Yankees’ Aaron Hicks Unloads Record-Breaking 105 MPH Throw for Run-Saving Out



Sports, although inherently competitive, are occasionally sprinkled with no-win scenarios.Trying to outrun the fastest outfield throw ever recorded in baseball is one of them.The Oakland Athletics' Danny Valencia probably could have never imagined that, following a Yonder Alonso fly to left field, he'd be pursued in his sprint from third base to home by a 105.5 mph ball.But reality became…

HBO’s John Oliver Rips Yankees Brass for Stadium’s ‘Elitist’ Ticket Policy



Come Tuesday, April 5, New York fans won't be gaining entry to Yankee Stadium's Opening Day with print-at-home tickets. Some fans, however, will get to see the Yankees face the Houston Astros from behind home plate on the dime of Last Week Tonight's John Oliver—under one condition.The comedian is offering a total of six "legends club" tickets to the three Yankees home…

HBO’s John Oliver Rips Yankees Brass for Stadium’s ‘Elitist’ Ticket Policy



Come Tuesday, April 5, New York fans won't be gaining entry to Yankee Stadium's Opening Day with print-at-home tickets. Some fans, however, will get to see the Yankees face the Houston Astros from behind home plate on the dime of Last Week Tonight's John Oliver—under one condition.The comedian is offering a total of six "legends club" tickets to the three Yankees home…

Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello Refuses to Do 8-Pound Mac & Cheese Challenge for $15K



There are some things money just can't buy—including, but not limited to, love, happiness and Chris Colabello's digestive health.The latter was nearly put on the line when teammate Jose Bautista and his other Blue Jays brethren wagered $15,000 on the outfielder's ability to consume an entire eight-pound dish of lobster macaroni and cheese.The terms were simple: chow down, cash out. Set to…

Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Dating Google Co-Founder’s Ex-Wife, Anne Wojcicki



Stop us if you've heard this one before: Alex Rodriguez has a new lady in his life.Typical? Perhaps.What isn't, however, is the woman in question.According to Emily Smith of Page Six, the New York Yankees superstar is currently dating Anne Wojcicki, a Yale graduate and co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, a genetic research firm. She's also the ex-wife of Google co-founder…

Cuban-Born Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Reunited with His Family After 3 Years



"Since I left, I haven't heard that joy that Cuban people have," said Dayron Varona, the Tampa Bay Rays' only Cuban-born player, when speaking to USA Today's Jorge L. Ortiz in his native Spanish tongue.On Sunday evening, when the Rays touched down in Havana for an exhibition game against the Cuban national team, Varona was undoubtedly experiencing a lot of that joy.For the…

Cuban-Born Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Reunited with His Family After 3 Years



"Since I left, I haven't heard that joy that Cuban people have," said Dayron Varona, the Tampa Bay Rays' only Cuban-born player, when speaking to USA Today's Jorge L. Ortiz in his native Spanish tongue.On Sunday evening, when the Rays touched down in Havana for an exhibition game against the Cuban national team, Varona was undoubtedly experiencing a lot of that joy.For the…

Cubs Slugger Kris Bryant Goes Undercover to Prank College Baseball Team



The Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant sharpened his already-electrifying batting skills in spring training with Arizona's Mesa Community College baseball team.The team, however, wasn't aware.In a prank made possible by Red Bull, the 2015 Rookie of the Year was introduced by Mesa head coach Tony Cirelli as Roy Nabryt, a European "donkey" with "crazy power" who could assist the team in its pursuit of…

Cubs Slugger Kris Bryant Goes Undercover to Prank College Baseball Team



The Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant sharpened his already-electrifying batting skills in spring training with Arizona's Mesa Community College baseball team.The team, however, wasn't aware.In a prank made possible by Red Bull, the 2015 Rookie of the Year was introduced by Mesa head coach Tony Cirelli as Roy Nabryt, a European "donkey" with "crazy power" who could assist the team in its pursuit of…

Baltimore Orioles Eliminate Pie-Smashing Celebrations for Safety Reasons



Super Bowl winners dump gallons of Gatorade over their coach's head. The NBA Finals conclude with stormy champagne showers. NHL champions sip (or guzzle) from Lord Stanley's Cup. In short, sports celebrations are inexplicably intertwined with the decidedly messy utilization of food and beverage.One MLB team, however, will part with a similar time-honored tradition. The Baltimore Orioles put an end to their…

Yankees Emphasize Russell Wilson over Cam Newton Qualities in Media Training



All New York Yankees can check their attitudes at the door—along with any other excessive outward emotions or opinions.Following the trend of encouraging progressively more prescribed athlete reactions, the renowned baseball organization aimed to instill within its players the makings of a proper postgame interview.Their subjects of study? Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Cam Newton.According to ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand,…

Upset Cardinals Fan Torches Jason Heyward Jersey After He Signs with Cubs



Understatement: St. Louis Cardinals fans have not taken the news well that Jason Heyward has left for Chicago.After the report that the outfielder signed an eight-year, $184 million deal with the Cubs, some fans took a page out of Cleveland's book and opted to give J-Hey a warm, crackling farewell a la LeBron James—burning his jersey, of course.Considering the Cardinals lost…

Upset Cardinals Fan Torches Jason Heyward Jersey After He Signs with Cubs



Understatement: St. Louis Cardinals fans have not taken the news well that Jason Heyward has left for Chicago.After the report that the outfielder signed an eight-year, $184 million deal with the Cubs, some fans took a page out of Cleveland's book and opted to give J-Hey a warm, crackling farewell a la LeBron James—burning his jersey, of course.Considering the Cardinals lost…