Penny Marshall - famous for directing A League of Their Own, the story of an all-female baseball league during WWII - is heading back to the baseball diamond, taking on the story of Effa Manely, the first-ever women to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.Read More
Heroes get remembered, but LEGENDS NEVER DIE.
One day, I want Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig to treasure that signed baseball so much that his kid will endure unspeakable horrors at the hands (paws?) of a terrifying English Mastiff dog and a blind James Earl Jones to get to back. Also, Mo'ne should appear to that child in no less than two or three fever dreams. Basically I want her in a Sandlot reboot, is what I think I'm asking for. Make it happen, Hollywood.Read More
The 13-year-old girl who made headlines last week for her 70 mph fastball and her historic Little League shutouts (yes, plural) is getting some much deserved recognition from one of the biggest names in sports journalism.Read More
Or, in non-sports terms, by being the BAMFiest BAMF that ever did BAMF.
She's 5'4'' and just 13 years old. Competitors fear her, pro ball players praise her, teammates idolizes her. Her walk-up song is Beyoncé's "Run the World" and she's got more dragons than Daenerys, but that's not enough for star Little League pitcher Mo'Ne Davis.Read More
Where were these punks at my 8th-grade dance recital?
The Hanwha Eagles have finished last in their league four out of the previous five years, but that doesn't mean they need to feel bad about themselves. Rather than play for an empty stadium, the South Korean professional baseball team has built an army of slavishly loyal robots to intimidate, er, rally, the Eagle's human fans into displaying enthusiasm.Read More
May the fork be with you!
Tired of dicing womp rats with your T-16 cutlery back at home? Good. You're ready for the big leagues now, kid. Just remember, these are not for stabbing! Don't go using 'em for Alderaan reasons.Read More
Robocop Will Throw the First Pitch at a Baseball Game Tonight, but the Robocop Statue Will Have to Wait
Unless it breaks the law, then Robocop will escort the baseball to jail.
Tonight at a Detroit Tigers (they are not real tigers, but humans) basesball match against the Toronto Blue Jays (we've yet to confirm whether they are birds or humans) Robocop will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, possibly at a criminal.Read More
Warning: operating system requires that peanuts and crackerjacks be acquired.
Okay, that's it. Ladies, gentlemen, and variations thereof, we need to have a serious discussion about the "first pitch" of a baseball game, because it has been getting exponentially more ridiculous lately. First dinosaurs, then cats, and now robots? I fear that it's only a matter of time before Michael Jackson's hologram gets asked to throw.Read More
Will the first pitch be with a ball of string? What's happening?
Tara, the cat who defended a young boy from a dog attack, will be throwing out the first pitch at a minor league base balls game. Wait. How?Read More
Now replace all the other people with dinosaurs and play ball!
The Padres are a baseball team made up entirely of peoples' dads (we think) and also they have a freaking dinosaur. Watch their dino toss out the ceremonial first pitch, which should have been the last pitch, because what idiots would go up against a team with a dinosaur? What's the name of the Padres' baseballing stadium? Oh right: Jurassic Park.Read More