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Watch: Fan Sacrafices Beer For Ball

mlb.com The things we do for a baseball!  Knock down little kids, grandma and grandpa.  Catch a ball with our hat because we forget to bring our glove.  But these days it’s all about sacrificing the beer in exchange for a baseball.  Check out the resources this clever White Sox fan does in order to get his souvenir. (via MLB GIF) You can drink the beer or catch a foul with...
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Watch: Daniel Descalso Turns A Razzle Dazzle Into A Double-Play

Zimbio.com St. Louis Cardinals Daniel Descalso may not be much help at the plate but he may find his way on somebody’s Top 10 Plays of The Week with his glove.  Descalso shows off some athletic ability in the 8th inning of the Cardinals vs. Pirates game when he ran down Jordy Mercer tagging him for the first out; but watch what he does to complete the double play making...
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Arizona Fall League is hidden gem

Courtesy: MLB.com What if I told you that there was a baseball league where every game was a practically an All-Star game, the games themselves would be played in topnotch facilities, tickets would cost $8 (cash only), the weather would be beautiful, and fans could sit wherever they wanted? You would assume that this is impossible. But this all happens in and around Phoenix during...
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Ranking the 70-win teams

Credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP 10. Baltimore Orioles (74-55): The Orioles, like the Blue Jays, have six players with double digit home runs, including Nelson Cruz, who has 34 home runs. But their best hitters right now are bench players Delmon Young, who’s hitting .311 and Steve Pearce, who is hitting .289 with 15 home runs. But if the Orioles don’t hit home runs, they could be more...
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Ranking the 60-win teams

  Credit: Twitter @RaysBaseball 11. Tampa Bay Rays (64-67): With an off year by Evan Longoria, who’s hitting .249 with a .388 slugging percentage, the Rays are an offense by committee. Maybe the return of Wil Myers will give them a boost, they are an easy lineup to shutdown. But as for the starting rotation, Chris Archer is 8-6 with a 3.09 ERA and Alex Cobb is 9-6 with a 3.01...
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Ranking the 50-win teams

Credit: Darryl Webb/AP   9. Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76): The loss of Paul Goldschmidt has left the Diamondbacks without any significant contributor. The best has probably been surprisingly the acquisition Vidal Nuno who has a 3.54 ERA in nine starts since being acquired from the New York Yankees. The best position player has probably been David Peralta who has hit .287, but nobody...
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Watch: Adam Jones Makes The Play of The Year

mlb.com The three-time Gold Glove Winner Adam Jones just bid for his fourth overall and third consecutive Gold Glove after displaying what might be the play of the year Monday night in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Watch how Adam Jones turns a deep flyball into a double play. (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes. Can you say 2014 Gold Glove belongs...
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Watch: Mets turn Three On Puig’s Blunder!

HARRY HOW/GETTY IMAGES In the bottom of the sixth inning the New York Mets turn a rare 5-4-3-2 triple play against the Dodgers Sunday afternoon with the help of the aggressive base running by Yasiel Puig.  Matt Kemp hits a routine ground ball to third with runners on first and second.  What was thought to be a double play ended in the Mets first triple play since 2010.  Take...
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WATCH: Mets turn rare 5-4-3-2 triple play nailing Yasiel Puig out at home

Triple play’s in general are one of the rarest events in all of baseball, up there with no-hitters, hitting for the cycles, and four-home-run games.  The New York Mets mowed down the Los Angeles Dodgers by counting down position order.  Third base to second base to first base to catcher.  That’s 5-4-3-2 if you’re scoring at home.  Check out the fielding mastery, including...
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Watch: An Overzealous Fan Get Pulled Back By Daddy!

mlb.com All I can say is thank God for DADDIES!  In particular one dad who has an overzealous Red Sox fan as a son.  This eager kid so badly wants a baseball souvenir that he decides for the second straight day, both in the first inning, to go after a ball in play.  Watch dad come to the rescue saving his son from more embarrassment: (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support...
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Diamond Kings: Sports-Kings Talk Show – 24August2014

The weekly YouTube panel of Reading Between the Seams experts, as part of the Sports-Kings Media Network, discusses key injuries to Garrett Richards and Manny Machado, the signing of Rusney Castillo, the American League Wild Card race, and the Washington Nationals.  We then delve into some college football playoff talk.  Panelists David Whitlock, LeRoy McConnell III, and Lorenzo...
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10 injuries that could impact the MLB postseason

Injuries are a part of the game, usually rendering on otherwise playoff contender to an also-ran.  But several teams seem poised for postseason berths without a full stable of horses.  Here are the top ten injured players that will weaken strong playoff contenders and possibly derail a 2014 World Series title run. Credit: bleedingyankeeblue.blogspot.com The post Top ten injuries...
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WATCH: Orioles pitcher gives hilarious Harry Caray impersonation at Wrigley

When you think if Chicago baseball and Wrigley Field, you think of Harry Caray, probably about 4 beers deep, leading the daytime crowd in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as the crowd joins in.  And if you watched on TV, you were always treated to his color commentary some funny quips, mispronunciations, and random (sometimes accurate) facts occasionally about what he had for dinner...
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WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes rocks Felix for HR out of Fenway onto street

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is widely considered the best pitcher in the American League.  Coming into today at 13-4 with a 1.99 ERA, he was in the Top 5 of both stats (along with strikeouts).  It’s not often he gives up one square, but recent Boston Red Sox acquisition Yoenis Cespedes did just that.  Watch (via MLB.com) as he connects with a Green Monster clearing...
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Manny Machado to have surgery; likely done for season

Credit: MLB.com Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles is the latest impact player on a contending team to be lost for the season with an injury. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Machado will undergo season-ending right knee surgery. Machado suffered the injury in an Aug. 11 game against the New York Yankees in Baltimore. Machado hit a grounder to shortstop Derek Jeter and...
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WATCH: Bob Costas takes takes some cuts in a batting cage

A Deadspin reader sent along a video he took of Bob Costas taking some swings in a batting cage in Cooperstown. It’s not too bad considering Costas is 62-years-old, but his attempt at a bunt is pretty hilarious.Shout out to Deadpsin for the video: The post WATCH: Bob Costas takes takes some cuts in a batting cage appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
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WATCH: Popcorn bucket kid falls over fence trying to snag foul ball

You can’t make this stuff up, I mean if you attend a game, you gotta get popcorn.  Right?  And when you’re done, I mean you have to put the bucket on your head.  And if a foul ball comes from your hero Bryce Harper, you have to dive head first over the rail to get it, right?  Check, check, and check for this young fan (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes....
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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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