The internet slang baseball dictionary
All the terms too weird for normal conversation
Baseball fans have always loved jargon. From the very start of the game, terms like "butcher boy," "can of corn," and "Texas leaguer" have been used -- and have only grown stranger since then.
While there are fantastic glossaries that can get you up to speed with the most important
One weird retro commercial for every team
Eat your heart out, Don Draper
Sure, you roll your eyes at commercials in the moment -- you mean I have to wait a few minutes for this? But give it a few years (or decades), and all of a sudden they become something sublime -- bizarre time capsules that make us ask, "Wow, did Bob
Can you guess which star's autograph this is?
Are those letters or squiggles?
Professional athletes are masters at repeating the same motions over and over in exactly the same way. That's how pitchers throw strikes and basketball players knock down shots. Nowhere is this skill more clearly on display than when they're signing autographs -- despite looking like they're scribbling mindlessly on random
Rays prospect Baz is becoming Bob Ross
Giving new meaning to painting the corners
Ranked as the 90th-best prospect in the Majors, the right hand of Rays pitcher Shane Baz is usually known for its triple-digit fastball. But these days, Baz is staying inside and painting the corners with happy, little clouds. The pitcher showed off his recent work on Instagram, featuring those classic
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It's so much more than 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game'
When people talk about missing baseball during the current period of social distancing, they're probably talking about a lot of different things. Sure, we all miss the individual activities that make up the game played on the field -- the 安徽快3开奖直播 runs, strikeouts, stolen bases and diving catches.
Joey Bats shows off his nasty slider
He's done everything else
Rick Ankiel and Adam Loewen made the switch from the mound to the batter's box. Shohei Ohtani and Brendan McKay are making a go of it as two-way players. But perhaps the most shocking position switch of all comes in the form of José Bautista.
Yes, that's right: Joey Bats,
Lexi Pence builds Hunter a batting cage
That's one way to stay in shape
Ballplayers have been doing everything they can to stay in shape while in social isolation. For some, that's lifting weights in the garage, or carrying young children around (all parents know that's still a workout). But things can be a little more difficult if you're renting an apartment, away from
What if Griffey had accepted that trade to the Mets?
Let's travel to an alternate reality
Ken Griffey Jr. already has one of the greatest “What if?” careers in history (an absurd question to ask about an inner-circle Hall of Famer with the seventh-most 安徽快3开奖直播rs all-time, but here we are).
What if he stayed healthy? Could he have beaten Barry Bonds to Hank Aaron’s record? Could
Justin Turner breaks news of new 'Tiger King' ep
The news we all need right now
When we tell our grandchildren the story of 安徽快3开奖直播, it will be impossible to not include "Tiger King" -- the endlessly bingeable new Netflix docuseries.
Well, the story just got a little stranger because the news of a brand new episode to debut next week didn't come from a press
Strawberry hit one so far scientists got involved
That's when you know you hit it good
Throughout baseball history, there have been long 安徽快3开奖直播 runs. Adam Dunn hit one into another state, Babe Ruth hit one 500 feet away into a pond of alligators, some guy from the early 20th century said he hit one 800 feet and circled the bases three times.
But there's not
How many toothpicks has Dusty Baker chewed?
A very important investigation
When you hear the name Dusty Baker, the first image that likely comes to mind -- before his successful playing career, before his numerous managerial accolades, even before J.T. Snow saved his son at 安徽快3开奖直播 plate in the World Series -- is that famous toothpick dangling from his mouth.
What’s the best fictional baseball team ever?
You taking the 'Major League' Indians or the 'Rookie of the Year' Cubs?
"What's your favorite baseball movie?" is a question as old as time, and if you ask 10 people you're likely to get 10 different answers. There's something for everyone -- the clubhouse banter of "Bull Durham," the nostalgic heart-tugging of "Field of Dreams," the zaniness of "Rookie of the Year"
Wilmer Flores' mom is a soft-toss champ
The cutest baseball workout yet
How do you stay in shape for baseball without practices or workouts with teammates? That's the question facing players all over the world at the moment. We've already seen plenty of proof that necessity is indeed the mother of invention: Is pop-a-shot going to make you a better pitcher? Doesn't
Pirates broadcaster calls a 'Willie Mays-like' catch
A dream every kid has had.
What are broadcasters to do when all sports are on hold? Are they supposed to simply use that booming, practiced voice to talk to themselves while they clean in the kitchen? Absolutely not: Broadcasters are gonna broadcast. Some, like Joe Buck, are calling literally anything to stay sharp.
Can this 1-year-old kid win The Vault?
If a baby can do it, so can you
Think you're a baseball psychic? Think you can know the future with startling clarity? Could you use a cool $1 million in your bank account? Well, then you should make your picks in The Vault. It's MLB's newest contest: Predict which players and teams will lead the Majors in categories
He invented a cocktail ... and the knuckleball
An origin story fitting for such a strange pitch
No one ever chooses to be a knuckleballer. Every player would rather throw a blazing heater than be forced to become one of those weirdos who rely on the vagaries of the floating, fluttering dipsy ducking diving pitch. It’s only fitting then that the man who some credit as being
Bartolo Colon, billiards trick shot master
The cue flip was also exquisite
It's hard to dispute that Bartolo Colon is one of the most unique athletes of our time. He pitched for more than 20 season in the Majors, evolving from a terrifying power pitcher to a wily veteran with pinpoint control, providing fans with joy every step of the way.
Want my uni number? Send my kid to college
The best trades in baseball
The invention of money largely did away with a barter economy. If you want a bag of chips, you just go to the store and drop a couple bills on the counter. You don't have to figure out how many of your hand-knit socks a bag of chips is worth.
From 'Million Dollar Arm' ... to pro wrestler!
Is there anything he can't do?
When you think about it, Rinku Singh -- the winner of the Indian game show and inspiration for the film "Million Dollar Arm" -- had a pretty amazing baseball career. Sure, he topped out at Class A Advanced, but he also got there and posted a career 2.97 ERA in
Joe Buck will call ... well, literally anything
'Wings keep coming out of that bowl -- how many can you give us, Andrew?!'
Much of the focus during this non-baseball season has been, understandably, on what baseball players are doing. Freddie Freeman is mercilessly hitting dingers off his own son, Clayton Kershaw is mastering a new sport, Justin Verlander is forcing his family to watch his greatest games.
But what about announcers? What