Mike Oz

  • Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus figure out their boundaries, finally (Video)

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew19 hrs ago

    There isn't a more amusing left-side-of-the-infield duo in baseball than Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers, who can often be found behaving like quarreling brothers when pop ups are hit in their direction.

    One will mimic the other. They'll get in each others' way. Or they'll push each other around after a catch. Andrus is the younger pest and Beltre is the older eye-roller. The play these roles to a tee, and they were at it again Monday night in the Rangers' 2-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. Only there was one new bit in their routine.

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  • Bryce Harper used one of Yasiel Puig's bats last week and now we know why

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew1 day ago

    Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was caught by TV cameras and broadcasters using one of Yasiel Puig's "YP-66" bats last week. If you let your mind wander, you can come up with all kinds of weird reasons that might have happened. But just stop there.

    We've learned the reason, thanks to Nats beat writer Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post, and it's not really as weird as you might dream up. Harper collects bats from other players and "experiments" with them.

    According to Kilgore's story, Harper has used bats over the years belonging to Chase Utley, Yoenis Cespedes, Robinson Cano, Troy Tulowitzki, David Wright, Buster Posey, Todd Helton and Miguel Cabrera, among others.

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    Wed, Aug 27
    4:05 PM PDT
    Washington at Philadelphia
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