April 12, 2014
Photo by Ralph Freso/AP
That’s…”Buttering your toast”. *puts on sunglasses & smirks*
Stop, drop and roll.
Wow theonion, wow.
I’m pretty sure these two guys at the Rockies game have crushed 14 beers before the top of the 8th inning. Or 16, if I was correct that they each had another beer in their right hands. It’s worth noting that it’s not even 4 PM in Denver right now.
According to the interwebs, Coors Field charges anywhere from $5.50 to $7 for a beer so that’s $88-$112 of liquid refreshment. Looks like it might be Keystone Light, which retail for 73¢ a can.
What does that all mean? Outside of Coors Field they could have had 153 Keystone Lights for $112. But you know, you’re paying for the experience.
MLBOffseason.com, meeting your math/beer needs since whenever.
Note: We could be wrong since we’re a baseball site.
Billy Hamilton, almost too fast to capture in GIF form.
She drove 194 miles from Des Moines, Iowa to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Royals’ staff then accidentally gave it to Jeremy Guthrie who has the exact same birthday.
No one knows if the cake was eaten by Guthrie or if Hellickson got it back.
Source: WDAE Radio
Remember when the Braves accidentally set the American flag on fire?
The Sox went the silent treatment route after rookie Jose Abreu’s first Major League blast.
Obit of the Day: Chasing Hank Aaron
On April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron knocked an Al Downing fastball into the Atlanta Braves’ bullpen for home run number 715, making him the all-time leader, passing Babe Ruth. After he came around second base two young men ran up behind him, patted him on the back and fled the frame. The two 17-year-olds are now as connected with that home run as Aaron, Downing, announcer Vin Scully, and Braves pitcher Tom House, who caught the ball.
The boys, Britt Gaston (brown jacket) and Cliff Courtenay (navy sweater), were arrested and were bailed out by Gaston’s dad, who was at the game with them. It may be the best $100 ever spent.
The boys were lucky they were only arrested. The previous season and into April 1974 Aaron had received numerous death threats from those who felt a black man had no right to surpass the achievements of a white man. Aaron had even hired a bodyguard. Britton and Courtenay may just as easily been beaten to a pulp. But Aaron, after what appears to be a slight moment of panic, shrugged them off.
Britt Gaston, who passed away at the age of 55 on September 3, 2011, reunited with Courtenay and Aaron in 2010 for the first time in 36 years.
(Video of Aaron’s home run is courtesy of beefweef on YouTube.com and copyright of the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball.)
[Originally posted in 2011 and re-posted in honor of the 40th anniversary of Mr. Aaron’s home run.]
April 8, 2014
Top photo by David Goldman/AP
Bottom photo by Kevin C. Cox/AP
Matt Cain walking Batkid to the mound at AT&T Park to throw out the first pitch at today’s Giants-Diamondbacks game.
Image courtesy of @SINow