Here at Chicago Cubs spring training there are no shortage of reminders just who won the World Series last year. In the Cubs clubhouse, players still beam when talking about their post-World Series life. Because the fact remains this isn’t just any World Series champion (if there is such a thing),
From now until the World Baseball Classic begins on March 6, we’ll be helping you get to know each team involved in baseball’s global tournament. Today’s team: Colombia. Colombia has this going for it as it enters World Baseball Classic play for the first time: It’s young and hungry. Colombia qualified
Sanders Commings has reportedly signed with the Braves after a short NFL career. The Atlanta Braves have continued their franchise lineage of two-sport athletes by reportedly signing ex-NFL cornerback Sanders Commings to a minor-league deal. The news was first reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Cliff Floyd might be the best-dressed man we’ve seen in my 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards video series, but he also might have gotten the worst pack of cards we’ve seen.
Thanks to his supermodel fiancée Kate Upton, we’re learning more about Justin Verlander’s sex life than we ever thought we would. Upton — the current Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model — was on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday night with host Andy Cohen and singer Ricky Martin
Nobody has worn No. 56 for the Chicago White Sox since Mark Buehrle left the team in 2011 and now nobody ever will. The White Sox announced Thursday that they’ll retire No. 56 this season in honor of Buehrle, who played 12 seasons on the South Side. In that time, he threw a perfect game, a no-hitter
From now until the World Baseball Classic begins on March 6, we’ll be helping you get to know each team involved in baseball’s global tournament. Today’s entry: Canada. What to make of Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic? Many of Canada’s best players are sitting this one out, including Cincinnati
Austin Bogart gave it his all, but still still couldn’t prevent an inside-the-park grand slam. If I told you that you were about to watch an inside-the-park grand slam, you’d probably think that’s pretty exciting, right? Fact is, any kind of inside-the-park home run is among the most exciting things
When Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle guested on this week’s episode of 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards, it was practically a walk through the last few years of Hall of Fame inductions. Hurdle got stories too!
In the eyes of us here at Big League Stew, the University of Arizona is already the No. 1 college baseball team in the land this season. Yep, the University of Arizona team recreated the spring training scene from “Major League,” aka the greatest baseball movie of all-time.
Spring training is upon us, which means baseball fans can count on a few things: Unrealistic enthusiasm about bad teams, questionable Twitter pictures from beat writers and — the best thing of all — weird injuries. Flynn, a 26-year-old vying for a spot in the Royals bullpen, is out eight weeks because
Jeffrey Loria (right) is reportedly selling the Marlins and the buyer could be linked to the Trump White House. When a report from Forbes hit the news Thursday morning that Jeffrey Loria had a “handshake agreement” in place to sell the Miami Marlins to an unnamed New York real-estate investor, that
Now that the World Baseball Classic rosters are out, it didn’t take long for the oddsmakers in Las Vegas to do what they do best: Figure out how people can bet on this thing.
When I dreamt up the 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards series and took it to spring training last year, there was one dream: That a player could open up a pack of old baseball cards and pull his manager. It was a good dream, though a dream that never happened.
My first baseball memories are centered around Jose Canseco swatting home runs out of the Oakland Coliseum as if he were a wind-up toy. Beyond the Bash Brothers and their homers, the cast of characters was fantastic. Because the Bash Brothers have nothing on the Swingin’ A’s.
If Tom Brady were to retire right now, this instant, after winning yet another Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, do you think he’d be a Hall of Famer the very first year he were eligible? Now that Brady has claimed his fifth Super Bowl ring, most of the debate surrounding his legacy is centered
If there’s been one constant since Rob Manfred took the office of Major League Baseball commissioner before the 2015 season, it’s looking for little tweaks to the rules to liven up baseball games. According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, MLB is trying to push through two more new rules: raising the strike
If you thought ex-Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz would let retirement diminish his loyalty to Boston sports, he proved that wrong on Super Bowl Sunday. Unlike some Patriots supporters, Ortiz didn’t lose faith that Tom Brady, Bill Belichick & Co. had another wild Super Bowl win in them. With the
This is The StewPod, our baseball podcast with a dash of pop culture. David Ross rode off into the sunset in the best way possible. In his 15th season in the big leagues, Ross helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series and break their infamous curse.
Once again, Major League Baseball has unveiled new spring-training fashions in the weeks ahead of camps opening. We have eight new caps to show you below from seven teams — oddly enough, it’s the usually traditional New York Yankees who have two new caps.
I’m fairly certain if I put an entire box of 1992 baseball cards in front of Dusty Baker, he’d happily open the entire thing — and probably get excited looking at every single card.
It’s time for St. Louis Cardinals fans to think a new name to call Matt Adams when they get upset with him. Adams — the 28-year-old first baseman — has been mocked as “Fat Adams” during his last two underwhelming seasons.
The St. Louis Cardinals must pay $2 million and give two 2017 draft picks to the Houston Astros, MLB announced Monday, as punishment in the hacking scandal involving former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa. The decision was announced Monday by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, after more than a
The Oakland A’s — already having defeated ’90s rock band Smash Mouth in a Twitter war last October — have now taken aim at the newly inaugurated president of these United States. Meaning, there’s no one-hit wonder or reality TV star of which @athletics is afraid. The A’s held their annual FanFest on
If you thought all the juicy drama was over in the St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal, then you would be wrong. A federal judge has unsealed numerous documents related to the case — including findings from federal investigators and theories of the prosecutor who was prepared to try ex-Cardinals executive