Fare Thee Well, Nick Punto

Kevin Youkilis spent nine years with the Boston Red Sox. For a few seasons he was one of the best hitters in baseball, but always he was a fan favorite. He was loved for his gritty style of play, his intensity, his bizarre stance, and because he was so damn good. So when Youk was traded mid-game during the 2012 season, it was a big deal. Later, Youkilis remembered what that moment...
Via BP Boston
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

The Death Of Head-First Sliding, Hopefully

Last week, Nick Punto informed the Diamondbacks that he’d be taking the year off, deciding not to report to camp even though he had signed a minor league contract with the club earlier this winter. Though he claimed he wasn’t retiring, Punto is 37 and just put up a 73 wRC+ for Oakland, so it’s easy to […]
Via Fangraphs
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Pick Up Nick Punto

Nick Punto. Photo Credit: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Utility infielder Nick Punto was recently released by the Oakland Athletics which is very uncharacteristic of the team. The A’s decided to eat the $2.75 million that they still owed Punto. That’s something the A’s do not usually do and just last season they deemed him worthy of a two-year contract. The move was also odd...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: A new shortstop for 2015?

Jed Lowrie With the Oakland A’s season now over, it is time to start looking at the 2015 season. There are eight current Athletics that will be heading into free agency and Billy Beane and his front office will have to put together some pieces to form a team for 2015 that can contend in the AL West. One glaring problem is the shortstop position. Shortstop has been the Oakland A’s...
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Punto's wife has hilarious reaction to controversial call

Down a run, with two outs and a guy on third…Oakland A’s second baseman Nick Punto struck out looking to end the game Friday night against the Seattle Mariners. As you might imagine…dude was pretty upset. So upset that he and his manager Bob Melvin were both ejected. Thing is, their claim the pitch was high and out of the strike zone is probably spot on. Watch. Suffice it...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins game delayed after fans hit by foul balls

MIAMI -- Sunday's game between the Oakland Athletics and Miami Marlins game was stopped for 10 minutes on Sunday when two fans needed treatment after being hit in the face by foul balls. A male spectator sitting along the right-field line was hit by a ball in the seventh inning Sunday. Moments later, a woman sitting in the first row was hit by a ball off the bat of Oakland's Nick...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire Sean Barber blew strike three call on Nick Punto (GIF)

The Oakland A’s beat the Seattle Mariners on a walk-off home run from Coco Crisp in the bottom of the 12th on Thursday, and they have umpire Sean Barber to thank for helping to keep them in the game. Barber completely blew what should have been a strike three call on A’s infielder Nick Punto […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

John Henry Set To Dump Worcester Newspaper

According to several reports, Red Sox principal owner John Henry is about to lower the boom on the largest newspaper in Central Massachusetts. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette was sort of the Nick Punto of Henry's $70 million deal to buy The Boston Globe.  Now, reportedly, Henry wants to sell the paper to a New York-based company that owns multiple second-rate regional newspapers...
Via FenwayNation
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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