Puerto Rico’s Bizarre Hair Making Big Impact at WBC

March 11, 2017

“I’ve seen Carlos Beltran a million times and I know what he looks like,” says the dedicated baseball fan. Oh, how wrong you are, Mr. Confidence. Because, in conjunction with his teammates as the World Baseball Classic kicks off, Beltran’s sporting a bit of a different look to get on board with some Team Puerto Rico spirit. He’s got a blonde beard. They all have all blonde everything. And we…

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VIDEO: Watch Aaron Judge Crush His Second Spring Homer

March 11, 2017

This will soon be a very common sight for Yankees fans. New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge crushed his second home run of spring training, an opposite-field bomb against the Philadelphia Phillies. It looks effortless. Watch for yourself below: Pitcher: objection!@TheJudge44: overruled.https://t.co/kxRG5tdZ7C pic.twitter.com/hlZq4aHtGZ — New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 10, 2017 ​​Judge, who was drafted 32nd overall in the 2013 MLB draft out of Fresno State, has been widely regarded as one of the…

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Clay Buchholz’s First Spring With Phillies Off to Terrible Start

March 11, 2017

Often times a change of scenery or switching organizations can help a player get their career back on track. That is not the case for veteran pitcher Clay Buchholz so far, however, as he’s been unable to turn a solid second half into anything other than a horrendous Spring Training. Clay Buchholz’s game plan was to ease into spring form. But after Chase Headley’s 1st-inning 3-R HR, he’s now allowed 11 baserunners…

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Carlos Martinez Impresses on World Stage in Dominican Debut

March 11, 2017

​I’d say St. Louis Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez made a statement on the world stage, as he led the Dominican Republic to a 9-2 win over Canada in their opening game of the WBC Thursday night. Martinez was impressive in his four innings of work, allowing one unearned run on three hits while striking out three. Oh, and he hit 101 mph on the radar gun. Carlos Martinez has already…

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BREAKING: Blue Jays Pitcher Taken to Hospital After Scary Line Drive to the Head

March 11, 2017

​This is the worst possible thing that can happen in a baseball game. We’ve seen it time and time again now. A pitcher delivers a perfect strike just to see the ball come screaming back at them. With such little time to react, the worst unfortunately happens quite often, it seems. Such was the scene at Joker Marchant Stadium today, as Blue Jays picture T.J. House was struck in the head…

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Team USA Announces Lineup for First Game of WBC

March 11, 2017

With their first game swiftly approaching at 6:00 p.m. against Colombia tonight, we finally got our first look at Team USA’s World Baseball Classic lineup. Here it is, our first #WBC2017 lineup! #ForGlory?? pic.twitter.com/VU4OGtcFj1 — USA Baseball (@USABaseball) March 10, 2017 Giancarlo Stanton batting sixth? Andrew McCutchen batting eighth? This lineup seems stacked. Of course, we’ve already seen that the better baseball team on paper doesn’t seem to matter much in…

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David Price Headed for MRI After Experiencing Elbow Soreness

March 10, 2017

​The Boston Red Sox are heading into this season with a three-headed monster on the rubber in the form of Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, and David Price. ​ ​The dominant trio, along with the star-studded lineup that Red Sox manager John Farrell has at his disposal this season, have pushed the Sox from legitimate threat to AL front-runner. ​ Now, however, there’s a fly in the ointment. David Price had MRI on…

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Yankees top prospect Clint Frazier gets a haircut

March 10, 2017

Just the other day, I talked with top outfield prospect Clint Frazier, his red mop of hair flowing, and I asked him what he has learned so far at Yankees camp. “How to be a better teammate, how to be a better Christian man, how to fit in with the guys,” Frazier said. In his first Yankee camp after being one of the two main cogs in the Andrew Miller…

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Bill Webb, Tailor of TV Baseball Excitement, Dies at 70

March 10, 2017

Bill Webb, whose direction of baseball broadcasts nationally for Fox Sports and locally for the Mets featured exceptional anticipation and rapid camera cuts to heighten tension, died on Tuesday in Morristown, N.J. He was 70. His wife, Cynthia, said the cause was complications of cancer. As a director at Fox and for SNY, the local cable home of the Mets, Webb made split-second decisions as he stitched the narrative of…

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