Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.
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From "The Bird" to "The Hammer" and the original Baby Bomber, we tell the stories of stars who burned bright but flamed out, having a brief time in the spotlight.
For Red Sox minor leaguer Jhonny Pereda, who herds cattle in the offseason to pay his bills, this is no novelty. It's scary.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm.
Although Brady's Bucs won't face the Patriots in 2020, there has been enough acrimony in other sports to support a rivalry.
Kyle Peterson joins Buster to discuss the major changes to the MLB Draft including the hard decisions college baseball players and coaches have to make in this time of uncertainty, the $20,000 cap on signing bonuses for undrafted players, teams that might look to save money by dumping players and what Kyle would do to help increase interest in baseball (1:40). Later, Sarah Langs hops on to talk about which players might've never made the big leagues under the new draft format and how players on short-term deals are likely to be hurt the most by teams looking to cut payroll (28:20).
From 20-strikeout outings to unforgettable no-nos, we look at the best gem ever thrown by each franchise and try to predict who could top it.
Aaron Boone talks to Buster about his playing days with the Yankees, playing along Derek Jeter, dropping into the middle of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, his walk-off home run against the Boston in game 7 of the 2003 ALCS and if he thinks he'd have the job managing the Yankees if he didn't hit that home run (2:03).
Watch four great pitching performances on ESPN's "Strikeout Saturday," featuring Max Scherzer, Kerry Wood and more.
Eric and Tristan discuss the impact of pitching velocity on health, preview the Yankees and debate Tatis vs Devers long-term.
Unfortunately there is no action on the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.
Shane Victorino joins Buster to talk about how scouts spotted him in Hawaii, learning to switch-hit when he was 20, why Chase Utley was the toughest guy he ever played with, how Charlie Manuel hides behind his West Virginia accent and his grand slam off CC Sabathia in the 2008 NLDS. Later, Hembo hops on to discuss Noah Syndergaard's injury and to debrief on the Victorino interview as a Phillies fan (31:26).
A Boston Red Sox minor league player has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Tuesday.
Game 7 masterpieces, wild comebacks, walk-off moments and cruel twists, our folks have seen it all and are here to tell their favorite tales.
In the first of a weeklong series focusing on a different baseball theme each day, we asked our MLB reporters for their best long-ball story. Here's what they chose.
Dave Roberts stole second base in game four of the 2004 ALCS, sparking an 0-3 comeback by the Red Sox. Buster talks to Roberts about being traded to Boston midseason, the stolen base that turned the series around, why David Ortiz was so clutch and what Derek Jeter told him about the play years later (2:11). Plus, Sarah Langs on the biggest stolen bases in baseball history and Buster reads a text from Theo Epstein about the trade for Roberts (39:38).
Eric and Tristan talk about their Tout War drafts and discuss roster construction to make you a better manager!
Wander Franco is just the tip of the iceberg for the Rays' system, but other organizations have their share of high-end prospects too. How does your team rank?