The Yankees took issue with Carlos Gomez of the Houston Astros last night in the Bronx. Gomez, who was recently acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline to help Houston make it back to the postseason for the first time in 10 years. Gomez has had a history of sparking another team to want to throw down, cue Brian McCann. Just to make things worse, Gomez homered in his next at-bat.
The Astros defeated the Bronx Bombers 15-1.
Last weekend, NBC aired its much hyped Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special. The show was packed with previous cast members and special guests. The general consensus on whether the show was actual funny is still up in the air, but one of the the funnier moments actually occurred during the after party. Former New York Yankees pitcher David Cone was in attendance and shared a hilarious interaction between Jay Z and his former Yankee teammate David Wells.
Funniest story of the afterparty was when Jay Z thought @BoomerWells33 was Curt Shilling
and asked him about bloody sock
Apparently, Hov mistook Wells for former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, making light of his now infamous bloody sock during the 2004 ALCS when the Sox trumped the Yanks. Seems as though Wells wasn’t too bummed about the confusion.
Even tho he thought I was schilling he's still one cool dude. And schilling must be one good looking dude. (NOT)!!!!!!!!
Derek Jeter‘s final year as a pro baseball player has been celebrated all season long, and he’s been lauded by nearly every team, and every fan in every stadium he’s played in, but everyone knew the real farewell would come last night, when he took the field at Yankee Stadium for the last time in pinstripes. Everyone, from Jordan Brand to Uber has acknowledged the departure of The Captain, but there was no better fitting end result than what happened in the game’s final at-bat.
With the game tied at 5, a runner on second base and 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, Jeter walked up to the plate, and this happened.
Andrew Rector was caught napping during the Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game. It was broadcasted on national TV and of course went viral. Well now Rector is suing ESPN and MLB for $10 million for defamation.
As the cameras focused on Rector, ESPN announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk made jokes about the situation.
Rector’s lawsuit cites the comments by the broadcasters and MLB’s distribution of the video as part of an “unending verbal crusade.” The Smoking Gun posted the lawsuit, which includes Rector’s main argument:
“Announcers like Dan Shulman and John Kruck [sic] unleashed avalanche of disparaging words against the person of and concerning the plaintiff. These words, include but not limited to ‘stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid’ knowing and intending the same to be heard and listened to by millions of people all over the world.”
He also refers to comments made by people online as pictures and footage of him circled the Internet.
Ever wonder what it would be like to hit against one of the best in baseball? I did last week against legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera at a New Era Diamond Era cap function at Yankee Stadium.
Say What?? Taking Batting Practice with the G.O.A.T?
You heard right!
Every sports movie that I watched growing up as a kid prepared me for this moment, or so I thought. In my mind, I was Henry Rowengartner, the kid pitcher of the Chicago Cubs in the 1993 American movie, Rookie of the Year.
It is one thing to watch a movie and a completely different thing to go toe-to-toe with Mariano Rivera, a 19-year veteran, 13-time All-Star and MLB’s career leader in saves with 652.
I arrived at Yankee Stadium ready to one out of the park. Well, in my case, the batting cage.
Upon reporting to the batters box, I looked at Rivera and asked: “You ready for me?”
“I was born ready,” Rivera replied.
Uh-oh!!! I don’t think the Sandman is going easy on me!
At full disclosure, I hadn’t played baseball since rec-league at ten years old. Growing up, I swam competitively and played basketball for recreation. None of that mattered now! I’m going at it with Mariano Rivera and I have to hit his cutter.
What to do? What to do?
I put on quite a sweat trying to bat against a guy with five World Series rings. Luckily, while going toe-to-toe with Mo, I did wear a New Era Diamond Era cap, their latest in technological innovation . The hat has a synthetic called Cool Era, that according to New Era reps, helps players perform to their maximum ability.
The hats also seem to shrink less than the wool-based cap. It looked a little lightweight and stitched. That’s kind of what I needed, because with no tissues in sight and Mariano Rivera probably schooling me in batting practice, I was going to need something to dry my tears.
I ought to cry too! I went 0 for 13.I was horrible!
I couldn’t hit, wasn’t focused and I called my momma and cried afterward. She told me to stick to writing and reporting. I’m taking her advice. Mo is a pro and momma knows best!
Check out batting practice in its entirety with Mo!