Month: October 2017

MLB teams eliminate top prospect from draft boards as criminal history surfaces

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Luke Heimlich was one of the top prospects in the upcoming 2017 MLB draft. He was ranked 43rd overall on Baseball America’s top-500 list, which is no small thing. Was is the operative word in both of those sentences, however: Last week, in a story in The Oregonian, it was revealed that the Oregon State…

LSU closer is AMPED to force 1 more elimination game against Oregon State

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LSU was completely thrashed by Oregon State earlier in the bracket round of the College World Series to the tune of a 13-1 defeat. The Tigers have played with a fire since then, eliminating Florida State from tournament contention on Wednesday, 7-4, then bouncing back from embarrassment to knock off Oregon State, 3-1, on Friday….

Minor league team apologizes for mercilessly mocking Tim Tebow all game

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Tim Tebow’s baseball career will probably always be overshadowed by his football career, but that comes with the territory of being a Heisman-winning quarterback turned NFL bust turned minor league baseball player. Over the weekend, Tebow’s Columbia Fireflies team took on a team in Charleston, S.C., and the RiverDogs took the opportunity to mess with…

Oregon State catcher makes amazing diving catch of a bunt to start a double play

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The College World Series proper officially kicked off in Omaha on Saturday, and Oregon State drew Cal State Fullerton as their opponent in the opening early session. The Titans got up on the Beavers in the first half of the game, 5-1, with the help of a three-run bomb to left center and a two-run…

NCAA Baseball Tournament 2017 scores and bracket: Sam Houston State cannot and will not stop

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Florida got knocked off on Sunday night by Bethune-Cookman, but the No. 3 overall national seed Gators in the end prevailed over the Wildcats to earn a super regional bid. The Gators will host Wake Forest next weekend in Gainesville for a best of three series and claiming rights to the College World Series in…

Kershaw forced 2016’s best hitter

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Mr. Met has every right to be furious about the monster he is and the world he was born into, and yet he’s there every day, doing his best and trying to be happy. He’s asked to dress like a player, and never gets to play the game. The team has never found a hat…

The Yankees and Red Sox face off in a battle for 1st place

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The Yankees and Red Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday, their first meeting since April when the Red Sox were hovering around .500 and the Yankees sat just out of first place in the AL East. Things have changed for both clubs in the intervening weeks and months, with New York now on top of…

This hard-working kid had the best reaction when his family surprised him with Cubs tickets

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9-year-old Kolt Kyler works on his family’s farm, does well at school, and plays baseball. It’s a robust schedule, but he never complains and his dad says at the beginning of the video that a full day of farm work was a test. He asks his son if he can help with one more job,…

Braves’ masked superhero stumbles and still defeats another fan in mid-game race

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During Atlanta Braves games, there’s a mid-game entertainment break called Beat the Freeze, where one (un)lucky fan races against a superhero named The Freeze. A fan gets a 200-foot head start, and is then followed by The Freeze, who will certainly embarrass said fan. On Friday, we witnessed one fan who thought he had the…

Mike Schmidt says Spanish-speaking ballplayers can’t be clubhouse leaders

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In a stunning development, somebody asked a retired baseball player for his opinions on the modern sport, and he responded with regrettable, out-of-touch quotes. Remain calm. I’ll explain. Mike Schmidt, the greatest third baseman in baseball history, was asked if the Phillies should rebuild around outfielder Odubel Herrera. His answer was … uh, oh boy:…

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