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Archive for the 'Baseball' Category

Armando Galarraga And Jim Joyce: A Study In Sportsmanship

by @ Thursday, June 3rd, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Sports

A truly decent moment this afternoon from two guys who’ve been through a lot in the last twelve hours:

A Picture Is Worth A Perfect Game: Absolute Proof That Jim Joyce Was Wrong

by @ Thursday, June 3rd, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Sports

As I noted over at OTB Sports, Detroit’s Armando Gallaraga lost a perfect game last night thanks to what was clearly a bad call by umpire Jim Joyce. Here’s the proof: Foot on the bag: Ball in the glove: And, here’s the now famous video:

Roger Clemens Perjury Investigation Moves Into High Gear

by @ Wednesday, May 26th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, New York Yankees, Roger Clemens, Sports

It’s been two years since Roger Clemens appeared, voluntarily, before a Congressional Committee and stated under oath that he had never used steroids, despite the testimony of two witnesses, including a teammate, that he had. Now, it looks like the perjury investigation that was referred to the FBI has moved into high gear: A House […]

Yankees Beat Red Sox In True Rivalry Fashion

by @ Tuesday, May 18th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

The most popular guy in New York this morning is a guy named Marcus Thames: Marcus Thames has spent much of his career on the bench, and that is where he would have been, should have been, in the ninth inning Monday night. If Nick Swisher were healthy, he would have been playing right field. […]

Oakland’s Dallas Braden Goes 27 Up, 27 Down

by @ Monday, May 10th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Sports

A little baseball history yesterday: OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Braden definitely owns the mound now. Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history on Sunday, shutting down the majors’ hottest team and leading the Oakland Athletics to a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Braden threw his arms in the air […]

Mark Teixeira, Meet Lou Gehrig

by @ Sunday, May 9th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

The Yankees clobbered the Red Sox 14-3 yesterday, thanks in large part to Mark Teixeira: BOSTON – Those three long balls Mark Teixeira sent over the Fenway Park fences delivered an emphatic message: His early season struggles are over. Teixeira joined Lou Gehrig as the only Yankees to hit three home runs against the Boston […]

Retirement Cake For Braves Manager Bobby Cox Contained Unfortunate Pornographic Misspelling

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Humor, Sports

Well, this must have been embarrassing: Bobby Cox’s final season as Braves manager is not quite going as expected. The team is struggling and even a cake ordered for his honor on Capitol Hill spelled his name incorrectly. I mean, REALLY incorrectly. Cox was being honored for his 50 years in baseball. Senators Johnny Isakson […]

Another Guy-On-The-Field Incident In Philadelphia, Fans Demand The Taser

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Humor, Sports

Only in Philadelphia: A 34-year-old man ran onto the field during the Cardinals-Phillies game Tuesday night and was apprehended without incident, a day after a teenager was Tasered in the outfield at Citizens Bank Park. Security did not use a Taser to stop the latest fan on the field. Police said the man from Warminster […]

Fan Tasered By Police At Phillies Game

by @ Tuesday, May 4th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, In The News, Individual Liberty, Sports

I’m of the general opinion that people who run out onto the field during a baseball game are idiots, but they don’t deserve to be treated like this: A Philadelphia police officer used a Taser gun to apprehend a fan who ran onto the field during a Phillies game Monday night, and the team and […]

The Yankees Visit The White House

by @ Monday, April 26th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Baseball, New York Yankees, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sports

The New York Yankees came to the White House today to get their photo op with the President for winning the 2009 World Series: WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama celebrated the world champion Yankees on Monday for their heroics and character – and bemoaned that his Chicago White Sox couldn’t match New York’s remarkable record […]

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