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ERIC BYRNES RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Eric Byrnes goes all out imitating Chase Utley's slide

Former Major Leaguer Eric Byrnes is now an analyst for MLB Network, and regular viewers know him for his energetic and enthusiastic analysis. On Saturday night, he was at it again. Byrnes was tackling the subject of the Dodgers’ Chase Utley’s controversial slide that broke Ruben Tejada’s fibula. As usual, his demonstration on the studio’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Who needs umps? Computer calls balls, strikes in minors

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. ''St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners.'' ''Ball!'' ''St-riiike! ... Inside of inside corners.'' Eric Byrnes sat behind the large monitor some 90 feet from home plate watching the screen as the computer told him exactly what to announce for the intimate crowd watching independent league baseball at Albert Field, a full moon in the distance...
Via Associated Press
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

'St-riike!' Ex-OF Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) ''St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners.'' ''Ball!'' ''St-riiike! ... Inside of inside corners.'' Eric Byrnes sat behind the large monitor some 90 feet from home plate watching the screen as the computer told him exactly what to announce for the intimate crowd watching independent league baseball at Albert Field, a full moon in the distance...
Via Associated Press
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Byrnes Trucks Fake Catcher, Unleashes Epic Strike Zone Rant

It’s good to know that even at the age of 39, Eric Byrnes, a.k.a. the “Crash Test Dummy,” is still going balls to...
Via Busted Coverage
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Casey Hit a Line Drive Off the Head of Lauren Shehadi

There are lots of shenanigans that go down on MLB Network, usually during Diamond Demos that feature Harold Reynolds and Eric Byrnes. However, baseball nerds watching “MLB Central” this morning were treated to an atypical duo of Sean Casey and Lauren Shehadi on Studio 42. The results were disastrous … for Shehadi. As you can see below, Shehadi was throwing some underhanded...
Via Busted Coverage
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Introducing Josh Byrnes, leading candidate to be Dodgers’ GM

I was going to write a detailed post analyzing more than a dozen potential GM candidates, but that basically got shuttered by a report that Josh Byrnes was likely to land the GM spot for the Dodgers. Byrnes is the former GM of divisional opponents Diamondbacks and Padres, and prior to that had worked with the Indians and then as an assistant GM with the Rockies and Red Sox. His most...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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