Kyle Ringo

  • Chase Utley expects hostile Mets fans still upset with playoff slide

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 22 hrs ago

    [Elsewhere: Bryce Harper crushes giant home run to third deck at Nats park]

    The slide that injured Tejada (now with St. Louis), along with others of a similar nature that resulted in injuries, led MLB to adopt what is sometimes referred to as the Chase Utley rule during the offseason. The rule limits how base runners can slide into second base. It prohibits players from going out of their way to try to affect a throw by a second baseman or shortstop in an effort to thwart a double play, but it did not make making contact with fielders while sliding into second illegal. 

    Utley always has said he never intended to injure Tejada, but that didn't stop MLB from suspending him for two games. Utley appealed the suspension, which was lifted in the offseason after the rule was changed.

    [Elsewhere: Braves fan channels Ric Flair after snagging foul ball]

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  • Five things you need to know about Dodgers phenom Julio Urias

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 1 day ago

     

    Los Angeles Dodgers 19-year-old phenom Julio Urias is scheduled to make his long-awaited major league debut in the first game of a three-game set with the New York Mets. Major league scouts have been talking about this day for years, since the uncommonly gifted left-hander was first discovered in 2012 when he was 15.

    The Dodgers signed him for $450,000 and have been cautious in bringing him along through the minor leagues. With a fastball regularly reaching into the upper 90s, some believed he could have pitched in the big leagues two years ago as a 17-year-old. He finally gets the chance to show his stuff to the world tonight and you can see it for free right here because it is the Yahoo Sports' Free Game of the Day! You can stream Urias’ debut at Yahoo's Sports Home, MLB index and video home.

    [Elsewhere: Bryce Harper crushes giant home run to third deck at Nats park]

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  • Pirates' broadcaster details mid-game argument with Tony LaRussa

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 1 day ago

     

    Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa hasn’t managed a baseball game in more than four seasons, but he’s still willing to go to extraordinary lengths to defend his record in the job. La Russa entered the broadcast booth of the Pittsburgh Pirates television crew Tuesday during a game at PNC Park after hearing broadcaster Greg Brown characterize him as being a manager who always believed in retaliating for players being hit with pitches. The topic was discussed during the broadcast because Pittsburgh pitcher Arquimedes Caminero had hit Arizona players Nick Ahmed and Jean Segura with pitches earlier in the game.

    [Elsewhere: Is Wade Boggs throwing shade at Red Sox with Yankees ring?]

    [Elsewhere: Derek Jeter wants to own a team and help baseball grow]

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  • MLB taking artifacts on the road for new Hall of Fame tour

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 1 day ago

    Major League Baseball used two iconic symbols of America’s pastime Thursday to introduce an unprecedented effort with the National Baseball Hall of Fame to share the game’s rich history with its fans. Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully narrated a video reading lines from “Field of Dreams” and commissioner Rob Manfred visited the house where much of the movie was made to announce a multiyear effort to bring Hall of Fame artifacts to hundreds of cities around the country. Not everyone can travel to Cooperstown, N.Y., to visit the complete museum and see all of its offerings, but baseball fanatics at least will be able to experience some of its history and artifacts, which are leaving the museum for the first time in the "We Are Baseball" tour. It's the first time MLB has organized such a tour.

    Commissioner Rob Manfred chats with Betty Boeckenstedt, born/raised in Field of Dreams house. Family 1st owners. pic.twitter.com/XDcZIOqKnn

    MLB Network's Greg Amsinger, Commish Rob Manfred, HOFer John Smoltz in front of FOD house in Dyersville, Iowa. pic.twitter.com/t5RtOMRhhN

  • Rangers won't get Josh Hamilton back this season because of knee

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 4 days ago

    Just when the Texas Rangers are about to welcome back pitcher Yu Darvish, the club learned Monday it won’t have the services of outfielder Josh Hamilton for the rest of the 2016 season. Hamilton has been on the disabled list since the start of the season with a knee injury and has decided to undergo knee surgery on June 8 and miss the rest of the season. That’s a blow to the Rangers but not necessarily from a financial perspective. Hamilton is making more than $28 million this season, according to widely reported contract terms, but the majority of that salary is being paid by the Los Angeles Angels.

    [Elsewhere: This kid's home-run celebration will make baseball purists cringe]

    [Elsewhere: Padres take action after gay men's chorus controversy]

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  • Gold medal gymnast throws out first pitch with unique style

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 4 days ago

    The ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game is one of the sport’s great traditions, but as Forrest Gump might say, you never know what you’re going to get. Yes, we’re looking at you, 50 Cent.

    [Elsewhere: This kid's home-run celebration will make baseball purists cringe]

    Yang Qianmei, a gold-medal winning gymnast, had the honor before a game between the Chinatrust Brothers and the Lamigo Monkeys in the CPBL, the Taiwanese professional league, and it was unlike any first pitch we’ve seen. Qianmei performed a routine prior to the actual first pitch, dancing with hoops and ribbons with beauty and grace. When the ball was handed to her, she had quite a windup before firing what appeared to be a strike. (If you want to skip the perfromance and just see the pitch, skip ahead to the 2:50 mark in the video).

    [Elsewhere: Padres take action after gay men's chorus controversy]

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  • Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong hit in head with pitch, umpire hurt later

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 4 days ago

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    A starting pitcher and the home-plate umpire suffered unusual injuries early Monday afternoon when the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates played a make-up game following a rain out Sunday. Pirates’ starter Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the head with a pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles in the second inning. Vogelsong fell to the ground and was attended to by team medical personnel before being carted off the field while holding a towel to his head. It wasn't clear if he was hit directly in the face with the pitch or if the ball first hit his batting helmet.

    #Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is hit in the face by a pitch during the 2nd inning against the Rockies today. pic.twitter.com/E7bIvx5huw

    [Elsewhere: This kid's home-run celebration will make baseball purists cringe]

    Later Monday night, Vogelsong's wife Nicole tweeted an update about his condition, saying he was stable and would be OK. 

  • Red Sox fan risks injury going for piece of David Ortiz's final season

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 5 days ago

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    One Boston Red Sox fan showed Sunday how some are willing to put in a little extra effort and risk some bumps and bruises or worse to get a piece of memorabilia from retiring slugger David Ortiz. Boston’s beloved designated hitter had another big game in front of the home crowd at Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2. Ortiz went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and a walk. One of those hits was a ground-rule double that bounced into the seats in right-center field in the second inning.

    [Elsewhere: George Springer decided to play some football dressed as a T-Rex]

    A man wearing a Boston sweatshirt moved to his left and leaped into the air trying to snag the ball with an outstretched hand only to miss and land on his hands and knees on the concrete colliding with a seat.

    [Elsewhere: How Colby Lewis used his head and glove to get two crazy outs]

  • Padres under fire after humiliating gay men's chorus during anthem

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 5 days ago

    ORIGINAL POST: It should have been a fun night at the ballpark Saturday in San Diego for anyone not rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it became an evening filled with confusion and hurt feelings for some before the game even started. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was invited to sing the National Anthem at the “Out at the Park” event at Petco Park and 100 volunteer members were on hand to participate. But when the moment arrived, the chorus was forced to stand on the field and listen to a recording of a woman singing the anthem instead, and the Padres never took any action to correct what the organization said was a mistake, such as allowing the chorus to perform after the recorded anthem ended.

    [Elsewhere: George Springer decided to play some football dressed as a T-Rex]

    Making matters worse, members of the chorus reported being booed and heckled as they were ushered off the field following the recorded anthem, including at least one taunt of "You sing like a girl."

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  • Matt Shoemaker made a kick save in addition to his 12 strikeouts

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 6 days ago

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    Los Angeles Angels starter Matt Shoemaker had an impressive outing Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to Baltimore.

    [Elsewhere: George Springer decided to play some football dressed as a T-Rex]

    Shoemaker struck out 12 Orioles and gave up only three hits over 71/3 innings, but got stuck with a no decision thanks to a lack of run support. Maybe the best moment, or at least the most unusual, came in the top of the third inning when Baltimore’s Ryan Flaherty hit a ball back up the middle that Shoemaker stopped with a kick save. Shoemaker was obviously just trying to knock the ball down, but he inadvertently sent it back near catcher Jett Bandy, who picked it up and fired to first base to get the 1-2-3 putout to end the inning.You don't see that every day.

    [Elsewhere: How Colby Lewis used his head and glove to get two crazy outs]

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