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Well, it looks like the Baseball Writers Association of America can go home. Google has already given Mike Trout the 2014 AL MVP award.
The funny glitch shows up when a user types "2014 AL MVP" or "AL MVP winners" into Google's search bar.
GOOGLE KNOWS EVERYTHING. ALL HAIL MIKE TROUT, 2014 AL MVP pic.twitter.com/fAl9WZgrQO— Alex Dacome (@EssentialDacome) August 13, 2014
Of course,...Read more »
Spelling is important, kids.
The Colorado Rockies found that out the hard way on Saturday during a promotional giveaway involving 15,000 Troy Tulowitzki shirseys.
The shortstop's last name was incorrectly spelled "Tulowizki" on the shirseys.
Tulowitzki has spent all nine years of his MLB career with the Rockies. The four-time All-Star currently is on the disabled list with a left...Read more »
If baseball doesn't work out for Mark Teixeira, perhaps he can pursue a career in comedy.
Teixeira took time during spring training to star in a fake talk show called "Foul Territory with Mark Teixeira."
The Yankees first baseman puts on a Will Ferrell-esque performance -- he asks Brian McCann who his favorite switch-hitting first baseman from the 2007-2008 Braves was and asks YES Network...Read more »
This just in -- Yasiel Puig is good at baseball.
The Dodgers rightfielder made a highlight-reel catch on a fly ball hit by Wilmer Flores of the Mets in the bottom of the second inning on Thursday night at Citi Field.
Flores put the ball between Puig and Matt Kemp in right-centerfield, and it appeared to be a sure double off the bat. But Puig seemingly came out of nowhere to make the...Read more »
There have been a bunch of firsts this season thanks to the new replay system. Add another first to the list: MLB's first win by walk-off review.
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte hit a triple in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Giants Tuesday night with the score tied at 1, then advanced home on an error by Giants second baseman Ehrie Adrianza, who skipped the ball past third baseman...Read more »
Cesar Cabral's misfortune is LI native Matt Daley's gain.
The Yankees called up the Garden City native on Friday and designated Cabral for assignment following their 11-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Cabral played a big part in the bullpen's meltdown on Friday, giving up three earned runs on three hits and hitting three batters while failing to record an out.
Cabral appeared in...Read more »
Zack Thornton is one of the pieces coming back to the Mets in Friday's Ike Davis deal (along with a player to be named later). But who exactly is Thornton, and what does he bring to the Mets bullpen?
Thornton, 25, was drafted in the 43rd round by the San Francisco Giants out of high school in 2008, but instead went to the University of Oregon. He was taken by the Oakland A's in the 23rd round...Read more »
It's safe to say that CC Sabathia doesn't usually have his best day on Opening Day.
The Yankees lefty was shelled by the Astros on Opening Day Tuesday, giving up six earned runs on eight hits in six innings in a 6-2 loss.
Sabathia, who has started every Opening Day for the Yankees since joining the team in 2009, has historically done poorly in the season opener. Here's how he's fared...Read more »
In what will be a season of "lasts" for Derek Jeter, these are some of his notable "firsts":
Game: At Seattle, May 29, 1995, batted ninth, was 0-for-5 with a strikeout. Yankees lost, 8-7.
At-bat: Flied to short rightfield in third inning on an 0-and-2 pitch from Rafael Carmona.
Hit: The next night, May 30, 1995, fifth inning-single to leftfield off Tim Belcher.
Run: In that...Read more »
Willie Randolph turned in the performance of Yankees spring training on Tuesday night.
The Yankees' bench coach photobombed manager Joe Girardi's in-game TV interview on Tuesday night aganst the Blue Jays.
Everything about it was flawless -- the way Randolph sneaks up behind Girardi without anybody noticing, the face he makes and the way he slinks back as if he didn't just photobomb...Read more »