Big League Stew

  • Fan proposes marriage at Fenway during surreal Shane Victorino at-bat

    David Brown at Big League Stew37 mins ago

    The ballpark marriage proposal has been done and done again, but one that happened at Fenway Park in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night included a surreal twist.

    Without apparently notifying the Boston Red Sox, without any acknowledgement by either TV broadcast and while a ballgame continued without seeming to notice what was going on in the front row behind home plate, a man dropped to one knee and proposed to his girlfriend during Shane Victorino's final at-bat.

    A few members of the crowd in the rows behind the couple hooted and hollered, as the man offered and the woman accepted, but neither the hometown NESN or visiting YES TV crews mentioned what had to be obvious to anybody who was paying attention at home. The Busted Coverage blog, for example.

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    Fri, Apr 25
    4:07 PM PDT
    Boston at Toronto
    Preview Game
  • Adult swipes souvenir ball from young kid during Red Sox-Yankees game (Video)

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew15 hrs 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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