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WATCH: Gatorade commercial pays tribute to Derek Jeter

This excellent commercial for the popular sports drink Gatorade will definitely get you to feel something, whether you love Derek Jeter or hate him(if that’s possible). Jeter tells his cab driver “I think I’ll walk from here” in view of Yankee Stadium and he greets fans in the River Ave and 161st Street neighborhoods during his short jaunt. Just watch, it’s great: Nicholas...
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Diamond Kings: Sports-Kings Talk Show – 12September2014

Our YouTube panel of Reading Between the Seams experts, as part of the Sports-Kings Media Network, talks about the abrupt suspension of Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis.  The main subject is then the pennant races, then we talk about managers on the hot seat.   Panelists David Whitlock, LeRoy McConnell III, Michael Prosser, and Lorenzo Mejia  break it all down, including which 0...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles win American League East

The Baltimore Orioles won the American League East division with a win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles most recently made the postseason in 2012 as a wild card team. This is the first division crown for the Orioles since 1997.  Click here to see video Or follow us on Twitter – Lorenzo Mejia Follow @lorenzomejia197 – Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball – Sports-Kings Follow...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nationals win National League East

The Washington Nationals clinched the National League East with a win over the Atlanta Braves by a score of. This is the second time in three years the Nationals make the postseason. The Nationals got eliminated in the League Championship Series in 2012. Your browser does not support iframes.Or follow us on Twitter – Lorenzo Mejia Follow @lorenzomejia197 – Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball...
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Harper: “Jeter is not just the captain of the Yankees, but the captain of all of baseball”

Derek Jeter Day (Credit: Associated Press) I know, I know, you’re all sick of the ubiquitous Jeter farewell crap. I get it. I’m a Yankees fan and I too find it to be a bit much. That said, I’ve got another video of some big names bidding their farewell. Why is this one so important? Because I’ve always thought of Bryce Harper as a guy who always wants everything to be about...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angels clinch playoff berth

The Los Angeles Angels became the first team to punch their ticket to the playoffs. The Angels currently have the best record in MLB, with 94 wins and 56 losses. At this pace the Angels will end the season with 101 wins. This is the Angels first playoff appearance since 2012. The Angels Magic Number to clinch the West Division is down to 3. The Angels won the game by a score of 8...
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WATCH: Mets phenom ties record, strikes out first 8 batters

The future of the New York Mets is looking brighter and brighter every day.  With 2013 National League All-Star game starter Matt Harvey throwing a simulated game today to end his 2014 regular season rehab work, the latest Mets rookie phenom Jacob deGrom is looking every bit the front-end rotation starter for the reloaded New York Mets.  He’s doing things only done by Mets legends...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees bench Derek Jeter

Things have hit rock bottom in the Bronx.  In what should be a celebratory month of Derek Jeter‘s career (and potential final postseason appearance), the New York Yankees are just about out of options to make the playoffs.  One last option was exercised today.  Bench Derek Jeter.  Not demote him out of the number two spot.  Not give him a day of rest.  Benched.  The American...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

15 disappointing players in MLB

Most of the time the spotlight is on players who are performing well. That’s especially the case in September when virtually every game has postseason implications and the focus is keen for awards. However, there are also many players who aren’t performing to their standards. It’s true that they are found on many struggling teams and they are players who have been the very...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team brings gator to field for good luck

What do an alligator, the California Baseball League, 1978, and Joe Charboneau have in common?  Maybe you should ask the alligator, who was on-hand as a special guest for the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) vs. Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) Advanced-A playoff game Friday night (via @DonnyBaarns) Yep, that’s a live, 5-ft alligator…on a baseball field…before Game 2. Because why...
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WATCH: Miami Marlins hang Giancarlo Stanton jersey in dugout

The loss of Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton was devastating to his teammates, but they’re finding a way to bond tighter and push through.  During Friday night’s game, the first since the MLB home run leader took a pitch to his cheek knocking him out for the rest of the season, the Marlins displayed Stanton’s jersey prominently in the dugout (via MLB.com) Your browser does...
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Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis suspended 25 games for testing positive

Just when the Baltimore Orioles seemed to have everything going for them headed into the last two weeks of the season, they lose one of their main offensive contributors.  ESPN reports that the suspension is immediate and will include the postseason. Davis won’t be swinging in a meaningful game until 2015 Credit: Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports This means the Orioles will...
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Diamond Kings: Sports-Kings Talk Show – 12September2014

Our YouTube panel of Reading Between the Seams experts, as part of the Sports-Kings Media Network, discusses the pennant race with just over two weeks left in the regular season.  Oakland Athletics and Milwaukee Brewers have collapsed.  Big series for the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants as well as the Oakland Athletics at the Seattle Mariners.  We also discuss the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Giancarlo Stanton hit in face, taken off field in an ambulance

A horrific scene has developed in Milwaukee, as National League homerun leader Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by a pitch and went down in a heap.  Here’s a fan tweet of a screen snap Awful RT @iamjoonlee: Giancarlo Stanton was hit straight on in the face. So scary. #Marlins pic.twitter.com/oVMDgTlNIz — Mez (@Mighty1ne) September 12, 2014 Baseball reporter...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Albert Pujols hit a triple, Mike Trout score 100th run

Albert Pujols achieved something on Wednesday night that he has not done since 2010, he hit a triple.  Pujols known as an extremely slow runner has surprisingly hit 15 triples in his career.  Also on the play Mike Trout scored his 100th run on the season. With that run Trout became the sixth player to have three 100 run seasons before the age of 23. Watch the video here: Albert...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates Andrew McCutchen slugs inside-the-park home run

The formula for an inside-the-park home run is pretty basic: 1) Hit the ball hard to the wall 2) Have it ricochet off the wall away from closest fielder 3) Be a fast runner 4) Run fast Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen checked all four of those boxes as he hit a home run by speed off of Philadelphia Phillies Jerome Williams (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes.  It...
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Watch: Kolten Wong reaches out to make an outstanding catch

MLB.com St. Louis rookie second baseman, Kolten Wong, robs a fellow Cincinnati Reds rookie, Billy Hamilton by reaching out and making an outstanding catch that saved a run in the process to end the 4th inning.  With the speed of Hamilton we would have assume he would at least had an RBI double if it wasn’t caught by Wong.  Take a look. (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Red Sox fan steals foul ball from Orioles Chris Davis

Steve Bartman should take note.  If the other team is fielding the ball, try to rob it.  If your team is catching the ball…back off.  The former was in play here, as a somewhat short (sorry dude) Boston Red Sox fan with a glove seemed to out-position and outplay Baltimore Orioles 3B Chris Davis in catching this foul ball off the bat of Daniel Nava.  Check out the nice snag...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-teammates hook up Adam Dunn with cool gift

As Oakland Athletics DH Adam Dunn enters the final month of his career (and potential first playoff appearance, although that is getting more cloudy by the day), his impact on the game and teammates is beginning to be apparent.  Known for an easy-going style (and mashing the ball), he was popular with teammates and fans alike.  Two former teammates of the Chicago White Sox took...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB: Five worthy Most Valuable Player candidates on losing teams

The long-debated baseball philosophical question will be put to the test again.  “Can a Most Valuable Player be on a losing team?”  By definition, “valuable” means just that, if you were to lose him, how much trouble would you be in? So by definition, a bad team might just as easy have a valuable player as a winning team.  But we know it’s more than that.  Baseball...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: The LA Dodgers bedtime story goes comical by multiple errors

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press As half the nation is sound asleep there is still a game going on out west as the LA Dodgers entertain the San Diego Padres.  If I told you a bedtime story about the Dodgers game it normally would go like this:  Soon to be Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw was in his dominating form again THE END!  Not this time the story ends in a bit of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tigers collide, Lorenzo Cain hits inside-the-park HR

(Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News) The most exciting divisional race in baseball belongs to the American League Central.  Division leader Kansas City Royals visits Detroit Tigers for a two-game series with the Tigers trailing by one going into this afternoon’s game.  Well Detroit takes game one by the final score of 9-5.  Plenty of offense in today’s game but there was...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' 63rd win costs Houston furniture dealer $4 million

All things considered, the Houston Astros have had a successful season.  After losing 106, 107, then 113 games the past few years, they are guaranteed not to lose 100 in 2014, as the team won their 63rd of 2014 and we’re still just one week into September.  Legendary Houston furniture tycoon Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale (of Gallery Furniture) promised to refund full purchase...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ryan Pressly’s pick off move to second goes wrong!

It’s been a long season for Minnesota Twins as their playoffs aspiration have long gone even before the all-star break.  It seems that players are packing it in as well.  Take Minnesota’s relief pitcher, Ryan Pressly, who entered the game in the 8th inning of tonight’s contest between the Twins and Angels.  Pressly came in with a man on first and second, no outs and a one...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett considering retirement

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett has had a full career.  He’s won two World Series (2003 Florida Marlins, 2007 Boston Red Sox).  He’s played in three All-Star games (2007, 2009, 2011).  He’s won 20 games in a season (2007).  All this and he’s only 34 years old.  But he may be ready to walk away from the game.  According to Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com,...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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