The Struggles of Selecting Hall of Famers

Year after year, the hall of fame election draws all sorts of debate and discussion.  The rules are terrible.  Someone sells their ballot to Deadspin.  Players who everyone thinks should be in are left out.  PEDs are discussed again.  It’s really a terrible time when it should be a great one. The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America holds a concurrent election...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Features 17 New Names

The 2015 Hall of Fame ballot was released today featuring 34 players, including 17 holdovers and 17 newcomers. Voting results will be announced on January 6. The new candidates on the ballot include Cy Young Award winners Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, along with sluggers Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield, two-time batting champion Nomar Garciaparra and closer Troy...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain Pushes ALCS Game 3 to Tuesday on TBS; Eliminates Off-Day

Rain in Kansas City has washed out Monday’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The game will be aired Tuesday at 8 p.m. on TBS which would have been Game 4′s timeslot anyway. With the rainout, it means that the off-day that was scheduled for Thursday, will be occupied by Game 5 of the series, if necessary. Games 6 and 7 scheduled for Friday and Saturday remain...
Via Fang's Bites
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Your MLB League Championship Series Announcing Schedule

American League Championship Series: Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals Turner: Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken; Reporter: Matt Winer Turner Pregame: Casey Stein, Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield MLB International: Gary Thorne, Rick Sutcliffe ESPN Radio: Jon Sciambi, Chris Singleton Live Streaming:, Series Schedule: Game 1: Fri., October 10, at Orioles...
Via Awful Announcing
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

AA Q&A: Casey Stern on taking over for Olbermann and getting cigars from Gary Sheffield

You may have noticed a new face on TBS Tuesday. No, it wasn’t endless promos for American Dad or various other new Turner series, but that of Casey Stern. He replaces Keith Olbermann as the network’s new host for their half of the Major League Baseball postseason. The 35-year-old is actually a veteran of the old ESPN series Dream Job, but he’s spent most of his career on...
Via Awful Announcing
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

TBS Jumps Into the American League Division Series Today

The MLB Postseason has begun and it means Day 1 of the American League Division Series. TBS will air the Baltimore-Detroit series and the Anaheim-Kansas City series. Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson call O’s-Tigers from the start all the way through the conclusion. Jaime Maggio will be the on-field reporter. Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling and Cal Ripken will be on the...
Via Fang's Bites
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

TBS’ MLB Broadcasters Spoof Classic ‘Boom Goes The Dynamite’ For Promo Video

Your browser does not support iframes. TBS, which will air the AL postseason, while FOX has the NL postseason, had its broadcasters,Ron Darling, Pedro Martinez, Cal Ripken, Gary Sheffield and Ernie Johnson, spoof the classic ‘Boom Goes the Dyanmite’ video from 2005, that has over 8 million views. The post TBS’ MLB Broadcasters Spoof Classic ‘Boom Goes The Dynamite’ For...
Via Diehardsport
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

TBS Reenacts ‘Boom Goes The Dynamite’ With MLB Analysts (Video)

Here’s the brave soul, Brian Collins, who coined this term. TBS reenacted this scene and it was brilliant.  MLB playoff fever is officially here and the commercials wouldn’t be missing either. It was tough to see Ron Darling, Gary Sheffield, Pedro Martinez and Cal Ripken Jr. struggle as they reenacted this video. Check it out. Your browser does not support iframes. And here’s...
Via Geeks and Cleats
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

TBS MLB talking heads do promo inspired by ‘Boom Goes the Dynamite’ (video)

Brian Collins may be one of the biggest sports-related celebrities of the Viral Video Age. The former Ball State University sports anchor became an Internet legend when footage of his incredibly awkward, highly amusing and comically inept debut broadcast surfaced. Collins apparently had no idea he would be filling in for the regular guy, who […] The post TBS MLB talking heads...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

TBS' MLB broadcasters spoof 'Boom Goes the Dynamite' in new promo

If you're a sports fan who has ever had an Internet connection, you've seen the infamous "Boom Goes the Dynamite" video from 2005. In the trainwreck sports report, Ball State University student Brian Collins, struggles (to put it kindly) to get through the day's highlights. However, Collins became an online superstar and a new phrase was born into the sports lexicon. With the Major...
Via Fox Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

TBS is the Home of the American League During the 2014 MLB Postseason

TBS is prepping for the MLB Postseason. In the past, it would air both Wild Card games, all four League Division Series and one League Championship Series. Under the new MLB contract which took effect this season, TBS will now air just one Wild Card game, two League Division Series and one LCS. Starting this season, it will alternate leagues with ESPN and Fox. This season, TBS will...
Via Fang's Bites
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Miami Marlins

All things considered, the 2014 Miami Marlins were a bit of a surprise. Sure, they were never truly a playoff contender — especially after Jose Fernandez tore his UCL in mid-May and needed Tommy John surgery — but they hung around .500 for much of the season. Coming off a year in which they lost 100 games, there may actually be some reason for hope on South Beach. Preseason Prediction...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Miami Marlins

All things considered, the 2014 Miami Marlins were a bit of a surprise. Sure, they were never truly a playoff contender — especially after Jose Fernandez tore his UCL in mid-May and needed Tommy John surgery — but they hung around .500 for much of the season. Coming off a year in which they lost 100 games, there may actually be some reason for hope on South Beach. Preseason Prediction...
Via The Outside Corner
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A HoF Suggestion or Two

As announced last week, and discussed here, the Padres are going to create a Padres Hall of Fame on the grounds of Petco Park. Aside from the lockers moving from the Western Metal Supply building down, and relocating the plaques of Hall of Fame players who spent some time in San Diego from below the batters eye, nothing has been revealed about what will be in the Padres HOF. Naturally...
Via Padres Public
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers call up Gary Sheffield trade piece Kevin Whelan from Triple-A Toledo

With their 19-inning loss to the Blue Jays capping off a disappointing weekend in Toronto the Tigers called up reliever Kevin Whelan who’s currently sporting a 1.85 ERA in 35 appearances and 20 saves for Toledo this season. And if you remember correctly Kevin Whelan is one of three players that the Tigers traded to the New York Yankees back on November 10th, 2006 for Gary Sheffield...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Javier Baez’s Swing Draws Comparison To Former All-Star

Javier Baez started his MLB debut a little slow but capped it off with a game winning home run. His encore? Two more home runs in Colorado. While I’m not ready to start making a plaque for him in Cooperstown just yet, Baez definitely is showing the world he has a ton of potential at the MLB level. One comparison that is floating around now is Gary Sheffield. To begin take a look...
Via Sports Mockery
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crazy Javier Baez-Gary Sheffield comparison

via r/baseball Javier Baez is the hottest new name on the baseball map. The 21-year old Cubs second baseman has belted three home runs in his first three Major League games, including a game-winning homer in extra innings during his MLB debut on Tuesday. Though it’s tough to argue with results but Baez’s mechanics at the plate are pretty unorthodox – his swing is long and violent...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres' moves are a reconstruction, not a fire sale

Huston Street is up the freeway in Anaheim, Chase Headley is in the Bronx and who knows what's next. Say this for the Padres' "Office of the General Manager": For a club without a GM, the office sure is doing a lot of general managing. The reaction is simple and quick: Hallelujah, it's about time this roster started getting rearranged. But let's get one thing clear before we move...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Worst Home Run Swings Of The Modern Era

Facts are facts and home runs are home runs, regardless of how they get there. If they go over the fence by one foot or 1,000 feet, it counts as a single home run. Some home runs are like a fine painting. The player is the artist, the bat is the brush and the result is the paint. Other home runs are, well, just ugly. Some guys launch home runs and you find yourself asking “how...
Via Sportsnaut
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss


By: Andrew Crawford I didn’t get to grow up in San Diego, like many of the tributes start out. I was born there, and we moved to Orlando due to my dad’s job when I was two.  Both branches of the family were there though, and back in the day my mom’s parents bought season tickets in 1970.  My great uncle bought season tickets in 1969, so I guess my grandpa was playing catch...
Via Padres Public
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Trades Are Coming But No Firesale Is Imminent

Whether you agree with the decision to fire Josh Byrnes or not, something needed to be done to change the culture of losing that is taking hold of this organization. The Byrnes termination is certainly not going to be the only move made by the club in the coming weeks but it was the first and sets the stage for the moves that are bound to come. The team, according to CEO Mike Dee...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn is a one-of-a kind loss

Former major leaguers pass away almost every day, just like everyone else. But losing Tony Gywnn? That’s different. I lost a friend and former teammate on Monday. See, everyone who ever wore a Padres uniform, even if it was briefly like me, became Tony Gwynn’s friend. His passing is the kind of loss that hits you harder than most, because of what kind of player and teammate he...
Via Mile High Sports
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Day: A Closer Look At The Indians First Four Picks In The First Round

21. Bradley Zimmer, OF Bradley Zimmer, the younger brother of Kyle, a fifth overall selection by the Kansas City Royals in 2012, was selected by the Indians as the 21st overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Zimmer had a very good 2014 season for the University of San Francisco, ending with a solid .368 average and seven homers. He was the only collegiate...
Via Burning River Baseball
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: 1997 World Series, Game 3

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–May 18, 1991

1991: A pitchers’ duel for six innings turned into home run derby in the last three innings, as the Royals captured a wild 7-4 win over Milwaukee at Royals Stadium. Royals starter Storm Davis and Brewers starter Don August each allowed one run through six innings. Kansas City struck first, in the first inning. Brian McRae and Nelson Liriano started  the inning with singles...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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