Tag: MLB

MLB Legend Roy Halladay Dead In Plane Crash

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash off the coast of Florida on Tuesday, the Pasco County sheriff said. Halladay won two Cy Young awards and appeared in eight All-Star games during his career with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2010 with the Phillies, he threw…

MLB Pulls Games From Puerto Rico Over Zika Fears [VIDEO]

Major League Baseball reportedly decided Friday to relocate an upcoming games away from Puerto Rico over growing concerns about the Zika virus in the area. The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates are scheduled to play a two-game series in San Juan at the end of May, but as the U.S. territory’s hit nearly 700 cases…

Obama to Attend Rays Game in Havana

President Barack Obama is planning to attend the Tampa Bay Rays’ exhibition game against the Cuban national baseball team in Havana this month, a White House official announced Tuesday. Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and speechwriting, tweeted the news after Major League Baseball and the players’ association said they finalized details…

Former MLB Pitcher Tommy Hanson Dies [VIDEO]

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson died in Atlanta on Monday after falling into a coma, a person close to Hanson said. The 29-year-old reportedly suffered “catastrophic organ failure” and had been hospitalized since Sunday, WSB-TV reports. Hanson pitched for the San Francisco Giants minor-league system during the 2015 season and spent four of his…

Trevor Noah: Syria ‘Kind Of’ Gets Boots On The Ground [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah reminded us of that time President Obama promise not to send troops into Syria to fight ISIS but despite this the President makes dubious changes to U.S. military strategy in the Middle East. “But here you are with your boots on the ground,boots on the ground, boots on the ground, looking like a…

Blue Jays Win Game To Texas Rangers, Advance To ALCS [VIDEO]

The Toronto Blue Jays advanced to the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1993 with a big win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. What seemed like a tight game suddenly turned wild in the top of seventh inning when umps gave the Rangers the tying run because of a bizarre…

MLB: Trout Leads AL to All-Star Game Victory [VIDEO]

The American League has secured home field advantage in the World Series after defeating the National League at the 86th All-Star Game in a 6-3 victory. MVP Angels outfielder Mike Trout helped lead the AL to a win, homering to lead off the game and scoring a run a few innings later. Trout was also…

Will Ferrell Plays All 9 Positions In 5 MLB Baseball Games [VIDEO]

Will Ferrell played every position while suiting up for 10 teams on the baseball field to raise awareness in the fight against cancer for a new HBO special from Funny Or Die in partnership with Major League Baseball. Ferrell traveled to five Cactus League stadiums by van and helicopter throughout the day. “Ruth, Musial, Mantle,…

Rob Manfred Is New MLB Commissioner

One of the most powerful positions in sports will now be occupied by Rob Manfred, who was confirmed as the new Major League Baseball commissioner on Thursday. Manfred, who was promoted to chief operating officer last September, was confirmed by the league’s 30 owners after several closed-door ballots. Former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig plans to…

MLB Allowed A-Rod to Use Testosterone

A new book by two investigative reporters, including the one who broke baseball’s Biogensis drug scandal, reveals that Major League Baseball gave Alex Rodriguez special approval to use testosterone in 2007. Rodriguez asked MLB’s “independent program administrator” for permission to use testosterone, an anabolic steroid that has been banned since 2003. The physician granted Rodriguez…

Albert Pujols Hits 500th Home Run [VIDEO]

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels hit his 500th career home run on Tuesday night, making him only the 26th player in Major League Baseball history to reach that milestone. The three-time MVP winner hit not one but two home runs in Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. Pujols is the only player…

Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB, players’ association

Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits that attempted to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, suggesting he might be prepared to accept the penalty. The New York Yankees third baseman filed the lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig, and the players’ association in January after his suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement and labor…

Dodger Kershaw First $200M Pitcher

Not even 26 years old, Clayton Kershaw has turned heads throughout his short MLB career, winning two Cy Young Awards, two strikeout titles, and leading three playoff runs. Now he is also the first $200 million pitcher in baseball. On Wednesday, Kershaw reached a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers valued at $215 million over…