1. Presenting: Wacky Double Play, or Baseball Being Baseball

  2. Scoreboard at Greer Stadium in Nashville, home of the Brewers affiliate Nashville Sounds.
by flickr user msmail

    Scoreboard at Greer Stadium in Nashville, home of the Brewers affiliate Nashville Sounds.

    by flickr user msmail

  3. Barry Bonds Describes Hunter Pence

    “He’s in the red zone all the time. That guy never slows down. He’s on high alert. But I love his strength, his power, his attitude, his mindset. He has a real good mind, strong in his head, which I like. He’s not soft, if you’re soft, you’re going to get beat a lot, but he’s not soft, and I like that.”

    - Barry Bonds on Hunter Pence, from John Shea’s article in the SF Guardian

  4. But Cano didn’t exactly sit still while he was stuck in his house. He took his own form of batting practice.

    He took a broom handle that’s cut down to be about the size of a bat and he took swings at dry black beans that were tossed to him from “20 to 40 feet.”

    “I had to keep my eyes on the beans because you know they’re so little,” he explained. “You have to follow them all the way. That’s what you want in the game. You want to follow the pitch all the way.”

    Because a broomstick isn’t very thick and has no barrel, it made it even more difficult to hit the beans.

    “It wasn’t easy,” he said.

  5. hashiyasume:

Sumo wrestler Playing baseball

    hashiyasume:

    Sumo wrestler Playing baseball

    (via 2headedsnake)

  6. Bobby Davidson (art photography re the optics/patterns of baseballs in motion)
  7. One of the wonderful things about Dodger Stadium is the cross section of people you see at games. It isn’t a perfect reflection of L.A. by any means, but there is something minorly heartwarming when you get 18-year-old kids from Pico Rivera high-fiving with 60-year-old accountants from Beverly Hills. There is something democratic about the fact that Larry King and Larry King’s housecleaner have to sit in the same traffic entering Chavez Ravine, and then again exiting the parking lot.

    I wrote about the gentrification of Dodger Stadium for The Classical.  (via ericnus)

    P&P action.

  8. ladodgers:

#Dodgers Class Photo Day

GREINKE

    ladodgers:

    #Dodgers Class Photo Day

    GREINKE

  9. flipflopflyball:

    Bookshop in my hometown (Lincoln, U.K.)

  10. juniusworth:

Derek Jeter, as a Yankees prospect in 1994, just after being named Baseball America’s minor-league player of the year.
 “A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” 
― Jim Bouton, Ball Four
Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP

    juniusworth:

    Derek Jeter, as a Yankees prospect in 1994, just after being named Baseball America’s minor-league player of the year.

     “A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” 

    ― Jim Bouton, Ball Four