Rookie Hazing: New York Yankees Pop Stars Parade!


The New York Yankees annual rookie hazing tradition took a musical turn Sunday night. Per ESPN’s Ian Begley, Joba Chamberlain created his own little ‘pop’ stars. Pictured left to right:  Preston Claiborne as Billy Ray Cyrus, Cesar Cabral as Rick James, interpreter Jiwon Bang as Psy, Brett Marshall as a “Gangnam Style’ dancer, David Adams as Vanilla Ice and, the ultimate humiliation, J.R. Murphy as Justin Bieber.

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Pic: St. Louis Cardinals website ‘moves’ team to NL WEST!

St. Louis Cardinals "Gateway to the West."

St. Louis Cardinals “Gateway to the West.”

After the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals website proclaimed “Cards remain atop NL West perch.” While it’s true that the Redbirds are in first place, they are in the National League Central.

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Rookie Hazing: Colorado Rockies in Speedos!

The Colorado Rockies did a little rookie hazing this afternoon following their game against the San Francisco Giants. Notice the well placed smartphone on third basemen Nolan Arenado’s, um, lap.  Carlos Gonzalez wasted no time posting to his Twitter account.

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Video: Orioles Chris Davis Fouls a Ball into his Own Jersey!

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis managed a near impossible feat last night by pitch fouling a ball off the ground, then off his knee and into his own jersey. The sinker was toss by New York Yankees starter C. C. Sabathia.

Video Courtesy: MLB

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Hit the Deck: Twitter pix of the week: @Braves abs, ‘school’ supplies, purple kicks, @JDate

Baseball’s tweeps aren’t shy about sharing pictures some of their most humorous, mundane and intimate moments with the world. READ THE COLUMN HERE!

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Picture: Atlanta Braves Abs Contest – Dan Uggla v. Gerald Laird v. Photobomb

The Atlanta Braves are mere days from clinching yet another National League East title, but that is stopping them from having a little fun. Today, Braves back-up second baseman Elliot Johnson decided to conduct a Twitter poll between second basement Dan Uggla and catcher Gerald Laird. Check out the photobomb – first baseman Freddy Freeman – peeking through these manly-men. Who would you choose?

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Hit the Deck: Players chime in on #PeytonManning, #FantasyFootball

Baseball players had plenty to say during Thursday night’s 2013 NFL Kickoff match between the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. Whether it was anticipation and snarking during the lightning delay, bashing Ryan Seacrest (too easy) or watching their fantasy football teams get shredded as Peyton Manning tied an NFL record with seven touchdowns, baseball’s tweeps did not disappoint. Like the rest of Twitter, lots of action during the pregame delay and as Manning started racking up fantasy and real points. Timeline from pregame to post-game. READ THE COLUMN HERE!

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