Behind ace Jake Arrieta, the Chicago Cubs are advancing in the postseason. The Cubs beat the Pirates in the wild card game last night and world renowned Cubs fan Eddie Vedder was in Pittsburgh to help the Cubbies celebrate. Could this be the year?? Thanks to Hall of Very Good for the heads up.
PITTSBURGH — The Pirates couldn't hit Jake Arrieta. So they may have, uh, hit him.
Pittsburgh reliever Tony Watson, in the top of the seventh inning in Wednesday's NL wild-card game, plunked the Cubs ace in the hip. It was almost certainly deliberate — Arrieta had hit Josh Harrison in the previous inning, and he hit Francisco Cervelli earlier in the game— and, of course, that cleared the benches.
All David Ross does is win championships. And take punches from Sean Rodriguez. #Cubs
Sean Rodriguez stays loose in Pirates dugout by boxing the Gatorade cooler
Andrew McCutchen's mom sang the national anthem before the NL Wild Card Game again
Petrina McCutchen has a heck of a singing voice and has lent her talent to the Pirates, for whom she's performed the national anthem a bunch of times, including prior to that 2013 Wild Card Game victory:
Jonathan Herrera wore a helmet with disembodied hands on it in the Cubs dugout
Young Pirates fan shows off skills behind home plate, wants to be 'just like Andrew McCutchen'
The adorable mini-Soria is named Tucker, and he told an MLB.com reporter that he wants to be "just like Andrew McCutchen!"
Kris Bryant shows that his glove is nearly as strong as his bat and as sharp as his cheekbones
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David Price brought his own emoji to the ALDS presser, didn't disrupt the space-time continuum
Billy Crystal was not really feeling the strike zone during the AL Wild Card Game
It's got to be great to be famous and beloved, right? When you're a celebrity, people are probably extra nice to you. They probably bend over backwards to make you happy, just because they want to be your plus one the next time you host the Oscars (which you do in cycles, like an awards show Halley's Comet).
If you can't tell, I'm specifically referring to Billy Crystal, a celebrity who we can all agree seems to be having a lot of fun. But there are some forces of the world that just aren't all that impressed with fame. Here's a partial list: Gravity, electromagnetism and MLB umpires.
Astros defense uses the Force to support Dallas Keuchel in AL Wild Card win
In the next inning, Greg Bird came up with one out and no one on. He hit a soft fly ball to shallow center field, but Carlos Gomez was ready. Strapping his rocket boosters on, Gomez reached a Statcast™-estimated top speed of 17.8 mph and traveled 68 feet to make the grab.
No easy hits were to be found.
And then in the bottom of the sixth, with Keuchel perhaps starting to tire, Chris Young came to the plate with a runner on first and one out. Still trailing by just two runs, the Yankees may have reached their best chance to get back in the game.
Swinging at Keuchel's 2-0 offering, Young grounded the ball up the middle for a sure single -- or so he probably thought. Instead, Carlos Correa raced over and made a smooth grab before making a sharp flip to Jose Altuve for the out.
Watch Colby Rasmus hit (and bat flip) the first home run of the postseason
On Tuesday, Oct. 6 -- in the top of the second inning of the AL Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser -- Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus officially got October underway, taking the first pitch of the frame to very-deep right field:
That's the very first dinger of the 2015 postseason, and Rasmus made sure to mark the occasion appropriately:
Celebrate Clayton Kershaw's 300 strikeouts with some of his best from this season
After the Rangers won the AL West, we interpret the fan celebrations
On July 29, the Rangers were 48-52 and had a five percent chance of reaching the postseason. They could have packed up and looked forward to timeshares in Key West and maybe get a jump on their holiday shopping.
Instead, the team traded for Cole Hamels and Mike Napoli and watched as Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Rougned Odor got hot to push the team into first place.
With a one-game lead going into the final game of the season, the team sent its new ace to the mound and he stymied the Angels with a complete game, giving up only two runs on three hits en route to the Rangers' 9-2 victory. And when David Freese grounded out to end the game -- perhaps exorcising some demons left over from the 2011 World Series along the way -- the Rangers celebration began.
And the AL West champions banner was raised:
But the celebration that needs our analysis was in the stands, where the fans were stationed and ready to party. And since no one was interviewing them, we couldn't find out what exactly their frenzied hand motions meant. Fortunately, I'm trained as a fan celebration interpreter (unlike this guy) and know exactly what they were trying to say.
What was this friendly fellow saying? Goodbye Angels? Get out of the way?
Nope! He was simply helping out with parking. You see, that wave is the classic parking attendants signal for, "Hey! Your car! Yes, your car! You're blocking me in. You gotta move it THAT way! Yeah,well, same to you, pal! Bye!"
Now maybe you think this is just a group of fans having a good time. But once again, that's where you need an interpreter.
Focus on the woman in white wearing a cowboy hat. Sure, you may think that she's saying "We're number one!" but actually, as judging by the angle of her index finger, she's actually saying, "Whoa! Cameraman, look behind you! Aliens! Aliens are landing on the field and you are the only hope of capturing this 100 percent verifiable proof of the existence of ETs and -- oh no, they're gone!"
It's a real shame we don't have this footage. Would really kind of kill the buzz around the new X-Files series.
And then finally, we have this intrepid group of pallbearers for the living.
Watch Ichiro take the mound for the Marlins and finally fulfill his dream of pitching in an MLB game
Is there anything that Ichiro Suzuki can't do? Since bringing his talents to MLB in 2001, Ichiro has made a name for himself running (498 career steals), fielding (10 Gold Glove Awards), throwing (116 outfield assists) and hitting (2,935 hits).
Apparently he could have been pitching that whole time, too. In early 2014 -- when Ichiro was still with the Yankees -- the longtime outfielder told the New York Times that he was more than ready to pitch if his team needed him. In fact, throwing in an MLB game was one of his career goals:
"I would be happy to help if they need me," he said, his eyes brightening at the prospect of it. Suzuki pitched to one batter in the 1996 Japan All-Star Game, and with his free-and-easy delivery, he induced a ground ball for an out from a pitcher. Suzuki has two strong pitches. "Fastball and slider," he said with pride. "But like all Japanese pitchers, the splitter is my bread and butter."
Well, Ichiro finally got his shot when the Marlins called upon their veteran outfielder for the eighth inning of Game 162 against the Phillies and Ichiro answered, hitting 88 mph on the gun and mixing in some nasty breaking stuff. He surrendered just one run on two hits in his first career MLB pitching appearance.
Rookie outfielder Odubel Herrera led off the frame with a double to right field. Herrera later scored on a Darnell Sweeney double, but Ichiro's inning was otherwise clean as he got Cameron Rupp to fly out, induced a groundout from Freddy Galvis and retired Aaron Altherr on a fly ball to end the inning.
All in all, not bad for his first time out. Ichiro agrees, more or less:
Fan Dies After Collapsing in Bathroom During Chiefs-Bengals Game
A Missouri man died during the Kansas City Chiefs-Cincinnati Bengals game on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The fan, whose identity has not been released pending notification of his family, collapsed in a bathroom around 3 p.m.
Efforts to revive him by police and medical personnel were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. A Bengals spokesman said the man had “some type of pre-existing medical issue.”
This shirtless man caused the Saints to miss a game-winning field goal
Texas governor says Cowboys' defense is 'More porous than the Texas border'
Things looked bleak for the Saints heading into overtime Sunday night. First, Brandon Weeden led the Cowboys on a 90-plus yard two-minute drive to tie the game at 20. Then, rookie kicker Zack Hocker #doinked a chip shot FG to ensure overtime. It seemed New Orleans had had its opportunities -- and missed them.
Then, in an instant, the Saints had the win:
Drew Brees hit C.J. Spiller for a 80-yard touchdown pass, and the Saints had the sudden death win. In the NFL, the first team to score a TD gets the win, so the Cowboys never even got a chance to have the ball in the extra session. The pass was the 400th touchdown of Drew Brees' career.
The TD appears to be the result of a massive breakdown by the Cowboys. Look at No. 57, rookie linebacker Damien Wilson, sprinting as he realizes the guy he's supposed to be guarding is turning upfield.
Wilson, a fourth-round pick out of Minnesota was playing due to an injury to Andrew Gachkar on the previous play. Gachkar himself had only been playing because of an injury earlier in the night to Sean Lee. So Wilson was suddenly in a weird place at a very important time. As this angle shows, there was widespread confusion among Dallas' linebackers about who was supposed to go where.
Dunbar injury, it's a GIF and you'll need to click through if you want to see it. Was not good
GB 17 - 3 FINAL
Clay Matthews yells 'YOU AIN'T RUSSELL WILSON' at Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick struggled big-time against Green Bay this afternoon, absorbing x sacks and looking horrible when he actually put the ball in the air. How bad was he?
In the 4th quarter, after Kaepernick opted to slide instead of try to pick up extra yards, a Green Bay Packers defender – possibly lineman Mike Daniels, #76 – shouted, “you aint Russell Wilson, bro.”
Aaron Rodgers and James Jones Connect on Splendid 38-Yard Play
Aaron Rodgers hit James Jones for a 38-yard throw-and-catch. There aren’t too many more superlatives you can say about Rodgers at this point — he’s on an entirely different level than anybody else. As for Jones, getting him off the scrap heap after Jordy Nelson’s injuries was like finding $500 on the ground. Quite lucky. The play set up a short John Kuhn touchdown run, and the Packers lead the 49ers 14-3 in the third quarter.
STL 24 - 22 FINAL
Cardinals’ fumble recovery reversed due to ref’s whistle
What initially looks like a fumble by Rams running back Todd Gurley turned out to be only a loss of four yards, much to the chagrin of the Arizona Cardinals. Gurley did fumble the ball and Arizona recovered inside their own 10-yard line, but the officials whistled the play dead.
The officials blew play dead on what would've been a lost fumble by the Rams inside their own 10. That's a bad break for#AZCardinals.
Rams' Stedman Bailey takes a quick nap after scoring a touchdown
Stedman Bailey just scored for the Rams in Arizona, which should be great! Bailey doesn't think the touchdown itself was impressive, though, so he decided to take a quick nap instead of celebrating.
Wake him up when special teams needs his pillow -- er, football -- for the kickoff.
Stedman Bailey's gonna take a nap
The NFL has robbed us of Von Miller's new sexy sack celebration
Von Miller was fined $11,000 by the NFL for his celebratory sack dance, which featured Miller having sex with a ghost. (Some have said he's mimicking Key and Peele's skit about how the NFL penalizes celebrations.) So Sunday, when he got a sack against the Vikings... he had to take a moment to pause:
Miller got his hands up and prepares to thrust... and then realizes he can't go through with it. He might get fined. The refs are watching. The NFL is watching.
DAMMIT, NFL! Do you realize how hard it is for a ghost to get some these days? Von Miller's post-sack air coitus was all some phantoms had. Roger Goodell, you need to watch out. There are some very sexually frustrated ghosts with an axe to grind. Be on the lookout for spooky ongoings around the league offices.
Michael Crabtree Suffered a Brutal Leg Injury
Michael Crabtree got his leg and and ankle rolled on in the first half of Oakland’s game against Chicago and left the field. As you can see the on the replay, Chicago’s Jarvis Jenkins, who weighs 300 pounds, fell on Crabtree’s leg/ankle and he the receiver collapsed immediately.
The Raiders took a 7-6 lead shortly after this play on a gorgeous touchdown reception by rookie Amari Cooper.
Week 4 action from Sunday
Brandon Tate with an amazing catch that saw him lay all the way out and, when the Chiefs didn't touch him, get back up to finish the job.
Arian Foster Fumbles Ball After Getting Stripped By His Own Teammate--
Odell Beckham sick catch that didn't count
It’s been one of those days at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills are losing at home after a promising start to their season. The Giants just scored on a long rashad jennings touchdown that featured a bunch of missed tackles. And this dude in the Thurman Thomas jersey is not pleased.
This Odell Beckham catch is so sick we don't care it was incomplete
Neither physics nor lines trouble OBJ.
That man's name was Rashad Jennings. He weighs, or weighed, 231 pounds.
Pierre Garcon Touchdown Breaks Eagles Backs, Kirk Cousins Fired Up
Kirk Cousins hit Pierre Garcon for a four-yard touchdown with less than 30 seconds remaining to put Washington up 23-20 on Philadelphia. After a putrid first half, Sam Bradford hit Riley Cooper and Miles Austin (yes, that Miles Austin) for touchdowns, and the Eagles eventually took a 20-16 lead. But, the Philadelphia defense was unable to hold Washington, which went on a 15-play, 90 yard drive to eke out the W.
Kirk Cousins? Mildly excited:
Fletcher Cox tackles Washington player by his hair ow ow ow ow ow
Washington's RB Matt Jones was taken down by an EXTREMELY painful looking tackle made by the Eagles' Fletcher Cox.
BY THE DREADS. OUUUCH.
DeMarco Murray tripled his rushing yards on a single run
DeMarco Murray entered the Eagles' Week 4 game against Washington with 11 yards rushing.
So with that 30-yard run he increased his season total to well over 40!! Records may fall.
Cam Newton finally gets a call, can't stop smiling
Finally, a call -- on a face mask penalty -- went Cam Newton's way. Not too young for that one, apparently.
Jameis Winston Threw Another Pick-Six, This Time to Josh Norman
Josh Norman, one of the best young cornerbacks in the NFL, just read Jameis Winston like a book, waiting in the flat and intercepting a pass and running it back 46 yards for a touchdown. The Panthers lead the Bucs 10-0, as Tampa Bay has committed two turnovers in two drives.
Norman, a 5th round pick in 2012 out of Coastal Carolina, is going to get paid like an elite cornerback this offseason.
Winston has now thrown two pick-sixes so far in his rookie season.
Jameis Winston welcomes every Tampa visitor with one free pick-6
Jameis Winston is off to another miserable start in Tampa today.
#BucsJameis Winston has been intercepted on his first pass attempt in both home games, both returned for TDS.
Winston followed this by throwing a second interception, this time to Kurt Coleman:
Raiders Multi-Lateral, Multi-Fumble Kickoff Return Set to Yakety Sax
Robby Gould kicked a field goal to put the Bears up 22-20 over the Raiders with 2-seconds remaining in the game. The Bears kicked off and the Raiders advanced the ball pretty far down the field with a series of laterals, fumbles, and missed tackles. Eventually, the Bears recovered the ball, but what a thrilling few seconds of football-like activities.
Amari Cooper's catch was so good two cameramen fell over in shock
Last year we had a bumper crop of great NFL wide receivers as rookies, but Amari Cooper is already joining the rare air that Odell Beckham Jr. did a year ago.
Yes, we know the cameramen didn't fall over in shock. But admit it: They totally look like they fainted.
When you're afraid to say anything so you just make faces
@ivory33Chris Ivory Blasted Right Through Ndamukong Suh
Chris Ivory is a punishing runner who rarely goes down on the first contact he absorbs – and that includes when he runs into large defensive tackles.
Even $114 million ones like Miami’s Ndamukong Suh. Look at the toughness displayed here by Ivory, who just blasts right through the grasp of Suh for a 1st down.
The Jets lead the Dolphins 13-7 approaching halftime in London. It has not exactly been an eye-pleasing contest. Miami doesn’t yet have 75 yards of offense.
A Michigan farmer was digging in a field when he discovered the bones of an 11,000-year-old wooly mammoth.
Miley closes#SNLwith something from the Dr. Suess collection
Unstoppable force vs. immovable object: Comparing Max Scherzer's two epic no-hitters
Back on June 20, Max Scherzer set the baseball world (and purveyors of chocolate syrup everywhere) on fire with a dominant no-hitter against the Pirates. (He would've gotten away with a perfect game, too, if it weren't for one meddling elbow pad.)
It was the sort of moment that would mark the high point in just about anybody's season. Scherzer, however, isn't just anybody, but is instead a fire-breathing dragon bent on the destruction of batters everywhere. Not only was that no-no arguably not even the best start of his week, but Mad Max went and outdid himself again on Saturday night, no-hitting the Mets while racking up a career-high 17 K's.
It's not often that one pitcher puts together two starts that great in one season, so to commemorate the occasion we decided to go to the highly subjective tale of the tape and see which was more historically awesome:
Lucky for us, there's a handy way put a number on Scherzer's nastiness: Bill James' game score stat. Since 1914, only 12 players had ever eclipsed the 100 mark in a nine-inning game (including Scherzer back on June 14, because of course), and only Nolan Ryan had done it twice. That is, until Saturday -- Scherzer's performance in Queens registered a remarkable 104 (!), the second-highest score in history behind Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout gem back in 1998.
Scherzer's no-hitter against the Pirates, while still amazing, "only" clocked in at 97. What a slacker.
So, so many strikeouts
Surprise: Both no-hitters included a whole bunch of whiffs. Again, though, Saturday's performance has just a slight edge, simply because at one point Scherzer seemed like he might never stop striking people out. Not only did he fan every starting position player, but he sat down nine straight batters. No, seriously. We have the video to prove it:
The nine straight strikeouts were just one shy of Tom Seaver's big league record. Sorry, no-hitter number one -- 10 K's ain't bad, but it's got nothing on that.
Look, no one's complaining about a no-hitter -- let alone two. But man, what could've been. In June, Scherzer was one out away from a perfect game, until this happened:
And, because the Baseball Gods have 1) no mercy and 2) very, very long memories, Scherzer's second perfecto bid ended like so:
In case you're wondering, yes, that is as rare as you'd think -- Scherzer is the first pitcher in baseball history to record two no-hitters without a walk in the same season.
The festivities after the final out back in June were the Platonic Ideal of the baseball celebration. There were elaborate handshakes:
There was the requisite sports drink dumping:
There was, uh, whatever the heck this is:
The celebration on Saturday night was a little more muted, but rest assured, there was still plenty of partying:
Despite the drop-off in celebratory technique, however, the overall tally has to go to Saturday's no-hitter. (You read the part about nine straight strikeouts, right?) But the real takeaway is this: The nation should not be forced to go six months without watching this man pitch.
Jerry Seinfeld stopped by the Mets broadcast booth to make fun of Keith Hernandez's mustache
Seinfeld: Do they mind that you're not using the [Just for Men] stuff, now? Because, clearly, you're not usin' it.
Hernandez: That's a point. They haven't called me yet, but they do watch.
Seinfeld: Well, I don't know how big the deal is, but judging from the way you're handling it, it's not that big a deal. I used to like their old slogan, "looks so natural, no one can tell." Ev-er-y-one can tell.
Andrew McCutchen threw a Reds home run ball into the Allegheny River
Verne Puttin On A Chinstrap, Woo Nelly!
Leonard Fournette: First SEC Player to Rush for 200 Yards in Three Straight Games
#LSURB Leonard Fournette just became 1st player in@SEChistory to rush for 200+ yards in 3 straight games. He's at 216 yards tonight.
Leonard Fournette's 631 rush yards this season is most through a team's first three games by a FBS player since 2000.
Despite having multiple games over 200 yards, Fournette still hasn’t broken the LSU single game rushing record set by Alley Broussard in 2004 against Ole Miss.
Florida’s CeCe Jefferson grabs fumble and Piesman candidacy with just one hand
Florida defensive lineman CeCe Jefferson is your latest Piesman Trophy candidate. Admire the 275 lb player's finesse as he assists in a tackle while being covered a lineman. Then he recovers the fumble and nearly reaches the end zone - all with one hand, no less!
He was unfortunately tackled on the one-yard line, but his lineman leaps granted him serious consideration for the inaugural Piesman trophy.
ESPN Cut to SportsCenter Hosts on iPads During Dabo Swinney's "Bring Your Own Guts" Speech
Dabo Swinney was in the middle of a very emotionally charged “BYOG,” or “Bring Your Own Guts” speech after beating Notre Dame by two points in the final minute when the ABC feed cut away to Sportscenter hosts looking at their iPads.
Kalen Ballage Dragged The UCLA Defense Into The End Zone
The UCLA Bruins wrapped up Arizona State Sun Devils running back Kalen Ballage. They didn’t bring him down. Ballage, with an assist from his offensive line, moved the pile 20-plus yards into the end zone.
How Did This Neymar Free Kick Not Go Into the Goal?
Neymar curled a free kick toward goal during today’s match against Sevilla. Then things got weird. The ball struck the post, then a diving goalie, then the post again before slowly rolling along the goal line. Truly one of the most entertaining non-goals you’ll see.
DeAndre Jordan Threw Kenneth Faried's Shoe Into Crowd
The NBA is back, baby. And players are already employing the ol’ throw-the-opponent’s-shoe-into-the-stands defense.
DeAndre Jordan renewed this proud tradition last night during the Los Angeles Clippers-Denver Nuggets game after Kenneth Faried’s lost his footwear. The refs, already in midseason form, let it slide.
Did Jordan opt to return to L.A. to be closer to television studios that produce prank-based shows? I can’t say for sure but I wouldn’t put it past him. Think of how jealous he must be of frontcourt mate Blake Griffin’s comedy connections.
Please Listen To Mike Francesa Shopping For Corks
MLB’s selling authenticated champagne bottles and corks from various teams’ locker-room celebrations, as they have in years past. On today’s show, Mike Francesa wanted to look into the going rate for Mets corks. Listeners were blessed to listen to Francesa traversing the online store for these corks, or “cawks,” as he said it with his thick, thick accent.
Miller sends one deep!
just because, it's Edgar Martinez
2015 season in one pic's
Well, #OMalley did try... Here's the sequence from that... #Mariners2015
Not content with being merely unhittable, Chris Sale busted out one heck of an eephus pitch
Jean Segura tries to make a throw to first base, finds a Dexter Fowler in his way
Reds pitcher Keyvius Sampson, thinks he has RBI single to right, Gregory Polanco's arm says otherwise
Korean Baseball Player Delivers Epic Bat Flip on Routine Fly Out to Left Field
Check out Kim Sa-yeon of KT Wiz admiring his fly ball to left field in Korean Baseball Organization action. Isn’t this fun? Isn’t it refreshing to see a baseball player not acting like a robot? Sure, it probably hurt the pitcher’s feelings when Sa-yeon flipped his bat up in the air, but if the pitcher doesn’t want his feelings hurt, he shouldn’t allow routine fly balls to left field.
Give credit to Sa-yeon for playing the game the way he wants to play it and not conforming to the old-school’s curmudgeonly ways.
I think we can all agree that Major League Baseball could use more of this, especially if it wants to attract young fans.
Matthew Stafford's Wife Shares Bittersweet Message About Support from Detroit Fans
Although many in this city have already turned their back on the Lions and Matthew, we will never stop supporting Detroit. No matter how many #9 jerseys people burn or how many negative things people say about these players they will continue to fight for a championship for this city. Thank you @outlinethesky for sending us some Detroit apparel to get us through the winter and thank you Palmer for your constant support. #Detroit #OnePride
'Friends' remade with hamsters. Could they BE any cuter?
Friends is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, but what does that even mean if no hamsters were involved? Nothing, so we fixed it.
See also: The many looks of each 'Friends' character over 10 seasons
The gang meets up to (kind of) throw back some lattes at Central Perk, but mostly just makes Gunther's life a nightmare and Jennifer Hamsterston makes a solid case for The Rachel 2.0.
Our talent — actors Joy, Piper and Bingo — comes courtesy of Westchester Rescued Hamster Haven, which finds loving homes for abandoned hamsters as part of Hop Along Hollow. You cannot adopt David Schwimmer.
10,000 to the postseason: Yankees celebrate milestone win with bear hugs, dancing
First, Dellin Betances finished things off on the field in vintage Dellin Betances fashion:
Fan perseveres while missing three foul balls at Yankee Stadium
This guy had a rough night on Tuesday. He had front row seats for a Yankees – Red Sox game in New York and the Red Sox won, 10-4. He had a pop foul go through his hands. Then a ground ball foul hit him in the chest. Then a ballboy tried to throw the poor guy a ball and it bounced up and hit him in the face. For his sake, I hope this wasn’t a first date. Usually you don’t have to pay so much for such public embarrassment.
@MoneyLynchStill hate talkin but I will let you know what's BUGGING me.
@drose Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls suffers orbital fracture, to undergo surgeryChicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during Tuesday's practice and will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team announced.
CHICAGO -- Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during Tuesday's practice and will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team announced.
A timetable for his return will not be known until after the surgery, the Bulls said. They will provide an update at that time.
The fracture to his eye socket is the latest in a long line of health issues for the 2010-11 MVP. He tore the ACL in his left knee in April 2012 and missed the 2012-13 season. He then tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in November 2013 and missed the rest of the 2013-14 season.
Rose also had a meniscectomy on his right knee in February and missed 31 regular-season games during the 2014-15 season (including for illness and rest). In total, Rose has played in just 100 regular-season games since the beginning of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season.
Seagulls Impatiently Await End of Giants - Dodgers Game So They Can Get to Work Eating Trash
Let's join the Dodgers as they celebrate their third NL West title in three years
Kershaw gave a rallying cry after the final out:
This is not quite right
The entire team got together as one, and then, well, you know what happens next:
A.J. Ellis attempted to do an interview:
The Nationals-Braves game quickly turned into dinner theater with some ghostly-looking fog
Brothers Chase and Travis d'Arnaud meet at the plate for the first time in their MLB careers
Chase:I'm going to hit a home run 800 miles. You won't even see it, it's gonna fly so far, so fast.
Travis:Oh yeah? How you going to do that when I'm going to side sweep your legs and bring you to the ground?
Chase:You think you're going to be able to do that, but I'm actually going to karate kick you and Dad will have no choice but to watch you fly backwards, through the fence. That's how strong my legs are.
D-backs fan watches game from stadium treadmill, realizes he's on the broadcast
Bieksa vs Clifford here's what led to the fight...Perry jostling with Clifford: