Tag: baseball

Mariano Rivera New York Yankees Closer Out Until 2013

Mariano Rivera has proven a lot of things over his career, therefore how could anyone doubt his words on Friday when he said, “I’m coming back. Write it down in big letters … I’m not going out like this.” On

Just Keep Swinging, Derek Jeter Hits 3000

Derek Jeter’s journey to 3,000 hits ended yesterday after he went 5 for 5 against the Rays leading the Yankees to a 5-4 victory in the Bronx.  Even box office director Steven Spielberg could not have captured Jeter’s final strides

Yankees ShortStop Derek Jeter 2 Hits to Go

How many professional athletes can say that they have had the privilege of wearing one uniform for their entire professional career?  Well Derek Jeter is one of whom I can think of and as of today he is 2 hits

Derek Jeter Put on the 15-Day Disabled List

Derek Jeter was just six hits away from being the 28th player in history to hit 3,000 when he was put on the 15-day disabled list for the first time since 2003 for a Grade 1 strained right calf.  The

Giant’s Catcher Buster Posey Fractures Leg; Likely Out for Season

SAN FRANCISCO, CA— Bad news for the defending World Champions as the Giants learned on Thursday that they might be without one of their top hitters for an indefinite amount of time—possibly the rest of the season, after star catcher

Mariners designate Milton Bradley for assignment; career over?

SEATTLE, WA— Oft-troubled major leaguer Milton Bradley was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners—the eighth team of his 12-year pro career—a move that might signal the end of the fading slugger’s career. Just six weeks into the 2011 season,

Bartolo Colon Strikes Out White Sox as a Promising Opener for Yankee Bullpen

Yankees took an early lead last night in the Bronx, as Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer off of Chicago White Sox’s lefty Mark Buehrle during the first inning.  The Bronx Bombers would go on to win 3-1 and haters

Frenemies:A-Rod and Jeter

“At a time when the reputation of professional sports has been tarnished by stories of spoiled and troubled athletes, of steroids and bad behavior, we have a story about an athlete who sets the standard for excellence and sportsmanship, on

Oft-troubled former big-leaguer Lenny Dykstra arrested for grand theft

LOS ANGELES, CA— A day after being charged with federal bankruptcy fraud, former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra was arrested for investigation of grand theft, after he tried to buy a stolen car. The 48-year-old Lenny Dykstra was arrested late Thursday

Jury finds Barry Bonds guilty of one charge; deadlocks on other three

SAN FRANCISCO, CA— A federal grand jury found baseball’s all-time home run king, Barry Bonds, guilty of obstruction of justice—just one of the four counts he was facing. The jury deadlocked on the other three, which state that Bonds made

Joe Torre back in MLB as executive vice president for baseball operations

SCOTTSDALE, AZ— Former manager Joe Torre will be returning to Major League Baseball, though he won’t be in the uniform or dugout of one of its teams.  Instead it will be in the league’s executive offices. The 70-year-old Torre was

Wake Forest’s Baseball Coach Donates A kidney To One Of His Players:

Tom Walter, baseball coach for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, has donated a kidney to one of his young players—freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan. The transplant was performed at an Atlanta hospital early Tuesday morning, and both player and coach are

Albert Pujols Sets Deadline For Cardinals To Present Him With New Contract:

Albert Pujol awaits new contract

The St. Louis Cardinals’ All-Star first baseman Albert Pujols has set a deadline for the team to present him with a new contract, saying they have until the start of spring training to have one in place. Cardinal’s general manager

FIU Baseball Star’s Hit-Streak In Jeopardy After He’s Charged With Rape:

Baseball Player Garrett Wittels Arrested in Rape Case

Garrett Wittels, the Florida International University baseball player who currently has a record-setting 56-game hitting streak in progress, has been accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in the Bahamas on Dec. 20th. He and two of his friends were officially