Monthly Archives: May 2017

A pitcher threw a baseball at players during an ugly minor-league brawl

Bryce Harper’s brawl with Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland captured the baseball world’s attention on Monday, but it wasn’t even the most intense brawl of the weekend. During Sunday’s game between the Class-A West Michigan Whitecaps and Dayton Dragons, a massive brawl broke out after a disagreement between baserunner Jose Siri and Whitecaps shortstop Danny Pereria. Siri was upset after Pereria appeared …

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Before the scandals: Remembering what Tiger Woods once meant

By now you may see Tiger Woods’ arrest as merely another tumble, the inevitable and only forward motion for a man in ruins. You may forget — or may have never realized — how the world once felt about Tiger Woods. He has plummeted from the sort of grace few athletes have ever known. Consider this: GQ printed Charlie Pierce’s classic …

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Rays outfielder Corey Dickerson unbelievably hit a double off a pitch that bounced

Everything is going right these days for Rays outfielder Corey Dickerson. The fifth-year pro is hitting a scorching .400 over the past seven days and has an American League-leading .345 average on the season. On Tuesday, he went full Vladimir Guerrero. Corey “Vlad” Dickerson. pic.twitter.com/qhEyMqiMFn — MLB (@MLB) May 31, 2017 While leading off the third inning against the Rangers, …

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The hardest hit from the Bryce Harper brawl was actually between Giants teammates

So much happened during Bryce Harper’s brawl with Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland on Monday. There was a laughably petty three-year-old retribution, an awful excuse for a helmet throw, a chilling Buster Posey and plenty of punches thrown (but not landed). Through all that, the hardest contact from the brawl wasn’t even from Harper or Strickland. It came courtesy of a …

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