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Kolten Wong, A Good Big Brother, Says The Rays Are "A Bad Organization" For Overlooking His Younger Brother Kolten Wong, A Good Big Brother, Says The Rays Are "A Bad Organization" For Overlooking His Younger Brother

Kean Wong is a 23-year-old utility fielder in the Rays organization. He’s spent this summer playing in Triple-A Durham, where he’s batting .282 with a .750 OPS. Tuesday he and his Durham pals will play the Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate in the Triple-A Championship Game. While this will be terribly exciting for Annie…

This Is The Showboatingest Homer I've Ever Seen

We have an extremely good controversy out of Southern Ontario’s Intercounty Baseball League, where the Barrie Baycats took down the Kitchener Panthers last week in a six-game series for their fifth straight championship.

Minor-League Team Wins Championship On Walk-Off Balk, Goes Freaking Crazy Minor-League Team Wins Championship On Walk-Off Balk, Goes Freaking Crazy

The Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds are the Cubs’ Class A short-season affiliate, and this year they’ve earned the nickname the Bad News Ems by having the Northwest League’s worst overall record. But in the Northwest League, you can qualify for the postseason based on your second-half record, and the Emeralds just snuck into…

The Stadium Scam Goes Minor-League, And It Has An Unlikely Ally The Stadium Scam Goes Minor-League, And It Has An Unlikely Ally

When the state of Rhode Island offered up $38 million in June to the owners of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox toward a new stadium, it seemed likely to be the first step on the road to a replacement for the beloved-but-modern-kitchenless 76-year-old McCoy Stadium. Sure, the PawSox owners had balked at some elements of…

Minor League Baseball Team Wins On A Three-Run Walk-Off Uncaught Third Strike

Minor league baseball is nuts, man. The Burlington Bees had already bled two runs to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the bottom of the ninth of Friday’s Class-A game, but they still had two outs and two strikes against batter Nic Pierre with the bases loaded. The Timber Rattlers’ left fielder struck out—and his team…

Vlad Guerrero Jr. Is Healthy And Back To Mashing Taters In The Minors Vlad Guerrero Jr. Is Healthy And Back To Mashing Taters In The Minors

Good news for anyone deeply troubled by the mid-season injury of Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr: He’s back, he got called up to Triple-A at the end of July, and he’s still belting the ball in that same heroic way we’ve enjoyed all year.

Two Pirates Minor Leaguers Hit For The Cycle In The Same Game Two Pirates Minor Leaguers Hit For The Cycle In The Same Game

Here’s something improbable: two minor league teammates in the Pirates system hit for the cycle Tuesday night, in the same game. Kevin Newman got his in five at-bats, notching a single, a pair of doubles, a triple, and finally, in the eighth inning, a solo dong to left:

The Best Sports Of The Night Is These Dogs Licking Peanut Butter

This has been an especially draining news day, and the most prominent sporting event tonight is *shudders* the MLS All-Star Game, so the time has come to look at some dogs. Please, appreciate the innocence and enthusiasm of these good boys named Bentley and Charlie, who both like peanut butter very much, oh yes they…

Daniel Poncedeleon Will Make His Major League Debut 14 Months After A Horrifying Injury Daniel Poncedeleon Will Make His Major League Debut 14 Months After A Horrifying Injury

Cardinals pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon will be called up by St. Louis today and start tonight’s game against the Reds, making his big-league debut little more than a year after an injury suffered on the mound put his career—and maybe his life—in jeopardy. “Talk about a comeback story,” new Cards manager Mike Shildt said…

If When You Do What Is Right And Suffer For It You Patiently Endure It, This Finds Favor With God; Tim Tebow Lands On Disabled List If When You Do What Is Right And Suffer For It You Patiently Endure It, This Finds Favor With God; Tim Tebow Lands On Disabled List

Future Mets savior—and possible capital-S Savior—Tim Tebow landed on the disabled list Saturday after suffering a hand injury earlier in the week. Per a WBNG report:

Excellent Baseball Man Decorates Hat With Live Bird

Yesterday Jesus Cruz of the Peoria Chiefs was strolling to the dugout after a successful start when he was met—attacked?—by a small bird. Unflustered, Cruz made the most of the moment, by capturing the little fellow and turning him into a brief but bold fashion statement:

Magi Came From The East Upon Seeing Jesus’s Star; Tim Tebow Is An Eastern League All-Star Magi Came From The East Upon Seeing Jesus’s Star; Tim Tebow Is An Eastern League All-Star

Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow, a 30-year-old man who has admirably persisted in his dream of playing professional sports for a living, has earned himself a small token of success by being named to the Eastern League All-Star Game. Tebow has only batted .261 all season, but heated up enough in the month…

The Cotton Candy Hot Dog Will Kill Us All The Cotton Candy Hot Dog Will Kill Us All

If you haven’t eaten breakfast or lunch yet today, it may be exceedingly difficult to do so now. Over the weekend, the Erie Seawolves, the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, unveiled a special product for their Sugar Rush Night. It is the kind of special anti-treat that you will never be able to unsee but will…

Italian Heritage Group Manages To Get Offended By Minor League "Pizza Rats" Promotion Italian Heritage Group Manages To Get Offended By Minor League "Pizza Rats" Promotion

The Class-A Staten Island Yankees have one of the cleverest and most well-regarded promotions this season, as they occasionally rebrand themselves as the Staten Island Pizza Rats. It celebrates the 2015 viral video of a subway rat who likes pizza, and acknowledges a 2016 fan vote to change the team’s name. The name…

Oh No, Vlad Jr.'s Injury Timeline Is Expanding Oh No, Vlad Jr.'s Injury Timeline Is Expanding

The Blue Jays put gentle dinger machine Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on the 7-day disabled list last weekend after he tweaked a leg injury on a dipshit single on Saturday. It was a tough blow, but we are grownups, and we can survive seven days without our strong dong-mashing idol. It has now been seven days—where is Young…

All Routine Groundouts Should Look Like This

When you’ve reached the “playing for the Salt Lake Bees” point of your baseball career, it’s perfectly reasonable to have some fun with it. Eric Young Jr., erstwhile MLB speedster and veteran of 610 big league games over nine seasons, showed how this was done in a game on Sunday.

These Minor League Baseball Team Name Nominees Sound Like Bathroom Euphemisms These Minor League Baseball Team Name Nominees Sound Like Bathroom Euphemisms

A minor league baseball team in Amarillo, Texas is selecting a new name among five candidates. Local news outlet Myhighplains.com noted that the choices “all sound like the makings of a popular country song.” Yes, but only if that song were about doing a doo-doo, because that’s what these options call to mind. These…

Oh Nothing, Just Another Mighty Walk-Off Dinger From Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats entered the bottom of the seventh* inning Sunday down 5-3 to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The very brink of a loss! Whatever would they do? Whosoever could save them from these dire circumstances?

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