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Video: Richards gruesome injury, WARNING!

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Garrett Richards suffered a knee injury while covering first base on a potential double play. This injury could be devastating for the Angels playoff aspirations. Richards, 26 years old, entered the game with a 13-4 record and a 2.53 ERA. With Jered Weaver having a off-year Richards has been the ace of the staff.  Via MLB.com Watch video: Your...
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WATCH: Kole Calhoun makes great HR-robbing catch

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun is having a breakout season. Entering Wednesday’s game he is hitting a robust.294.   Arguably one of the American League’s top leadoff hitters, he is also having a stellar season in the field. Check out the video of Calhoun robbing Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt of a three-run homerun. (Via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes. ...
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Odd scoring change changes historical Derek Jeter hit

Or was it 3,430?Credit: Yankees.com When Derek Jeter allegedly passed Honus Wagner for sixth place on the all time hit list on August 8 (with his 3,431st), he really only tied him.  It was August 11 that an otherwise routine double made history.  But nobody cared.  How does that happen?  The rare “postmortem” change in scoring.  As happened with David Ortiz earlier this...
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WATCH: Famous Red Sox bullpen cop gets own bobblehead

We all remember the iconic scene from Game 2 of the 2013 American League Championship Series.  5-1 Tigers, bases loaded, and Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz lifts the ball to DEEP right field.  Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter seems to have a bead on the ball, then slams into the short wall in front of the Red Sox bullpen and crashes over.  It’s gone, tie game 5-5 (and the Tigers...
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Texas Rangers stars Beltre, Darvish, clear waivers, can be traded

Beltre and Darvish are unlikely to move Credit: AP/LM Otero The Texas Rangers are the worst team in baseball and their tragic number (that being their losses combined with wins by playoff-spot-holding teams) is a mere 14.  That means by the end of the week, they might be mathematically eliminated.  The Rangers were curiously quite at the trade deadline, with talented trade pieces...
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The five most athletic teams

With all the sabermetrics in baseball, sometimes we forget the value of just watching the game. It’s especially valuable when it concerns an incredibly athletic team. The stats won’t tell the whole story of an athletic team or player. It’s better to actually watch them. Athleticism tends to reveal itself most in the field and running the bases. It’s an advantage that many...
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Diamond Kings: Sports-Kings Talk Show – 17August2014

The weekly YouTube panel of Reading Between the Seams experts, as part of the Sports-Kings Media Network, discuss what we would do if we were commissioner for a day.  The panelists then weigh in on Division Races as well as whether pitchers should be part of the MVP discussion.  We also lament the tragic passing of Robin Williams, whose legacy touched on baseball in a number of...
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WATCH: Miss Texas throws out very interesting first pitch

It’s possible that even 50 Cent has the 2014 “Miss Texas” beat in terms of quality ceremonial first pitches.  In the Lone Star State, known for flame throwing pitchers (Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Clayton Kershaw, Kerry Wood, and Josh Beckett to name a few), Monique Evans, the wearer of the crown and state’s representative for the Miss America pageant, is not exactly cut...
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Little League girl pitching star has a famous number one fan

It’s always fun to catch some of the Little League World Series (LLWS) from Williamsport, PA, in late summer.  The ESPN family of networks seems to have a game on from dawn to dusk as 12-year-olds play their hearts out for the game they love.  It provides a nice break from the professional side of sports, with big contracts, bigger egos, and high ticket prices. One of the more...
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Top ten baseball players from the Inland Empire

  www.pi-ei.com The Inland Empire is an area roughly 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The area is known for affordable housing, raised trucks, smog, and meth labs. What many people do not realize is that the I.E., as the locals call it, is a hotbed of athletes including Landon Donovan, Diana Taurasi, Reggie Miller, Lindsay Davenport and Ronnie Lott. However, the most prominent type...
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Pedro Martinez: Bonds and Clemens belong in the Hall

In what is certainly the most divisive debate in National Baseball Hall of Fame history, a contemporary of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens has come out in favor of their induction into the Hall.  Former Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, and Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez thinks they belong, based upon achievement (presumably) before they were implicated in a number of performance...
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Nine facts probably forgotten about the 1994 MLB strike

It has been twenty years this week since baseball players, frustrated by what was perceived to be a lack of negotiation in good faith, went on strike to effectively end the 1994 season. A season which had the potential to see several long-standing single-season records be broken (Roger Maris 61 HR and Ted Williams .400 average among others). And everyone remembers how the Montreal...
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Major League Baseball announces new Commissioner

Major League Baseball’s Chief Operating Officer, Rob Manfred has been named as Bud Selig’s successor as Major League Baseball’s Commissioner Major League Baseball has announced Bud Selig’s successor as Commissioner of Baseball today after all 30 teams voted in Baltimore, MD. Selig, who has announced his upcoming retirement in January 2015 has run Major League Baseball since...
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Troy Tulowitzki done for season

rockieszingers.com Troy Tulowitzki will undergo season ending hip surgery on Friday.  Tulowitzki has been dealing with a hip flexor since July 19 and thought with proper rest, he would be able to resume back to baseball.  However the pain wouldn’t subside and his discomfort was very noticeable which led him to see Dr. Marc Philippon.  Dr. Philippon discovered Wednesday that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Fan’s Attempt At Catching Foul Ball Becomes Epic Failure!

mlbgifs Note to anyone attempting to catch a foul ball.  When catching a souvenir at a baseball game you might only get one opportunity.  If you are going to make a heroic attempt you better come up with the ball.  Watch this attempt at catching a foul ball earlier today: If you’re going to take a spill, at least catch the ball. http://t.co/0crvuhz7Vj — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The NL MVP will not be Clayton Kershaw

Credit: @Marlins Everyone right now says that Clayton Kershaw is the MVP. This sentiment stems from Kershaw’s latest tour-de-force against the Milwaukee Brewers in Miller Park. Kershaw, against one of the better lineups in baseball, went eight innings allowing one run, six hits, two walks and struck out six. Kershaw also helped himself with an RBI single and made an acrobatic double...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kid Shows Off Major League Skills

mlb.com Check out this kid showing off his major league skills at the Colorado Rockies/San Diego Padres game Monday night.  The ball sailed down third base line and out of the reach of third baseman Nolan Arenado into foul territory.  Watch the kid in the blue shirt make a heck of a grab:   (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes. Why isn’t this kid somewhere playing...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jarrod Dyson Helps KC Royals Flip To 8 In A Row

kansascity.com If you take a minute and look at the AL Central standings you will notice that the mighty Detroit Tigers are no longer leading the way.  That’s because the Kansas City Royals have storm passed the Tigers winning eight straight and 9 of their last 10 ball games.  The Royals are not made up of household names anymore but one man in particular stood out after catching...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Reigning MVP on 15-day DL

sports.cbslocal.com Andrew McCutchen is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of a rib fracture and cartilage injuries on his left side, retroactive back to August 4.  McCutchen was struck in the back with a fastball from D-backs reliever Randall Delgado on August 2nd in the ninth inning of the Pirates/Diamiondbacks game.   (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kershaw starts double play on squeeze attempt

www.insidesocal.com When you’re Clayton Kershaw, you can’t always rely on striking out every batter you face; but you may be required to get a little dirty and play some defense as well.  Kershaw did just that as he was preserving a 2-1 Dodgers lead in the fifth inning of today’s Dodgers/Brewers game where there was an attempted squeeze play by Jean Segura.  Take a look...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Albert Pujols delivers walk-off homer in 19th inning

After 401 minutes and 18 pitchers, it took just one hack by Los Angeles Angels 1B Albert Pujols to send what was left of the 42K crowd in Anaheim home happy. Check out the opposite field Pujols-special off of Boston Red Sox reliever Brandon Workman that survived a replay review (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes. The Sox had a chance in the 14th to win it, but since...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeter passes Wagner On Hits List

YANKEES.COM Derek Jeter has sole possession of the sixth spot on the all-time hits list passing Honus Wagner Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.  Jeter’s infield hit off Cleveland Indians ace, Corey Kluber, in the sixth inning was his 3,431 career hit.  He hit a little dribbler between third and short.  Lonnie Chisenhall made an attempt bare handed but couldn’t make a play...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: David Peralta steals home

isportsweb.com David Peralta became the sixth Arizona Diamondbacks player to steal home successfully.   He managed to catch Colorado Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers and catcher Michael McKenry napping.  It happened in the bottom of the seventh inning after a Peralta triple.  David took advantage of the situation when McKenry lobbed the ball back to the mound.  Brothers never...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Yasiel Puig breaks bat on a check swing

mlb.com The legend continues as our eyes wait to see what Dodgers stud Yasiel Puig will do next.  In the rich history of major league baseball this has to be a first.  Puig breaks his bat on a check swing!  Yes, a check swing!  The umpire thought he foul tipped it and as you can see he did nothing of the such.  Take a look : (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Javier Baez Loves Him Some Coors Field!

mlb.com Who’s debut week was better than Cubs new slugger Javier Baez.  His debut was Tuesday night and he didn’t disappoint hitting a walk-off home run in the 12th inning giving the Cubs a 6-5 victory.  It was his first major league hit of his career.  Two days later he has a two homer game, getting three hits and four rbi.  Baez has been compared to slugger Gary Sheffield with...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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