Found May 30, 2012 on MLB Buzz:
Adam Jones is ecstatic about one particular baseball transaction during the last week. No, it’s not his six-year, $85.5 million extension with the Baltimore Orioles. It was the Detroit Tigers’ decision to call up outfielder Quintin Berry, Jones’ best friend since they were 5 years old and attending Webster Elementary School in San Diego. The two are so close that Jones is the godfather to Berry’s son. The two took very different routes to the big leagues: Jones, drafted by the Seattle Mariners after his senior year of high school, was a top prospect and made his debut six years ago at age 20. Berry played in college at San Diego State, which delayed the start of his pro career. He is with his fifth organization and didn’t debut in the majors until last week — at 27. Jones said he nearly cried when Berry gave him the news. “My best friend is in the big leagues,” Jones said. “To be honest with you, that’s where my excitement has been. I’ve been trying to watch him. He’s been playing pret

Berrys call-up the highlight of Adam Jones week

Adam Jones is ecstatic about one particular baseball transaction during the last week. No, its not his six-year, 85.5 million extension with the Baltimore Orioles. It was the Detroit Tigers decision to call up outfielder Quintin Berry, Jones best friend since they were 5 years old and attending Webster Elementary School in San Diego. The two are so close that Jones is the godfather...

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Quintin Berry is certainly making the most of his cup of coffee with the Detroit Tigers while Austin Jackson nurses a strained abdomen. In fact, Berry has played so well, that it's likely the Tigers make an unexpected move to keep Berry around after Jackson returns. On Sunday against the Twins, Berry became the first Tiger since at least 1918 to hit safely in his first five...

Memo to Yahoo! Sports: Fix Quintin Berry's profile picture (Video)

Unless the profile picture of Detroit Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry on Yahoo! Sports is a sideways picture of Berry with his head cut off, this should probably be fixed: As of this writing, Berry's profile still shows this picture. So what gives? H/T Sports Pickle. Visit us at, and now you can follow us on Twitter at @HoldoutSports.

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Twitter avatars may not be windows to the soul, but they reveal something about the people behind those 140-character witticisms. Consider Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat star. His 3.1 million followers see a professional photo: tailored suit, pocket square, designer watch, perfect lighting. He looks like a stud, and he is. Aaron Rodgers picked a perfectly-angled snapshot from his...

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A situation arose Sunday that is going to make it difficult for Detroit to send Quintin Berry back to the minors when Austin Jackson comes off the disabled list at week's end. Jackson is eligible to return June 1, when Detroit returns home to host the New York Yankees in a weekend set. Detroit won't have to rush him due to Berry's fine job as a fill-in (through Sunday...

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