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The Mets may take forever to win a baseball game, but give them this: they're quick with a joke.
Or at least their longtime director of media relations is.
Jay Horwitz, the team's PR guru since 1980, set off a mini firestorm on Tuesday after jokingly tweeted that Matt Harvey would be allowed to miss Wednesday's game in order to attend the Rangers playoff game at Madison Square Garden....Read more »
One month into the season, we’ve learned quite a few interesting facts about some contenders:
The pen is not mightier
The Cardinals are one of the top teams in baseball once again this season. After winning the World Series in 2011 and making it to Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the eventual World Champion Giants last year, St. Louis is now a half-game out...Read more »
This GIF has been making the web rounds today, showing Yu Darvish throwing all five of his pitches at once.
The wind-up and delivery for each of his pitches have been superimposed on top of each other to make it appear as if he's throwing five baseballs.
On that level alone it's pretty mind blowing, but then there's the crazy movement that Darvish is able to achieve on his pitches, made...Read more »
The Rangers beat the Rays, 5-4, in Arlington last night, Stony Brook alum Joe Nathan closing the game to earn his 300th career save.
But Nathan got a controversial assist on the milestone from home plate umpire Marty Foster.
With two outs in the ninth, a runner on first, Evan Longoria (3-for-3) on deck, the Rays down by a run and a full count on batter Ben Zobrist, Nathan fired a breaking...Read more »
793: Consecutive sellouts for the Red Sox, a record the team expects will end after Monday’s Fenway opener pushes it to 794. “We’re proud of it, but we move on,” team president Larry Lucchino said. Surprised the Sox didn’t try to pin this one on Bobby V., too.
42: Players, including Alex Ramirez on Saturday, who have reached the 2,000-hit milestone in Japan, which is considered a similar honor...Read more »
The Astros starting lineup for their first game in the American League is out:
1. Jose Altuve, 2B 2. Brett Wallace, 1B 3. Chris Carter, LF 4. Carlos Pena, DH 5. Justin Maxwell, CF 6. Jason Castro, C 7. Matt Dominguez, 3B 8. Brandon Barnes, RF 9. Ronny Cedeno, SS
Altuve will turn 23 in May, and he’s the youngest member of the club. Dominguez is also 23, but the rest of the normal starting...Read more »