It’s true that Minnesota sports fans have suffered through quite a bit of pain over the years, but at least we can pat ourselves on the back and be glad we don’t live in one of these cities.
The Minnesota Twins have selected right-hander J.R. Graham from the Atlanta Braves organization in the major league portion of the annual Rule 5 draft. The pick was made Thursday at the winter meetings in San Diego.
When it comes to intimidating opponents, there are several effective methods a major league baseball player could use. There’s the thousand-yard stare, the extra-sharp cleats — and those dreaded tobacco loogies. But nothing is more unsettling to an opponent then a well-formed and hypnotic bubble-gum bubble.
With the San Francisco Giants being the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times MLB game protests have been upheld:
A super human shortstop, no Derek Jeter, we’re not talking about you.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Protective injury gear is becoming more popular in professional sports these days and athletes are taking the opportunity to make a fashion statement (and endorsement deals). So who wore theirs the best?
The diehard Atlanta Braves fan gets a special thrill from the team’s third baseman, Chris Johnson, using his song, “Chillin’ It,” as walk-up music.
Some opening day moments changed baseball forever, others are just really cool. Here are our top 5.
The Braves rewarded Julio Teheran for a strong 2013 season. Can he be their No. 3 starter?
Evan Gattis kept up an amazing rookie season with his first grand slam, B.J. Upton and Ramiro Pena also homered, and the Atlanta Braves finished off a sweep of the woeful Minnesota Twins with a 8-3 rout on Wednesday.
Julio Teheran pitched 8 1-3 strong innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves won their fourth straight game with a 5-1 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Monday. Teheran (3-1) gave up five hits, one run — Josh Willingham’s homer in the ninth — and one walk. He struck out four, throwing 80 of his 123 pitches for strikes.
Andrelton Simmons is a good bet to win several gold gloves during his career, and he’s shown the ability to stay within himself and make adjustments at the plate.
Brandon Beachy pitched four scoreless innings for Atlanta and Scott Baker was just as strong for the Minnesota Twins in their 2-0 win over the Braves on Wednesday.
Nick Blackburn looked ready for the regular season before problems in Minnesota’s bullpen kept him from winning his final spring start.
The Minnesota Twins have traded right-handed pitching prospect Billy Bullock to the Atlanta Braves, which allows them to retain Rule 5 draft choice Scott Diamond.