Mike Oz

  • Adult swipes souvenir ball from young kid during Red Sox-Yankees game (Video)

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew1 hr ago

    Dude, no. No, no, no, no.

    We can debate very many things in baseball — whether Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame, if WAR is a worthwhile stat, whether pine tar should be against the rules for pitchers — but here is one thing that we all should agree on: If a player at a baseball game tosses a ball to a kid, no adult should take it.

    Never. Ever. Ever, ever, ever, ever.

    Obviously the adult fan above at Thursday's Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game at Fenway Park didn't get that memo. Because when Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox tossed a ball to a young kid in the third inning, the "grown up" swooped in and snatched it. Booooooo!

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    Thu, Apr 24
    4:10 PM PDT
    NY Yankees at Boston
    Preview Game
  • The Cubs celebrated Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a 400-pound cake

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew1 day ago

    The Chicago Cubs are having one heck of a birthday party Wednesday, celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field. They enlisted character actors dressed like it's 1914, dressed both teams in throwback uniforms and handed out free cupcakes and replica jerseys to fans.

    But as everybody knows, it's not a birthday party if there's not a birthday cake. The Cubs got a pretty memorable one. The team hired celebrity baker Buddy Valastro, best known from the "Cake Boss" reality show, and his team at Carlo's Bakery in New Jersey to make a 400-pound cake that resembled Wrigley. 

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