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  • Archie Bradley bonds with Phoenix teen hit by line drive on same day

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew9 hrs ago

    Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Archie Bradley and 14-year-old Nicholas Shumaker from Moon Valley High School in Phoenix, Ariz., have something in common that no two baseball players wish to share.

    On April 28, both were pitching for their respective teams when disaster struck in the form of vicious line-drive comebackers, which left both of their short-term futures in baseball in question.

    However, little did they know that in those moments of anguish and uncertainty, the foundation was laid for a new relationship and a special bond. A bond that sustained them through the early part of their recoveries, and may only grow as they continue with their respective comebacks.

    Looking back at that potentially life-altering night, Bradley was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez, which according to statistical data was traveling 115 mph off the bat.

    Only 12 balls this year have been clocked at 115 mph or faster off the bat. The 12th hit Archie Bradley in the face today. Amazing he's OK.

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  • Look: Topps is making a series of Will Ferrell collectable baseball cards

    Chris Cwik at Big League Stew11 hrs ago

    Will Ferrell stole the hearts of baseball-watchers this spring by playing 10 positions during a single day. Now, his athletic feats will be preserved for all eternity.

    Topps Company has announced that it will release a line of Will Ferrell collectable baseball cards this summer.

    You asked for it. We got it! Will Ferrell autograph cards coming to 2015 Archives Baseball

    The card company will release 10 different Ferrell cards, some of which will be autographed, in their 2015 Topps Archives collection. The cards will be available for purchase June 10. 

    The cards will depict Ferrell with each of the 10 teams he played for in March. While his Chicago White Sox card shows him getting out of his helicopter, his San Diego Padres picture shows him roaming the outfield.

    WOW! Will Ferrell autograph cards coming to 2015 Topps Archives Baseball. This is actually happening!

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