God bless the good people at MLB for dumping weird and wonderful videos onto their Youtube channel from time to time. This is a brawl between the A’s and Angels from 1995. It starts slowly as this donnybrook was more of a slow burn than an immediate mound-charging outburst.
It gets going pretty well, with pushing AND shoving and lots of angry faces. None angrier or crazier than Tony LaRussa.
Seriously, he looks like a maniac. Hit the jump for the crucial insanity GIF.
The Cleveland Indians just might be on to something. As is recognizing your strengths and moving to improve your weaknesses. As it turns out, signing very good baseball players for reasonable terms is good for business also.
Last season, Cleveland started out well but couldn’t maintain their strong play through the long summer. A team which excelled at getting on base, the 2012 Indians lacked the power to drive those runners home. On May 21st, 2012, Cleveland found themselves in the exact spot they currently sit: first place in the American League Central division.
But this isn’t your slightly older twin brother’s Indians. The upgrades the team made over the off-season and the further development of their homegrown talent suggests this Cleveland team might be a little bit closer to “authentic contender.”
The Getting Blanked podcast for a Friday! We grab the old standings and decide, definitely, which teams playoff chances are dead and which are still alive. It’s very scientific and totally binding. As for the sock? You have to wait for that one.
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The languid pace of these slightly bizarre Rockies marketing videos is almost refreshing. Though, without any actual game footage to lean on, what else was the ad company going to use to sell the team? Ummm, rocks! And height! And the height of rocks! It’s all deadly, really.
Just think about creating a similar piece now. It would be all smash cuts and WUBWUBWUB dubstep beats and that infernal dinosaur making children cry and haunting the dreams of young and old alike.
For fun, hit the jump for a more EXTREME video of extreme sports in action. Rockies baseball, just like base jumping (except significantly more religious.)
It was bound to happen eventually. Even with the Nationals’ natitudinal meddling, Stephen Strasburg is simply too talented to go his entire career without pitching eight complete innings. He’s a power pitcher and a strikeout guy who racks up big pitch counts, which simply doesn’t gel with the Nationals persistent fear that one day he might just fall apart before their eyes.
After 53 starts, over which he amassed more than 360 strikeouts, Stephen Strasburg finally did the impossible: he went eight strong innings in a Nats win. Rejoice!
Well, those weren’t his exact words but that is the sentiment, an awesome one indeed. David Ortiz is kind of a little bit the best and he is running a promotion on his website bigpapi.com benefiting victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
A $500 donation to The One Fund earns you an autographed custom red, white, and blue Marucci bat bearing one of Papi’s now famous slogans.