1. #AllStar
washingtonnationals:

Glove save and a beauty! What a slick play by Anthony Rendon.

    #AllStar

    washingtonnationals:

    Glove save and a beauty! What a slick play by Anthony Rendon.

  2. Claytonia

    It’s amazing what a peaceful Wednesday evening can bring in baseball land.

    I fired up what I thought would be some meaningless West Coast baseball. What I found was a bit more…animated.

    Dodgers-Rockies. Charlie Steiner, the LA radio man, went on about Uncle Charlie, Clayton Kershaw’s legendary curveball. “When I say Uncle Charlie, I mean a curveball that can freeze you right up…” etc. Baseball 101.

    Twitter informed me that he was doing his superstitious best to avoid any mention of the feat unfolding before him. Steiner and his broadcasting partner instead praised the characteristics of public enemy number one, the curveball that launched a thousand strikeouts. 

    They dodged the words “no” and “hitter” like they might summon a baseball demon; the fear of the baseball gods were in them.

    Dodgers.com was kind enough to make their streaming video available to those of us too cheap to pay for the privilege. I felt bad switching from radio to TV and abandoning Charlie & Friends at the pivotal moment.

    Vin Scully quickly alleviated my guilt.

    “If you don’t mind, I’m just gonna sit back and watch with the rest of you,” said Vin. A legend in the booth watching a hero on the field. Twitter buzzed with Vinsanity as much as Kershawesomeness.

    The ace struck out the last batter, he raised both arms. He really takes up some space, especially when unfolded. Michaelangelo would need half a mountain’s worth of marble.

    - Ted

  3. The Humility of Tony Gwynn | VICE Sports

    ericnus:

    I wrote a little bit about the wonderful Tony Gwynn for Vice Sports. 

  4. someone please tell me what this is and why this is

    someone please tell me what this is and why this is

    (Source: fuckyeskylemooney, via soulfulsock)

  5. sandwich+baseball gif of the year, via mlboffseason

    sandwich+baseball gif of the year, via mlboffseason

    (Source: tedroden)

  6. Ricketts: It's time to move forward

    This is required P&P viewing at the 1:00 minute mark to see the amazing transformation from video room/vending machine room/corporate lunch room into batting cage. Like a slow-moving Voltron without all the tech and with whiteboards.
  7. trying to figure out what is this magical internet place…:
spikeshigh:

Here goes nothing… Spikes High Sporting and Goods at spikeshigh.co is now open!
What is Spikes High? Spikes High Sporting and Goods is a marketplace of contemporary design goods, art, curated vintage finds, and overall “cool shit” for the sport-obsessed.

    trying to figure out what is this magical internet place…:

    spikeshigh:

    Here goes nothing…
    Spikes High Sporting and Goods at spikeshigh.co is now open!

    What is Spikes High?
    Spikes High Sporting and Goods is a marketplace of contemporary design goods, art, curated vintage finds, and overall “cool shit” for the sport-obsessed.

  8. when someone who could probably be an NFL linebacker decides to play baseball instead.
torontobluejays:

Lawrie turns a spectacular double play to get the Blue Jays out of trouble.

    when someone who could probably be an NFL linebacker decides to play baseball instead.

    torontobluejays:

    Lawrie turns a spectacular double play to get the Blue Jays out of trouble.

    (via throwtheknuckleball)

  9. throwtheknuckleball:

Now that’s teamwork.

    throwtheknuckleball:

    Now that’s teamwork.

  10. spikeshigh:

Westish Harpooners/ The Art of Fielding fitted by Ideal Cap Co. Mad shoutouts to Skrim! Literary nerd status.

    spikeshigh:

    Westish Harpooners/ The Art of Fielding fitted by Ideal Cap Co. Mad shoutouts to Skrim! Literary nerd status.