad in Wednesday’s game. The result was a powerful man somewhat…
The Rangers had already clinched the division before last night’s game against the Brewers so Adrian Beltre was in high spirits—even after striking out in the fifth inning.
Adrian Beltre is one of the most entertaining baseball players any of us will ever have the pleasure of watching. He’s done many great things on the field that I will remember fondly, but falling to one knee as he hits the goddamn hell out of a baseball will certainly go down as his signature move. Last night, he gave…
Ambidextrous relief pitcher Pat Venditte has been in Major League Baseball for about a year. He’s bounced back and forth between the show and the minors, and Venditte made his Mariners debut this evening. After starter Hisashi Iwakuma was chased after three innings, Venditte stepped in and pitched three innings of…
If you try to touch Adrian Beltre’s head, he’ll flip out. If you try to douse him in one or more jugs of celebratory post-game beverage, he’ll mount up, grab weapons, and ward you off with them.
Jesse Hahn served up a nice tasty meatball to Adrian Beltre tonight, who was so excited to sink his bat into it that he fell and had to steady himself while he was in the process of sending it 429 feet into the sky.
Time to check in with Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre, the greatest comedic duo in sports.
Chris Tillman had a rough night. The Orioles pulled him after he gave up 6 runs in 5.1 innings of work. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, the Rangers can really hit and they’re in their home ballpark. However this pitch to Adrian Beltre is flat embarrassing.
To be fair, if Albert Belle suddenly made an appearance at bat in the MLB postseason that would be a pretty big story.
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:
Adrian Beltre’s frequently the target of his teammates’ antics, usually when he excels, but the Rangers third baseman had some fun as the instigator with Astros third base coach Gary Pettis Tuesday night.
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.