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Get A Load Of This Sausage Child Wiping Out

They let the young sausages participate in the sausage race in Milwaukee today. Always a dicey proposition. Check out this little fellow, who eats it right at the very start of the race:

Oh No, Call The Cops, Someone Is Having Fun Playing Baseball Again

Rays right-fielder Carlos Gomez tracked down a shallow fly in foul territory in the top of the sixth inning today, and made a fantastic sliding catch. But that is no excuse at all for what happened next: Gomez gave a visible indication that he was enjoying himself, instead of solemnly trotting to the dugout with the…

Young Braves Stud Ronald Acuña's Leg Bends Horribly On Infield Single Young Braves Stud Ronald Acuña's Leg Bends Horribly On Infield Single

Braves super-prospect Ronald Acuña Jr. beat out an infield single in the top of the 7th inning against the Red Sox Sunday. Shortly after crossing first base, while signaling to the umpire, Acuña took a bad step with his left leg and something very ugly and unnatural happened in the area of his knee:

There Is No Nicer Pitch Than This 69-MPH Quick Pitch

Sometimes a batter is in there stretching out like he owns the place, and gets fooled by a quick pitch. That’s pretty fun. Baseball should have lots of those. But Saturday’s Mets-Brewers game featured an entirely different kind of quick pitch—a slow as hell one, thrown almost by accident.

Mike Trout Reduces The Yankees To Cannon Fodder Mike Trout Reduces The Yankees To Cannon Fodder

Unbelievably, Saturday morning there were things Mike Trout had not accomplished in a game of baseball. For example, he had never bunted for a home run, nor had he ever killed a dragon with a baseball bat. It turns out he had also never had a five hit game. You can now scratch that last one off the list:

Hey, Quick Pitches Sure Seem To Speed Up The Pace Of Play

In the top of the ninth inning of a lopsided Pirates victory over the vile St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Pirates reliever Kyle Crick quick-pitched Cardinals pinch hitter Harrison Bader on an 0-2 count, drawing a delightfully meager and pointless little swinging bunt from Bader:

Aaron Judge Can Sure Throw The Hell Out Of A Baseball Aaron Judge Can Sure Throw The Hell Out Of A Baseball

The Yankees eked out a narrow win over the Angels Friday night, in a game in which Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton combined to go 1-of-13 from the plate. But that crummy hitting doesn’t mean the game was entirely without highlights from its marquee players—hearty lad Aaron Judge uncorked…

Let's Remember Some Guys, Early '80s Fleer Mustache Dudes Edition

The Rememberer’s art is, for the most part, a lonely one. That is kind of portentous and serious-sounding, but it also seemed like a better way to begin this post than the thought it was intended to convey, which is “if you are someone who remembers a lot of rando middle reliever dudes from your youth, it’s probably…

We Secretly Replaced The Texas Rangers With A Little League Team...Let's Watch

A team of what appeared to be adult major league athletes suited up for the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. They were playing the third-worst team in baseball, the currently skipper-less Royals. To look at them, and to look at their opponents, you had to think they at least had a chance. What could go wrong?

Keith Hernandez Has A Lot To Say And It's Not All On Twitter

Keith Hernandez played his last big league baseball game the same year I was born. I’ve never even seen Seinfeld—not just the arc in which Hernandez dates Elaine, but any episode at all. And yet, in the year two thousand and eighteen, Keith Hernandez is one of the baseball figures I would be most likely to recognize…

Jorge Alfaro's 89-MPH Throw To Second Is A Base-Stealer's Nightmare

The Phillies have been winning ballgames, more than anyone expected through this point in May. Some attribute that to pumping up the rotation with Jake Arrieta, Odubel Herrera’s scorching start, or Gabe Kapler’s cosmic management, but there also are the little things that don’t come through in the box score, like…

Ole Miss Pitcher Gifts Opponent Game-Tying Runs After Momentarily Forgetting How To Throw A Baseball Ole Miss Pitcher Gifts Opponent Game-Tying Runs After Momentarily Forgetting How To Throw A Baseball

Ole Miss had a golden opportunity to take a 3-1 lead into the ninth inning of today’s SEC Tournament elimination game against Georgia. Instead, pitcher Parker Caracci flubbed what should have been the most routine possible toss home and allowed Georgia to score two runs, tying the game and eventually sending it to…

It's Cool When Baseball Announcers Just Lose It Over A Home Run It's Cool When Baseball Announcers Just Lose It Over A Home Run

You’ve seen plenty of booming Aaron Judge dingers since the big guy entered the league, but I think you will particularly enjoy this 471-foot yam he mashed last night, in part because it pairs so well with Ryan Ruocco’s call:

Brian Dozier Got A Ball Stuck In The Outfield Wall Brian Dozier Got A Ball Stuck In The Outfield Wall

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was a few inches short of a dinger in his first at-bat against the Tigers Wednesday afternoon, but pulled off a much more unique feat instead. Dozier’s long drive to center field wedged itself perfectly between two of the outfield wall panels, suspending the ball in the park and…

Cops: Lenny Dykstra Arrested After Uber Driver, Who He’d Threatened To Kill, Drove To Police Station Cops: Lenny Dykstra Arrested After Uber Driver, Who He’d Threatened To Kill, Drove To Police Station

Lenny Dykstra has long since ceased to be a former baseball player with the Mets and Phillies. Now he’s just a semi-famous man who is occasionally in the news for something. Usually it’s not great. Whether it’s pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud, admitting a sexual harassment claim or allegedly trashing a hotel room,…

Shohei Ohtani, Please Do The Damn Home Run Derby! Shohei Ohtani, Please Do The Damn Home Run Derby!

Shohei Ohtani doesn’t think he’s ready for the home run derby. “I don’t think I’m at that level yet,” he told reporters yesterday.

Trevor Bauer Wrote "BD 911" On The Mound Before His Start [Update] Trevor Bauer Wrote "BD 911" On The Mound Before His Start [Update]

Trevor Bauer, the Indians pitcher who loves both funny numbers and casually suggesting conspiracy theories, wrote “BD 911” on the back of the pitching mound before the first pitch of his start against the Cubs. Here’s video of him carving with his cleats in the dirt, then appearing to admire his work.

José Bautista Is Somehow Hitting Fifth For The Mets Tonight José Bautista Is Somehow Hitting Fifth For The Mets Tonight

Just a few days after the Atlanta Braves told José Bautista that he was too washed up to play third base for them and cut him loose, the once-great slugger has moved across the division to sign a one-year deal with the New York Mets. He’s not only on the active major league roster for their game tonight against the…

Rich Hill Wants To Pitch With Tape On His Finger So He Doesn't Have To Pee On It Rich Hill Wants To Pitch With Tape On His Finger So He Doesn't Have To Pee On It

To scroll through photos of Rich Hill pitching is to see a man who appears to be in extreme pain while performing normal functions of his job. This could just be a Pitchface scenario—every pitcher’s got one, and while Hill looks anguished in the act of pitching, he’s not quite in R.A. Dickey territory. But while Rich…

Andrew Cashner Might Be Better At Hacky Sack Than Pitching

Save for the almost-nightly Manny Machado dinger, things are going horrifically wrong in Baltimore. Any twisted soul who’s still keeping up with this team would be wise to hang onto whatever fleeting moments of joy roll around—like Andrew Cashner kicking this comebacker from White Sox second baseman Yolmer Sánchez off…

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