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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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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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Denver Post fires writer Terry Frei for racist tweet about Indy 500 winner

Takuma Sato knew how much his Indianapolis 500 victory meant to his Japanese fans. “This is going to be mega-big,” the driver said Sunday. “A lot of the Japanese fans are following the IndyCar Series and many, many flew over for the Indianapolis 500. We showed the great result today and I am very proud of it.” But for Terry Frei, an …

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Bryce Harper throws his helmet at Giants pitcher to spark a furious brawl

Bryce Harper almost knew it was coming, and he didn’t hold back on Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland. To start the eighth inning on Monday, Harper was hit by a 98 mph fastball in the hip and immediately charged the mound. Harper threw his helmet at Strickland, which went wide, but then went straight to the Giants pitcher and threw punches to …

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Denver Post fires writer Terry Frei for racist tweet about Indy 500 winner

Takuma Sato knew how much his Indianapolis 500 victory meant to his Japanese fans. “This is going to be mega-big,” the driver said Sunday. “A lot of the Japanese fans are following the IndyCar Series and many, many flew over for the Indianapolis 500. We showed the great result today and I am very proud of it.” But for Terry Frei, an …

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Colin Kaepernick’s former teammate: ‘You can’t get over a protest?’

Giants owner John Mara deserves credit for one thing: He’s the first NFL owner to admit what we’ve long suspected; Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment really has little to do with his qualifications and almost everything to do with his politics. “All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” …

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