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On Friday night, Albert Pujols made history. And he didn’t go to join his St. Louis Cardinals to celebrate right after crossing home plate. Rather, he went behind home plate to celebrate with a former All-Star who was sitting in the first row: Adrian Beltre. Take a look at...
Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli is about to be going … absolutely nowhere. Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey spoke with reporters this week and said that the team has no plans of making a managerial change. Falvey also indicated that Baldelli will be staying on for the 2023 season and beyond.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is performing home run feats that have not really been seen since Barry Bonds was playing for the San Francisco Giants. Bonds is certainly taking notice of Judge, and he wants the slugger to follow in his own footsteps. Bonds said he is rooting...
New York Yankees TV announcer Michael Kay is taking a classy stance amid Aaron Judge’s home run chase. Judge has hit 60 home runs this season and is chasing Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 home runs in a season. Each game in which Judge participates for the rest of the regular season will draw plenty of fan interest, and therefore becomes a valuable TV property.
Greg Asminger of MLB Network shall henceforth be known as Nostradamus. Albert Pujols made history on Friday night when he belted the 700th home run of his career. The 42-year-old became just the fourth player in MLB history to hit that mark. Most people were skeptical that Pujols would get to 700 with the way he has fallen off in recent years, but he has gone on an absolute tear this season. Asminger is one of the few who can say he saw it coming. Not only that, but the analyst predicted exactly when Pujols would reach the 700-homer milestone.
At 37 years old, one former All-Star is ready to close his chapter on baseball. Oakland Athletics veteran catcher Stephen Vogt told the Associated Press this week that he plans to retire after the 2022 season. Vogt adds that he hopes to move into a coaching or managing role upon his retirement.
A St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguer had a pretty embarrassing moment Thursday night on what he thought was a long home run. Infielder Delvin Perez, playing for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds, hit a long fly ball to left field during Thursday’s game against the Gwinnett Stripers. While it looked like a clear home run off the bat, a strong wind blowing in knocked the ball down and turned it into a fairly routine flyout.
The Seattle Mariners made a big move to acquire pitcher Luis Castillo at the trade deadline. On Saturday, they agreed to an arguably bigger move to keep him long-term. Castillo has agreed to a five-year, $108 million contract extension with the Mariners, as first reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN. The deal also includes a vesting option for a sixth year.
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw turns 35 years old next March. Despite that, it does not sound like he plans to slow things down for at least one more season. Kershaw said Thursday he is leaning toward playing in 2023 as long as he feels physically capable. “As of...
The Chicago White Sox on Saturday announced some news regarding Tony La Russa. The White Sox said that La Russa will not return as the team’s manager this season. Miguel Cairo will continue in the acting manager role. “After undergoing additional testing and medical procedures over the past week,...
Fans were furious with a camera operator for FOX over the way they captured an Aaron Judge flyout on Thursday night. Judge was batting in the bottom of the 9th inning of a 4-4 game between his New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees slugger took a 2-2 fastball from Matt Barnes and sent it to deep center. But the problem is the camera operator turned the camera high in the sky as if the ball was heading out for a 450-foot home run.
Julio Rodriguez is almost a lock to win AL Rookie of the Year honors in 2022. However, the Seattle Mariners outfielder is physically struggling as the regular season winds down. Rodriguez left Thursday’s game against the Oakland Athletics with what the Mariners called low back tightness. Rodriguez left the game...
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There has been a great deal of speculation regarding what might happen to the fan that catches Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball if and when Judge reaches that mark. Should the fan make demands before returning the ball to Judge, or should they be a good sport and simply give back the memento?
Gerrit Cole and Aaron Boone were ejected by umpire Brian Knight during Friday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game. The Yankees were leading 4-1 in the top of the sixth. Cole put two runners on and had a 1-2 count on Alex Verdugo. He threw a fastball low and away that Verdugo took, and Knight called it a ball.