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Mariners Fan Uses His Beer To Catch Ball Then Chugs Beer Down

  There are only a few patrons able to retrieve baseball’s most precious item at a ballgame and that is the ball itself.  I’ve seen a fan catch a ball holding a baby and I’ve seen a man run away from a home run ball only to see his wife get hit by it.  But this is a new one, in fact like the other two, you can’t make these things up.  A Seattle Mariner’s fan used...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Greinke Beans Quentin With Pitch Results In A Brawl

    What’s the old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”  Well I be damn Zach Greinke, what about a third time.  What was Carlos Quinten to do about getting beaned by a Greinke pitch for the third time in his career.  Well it didn’t take long!  Take a look at the video to see how it started. Who needs a Dodgers/Giants rivalry when there...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss
BAD IDEA

Prospect suspended for bat incident

Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler has been suspended five games for charging an opposing team's dugout while wielding a bat during a game on Wednesday.

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April 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Mariano Rivera says Edgar Martinez was the toughest batter he ever faced

43-year-old New York Yankees closer and living legend Mariano Rivera spoke about some personal things at a presser Wednesday, including his passions outside of the game of baseball and who his favorite players were growing up. One of the more interesting topics that came up was the question of who the toughest batter he ever faced was. Mo’s answer? Former Seattle Mariner Edgar...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

(Watch)Central Arkansas Beats Grambling 30-0 Without The Mercy-Rule

  When is it okay to throw in the towel or raise the white flag.  After Tuesday night butt whooping, I think the NCAA needs to bring back the mercy-rule.  Thank goodness this game wasn’t played on the gridiron in the fall because I think the late, great, Eddie Robinson would have rolled completely over in his grave!  I guess I have to commend Grambling for staying the whole...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Mayor trying to broker deal between Astros and network carriers

The City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker is taking the lead as Jimmy Carter “peacemaker” between the newly formed Comcast SportsNet (CSN) Houston (owned by the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and NBC) and regional network providers like Dish Network, Direct TV, and UVerse.  She has called together all sides for a Camp Annise summit.  At issue is that nobody, besides Comcast...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Naessens Show 04-09-2013: Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and Middle Infielders

Reading Between the Seams continues its partnership with Phil Naessens in bringing you his top rated Podcast coverage of Major League Baseball.  Our site manager David Whitlock is featured on Monday’s show, and we’re excited to bring you baseball coverage from his other shows, including Tuesday’s weekly feature on Fantasy Baseball: Don’t panic….that’s the theme for the...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana injures thumb in Cleveland Indians loss

The Cleveland Indians rebuilt in the offseason, bringing in Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, and Mark Reynolds to revamp their perpetually sputtering offense.  But most certainly figuring into their plans was Carlos Santana, the power hitting C/1B whose full potential has yet to be reached by most counts.  Santana obliged the hopeful Tribe fans with a red hot start, starting 13/26...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ernie Banks regales Wrigley crowd with “Take me out to the ballgame”

The man is undoubtedly the best (clean) hitter in Chicago Cubs history.  But probably not the best singer.  Doesn’t matter, Mr. Cub regaled the opening day crowd at Wrigley Field, riling them up with “The Cubs will be supreme in 2013.”  Before an only slightly (friendly review) off-key rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame…” Someone needs to give the organist...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Naessens Podcast 04-08-2013: Week 2 MLB matchups

On Mondays Phil Naessens Show Sports-Kings/Reading Between the Seams Managing editor David Whitlock joins Phil to preview the following Major League Baseball match ups for this week including Houston and Seattle, Toronto and Detroit, Baltimore and Boston, Cincinnati and St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Arizona, Colorado and San Francisco, Philadelphia and Miami, Milwaukee and St. Louis...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss
NOT PART OF THE SHOW

Yanks' AAA team starts brush fire

The Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders, the Yankees' AAA affiliate, accidentally started a brush fire with their fireworks display.

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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw looking unhittable through two starts

Baseball fans were wondering what Los Angeles Dodgers left hand pitcher Clayton Kershaw would do for an encore, after pitching a complete game, four hit shutout on opening day while chipping in at the plate with a home run (does listening to Vin Scully on any call ever get old).  While not quite as impressive, Kershaw followed it up today with a 7 inning performance only allowing...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Honus Wagner Card Auctions Off At $2.1M

The Honus Wagner baseball card is the most sought after card of all-time has been auction off this morning for a reported $2.1million according to Dan Good of the New York Post.   It is the highest price ever paid for a card in a public sale, surpassing the $1.62 million paid for the same card back in 2008. Wagner was a Pittsburgh Pirate and revered as one of the greatest shortstops...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

New Wrigley Field plan has Chicago Cubs rooftoop owners hopping mad

If stakeholders agree on the proposed Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field renovation deal, some owners of nearby rooftops may take to legal means to protect their rights.  The new plans call for a Jumbotron in the iconic left field that will admittedly obscure the view of rooftops in that direction“minimally” sources close to the deal stated according to the Chicago Sun Times.  Additional...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Manny Ramirez first home run in Taiwan, followed by hilarious reaction

It was hilarious to watch the reaction after Manny Ramirez first home run cleared the 400 foot mark in center field Manny Ramirez looks like he still has some pop left in his bat. In his first home run as a member of the Taiwan league, he cleared the 400 foot mark in center field, as the Taiwanese crowd went bananas! That may be an understatement, but all hilarity ensued after Manny...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Naessens Show 4-5-2013: Weekend baseball preview

It’s Friday and that means baseball on the Phil Naessens Show!  Reading Between the Seams is proud to continue our partnership and bring you in depth baseball information from the premier show across the world wide web!  Be sure to join us on Monday’s when our Site Manager David Whitlock joins Phil for an hour of weekly series previews! The 2013 MLB Baseball Season kicked off...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Records First Save Since Devastating Knee Injury

After a devastating knee injury last May, Mariano Rivera vowed to return for another season. He has followed through on the promise. In the final game of the season opening series against the Boston Red Sox, Mariano Rivera saved the Yankees first win of the year. It was his first save in what will be the final year of his career. He entered to his iconic “Enter Sandman” intro...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Elvis Andrus deal with Texas Rangers officially announced, Jurickson Profar to 2B?

The Texas Rangers officially announced the signing of their current and future SS Elvis Andrus to an 8-year, $120M deal, setting up their middle infield to be one of the strongest in the American League for half a decade or more.  The number one major league baseball prospect Jurickson Profar also plays SS, but would be a likely candidate to slide over to 2B.  With Andrus at age...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Guy Moves Away From Pete Kozma’s Home Run While Girlfriend Gets Hit By The Ball

Fans generally go out of there way for a souvenier whether it be a foul ball or a home run.  Not this fan, who literally left the woman to fend for herself.  With the opportunity to catch a Pete Kozma solo shot off Heath Bell in the seventh inning, our die-hard fan decided to get out of dodge as he watch that screaming home run ping his lady friend.  I wonder was it their...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Japanese High Schooler Throws Another Complete Game

What is your reaction to a pitcher who just completed his fourth complete game in the last eight days?  Probably not much of a backlash at all.  What if I told you that this pitcher threw 663 pitches in that eight-day span!  Oh, I forgot to mention that we are talking about a 16-year-old Japanese right-hander name Tomohiro Anraku.  My lamb! Is this the way Hall of Fame...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cano Fires Scott Boras,

A shocking and somewhat ridiculous news story broke today. Robinson Cano has terminated his relationship with agent Scott Boras and has signed with… wait for it… Jay Z. Rocboys! #rocnationsports #yankees twitter.com/RobinsonCano/s… — Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) April 2, 2013 Yankee fans can hope Jay-Z’s new Roc Nation agency has negotiation skills on par with his musical...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Darvish Nearly Perfect in First Start of 2013

In his first start of the year, Texas Rangers’ Japanese starting pitcher, Yu Darvish, nearly completed a perfect game. Reminiscent of the 2001 Mike Mussina start where Carl Everett ended “The Moose’s” perfect game with two outs in the 9th, Marwin Gonzalez, the Houston Astros #9 hitter, broke it up with with two outs in the ninth. A dribbler up the middle ended the night...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcome to the knuckler, Arencibia sets record for passed balls

And it took less than 2 innings.  J.P. Arencibia set a Toronto Blue Jays single game record with three passed balls on opening day, receiving the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.  The knuckleballer struggled in his Blue Jays debut, and the passed balls help move runners around that led to a 2-0 deficit after 2 innings. Courtesy CBSSports.com The Blue...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Naessens Show 04-02-2013 Fantasy Baseball Tuesday Corner Infielders

Reading Between the Seams continues its partnership with Phil Naessens in bringing you his top rated Podcast coverage of Major League Baseball.  Our site manager David Whitlock is featured on Monday’s show, and we’re excited to bring you baseball coverage from his other shows, including Tuesday’s weekly feature on Fantasy Baseball: Unhappy with your Fantasy Draft corner selections...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Clayton Kershaw the Best Pitcher in Baseball?

Image courtesy zimbio.com Clayton Kershaw threw a complete game shutout, scattered 4 hits, struck out 7, and didn’t walk a batter. Oh, by the way, he hit a go ahead home run in the 8th to break open the scoring for the Dodgers against the defending World Series Champions. Kershaw was efficient, throwing only 94 pitches, and dominating all at the same time. He throws a low to mid...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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