Baseball

1:35pm

Thu September 26, 2013
Sports

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig To Retire After Next Season

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 1:53 pm

7:47am

Wed September 25, 2013
Sports

Yankees Bobble The Ball On Mariano Rivera Giveaway Night

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 9:18 am

This is what all the fuss was about: One of the Mariano Rivera bobblehead dolls that were eventually given away Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Kathy Willens AP

Mayhem. Chaos. Fiasco.

Choose your favorite. Those words and others are making their way into headlines about what happened Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

It was Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night, and the first 18,000 fans through the gates were supposed to get jiggly statues of their soon-to-be retired star pitcher.

But the truck bringing the bobbleheads to the stadium broke down. So the thousands of fans who had gathered outside the gates were given vouchers instead.

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5:45am

Fri September 20, 2013
Sports

VIDEO: Tigers' Fielder Takes Fan's Chip After Chasing Foul

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 6:54 am

Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, who enjoys a snack during a game.
Paul Sancya AP

He thought about stealing some cheese, too, Detroit Tigers' first baseman Prince Fielder says, but worried that the fan might be a double-dipper.

Watch what happened Thursday when Fielder chased a foul ball toward the stands and casually lifted a nacho chip from an unsuspecting fan's snack tray before heading back on to the field.

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5:33am

Wed September 18, 2013
Sports

VIDEO: Slide Into Second Ends With Face Firmly In Butt

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:31 am

Up close and personal: Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, left, reaches back to tag out Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar during Tuesday's game in Houston.
Pat Sullivan AP

Because we need something silly after some very serious days:

When the Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar slid into second base Tuesday night, he ended up coming face-to-butt with Cincinnati Reds infielder Brandon Phillips.

There's video here of "Villar's unfortunate slide." Notice how Phillips calmly reaches between his legs to tag Villar.

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9:46am

Fri August 23, 2013
Sports

Vin Scully Says He'll Return To Dodgers' Booth For 65th Year

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully has told the Los Angeles Dodgers that he'll return for his 65th year. Here, he waves to the crowd before throwing out the first pitch before a game last season.
Stephen Dunn Getty Images

Broadcaster Vin Scully has been the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for longer than the Dodgers have been in California. And he'll return for his 65th season next year, the team said Friday, extending a streak that includes 25 World Series and the Brooklyn Dodgers' lone title, from 1955.

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