Continued Collusion Predicted for 2018-19 Free Agent Class The number of quality free agents available on the 2017-18 open market, not only late into the off-season but all the way up to spring training, Opening Day and beyond, defies explanation – or does it? Anyone that believes this glut of available talent was simple coincidence and not part of a
The Arizona Fall League is a launching pad for many future big leaguers and Saturday’s 13th annual Fall Stars Game features some of the best prospects in the game. The Rockies’ Justin Lawrence, Tigers’ Jake Rogers and Phillies’ Austin Listi will represent their respective organizations in Saturday’s game at Surprise Stadium. Lawrence was drafted in the 12th round in 2015
The 2nd Annual Red River Celebrity Softball Game Presented by Sewell on Thursday October 4 at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas will feature two celebrity softball teams representing long-time rivals Texas and Oklahoma as they face off for bragging rights and to raise money for charity. 7-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens heads a team of UT alumni
Tucker Barnhart, Chad Pinder and Cole Hamels nominated for Roberto Clemente Award Every year each team nominates one player for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual award for Major League players, that honors the late Hall of Famer. The award is presented annually to individuals who represent the game of baseball through exceptional character, involvement in the
Katlyn “Blonde Fighter”Chookagian (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) remained perfect in her career at 125 pounds when she beat former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis (19-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) by unanimous decision Saturday at UFC on FOX 30 from Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Outfielder Tony Kemp brought more than a keen batting eye, baserunning speed and highlight defensive plays when he was promoted from Triple-A in May. He brought a tradition of hugging his teammates after a home run and it has taken off in Houston. It originated with Evan Gattis, who started hitting home runs after Kemp’s promotion, and Kemp would jump
Tigers pitcher Alex Wilson and his wife Kristin spent time recently at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where they sponsored and designed a room for a teen. Wish Upon a Teen is a registered nonprofit organization whose mission is to give hospital room makeovers to teens who have severe illnesses or who are undergoing organ transplants and related
Kids at the School of Imagination received a special guest on Wednesday morning, when A’s utility player Chad Pinder and his fiancee, Taylor, spent time at the full-inclusion preschool serving special-needs children. Wednesday was Pinder’s second visit to the school, which serves around 600 kids a year with developmental challenges, such as autism. “I had a blast,” said Pinder, 26. “It was
Tigers catcher James McCann and starting pitcher Matthew Boyd both wore cleats with the names of fallen soldiers from Michigan in Monday’s game. McCann honored Navy Steelworker 3rd Class Luciano Montemayor, Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Jennings, Army Sgt.1st Class Shawn Suzch and Army Staff Sgt. Michael Hullender. Wearing those cleats, McCann hit his third career grand slam home run and fourth
“I’m beautiful. I’m strong. I’m hardworking and I’m fabulous.” AJ Andrews, the first woman to receive the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, has a message to share.